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RSS FeedsRemote workers are greener, but their tech still has a real carbon cost
(WorldNews Environment)


21 january 2021 01:38:05

Remote workers are greener, but their tech still has a real carbon cost
(WorldNews Environment)

The massive shift to remote work due to COVID-19 has resulted in a huge reduction in emissions from vehicles and other sources, but it comes with costs of its own. A new study puts tentative carbon costs on the connectivity and data infrastructure that make working from home possible β€” and gives you an excuse to leave the camera off. The researchers, from Perdue, Yale, and MIT, attempted to analyze the carbon, land, and water costs of internet infrastructure. β€œIn order to build a sustainable digital world, it is imperative to carefully assess the environmental footprints of the Internet and identify the individual and collective actions that most affect its growth,” they write in...

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