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Google Shrinks Carbon Footprint 9%

Google emitted 1.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2012, a 9 percent decrease from the previous year, according to the search giant’s latest carbon footprint data. The company purchased carbon offsets to reduce its 2012 footprint to zero. Google says it’s been carbon neutral for six years. Google emits about 8 grams of […]

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What is a carbon footprint?

The term carbon footprint crops up a lot these days. What exactly does it actually mean? Carbon footprint is a horribly abused phrase, so it’s worth spelling out exactly what it means. When talking about climate change, footprint is a metaphor for the total impact that something has. And carbon is a shorthand for all […]

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