If cloud data storage were a country it would rank fifth for electricity usage. Greenpeace is prodding companies like Apple and Facebook to get their energy from renewable sources instead of coal and nuclear.
The Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded annually to grassroots activists across the globe. This year’s North American recipient works to keep Arctic waters safe for her native Inupiat community and the ecosystem that sustains them.
South Africa’s gold mining industry is at the center of the biggest class action lawsuit in Africa’s history. Miners allege companies’ negligence resulted in thousands of cases of the deadly lung disease, silicosis.
There are as many as 60 uncontacted tribes living in the Amazon rainforest. National Geographic writer, Scott Wallace, spent three months trekking through the forest to look for signs of native people living there.
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