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  • Tree tracking goes hi-tech
    Armed with GPS-based technology, a team of botanists in Mumbai in India plans to map trees and check irregular felling in the city.
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  • The E2: A green computer for everyone
    Non-profit internet provider GreenNet's new ultra-low power computer can run on a car battery for hours and uses a maximum of nine watts of electricity. ...
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  • Wired to Unwired
    Every year one billion new mobile phones are sold. <b>Jack Rowley</b> talks about the 'connected' world and how this 'indicator of development' contributes to ...
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  • Mobile phones and the birds and bees
    Of late mobile phones have been blamed for a significant decline in populations of bees and birds, especially sparrows. <b>Ken Banks</b> tries to find out if ...
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  • ICTs for environment action
    ITU publication <b><i>ICTs for e-Environment: Guidelines for Developing Countries with a Focus on Climate Change</i></b> provides an overview of the impact of ...
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  • Spamming the earth with GHGs
    A new research has highlighted the importance of stopping spam as it produces greenhouse gases that harms the planet.
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  • Smart sensing the environment
    ICT innovation is a key element to spur green growth by improving environmental performance and addressing climate change across economies. The report ...
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  • EpiCollect for 'citizen scientists'
    A new software developed for smart phones will allow scientist and researchers to collate and analyse data through a central web based database in real time. ...
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  • NASA and others seek ways to save forests
    Space agencies, governments and Google Inc. have entered in a new partnership to save the forests in tropical countries. Satellite images received via Google ...
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  • Sustainable ICT for education
    <b><i>Sustainable ICT in Further and Higher Education</i></b> is the final report of the SusteIT project that analyses and develops best practice cases and ...
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  • 'Green tyres' for smarter fuel economy
    A range of green automobile tyres will soon be launched to boost mileage and reduce pollution created by friction of rolling tyres. New materials like nanogel, ...
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  • Indian capital to tackle e-waste
    The second largest producing state of e-waste in the country is slated to go green. A new recycling plant in Roorkee will soon set up collection centres for ...
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  • China embraces paperless culture
    China is pushing public offices to cut down on the usage of paper and contribute towards environmental protection. The idea of going paperless is part of the ...
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  • Digital footprints to identify cheetahs
    Wildlife conservationists are making use of the footprint identification technique to track the movements of cheetahs and other endangered species in the ...
  • Kenya faces e-waste threat
    In Kenya, the increasing use of electronic gadgets without proper disposal mechanism is posing serious threat to the country’s environment. Burning or leaving ...
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  • Green digital education
    Future Gov’s report <b><i>Green, Virtual, Social: The future of Asian education?</i></b> highlights the shift from paper-based materials to digital content ...
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» Online climate conference
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» Open Knowledge Festival 2012
Helsinki, Finland,  September 17,2012.
» ITU Green Standards Week
39, quai du Président Roosevelt 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France,  September 17

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