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The Environmental Cost of "Design First"

John Pavley | Posted 09.06.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

The dangerous nature of digital waste is not a new problem. In the early '00s EPEAT set standards for "green electronics." But this week tech industry thought leader Apple said they are opting out of the standard! Why did Apple drop out of green computing?

Not a Cloud in the Sky

Mark Burns | Posted 07.01.2012 | Green
Mark Burns

As our insatiable appetite for instant access to all of our info-stuff expands, the number of data centers containing massive servers is expanding, exponentially. And these facilities all need power. Electricity. Lots of it.

How Green is Your Smartphone?

Paul Bloom | Posted 02.06.2012 | Technology
Paul Bloom

The ever-elusive "green" smartphone may seem like a pipe dream, but there is good reason to believe the industry is making progress.

.Eco Domain Name War | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The green blogosphere has been buzzing about competing plans to launch a new "top level domain" called .eco. Some boldfaced green names are lining up,...

Throwing Out "Reduce. Reuse. Recycle."

Andy Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Posner

It's the kind of simple message that is easy to remember and makes for fantastic bumper sticker reading, yet it's also a message that utterly fails to inspire.