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How Are The Environment & Digital Landscapes Similar? They’re Both Polluted

Have you ever thought about how the digital world feeds our interpretion of the natural world

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Tesla Goes Digital With New Fan-Built Minecraft Tesla Model 3

It is no secret that Tesla has broken the auto industry and disrupted markets in every business segment it operates in. The bold approach it takes to business has inspired millions of people around the world, including 16 year old Brandon Relph and Florian Funke. The duo met Elon Musk at Minecon in London in 2015 and were inspired to create their own inspiring future … inside of Minecraft

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With tiny hats, elephant seals help researchers study Antarctica’s melting ice – Digital Trends


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With tiny hats, elephant seals help researchers study Antarctica's melting ice
Digital Trends
Seals in tiny hats might conjure up images of the circus or Sea World, but, in Antarctica, elephant seals with hat-like sensors are helping scientists study melting ice. The project to study the temperature and salinity of Antarctica bottom water (AABW
Seals help show how melting ice shelves in East Antarctica affect deep oceanABC Online
How elephant seals in Antarctica are helping to reveal another threat caused by melting iceThe Journal
Seals collect treasure trove of data on ocean currentsCosmos
CNET –Phys.Org –ZME Science
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Why Stick To Analog Utility Rates In A Digital World?

Demand Energy

By Doug Staker, Demand Energy* They say anything can happen in a New York minute. Could one of these minutes change the way we look at demand management, though? After all, from an energy standpoint, not all New York minutes are the same. Depending on the time of day, electricity in New York can vary [&hellip

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Priests no longer needed as digital Antarctica embraces online religion … – The Guardian


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Priests no longer needed as digital Antarctica embraces online religion
The Guardian
Priests no longer needed as digital Antarctica embraces online religion. Better internet connection in Antarctica has left New Zealand's Catholic priests out in the cold as more US station staff find spiritual solace at the click of a mouse. A road
Catholic priests to leave Antarctica because of decline in church-going Stuff.co.nz
Kiwi priests spirited away from Antarctica | NZNews | 3 News3News NZ
NZ Catholic Chaplaincy to finish in Antarctica | Voxy.co.nzVoxy
New Zealand Herald
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“Stop The Dinosaurs” — Digital Marketing Campaign To Save Renewables

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The Climate Institute and the Australian Youth Climate Coalition have joined forces to launch a “Stop the Dinosaurs” digital marketing campaign designed to save the renewable energy target (RET).

The campaign is also being pushed by John Hewson, the former head of the Liberal Party who is horrified that the party, now controlled by far right, is looking to unravel climate policies and the RET.

The campaign was launched on Sunday as new polling showed that renewables has the support of 82 per cent of the population, and just one in ten would support its abolition or reduction below 20 per cent.

TCI dinosaursHewson, AYCC co-director Lucy Manne, and TCI CEO John Connor aunched the communications campaign, using life sized puppets as props. They urged parliament to take note of key facts and save the carbon and renewable energy laws.

Connor said clean energy policies had been successful. “Pollution is down, the economy has grown, prices have been contained, and our energy system is getting cleaner with increased wind and solar power,” he said.

“But these laws are now under threat. Those who attack them would take us back in time to the days when big polluters could pollute for free, and instead want to shift the burden of pollution reduction to taxpayers.”

“We’re on the verge of discarding an effective, functioning system that can achieve the up to 25 per cent pollution reduction commitments that Australia has promised internationally, and replace it with an uncertain taxpayer-backed fund with no demonstrated capability of meeting even the minimum target of 5 per cent by 2020.”

The polling, also released by TCI, showed 6 in 10 Australians believed that the RET should be above 20 per cent by 2020, just one in 10 thought it should be abolished or below 20 per cent, and 80 per cent said they preferred renewable energy over coal, gas and nuclear. Women were the strongest supporters of renewables.

The Stop the Dinosaurs launch comes on the eve of the Government’s next attempt to repeal the carbon laws, with the new Senate likely to consider repeal in early July. It also joins other campaigns by Get Up and Greenpeace that are highlighting how major retailers are pushing to stop renewables policies, despite expensive advertising campaigns that suggest they support green energy.

Hewson said that despite a great big scare campaign by the Abbott-led Coalition, Australia’s pollution has been reduced by millions of tonnes and average households are not worse off.

“One of the tragedies of the Government’s proposed alternative policy is that it shifts the burden of pollution reduction from polluters to taxpayers at a time when we are told the Budget is in crisis.”

The communication campaign is backed by the Government’s own analysis that pollution has been reduced by millions of tonnes and that repeal will drop prices by a fraction of one per cent. This data is outlined in a Media Brief on the carbon laws’ effectiveness to date prepared by The Climate Institute.

“Young Australians want to see ambitious reductions in carbon pollution and a transition to a clean energy economy – but right now dinosaurs are standing in the way of a sustainable future,” said Manne.

Source: RenewEconomy. Reproduced with permission.

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Three Ways Digital, Social Media Help to Save Lives in Extreme Weather – AccuWeather.com

Three Ways Digital, Social Media Help to Save Lives in Extreme Weather
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As the usage and accessibility of social media grows constantly, severe weather preparation, emergency response and disaster relief efforts are undergoing major renovations, catapulted by digital media. With every passing year, technology supersedes

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From The Stone Age To The Digital Age In One Big Leap

Deep in the Amazon, an isolated Brazilian tribe almost vanished when it first had contact with the modern world. Now the Surui tribe is working with Google to do things like report on illegal logging in the forest.

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Sun Digital and Brothers Keeper Helping the Environment and the Hungry in Marion County – msnbc.com

Sun Digital, Inc. and Brothers Keeper have joined efforts to help the environment and feed the impoverished in Marion County. On Wednesday, October 19th, Sun Digital is holding a combination event that includes both an electronics recycling charity drive …
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Ecology firm donates garbage trucks in Dar es Salaam – Digital Journal

Dar Es Salaam – The Ecology Protection Company (ECO) has donated four vehicles worth US$300,000 for collecting garbage at Kinondoni municipality as a way of preserving environment. Speaking yesterday during the handover celemony the ECO Board of Directors …
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