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Former Utne Reader senior editor Keith Goetzman on environmental issues from climate change to composting.

Your iPhone Depends on Water

 by Keith Goetzman

Tags: Keith Goetzman, environment, energy, climate change, wilderness and wildlife, building and design, science, air and water, business, urban planning, natural resources, IEEE Spectrum,

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Think of it this way: When you’re on your iPhone, the tap is running. The technology magazine IEEE Spectrum considers just how much water is used in creating the energy that runs our everyday electronic devices—and our society at large:

This illuminating bit of number crunching is part of an ambitious IEEE Spectrum special report, “Water vs. Energy,” that explores the intertwined, sometimes oppositional relationships of these two resources. It’s well worth reading in order to prepare for a dryer, warmer world.

Source: IEEE Spectrum

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