MachineMachine /stream - tagged with environment https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[As Sea Levels Rise, Scientists Offer a Bold Idea: Dam the North Sea - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/world/europe/north-sea-dams.html

A proposal to build two huge barriers — one that would connect Norway to Scotland, the other France to England — was described as a warning about the urgency of the climate crisis.LONDON — One dam would stretch some 300 miles from the coast of Scotland to Norway.

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Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:26:11 -0800 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/world/europe/north-sea-dams.html
<![CDATA[There's no such thing as a green vegan - UnHerd]]> https://unherd.com/2020/02/veganism-is-far-less-green-than-we-think/

Go meatless to save the earth! After all, the meat industry contributes 14.

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Fri, 14 Feb 2020 05:36:20 -0800 https://unherd.com/2020/02/veganism-is-far-less-green-than-we-think/
<![CDATA[Deep-Sea Mining and the Race to the Bottom of the Ocean - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/01/20000-feet-under-the-sea/603040/

It’s underwater—and the consequences are unimaginable. Unless you are given to chronic anxiety or suffer from nihilistic despair, you probably haven’t spent much time contemplating the bottom of the ocean.

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Sat, 28 Dec 2019 19:43:36 -0800 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/01/20000-feet-under-the-sea/603040/
<![CDATA[Why White Supremacists Are Hooked on Green Living | The New Republic]]> https://newrepublic.com/article/154971/rise-ecofascism-history-white-nationalism-environmental-preservation-immigration

On Saturdays, Sarah Dye and her husband, Douglas Mackey, sell seasonal vegetables and eggs at a farmers’ market in Bloomington, Indiana. Sarah stands behind a stall piled high with heirloom tomatoes, basil, okra, and acorn squash.

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:36:20 -0700 https://newrepublic.com/article/154971/rise-ecofascism-history-white-nationalism-environmental-preservation-immigration
<![CDATA[We Need Courage, Not Hope, to Face Climate Change - The On Being Project]]> https://onbeing.org/blog/kate-marvel-we-need-courage-not-hope-to-face-climate-change/

As a climate scientist, I am often asked to talk about hope. Particularly in the current political climate, audiences want to be told that everything will be all right in the end.

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Wed, 11 Sep 2019 04:28:27 -0700 https://onbeing.org/blog/kate-marvel-we-need-courage-not-hope-to-face-climate-change/
<![CDATA[What is Called Thinking in the Anthropocene? — The Revealer]]> https://therevealer.org/what-is-called-thinking-in-the-anthropocene/

This is a piece about failures. My failures, mostly, as a thinker and a scholar, but also the failure of my field and the failure of all of us to think what will come in the next ten, twenty, thirty, hundred years.

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Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:08:49 -0700 https://therevealer.org/what-is-called-thinking-in-the-anthropocene/
<![CDATA[The Arrogance of the Anthropocene - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/08/arrogance-anthropocene/595795/

On geological timescales, human civilization is an event, not an epoch. Humans are now living in a new geological epoch of our own making: the Anthropocene. Or so we’re told.

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Sat, 17 Aug 2019 08:05:08 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/08/arrogance-anthropocene/595795/
<![CDATA[Extinction Rebellion: Not the Struggle we Need, Pt. 1]]> https://libcom.org/blog/extinction-rebellion-not-struggle-we-need-pt-1-19072019

The first of a three-part critique of Extinction Rebellion, focussing on their attitudes towards the police, legal system and prison. Out of the Woods are utterly convinced of the need for action addressing ecological crisis by any means necessary. But not all means are necessary.

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Sat, 20 Jul 2019 11:10:24 -0700 https://libcom.org/blog/extinction-rebellion-not-struggle-we-need-pt-1-19072019
<![CDATA[Coral found to prefer eating microplastic to natural food]]> https://phys.org/news/2019-06-coral-microplastic-natural-food.html

Astrangia. Credit: Stephen Cairns et al. An illustrated key to the genera and subgenera of the Recent azooxanthellate Scleractinia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa), with an attached glossary, ZooKeys (2012). DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.227.3612. Creative Commons Attribution 3.

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Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:44:42 -0700 https://phys.org/news/2019-06-coral-microplastic-natural-food.html
<![CDATA[Cloud Loss Could Add 8 Degrees to Global Warming | Quanta Magazine]]> https://www.quantamagazine.org/cloud-loss-could-add-8-degrees-to-global-warming-20190225/

On a 1987 voyage to the Antarctic, the paleoceanographer James Kennett and his crew dropped anchor in the Weddell Sea, drilled into the seabed, and extracted a vertical cylinder of sediment.

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Wed, 27 Feb 2019 19:38:31 -0800 https://www.quantamagazine.org/cloud-loss-could-add-8-degrees-to-global-warming-20190225/
<![CDATA[‘Everything is not going to be okay’: How to live with constant reminders that the Earth is in trouble]]> https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/everything-is-not-going-to-be-okay-how-to-live-with-constant-reminders-that-the-earth-is-in-trouble/2019/01/24/9dd9d6e6-1e53-11e9-8b59-0a28f2191131_story.html

What does it mean to be alive right now? Right now. Right this second, right this epoch, as mankind alters the Earth beyond recognition.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:00 -0800 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/everything-is-not-going-to-be-okay-how-to-live-with-constant-reminders-that-the-earth-is-in-trouble/2019/01/24/9dd9d6e6-1e53-11e9-8b59-0a28f2191131_story.html
<![CDATA[America colonisation ‘cooled Earth's climate’ - BBC News]]> https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47063973

Colonisation of the Americas at the end of the 15th Century killed so many people, it disturbed Earth's climate. That's the conclusion of scientists from University College London, UK.

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Mon, 04 Feb 2019 18:52:20 -0800 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47063973
<![CDATA[Technological and Posthuman Zones – Critical Posthumanism]]> http://criticalposthumanism.net/genealogy/technological-and-posthuman-zones/

Modern technology seems always to have been judged according to its utility for human beings. To the extent that technologies have been viewed as tools, instruments, or prostheses for human use, and thus under human control, they have largely been seen in positive, utopian terms.

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Fri, 30 Nov 2018 03:17:17 -0800 http://criticalposthumanism.net/genealogy/technological-and-posthuman-zones/
<![CDATA[‘It’s Time to Decolonize Environmentalism’: An Interview with Zina Saro-Wiwa | Frieze]]> https://frieze.com/article/its-time-decolonize-environmentalism-interview-zina-saro-wiwa

Skip to main content Advertisement More Like This Advertisement More Like This More Interviews See All

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:52 -0700 https://frieze.com/article/its-time-decolonize-environmentalism-interview-zina-saro-wiwa
<![CDATA[‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025 | Environment | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/tsunami-of-data-could-consume-fifth-global-electricity-by-2025

The communications industry could use 20% of all the world’s electricity by 2025, hampering attempts to meet climate change targets and straining grids as demand by power-hungry server farms storing digital data from billions of smartphones, tablets and internet-connected devices grows expone

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:42 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/tsunami-of-data-could-consume-fifth-global-electricity-by-2025
<![CDATA[CENHS @ Rice! » New Materialism, Environmental Justice, and Digital Sites of Resistance: Figuring the Cyborg Activist]]> http://culturesofenergy.com/new-materialism-environmental-justice-and-digital-sites-of-resistance-figuring-the-cyborg-activist/

Below is a shortened version of Annie Culver’s essay that won Honorable Mention in the 2017 Greene Prize for Environmental Writing. Annie is a PhD student in English at Rice University.

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Tue, 04 Sep 2018 09:31:20 -0700 http://culturesofenergy.com/new-materialism-environmental-justice-and-digital-sites-of-resistance-figuring-the-cyborg-activist/
<![CDATA[Searching for Language to Capture How Climate Change Has Altered Our World - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/books/review/rising-elizabeth-rush.html

RISING Dispatches from the New American Shore By Elizabeth Rush Illustrated. 299 pp. Milkweed Editions. $26. A drowned world: It’s an ancient fear and a very old story.

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Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:38 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/books/review/rising-elizabeth-rush.html
<![CDATA[How much electricity is consumed by Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Monero? | Great Wall of Numbers]]> https://www.ofnumbers.com/2018/08/26/how-much-electricity-is-consumed-by-bitcoin-bitcoin-cash-ethereum-litecoin-and-monero/

I recently created a thread that on Twitter regarding the lower-bound estimates for how much electricity the Bitcoin blockchain consumed using publicly available numbers. The first part of this post is a slightly modified version of that thread.

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Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:35 -0700 https://www.ofnumbers.com/2018/08/26/how-much-electricity-is-consumed-by-bitcoin-bitcoin-cash-ethereum-litecoin-and-monero/
<![CDATA[If you want to save the world, veganism isn’t the answer | Isabella Tree | Opinion | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/25/veganism-intensively-farmed-meat-dairy-soya-maize

Veganism has rocketed in the UK over the past couple of years – from an estimated half a million people in 2016 to more than 3.5 million – 5% of our population – today.

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Sun, 26 Aug 2018 21:41:12 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/25/veganism-intensively-farmed-meat-dairy-soya-maize
<![CDATA[It's So Hot in Japan, the Fake Food in Restaurant Windows Is Melting - MUNCHIES]]> https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/wjk4k4/its-so-hot-in-japan-the-fake-food-in-restaurant-windows-is-melting

A friend of mine flew from northern California, to North Carolina on Saturday night and was immediately surprised by what she encountered when she landed. “Why is it so hot here?” she texted before she was even out of the airport. “I haven’t been this hot since...I don’t even know.

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:41:14 -0700 https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/wjk4k4/its-so-hot-in-japan-the-fake-food-in-restaurant-windows-is-melting