AT&T Becomes Latest Company to Use Plastic Made from Sugarcane

September 13, 2011 by  
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The telecommunications giants said yesterday it will begin using sugarcane-based plastic in packaging for its branded wireless accessories, such as cell phone cases and power cords that hit the shelves beginning Oct. 2.

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Akamai, eBay, Google Set Bar for CO2 Reporting by Internet Giants

September 13, 2011 by  
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Google’s disclosure of its energy use and carbon footprint was a milestone for the company and many more major industry players need to follow suit, according to Verdantix, which looked at the sustainability practices of the 14 largest internet firms.

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How a Passive Building Aggressively Saves Energy

September 13, 2011 by  
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The concept may sound counterintuitive, but passive building is shaping up to be one of the more effective and aggressive ways to achieve ultra energy efficiency.

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What the Mutant Rice Phenomenon Means for Food Safety

September 13, 2011 by  
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Although the saga of Liberty Link’s rice escape into the wild poses no threat to humans or the environment, the fact that neither the company that made it nor the government was able to control it raises big concerns about our food system.

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Google’s Green Data Center Case Study

September 9, 2011 by  
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How Google retrofits its data centers to improve energy efficiency by a third or more.

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Google’s 7-Step Program to Slash Your PUE by a Third

September 9, 2011 by  
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As part of the company’s massive veil-lifting on its data center energy efficiency, Google has published a white paper that lays out how any company can slash its data center energy use, with a quick ROI.

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Investment in Smart Cities on the Verge of a $40B Boom

September 9, 2011 by  
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Smart cities technology is a $8.1 billion market today but is expected to zoom to almost five times that size in just five years.

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Commutes Get Easier Around the World, but IBM Finds Plenty of Pain

September 8, 2011 by  
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The annual Commuter Pain study from IBM, which looks at commutes in 20 cities across the globe, finds that public transit use is up and traffic is somewhat down, but commuters are still highly stressed out about their daily grinds.

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Pollution in Apple’s Chinese Supply Chain

September 1, 2011 by  
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Five of Apple’s suppliers have long histories of environmental pollution and dodging regulations, according to a coalition of green NGOs.

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Apple Takes a Hit for Pollution in Its Supply Chain

September 1, 2011 by  
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After months of investigation, a group of Chinese NGOs have detailed high levels of pollution and environmental non-compliance among some of Apple’s known and suspected suppliers in the region.

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