environment

Rechargeable air horn ushers in age of endless amusement

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/p38107b.jpg" alt="p38107b" />The common air horn: enhancer of graduation ceremonies, sporting event attention-getter, and the perfect way

That USB chainsaw is not real

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/papercut-660x449.jpg" alt="papercut-660x449" title="papercut-660x449" />So that fake USB Chainsaw <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009

Leaving computers on all the time wastes $2.8 billion per year in the US

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/os23shutdown.gif">Oops. Apparently all the computers in the US that are rarely, if ever, shut down at night account for almost $3 billion

Did everyone turn out the lights last night?

<img src="http://i3.ytimg.com/vi/vza8fcJkxu4/default.jpg">Earth Hour was last night. From 8:30 to 9:30, no matter what time zone you live in, we were all asked to turn off outside lights and any insid

Europe turns crosshairs on energy inefficient TVs (read: plasmas)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/euplasma.jpg" /> Ha! The green-crazy European Union is <a HREF="http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/giant-plasma-tvs-f

Buying a new TV or using an old tube TV with a converter; which uses more energy?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/178492203-971263f369-o.jpg" />Environmental magazine Plenty got a doozie of a pickle of a question concerning the upcoming switch to digi

A salute to FinishLine.com’s sustainable shipping

<img title="IMG_0159" style="display:inline;" height="420" alt="IMG_0159" src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/img-0159.jpg" width="630" />The little lady ordered up a pair of run

Nokia wants to help you be green

I’ve been cogitating a lot about many of the little things I learned while at Nokia World 2008. The N97 is a neato device, but Nokia has a lot more going on that merits discussion. For example,

Ricoh ‘green’ sign debuts in Times Square on Dec 4

Green, green, green! It’s the marketing word that makes you think you’re doing something to help this planet, and now it’ll be found at the crossroads of the world, Times Square. (Ac

Ecobee thermostat has a Wi-Fi connection

Here’s a way to control the temperature in your house from far, far away. The Ecobee “Smart Thermostat” has all the stuff you’d expect with a standard digital thermostat and adds a pretty nice

Arizona testing Cactus microchipping to prevent theft

If someone asked me to help them steal a gigantic cactus, I’d be like, “Have you ever touched a cactus? Those things are really prickly. Find yourself another cohort, kind sir.” But apparently t

‘Aquaduct’ adult-sized tricycle produces clean drinking water, keeps you from tipping over

Look at this environmentally-advanced mama jama. It’s called the Aquaduct, and though many are referring to it as a bicycle, it’s got three wheels. That, my friends, is a tricycle. Forget semantic

Lenovo: Six new low-power, enviro-friendly monitors

Lenovo’s got six new LCD monitors to add to its ThinkVision line. Each uses 30-60 percent less energy than ThinkVision LCDs from the past and some of the packaging uses 65 percent recycled materials

DARPA looks to coal for energy solution

The energy debate isn’t going away anytime soon… if ever. Two of the big topics are of course, foreign oil and global warming. We want it here, we want it cheap and we want it clean. The Air Force

Sure, why not? Ethical, fair trade USB devices

A company in Belgium called United Pepper is behind a line of USB devices that are assembled in a fair trade-certified factory in Vietnam. The devices include a USB webcam called Lili (seen above) and

Blowback from the Green Offensive

Green marketing may be hitting a saturation point. At least, I’ve come to think that at some point it will. Is it now? I don’t know. It just seems to me that all marketing pushes eventually run ou

Hydrogen Road Tour ’08 completes cross-country trip

For the past two weeks hydrogen fuel cell cars have been lighting up the nation’s highways on a cross-country trip designed to showcase the emerging technology. This last weekend, they rolled in

Green: New York City mayor wants to install windmills all over the place

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing his best to make the city as green as possible. He’s so obsessed with this fad (going green) that he wants to install windmills in strategic locati

Samsung E200 Eco: Its corn-derived case is environmentally friendy

Do you have eco guilt? That is, are you anxious that the planet is slowly dying like in every JRPG ever because of human activity? If that’s the case then Samsung has a phone for you. The E200 E

Dutch concrete cleans the air — just the air

A study in the small Dutch town of Hengelo is conducting field research by the University of Twente to determine if a new type of concrete can reduce acid rain. Concrete paving stones are laced with p
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