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Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:31:39 -0500


Harvest Season in October - What Does It Truly Imply?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:20:49 -0500

Harvesting essentially means time of collecting a crop that is ripe and ready to be picked from the field. Reaping is chopping off or cutting of grain or pulse for harvest, with the use of specialized tools. Though for most small farms with less industrialized help or options, harvesting is the hardest part of farming, requiring lots of back-breaking labor, time and effort, must be completely, in a timely way, during the growing season, especially before wild animals, insects or disease has a chance to compete for the rewards on the stalks, plants, ground or trees. We still use the term Autumn, the term is said to originate in England. Hence season of gathering/harvesting the goodies and treats from underground, plants, trees and wherever else these delicious labor of love that farmers provide for us can be retrieved.

A Look At Climate Change, What It's Doing, and How To Fight It

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:01:04 -0500

Greenhouse gas emissions are destroying our environment, one degree at a time. What is causing it, and what can we as a planet do to combat it? The answers may be simpler than you realize.

Decide This Year to Notice What Happens Outside, in Your Own Backyard, in Autumn

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:58:38 -0500

~The calm reading under the palm tree! There are so many places to find that makes writing fun, relaxing and new! Try writing under a palm tree, that's actually a unique and comfortably novel place to write and pretty cool too, if you ask me... The fall season is a great reason to notice the changes in nature, animals and natural outdoor events that take place whether we notice or not. Decide this year to notice what happens outside, in your own backyard, in Autumn.

How To Recycle Electronic Waste With Responsibility

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:49:23 -0500

One of the fastest growing contributors to the waste stream is electronic waste. It is increasing at a rate three times faster than other types of waste. From mobile phones to televisions, batteries, computers and other electronic appliances, many of our gadgets are polluting the environment and filling up landfills. So it is of utmost importance to recycle our electronic products responsibly and as soon as possible. The primary thing though is it should also be known which components can be reused in new products.

Electronic Wastes Recycling Standards

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:49:21 -0500

Having a lot of electronic wastes accumulating and do not know what to do with it? An electronic recycler certainly helps in this regard. It is very important for companies to securely erase data from the device before it is recycled properly and get a report after that. It is a duty on the company's part to handle the toxic wastes diligently so as not to harm its employees.

Living in Awareness of Wonderful Things Nature Can Provide for Us Is Exciting to Say the Least!

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:15:06 -0500

**Round and profound our universe astounds and abounds in creativity that is essential and part of the life-blood of existence for you and me! Visit any town or city or for that matter any nation or continent~ you'll surely be more than content by what you see... People working and living in harmony. Society works best cohesively with less judgement, more camaraderie and of course, while supporting their family and friends with work and family-life balance. Balance is the key to great and successful living. A balanced way of living, eating, working and supporting the lives of every person and every animal on the planet that's what's key to conscious living and great harmony.

How a Recycling Company Helps Protect and Preserve the Environment

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:27:34 -0500

The usefulness of a recycling company goes far beyond what meets the eye. The environment benefits greatly from the work of these businesses.

Turning Back The Damage Done To The Ozone Layer

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:59:03 -0500

The ozone layer is part of the Earth's atmosphere that contains ozone - a naturally occurring molecule containing three oxygen atoms. Not only does the ozone layer protect our planet from the Sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation that bombards the planet on a daily basis, but through the absorption of this radiation it helps to warm our stratosphere - ultimately supporting and sustaining life on our planet.

The Meaning and Reasons For Sustainable Development

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:08:35 -0500

Sustainable development is the strategic development of structures that seek to meet the needs of present and future generations through effective management and maintenance of natural resources. The main aim of sustainable development is to ensure that the present environmental needs of humans do not encroach on those that the future generations would also need and use. It is bent on sustaining thus 'maintaining' or 'preserving' the natural resources that we have now so that the future generations would also have them in ample supply. An "unsustainable situation" occurs when natural capital (the sum total of nature's resources) is used up faster than it can be replenished or replaced. Sustainability requires that human activity only uses nature's resources at a rate at which they can be replenished naturally.

People Need to Change the Perception About the Environment

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:33:21 -0500

Though we have begun the act of protecting the environment, nothing has actually happened on the ground. The mindset of the people need to change. They should not be going after the limelight. If they are sincere, they should continue the cleaning of the environment. In this article, we are looking at the hard facts to decide whether we have done enough to protect the environment.

Why the Water Table in Our Cities Is Going Down Rapidly

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:15:08 -0500

Water is becoming a scarce quantity in various parts of the world due to various factors. Mainly, it is due to the over-exploitation, weather change and unplanned real estate growth. In this article, we will be looking at the reasons for the lowering of the water table in various parts of the growth.

Strategies For Sustaining and Maintaining The Ecology

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:04:26 -0500

The things found in the ecological system provide several benefits to mankind that makes life bearable on earth. Therefore, there is the need to conserve these ecological resources. The following are some strategies suggested for the sustenance and maintenance of the environment. The government, corporate bodies, institutions and individuals should strive in implementing these strategies to ensure the survival and sustenance of the natural resources in the environment.

An Open Letter to Climate Change Deniers

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:51:49 -0500

The constitution states "that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". As a 50-year-old African-American male, those rights were denied me the early part of my life. Although, most Americans will never feel the pain of Jim Crow but it was real.

Thank You for Giving Us Such a Beautiful Planet - A Letter to the Divine Creator

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:19:34 -0500

THANK YOU DIVINE CREATOR; I THANK YOU FOR GIVING US SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLANET; as we take a silent moment to reflect, appreciate and to observe your glory this Thanksgiving! Thank you for breathing life into your planet: Earth. You have given us dominion over the planet and in return, you ask that we take of it and protect it. Thanksgiving, is a way to honor the planet and everyone in it! Thank you for giving us a place to live: to the Divine Creator, We,"Thank you,"again and again! Don't wait for a specific Thursday in November to celebrate Thanksgiving, as long as you are alive and thriving on this beautiful, healthy, for now, planet, it is a great time to thrive and to thank the Divine Creator for your planet, don't take it for granted. It makes life healthy, organic and enjoyable, in all things be thankful everyday!

What to Think About When Recycling Your Clothes for Cash

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:19:25 -0500

A lot of people still throw their unwanted clothes into the bin without any thought to the environment. When your clothes go to a landfill site, they are harming the environment by adding to the gases built up in the atmosphere when they are destroyed and causing more space to be needed for a bigger site.

Is Global Warming a Plot to Control All of Humanity?

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:53:06 -0500

It's no secret that the global elitists of the Club of Rome want to limit human population. Indeed, we probably do have more people on said planet than we need, and although it isn't a total crisis yet, someday maybe in 50, 100, 200, 250 years it certainly will be. Some of these global elitists say the problem is Capitalism, as it creates abundance, but it also creates such huge economies of scale that it rapes the planet of resources and converts things into trash and waste - and if this continues the entire planet will be polluted with waste, plastics in the ocean, pollution in the skies, and agricultural fields laden with toxic chemicals - sounds dire indeed, or so their claim goes.

Environmental Theme of Rio Olympics With Colors, Curves and Coolness

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:33:07 -0500

It may not have had the power and glamor of Beijing 2008 or the sophisticated elegance of London 2012. But Rio de Janeiro showed that low budget could be high impact as it delivered an Olympic opening ceremony that will long be remembered for its color, imagination, passion and profound message of hope.

Common Symptoms of Fire Blight on Flowering Cherry Trees

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:24:24 -0500

Do you have Flowering Cherry Trees on your property? If so, be on the alert for a common and deadly bacterial infection called Fire Blight! Call a tree service provider for help with your tree problems today!

Save the Air From Pollution

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:01:10 -0500

Air is a key medium of sustaining life in earth but polluted air brings danger to that life. We must concern about air pollution issue.

6 Unknown Facts About the River Ganges

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:54:16 -0500

Many might have come across the name Ganges and would have known by now its stature in Indian psyche. It is held with a lot of reverence by Hindus, and hence they use its water for some rituals or the other. In this article, we would be looking at some of the unknown facets of this great Indian river.

The Impressive World of Recycled Aggregates

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:30:18 -0500

We are all encouraged to recycle in our homes and from; plastic bottles, cans, newspapers and glass bottles we all have the ability to assist in cutting down on the excessive amount of landfill waste we collectively create. We are all reassured we are making a difference to the environment from our small contribution.

Tips To Save Environment By Changing Daily Habits!

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:55:07 -0500

If you are wondering as to why conserving the environment is the new big thing these days then how about saying for conserving the environment for the sake of your health and the health of your family? Our environment has become disturbed and flawed as it has been polluted and exposed of its natural resources due to over-consumption.

Don't Discuss Global Warming In Mixed Company At a Cocktail Party - Or Else!

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:38:04 -0500

All this arguing over politics and global warming seems to be similar to people arguing over religion - what that saying; "There are two things you shouldn't talk about in mixed company or at a cocktail party... " What is totally unfortunate is that Global Warming is now the third thing you can't talk about? Why? One side hijacked the conversation, told the world; "The science is settled, and 97% of scientists agree - discussion over," essentially that's it, no more talk, and they are steamrolling their agenda. Even the scientists in the field were taken-aback.

Relevance of World Ocean Day

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:24:38 -0500

World Ocean Day is celebrated every year to remind the people about the need to keep the surroundings that they live clean. This day was instituted by the World Body The United Nations (UN). In this article, we would be discussing the relevance of this day in the present context.

Important Highlights of Paris Climate Accord

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:12:47 -0500

After decades of deliberations and squabbling. The world countries have rallied behind a common accord to ensure the reduction in dependence on fossil fuel by 2020. Hailed as Universal Agreement, it asks all the member countries to promote the usage of renewable energy sources to meet the energy demands. This short article gives brief account of the climate accord for the benefit of readers.

Trees As Protectors, Cleaners, Purifiers, and Life Givers

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:12:25 -0500

There are two causes for disasters, natural and man made. Natural disasters bring immense devastation to lives and property. Though property can be rehabilitated lives lost cannot. There is invisible damage that man has no hand in rectifying, Trees are the only one savior that can rectify this invisible damage

The National Mineral Exploration Policy - 2016 (Non Coal and Non Fuel Minerals)

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:02:58 -0500

The Government of India has recently launched the National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP) for Non Coal and Non Fuel minerals. The NMEP spells out the strategy and outlines the action plan of the government to ensure systematic, state of the art comprehensive exploration of India's mineral resources. The NMEP also proposes to involve private sector participation for unraveling new mineral deposits through state of the art technology.

Reusable and Eco-Friendly Jute Bags With Innumerable Benefits

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:04:29 -0500

Always in fashion with a lot of simplicity and elegance, jute bags are one of the most preferred bags globally. They are made from different fabrics in different designs, colors and sizes. Due to the increased awareness amongst people for eco-friendly products, more and more people are now opting for environment friendly jute bags which are made from 100% natural jute fibers.

Major Points Of Contentions On Why Curbing CO2 For Global Warming Is The Wrong Policy

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 07:17:18 -0500

Let me go ahead and easily defeat some of the nonsense behind global warming alarmists' arguments to curb human emissions of CO2. It's okay to fund alternative energy because it will provide good clean jobs, and "More Stimulus Is Good for the Economy?" Oh really, more stimulus is good for the economy? Oh please don't tell me you are a self-proclaimed Krugmanomics Theologian? I know our socialist leaders want us to believe that they can save the economy by printing money and defacing further our currency but, I'd like to point to Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Bolivia, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and our favorite and most recent Greek Tragedy - it doesn't work. Socialism is a dead end. You cannot borrow into oblivion, print money on toilet paper and expect it not to eventually hit the proverbial fan. And to that end I am no fan of socialism, nor should alarmists be its mouthpiece. Further, most of the stimulus for alternative energy of the Obama Administration resulted in very few permanent jobs and lots of bankruptcies.

Global Warming Data A Miss - Garbage In, Garbage Out

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 06:44:46 -0500

Do you believe in Global Warming? The reason I ask, is that I definitely don't - at least I don't believe in the official definition (Mankind's CO2 causing catastrophic warming of the planet). Indeed, I do not believe that CO2 emissions from mankind have much to do with climate variation of temperatures, this can statistically and mathematically be proven - I would be correct to state so, thus I do. Human caused CO2 is inconsequential.

Does Human CO2 Emissions Cause Natural Disasters?

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 06:37:56 -0500

We are told that every time there is a natural disaster be it a Hurricane, Typhoon, Tornado, Flood, Drought, or Wildfire that it was caused by Global Warming Theory - a theory which states that human emissions of CO2 is causing irreversible and catastrophic warming of our planet (Hell on Earth). But, when we look at the Farmer's Almanac, the weather patterns, rains, and winds, all about average out.

Look Who Is For the Global Warming Agenda Now?

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 06:34:46 -0500

It is interesting how academia, politics, and science have been hijacked by the new religion of Global Warming Theory (remember it is only a theory - never proven). If you go against or disagree with the THEORY, you might be called ignorant, stupid, a racist, a neocon, or any number of things. Often people just think you are evil for suggesting we do nothing since they are certain we are killing the planet. Not long ago, I had to stop someone from calling me names in a think tank internet forum, I said "Hey wait one minute, who on Earth are you calling Stupid? WTH is that about?"

Global Warming Is Caused By Man, Nature Would Never Do Such a Thing

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 06:34:23 -0500

Global Warming Theory (AGW) purports that mankind's CO2 emissions are causing catastrophic warming of the planet, and since humans are doing this, the IPCC says humans need to stop their CO2 emissions immediately and stop the abundance derived from Capitalism because it is too efficient and causes degradation of our planet. But does this theory hold water since the Earth is in a warming trend already and has been for 10,000 years and in the last 180-years it's thought that the average temperature has moved upward maybe .8 degrees? Is mankind really at fault and can we really stop a warming trend of our entire planet by killing jobs and economies and throwing the world into the regression of global socialism?

Paper Bags, Your Eco-Friendly Companion

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:42:49 -0500

Much has been debated about the advantages of using paper bags over their sturdy companion - plastic bags. Although it still remains a matter of dispute and will continue to be, the question that lingers on is - Are we depleting the mother nature of its resources much faster than we are supposed to?

Man Has Spent the Planet on Which We All Depend for Life

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 07:18:02 -0500

Not many want to hear about the horror of money as they depend on it for their lifestyle and to survive in a world run by economic enterprise and wealth creation. That's why my message is hard to take when compared to that of the religious institutions that state that money is good. This contrast is the result of the Spirit of the Universe versus man's ideas and inventions.

Who Owns the Rain Water? The Answer May Surprise You

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:33:46 -0500

Out here in California we are still in a drought situation, especially Southern California. The 2016 El Nino did great for Northern CA, but not much for sunny Southern Cal. Still even with the Northern CA lakes and reservoirs back up to acceptable (not optimal) levels much of the rain water ran off and did not help. Does that mean we need more reservoirs, dams and catch basins? Why can't people just collect water from their own property when it rains and use that to water their yard later? Well, in some places it is not even permissible - aka unlawful to do so - crazy, yes, so let's talk.

Bring the Change You Want to See!

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:02:49 -0500

Change does not stop at changing the government, it begins there. Only when each and every citizen takes up the cause considering his role to be an imperative one in changing the face of the nation, only then will the inaction will change to action.

Why Are Humans Trying To Combat Climate Change In The First Place?

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:45:15 -0500

With regards to Global Warming (Definition means; humankind's CO2 output is causing catastrophic warming of our planet) and the re-branded Climate Change (a silly name for an obvious characteristic of our Earth's atmosphere - aka - change is the only constant) we need to be serious about just how much increase human CO2 is really causing our continued 10,000 year warming trend. The reality is; not much. And even if we stop all fossil fuel burning it won't amount to much of any overall change anyway.

Climate Change Alarmists Using False Logic To Silence Reason Are Shooting Humanity In The Foot

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:39:20 -0500

Trust me when I tell you that you aren't going to change your 'carbon foot-print' much during this lifetime, your foot is made up of about 17% carbon, so unless you get a plastic prosthesis you will continue to make a carbon foot-print for the rest of your life. Yes, it makes sense to start such a serious article with a joke, merely so you can see how utterly absurd the Climate Change Alarmism really is. Now the IPCC is saying that Capitalism is causing too much abundance and thus too much pollution, but if the global socialists want to get rid of capitalism where are they going to get the money to fund their global warming agenda?

Why Are You Skeptical About Global Warming?

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:37:58 -0500

How can any scientist state emphatically that Global Warming (Definition: Mankind's CO2 is causing the planet to heat up and the end result will be catastrophic - IPCC, International Panel on Climate Change) is real? No real-scientist can say that for a fact, because we have no idea. As a non-scientist, I shouldn't have to be the one to point out the fallacy of logic here. However, this issue has grown wings of the most political, religious and false moral idealism - ditching any sense of reason or scientific philosophy. It isn't about science at all anymore - it is about money flow, control and power. Let's talk.

Electronic Waste - Why Is It Dangerous?

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 09:22:24 -0500

This type of waste has become a very serious concern to environmentalists. The reason is because of a growing number of various electronic items that are being discarded in our landfills every year. Unfortunately, there are many consumers that are not aware that electrics such as cell phones and computers do actually contain toxins that can damage the environment by leaching out into the soil of the landfill.

What Is the Emergency?

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:34:36 -0500

Rarely does a dream have such an impact on me than the one still on my mind after waking up this morning. It involved my neighbour asking me "what is the emergency?" Immediately my response was "water" as the potential lack of it in coming years is all too apparent.

Can We Continue to 'Grow' Our Way to Prosperity?

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:31:22 -0500

The current economic paradigm we are all immersed in, is that the only way to achieve prosperity is through economic growth or the increase of gross domestic product (GDP) in each country continuing on into the future in an indefinite upward spiral. This has worked pretty well for the last 150 years. Modern economics operates on the basis that limitless economic growth is the goal.

Environmentally Friendly Packaging Ideas

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:48:12 -0500

It's time we began reducing our carbon print and take responsibility towards saving our Mother Earth. Resorting to eco-friendly packaging ideas, we can take our first step towards conserving our environment. In the not-so-distant past, when plastics weren't around and technology wasn't that advanced, simple people used simple means for packaging.

Environmental Awareness in the World of Industry

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:11:38 -0500

We have all embraced recycling in our homes and it has now become a part of everyday western life; plastic bottles, cans, newspapers and glass bottles all have the ability to assist in cutting down on the excessive amount of landfill waste we collectively create. We are all reassured we are making a difference to the environment from our small contribution.

The Huge Cost of Global Warming

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:44:46 -0500

With floods, fires, devastating winds, and damaged crops all in the mix people are hurting. Homes are washed away or burned to the ground, owners are killed, and many houses tether on the edge of newly formed cliffs. Animals are caught in raging waters and now unseasonably high temperatures are having their own effect as insects hatch in the middle of winter and plants that would normally show up in spring are already emerging from the ground.

Water, None To Drink And None To Spare

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:53:21 -0500

Today, as the two party political conventions draws center stage of the news coverage where too many are caught up in all the hype are always forgetting the undercurrent of economic uncertainty that exists in not only the United States but all across the world. We here in the United States have always taken for granted that there would be enough fresh water for us to brew our coffee and brush our teeth in the morning. But, sadly that is not the case in too many areas all across this nation.

Waste Oil Recycling

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:29:27 -0500

Waste oil or used oil is oil that is contaminated with other substances and therefore is not as safe for use; it can be hazardous. The potential toxicity of used oils saw to the introduction of several environmental regulations that regulate and also require for the safe disposal of these oils so that damages to the natural environment, living organisms and humans are reduced. Waste oil recycling has for that matter become huge business with the industry desiring cooking oils and motor oils.

A Looming Global Water Crisis?

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:32:03 -0500

Water or the 'blue gold' is crucial to human life and the future of humanity. Access to it however isn't uniform both between nations as well as within nations. It also remains a moot point whether mankind can overcome a looming water crisis through investment in technology and using money.

The Earth Is Turning Deadly and We Are in a Trap From Which There Is No Escape

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:02:30 -0500

With the Australian election just over and a new parliament about to begin the one thing that failed to get aired during the long campaign was the environment. Both major parties steered clear of the issue as if it is too toxic to handle. Now a week after it was resolved and the government won a majority to rule for another three years the weather is reminding us of the great opportunity that was missed.

How Air Pollution Is Affecting People in Industrial Areas

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:02:38 -0500

Air pollution is a big problem today. To cut the effect of pollution it is necessary that the masses are aware of the effects of pollutants. With right industrial pollution filtering products, such problems can decrease over time.

How To Conquer The Issue Of Pollution

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:14:31 -0500

We live in a world where Mother Nature has created magnificent beauty. Diversity in nature makes it incredible. We have been long fascinating by the relations of man and nature. Just stand and stare the beauty of nature.

Computer Recycling - Disposing of Accessories

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:03:35 -0500

Computer recycling is something that many people and businesses know about but the big question is what you should do with all the accessories that you used with your old computer. This includes the keyboard, speakers, mouse, or any other accessory that you used. There are ways in which you can recycle or dispose of these accessories without polluting the environment. Many times they can be used for parts or resold while others that cannot be used for parts or resold can be taken to a special recycling location.

Earth's Prognosis - "Critical Condition"

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:44:18 -0500

As an overly concerned citizen of our home, Planet Earth, I have to say that my research and findings related to the health and stability of our planet, are all pointing to a major crisis, occurring as we speak, for all species living on Earth. "Houston, We have a problem", and it is advancing faster than expected. This is a read and heed article, hopefully raising more awareness about the critical situation we find ourselves in and the worst case scenario, to get more conversation on the subject by all concerned, before it is too late.

Florida Phosphate Mining Buffer Zones

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:51:04 -0500

Buffer zones are created to stop hazardous materials from escaping the confines of the phosphate facilities. Buffer zones are known to uptake toxins mitigating severe environmental impacts to the environment. Buffer zones are built to improve water quality because the zones uptake toxins from the soil.

Deadly Inland Tsunamis and Other Weather Events

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:36:30 -0500

Unlike those of the sea, inland tsunamis are unpredictable and many have no warning or escape route. This was the case in Queensland when the Grantham-Toowoomba flood of January 2011, carried away all in its path. People on roofs of cars cried in vain as their vehicles sped away in a raging torrent of water that claimed some 137 lives.

Recycle Products From Your Kitchen, Bathroom and Anywhere In The House You Can Find Them

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:57:07 -0500

In the following article, I will be explaining what you are to recycle. The uses of the recycled products really surprised me.

Why Man Is Killing the Earth

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:55:30 -0500

The sceptics may say it isn't happening, but everywhere one looks today the evidence is undeniable. Man is killing the earth and bit by bit it is succumbing to his will. Individually we are like ants in a mob rushing to fulfil our goals and tramping over everything in our path.

Message in a Bottle - What to Do About the Great Water Shortage

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:01:32 -0500

With major U.S populations being affected by the world's water shortage, it is important to look closer at this insidious threat. Thankfully, the U.S can learn from others who have championed the cause of water conservation around the world.

Factors That Influence the Price of Tree Removal

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:11:43 -0500

Do you think you can't afford to remove an unsafe tree on your property? Well think again! You can assess for yourself just how much it will cost to remove a tree with these helpful hints!

Waste Water Treatment Processes and Benefits

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:40:57 -0500

In urban settings, wastewater treatment comes under the authority of the Public Works Department which is entrusted with the management of solid waste, sewage treatment including human waste, storm water drainage etc. Wastewater treatment plants in these areas treat wastewater as well as the byproducts or effluents from the wastewater treatment like sewage sludge, grit and screenings. Here it is mostly wastewater from households and industries and the treatment is referred to as 'sewage treatment' although in many cities the sewer lines also carry large amounts of industrial effluents to the sewage treatment plants in addition to storm water also...

Reducing Paper Cup Waste - Make Reusable Hot Beverage Mugs Cool Again

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:16:15 -0500

Are you a coffee or tea drinker who loves to get your daily cup to go from a coffee shop? If so and you don't already use a reusable hot beverage mug, you may wish to considering getting one. Billions of disposable hot beverage paper cups end up in the landfill each year. Contrary to popular belief, these paper cups are difficult to recycle.

Help Your Business Go Green!

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:15:06 -0500

Starting a green business is often considered to be a difficult task. However, in the wake of global warming, starting an eco-friendly business is actually a great idea to go by.

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Recycling

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:12:31 -0500

Recycling is the process of making new products out of wastes or old products. It is a fun activity when done in groups. It is a major step in order to reduce pollution and to help the Earth become sustainable for the future.

Florida Phosphate Mines Show Adverse Effects On The Environment

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:50:33 -0500

Florida's phosphate industry creates many unwanted severe environmental impacts to Central Florida's landscape. Phosphate industry practices are outdated or non-existent, including mitigation techniques, and poorly designed reclamation projects. As an industry, phosphate mining officials display poor environmental stewardship and operating practices, causing degraded drinking water quality and quantity.

Wind Turbine Surge Protection Is The Key To Green Energy Adoption

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:27:40 -0500

Adoption of upgraded surge protection for wind turbines could reduce the costs associated with energy production. This simple step could drive production costs below that of fossil fuels, saving Americans money while not damaging the climate.

Does Our Environment Need Hazardous Wastes?

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:34:20 -0500

Hazardous wastes are particularly dangerous to the environment and health, but we can't help producing them. We can't deny the sources of these wastes make our lives more convenient and comfortable.

Flint Water Crisis

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:29:39 -0500

The flint, Michigan water crisis was a shock to our nation. Officials were allowing residents to consume increasingly high lead levels in the water for extended periods, that individuals started to wonder and realize the effect of the water.

Eco-Friendly Paper: A Primer

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:35:40 -0500

Eco-friendly paper is made from a variety of materials left over from cotton, sugar, grain, and potato products. Made from the waste materials in these products, eco-friendly paper protects the planet and offers choices for suppliers.

Pet's Matter Too in Life

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:56:56 -0500

Due to a water disaster presently in Flint, Michigan, the tragedy not only took a toll on the people but also the animals in the homes. Home pets can be the main support to families during a disaster. With high amounts of lead, no one came to the conclusion that the water was also treacherous to their pets. Then came the demand for more water for families and animals.

Florida Sinkholes Created By Phosphate Mining Practices

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:38:38 -0500

Sinkholes are known to occur inside phosphogypsum stacks due to the added weight created by the "stack". The stacks are also radioactive creating environmental hazards in and around all phosphate facilities. The stacks hold billions of gallons of toxic radioactive waste and historically are susceptible to failing, creating severe environmental impacts to properties adjacent to mining facilities.

The Jal Sahelis: An Inspiring Story

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:35:54 -0500

In the northern stretches of India, lies a region called Bundelkhand with its districts in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Inspite of being in close proximity with all the northern rivers, Bundelkhand has suffered droughts year after year recently. This, along with it being a rural area has resulted in hindered growth of the region.

4 Important Methods for Safe Water Treatment

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:02:52 -0500

Safe water treatment is an adventure in many ways. It requires careful planning and analysis in order to remove all the impure and harmful particles from the water. However it is not a very easy job.

What Are The Benefits Of Electronic Waste Recycling?

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:48:55 -0500

It is a known fact that human wants are unlimited, and the resources at our disposal are quite limited. Due to this reason, recycling has become the need of the hour. There are many forms of recycling, one of which is electronic waste recycling. There are a number of benefits that one can get out of electronic waste recycling.

The Big Rain Events and Global Warming

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:51:46 -0500

The last three days has seen incredible floods over at least three continents and the rain keeps coming. In the USA, Texas is one state that has been inundated with loss of life. In Europe the countries affected include Bulgaria, France, Germany, and others and again with loss of life.

Electronic Recycling - What Are the Benefits?

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 06:50:06 -0500

Recycling is basically the process of changing waste material into new products and reusing them. There is approximately forty-nine million metric tons of electronic waste generated around the world each year according to the United Nations Environmental Program and three million tons is generated alone in the United States.

Manatee River Watershed And Four Corners Phosphate Mine

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:22:48 -0500

The Four Corners phosphate mine is located in the Four Corners area of Florida about 40 miles east of Tampa Bay. This region of Florida also contains the Manatee River watershed and basin, which produces enough drinking water for over one million people year after year.

Getting Rid of Your Old Television

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:24:20 -0500

When disposing of old electronics the techniques to get rid of them are a little more complex, especially televisions. They are such large appliances to get rid of that in some states it is illegal to throw out your old television along with your regular garbage, the reason is that it is due to the polluting effects. If you have an old television to get rid of there are ways in which you can do it legally and safely. One way is to do this is TV recycling.

The Earth Tethers on The Brink

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:20:17 -0500

Few would disagree with the claim that the planet we call home is sliding into ruin and humans are mostly to blame. Who would have thought that burning a few sticks to cook with so long ago would lead to the eventual rate of pollution seen today? Man discovered fire and has never stopped trying to improve his lot above that of all other animals.

Ten Ways To Help Children Have Clean Water in the Future

Tue, 17 May 2016 09:15:15 -0500

Water is more valuable than gold when it's scarce. Empower children by showing them how to keep the ocean and the watershed clean. After all without clean water everything else takes second place. Don't you agree!

The California Drought: An Introduction

Tue, 17 May 2016 06:11:42 -0500

For people like us living in Southern California, the word "drought" is pretty common. We hear it and speak of it fairly regularly. Then again, how many of us really know what a drought actually entails (aside from "there's no rain")? The basic definition of a drought is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, including the resulting shortage of water. Periods of drought, however, are part of climatic cycles that include weather patterns.

Top 3 Tips on How to Recycle More at Home

Thu, 12 May 2016 15:49:33 -0500

From the basic idea of recycling to a creative look at the various ways you can reuse, you will find great advice and tips on how to bring recycling to the next level at your home. There are some advanced tips for those who are super enthusiastic!

Florida Phosphate Industry Practices Severely Disturb Navigable Waterways?

Wed, 11 May 2016 07:54:14 -0500

Florida, also known as the "Sunshine State" receives tremendous amounts of rain year after year. Unfortunately, Florida's phosphate industry wastes enough freshwater to create severe water shortages yearly in the Tampa Bay area since 1992.

What Can Happen If a Computer Is Not Recycled Properly

Thu, 05 May 2016 07:16:21 -0500

When you decide that you want to buy a new computer system what do you do with your old system is a question that plagues many. It is a problem that is happening world-wide. In the late 1990's there was a lot of cheap personal computers, which has led to a lot of electronic waste that may or may not have been disposed of safely for the environment.

When Water Dries Up, There Is Nothing Left

Wed, 04 May 2016 15:06:03 -0500

Some countries are in extreme drought while others, like Australia, are experiencing it in some areas. The shock of seeing a nation like Venezuela brought to its knees because of the lack of water is soon to be repeated in other places as the effect of the changes in the environment bite hard. Food shortages follow and in that nation people queue to receive small food parcels every two days and people there are starving.

Wealth and the World Order Are Destroying the Environment

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:36:56 -0500

It could not be any clearer than that the systems invented by man are in stark contrast to the physical world and the two cannot co-exist. Since the beginning it has been our nature to improve our circumstances and alter nature to accommodate our dreams. Everything man has done, however, has led to the problems of the modern world and now the end of it is in sight.

Phosphate Industry Siege On Alafia River And Watersheds

Wed, 04 May 2016 11:20:33 -0500

The Tampa Bay estuary, Alafia River, other local tributaries and watersheds are known to be "navigable waterways" or public domain. Phosphate industry officials historically cause severe environmental impacts called dead zones in the Alafia River and the Tampa Bay estuary in and around Riverview, Florida.

The Rush for Wealth and Why the World Order Versus Nature

Wed, 04 May 2016 06:17:34 -0500

Millions of years of evolution and the things of creation are destroyed within 200 years or so of industrial revolution. Man is on the march and wealth is his goal. That can only come from nature, however, as buying and selling is about trading things gathered from the earth.

What Is the Best Method for Recycling Styrofoam Foam Number 6?

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:19:41 -0500

There seems to be a common misconception that EPS foam cannot be recycled, when in fact is can be done and with different types of recycling machinery. The three most common methods for recycling Styrofoam are shredding, compacting and melting the foam. A shredder is commonly used when the foam will be further used as filler for toys and furniture or as a building material. A compactor will press the foam into logs, making it easier for transportation to a facility where it can be molded into new material and a densifier melting machine is used when there is a large volume of foam to be reduced. The decision of which machine and methods to use lies on the foam applications.

Nets That Make A Difference

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:42:49 -0500

The article talks about the significance of the Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) for the impoverished communities. Since malaria is a global menace it needs to be tackled in an efficient manner. The role of relief agencies is at the forefront of this issue and many devices have been implemented to develop a viable framework that can deal with the issue in a holistic manner.

Packaging and Recycling - Recycling Packages

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:26:11 -0500

There is overwhelming support for recycling, reusing, and overall environmentally-conscious business practices. When it comes to making decisions for your own company or business, you may want to think about the sustainability of your practices and whether or not they may be more harmful than helpful to the environment. Whatever the business outlook, it is the customers and clients that should help guide the direction it is going.

Blue Gold

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:58:29 -0500

In no other period in history has mankind faced such overwhelming odds in obtaining enough fresh water. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the need for potable water has increased drastically over the past 25 years making accessibility to enough water the most vital of importance. Not only is having enough fresh water available for maintaining a nation's overall health, but it is the most essential proponent to securing global peace.

Celebrate Earth Day 2016! Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle By Buying Wooden Toys For Your Kids!

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:45:08 -0500

Earth Day, a celebration of our Mother Earth! It's a day to remember our responsibility to take good care of her and to teach our children to care about our environment. When choosing items for our children do you consider the long term effect on our earth. Can putting some of the classic wooden toys in our family's toy box help you Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle?

Phosphate Mining The Peace River Watershed Basin

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:47:28 -0500

Peace River watersheds and basins are in danger of extinction caused by severe environmental impacts by Florida's phosphate industry. Over six million people in Central Florida are in danger of losing their freshwater resources due to Florida's phosphate strip mining industry.

The Objective of IEC in the Water and Sanitation Sector

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:58:52 -0500

The use of contaminated water and open defecation are the major causes of malnutrition, child death and communicable diseases in India. According to a study by UNICEF in the year 2008, only, 21% of rural households in the country have improved sanitation facilities, whereas, 31% of the rural households didn't have toilets. In recent years, there has been an increase in the coverage of toilets, but their usage and sustainability remains at the nethermost. However, years of effort by the government, NGOs, and partner organizations have helped improve the conditions related to sanitation, safe water and hygiene. The government has also initiated reforms in the rural water supply and sanitation sector to strengthen community based approaches for greater sustainability.

Tire Disposal and Tire Recycling

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:49:22 -0500

Disposing of the tires for the recycling purposes not only helps people to get rid of these tires, but also enables the recycling companies to turn these into something useful. Protecting the environment is the responsibility of the citizens and society, as a whole.

Florida Riparian Waterways Destroyed By Florida's Phosphate Industry

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 11:27:21 -0500

Florida's phosphate industry owns more land in central Florida than exists in the state of Rhode Island. The industry destroys the natural landscape causing severe water shortages, pollutes natural resources of freshwater, and ultimately destroys all riparian waterways (public waterways) in the landscape they strip mine.

Choices for Our Planet and For Ourselves

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 09:48:52 -0500

Where are we headed as a civilization and how will we get there? If you have easy answers to these questions I would like to know what they are. The problem with easy answers is that they tend to be oversimplified. Our future hangs in the balance, socially, politically and ecologically.

Dealing With The California Drought

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:01:04 -0500

California has experienced droughts before, but the latest drought conditions in the west have been record-breaking. The past droughts have motivated us to use more water-efficient home fixtures like low-flow shower heads and toilets, as well as water-conserving washing machines and dishwashers. In addition, public education about water conservation has increased awareness of how individuals can do their part to fight the drought. The incentives from public utilities have encouraged many to remove lawns and replace them with drought-resistant plants like California natives and to improve their landscape watering systems by using recycled or recaptured water.

Taking A Look At The Different Types Of Waste Bins

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:41:47 -0500

Waste bins aid in keeping our environment clean thus eliminating the chances of diseases cropping up. To help you in maintaining a clean environment there are many types of waste bins in the market that you can go for. Here are some that you should consider: