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The Most Important Resource of the Twenty-First Century

The Most Important Resource of the Twenty-First Century

By Scott Nuzum What is the most important resource of the twenty-first century? Depending on whom you ask, the answer may be water, data, rare earth metals, or sand. In truth, each of these resources—and countless others—will play a critical role in shaping twenty-first-century events and society. But there is one resource that we don’t […]

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Making Progress On Tough Ocean Problems Through Technology

Making Progress On Tough Ocean Problems Through Technology

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held a workshop this week with the goal of advancing the use of new technologies such as electronic monitoring and electronic reporting in order to better and more safely monitor and manage U.S. fisheries — which will significantly help to manage fisheries in the face of climate change. Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of Senators passed out of committee several pro-conservation bills.

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Netflix and….CO2 Emissions? 

Netflix and….CO2 Emissions? 

by Alexandra Patel When people think of carbon emissions they probably think of cars and power plants but you’d probably be surprised to learn that video streaming is becoming an increasing source of GHG emissions as our Netflix and Youtube addictions grow. A  study lead by the French think tank The Shift Project discovered that […]

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Interview of the Week: Mike Phillips of Sense

Interview of the Week: Mike Phillips of Sense

The Sense home energy monitor is a way for homeowners to better measure the energy use in their homes so they can cut unnecessary use and reduce their energy bills while they’re at it. Sense can detect the unique electronic signature of devices in your home and it allows you to know for certain what’s […]

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Data Is Not In the Cloud, It’s In the Ocean

Data Is Not In the Cloud, It’s In the Ocean

With more than half the world now able to access the internet, according to the United Nations, there is a growing need undersea cables that literally keep the world connected, The New York Times explains.  Nearly 750,000 miles of cable is strung across the oceans all around the globe, and these cables have to withstand heavy currents, rock slides, earthquakes and interference from fishing trawlers for a lifespan of up to 25 years. 

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