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3 countries that are bailing on climate action

James West/Climate Desk When Japan dramatically slashed its plans last week for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, from 25 percent to 3.8 percent compared with 2005 figures, the international reaction was swift and damning. Britain called it “deeply disappointing.” China’s climate negotiator, Su Wei, said, “I have no way of describing my dismay.” The Alliance of Small Island […]

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Climate Desk: How dirty is the cloud?

You’ve heard about the Foxconn factory in China where your iPad is assembled. But have you ever considered the energy required to store your emails, photos and videos in the cloud? As worldwide demand for data storage skyrockets, so do the power needs of the servers where our digital archives live. While some companies (like […]