New Smartphone Uses Mostly Recycled Material, Avoids Conflict Materials, Promotes Good Working Conditions

New Smartphone Uses Mostly Recycled Material, Avoids Conflict Materials, Promotes Good Working Conditions By B.N. Frank For those who want smartphones but are concerned about environmental impact and safe working conditions for employees, Fairphone seems to be the way to go: Modern smartphone production is notoriously bad for the environment and many of the people who work along the supply chain. In 2013, Fairphone set out to change that with a phone that uses recycled raw materials instead of conflict minerals wherever possible. It is produced in factories with good working…

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Pollution Caused by Wireless Wi-Fi Radiation is Topic of “Wireless Silent Spring”

Pollution Caused by Wireless Wi-Fi Radiation is Topic of “Wireless Silent Spring” By B.N. Frank Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring was written about environmental harm being caused by pesticides.  It is credited as helping to jump-start the environmental movement: First serialized in The New Yorker in June 1962, the book alarmed readers across America and, not surprisingly, brought a howl of indignation from the chemical industry. “If man were to faithfully follow the teachings of Miss Carson,” complained an executive of the American Cyanamid Company, “we would return to the Dark Ages,…

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Manatee Deaths in 2018 Already Top Last Year’s High Total

Manatee Deaths in 2018 Already Top Last Year’s High Total Nearly 100 Red Tide-Related Deaths So Far; Second-Highest Total This Decade Washington, DC — Driven by toxic red tides, Florida manatee mortality this year has already surpassed losses during all of 2017, according to figures posted today by… Read More Global Justice Ecology Project Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction, and economic domination.

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