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400 ppm of CO2 was just another line in the sand, and we’re not stopping there

400 ppm of CO2 was just another line in the sand, and we’re not stopping there ) But this year, the entire planet has hovered above 400 ppm of CO2 with no indication that we’ll for some reason experience a precipitous drop.No, there’s no huge tipping point where 399 ppm would have been A-OK but now 400 is climate apocalypse.

Microsoft: Data and data centers to drive fourth industrial revolution

Microsoft: Data and data centers to drive fourth industrial revolution ” Those are the compelling words delivered by Microsoft’s chief environmental and cities strategist Rob Bernard, speaking at VERGE 16 earlier this month.“The world is experiencing the very real effects of climate change, including extreme weather, droughts, air quality problems and the warming of our oceans,” Bernard says.

Climate change and sustainability top of the agenda for smart city objectives

Climate change and sustainability top of the agenda for smart city objectives ​Climate change, resilience and sustainability will make up half of all smart city objectives by 2020, according to the latest research from Gartner.39 billion units in 2020, representing 20% of all smart city connected things in use.

Emma Watson just found a new, Earth-friendly way to be fabulous

Emma Watson just found a new, Earth-friendly way to be fabulous Emma Watson has slayed basically ever since we first met her.Now she is proving her role-model worthiness once again by completing the Beauty and the Beast press tour clad in completely sustainable outfits, as documented by the new Instagram account The Press Tour.

Is Apple opening the actual best office in the world?

Is Apple opening the actual best office in the world? To honour his memory the theatre at Apple Park will be named the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple says.The Steve Jobs Theater is situated atop a hill — one of the highest points within Apple Park — overlooking meadows and the main building.

Waste not, want not: how one app is pioneering a solution to food wastage in the UK

Waste not, want not: how one app is pioneering a solution to food wastage in the UK Did you know that the restaurant industry throws away 600,000 tonnes of food in the UK every year?The rate at which perfectly edible food is shipped off to landfill sites causes untold harm to our environment, but as with most things nowadays — there’s an app that’s using tech innovation to change the food waste situation.

One brewery's latest beer took the trip from the toilet to the tap

One brewery's latest beer took the trip from the toilet to the tap If you can get past the idea of "toilet beer" — think of it like bathtub gin!Southern California beer makers Stone Brewing unveiled their first beer made exclusively from wastewater this month and, based on the feedback they got, it's another winner for the well-decorated brewery.

This startup is turning waste plastic into the very roads we use every day

This startup is turning waste plastic into the very roads we use every day It’s a problem that Scottish startup MacRebur is taking on one mile at a time.Both potholes and waste plastic are potentially hazardous - uneven road surfaces increase the likelihood of road accidents, whereas plastic lying dormant in landfill sites is harmful to our environment.