environmental impact

environmental impact

Apple's iCloud reigning over the greenest data centers on the planet

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Apple is rapidly expanding its data center footprint, but not without sophisticated plans to manage its environmental impact. Here's a look at the company's ambitious efforts to build the world's greenest data centers....
Apple's iCloud reigning over the greenest data centers on the planet

Microsoft goes green, commits to be carbon neutral from July 1

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Microsoft has become the latest technology company to commit to reducing its environmental footprint, today announcing that it wants to make its data centers, software development labs, air travel, and office buildings carbon neutral. The software giant’s new initiative will begin from July 1 (also the start of its fiscal year 2013), introducing...
Microsoft goes green, commits to be carbon neutral from July 1

Samsung apologizes for plant acid leak incident

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Samsung has formally (and publicly) apologized over the hydrofluoric acid leak that occurred in January. Alongside this, Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun said that the company will revoke its application to get its plants certified as green for another five years. He added that the company is now overhauling its...
Samsung apologizes for plant acid leak incident
Apple is again sending around updated brochures to Cupertino residents on upcoming Campus 2 project

Green Charge: an app that helps your EV talk to you (video)

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The maker of PlugShare is determined to satisfy your EV needs with a new app that'll feed the data from your Leaf or Volt straight to your iOS device. GreenCharge monitors your battery data, charging speed, efficiency of recent journeys and environmental impact and keeps it to hand in...
Green Charge: an app that helps your EV talk to you (video)

Apple hires former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to boost environmental efforts

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We're used to Apple's CEO teasing product strategies at D Conferences, but not staffing changes. And yet, here we are: Tim Cook has revealed at D11 that former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson is joining Apple to coordinate the firm's drive toward eco-friendliness. While there are few specifics...
Apple hires former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to boost environmental efforts
To get the green light, solar farms factor in price, storage and land

Honest Buildings Gets An Undisclosed Amount Of Funding From RockPort Capital And Mohr Davidow Ventures

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Real-estate network Honest Buildings just announced a new round of funding led by RockPort Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures. Originally a service to measure the environmental impact of your next office building and choose it accordingly, the company now aggregates all sort of data in order to help potential occupants....
Honest Buildings Gets An Undisclosed Amount Of Funding From RockPort Capital And Mohr Davidow Ventures

Haves and have nots in the sharing economy

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The sharing economy is almost universally portrayed as a good thing. A move toward a less materialistic culture and a way of living a “smaller,” more sustainable lifestyle. Who could argue with maximizing something’s utility value, whether that be a car, a house, a lawn mower, or anything else?...
Haves and have nots in the sharing economy

Smart Homes Get Smarter as Utilities Join In

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The move toward smart homes that are intensively networked and microprocessor-controlled got a small but important push in the U.K. last week. British Gas, one of the country's biggest gas suppliers, announced a partnership with AlertMe, a startup that specializes in remote home monitoring and energy management. AlertMe and its competitors...
Smart Homes Get Smarter as Utilities Join In

David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

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New Zeland-based David Trubridge’s “Icarus” installation at Milan Design Week puts a well-known story into modern context. This year, Trubridge addressed the environmental impact of traveling to Milan by offsetting his carbon footprint and showcasing a series of energy-efficient “flying” lamps capable of collapsing small enough to fit inside...
David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

Panasonic sends 100,000 LEDs down Tokyo river, mates tech with tradition

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If you'd been by the shore of the Sumida River in central Tokyo this past weekend, you would have noticed that it was glowing a distinct shade of blue. That's because Panasonic decided to kick off the first-ever Tokyo Hotaru (fireflies) festival by sending 100,000 EVERLED light bulbs down...
Panasonic sends 100,000 LEDs down Tokyo river, mates tech with tradition

SupplyShift Helps Companies Understand The Environmental Impact Of Their Supply Chain

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For large companies that have a long list of suppliers that they work with, it’s not only difficult to manage communication with all of them, but understanding the environmental impact of each supplier is next to impossible. It’s not a sexy space to work in by any means but the...
SupplyShift Helps Companies Understand The Environmental Impact Of Their Supply Chain
EPEAT certification: Apple pulls its products, puts them back, and prompts debate
Apple on EPEAT: our products "superior" in other environmental areas
Apple returns to EPEAT environmental impact rating group: 'I recognize that this was a mistake'

Microsoft’s Data Centers Take a Page From Henry Ford

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Microsoft recently outlined its plan for data centers as it begins its expansion into cloud services with its Azure platform, and the software company’s emphasis on commodity gear and modular components hearkens back to Henry Ford’s first production line. Much like Ford said that customers could have “any color so long...
Microsoft’s Data Centers Take a Page From Henry Ford
Chemist dabbles with a practical philosopher's stone
Apple's Spaceship Campus Faces Delay, Won't Take Off Until 2016

Apple backs down: All Macs will stay EPEAT certified

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Following an outcry from environmentalists and customers, Apple is reversing its decision to walk away from EPEAT certification for its computers. On Friday, outgoing SVP of Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield posted a letter on Apple’s website calling the move “a mistake.” “We’ve recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who...
Apple backs down: All Macs will stay EPEAT certified

The greening of the football stadium

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How a New Jersey power company taught NFL owners to love clean energy. By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large FORTUNE -- A new kind of NFL rivalry is forming, not on the gridiron but in the boardroom. Many NFL owners have suddenly gotten religion about the environmental impact of football: installing...
The greening of the football stadium

Why sustainability is a non-negotiable imperative in design

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"Sustainability is a design challenge," states Chris Sherwin, the new—and first—head of sustainability at future-gazing design agency Seymour Powell. Sherwin is now working with the designers at the agency to build sustainability into the design process. He says that doing this is, in fact, a "non-negotiable imperative," especially as 80 percent...
Why sustainability is a non-negotiable imperative in design

A List of Foods by Environmental Impact

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A List of Foods by Environmental Impact

SVP Bob Mansfield Says Apple Products Back On EPEAT Certification: 'This Was A Mistake'

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Apple’s Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield just published a letter on the company’s website announcing that Apple has reversed its decision to remove EPEAT environmental certification from its products. “We’ve recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed to learn that we had removed our products...
SVP Bob Mansfield Says Apple Products Back On EPEAT Certification: 'This Was A Mistake'

Microsoft to go carbon neutral

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Tech giant commits to making data centres, air travel and offices meet target by July, and to introducing internal carbon marketMicrosoft has committed to going carbon neutral, joining the growing list of tech companies trying to reduce their environmental footprint.A blog post on the company website said Microsoft would commit...
Microsoft to go carbon neutral

Watch: Nike's new Flyknit Lunar1+ running shoes can be steam-fitted in-store

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London was at the centre of attention last summer, as Olympians the world over descended upon the UK capital to pit their wits against each other in the quest for gold. If you watched any of the track-and-field events, you probably noticed the neon yellow-green footwear donned by many of...
Watch: Nike's new Flyknit Lunar1+ running shoes can be steam-fitted in-store

Dirty data: where does Apple's energy come from? - video

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James West from Climate Desk explains the environmental impact of Apple's energy consumption...
Dirty data: where does Apple's energy come from? - video

Apple Admits Defeat - Returns to EPEAT Environmental Registry

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In a rare but telling reversal, Apple has reversed its decision to remove 39 of its products from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry. The move came in response to withering public criticism and warnings that many government entities would stop buying Apple products. Apple's change of heart...
Apple Admits Defeat - Returns to EPEAT Environmental Registry
Startup Spotlight: Oroeco tackles climate change, one purchase at a time

Apple Touts Plans for Massive Solar Farm and Fuel Cell Facilities at North Carolina Data Center

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As noted by CNET, Apple today updated its environmental site with updated data for 2011, revealing a few tidbits of new information about the company's work on energy usage and other topics. Among the additions is a brief discussion of the company's massive new data center in Maiden, North Carolina,...
Apple Touts Plans for Massive Solar Farm and Fuel Cell Facilities at North Carolina Data Center
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