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Google is constructing another data center in the US, but the location it's settled on might surprise you. Instead of building a site from scratch, the company has decided to redevelop an old coal power plant in Alabama. The Widows Creek factory in Jackson County is scheduled to close in October d...

June 25th 2015 at 8:02am 0 Comments
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Greenpeace activists tried to stop Apple's coal consumption at its source by blocking train tracks that Duke Energy uses to ship coal to Apple's Maiden, North Carolina data center. Activists targeted the Marshall Steam Station in Catawba county, according to a report in Charlotte's WCNC. Prot...

May 4th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Greenpeace is trying to highlight Apple's choice to power its data center with coal by holding a series of demonstrations at Apple stores. The latest stunt involved bunches of black balloons that were released in Apple stores in NYC, San Francisco and Toronto. Greenpeace called the protest a su...

April 25th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Apple has come in last place among a list of tech companies in the latest Greenpeace tech report How Dirty is Your Data? [PDF]. While Apple has made some pretty big strides over the last few years in trying to eliminate environmentally unfriendly chemicals from its products, Apple placed last in t...

April 21st 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. With summer in full swing, this week Inhabitat watched the mercury rise as the world's largest thermostat burst forth with an array of 72,000 building-mount...

July 18th 2010 at 8:58pm 0 Comments
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That shiny new N800 isn't going to look so shiny or new after a couple drops on pavement. And don't act like you're more careful than that, either -- it happens to the best of us. Heck, frequent pocketing of a phone (or Internet Tablet, as the case may be) is usually enough to get it scuffed solidly...

January 28th 2007 at 7:39pm 0 Comments