Earth Day 2010: The power of green (roundup)

On the annual occasion of honoring our big blue marble, we look to see how technology is having an impact, and what lies ahead.

On the annual occasion of honoring our big blue marble, we look to see how technology is having an impact, and what lies ahead.

Earth Day 2010

<b>Chasing home efficiency, nudged by the sun</b>

Call it hypermiling at home: CNET's Martin LaMonica sizes up the numbers after two years with solar panels and finds that on-site power has made him more thrifty with energy.
(Posted in Green Tech by Martin LaMonica)
April 22, 2010 4:00 AM PDT

<b>Blu-ray player 'Quick Start' mode an energy hog? </b>

CNET examines the extra power consumption required by Blu-ray players' quick start mode and how much it will cost you over a year.
(Posted in Crave by Matthew Moskovciak)
April 21, 2010 1:09 PM PDT

<b>Top five 23-inch-plus eco-friendly monitors</b>

CNET examines the extra power consumption required by Blu-ray players' quick start mode and how much it will cost you over a year.
• Chart: Most eco-friendly 23-inch-plus monitors
(Posted in Crave by Eric Franklin)
April 21, 2010 10:30 AM PDT

<b>Can green tech save the Earth? It won't be easy</b>

Innovation has blossomed in energy and the environment, but green-tech upstarts still have a long way to go to make a real impact. On the eve of Earth Day, here's a look at the progress--and the challenges.
&#149;&nbsp;Photos: Tech helping the Earth
(Posted in Green Tech by Martin LaMonica)
April 21, 2010 4:00 AM PDT

<b>Five upstart electric cars</b>

It's not cheap or easy to start a car company, but some small and nimble companies are starting to put products on the market.
• Photos: Best hybrid cars
(Posted in Car Tech by Wayne Cunningham)
April 20, 2010 6:04 PM PDT

Green cell phones

CNET picks eco-friendly cell phones to get your green on. At the end of the day they're still phones, but they have a "feel-good factor" that some might find attractive.
&#149;&nbsp;Sprint picks Samsung Restore for green thumbs
(Posted in CNET Reviews by Kent German)
April 20, 2010

B-cycle bike sharing to be the largest in U.S.

On Earth Day, Denver, will be one of the few U.S. cities to boast a bicycle-sharing program, giving commuters access to hundreds of bikes at B-cycle stations throughout the city.
(Posted in Crave by Sharon Vaknin)
April 21, 2010

<b>Lenovo ThinkPad 'L' series: Rugged, eco-friendly</b>

According to Lenovo, "up to 30 percent" of the outer cover, palm rests, and LCD case are made from office water jugs and used IT equipment.
(Posted in Crave by Dan Ackerman)
April 19, 2010 9:00 PM PDT

<b>Tech helps fuel green businesses</b>

Sustainability is more than a buzzword for leading-edge businesses that have already made eco-friendly practices a source of inspiration for green technology and practices.
(Posted in Green Tech by Martin LaMonica)
April 16, 2010 8:48 AM PDT

CNET's energy efficiency guide

We've made it a goal to educate users on the value of buying products that are sustainably produced, energy efficient, and low waste.
• Chart: HDTV power consumption compared
• Chart: LCD monitor power consumption compared
• Solar-powered gadgets
(Posted in CNET Reviews)

From Earth Day 2009

Images: NASA's biggest achievements for Earth

In time for Earth Day, NASA ran an online contest to let Earthlings pick the top 10 biggest accomplishments in the agency's five decades of observing the planet. The winner: GPS.
(Posted in Image Galleries by CNET staff)
April 22, 2009 8:25 AM PDT

<b>My year as a green-living beta tester</b>

CNET News reporter Martin LaMonica has spent the past year in the multifamily competition Energy Smackdown to lower household energy use. He finds a little effort goes a long way.
&#149;&nbsp;Photos: Getting your green on for Earth Day
(Posted in Green Tech by Martin LaMonica)
April 20, 2009 4:00 AM PDT
 

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