Although I typically cover Microsoft from a software and cloud services perspective at eWEEK, the tech titan’s environmental initiatives also deserve some attention. Recently, Claudia Rössler, director of Industry Solutions, Strategic Business Development, Chemical and Agriculture, at Microsoft, posted five “big ideas” for a more environmentally conscious world using technology. Her thoughts on how AI […]
Enjoy this tweet and accompanying video of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos smashing a bottle atop a new wind turbine with some sweeping (drone?) footage.
Trump may have withdrawn the U.S. from the Paris Accord, but many technology giants, along with some American cities and states, aren’t following suit. Here’s a selection of encouraging tweets: Disappointed with today’s decision. Google will keep working hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all. — Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) June 1, 2017 We believe climate […]
WalletHub has compiled a ranking of the greenest states and residents of Vermont will be glad to learn that they are number one, followed by Massachusetts and Oregon. The personal finance site looked at factors like LEED-certified buildings per capita and carbon dioxide emissions to compile its rankings. WalletHub analysts also uncovered some interesting statistics, […]
The U.S. National Park Service turned 100 today! Commemorating the day President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that established the preservation-focused bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Smithsonian Channel this Sunday night (Aug 28) will air America’s National Parks at 100, an hour-long special looking at the Service’s fascinating and pioneering past. Here’s […]
Big, indeed. The world’s economic superpowers have essentially agreed that we can’t keep dumping carbon into the atmosphere. On Nov. 12, the White House and the Chinese government had a nice surprise for people that like to breathe pollution-free air and dream of one day owning oceanfront property, minus the risk of losing it to rising sea […]
Fusion brings us this excellent, if saddening look at the effects of over-fishing in the Sea of Cortez. The area, which rests between the Baja California Peninsula and the Mexican mainland, also known as the Gulf of California (see the map below), was once hailed for its biodiversity and the sheer amount of fish and wildlife under […]