Beware of Greenwashing: Green-Living with Confidence

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What is Greenwashing?
Greenwashing refers to how companies take advantage of consumers with false or misleading claims about their products being environmentally and personally safe. They make claims about being “green” or “environmentally clean”-or even…

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Fracking – the hidden costs

Fracking – the hidden costs

Sunday’s program takes viewers inside a Bloomberg investigation into oil and gas companies paying millions to settle with Americans who claim fracking harmed their health. Peter Cook talks with Bloomberg reporter Mark Drajem and Bloomberg Government senior managing analyst Tony Costello about the investigation and what it means for potential federal regulation of the energy industry. (Source: Bloomberg)

Microsoft: Internet Explorer 10 Is The Most Energy-Efficient Browser, Uses Up To 18% Less Power Than Chrome And Firefox

Fascinating, if not life shattering


If everybody switched from Chrome and Firefox to Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, we could save enough energy to power 10,000 U.S. households, a new study (PDF) commissioned by Microsoft says. The reason for this, Microsoft says, is its focus on making IE fast and the fact that IE taps into modern PC hardware like native graphics cards to speed up its rendering performance.

Let’s face it, when you think about browsers, the last thing you think about is how much power they consume. Indeed, this sounds like a pretty unusual question to ask, but given that we probably spend more time browsing the web than doing anything else on our laptops, using about 18 percent less energy, as the study claims IE does, could make a difference.

Overall, Microsoft says, switching to IE would save 120 million kWh in electricity and remove as much carbon…

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