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Apple Defends Its Data Centers Against Greenpeace Report
2012-04-18 13:43:16

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Defending itself from claims from Greenpeace, Apple has disclosed information about the amount of energy consumed at its North Carolina data center for the first time on Tuesday. In a campaign aimed at tech sector, Greenpeace has issued a report of 14 companies leading the transition from local to cloud computing. Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft all received failing grades for their use of coal to power their data centers. When Apple first announced the new...

2012-04-17 23:03:10

Greenpeace International report evaluates 14 IT companies´ energy choices San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 The current explosion in cloud computing offered by major IT companies is driving significant new demand for dirty energy like coal and nuclear power, according to a new report from Greenpeace International. The report, “How Clean is Your Cloud?” (1) shows a growing split within the tech industry between companies that are taking steps to power their clouds...

2012-01-09 11:24:21

An article in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) refutes claims by Greenpeace Germany that the western bean cutworm (WBC), Striacosta albicosta (Smith), is "a new plant pest" that was "caused by genetically engineered corn." The Greenpeace Germany report, which was written by author Christoph Then of Testbiotech, offers a "surprisingly simplistic conclusion" regarding the spread of western bean cutworm over the last decade, according to the JIPM authors....

2011-12-07 22:09:42

The EU´s governance of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and food safety has given lobbyists a new role. In the past, Greenpeace and the biotechnology industry organisation EuropaBio exerted their influence in the corridors. Now the former enemies sit opposite one another as experts in the EU´s core activities. By studying how lobbyists try to influence GMO rules, a new thesis from the Lund University School of Economics and Management in Sweden provides an insight into...

HP, Dell Deemed Greenest Electronic Companies
2011-11-10 06:14:43

Hewlett Packard (HP) and Dell have overtaken Nokia atop Greenpeace's list of the greenest electronics manufacturers on the planet, Peter Sayer of IDG News reported on Wednesday. The environmental group's updated guide to the most Earth-friendly computers, televisions, and mobile phones "recognizes the efforts" that HP and Dell have made "to clean up their supply chain“¦ while Nokia has slipped back to third place after leading since September 2008," Sayer added. Apple was...

2011-08-17 00:00:30

With all the pressures on the fabric dyeing industry to use less water and since the release of the report by Greenpeace on Fabric Dying in China, Katmandu and Critical Masses' phones, emails and fax machines have been ringing from companies within the United States, the E.U., Latin America, China, India, the Middle East, and South Africa. All of these companies are asking about the new green dyeing process called Kinetic Colorizationâ“ž¢, which uses Physics, not...

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2011-07-14 06:00:00

The environmental group Greenpeace reported this week that eight samples of wastewater discharged from two factories in the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas in China, contained "a cocktail of hazardous chemicals". The factories supply materials that make up major clothing brands such as Nike and Adidas, reports the AFP news agency. Hormonal problems down river from these factories are being linked to the waste that is dumped into these important water sources. The Yangtze, China's longest...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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