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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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Comments Submitted for the Record Re: 19-226, Studying Impacts of 5G Radiation on Humans Through Safety Testing June 3, 2020 Brief Comment: To Whom It May Concern at the Federal Communications Commission: As the Federal agency lead from 1997 to 2014 — when I retired from the Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish &...
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Credit CCO Public Domain by the University of New South Wales A group of researchers, led by a UNSW sustainability scientist, have reviewed existing academic discussions on the link between wealth, economy and associated impacts, reaching a clear conclusion: technology will only get us so far when working towards sustainability—we need far-reaching lifestyle changes and different...
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The role of the GSMA: •The GSMA represents the mobile industry to governments and institutions where it advocates policy and regulatory positions on behalf of its members. Its stated goals in this area is to ensure that mobile telecoms “policy and regulatory frameworks are fair, flexible and future-proof”; that radio spectrum is made available for...
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CAPITAL INFO. Environmental activists are asking for legal expertise on 5G. They assigned the four mobile operators, who must justify to an expert the measures they have taken to prevent any risk to health or the environment. Auto translated from French. Source: https://www.capital.fr/entreprises-marches/5g-500-militants-ecologistes-assignent-orange-bouygues-sfr-et-free-en-justice-1371054?fbclid=IwAR3YtM0l6nmhY0FTnJ3aDpVWciq6mTIBYmhAn0ui732S17Nqkxx5tYiBdQ0 Snippet: Environmentalists are continuing their judicial action against 5G, the mobile telephone standard which...
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Thursday 28 May 2020 | 11:01 CET | News A group of 500 environmental campaigners has started legal proceedings against France’s four mobile networks, reports Capital. The court action aims to enforce the application of the precautionary principle to the deployment of 5G services. In practice, this requires an assessment of the possible risks that 5G...
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