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Footprints on the path: how routing data could reduce the internet's carbon toll

The internet's environmental cost is rising – but selecting the right data paths could make a difference Image: Jason Leung/Unsplash

Simon Scherrer

PhD candidate, ETH Zurich

Markus Legner

Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich

Tobias Schmidt

Professor of Energy Politics, ETH Zurich

Adrian Perrig

Professor of Network Security, ETH Zurich

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