Wednesday July 11th 2012

‘Environment’ Archives

Chlorophyll: The “Wonder Pigment” of Plants

Chlorophyll: The “Wonder Pigment” of Plants

Mother Nature is amazing. Just take a look at flowers and plants - we may not see them breathing and moving but we know that they are thriving. Plants seem to be able to function on their own. But do you know that these creatures will not be able to live without one very important pigment called chlorophyll? Almost all plants have chlorophyll. [...]

Russian satellite takes the most detailed photo of Earth yet

Russian satellite takes the most detailed photo of Earth yet

We have been used to see NASA's 64-megapixel "Blue Marble" photos of the Earth. But now a Russian weather satellite has taken a 121-megapixel image of our fragile Earth, making it the most detailed photo yet. The satellite is stationed on a fixed located over 35000 kilometers above the Indian Ocean and takes a full image of Earth [...]

Large scale carbon cutting – is the Green Deal the answer?

Large scale carbon cutting – is the Green Deal the answer?

The Green Deal is a government initiative set to launch in the UK in October of 2012. It is designed to encourage business and home owners to install more green technologies in their offices and homes. Essentially, the Green Deal will pay all upfront installation costs, and users will pay back the money through savings on their energy bills, over [...]

Electric Vehicles: Are They Too Silent To Be Safe?

Electric Vehicles: Are They Too Silent To Be Safe?

ELVIN (Electric Vehicle with Interactive Noise). Photo from the Warwick Manufacturing Group website And what can be done about this? Electric cars, so their manufacturers tell us, will be the cars of the future. There is much justification for this claim – electric cars have the potential to reduce harmful gas emissions and should mean that many [...]

Sustainable in the City – 6 Tips for Eco-Friendly City Living

Sustainable in the City – 6 Tips for Eco-Friendly City Living

Even though many of today’s most radical eco-friendly living initiatives tend to focus on steps you can take when you have a bit of land, such as growing all your own food or living almost entirely off grid, it’s completely possible to live a sustainable life in the city, as well. In fact, because of some of the basic realities of city [...]

Green Ways of Powering Your Homes of the Future

Green Ways of Powering Your Homes of the Future

The world is still dependent on fossil fuels, but for how much longer? While fossil fuels may be an inexpensive option, they won’t last forever. Due to this, many families today and architects are beginning to understand the importance of looking for alternative energy sources which are renewable for use in their homes. There are many [...]

Green energy alone won’t save the earth – social change is also needed

Green energy alone won’t save the earth – social change is also needed

The most popular techno-fix for global warming is green energy. If energy companies would only deploy wind, hydro, solar, geothermal or nuclear, then emission-intensive fossil fuels will eventually disappear. But will that actually work? A new study by Richard York of the University of Oregon shows that it isn’t that simple. Rather than [...]

12 Eco Friendly Alternatives to Expensive Home Décor Products

12 Eco Friendly Alternatives to Expensive Home Décor Products

Have you made the decision to do your part to be eco friendly and help the environment? If so, even the smallest details of your life, such as decorating your home, probably have changed. You can no longer go to the store and purchase just any home décor products. The products that you choose must have a positive impact on the [...]

10 Memorable Quotes about Solar Power and the Environment

10 Memorable Quotes about Solar Power and the Environment

Solar panels in the Utah Desert. As C.G. Abbott predicted back in 1928, “In time, manufacturing will to a great extent follow the sun.” When I was growing up in the 1970s I can’t remember anyone talking about solar power or environmental issues. So it is surprising to learn that so many forward-thinking people in the 19th and early 20th [...]

French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon on ecology and nuclear energy

French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon on ecology and nuclear energy

Socialist Jean-Luc Mélenchon has emerged as the “third man” in the French presidential race, placing him ahead of right-wing extremist Marine Le Pen and just behind conservative president Nicolas Sarkozy and liberal/social democrat François Hollande. Mélenchon’s wants to introduce a 100% fat-cat tax, where the french state [...]

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