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Entries from June 2009

National Security in (Coal) Ashes

June 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Tweet This week, the Department of Homeland Security prohibited a US Senator from disclosing the location of coal ash dump sites in the country. What is the biggest toxic spill the US has ever experienced? Exxon-Valdez? No, this one is 100 times worse than Exxon-Valdez and will cost a billion dollars to clean up. On […]

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Tags: Environment

Swine Flu Outbreak Declared A Pandemic and H1N1 FAQ

June 11th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Tweet WHO officially declared swine flu H1N1 pandemic. The declaration, prompted by the rapidly rising number of cases worldwide. A declaration that should have been made months ago, was finally made yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO) from its Geneva headquarters. WHO officially declared the current outbreak of swine flu cases worldwide a pandemic. The declaration, prompted by […]

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Tags: News

Mobile Evolution

June 10th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Tweet Stumbled upon this picture in the web today,  it’s called Mobile Evolution: Miniaturisation in the style of a Russian Doll by British artist Kyle Bean. If you’re not familiar with it,  a Russian nested doll (commonly known as Matryoshka doll) is actually a set of about 7 dolls of diminishing sizes, one “nested” inside […]

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Tags: Cell Phone Technology

New Apple iPhone 3G S Hit Stores June 19th, iPhone 3G Drops To $99

June 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Tweet Apple iPhone 3G S hit stores on 19th June. iPhone 3G drops to $99. In a move widely perceived as an effort to solidify its dominance in the US data phone market, Apple has unveiled the latest version of the hugely popular iPhone 3G series. The new model,  iPhone 3G S will be available […]

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Tags: Cell Phone Technology

Dell, Goodwill Expand Free Computer Recycling Program to 1,400 Locations Nationwide

June 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Tweet Dell Goodwill recycling programs has expanded to 1400 locations nationwide. In our recent post on fake recycling events uncovered by the Basel Action Network in Pennsylvania, we’ve noted that although it isn’t the industry norm yet, more and more electronic manufacturers are taking responsibility for the proper disposal of their products.  I believe this […]

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Tags: Computer Recycling

Cradle To Cradle Recycling

June 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Tweet I came across the concept of cradle-to-cradle recycling while doing research for our latest lens Recycling! Recycling!, now available for viewing at Squidoo. It’s basically a gateway lens to all of our recycling lenses. If you’re doing some research on Plastic Recycling, or Cell Phone Recycling, or E-Waste Recycling, for example, this new lens […]

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Tags: Environment

BAN Exposes Fake Recycling Events in Pittsburgh

June 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Tweet Basel Action Network (BAN) exposes fake recycling events in Pittsburgh. BAN was able to document the illegal export of the collected e-waste to China and South Africa. The Basel Action Network (BAN) has uncovered another illegal scheme by unscrupulous recyclers, who were working through a legitimate organization to ship electronic waste to developing countries. Apparently, […]

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Tags: Computer Recycling

Recycling For Kids

June 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Tweet Teaching recycling for kids is an uphill struggle if you don’t inject fun and exciting, hands-on activities into the process. That’s why when we created our latest lens, Recycling for Kids We made sure that we can gather, in one location, as many links as possible to the most popular and coolest kids’ recycling […]

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Tags: Recycling