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  • Mark Piazzalunga

    DESERTEC project, Sahara Sun could power Europe by 2050

    By Mark Piazzalunga

    Sahara desert climate is hot and arid, everybody knows it. So how can this simple and well-known fact become the idea to power a continent like Europe? Let’s start from the principle: renewable energy is the future of energy; we assume that this sentence is true since all facts gets to this point. Second principle: European territory is restricted and allows the construction of a few plants that could use renewable energy. Paradoxically, countries like Africa have renewable sources, particularly
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  • Joseph Ramondeli

    Black Friday Promotes Over-Consumption and Waste

    By Joseph Ramondeli

    Black Friday Promotes Over-Consumption and Waste               Every year Thanksgiving weekend is overshadowed by Black Friday and in recent years Cyber Monday as well. Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time when families can get together, even if it’s just for a day or dinner, to talk and reconnect. However every year more American’s are focused on shopping. Stores are now open by 8:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day resulting in people sitting at the dinner table with their families while browsing
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  • Megan Bonetti

    Conferencing Climate Change: Teamwork or Tug-of-war?

    By Megan Bonetti

    India. Culture, cows and rubbish. As an Aussie living for a short time in India it is such an intriguing country. Indians love their diverse nation yet they use the streets like rubbish dumps. Even my friends here tell me it’s ok to throw my paddle-pop wrapper out the car window. I can’t… so I just hold it tight and wait till I get home. Growing up in Australia, those ‘emu hunts’ in primary school have willed my littering days away. Yet I suspect that even my household trash bin will just be dum
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6 Different Waste Disposal Methods

Dealing with waste is one of the present-day challenges that modern societies face. In the constant battle with tones and tones of waste, modern methods have to be developed in order to provide adequate solutions. Waste disposal methods take many forms, some of which more popular than others. Which one is used depends on a variety of factors, such as technological advancement and present features in the location where waste removal takes place. Here are few of the top techniques used for

Aaron Campbell

Aaron Campbell

Useful Tips on How to Recycle Your E-Waste

Business and consumer electronic equipment that’s no longer useful is classed as e-waste. As some components contain dangerous materials, it’s important that you dispose of them properly. This article will help you do just that and think twice before littering or illegal dumping all kind of waste: E-waste is created from anything that’s electronic so this includes TVs, monitors, computers, mobile phones, printers and fax machines to name but a few. The threat to the environment from harmful

TommyJayJay

TommyJayJay

Green Dream: Ideas to Improve Your Home's Efficiency

Seems like everyone these days is trying to become a little greener. You probably already recycle and if you’re lucky, maybe have even upgraded to a hybrid car. But what can you do for your home? There is certainly an environmental benefit of conserving energy and resources and can help the earth stay clean, but in the end it also saves you money to improve your energy at home. There are small things you can start doing today and more long-term solutions that you can plan for in the near future

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Top 3 Green Cities In The USA

Public Parks as a Necessity Moving into the other city happens for many reasons. Some people are in search for the better job and career opportunity, others look for the numerous leisure and culture experiences. And still others, who are keeping a high profile lately, want to find not just a standard place to live but also a place to admire. That means it has to be beautiful and ecologically safe. In order to achieve such effect, a big amount of public parks is essential. Why is it so impor

JessLaw

JessLaw

Saving the Cost of Products in Recycling

What is mill scale? It is found on all hot-rolled steel products. A particularly thin outer film of hematite, Fe2O3, is found on the surface of steel. The inside part of the magnetite contains very fine metal grains as well as residual black FeO that contributes to the coarseness of descaled metal. Found on all hot-rolled steel products this waste product is not able to be used unless handled in a protecting air or descaled. What is mill scale? The oxidized, hardened, surface that adva

greenenergy

greenenergy

Adverse Effects of Shampoo

Almost everyone in our modern world is using shampoo almost once every day. It has become one of the things that we have accepted as a necessity without even questioning if we really need it or not. Not using it would make one seem like an outcast, not to mention that they would feel deeply self-conscious about themselves because they would then begin to imagine things that other people might have already been saying about them pertaining their hair. The truth is that people are usually better o

Helen Cooper

Helen Cooper

Home Energy Efficiency: Why you Should Consider Solar Energy

There are very few things in life that we can be 100 percent sure of. One of these things is the fact that the sun will rise every single day. Because of this and as a result of increasing energy prices, more people are opting to rely partially or solely on solar energy. The following are a few reasons why. The Sun Will Come out Tomorrow The honest truth is that if the sun does not come out tomorrow, the world will have a lot bigger problems to face than finding inexpensive environmentally f

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

How to Make your Shipping Processes a Little More Earth-Friendly

It seems inevitable that pollution and temperature levels around the world will increase with growing populations, mass consumption, and related industrial processes. The environmental toll will do more than impact wildlife though. Humans can expect more diseases, food and water shortages, and conflict over habitable land.  Business owners have the means to lessen the negative impact that their companies have on the environment. Utilize the following earth-friendly shipping processes to help s

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Household Solutions That Keep Both Your Budget and Mother Earth Happy

With so many cars, machines, and chemicals involved in our everyday lives it's no wonder that the earth is starting to show signs of distress. And not only is Earth sending up red flags, but our wallets are weeping in despair because our mechanized, chemical rich lifestyles are expensive. But what can be done about it? Here are some great tips to keep both your budget, and Mother Earth happy. Tip #1: Distilled Vinegar Common household cleaners are expensive and chocked full of harsh ch

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Most Innovative and Beautiful Garden Trends of 2016

The natural beauty cannot be replaced by artificial things. The positive externality that you feel when moving in a peaceful green area cannot be achieved when travelling in a metropolitan city full of sky scrapers. The size of the homes have unfortunately shrank in the past few decades. Large homes are not affordable and flats are becoming more common. This has also resulted in evolution for gardens and they are being adjusted according to the size of flats and small homes. Therefore, whatever

greenenergy

greenenergy

Optimum Care for High Voltage Electric Equipment

The electrical energy owing to the high voltage nature has to be carefully managed and channelized. The dangerous property of carrying the huge amount of electrical charge can trigger catastrophe if goes out of control. The power stations and the sub-stations have the involvement of heavy electrical machinery and gears. The maintenance of this equipment is necessary both for the effective functioning of the station as well as the safety of the workers who work there. The substation service

greenenergy

greenenergy

At-Home Recycling Tricks All Parents Should Teach Their Kids

Nowhere is the phrase, "start them young and early", more appropriately applied than when referring to teaching kids about recycling, sustainability, and being good stewards of this planet. Hopefully they'll be learning about it at school, but the burden falls on parents to assume most of their responsibility and teach youngsters how to keep their environment green. Early Childhood Training Beginning as early as three years old, let kids see you set the example first. In other words, verbaliz

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

5 Reasons Why we Need More Energy Efficient Cars

The federal government is putting a lot of pressure on today’s automakers to produce fuel-saving vehicles. Modern innovations such as cylinder deactivation technology are now being used on a regular basis. Here are five reasons why we need more energy efficient vehicles. Reduce Pollution Environmental pollution is the top reason why fuel use needs to be minimized. Research shows that automobiles can certainly taint the air. In heavily populated metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles and New Y

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Between global warming, pollution, and many other issues, our planet is in a state of crisis. Like most people, you're probably wondering what you can do to help. Not everyone can afford to purchase a hybrid vehicle or solar panels, but there are still inexpensive and effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint. 1. Buy Organic and Local Foods In America, the average meal travels nearly 1,500 from its source to your plate. Carbon footprint-wise, that's the equivalent of traveling 4,

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Apple Cider Vinegar can make your hair healthy

Hair health is of utmost importance; not only for women but men too. So, if you are looking for ways in which you can make your hair healthy, here is an option that should help you. Apple cider vinegar is a remedy traditionally used in keeping one’s scalp and hair healthy. It is a proven method, and you can expect it to be a cost-effective method to have healthy hair. One can easily prevent dry scalp, dandruff and itching with the help of apple cider vinegar. Opting for organic apple cid

Taylor Will

Taylor Will

3 Modern Green Innovations for Your Home

Do you want your home to be environmentally-friendly? Not only is that better for the environment, but it can also save you a lot of money in terms of utilities. It may even improve your home values if you ever decide to sell or take out an equity line of credit—home buyers today are increasingly interested in green renovations. Here are a few of the best modern green renovations for homeowners. 1. Smart Energy Use New smart energy systems can monitor the amount of electricity you use

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

Eat Your Carrots - 8 Amazing Benefits of This Powerfood

Carrots are one of the most enjoyed and widely used root crops all around the world. Maybe this is so because the veggie grows easily and you can use it in many ways in your dishes. They are one of the most important cooking ingredient in some cultural cuisines and are the second most popular vegetable after the potato. The colour we usually connect carrots with is the orange, but there are more - red purple, white and blue. Its way has started from Persia and has conquered the whole world. Toda

Evelyn Jenson

Evelyn Jenson

4 Ways to Conserve Water in your Home this Summer

On average, American families use about 320 gallons of water daily; moreover, about 30 percent of that amount goes to outdoor purposes during summer months such as filling swimming pools or wading pools, watering the yard, washing the car and taking more showers. As the southwest and other regions approach another year of drought or near drought conditions, it falls on Las Vegas homeowners and business owners to think of ways to conserve water. Water is not an unlimited resource on planet

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Is It Possible To Go Solar In Your Apartment

Homeowners in the Sun Belt cities are blessed with abundant sunshine. But, does that mean that they are the only ones who can make the most of the solar solutions offered in Tampa and other sun-kissed areas? Can’t apartment dwellers take advantage as well? Well, sure they can. Although most apartments don’t offer the scope for installing the traditional panels, portable innovations are already in the market to help the apartment dwellers go green without wasting a fortune. Let us explore how to

olivia

olivia

How Has the Forest Stewardship Council Given the World Green Furniture?

More and more the people of the world are becoming aware of our cultural and societal effects on the environment. There are now several initiatives in many countries that are focused on setting and enforcing standards. With the help of the federal government they help ensure that our reliance on energy and resources have as little to no effect on the environment as possible. While we’re not quite there yet, these entities have made significant strides in many aspects of our lives while helping t

greenenergy

greenenergy

Should I use Natural Gas to Heat my Home, or Should I use a Heat Pump?

Like pretty much any question posed to the Internet, trying to determine which product is superior can be a monumental, if not impossible task. Frustratingly, if you research long enough, you will find ample reason as to why product A is better than product B and a number of equally compelling reasons that claim product B is better than product A – ultimately leaving you with just as many questions as when you began your search. If you’re mulling over several different furnace replacement a

greenenergy

greenenergy

Best Green Initiatives Taken by Farmers in the Last Decade

The key to living healthy starts with farming green. Organic farming is the most recent trend that has now become a billion-dollar industry. Millions of farmers are participating in new techniques that reduce the reliance on heavy machinery and toxic pesticides. If you are interested in green farming, know that this industry is new and growing fast. Learn about a few initiatives that have grown in this past decade.  Organic Farming Organic farming is the boldest and most environmentally safe

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How to Help your Community Become More Energy Efficient

A more energy-efficient community is a goal that is reachable nearly anywhere. There are a number of different ways that a community can become more energy-efficient. The key is to find those areas of the community that use the most energy and then work to lower that use. It is also helpful to work to increase to the overall green nature of the community at the same time. Cutting Energy Use and Lower Costs The first step in creating a more energy-efficient community is to cut energy costs by

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

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