A Chilean environmental court partially reversed a permit allowing Google to build a data center in the country on Tuesday, asking the U.S. company to revise its application to take into account the effects of climate change. Google first received initial authorization for its announced $200 million Cerrillos Data Center in Santiago in early 2020, but the project has since drawn outcry from residents and local officials over the possible impact on the capital's parched aquifer. Chile has been suffering from a drought for over a decade, and data servers require millions of gallons of water annually for cooling.
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