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Fight against plastic bags

Article by Gearup 4 Nature The City of Los Angeles is the latest city to join the ban on use of plastic bags in grocery stores. Plastic bags and film packaging wraps can be easily recycled into composite lumber and wide variety of other useful products. Proponents of plastic bags claim that they are more environmental friendly than paper bags used at grocery stores because they use 70 percent less... [Read more]

Installing solar energy systems still benefits tax payers

Article written by : Landscape Gardening Idea If you are living in the Western states of the United States, you know the power of the sun. It shines all throughout the year with much less interruptions. No wonder why solar energy is more popular in these parts of the United States of America. There are federal, state and local government incentives mainly in the form of tax credits available for homeowners... [Read more]

Disinfectants in your drinking water

Article Written by : Healthy Landscapes Water suppliers often add disinfectants to portable water to control pathogens or organisms that causes diseases. Traditional disinfectants such as chlorine, chloramine and chlorine dioxide are getting increasingly resistant to some known microbial pathogens. These disinfectants are known to cause byproducts that may be harmful to humans. Are they safe to use... [Read more]

Aluminum, most sustainable and recyclable metal in the world

Article Written by : Furniture Your Way Aluminum is a 100 percent recyclable and the world’s most sustainable metal that can be recycled many times over. The life cycle of a can from manufacturing, use and back to recycling can be as short as 60 days. When compared to other metals collected for recycling, aluminum is on the lower end of the price spectrum. However, aluminum can pays off for its recycling... [Read more]

Global greenhouse gas emissions to continue

In spite of various measures taken by nations all over the world, reports indicate that global carbon emissions will rise by 2.5 percent in 2015. Predictions are based on projected global gross domestic product (GDP) estimates. However, the projected 2.5 percentage increase is slower than the average increase for the last 10 years. The International Monetary Fund predicts a global economic growth... [Read more]

New tactics from drillers to quell neighbors and protect the environment

The practice of cracking the subterranean rocks to extract trapped oil and gas is known as fracking. Many believed the practice cause enormous environmental problems including ground water pollution and earthquakes. The fracking boom in the United States started in early 2000s. According to published reports more than 430 nationwide measures have been adopted either banning or controlling fracking.... [Read more]

Oil industry’s new tactic to combat new carbon emission tax in California

On January 1, 2015, California’s cap-and-trade system is scheduled to be expanded to gasoline, diesel, and other fuels. The California Air Resources Board estimates that 36 percent of its greenhouse gas emission is coming from these sources. An attempt made by oil industry to reverse the carbon emission requirements failed at the ballot box recently. California is expected to add a new carbon tax... [Read more]

Fossil fuel contributing more to greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions from human activities cause the planet to warm up is no secret. The warming leads to extreme weather changes more frequent than ever. In order to slowdown the deterioration of the world environment, sustainable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are required and required immediately. BP estimates that carbon dioxide emissions just from fossil fuel alone will be increased... [Read more]

Takeaways from the UN Climate Summit

The United Nation’s Climate Summit just concluded in early September 2014 in New York City. It is sending a clear message how world leaders are looking at the climate change. Emission reduction efforts are taking place at local levels. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group revealed that cities will be able to cut their emissions by an amount equal to half of current yearly global coal use by 2050.... [Read more]

Is there a clean coal?

The fight against climate change is heating up again. Leading up to the United Nation General Assembly meeting in late September 2014, the United States is boasting its newest attempt including a clean coal power plant to capture carbon and reduce air emissions. The newest coal-fired facility built in Kemper County is expected to capture carbon by converting coal into gas to power turbines that generate... [Read more]

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