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    The Toxic Technology of Silicon Valley

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    Silicon Valley, land of riches and of millionaires, archetype of the California Dream. This is the promise and the dream of technology. Mandel suggests that "Silicon Valley has joined the pantheon of mythic places-the first addition in more than fifty years" (285). A female engineer at Hewlett Packard states that "When [she] moved here, there were orchards all around, and now there are integrated-circuit manufacturing plants all around... that's been the thrill, because I've been a part of it, and

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    High-Tech Workers in the Silicon Valley

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    Brief History of the Valley The Silicon Valley area became a major manufacturing power after World War II. The Cold War furthered this development, as industries involved in defense, aerospace, steel, oil, automobiles, and so on prospered (Hossfeld 405-406). The high-technology industry began in the laboratories of corporations such as Bell Laboratories, American Telephone and Telegraph, Fairchild Camera and Instrument, and General Electric during this Cold War era (Bacon, “Organizing”). Employment

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    Calpine and Cisco Debate Over Coyote Valley

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    over Coyote Valley Throughout the years the technology industry has been growing with incredible speed expanding all over California. San Jose is known as the capital of Silicon Valley where major technology companies and start-ups call home. With fast spreading companies it is necessary to have enough power in San Jose to supply the increase in energy demand. Recently there was a plan proposed to the City of San Jose by Calpine Corporation to build a power plant in Coyote Valley. Nearby residents

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    E-Waste Recycling

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    The plane's banner referred to Apple's recent announcement that it will now accept iPods for free recycling at all of its stores in exchange for 10 percent off the purchase of a new iPod. Until June, organizations like the CTBC and the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) roundly denounced Apple for charging $100 to replace the battery in its highly successful mp3 players. While Apple's latest attempt was seen as a small step toward greener pastures, it didn't assuage activist concerns. "We're

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    The Greening of the Computer Industry

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    was appalled at what I saw: the result of 225 tons of e-waste being exported from the U.S. each week. As a digital artist who is concerned about the environment, I started looking into the issue more deeply. I found that both the production of silicon chips for computers AND the casual and irresponsible e-waste disposal methods of America are serious international public health issues. These hazards primarily affect women and children because they comprise the majority of chip producers and waste

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    Essay On Managing Ewaste

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    Managing eWaste – Solutions To A New-Age Hazard. The modern society in which we currently reside has become utterly dependent on the consumption of electronic products. In recent years, the use of mobile phones, personal computers, tablets and other electronic goods has increased exponentially (Harrison & Hester, 2009). However, with this increase in the consumption of electronic information, the amount of electronic waste generated as a result thereof has ascended rapidly and is now posing threat

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    IT Equipment

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    increase in the rate and quantity of IT equipment entering the waste stream; § A piece of IT equipment was, or is typically of high value, both in terms of its component parts and the equipment itself; § IT equipment commonly contains toxic materials, which are hazardous if not managed properly. This project provides a broad overview of how such products are handled and to estimate the amounts of these products and materials that will enter the waste stream in the next few

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    aspects of the world; therefore , corporate social responsibility is the obligation of these global companies. In the process of operating business, the corporations would use the resource from society. For instance, U.S government build up the silicon valley to encourage the development of high-technology corporation ,such as Apple Inc. and Intel, and attract the related professionals to participate in this field. (Rogers and Judith K.,1984) There is the other reason that makes us believe that corporate

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    The New Hazardous Waste: Electronic Waste

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    computers was doubling every 18 months. Labeled as Moore’s Law, this trend continues to this day. This law and the mindset that everyone needs the newest fastest sharpest computer has created a global hazardous waste problem predicted to be the largest toxic waste problem of the 21st century.1 The problem commonly referred to as electronic waste, or e-waste, consists of the hazardous materials and plastics that computers and other electronic items are made of. Being that this is such a relatively new problem

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    Big Fish in a Small Pond

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    Big Fish in a Small Pond While living in Costa Rica last summer I was introduced to a new culture and way of life. The national slogan, “Puravida,” was the daily greeting while riding my bike down the dirt rode into town for Spanish class. The country’s belief in “Puravida” translated - ‘pure life’ is one component that makes Costa Rica distinct in this ever-globalizing world. In the small town I lived the people would work for a day, fishing or tour-guiding, and spend the next three days off

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