NYT story on data center waste scares some, frustrates others

Facebook’s most recently built data center in Oregon uses mist cooling rather than traditional chillers to save energy.
(Credit: Screen capture Martin LaMonica/CNET)
The New York Times today kicked of an investigative series on how the cloud’s physical structures are affecting the environment with a first installment that offers some scary stats about energy waste. But some say the story unfairly depicts an Internet industry that has been making major strides in this area.
Taking into account a year’s worth of reporting and research, the Times’ James Glanz concludes that most data centers…

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