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'Net-zero emissions by 2050' is now the law in the UK

London - Britain’s new target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 became law on Thursday, making it the first among the major G7 countries to set such a goal.

Top Silicon Valley investor weighs in on the robot revolution

In San Francisco, you can order food from your favorite taqueria and have it delivered by a self-driving bot, or grab a latté from a robot-powered coffee kiosk.

Britain's first coal free day since the Victorian era

London - The U.K. experienced its first day of power generation during which time no coal was used. This is the first day that coal played no part since the early days of the Industrial Revolution.

We have passed a grim CO2 threshold — Possibly for good

Despite the fact that September is usually the month with the lowest levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, this year may go down in the history books as being the first time September failed to register CO2 levels below the 400 ppm threshold.
 

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Stages of the Industrial Revolution
Stages of the Industrial Revolution
Christoph Roser at AllAboutLean.com (CC BY-SA 4.0)
James Watt transformed the steam engine from a reciprocating motion that was used for pumping to a r...
James Watt transformed the steam engine from a reciprocating motion that was used for pumping to a rotating motion suited to industrial applications. Watt and others significantly improved the efficiency of the steam engine.
Nicolás Pérez (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Levels of air pollution rose during the Industrial Revolution  sparking the first modern environment...
Levels of air pollution rose during the Industrial Revolution, sparking the first modern environmental laws to be passed in the mid-19th century. Photograph of a painting of St.Rollox Chemical Works at the opening of the Garnkirk and Glasgow railway in 1831.
D.O.Hill - circa 1861

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