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Monday: April 12, 2010

Starbucks giving away free coffee on April 15th, bring your own mug.Starbucks giving away free coffee on April 15th, bring your own mug.

The free coffee giveaway is an effort to raise awareness that we should all be ditching paper cups in favor of switching to a more reusable environmentally-friendly coffee container. This container would probably be a cylinder mug-like type of object - most likely a mug. More info (and a short flick) over here.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 2:34 PM | Tags (12) | awareness | coffee | cups | earth | environment | free | mugs | recycling | reusable | starbucks | trees | tumblers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 14, 2010

A handy guide on how to give Android a whirl on your Windows machine.A handy guide on how to give Android a whirl on your Windows machine.

Want to see what the Android operating system is really like before you take the plunge over to one of these devices? Follow this guide and you'll be able mess around with it on your beloved desktop and see for yourself.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:43 AM | Tags (6) | android | desktop | environment | google | sdk | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.

Covers everything from tank-bred tuna all the way up to fashion robots.  Looking for the worst inventions of 2009? There's a list for that.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:31 AM | Tags (11) | 2009 | clouds | environment | health | inventions | list | nasa | robots | science | time | tuna |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

The top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint.The top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint.

Based on the theory that a black Google could save 750 Megawatt-hours a year, Blackle is just that. It's identical to the real Google with an energy-saving black color scheme.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:51 PM | Tags (9) | developers | environment | carbon | footprint | nettuts | web | programming | servers | blackle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Some recycling facts that may actually surprise you.Some recycling facts that may actually surprise you.

Recyclable glass almost always refers to 'container' glass -- that is, bottles and jars. Other types, like windshields and Pyrex, have different melting points and are not accepted by most recyclers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | recycling | facts | surprise | cnn | trash | waste | environment |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Apple would really like you to know just how green they really are.Apple would really like you to know just how green they really are.

Our life cycle analysis accounts for all emissions associated with our products. That includes raw material extraction, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, a three- or four-year period of use, and recycling.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:09 PM | Tags (7) | apple | earth | emissions | environment | green | products | recycling |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Eight signs that you're an energy-hogging jerk.Eight signs that you're an energy-hogging jerk.

If you refuse to turn off your computer, take long hot showers, leave the TV on, idle your car, crank up the AC, leave the fridge open too long, use unneccesary lighting equipment and/or drink bottled water then you are a jerk.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 4:06 PM | Tags (8) | electricity | energy | environment | hog | jerk | msnbc | power | usage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Reject watermelon juice just might a good source for biofuel.Reject watermelon juice just might a good source for biofuel.

As well as using the juice for ethanol production, either directly or as a diluent for other biofuel crops, Fish suggests that it can be a source of lycopene and L-citrulline, two ‘nutraeuticals’ for which enough demand currently exists to make extraction economically worthwhile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:01 PM | Tags (5) | biofuel | environment | ethanol | juice | watermelon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

You can blame global warming on ancient farmers says new study.You can blame global warming on ancient farmers says new study.

Ruddiman said that starting thousands of years ago, people would burn down a forest, poke a hole in the soil between the stumps, drop seeds in the holes and grow a crop on that land until the nutrients were tapped out of the soil. Then they would move on.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:24 AM | Tags (5) | ancient | environment | farmers | globalwarming | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Want to know how much CO2 an online CNN article produces?Want to know how much CO2 an online CNN article produces?

...depending on how quickly you read, around 80, perhaps even 100 milligrams of C02 have been released. And in the several minutes it will take you to get to the end of this story, the number of milligrams of greenhouse gas emitted could be several thousand, if not more.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:43 PM | Tags (6) | co2 | emissions | environment | gas | green | production |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten wind turbines that push the limits of design.Ten wind turbines that push the limits of design.

An interesting read those interested. Some of these designs are quite aesthetically pleasing also.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 12:45 PM | Tags (5) | design | environment | science | turbines | wind |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Yahoo's next data center to be powered by Niagara Falls?Yahoo's next data center to be powered by Niagara Falls?

Western New York has been courting big data centres thanks to the relatively cheap electricity it can generate from Niagara Falls, and was disappointed last year when HSBC pulled the plug on a $139m, 275,000 square foot data centre that was to open in nearby Cambria, New York.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:23 PM | Tags (6) | yahoo | niagara | electricity | green | environment | energy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Soon you'll be able to grab a Big Mac while charging your electric car.Soon you'll be able to grab a Big Mac while charging your electric car.

...a new North Carolina McDonald's will include electric vehicle (EV) recharging stations, part of the ChargePoint network. While you stuff your face, your car could be stuffing its battery.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:15 PM | Tags (6) | mcdonalds | environment | electric | cars | vehicle | fastfood |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Empire State Building and other important skyscrapers going green to attract new tenants.Empire State Building and other important skyscrapers going green to attract new tenants.

Buildings that define city skylines across the country, some national icons, are catching up to the sleek, new structures designed with efficiency in mind, as property owners and managers become convinced that a greener building now makes financial sense.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:22 AM | Tags (7) | buildings | environment | green | icons | manhattan | nyc | skyscrapers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Five climate studies that don't actually live up to their hype.Five climate studies that don't actually live up to their hype.

...many news stories prematurely attribute local or regional phenomena to climate change. This can lead to the dissemination of vague, out-of-context or flat-wrong information to the public.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 11:54 AM | Tags (7) | climate | environment | hype | change | warming | global | earth |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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