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Fairphone Is Going To Be A Real Thing!

Late last year we brought you news of a really cool mobile phone. No, it’s not just another major wireless company launching yet another “eco-friendlier” phone. It’s something completely new. It’s Fairphone: the world’s first openly-designed, conflict-free phone that’s made… Read More
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Apple Hires Ex-EPA Chief Lisa Jackson For A Green Sheen

Apple, which hasn’t always had a peachy relationship with the environmental community, is winning plaudits for its hiring of Lisa Jackson, who recently departed after a four-year stint as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. CEO Tim Cook let… Read More
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Google Data Center To Get New Renewables From Duke

Google’s efforts to ensure that it sources new renewable power for its North Carolina data center – instead of just “reshuffling the output of existing projects” – have apparently paid off. The Internet giant said on Friday that Duke Energy… Read More
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Graphene Supercapacitors: The End Of Batteries?

If these UCLA researchers are right – and we might find out pretty soon – energy storage could be in for a big change. Richard Kaner and his graduate student Maher El-Kady have been trumpeting graphene micro-supercapacitors that would combine… Read More

How To Recycle Your Cell Phone Responsibly

E-waste is one of the fastest growing and most environmentally hazardous elements of the U.S. garbage stream, with only 15-20 percent recycled. Mobile devices and electronic appliances contain lead, cadmium, mercury and other toxic materials that often leak into the… Read More