• Climate change could blunt tech's travel culture

    Posted April 2, 2014 - 11:22 am

    Along with more air turbulence and flight delays, global warming presents multiple tech market opportunities.
  • 14 tips for creating a paperless office

    Posted March 26, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    Half a century after marketers coined the term 'paperless office,' the concept largely remains a myth. Today's businesses probably can't go completely paperless, but these 14 tips will at least help them stop wasting paper and start improving productivity.
  • A tech effort seeks to make climate change up close and personal

    Posted March 24, 2014 - 11:37 am

    White House, tech firms to cooperate on turning environmental data into easy-to-use tools.
  • Climate change 'dragons' need early warning system

    Posted December 5, 2013 - 2:52 pm

    Abrupt climate risk are real and to prepare, global alert systems -- and exascale computers to run them -- must be built, says National Research Council.
  • Why green IT is good for business

    Posted October 21, 2013 - 11:44 am

    IT is uniquely positioned to drive green IT projects by identifying opportunities for operational efficiency -- and helping to build the business case.
  • Coralbots will restore and rebuild damaged coral reefs

    Posted May 16, 2013 - 3:55 pm

    Repairing coral reefs takes oodles of human hours. So once again we ask ourselves: Why not build robots to do it for us? As it happens, that's what the Coralbot Kickstarter project is all about.
  • Being green and the madness of crowds

    Posted April 16, 2013 - 4:03 pm

    Being green isn't easy and irrational beliefs about the health effects of wind farms just makes it that much harder.
  • Heat Meter measures energy use in real time

    Posted March 12, 2013 - 1:07 pm

    A new, Wi-Fi connected device called the Heat Meter allows homeowners to track propane, natural gas or oil use in real time and compare their home's efficiency with others in the area.
  • Beijing's heavy pollution a boon for air quality monitoring apps

    Posted January 31, 2013 - 4:58 am

    On Jan. 13, local developer Wang Jun found that downloads for his app had suddenly skyrocketed, totaling 58,000 in a single day.
  • Santa goes green

    Posted December 26, 2012 - 9:38 am

    Naughty folks now get punished in a more eco-friendly way
  • Data centers are big polluters, report says

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:30 am

    Data centers across the world use about 30 billion watts of electricity, about the same as the output of 30 nuclear power plants, with digital warehouses in the U.S. accounting for one-quarter to one-third of that load, The New York Times reports.
  • Five tech companies going green for Earth Day

    Posted April 21, 2012 - 7:12 am

    For the past 42 years, environmentalists have used the Earth Day to promote greener living and conservation. The date--Sunday, April 22 this year--has also become a popular one for companies looking to show off its environmentally-friendly products.
  • Sony shows power outlets that can control electricity by user, device, or source

    Posted February 14, 2012 - 7:55 am

    Sony is developing electric wall sockets and plugs that can control power consumption by appliance, user or original power source.
  • Google leads green IT ranking

    Posted February 8, 2012 - 3:16 pm

    Google's motto of "Do No Evil" apparently extends to its environmental policies, as the company was recently ranked first on Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard for overall green practices. Google grabbed the top spot for the first time, ranking high due to recent disclosure of its own carbon footprint as well as its investment in utility projects such as a large-scale solar project taking place near Sacramento. Other reasons it made the top of the list? The RechargeIT.org project which was designed by Google to demonstrate the technology used in plug-in electric vehicles and to accelerate their adoption, as well as other actions such as increasing its renewable energy purchasing and creating a subsidiary called Google Engery.
  • Are CFOs turning greener?

    Posted January 20, 2012 - 8:42 pm

    A surprising resilience last year in corporate "sustainability" efforts --- despite a global recession that many saw as working against that movement --- largely reflected the work of corporate finance executives.
  • And the ISO/OSHAS data center awards go to Google

    Posted January 20, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    Found: data center certs for Google
  • A greener Apple, but still not the greenest of device makers

    Posted November 9, 2011 - 2:01 pm

    HP is judged the "greenest" electronics manufacturer in the world by Greenpeace International.
  • 2011 top green-IT vendors

    Posted October 24, 2011 - 1:01 pm

    Technology vendors and data center suppliers were also invited to participate in Computerworld's search for the Top Green-IT Organizations. These companies completed the same survey as the end user organizations and were judged on the same criteria -- most notably, on their IT departments' efforts to reduce energy consumption in their IT equipment, and to use technology to conserve energy and lower carbon emissions. Here are the top 12, in ranked order:
  • How CIOs can help curb e-waste

    Posted October 24, 2011 - 12:33 pm

    Many have seen it: that picture of a small child playing in a heap of discarded metal scraps and wires in a Third World country. Images such as these have raised awareness about a fact of life in the computer era that's tainting corporate brands and creating a huge environmental problem: electronic waste.
  • KPMG: Aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 25% through environmental stewardship

    Posted October 24, 2011 - 11:43 am

    In the past 18 months, the IT group at KPMG has helped update and create new processes and workflows for the company's paper-, energy- and carbon-intensive systems.
  • Microsoft strong-arms hardware makers into social responsibility

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    After years of failing to get Microsoft to adopt a formal environmental sustainability policy, shareholders seem to have won: Microsoft will now insist its hardware suppliers comply with the company's social responsibility requirements.
  • Is cloud computing green? Yes! And, err, no.

    Posted October 7, 2011 - 1:47 pm

    What's the reality? Does the cloud save energy or not? What about the GHG impact? Well, as Mark Zuckerberg likes to say, it's complicated.
  • ITU agrees on green IT measurement standards

    Posted September 28, 2011 - 4:50 pm

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has reached an agreement on ways to measure the impact of IT systems on the environment, in an effort to standardize the widely varying estimates now in use, the group said Wednesday.
  • Intel runs PC on CPU powered by solar cell

    Posted September 15, 2011 - 2:13 pm

    Intel on Thursday showed an experimental low-power processor the size of a postage stamp that could run PCs on solar power.
  • Softbank founder backs Japan's shift to renewable energy

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 2:15 am

    Japan's richest entrepreneur outlined a plan Monday to rebuild the country's energy infrastructure in the wake of its nuclear disaster, shifting the majority of supply to natural, renewable resources by 2030.
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