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How to pick an energy efficient washer and dryer — our 2013 update

March 5th, 2013

So many options, so little time. At least the choices for washers (though not dryers) have become ever more energy and water efficient. Here’s our advisory for 2013.

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Give greener electronics this holiday season

November 11th, 2010

If visions of a new computer, an upgraded cell phone or a flat screen TV are dancing in your head this holiday season, you don’t necessarily have to feel guilty about it. No one will confuse adding 50 inches of viewing pleasure with planting a tree when it comes to carbon footprint, but bringing that shiny new toy into your home may not be quite the environmental faux pas it used to be.

From design to operation to disposal, electronics are getting a little more eco-friendly. That’s a good thing, too, since we seem to be incorporating more and more of them into our daily lives. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, a typical American household features 24 electronic devices, from clock radios to DVDs and Blu-Ray players to computers and TVs.

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Coming clean: Here are the top energy-efficient washing machines

September 24th, 2010

If you want the most energy-efficient washing machine on the market, wait a few weeks. That’s because five washers atop the government’s Energy Star ratings (when sorted by energy efficiency) aren’t on the market yet. The Whirlpool WFW94HE, WFW95HE and WFW97HE and Maytag’s MHW7000 and MHW6000 (model numbers will vary slightly based on retailer) are tightly under wraps until October. If you can’t wait that long, we’ve rounded up some of the other most energy-efficient washing machines on the Energy Star list, as well as top-rated ones from Consumer Reports.

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Calling out cell phones on radiation

February 18th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

Whether or not cell phone radiation presents a human health risk remains one of those dangling public health questions. Some studies have suggested that longtime users of cell phones face an increased chance of developing brain or salivary gland cancers. But many others have found no link, prompting some public health groups to give cell phone a clean bill.

Motorola Droid at the high end of the radiation scale at 1.49 SAR when held at the ear

Motorola Droid at the high end of the radiation scale at 1.49 SAR when held at the ear

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Eco-electronics for greener gift giving

November 30th, 2009

By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now

More and more electronics seem to make Americans’ Christmas lists. Unfortunately, many electronics waste energy and run up electric bills, even while you are not using them. So here’s a list of environmentally friendly, yet still savvy, electronic gifts.

all in one wall charger

HYmini can charge using solar, wind and wall outlets

The HYmini is an all-in-one solar, wind, USB and wall charger that can be used to recharge almost any 5-volt gadget. It includes a 6 watt, rechargeable Powerbank that collects energy from a built-in wind generator, a .7 watt mini solar panel, wall outlet, or your computer’s USB. The handheld, lightweight charger even fastens safely so you can charge in motion. Even better, there’s no additional software needed. The HYmini features an LED night-light and charge-in green indicator. This all-in-one charger is affordable, retailing for $49.99.

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