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Katie Singer writes about nature and technology in Letters to Greta. She spoke about the Internet's footprint in 2018, at the United Nations' Forum on Science, Technology & Innovation, and, in 2019, on a panel with the climatologist Dr. James Hansen. Her most recent book is An Electronic Silent Spring. www.DearGreta.com and www.ElectronicSilentSpring.com.

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Solar Energy, From PixabayPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 21, 2022
Creating protective conditions for solar facilities"- in the event that a developer proposes one near you In the event that a developer wants to install a utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) facility near you, consider yourself blessed with opportunities. You can shake up your assumptions about "clean, green" energy.
Webinar, From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 17, 2022
The ecological impacts of online meetings: Gerry McGovern's work-in-progress Gerry McGovern, author and developer of the Top Tasks method, has begun calculating the true ecological costs of online meetings.
Foto a%C3%A9re de solnovas y torre junio 2010., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Fresh questions about solar power I read economist Herman Daly's principles: Don't take from the Earth faster than it can replenish; and don't waste faster than the Earth can absorb.
Electricity, From PixabayPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Options for ratepayers who expect electricity 24/7: when we aim to live within our means What can electric utilities and ratepayers do to prevent rolling blackouts?
Moon, From PixabayPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 16, 2022
Reproductive health in a digital era when you want to know your body and nature"-not an app Whatever happens in our society (i.e., women of childbearing age have menstrual cycles) now intersects with digitalization.
Power, From PixabayPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 15, 2022
When utilities warn of blackouts: options for ratepayers who expect electricity 24/7 After decades of relatively stable electricity, several U.S. utilities now say that this summer, they won't have enough power to get through a heat wave.1 Indeed, my utility recently warned ratepayers to expect rolling blackouts this summer.
Flower, From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 23, 2022
Allegiance to nature while living in a techno-sphere: A health care directive After a friend died a few months ago without a will and I learned that two thirds of U.S. Americans die without one1I updated mine and my health care directive for the first time in twenty years.
Industry, From PixabayPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 14, 2022
Mining the sacred: questions for a sustainable relationship with the Earth In order to produce and preserve food, deliver electricity, manufacture and operate computers, access networks, data centers, "renewable" solar and wind systems, motorized vehicles (including tractors and electric vehicles) and so much more, our society depends on extracted ores and fossil fuels.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 13, 2022
How to prevent waste and make money (when consumers don't reduce consumption) In 2001, when he was 16, Eric Lundgren acquired a nearby bank's 55 used computers. He wiped their hard-drives, increased their random-access memory, and sold each one for $199-$399.
Network, From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 24, 2022
Reconciling 5G and sustainability in Brussels: A sensible policy for a regional government Brussels' regional government is currently revising its radiofrequency radiation exposure limits. This is a pivotal moment, inspired by corporate desires to deploy 5G, the fifth generation of mobile access networks.
Electricity, From PixabayPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 19, 2022
Notes on Electric Utility Brownouts Could we consider this brownout warning an opportunity to reduce electricity demands?
Trees, From PixabayPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 16, 2022
The price of green energy a documentary by Jean-Louis Pe'rez and Guillaume Pitron, now available in English
Network, From PixabayPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Electrical Equipment = Fire Hazard After learning about a new franchise agreement between my city and a telecom corporation (for 5G cell sites on public rights-of-way), I sent the following letter.
Scale, From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 13, 2022
As we consider our future - And want ecocide to stop We want to decrease dependence on international supply chains. We want to decrease our energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and toxic waste. We want a friendlier relationship with the Earth. We want to live more simply. We'll need manufacturing to stop.
Electric Car, From PixabayPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Looking for due diligence with electric vehicles before anyone buys another one Last month, I read a newspaper story that called the future of automobiles electric; and it quoted an electric vehicle (EV) owner who worries "only about replacing his tires, wiper blades and air filter." Oh, dear.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Is the WHO impaired by electro-smog? A commentary on regulating 5G radiation 5G's rollout raises many questions: How will it transform peoples' daily lives and businesses? What kind of extractions and how much energy will it demand over the next decade? How will its emissions of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) affect public and wildlife health?
United Nations, From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Offering thanks for what sustains me--and a batch of questions The United Nations' take on sustainability: two versions
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 15, 2021
Who decides whether or not 5G is safe to deploy? A protocol for ensuring safer infrastructure Who decides whether or not 5G is safe to deploy? A protocol for ensuring safer infrastructure
Child, From PixabayPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 1, 2021
Energy policies in the hyperconnected era 5G's environmental paradox In order to sustain itself and thrive, the mobile industry needs new markets1. Promoting 5G, the fifth generation of wireless technology, is one current focus for development.
Fire, From PixabayPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 9, 2021
If Brazil burns what's left of the Amazon, why hold COP26? At this writing, the STF is reviewing a case filed by the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. It would require Xokleng, Guarani and Kaingang Peoples to prove ownership of their ancestral territory...

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