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Caring, Partnership Help Polluted Nations

Jenifer Joy Madden | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
Jenifer Joy Madden

If you live in the U.S. or another country with strong rules for keeping the air and water clean, it's likely your neighbors don't have radiation poisoning or barrels of pesticide festering in the backyard. Those in low- and middle-income countries are not so fortunate.

Kenya Keeps Hazardous E-Waste Out Of Landfills

AP | CORINNE CHIN | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green

MACHAKOS, Kenya (AP) — In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to compu...

An Eco-Friendly Way To Salvage Copper Wire

Posted 07.16.2012 | Green

From Earth911's Christina Caldwell: When European countries are done using their computers, cell phones and other technology, a large chunk of it w...

Artist Transforms E-Waste

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts

Got an extra computer or broken speaker lying around? Why not hand it over to designer Rodrigo Alonso? The Chilean artist transforms a range of e-w...

When Devices Die: Tracking The Afterlife Of Our Discarded Gadgets

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.19.2011 | Technology

A new exhibit created by researchers at MIT's SENSEable City Lab for New York's Museum of Modern Art probes the "afterlife" of our discarded gadgets, ...

Alex Lin: 16-Year-Old Activist Turned 300,000 Pounds Of eWaste Into Computers For Developing Countries

TakePart.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

He's overseen the recycling of 300,000 pounds of e-waste. He's successfully lobbied the Rhode Island state legislature to ban the dumping of electroni...

Potential E-Waste Nightmare: Microsoft Bans Nearly a Million Xbox Users

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After discovering nearly a million users had modified their consoles to play pirated games via the Xbox live service, Microsoft gave them the boot fro...

DIY iPod Speakers: Sounds Great

Treehugger | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When it comes to electronics, doing more with less is key to sustainability. Also helpful is ditching plastic gadgets for paper, and DIYing it whenev...