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Auto translated from French. Extract only. Original article https://tinyurl.com/y36qnay3 The PNSE4 Project Axis 2 – Reducing environmental exposure affecting our health From 10/21/2020 to 12/10/2020 Reducing environmental exposures affecting our health is a permanent priority, given the large and growing number of pathologies caused by the degradation of our environment. This new national health and environment...
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In France, the arrival of 5G technology is imminent: phone network providers hope to begin 5G operations by the end of the year. Together they have spent more than €2 billion purchasing the required frequencies. While the transition to a 5G world is expected to revolutionise various parts of the economy, including the industry and health...
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Macron came under fire from critics after his jibe against 5G opponents French officials insisted Wednesday that there was no reason to halt the country’s rollout of next-generation 5G mobile telecom networks, following a barrage of criticism from environmental and left-wing lawmakers citing potential health risks. The debate flared after some 70 lawmakers signed an...
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by jobak17 11 September 2020 Far from absurd conspiracy theories about spreading coronavirus, Jo Baker argues that the rapid and seemingly unstoppable spread of 5G is happening without consultation or due consideration of the economic, environmental and climatic impact of such technologies. 5G infrastructure is currently being rolled out in many of our towns and cities....
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Source: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-08-13-proposal-for-turkish-company-to-anchor-floating-power-stations-off-sa-harbours-raises-alarm-bells/ By Tony Carnie 13 August 2020 Under cover of the Covid-19 crisis, government and private officials appear to be using legal loopholes to speed up a proposal by a Turkish company and local empowerment partners to sail a small armada of “floating power stations” into South African harbours. While the red flag has been...
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A data centerDEAN MOUHTAROPOULOS | GETTY; EDITED BY MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW Deep learning has a terrible carbon footprint. By Karen Hao June 6, 2019 The artificial-intelligence industry is often compared to the oil industry: once mined and refined, data, like oil, can be a highly lucrative commodity. Now it seems the metaphor may extend even further. Like its...
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Source: https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/ericsson-5g-could-dramatically-increase-network-energy-consumption/?fbclid=IwAR1el13F0N3pAHoTS8S4B_F8avgobQNKaJnqIMVK78MtRSgW8SIDxV0T3us By Davine Janssen | EURACTIV.com 24-07-2020 It is the industry’s responsibility to roll-out the fifth generation (5G) of wireless communication networks without increasing energy consumption, Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson writes in a report outlining how this can be done. “Energy consumption is set to increase dramatically if 5G is deployed in the same way as 3G...
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July 2020 A summary of the responses to the consultation and the Government’s response Excerpt 20.PHE is familiar with the evidence submitted to the consultation about possible risks to public health and considers that its advice, as set out below, remains unchanged. 21.PHE updated its guidance, published in October 2019, in respect of 5G in...
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Charles Bremner, Paris, Wednesday July 22 2020 French mayors have called for a halt to the construction of 5G mobile masts until health risks can be assessed. The Green mayors of Bordeaux, Nantes, Grenoble and other big cities have joined a revolt against the technology amid fears of dangerous radio waves and damage to the...
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Source: https://www.sustainability-times.com/environmental-protection/e-waste-has-reached-massive-proportions-worldwide/?fbclid=IwAR3yX04mUfxYx71rVLbTSmgnFqQh2eX2-Ez8y15uoRjzX3YTfjejwDTbAKw By Daniel T Cross on July 6, 2020 One of the lessons the current coronavirus pandemic has taught us is that we depend on electronic devices more than ever, not least during prolonged periods of self-isolation. Smartphones, laptops, television sets, e-readers, refrigerators, air-conditioners — they’ve all been supremely useful. The trouble is what happens to them...
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