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Scientists figure out how to extract Germanium from plants

Although Germanium isn’t a conflict metal and is therefore its usage isn’t one of those moral hurdles we all have to leap when buying electronics, it still needs to be extracted from Zinc smelting and coal burning, which isn’t particularly efficient. Like all natural resources, it’s also finite, which is …

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Apple pushes for new environmental schemes in China

China and Apple are two very different entities, but neither is particularly well known for their environmental practices. One has some of the highest pollution rates in the world and the other has regularly been found using unsafe chemicals and business practices in its production facilities – most often located …

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