Tibetans protest over environmental damage caused by mining company: leaked chemicals; pollution of Lichu river; dead fish from poisoned water; dead cows.
Companies in the semiconductor industry accussed of outsourcing chip manufacture using the highly toxic chemicals “ethylene glycol ethers”, or EGEs in South Korea after 1995, when such substances were banned in their domicile for causing diseases such as cancer, miscarriages, leukemia, infertility and others.
Report accuses electronics companies for: holding a large voting bloc on most U.S. green standards groups; consistently opposing repair and reuse designs for their products; instead approve criteria they can easily achieve and earn green certificates.
Two KS Drilling workers die after ‘KS Endeavor’ jackup rig explodes during drilling of an exploration well for Chevron.
Chinese conglomerate supplying leading brands discharged hormone-disrupting chemicals and other toxins into the country’s major water systems, according to Greenpeace.
Group of 36 Chinese environmental groups issue report, accusing electronics companies, especially Apple, of failing to address concerns over pollution and worker health issues in factories supplying its components.
Laboratory test reveals highest level of a type of toxic flame retardant, tetrabromobisphenol A, in Apple’s MacBooks.
Laboratory tests reveal high levels of toxic chemical decaBDE in HP laptops, despite HP claims of having removed decaBDE from its products years ago.
Greenpeace accuses major electronics companies for using unrecyclable and toxic materials in their products causing pollution and health hazards in poor Asian countries where electronics are discarded.
Child worker (15 years old), among other sudden deaths of workers at Pegatron factory primarily making iPhone 5s and tablet PCs. Pegatron never carried out in-depth investigations into the causes of death after the incidents occurred.