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In search of a greener cloud: Google vs. Microsoft

Feature story | 10 October, 2012 at 20:38

Microsoft wants the world to think it has its groove back – that it’s moved beyond the ignominy of the Mac vs. PC Apple ads, Windows 95 and Clippy, the helpful mascot everyone loved so much. Microsoft is looking to the cloud to change its...

What's REDD gotta do with it ?

Feature story | 24 September, 2012 at 16:14

The "Governors' Climate and Forest task force" (GCF) - initiated by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger - is meeting in Chiapas State, Mexico to discuss the future of forests.

Arctic melting: the science behind the ice

Feature story | 20 September, 2012 at 11:34

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) ended the wait on Wednesday, announcing what many already had expected: that the Arctic sea ice extent had not only hit a record low, it had dramatically receded to levels not previously anticipated.

Thirsty coal poses risk to India's farmers

Feature story | 7 August, 2012 at 12:00

Farmers in India's Vidarbha region are struggling with drought and limited access to irrigation while plans by India's government to build 71 new coal-fired power plants will place an extra strain on water resources.

The emerging power of Japan’s ‘Hydrangea’ revolution

Feature story | 6 July, 2012 at 8:34

Like the flower it has been named after, a budding civil movement is emerging and taking root in Japan to protest against the government’s decision to restart the Ohi nuclear plant.

Motley Crew Arctic Tour 2012

Feature story | 28 June, 2012 at 17:39

You don’t have to be from Russia or Norway to have a stake in what happens to the Arctic – we’re all affected. That is why on June 29th we set sail on the Arctic Sunrise with a truly international crew to demand a truly international response to...

Good Oil - A Solution Story

Feature story | 13 June, 2012 at 14:00

Oil palm plantations have expanded rapidly over the past two decades in Indonesia, clearing large swathes of natural forest and critical peatland areas. Promises of economic development and jobs to local communities have not come true for many.

The hidden reality in Dilma's Forest Code 'veto'

Feature story | 1 June, 2012 at 10:20

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff tried to create the illusion last week that she was vetoing the very worst parts of Brazil's new Forest Code to protect the Amazon rainforest. The reality, however, is entirely different.

President Dilma - Veto This Forest Code Hatchet Job

Feature story | 26 April, 2012 at 13:49

Following years of intense pressure from the agribusiness sector, Brazil's parliament yesterday afternoon approved sweeping reforms to the country's forest protection law that spell destruction for the Amazon rainforest.

Dirty Laundry Reloaded into your washing-machine

Feature story | 20 March, 2012 at 16:10

Global fashion brands are turning us into unwitting polluters. This is what we discovered in our latest research conducted on clothing and sportswear produced by big companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Ralph Lauren and G-Star.

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