The Benefits of Recycling

recycle usable junkMore and more countries are shifting their policies to help conserve the environment. There is no denying the effects of industrialization in different parts of the world. All sorts of junk are piling on in landfills and trash thrown into the seas is killing ecosystems left and right. There is now a more conscious effort to conserve the environment and create ways to sustain human development and the environment. One of the ways you can contribute to the conservation of the environment is through recycling.

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5 Reasons to Start Your Own Green House

5 Reasons to Start Your Own Green HousePopular house accessories include an infinity pool, a personal tennis court and a balcony for entertaining, but none are as important as a greenhouse. Eco lifestyle is on the uptrend, with more and more folks choosing recyclable treasures and to live green over flash and fancy living. The greenhouse is the new pièce de résistance of any home. It can be made stunning enough to be a venue for entertaining or the perfect place for the budding-gardener to tend to their beloved and protected produce. There are tons of reasons to start one’s own greenhouse, but here are a few reasons to start living green.

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Global Warming – Atmosphere Climate Changes

Beginning around the Industrial Revolution in the mid-1700’s, our human manufacturing, distribution, and work behaviors have added to the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. By burning fossil fuels and biomass  – organic, living matter like vegetation – we have also contributed the emission of aerosols  that absorb and emit heat, and reflect light.

Research is showing that the addition of greenhouse gases and aerosols has changed the composition of the planet’s atmosphere. These changes are said to be influencing temperature, precipitation, storms and sea level – you can read more detailed information in this Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report from 2007. We must state though that these features of the climate also change naturally and so determining what fraction of climate changes are due to natural variability versus human contributions makes the issue not so black-and-white.

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Tesla and Toyota: The Electric Car

We’ve been wanting to start a series about the entire auto-manufacturing industry and its relationship to the health of the planet, and now we’ve finally foud a jumping off point – the partnership of Tesla Motors, Inc. with Toyota Motor Corp to generate the technology to build electric cars.  The investment include a $50 million dollar price tag from the hurting Toyota Corp, still reeling from their PR disaster of allowing unsafe cars to be on the road.

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