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Apple updates environmental progress for 2014

The company released its annual Environmental Responsibility Report, detailing some of the improvements it's made in the past year, as well as the challenges it faces.

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Reading List: Green machine

Whether it's the kind that grows on trees or the kind that makes the world go around, Apple's all about the green.

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Podcast: Green Day

Chris Breen and Dan Moren contemplate a refined Apple TV interface, tech we're uncomfortable with, and just how green Apple grows.

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Apple offers free recycling of its products worldwide

In some countries like the U.S. and Australia, Apple is offering to recycle some third-party products for free as well

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Apple updates environmental progress, focuses on climate change, finite resources

Ahead of Earth Day, Apple has revamped the environmental section of its website, featuring an update on its progress and a video narrated by Tim Cook.

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Reading List: What's that song?

Apple may bundle song-identification features into iOS 8, Steve Jobs's death was an 'opportunity' for Samsung, and more on CarPlay.

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Apple's 2014 supplier report: Better working conditions, fewer conflict minerals

In its 2014 Supplier Responsibility Report, Apple says it's improved working conditions among its suppliers and has established conflict-free smelters for one of the materials it uses.

How effective are Apple's recycling programs?

In an excerpt from his book "Junkyard Planet," writer Adam Minter looks at how much those programs might really offset the environmental impact of manufacturing and using the company's products.