All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Environment’

Ash Borer Beetle Spreading in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) this week confirmed that the emerald ash borer beetle has moved into Kawartha Lakes, Ontario. The discovery raises the number of Ontario counties the beetle has been found into 32, alongside seven in Quebec. The emerald ash borer is a green beetle species that originated in Asia, but has spread throughout many parts of …

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Indonesia Haze Affecting Singapore, Forest Fires Being Blamed

Indonesia is being asked by Singapore to get control of its forest fires after the pollutant index in the air rose to a staggering 155 on Monday, the highest it’s been since 2006. Officials asked employers to provide masks to anyone spending time outside during work, and children and the elderly were advised not to spend too much time outdoors. …

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Earth Day 2013 Celebrated with Interactive Google Doodle

For Earth Day 2013, Google is celebrating with an interactive doodle that lets you experience much of what nature has to offer – in animated form, of course. Google’s Earth Day doodle lets you change the seasons, weather, moon, and more. “Today we are celebrating Earth Day with an interactive doodle that captures a slice of nature’s subtle wonders. We …

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Google Joins NYC’s Initiative to Cut Emissions by 30%

Google, along with a handful of other high-profile companies, has announced that they will join New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is participating in the “Carbon Challenge,” an initiative to “cut greenhouse gases, improve air quality, and fight climate change.” Google has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its NYC offices by at least 30%, and up to 40% …

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Amazon-Owned Vine.com Launches As Your Eco-Friendly Online Retailer

If buying green is something that’s important to you in your everyday life, a new site now in beta wants to be your go-to retailer. Vine.com is live, and it wants you to “live life green.” All of the products available for purchase on the site meet certain criteria for being labeled as “green,” and they provide free 1-2 day …

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Your Annual Facebook Use Has The Carbon Footprint Of A Latte

In the spirit of transparency and such, Facebook has decided to share some figures on how the company affects the environment. Today, Facebook is releasing data about their 2011 carbon footprint and energy use. It’s interesting to find out that any given Facebook user stamps a carbon footprint (greenhouse gas emissions) of 269 grams. Given that Facebook just announced 955 …

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Google Touts Its Green Tech in “Story of Send”

If you’ve ever wondered how your email gets from your computer to another inbox, you’re in luck. Google has created a simplistic video showing the basics of how email sent from Gmail travels to its destination. The video is more about how Google has taken extreme measures to lower its impact on the environment, especially at its data centers. There …

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Apple To Participate In Environmental Audit Of Suppliers

Apple has agreed to participate in an environmental audit of one of the Chinese factories in its supply chain. The inspection would be the beginning of a pilot program designed to gauge the environmental impact of manufacturers. According to a report this morning by Macworld, Apple will be cooperating with China’s Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) to conduct …

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