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Earth Day comes but once a year, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore mother nature the other 364 days. Before everyone and their moms owned a PC, tablet, and smartphone – as well as those with other devices, like a digital camera, TV, Blu-ray player, iPod, and the list goes on – recycling just meant sorting the paper, glass, and plastic. Today, with the multi-gadget lives many of us lead, it’s hard to know what to do with all these old electronics. From buying eco-friendly smartphones and tablets to buying good-for-the earth accessories for those gadgets, we’re here to help you make eco-smart decisions.

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Earthrise photographer tells the story behind the iconic image

For Earth Day, retired NASA astronaut Bill Anders has been sharing the story behind his iconic Earthrise image, captured during an Apollo mission in 1968.
An Aventon Level 2 ebike sits outside a grocery store.

I was wrong. E-bikes are so practical, they’re a transit cheat code

Eufy S220 SoloCam solar-powered security camera mounted to side of house.

For Earth Day 2023, Recycle the Old and Go Green with eufy Security

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Your iPhone has a secret feature that helps the environment — here’s how it works

An Xbox Remix Special controller sits in front of an Earthy background.

Xbox’s Earth Day controller is made from recycled water jugs and CDs

Man looking at notifications on his iPhone 12.

Greener techniques could help find rare minerals for phones

a sapling grows in the forest

Apps that plant trees for you are booming. But are they actually helping?

Someone hanging the Game Boy Grid Studio on the wall.

How Grid Studio transforms forgotten tech into works of art

March of the Penguins

The best nature documentaries to watch on Earth Day

Illustration of a woman putting a bitcoin into a piggy bank.

Why crypto’s eco-friendly pivot is perpetually delayed

The Bahamas seen from space.

24 amazing images of our planet for Earth Day

Image of the 2022 Samsung Earth Day Galaxy S21 case and Galaxy Watch 4 bands in yellow.

Samsung launches eco-friendly phone case line for Earth Day

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To save the planet, phone makers need to bring back removable batteries

Smartphones have an astonishingly large carbon footprint, and most of it stems from the fact that they don't have swappable batteries anymore.
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The rise of smart speakers shows why it matters to have sustainable packaging

While the gadgets inside of packages are most important, you'll be astounded by the amount of potential waste from the packaging.
House of Marley Get Together Duo Wireless Speakers

House of Marley debuts eco-friendly wireless speakers just in time for Earth Day

House of Marley is back with another eco-friendly audio product -- the $150 Get Together Duo. These wireless bookshelf speakers can be used alone or as a pair.

Caretaker bots and starfish assassins: Meet the tech that protects Earth’s reefs

Coral reefs are dying everywhere. Can technology help reverse this tragic trend? Here are six examples of cutting edge tech that might assist with exactly that.
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A blessing in the skies: How coronavirus is affecting Earth’s atmosphere

China, Italy, and the U.S. have all seen reductions in pollution levels as people shelter in place. What would it take to make it last after the pandemic?
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Lyft is offering free bikeshare rides to highlight Earth Day

To highlight Earth Day and promote its own green efforts, Lyft is offering free rides with its bikeshare programs in six cities across the U.S. on April 22. Lyft expanded into bikesharing in 2018 when it acquired Motivate, the largest provider of bikesharing services in the U.S.
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Amazon sale knocks 20% off Nintendo Switch, Pro Controller, and games

Amazon has been home to rapid-fire deals on various consoles, games, and accessories and there’s a new wave of savings coming crashing down for in celebration of Earth Day. The site is slashing prices up to 20% off for used Nintendo Switch consoles, games, and accessories like the Switch Pro Controller.
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‘Namoo — Wonders of Plant Life’ uses immersive graphics to teach you about nature

Namoo -- Wonders of Plant Life is an educational app that teaches users all about how different plants function. Using vibrant illustrations, 3D simulations, and Apple's ARKit (for those using an iPhone), the app takes you through nine different chapters about nature.
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From robotic bees to bacteria, the tech that is making for a greener tomorrow

Humans have had an undeniable impact on the world, but that doesn't mean they've forsaken it. From cyborg bacteria to chimneys that are currently working to clean up our air, here are the top environmental projects making a difference on our planet (and changing industries in the process).
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Say hi to Daisy, an Apple-made robot that recycles old iPhones

Apple has set itself recycling targets with its tech products, and to help it meet them it's employing the services of Daisy. Daisy is a highly dexterous robot that's able to take apart 200 iPhones an hour, identifying the reusable parts and components before carefully extracing them from the device.

T-Mobile is celebrating Earth Day with $250,000 and a lot of trees

As one of the few truly global days of celebration and recognition (after all, who on Earth doesn't benefit from our planet?), it only makes sense that we mark Earth Day with the gusto it so deserves. And here to help us do just that is T-Mobile, who is promising to make it "easier than ever to make a difference." 
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‘Pokémon Go’ is gamifying garbage and wants your help on Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, which will be observed on April 22, Niantic has revealed that it is leveraging its impressive powers of assembly in order to help save the planet.
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Apple is issuing its Watch owners an Earth Day fitness challenge

Apple takes the environment pretty seriously, and as part of its Earth Day initiatives, it's challenging you to go outside for 30 minutes.
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T-Mobile to kick off Earth Day with a wind power investment and tree planting

T-Mobile, the self-styled "Un-carrier," will kick off Earth Day with a major investment in wind power, free trees, and more.

Siva Cycle’s pedal-to-power generator leaves bikers no excuse for dead smartphones

Another reason to bike to work? You can charge your gadgets or extra battery packs while doing it with the Siva Cycle Atom.

Sales data shows hybrids going mainstream as a choice for more buyers

In addition to revealing an increase in hybrid sales, the Experian report indicates the potential for even more growth in the market segment with the next generation of car buyers.

Leap Motion controller brings Google Earth to your fingertips

To coincide with Earth Day, Google is adding Leap Motion support to Google Earth 7.1, which means you'll be able to explorer the planet with your fingers.
Guide to Greener Electronics

Which smartphones and tablets are the greenest?

We take a look at how to work out which smartphones and tablets are eco-friendly and which companies are environmentally conscious. Find greener electronics with this guide.
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Our favorite eco-friendly, green smartphone and tablet accessories

We take a look at some environmentally conscious accessories for your smartphones and tablets in honor of Earth Day. You'll find eco-friendly solar chargers, sustainable material cases, and more.

8 apps to help you lead a greener life (Earth Day Roundup)

We take a look at eight eco-friendly apps for your smartphone. You'll find Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps to help you locate great food, save energy, and more.

Gadget graveyards: Behind the scenes at electronic-recycling plants

Just in time for Earth Day, electronic recyclers from Chicago, New York, and California spill their secrets on cleaning up the world's e-waste.

Earth Day meets iPad with these eco-friendly cases