News: Is Your Wi-Fi Killing Trees?

News: Is Your Wi-Fi Killing Trees?

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Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 23, 2010

Although we go through great lengths to use products that come from proper eco-friendly sources, according to a new study none of that matters as we've been harming our trees unknowingly. 5 years ago a study was commissioned to test wi-fi and radiation waves on urban trees and the results aren't so settling.

Although forests and other denser treed areas are still in the clear, urban environments are being affected. 5 years ago in the Netherlands, they started noticing what was described as, "unexplained abnormalities on trees that couldn't be ascribed to a virus or bacterial infection."

As the study has come to a close and after exposing trees to direct radiation, the leaves came back shiny and would result in the dying of the exposed parts. We're sure there is already more testing underway, and for good reason. Although society is so grounded recently in the bigger, better and best... what would happen if they had to regress to plugging their computer back in? If different devices that are used all day every day could no longer be of service to our community? Read more over at PC World.

It's an interesting thought and we're most curious to stay on top of any findings that might appear down the road. How do you feel about the findings? Let us know in the comments below!

(Image: Flickr member Kamal H. licensed for use by Creative Commons)

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