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How Apple and Greenpeace made peace

Steve Jobs and environmental watchdog Greenpeace publicly battled over toxics in Apple products but under Jobs' leadership, Apple designed cleaner products and improved its environmental practices.

By October 7, 2011


Some LED lights spark concern over toxins

LEDs found in cars and Christmas tree lights use hazardous materials, a study reports. Large home LEDs in general do not contain the same toxins, but recycling is recommended.

By February 14, 2011


LG to slash CO2 emissions with eco-magnesium

LG will replace conventional magnesium in its mobile phones to a more environmentally friendly magnesium alloy, effectively reducing CO2 emissions by 4kg per handset.

By December 6, 2010


Sprint picks Samsung Restore for green thumbs

Due out this summer, Sprint introduces the Samsung Restore, an eco-friendly messaging phone.

By April 20, 2010


WD Raptor hard drive gets double capacity

Western Digital ships the fifth generation of the high-performance desktop hard drive, the VelociRaptor, which now offers up to 600GB of storage.

By April 6, 2010


Greenpeace electronics guide now rates lobbying

New criteria for consumer electronics makers assesses whether companies are lobbying for industrywide laws to prevent competitors from using environmentally damaging materials.

By January 7, 2010


Green comes from bottom up and top down

Both industry heavyweights and start-ups are pushing green-tech products at CES, a sign that eco-innovation is spreading in the consumer electronics business.

By January 9, 2010


Hitachi announces high-speed 500GB laptop hard drive

Hitachi announces the new 7200 RPM Travelstar Drive for laptops that offers capacities up to 500GB.

By September 1, 2009


Hitachi to ship high-speed 2TB hard drive

Hitachi to release the first 7,200 rpm 2TB desktop hard drive.

By August 6, 2009


Price watch: 1TB external drive for $79.99

Fantom's GreenDrive is cheap and environmentally friendly--sorta. But it's not for rebate haters. This deal involves a pair of $20 rebates, plus a few bucks for shipping.

By April 3, 2009