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E-Waste Recycler, Non-Profit Create Jobs for Those With Disabilties

Your dead television might look like a huge chunk of e-waste to you, but to Easter Seals Greater Houston, it looks like a job opportunity. The Texas-based non-profit, which assists people with disabilities with everything from counseling to…

Non-Profit Cuts E-Waste by Refurbishing Computers

You might think your old laptop is dead, but one Seattle-based non-profit can breathe new life into your old, worn-out, virus-ridden computer to benefit someone in need. Before you prepare yourself for a round of E-waste or send your laptop off to…

PHOTOS: Fish Tanks Made From CRT TVs

We’ve seen aquariums made from iMac computers, so we were stoked when we found yet another derelict electronic home for the fishies. These tanks are made from clunky CRT (cathode ray tube) televisions. Best of all? They’re all DIY…

Win $5,000 For Your E-Cycling Idea

Have a bright idea about how to recycle and reuse cathode ray tube (CRT) glass from old televisions? If your eco ingenuity trumps your peers’, you could be $5,000 richer. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and Environmental Defense…

Green Game: Play "Lifeboat" and See What Floats

LIFEBOAT: The Green21 Alternate Reality Game from Green21 on Vimeo.

In the future, what ideas will stick and which will sink? Follow Caspian as he scouts out ways to address our most pressing issues for a sustainable future in this alternative reality…

Timberland Boots Don’t Kick the Can

“Lost Bottle,” a television ad for Timberland Earthkeepers boots and part of the company’s Nature Needs Heroes campaign, was seen in the commercial break on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night. It shows a dog snatching a plastic bottle and dum…

Nurse Jackie, Futurama and CSI Vie for Environmental Awards

Futurama: aliens up for an environmental award?

Who knew Edie Falco, Dr. John Zoidberg and Laurence Fishburne were greening television? With the 21st annual awards from the Environmental Media Awards on Saturday, October 15, documentaries, films and…

The Week in Animal News: Man Kills Entire Pelican Colony, Sharks at Golf Course, and More (Slideshow)

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The arrival of thousands of pelicans could annoy just about anyone, but few resort to a mass killing to deal with the “problem.” That’s what one Minnesota farmer did this week, and he now faces fines of $15,000 and six months in jai…

Breakdown of Solyndra Media Coverage Shows Everyone Ignored More Important Stories

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Since its eruption in late August, the Solyndra scandal has been a lightning rod for political and ideological debates over everything from the role of government in business to the debate on global wa…

10 Nuclear-Powered Superheroes and Supervillains (Video Slideshow)

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In the 1940s and 50s, when comic books surged in popularity, a great number of superheroes had origin stories rooted in the fear of nuclear power gone wrong. Whether via spider bite, cosmic storm, or experiment gone wro…