[credit provider=”Facebook”] Big Internet companies like Facebook and Google are being accused of running data centres that pollute the planet by James Glanz in the New York Times. He bases the accusation on data from a McKinsey & Company survey, interviews with several experts and analysis of thousands of government […]
[credit provider=”YouTube/pugetsys ” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtufuXLvOok”] You know how hot your laptop can get when you use it for hours? Imagine how hot servers—the high-powered computers that run websites and apps—must get.Now imagine a whole building full of servers running at full tilt—and grab some ice water.
Namon Nassef’s Zero Liquid Discharge system uses engine heat to convert wastewater into water vapor. It’s an invention seven years and several hundred thousands dollars in the making that could revolutionise how we dispose of sewage on buses, cruise ships, trains and aeroplanes.
Photo courtesy of Namon Nassef
[credit provider=”US Navy/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/5915769185/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] When you don’t have a bottom line, rather a mish-mash of objectives, massive inefficiencies can be tolerated. Here’s a bit on our new green navy:The USNS Henry J. Kaiser carried nearly 900,000 gallons of biofuel blended with petroleum to power the cruisers, destroyers and fighter jets […]
Cutting back on plastic bag use is the least–quite literally–that can be done to protect the environment. However, when its multiplied by billions of people, it becomes pretty significant.
Businesses leaders met in Denmark on Sunday to try to unite behind a call for long-term climate policies on oil, power and technology ahead of a U.N. conference in December that aims to replace the Kyoto Protocol.
I have dished out a healthy share of criticism about the paths we are taking into the energy future, so perhaps it’s time I offered some paths of my own. I will outline them as simply as possible, since the data and thinking behind them could fill a book.
Green tech is nothing new, it just happens to be in better shape than ever before. The Guardian put together a very cool slideshow of green technology through the ages. Here’s a few excerpts, though, we highly recommend clicking through for the full gallery. Or click on any image to […]
Britain is mandating all new homes built after 2016 produce zero carbon emissions. It’s an essential element of the nation’s plan to cut carbon emissions by 80% for 2050, the New York Times reports.
NEW YORK (AP) — How much would you pay for an amazing, state-of-the-art light bulb? Shoppers will be asking themselves that very question at Home Depot and other outlets starting Sunday — Earth Day — when the bulb that won a $10 million government contest goes on sale.
Whenever I start my Toyota Prius, I note one number above all else. It’s not the time, not the odometer, not even the gas left in the tank. My eyes go straight to the car’s average miles per gallon since last fill-up.
[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Venture Capital in the Rockies is holding its 29th annual conference right now.Dozens of young startups will mingle with VCs to nail down their funding.
One of the most anticipated parts of owning a new car is the much ballyhooed “new car smell.” If you have purchased some new cars recently, you may have noticed that the scent of a brand new interior has been going away.
[credit provider=”Courtesy Tesla Motors”] Late last night on the East Coast, Tesla held a web event to introduce the world to its first entry into the heavily crowded crossover segment.We showed you the teaser yesterday, and now we have to see if the fruit was worth the wait.
A newcomer has rolled onto the 2012 Greenest List, a ranking of new-model-year autos based on their fuel economy and tailpipe emissions as well as the environmental impacts from their manufacture and the techniques used to produce their fuel.
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