A lot of companies out there claim to “going green.” Take the different manufacturers of hybrid automobiles, for instance. Sure, the cars use less fossil fuels than conventional automobiles. However, they … [Read full article]
As Annie Leonard illustrates in “The Story of Electronics”, most of our computers, phones, etc are designed for the dump–they don’t need our help. Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and … [Read full article]
Aside from the 73 or so stories we’ve covered in the past week, here are 13 more great green news stories I wanted to highlight (but didn’t have the time to…
Ever wonder how much energy is used by your different major appliances or electronics? Or how much energy all such appliances and electronics in the U.S. use? Here’s some info on that for four big ones: TVs, computers, clothes dryers, and refrigerators.
Before checking it out, try to guess how much each of these use in an hour — see how close you come!
Here’s a call to action you don’t often see. It’s not about a non-green company and asking the company to clean up its act, but it’s about thanking an electronics … [Read full article]
IBM has now developed an earthquake- and tsunami-tracking system using the sensors in your computer that could really save lives. This breakthrough could especially help in the case of tsunamis, … [Read full article]
Greenpeace planted a tracking device in an old TV, dropped it off at a recycling center, and tracked where it went. The results were disturbing, but sadly predicable. [social_buttons] The … [Read full article]