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You can save the environment by watching Netflix


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It’s true what the environmentalists say about technology – it’s here to ruin the Earth for years to come.

But that’s only part of the story.  What if we told you that technology could actually SAVE the Earth instead?

Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime
Continue reading YOU CAN SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT BY WATCHING NETFLIX

How many gallons of gas does it take to charge an iPhone?


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Solar iPhone/Cell phone charger
Solar iPhone/Cell phone charger

It’s a fair question.

Web Watch often hears Luddites talk about how battery-operated devices still need to get their energy from somewhere, so we’re not actually saving energy by driving around in our hybrid cars or otherwise relying on battery packs to get us what we need.

Take the iPhone for instance.  It needs energy to recharge its battery so that you can listen to tunes or play Angry Birds. Continue reading HOW MANY GALLONS OF GAS DOES IT TAKE TO CHARGE AN IPHONE?

The Carbon Footprint of a Cheeseburger


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Earlier this week in Web Watch, we mentioned how 15,000 Google searches used the same amount of energy as it took to create a single cheeseburger.   (And this even ties in with yesterday’s Best Fast-Food Burger post – welcome to Burger Week on Web Watch!) 

Some people asked Web Watch where we got that burger energy information from, so we thought we’d look into it.  CAN CREATING A CHEESEBURGER REALLY USE UP THAT MUCH ENERGY?  Yes, it can.

Continue reading THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF A CHEESEBURGER