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Online search and advertising giant Google is making a $94 million investment in four solar energy farms near Sacramento in California in partnership with investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts &a

Hundreds of thousands of people in darkness, hospitals in chaos, a banking system under siege – a cyberattack on the US electricity grid could have catastrophic consequences.

Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) including internet, mobile based communications are increasingly becoming pervasive and integral to day‐t‐day functioning of our lives‐ whether personal or official.

Information technology companies are becoming reluctant to build big data centres in the UK because of uncertainties and additional costs created by the government’s carbon reduction commitments.

In a stratagem that would make Sun Tzu proud, the government first velvet-gloved an iron fist and then clamped down hard on digital freedom and enterprise.

Google Inc will finance $280 million of residential solar power systems through a deal with startup SolarCity that is the Internet search giant's largest single clean energy investment to date.

The fund will enable thousands of homeowners who do not want to make a large upfront investment in a solar system to have solar panels installed on their roofs as part of SolarCity's leasing program, the

Calls in Canada for trials of a contentious treatment for multiple sclerosis illustrate how social media can affect research priorities, say Roger Chafe and his colleagues.

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This first ever report on the energy choices made by IT companies like Akamai, Amazon.com , Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo highlights the need for greater transparency from global IT brands on the energy and carbon footprint of their Internet infrastructure.

This report analyzes how the humanitarian community and the emerging volunteer and technical communities worked together in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and recommends ways to improve coordination between these two groups in future emergencies. 

Governments and corporations are eager to control the Net. Surveillance of netizens is commonplace whether in democracies or in totalitarian regimes. What does the loss of Internet freedom mean? Down To Earth finds out.

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