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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

UNITED STATES

Facebook collecting Nepal quake aid donations

WASHINGTON, US: Facebook was rolling out a donation button on Monday for contributions to victims of the massive earthquake in Nepal, and offered to match up to $2 million...

28 Apr 2015

UNITED STATES

GPS shows Earth's crust is rising

WASHINGTON, USA: Scientists using GPS technology to study the extent of the western US drought said Thursday the water shortage is causing parts of the Earth's crust to rise.

22 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

Google-backed database steps up fight on deforestation

WASHINGTON, USA: Google, environmentalists and governments have unveiled a state-of-the-art database to track deforestation, hoping to increase levels of law enforcement to prevent it.

21 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

Google buys Nest for US$3.2bn

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google announced that it is buying a smart thermostat start-up Nest in a deal valued at US$3.2bn.

14 Jan 2014

UNITED STATES

New York bans e-cigarettes in public places

NEW YORK, USA: New York City has voted to extend its strict smoking ban to electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), barring them from bars, restaurants, parks, beaches and other public places.

23 Dec 2013

UNITED STATES

Coca-Cola, WWF expand global partnership

ATLANTA, US: The Coca-Cola Company and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are working to advance the Coca-Cola system's sustainability stewardship with the announcement today of new, bold global environmental goals and an expanded global partnership.

10 Jul 2013

UNITED STATES

French car share project heads to Indy

CHICAGO, USA: A French electric car share programme has set its sights on the home of one of the top US racing events, Indianapolis.

12 Jun 2013

UNITED STATES

Deadly Oklahoma tornado kills hundreds

WASHINGTON, USA: A powerful tornado with winds of up to 320km/h pulverised an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday (20 May), hitting at least two schools and wiping out blocks of homes. Up to 100 people were reportedly killed.

21 May 2013

UNITED STATES

Chrysler sells electric Fiats at a loss

DETROIT, USA: Chrysler stands to lose US$10,000 on every battery-powered Fiat 500 it sells in California, according to chief executive Sergio Marchionne.

22 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

US town bans bottled water

NEW YORK, USA: A town in the US has banned single-serving bottled water in an attempt to curb the sale of plastic bottles and reduce pollution in the state of Massachusetts.

4 Jan 2013

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

TIME joins the World Green Summit as Global Media Partner

London, UK / New York, US: TIME has confirmed its global media partnership with the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org) - the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on 20 June 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilion, located at the Olympics Athlete's Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

12 Apr 2012

UNITED STATES

Hybrid and EV manufacturers not courting Black consumers

CHICAGO, US: The hybrid and electric vehicle market is having a tough year in 2011 in the US. Sales for hybrid vehicles are down 2.7% through August 2011, despite the fact that US vehicle sales are up 10.5%.

By Mintel Oxygen reports 10 Nov 2011

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