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We need more people using Earth observation data

The role of no-code geospatial software in the fight against climate change

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Carbon Hack 22

In celebration of COP27, Green Software Foundation are hosting Carbon Hack 22 - a race to build the most innovative carbon aware software solutions using the Green Software Foundation's Carbon Aware SDK/API with a total...

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Applications of Conservation Technology to the Power Grid

I've had a few conversations in person with various folks around the wildlabs community, but in general I'm looking at a slight sector-jump from working on biodiversity directly...

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Interesting thread david. Not specific to renewables but we've deployed sound cannons activated by RADAR to keep birds off tailings ponds to great effect.

Could likely use a similar solution to avoid having to spin down wind turbines in area's where the noise isn't as much of a concern.

Dazzling lasers would also be a good option for getting birds to avoid turbines.

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Technology may solve climate change problems, but it’s also causing them | VentureBeat

Interesting thought piece from Mark Minevitch (AI for Good) et al. on the promise of AI and other ICT innovation to deliver on climate challenges, existing ICT sector emissions - and the three types of carbon lock-in which need to be actively managed (behavioural, digital, infrastructure).

'The danger is that the promises of digital technology can blind us to its less-recognized contributions to climate woes. Emissions from the ICT sector already rival those of the airline industry. Moreover, the few studies done so far (a,b,c) suggest the ICT sector’s emissions will at least double to 2-3 GTCO2e and if the rise in global GHG emissions is limited to 1.5˚C by 2030, contribute approximately 10% of the global GHG burden — nearly equal to that of the automotive industry. And these are cautious estimates.'

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