Category: Technology


The stuff we don’t want

Mongabay highlights the appalling situation in the Agbogbloshie slum outside Accra, which has become a massive toxic dumping ground for electronic waste. Agbogbloshie understandably gets a lot of attention, but it has been interesting to see some of the wider picture here. The e-waste in Agbogbloshie is the stuff that can’t be fixed any more...

EU-Microsoft browser ballot

Browser choice is a start

Microsoft is to ask millions of users across Europe if they want to use a web browser other than its own. Windows users will be offered the choice as part of a deal Microsoft struck with the European Commission. The agreement resolves a long-running case in which the software giant was accused...

Carbon neutral with that?

Lucy Siegle points out in today’s Observer that everything is going ‘carbon neutral’. Offset anything from your flight abroad to your Porsche and even your Mother’s Day flowers.

Welcome to the latest new money-spinning venture – and while we’re on the subject, damn it and why didn’t I think of getting into this sooner? – carbon offsetting.