Quantcast
 
Earth Hour: Throwing Shade At Poor Or Good Cause?

Earth Hour: Throwing Shade At Poor Or Good Cause?

By Ashley Olds March 30, 2014

The lights went out over many of the globe‚Äôs major landmarks last night. From the Great Wall of China and pyramids of Egypt to the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben, there was worldwide participation in the name of the annual …

Mercury From Gold Rush Contaminating Wildlife Today Mercury From Gold Rush Contaminating Wildlife Today

Gold mining has been called “the gift that keeps on taking” by geographer Gary Brechin, and the damage to California will possibly last ten millennia. The LA Times and USA Today report that the hydraulic mining practices of gold rush-era …

Man Plants 1,360 Acre Forest Single-Handedly Man Plants 1,360 Acre Forest Single-Handedly
· 1 Comment

For the last 30 years, Jadav Payeng has been planting trees. Lots of trees. The Assam, India native has planted enough trees to turn a 550-hectare sandbar into a lush rainforest. Enough trees to create an outdoor habitat for five …

Google Conserves And Cools With Water Plant Google Conserves And Cools With Water Plant

Greenpeace really likes Google and their commitment to using more efficient ways to power their data centers across the country. I’m sure the conservation group would also be delighted by Google’s recycled water cooling system. Jim Brown, Google’s Data Center …

E-Waste Is Such A Waste Sitting In Landfills E-Waste Is Such A Waste Sitting In Landfills
· 1 Comment

We throw things away. It’s just part of being a consumer culture. If a phone breaks or we’re done with the current technology, we can either sell it or throw it away. Unfortunately, the majority of American seem to think …

E-Books Or Real Books: What Book Lovers Think E-Books Or Real Books: What Book Lovers Think
· 3 Comments

There is a lot of debate surrounding e-books in regard to if they will ever replace real books as the conventional way to digest writer’s works. One undeniable fact is that e-book readers are getting less expensive everyday and therefore …

Google Shines A Light On Blackle’s Inefficiency
· 1 Comment

When you go into a grocery store, you shut your car off – letting it idle would waste gas (and invite thieves).  When you pause at a stop sign, you leave your car on – restarting it after one second would just waste time and energy.  And although these examples are rather obvious, Google’s now addressing the reasons behind Blackle, a dark search engine and would-be electricity saver.

Ask, Dell Do Some Gardening
· 1 Comment

A carbon-reducing tree planting initiative backed by Dell and Ask.com will complement the deployment of new energy efficient servers for Ask’s datacenters.

Yahoo Crowns Greenest City

Yahoo wanted to find the greenest city in America, and now it has: Hastings, Nebraska.  Hastings will receive $250,000 to be used towards various environmental endeavors, and has also earned “a Yahoo!-hosted Nebraska-style BBQ and celebration.”

Yahoo Has Bright Idea On Conservation

Yahoo wants people to spend 18 seconds changing a conventional incandescent bulb out and replacing it with a compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL), to have a positive impact on the environment.