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Earth & Environment

Earth & Environment

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Published by: mano on Mar 10, 2009
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Ian SheldonCan couriers make themselves more environmentally friendly? Couriers make their living by driving letters, packages and larger shipments from one place to another. This meansthat they are on the road most of the time, which has an impact on the environment. Thereare, however, ways in which couriers...
GuestTHERE are vast amounts of water on earth. Unfortunately, over 97% of it is too salty for human consumption and only a fraction of the remainder is easily accessible in rivers,lakes or groundwater. Climate change, droughts, growing population and increasingindustrial demand are straining the available...
JamesNashLoss of forests contributes as much as 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissionseach rivaling emissions from the global transportation sector. The Kyoto Protocol's offsetmechanisms allow credits to be given for replanting trees or establishing new forests,which capture carbon dioxide through photosynth...
GuestContinued from Desalination Part 1: Tapping the OceanThis reduced the energyconsumption of sugar refining by up to 80%, says James Birkett of West Neck Strategies,a desalination consultancy based in Nobleboro, Maine. But it took about 50 years for theidea to make its way from one industry to...
PeterWilsonTruck tool boxes are very useful to use to transport your tools to and from work. Theseare also very useful if you plan on carrying fishing or sporting equipment. If you have a pickup truck then you will notice that you do not have very much inside the cab for atoolbox. A truck tool box can be used...
PeterMasonFloors are very important parts of every room, but they are often overlooked. By simplychanging the floor you can change the entire look of a room. It is important that youcarefully choose the correct type of flooring so that you can make your home morevaluable. By choosing the floor carefully you...
lisara210703If there was a world title fight who would you put your money on? 'Crude Oil' or 'Alternative energy'? The heavy weight champion of the world today is without a doubt:
'Crude Oil'. In a coming championship battle The Champion could have the upper hand inthe first few rounds with explosive power...
GuestExposure to creosotes, coal tar, coal tar pitch, or coal tar pitch volatiles may result inminor to serious health effects. Eating food or drinking water contaminated with a highlevel of these compounds may cause a burning in the mouth and throat as well as stomach pain. Taking herbal remedies containing...
JamesNashWill global warming really cause disaster to strike Earth in the manner depicted in themovie graphic of storm "The Day After Tomorrow"? Could we have killer tornadosattacking in roving gangs, murderous ice balls the size of sour grapefruits falling from thesky, waves of cold air that descend in minutes...
zenmistress2002This is turning out to be a fairly active season for the development of tropical storms below the Gulf Coast. The Caribbean is bracing for yet another onslaught of Mother  Nature in the form of Gustav. While the residents of Florida are still reeling from the after affects of tropical storm Fay those further...
GuestYou don't have to go that far back in time to come across a time when local grocer's shopswould package everything up in brown paper bags for us to take home. Shopping was a pleasure that came with a personal touch. We weren't inundated with a plethora of plastic bags, plastic and polystyrene packaging...
StewartM.Russell'The Environment' is a blanket term that includes two primary areas. The environmentincludes everything around us that is living or non-living. The first of the two areas of theenvironment is nature as it exists without human interference - animals, plants,microorganisms, even the atmosphere and...
MathewsCombsWhat is the difference between Tail of the Dragon and Deals Gap?Nothing ... both arenames for the 11 mile section of road. It is known as Deals Gap, the Dragon, and Tail of the Dragon. Locals call it "that dam road to Tennessee". Tail of the Dragon is also theRegistered Trade Mark of our company.
JohnathanBakersCNC machines have revolutionized the entire manufacturing industry, no longer do youhave to spend ages setting up a machine. A computer is able to control it for you. TheseCNC machines are often too expensive for private use, however it is possible to buysmaller machines at a fraction of the cost.Ho...
webrepairserviceDealing with waste management has become an issue of major importance. Some things,like landfills, are becoming increasingly full. This creates a situation in which we areforced to find new ways to dispose of waste. This said; let's explore some of the conceptsof waste management.- Some interest...
zenmistress2002There is a growing concern these days about how much water we use in the home today.We have a tendency to use it literally like there is no tomorrow, but chances are there will be. What if we use up all the fresh water supply we have here on Earth? What would wedo then? Well, it probably would not be...
sfromMany people try to save much money when it comes to compressed air. Indeed, this is avery true situation, because compressed oxygen is one of the most expensive forms of energy out there. And, when the air is compressed and kept in a storage place, it mayleak, and this leads to more costly maintenance,...
dyerginThe road is getting much clearer. This week, legislation will emerge from committee, andalmost certainly soon head to the floor of the U.S. Senate. It might not get that muchnotice in itself, but it ought to, because it tells you how much has changed on energyissues. And, given its probable...
JamesNashTips for reducing your CO2 emissions fall into a number of categories; this articlefocuses on what you can do at home and in the workplace to reduce your carbonfootprint.At homeSimple measures could substantially reduce the emissions from your home, and save you money as well - you could...
dyerginToday, as U.S. electric power demand grows and environmental and energy securityissues become more urgent, there is a growing concern that the current balance

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