|About the Book|
The climate change is primarily caused by the greenhouse effect that increases through human activities and more specifically by carbon dioxide (CO2). This mainly happens because of the human need to produce more energy, so it can be used in services and in production. Obviously WWW is part of the problem since it is supported by a large number of data centers, which main function is to provide guaranteed reliable service, security and connectivity to the rest of the Internet via a high-capacity backbone. Data centers consume significant amounts of energy. According to News York Times data centers in the United States consume more than 1 billion watts of electricity each year. The aim of this book is to study possible methods that can be applied to media websites in order to reduce power consumption and to educate internet users on environmental issues. Some of the issues that the study addresses are: Whether the servers are powered by renewable sources of energy, the ecological graphic design of the websites, and the existence of energy saving mode, the prevention of printing articles, whether newspapers inform their readers about environmental issues and the interdependence or participation in actions related to environment protection.