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Blocking Online Ads Isn’t Just Good for You—It’s Good for the Planet

Research suggests that for every popup and banner you avoid, the environment stays a little greener as a result.

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There are few things more annoying in this world than an online ad. Well actually, there are many, but pop-up ads are at the top of the list. Recently, Adblock Plus, an application designed to block online ads, came up with some surprising facts. Using the plug-in actually allows researchers to save up to 40 percent on network bandwith—saving you headaches, and the environment, energy.

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