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Thursday, October 13, 2011 The Herald –3
E - The EnvironmentalMagazineDear EarthTalk: What is the environ-mental impact of so many people now usingsites like Facebook and spending so muchtime online?— Bob Yearling, Paris, TX
The environmental impact of so muchonline time really boils down to energy usage,which in turn affects the amount of green-house gases we pump into our atmosphere.For one, each of us can help by limiting com-puter time (whether surfing the ‘net or not)and shutting them down or putting them intosleep mode when we aren’t using them (thiscan be automated via the computer’s powermanagement control panel).Also, when shopping for a new computer,consumers and businesses alike can opt formodels certified by the federal governmentas energy efficient with the Energy Star label.If all computers sold in the U.S. met EnergyStar requirements, Americans could pocket$1.8 billion annually in saved energy costsand reduce greenhouse gas emissions by anamount equivalent to taking some two millioncars off the road.Individual responsibility aside, the creationand management of more efficient data centersby the major online hubs—especially as weenter the age of “cloud” computing wherebymost of the software, content and services welook to our computers for resides online andis served to us as-needed—is what can havethe biggest impact. Google, Facebook, andAmazon.com are already deeply committed tothe cloud computing model, with Microsoft,Yahoo and others following suit accordingly.For its part, Google has been a real leaderin the building of green data centers, evenpowering them with renewable energy. Thecompany recently released environmentalfootprint scores for several of its data cen-ters. While the energy usage required to runits cloud services (Google Search, Google+,Gmail and YouTube) seems huge in theaggregate—it used 260 megawatt hours topower its data centers in 2010—it boils downto only 7.4 kilowatt hours worth of energyannually per user. Google reports that toprovide an individual user with its servicesfor a month uses less energy than leaving alight bulb on for three hours. And because thecompany has been carbon neutral since 2007,“even that small amount of energy is offsetcompletely, so the carbon footprint of yourlife on Google is zero.”In an April 2011 report entitled “How Dirtyis your Data?” the non-profit Greenpeaceexamined energy sources for the 10 largestIT companies involved in cloud computing,finding Apple, Facebook and IBM especiallyguilty of getting significant amounts of powerfrom coal-fired power plants. (Facebook hadcome under fire earlier this year when report-ers uncovered that the company planned tobuy electricity for its brand new eco-friendlydata center in Prineville, Oregon—one of thegreenest such facilities ever designed andconstructed—from a utility that derives mostof its power from coal.) Yahoo, Amazon.comand Microsoft scored best in use of renewablealternative energy sources for cloud services.In the long run, analysts think that thewidespread shift to cloud computing will bea great boon to the environment. A reportreleased in September 2011 by Pike Research,“Cloud Computing Energy Efficiency,” pre-dicts that because of the shift to cloud com-puting and increasing efficiencies, data centerpower consumption will decrease by 31 per-cent between 2010 and 2020.
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The environmental impact of so muchonline time really boils down to energyusage, which in turn affects the amount of greenhouse gases we pump into our atmo-sphere. Google, which has been carbonneutral since 2007, has been a real leaderin the building of green data centers, evenpowering them with renewable energy.
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The YWCA of Van WertCounty will hold its Craft andVendor Fair from 8 a.m. to3:30 p.m. Nov. 5.The craft and vendor fair ispart of the YWCA Festival of Trees’ Gingerbread JunctionEvent.This is the third year forthe event and the historic andbeautiful YWCA buildingwill be abuzz with activity.The vendor booths will be setup in the lobby, parlor andrendezvous room this year,while the gingerbread work-shop will take place in thegym. More than 150 childrenwith accompanying adultsattend this event.The booth fee is $25 againthis year. To attain a registra-tion form that explains all theparticulars please visit ourwebsite, facebook page, orstop in the YWCA.The YWCA general oper-ating hours are from 6:30a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday –Thursday; 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Friday; and 7:30-11:30 a.m.Saturday.For more information,contact Executive DirectorStacy Looser at 419-238-6639 or visit ywca.org/van-wertcounty.
YWCA craftand vendor fairspots available
The Marion TownshipTrustees held their regularscheduled meeting on Mondayat the Marion Township Officewith the following mem-bers present: Howard Violet,Jerry Gilden and JosephYoungpeter.The purpose of the meetingwas to pay bills and conductongoing business. The minutesof the previous meeting wereread and approved as read.The trustees then reviewed thebills and gave approval for 22checks totaling $22,827.71.Road Foreman Elwerreported that the Road and SignInventory for September hasbeen completed also that themowing has been completedwithin the township.Fiscal Officer Kimmet gavethe Trustees the Fund Balanceand Bank ReconciliationReport for September to bereviewed and signed.He also gave the trusteesthe additional information theyrequested from Centurylinkregarding work to be donealong St. Rt. 66, at which timethe Trustee signed the applica-tion approving the work to bedone.Trustee Gilden state thatDan Osting had contacted himregarding a road tile west of hislane on Mericle Road and Elwersaid this tile was sufficient tohandle township water.There being no further busi-ness, a motion to adjourn byTrustee Gilden was secondedby Trustee Youngpeter andpassed unanimously.
By ANN SANNER andJULIE CARR SMYTHThe Associated Press
COLUMBUS — A nation-wide coalition of pro-lifegroups said Wednesday it ispreparing to push legislationin all 50 states requiring thatpregnant women see and hearthe fetal heartbeat before hav-ing an abortion.The effort follows theintroduction of similar legis-lation at the federal level byRepublican presidential can-didate and U.S. Rep. MicheleBachmann of Minnesota.Ohio Right to Life direc-tor Mike Gonidakis, whosegroup is part of the coalition,said the 50-state push was nota response to a bill movingthrough the Ohio Legislaturethat would outlaw the pro-cedure at the first detectableheartbeat. His group hasnot endorsed the Ohio billbecause of legal concerns,though Bachmann has saidshe supports it.“We know it can with-stand a judicial challenge, andwe know it’s an approachthat’s worked over the years,”Gonidakis said of his coali-tion’s proposal. “Hundredsof thousands of babies arealive now because their moth-ers heard the heartbeat andchanged their minds.”Should the Ohio billbecome law, it would imposethe nation’s most stringentabortion limit. The legisla-tion has divided the pro-lifecommunity in Ohio, the homestate of International Right toLife founder Jack Willke.Ohio Right to Life haswithheld its support for theso-called “heartbeat bill,”contending the measure couldnot withstand a court chal-lenge under Roe v. Wade.The landmark U.S SupremeCourt ruling sought to strike abalance between states’ rightsto limit the procedure and awoman’s right to privacy.The Ohio bill ties an abor-tion ban to the detection of the fetal heartbeat and has thepotential to prevent abortionsas early as six weeks intopregnancy — before manywomen know they are preg-nant.Scores of restrictionsaimed at reducing access toabortion have been approvedso far in state legislatures thisyear. Five states — Alabama,Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, andOklahoma — have passedmeasures banning virtuallyall abortions after five monthsof pregnancy.The informed-consent billthat’s being pushed in the 50states would require abortionpractitioners to make the fetalheartbeat audible and visibleto pregnant women before anabortion. It’s being backed bythe National Right to Life, theU.S. Conference of CatholicBishops, Americans Unitedfor Life, Susan B. AnthonyList and Family ResearchCouncil Action.While the separate strat-egies show internal differ-ences, their purpose is thesame, said Kellie Copeland,executive director of NARALPro-Choice Ohio, an abor-tion-rights group.“Let’s be clear, they allwant to take away a woman’sability to make personal, pri-vate decisions by outlawingabortion,” Copeland said.Gonidakis said the coali-tion’s plan has been in theworks for six months, andhas been vetted with coalitionlawyers.“This is it,” Gonidakis said.“This is the one that’s goingto continue to save lives inthe current court environmentwe have.”The Ohio heartbeat billcleared the state’s House inlate June, though it has beenstalled in the Senate.
Pro-life groupspush heartbeat bill
CINCINNATI (AP) —Ohioans protesting corporategreed who have been ticketedfor occupying a Cincinnatipublic park have taken theirfight to the courthouse.Occupy Cincinnati marchedto the county Justice Centeron Wednesday. Lawyerssubmitted not guilty pleas inMunicipal Court for demon-strators who had been cited.An attorney for the protest-ers says he will file a motionto consolidate about 80 cases.The past three nights, offi-cers have written tickets todemonstrators who refused toleave downtown Cincinnati’sPiatt Park after closing time.Each ticket carries a $105fine.
tickets in court
COLUMBUS (AP) —Ohio’s elections chief hasrefused to accept 1,000-plussignatures submitted byDemocrats trying to get arepeal issue on the state’snew congressional map onnext year’s ballot.Secretary of State JonHusted, a Republican, saysthe redistricting legislationlaying out the new U.S.House districts contained anappropriation and took effectimmediately, so it isn’t sub- ject to referendum.Democrats say this bol-sters their legal standingbefore the Ohio SupremeCourt. They have a casepending there arguing themaneuver by Republicans toadd the spending componentto the bill shouldn’t block itfrom a ballot challenge.The lawsuit cites a 2009case where the high courtsaid an effort to legalizeracetrack slots was sub- ject to repeal despite beingincluded in the appropria-tion-laden state budget.
GOP Secretaryof State refusesto accept map
Answers to Wednesday’s questions:
Utah has the highest per capita consumption of Jell-Oin the U.S.Esau and Jacob (Genesis 25:23-26) were the first twinsmentioned in the Bible.
What is the standard tip in an American restaurant?How much does it increase if the waitress draws a smileyface on the check?What year did Mahatma Ghandi win the Nobel PeacePrize?
Answers in Friday’s Herald.Today’s words:Lenitic:
living in quiet waters
a row of racked-up, drying hay
Marion Township Trustees