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The Week in Pictures: Cloud Travel, a Vertical Forest in Milan, and More (Slideshow)

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We talk a lot about low-impact transportation on TreeHugger, from bikes to electric cars to high speed rail. But this is definitely the first time we’ve talked about traveling on a floating cloud.

We also have a building in Milan t…

The Week in Pictures: New Zealand Oil Spill, How Steve Jobs Changed the World, and More (Slideshow)

Since the Rena, a Liberian ship, ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand 10 days ago, an environmental catastrophe has been brewing. Oil is spilling into the ocean, harming wildlife and reaching shore.

We also have Steve Jobs’ use of des…

iPhone 4S Disappoints, Underscores Apple’s Planned Obsolescence Strategy

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The iPhone 4S. Apple’s latest. Everyone who cares about gadgets was waiting on pins and needles to hear about the release of the the latest, newest, ooooooh-est iPhone from Apple. And nearly everyone was disappointed by w…

Apple Bans Phone Story App, Game That Shows the "Dark Side" of Smartphones

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A game called Phone Story, released this week, is designed to allow players to see the dark sides of the technologies we use everyday—from coltan mining in central Africa to high

NFL Teams Moving Paper Playbooks Onto iPads

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We’ve been hearing about some airlines switching all their inflight paper documents, from maps to manuals, onto iPads in an effort to save paper and weight. Now, the NFL is following suit. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ha…

The Week in Pictures: Hurricane Irene, Vacation at "Farmland World," and More (Slideshow)

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Hurricane Irene, which we covered in a live blog, was one of the larger storms to hit the northern United States in recent memory. Aerial footage showcases the massive flooding in Vermont.

We also have wacky new vacation spot “Farm…

Apple Under The Gun from Chinese Green Groups Over Supply Chain Pollution

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When we stated our seven ideas we want Tim Cook to focus on as the new leader of Apple, we included detailed tracking and transparency of the environmental footprint of the company for every product. We, of course,…

7 Ways Tim Cook Could Make Apple Better Than Ever

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The big news of last week (other than Hurricane Irene) was that of Steve Jobs stepping down as CEO of Apple. We spent some time giving due praise to the mastermind of business and design, noting Jobs’ role in the …

How Green is the iPhone? Infographic Explains.

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Geekaphone just completed a study looking at the eco-impacts of the iPhone. Sure, Apple has its consumer-facing sustainability reports for most of their products, including the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. But it’s a…