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Mobile phone data traffic 'to grow 10-fold by 2016'

As smart phones increasingly take over, mobile data traffic is surging, a study by Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson showed on Monday, saying such traffic is set to increase 10-fold over the next five ...

Nov 07, 2011
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Efficacy of cool roofs varies from city to city

(PhysOrg.com) -- While cool roofs and pavements have been found to cool the planet by preventing energy from being radiated back into the atmosphere, previous studies have not accounted for atmospheric feedbacks ...

Jul 27, 2011
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Plants in cities are an underestimated carbon store

Vegetation in towns and cities can make a significant contribution to carbon storage and, ecologists say, could lock away even more carbon if local authorities and gardeners planted and maintained more trees. The study, published ...

Jul 11, 2011
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