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Extinction

Top Biologist: Half of All Species May Be Gone By 2100

Mitch Tobin<br>Arizona Daily Star, Tucson<p>August 9, 2002<p>The world faces a "bottleneck of overpopulation and wasteful consumption" that could drive half of Earth's species to extinction in this century, eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson told more than 2,000 ecologists meeting in Tucson this week.<p>"We're …

Nonprofits
Infographics

The One Thing Nonprofits Wish Companies Understood

Beth Kanter knows a thing or two about nonprofits. With over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector, Kanter has penned several award-winning books and is the writer of one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. She’s trained thousands of nonprofits around the world and in …

Nonprofits

Apple Forces Recyclers to Shred All iPhones and MacBooks

Documents obtained by Motherboard: "No reuse. No parts harvesting. No resale."<p>Apple released its Environmental Responsibility Report Wednesday, an annual grandstanding effort that the company uses to position itself as a progressive, environmentally friendly company. Behind the scenes, though, the …

Sustainability

Intel Unveils First Optane Memory Modules - CPUs & Components - Products

Intel on Monday began selling its first Optane memory modules, which it says will transform the traditional relationship between PC memory and …

Intel Corporation

Reveal: America's digital dumping ground

You got that new computer or phone you wanted for the holidays – but what happens to your old gadgets?<p>They might not end up where you expect.<p>On this …

Environmentalism
Pollution

Organic Electronics as Low-cost, Sustainable Approach to Energy Usage

The latest kind of electronics to do the rounds, organic electronics, have ushered in an era of sustainable technology. There has been growth in the …

Repairs

US bill seeks to stem Chinese flow of counterfeit electronics

A bill has been reintroduced in the US that would hinder the production of counterfeit electronics in China and other countries.<p>The Secure E-waste …

How Smart Design can solve e-waste challenge

Global concern about the mountains of e-waste generated every year has been rising for quite some time – and with good reason: In 2014, the United …

Product Design

More Affordable Devices Lead to Doubling of E-Waste in China Since 2010

A migrant worker strips down wires by hand in Guiyu, Guangdong province | Image credit: Greenpeace<p>Related:<p>The volume of discarded electronics in East …

Repairs

$140 Million Sustainable Manufacturing Institute Will Focus on Reuse, Recycling Technologies

A new sustainable manufacturing institute, led by the US Energy Department, will focus on reducing the cost of technologies needed to reuse, recycle …

E-Waste Stacking Up As Demand Grows, Product Lifecycles Shorten

While Asia led e-waste generation in 2014 with an estimated 16 million tonnes, the report also showed the rest of the world wasn’t far behind, with …

Levels of e-waste soar in Asia as gadgets become affordable, UN says

Amount of electronic waste up 63% in five years, with China’s more than doubling, United Nations University report finds<p>Levels of electronic waste are rising sharply across Asia, as higher incomes mean hundreds of millions of people can afford smartphones and other gadgets, according to a UN …

Gear & Gadgets
Recycling

Here's where your electronic waste is landing. It's not pretty

Stay Informed<p>The news on your schedule from MPR News Update<p>See our Privacy Policy. Must be age 13.<p>The Center for Investigative Reporting followed the …

Out of the Scrapyard: How Foreign Involvement Can Help Solve China’s e-Waste Crisis

This summer, the US Congress introduced a bill aimed at stemming the country’s regular flow of discarded electronics to China. The United States …

Governor signs Eggman recycling bill

Instead of ending up in landfills or gathering dust in warehouses, old TVs and monitors can be more easily recycled, thanks to a bill by …

Chemistry

What’s the real story with Africa’s e-waste?

Beginning in 2009, Ghana’s computer import industry went almost instantly from totally invisible, to worldwide infamy. The work of two …

The Precious Gold Trapped in E-Waste Can Be Filtered by Fungi

Finnish researchers find that nature's recyclers make for capable gold diggers.<p>Image: Shutterstock<p>In 100,000 cell phones, it's estimated that there is 2.4 kilograms of gold, more than 900 kilograms of copper, 25 kilograms of silver, and more. Depending on the market prices, that's about $250,000 …

Fungi
Recycling

Resold hard drives on eBay, Craigslist are still ripe with leftover data

Before you throw away that old hard drive, make sure you purge the memory clean. A new study has found that most users are accidentally giving up …

IBM found a way to turn toxic old phones into medical-grade plastic

The technology industry's e-waste problem isn't expected to go away anytime soon, but IBM just made a discovery that could help. Researchers there …