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Larry David bows to the will of the Internet

What's the going rate to get a celebrity to join Twitter? In Larry David's case, about $10,000 in charitable donations.

By May 14, 2012


Put your DVR on an energy diet

DVRs and set-top boxes consume, and waste, a lot of energy. Boosting energy efficiency requires changes in how electronics are designed and what consumers demand from service providers.

By June 27, 2011


Study: DVR, set-top box use most energy at home

The Natural Resources Defense Council says HD DVRs and HD set-top boxes together use more energy every year than a recent-model refrigerator. The problem? There's no real on/off switch or low-power mode.

By June 14, 2011


Study: PS3, Xbox 360 energy use improved

Game consoles made in 2010 consume about 50 percent less energy than their 2006 counterparts, a study from the Natural Resources Defense Council finds.

By June 9, 2011


Pro teams form Green Sports Alliance

The alliance--endorsed by six professional sports leagues--will focus on environmental sustainability at stadiums and training centers.

By March 24, 2011


Study warns against hyping carbon-fixing biochar

To determine whether man-made charcoal, or biochar, can significantly cut carbon levels in the atmosphere, large-scale systems need to be tested, according to an NRDC analysis.

By November 29, 2010


EnergyGuide labels coming to TVs next year

TVs made after May 2011 will sport the yellow EnergyGuide label showing estimated annual energy use and how they compare to similarly sized models.

By October 28, 2010


Apple icon drops pants, suggests you e-mail your senator

In a PSA in support of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Bill, "Get a Mac" icon Justin Long encourages you to e-mail your senator. He also reminds you he's the Mac guy.

By January 28, 2010


E-waste showdown unearths deeper questions

Consumer electronics and IT associations are challenging a New York City e-waste recycling law. Recycling advocates worry that state programs could be stalled.

By January 16, 2010


California approves efficiency mandate for TVs

The California Energy Commission approves a measure to ratchet down power consumption of televisions sold in the state starting in 2011.

By November 18, 2009