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AI-Powered Smart Sockets Take Aim at Energy-Inefficient Office Space

Commercial buildings have high energy demands, but also long periods of inactivity. New smart sockets can automatically manage power to boost energy savings.

The Global Environmental E-Waste Problem: What Can You Do About It?

E-waste is the world's fastest growing waste mountain. But there are ways to stop this development.

Do Fungal Circuit Boards Hold the Key for E-Waste Recycling?

Mushrooms are the forests' great recyclers, but can they also help reduce electronic waste?

You Won’t Believe How Much Carbon Clickbait Websites Produce!

A new study reveals the full environmental and economic impact of clickbait websites.

Greenwashing in Online Fashion: Consumers are Being Deceived by Sustainability Claims

A new comprehensive database supports consumers in their search for sustainable products. Only 14 per cent of products with sustainability labels meet the research team's high credibility criteria.

Climate Pledges by Companies are not Ambitious Enough

Since the Paris Climate Conference, hundreds of companies have published ‘Net Zero Pledges’ in which they show how they intend to contribute to climate protection. But they are all not far-reaching enough, as the Climate Pledge Rating shows.

COP27: Where Was Digitisation?

COP27's new "loss and damage" funding agreement has been hailed as a great success, but was there serious progress towards a green digital transition?

Low Powered Tech Can Heat and Cool Your Home Using Natural Humidity

Humidity is all around us, and it could be a power source that is going to waste. One Israeli startup is harnessing humidity for home heating.

Digital twins: Are Smart Images a Key in the Circular Economy?

An image of reality in real time: AI-based digital twins can make recycling more user-friendly for companies - and thus pave the way toward a complete circular economy.