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Is watching Netflix bad for the environment? Scientists take a deeper look at data centers

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If you’re worried about climate change, should you feel guilty about going online? Maybe you don’t need to put down your phone just yet, a study says.

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On Feb 28, 2020
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Is watching Netflix bad for the environment? Scientists take a deeper look at data centers https://t.co/j6iRS5OWB3
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Is watching Netflix bad for the environment? Scientists take a deeper look at data centers

If you’re worried about climate change, should you feel guilty about going online? Maybe you don’t need to put down your phone just yet, a study says.

Your Netflix binging isn’t killing the planet—yet

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The Planet Needs a New Internet

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How cat videos could cause a 'climate change nightmare'

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Data Centers Aren't Devouring the Planet's Electricity—Yet

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Today and Tomorrow, Sustainable Data Centers Start With Design

Phill Lawson-Shanks, CIO  and Sustainability Committee Chair at Aligned Energy hones in on sustainable data centers, and what a "new breed" of data centers focused on energy efficiency will ...

Are Extinction Rebellion angry about the Carbon Footprint of Data Centres?

Extinction Rebellion made headlines recently as they took to the streets in over 60 countries, causing disruption to everyday life for millions of commuters. Obstructing roads, trains a

Google: From carbon neutrality to 100% renewable energy, and beyond

Having achieved carbon neutrality, Google is setting its sights on powering its operations with region-specific, zero-carbon energy 24/7.

We risk devastating warming of 3 or 4 degrees Celsius if renewables are not more aggressively and rapidly deployed and energy efficiency enhanced in all sectors

With dwindling prices of renewables compared to fossil fuels and the enormous economic (11 million jobs in 2018 as per the International Renewable Energy Agency) and health benefits they ...

We need to address streaming’s massive carbon footprint

To keep up with our streaming addiction, massive complexes lined with row after row of servers are burning through electricity at record pace.