Why sending an email can increase your carbon footprint

July 12, 2016 by  
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Your carbon footprint is greater than just the fossil fuels burned in traveling and construction—it encompasses your digital activities too. As if spam emails weren’t bad enough, Fuel Fighter points out how an action as seemingly innocuous as a Google search could add to your carbon footprint. Data centers , which are the engines of the Internet, require massive amounts of energy to run and, according to Gartner, are said to account for almost a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. Fuel Fighter created an infographic to break down the carbon footprint of the digital age, from emails to streaming Netflix, as well as interesting stats on the energy it takes to power the Internet and what some companies are doing to offset their global footprint. + Fuel Fighter

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$100K for Winning Startup that Cracks the ‘Water-Energy Nexus’

May 20, 2010 by  
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The "Imagine H2O Prize: The Water-Energy Nexus" offers $100,000 in cash and services to the most promising startup company with ideas that can help to reduce the amount of energy it takes to move and treat water and wastewater.

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