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MacHeist: Why You Should Choose The Nature Conservancy

Written by | March 4th, 2010

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Until next Tuesday, MacHeist is once again donating 25 percent of every sale to some amazing charities — like The Nature Conservancy, says green tech blogger Dave Connell.

Apple and Google, Set to Bring the (e)Waste

Written by | January 18th, 2010

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Apple and Google are at war — and the environmental consequences could be devastating, says our green tech blogger Dave Connell.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2010

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Your daily dose of the 5 coolest and greenest news links online is ready and waiting:

  1. It’s a dream-world of magic… Obama’s green-energy revolution, that is. (Foreign Policy)
  2. Why does Apple keep resisting shareholder requests to report on emissions? (Environmental Leader)
  3. Endangered jaguars will now get habitat protection under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (NY Times)
  4. “Carbon tax” versus “carbon offset” — same policy, different name. So does using the “t-word” matter? (The Vine)
  5. Is that fish an ENFP or ISFJ? Personality testing of mosquito fish reveals clues about why they like to invade new territory. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2009

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Controversy abounds today: Ecuador institutes a new policy to limit the presence of certain people (poor locals) on the Galapagos, Apple leaves the Chamber of Commerce and concerns are raised about REDD becoming a vehicle for organized crime. Catch up on all the latest news here at Cool Green Morning. They look like shooting stars, but […]

How to Tech Responsibly

Written by | May 8th, 2009

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Twitter user K_M_Anderson asked the nature_org Twitter account recently: “Love new tech but worry that servers and bandwidth are coal-powered? taking open space? any info re enviro impact? how to tech responsibly?” Thanks for the tweet, K_M. As you now, the answers to your questions are not so simple. The fact is, it’s hard to […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 15

Written by | April 15th, 2009

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Are you as stressed out about taxes as I am? Wouldn’t it be great if we could go just one April 15th without hearing or thinking about taxes? Without even reading the word “taxes”? (Sorry.) Take some deep breaths…and dive into this morning’s most interesting — and tax-free — green headlines (and don’t forget to […]

Google Earth Earns Its Capital “E”

Written by | February 3rd, 2009

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(Video: CBS Evening News Feb. 2, 2009 piece on Google Earth, featuring the Conservancy’s Stephanie Wear on its utility for marine conservation.) When Google released its popular — and free — satellite imaging and mapping tool Google Earth in 2006, it enabled users to travel virtually from New York to Papau New Guinea via the […]

Apple Does It Again (and That’s Not a Good Thing)

Written by | January 9th, 2009

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First, a bit of full disclosure: I work exclusively on two Apple laptops (an iBook G4 at home and a MacBook Pro here at the office); I carry an iPod with me virtually everywhere I go; and My wife gave me an iPhone for Christmas – a device that is far and away the best […]

Cool Green Morning: January 2, 2009

Written by | January 2nd, 2009

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Good morning! (We didn’t say that too loudly, in case you’re still suffering from a New Year’s hangover.) Here’s what we’re finding in the green blogosphere this morning: Joel Makower is pessimistic that businesses can ever achieve true sustainability–that is, without an economic meltdown to prod them. But is corporate carbon neutrality impossible, anyway? That’s […]

Dear Apple: Are Green MacBooks All We Get?

Written by | December 5th, 2008

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Last night I saw one of those ubiquitous Apple ads touting the environmental benefits of the new MacBook computer, and listing the following green attributes of the latest Apple must-have: •    An aluminum and glass enclosure that is “completely recyclable”; •    The ability to “run on a quarter of the power of a single light […]

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