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Topic: environment

SunPower agrees to build 170 megawatts of Chinese solar power for Apple

11/19/2015, 01:11 pm

California's SunPower is planning to build three new Chinese solar farms for Apple with a peak capacity of 170 megawatts, the company said in a newly-submitted regulatory filing.


Tim Cook says businesses should tackle climate change & equal rights proactively, not wait for governments

11/10/2015, 12:11 pm

Large corporations should actively wield their power and influence for the good of the planet and its people, rather than sitting back and waiting for governments to take the lead, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said in a speech at Italy's top business school on Tuesday.


This week on AppleInsider: China woes, Apple TV launch date, OS updates & more

10/24/2015, 05:10 am

Apple released significant updates for iOS, OS X, and watchOS this week, but ran into serious issues in China, even as it tried to put a positive spin on its environmental efforts there.


Apple's Tim Cook to join group of corporate leaders tackling Chinese environmental problems

10/19/2015, 03:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining the CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization, a group formed by the Paulson Institute and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges in order to divert the environmental impact of China's urban growth.


Apple joins White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge

07/27/2015, 12:07 pm

The White House on Monday announced that Apple will be among a group of 13 companies appearing alongside Secretary of State John Kerry and other senior White House officials, as they launch the American Business Act on Climate Pledge.


Apple once again tops in tech for environmentally-friendly datacenters, Greenpeace says

05/12/2015, 12:05 pm

Apple continues to outpace its Silicon Valley brethren when it comes to making environmentally conscious choices for its expanding datacenter footprint, according to Greenpeace's annual cloud computing report.


Apple expands green initiative to Chinese manufacturing, to manage 1M acres of forest

05/10/2015, 10:05 pm

Apple on Monday local China time announced a major expansion of its environmental responsibility operations in the region, including the creation of one million acres of responsibly managed forests and a buildout of clean energy infrastructure for manufacturing facilities, offices and retail stores.


Apple ranks among top 50 'green' brands in 2015 survey of US shoppers

04/22/2015, 04:04 pm

Apple is among the 50 most environmentally-friendly brands, according to a U.S. survey of 36,000 men and women, which among other topics asked shoppers which brands they perceived to be the most "green."


Apple celebrates Earth Day with green retail store logos, App Store promos

04/22/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple Stores across the globe have once again turned their leaves green in celebration of Earth Day, while a special iTunes Store section highlights environmentally-friendly apps.


Apple's 2015 Enviromental Responsibility Report shows larger carbon footprint

04/20/2015, 11:04 am

Apple on Monday issued the 2015 edition of its Environmental Responsibility report, trumpeting attempts to reduce the company's contributions to problems like climate change and resource depletion, while admitting gaps in managing its carbon footprint.


Apple triples retail renewable energy rollout, 360 outlets worldwide go green

04/20/2015, 11:04 am

Apple's plan to power its expansive retail operation entirely with renewable energy has taken a significant leap forward, the company revealed on Monday, as more than 360 Apple Store locations around the world now run on green power.


Apple touts its environmental bona fides in new promotional video

04/20/2015, 09:04 am

Days after announcing new sustainability projects in the U.S. and China, Apple on Monday unveiled a new two-minute video highlighting the company's commitment to environmental responsibility.


Apple buys 36,000 acres of forest to create sustainable eco-friendly product packaging

04/16/2015, 10:04 am

Apple and The Conservation Fund are partnering to purchase more than 36,000 acres of vulnerable forestland in Maine and North Carolina, and will use the land to sustainably harvest materials that can be used for paper and packaging.


Apple says working toward 'net zero energy' and green products in Environmental Responsibility Report

07/09/2014, 09:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday published an Environmental Responsibility Report covering fiscal 2013, outlining steps the company has taken to reduce impact on climate change, use green materials in its products and conserve resources.


Apple launches 'Better' environmental campaign with Tim Cook-narrated video

04/21/2014, 12:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a campaign that more clearly outlines the impact of the company's environmental initiatives, backing it up with a revamped environmental responsibility website and an introductory video narrated by CEO Tim Cook.


Apple iPad casing supplier under fire over alleged water pollution

02/22/2013, 11:02 am

Chinese locals call it the "milky river," due to its milky white color. It kills fish, its water is unsuitable for crop irrigation, and it's allegedly the fault of a company that manufactures cases for Apple's iPad.