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  • Freight emissions: Compare apples and apples

    Transport and logistics account for half the global oil consumption and nearly 20% of the world’s energy use. Experts estimate that up to a quarter of the global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are transport related and the International Energy Agency (IEA) expects this figure to double by 2050. Many stakeholders in the freight sector, industry and government are heavily investing in ...


    By thinkstep

  • It`s Apple on wheels

    The internal combustion engine is one of the few remaining things most carmakers actually make. In many cases, the powertrain is the only real 'fingerprint' that sets one manufacturer apart from the other. Bye bye, fingerprint. With the incipient rise of the electric vehicle, carmakers are scrambling to partner with manufacturers in other sectors to stay competitive under the hood. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Grundfos will become an apple dealer

    Remote controlling via iPhone, iPod and Android telephones will be introduced with the new MAGNA3 pumps. You would not expect to see an Apple product as part of a pump producer’s product range. Nevertheless, this will soon become a reality as, in future, Grundfos customers will be able to purchase and iPod Touch for remote control communicate with future MAGNA3 circulator pumps. ...


    By Grundfos

  • REDWAVE in the Big Apple

    In recent years, REDWAVE has crystallized into a leading provider of sensor-based sorting technology. Customers worldwide now have available both standard as well as customized solutions from sensor-based sorting machines to complete turnkey recycling plants. America is characterized as a profit-making market with strong growth potential throughout the environmental and recycling ...

  • Apple Joins Ceres Company Network

    Ceres announced today that its board of directors has approved Apple as the newest member of the Ceres Company Network. Companies that join the Ceres network demonstrate an executive-level commitment to sustainability and strive to further integrate sustainability into their business strategies. In joining the Ceres network, Apple has ...


    By Ceres

  • Funicular Power - Newton's Apple to the Rescue

    If you have been reading entries in the “Black Swan Blog” you should have noticed that they deal with concepts that are somewhat off the mainstream but still very grounded in real world situations and applications.  However, in my introduction to this blog I did warn readers that some of the ideas would be really “out there”. This is one of those blogs. ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Charitable giving: apple forfeits to Android

    Realizing Your Worth We’re big fans of Beth Kanter and her work helping non-profits utilize social media to ...


    By 3BL Media

  • China seeking to export apples to US

    China has its sights set on exporting its fruit to the United States. And that's OK with growers in Washington, who harvest the bulk of America's apple crop. Having the world's No. 1 apple producer as a competitor may seem counterintuitive, but growers say opening U.S. borders to Chinese apples means American farmers should in turn be able to get a foothold in the country's lucrative and growing ...


    By Associated Press

  • Preserving the best qualities of `Honeycrisp` apples

    'Honeycrisp' apples are among the most popular varieties in today's fresh fruit market. The apple's explosive crispness, juiciness, and flavor have made them a new favorite among consumers. However, the apples' distinctive characteristics are at peak only when they are properly grown, picked at optimum maturity, and stored under ideal conditions. A new research study in the August 2015 issue of ...

  • Wild bees boost apple harvest

    Orchards pollinated by a wide range of wild bee species grow more apples than those pollinated by fewer species, finds a new US study. Its authors suggest that farmers could consider investing in wild bee conservation to improve crop yield. Many farmers around the world hire or manage hives of honeybees to help pollinate crops including fruit and nuts. However, demand for pollinator-dependent ...

  • Green points for Hewlett Packard and Apple

    Apple and Hewlett Packard get green points this month, as HP is rewarded in the latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics and Apple releases details of their greenhouse gas emissions. But the big points go to activist consumers for proving once again that public pressure creates positive change. The Guide to Greener Electronics ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to cultivate a greener Apple Inc. in an environmental section on the company's website that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Redwave takes a bite out of the Big Apple

    United States: Austrian sensor-based sorting equipment specialist Redwave has opened a new US subsidiary based in New York - with offices too in Minnesota and Georgia, Recycling International was told at last week's IFAT trade show in Munich. 'The ink is still wet on the contract for Redwave Solutions US,' commented the venture's beaming vice president Jeffrey van Galder. The ...


    By Recycling International

  • Fisher Scientific receives Green Apple award

    Fisher Scientific, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., today announced that it has been awarded the prestigious Green Apple Gold Award for Environmental Best Practice on behalf of the company’s laboratory chemical bottle collection, wash and recycling facility.Fisher Scientific collects bottles and associated packaging directly from customers after use. Each bottle is then washed, dried and ...


    By Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • China Lifts Suspension on Washington State Apples

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that China is lifting its suspension of red and golden delicious apple imports from Washington State. The Chinese market for Washington apples was valued at $6.5 million in calendar year 2011. "USDA employees worked closely with the apple industry and China over a long period of time to achieve this market access," said Secretary Tom Vilsack. "We ...

  • Apple steps up Efforts to Go Green in China

    Apple says it's boosting efforts to go green in China by partnering with conservationists to promote sustainable forestry for paper production. CEO Tim Cook also said in a statement Sunday that he will try to get Apple's Chinese suppliers and contract manufacturers to use renewable energy to power their factories. That could take ...


    By Associated Press

  • Apples top new `Dirty Dozen` list

    Environmental Working Group has released the seventh edition of its Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads. EWG highlights the worst offenders with its "Dirty Dozen" list and the cleanest conventional produce with its "Clean 15" list. Analysts at EWG synthesized data collected from the U.S. Department of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Apple, Facebook, Google leading green internet revolution

    Apple, which has built an on-site solar farm and fuel-cells at its North Carolina data centre and has procured renewable energy directly at its other three facilities, has achieved the highest marks of Internet company data centres that Greenpeace issues every two years. Greenpeace rated Apple’s efforts in renewable energy policy and renewable energy deployment with an A grade in each ...


    By Climate Action

  • Upping the apples and pears in Health and Safety Week

    Staff at the Environment Agency will be provided with locally produced fruit next week (13 to 17 October) as part of Health and Safety Week. Home grown apples and pears from M A Manning and Son in Willingham will  be given to staff in Bedford, Huntingdon, Ely and Kings Lynn, as part of the week, aimed at raising awareness and providing information and practical advice on health and safety ...

  • Study reveals causes of apple skin spot

    For fruit crops such as apples, compromised skin appearance usually results in reduced market value. Identifying causes of fruit disorders and diseases can help producers modify growing strategies and increase profits. Researchers in Germany recently released a study of "skin spot", a disorder found in 'Elstar' (and occasionally in 'Golden Delicious') apples after CA storage that is characterized ...

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