Google’s Massive Data Centres in US Spark Worry Over Scarce Western Water

Now a critical part of modern computing, data centres help people stream movies on Netflix, conduct transactions on PayPal, post updates on Facebook, store trillions of photos and more. But a single facility can also churn through millions of gallons of water per day to keep hot-running equipment cool. Google wants to build at least … Read more

Google, IBM, Other Tech Giants Underreport Carbon Footprint, Says Study

Large technology companies such as SAP, IBM, and Google are underreporting their greenhouse gas emissions at a time of heightened scrutiny over the role of corporations in driving climate change, a study released Friday claimed. Research published in the journal Nature Communications found inconsistencies in the way companies declare their carbon footprint, a measure that … Read more