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A worker sorts cardboard at a recycling center in Newark, N.J. Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Decades of public messages about recycling in the US have crowded out more sustainable ways to manage waste

New research shows that Americans may have absorbed public messaging about the importance of recycling too well.
Companies are now pairing data centres with greenhouses to reuse the heat emitted by computing hardware. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Can the heat from running computers help grow our food? It’s complicated

While recuperating heat from data centres to ease greenhouse energy demands is better than letting it go to waste, we must not overlook the complex implications of these two newly merging industries.

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