When it comes to the holidays, which are rife with pollution and waste, there are plenty of ways to green up the works, from making homemade gifts and utilizing recycled wrapping paper to going paperless by sending holiday e-cards. As for the tree, there are tons of options to keep your holiday eco-friendly.
Although the weather outside can be a little chilly to consider camping, the holiday season is a fabulous time to equip the eco-conscious campers in your life. And nothing is hotter this holiday season than solar lights and solar phone chargers.
For quite some time now, we have been hearing about how the climate changes across the globe are affecting so many different countries on virtually every continent. One of the latest places to capture the attention of both scientists and the media alike would be Europe. Europe, one of the favorite destinations of tourists year-round, is currently experiencing some detrimental consequences due to the transitions within its atmospheric conditions. As a matter of fact, according to a recent assessment that…
You’ve no doubt heard about the e-waste problems the world is facing as computers become obsolete and people toss them in favor of the latest and greatest technology. Do you even stop to wonder what becomes of your old monitors, keyboards, and computer towers when you send them away with the trash collector on designated pickup days? Do you know why you can’t throw electronics in the garbage like any other discard?
Hollywood is finally tackling the deadly drilling process known as fracking in the upcoming drama, “Promised Land”. Gus Van Sant’s latest film highlights a small rural community that is struggling economically, as they fight back against a large corporate gas company intent on poisoning their local farmland with hydraulic fracturing. The timely story not only illustrates the destructive environmental impact of fracking, but also explores our nation at the crossroads where big business and the powerful strength of small-town community converge.
On November 8th and 9th, the Cleantech Open 2012 Global Forum was held in San Jose, CA. In this “Golden Globes” of Cleantech, the latest in national and international entrepreneurs, members of the investment community, corporate partners, the cleantech community, and like-minded business leaders were brought together for the mutual goals of launching successful cleantech companies.
As the world is becoming more sensitive to the needs of the environment, luckily, that would include some of the nation’s professional and college football teams. That’s right. More and more of them are starting their own programs in order to cut down on waste, encourage recycling and become more responsible with our earth’s resources.
The Yes Men are brilliant satirical social activists who are adept at political impersonations, hoax interviews and using humor to highlight the absurdity of entrenched destructive corporate influence. The group is now making a documentary entitled: The Yes Men are Revolting. The movie chronicles some of the group’s clever disruptive actions, focusing on impending climate change disasters in store for our planet if we all continue to do nothing.
The carbon emissions and overall environmental impact of data centers is becoming a greater concern for technology and IT companies. The growing demand for data centers, thanks to personal cloud computing, virtual businesses, and the overwhelming need of storage for companies like Facebook and Apple, has caused the atmospheric emissions of these centers to skyrocket.
The data center industry now has a greater carbon footprint than the airline industry – and we are only headed towards the beginning of an ever growing need for data storage.