Preparing For An Environmental Emergency

When disaster strikes you may not have the time or opportunity to purchase supplies. FEMA recom¬mends that you prepare an emergency supplies kit by buying and storing items necessary for survival and comfort if basic services — electricity, gas, water, and telephones — are cut off. The emergency supplies kit is an important part of the emergency planning that everyone should do. FEMA suggests not only that every home contain an emergency supplies kit but that you also outfit your car with a smaller version of the kit. (Your car kit should also contain booster cables, a fire extinguisher, a shovel, and a tire repair kit and pump). FEMA also recommends that your home be equipped with a portable container such as a backpack, duffel bag, or cargo container in which to carry emergency supplies should you need to evacuate the home. Read more »

Uncoiling The Facts About Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground source pumps exist from over five decades but now a day’s these heat pumps are getting a lot of popularity. The principle of these ground sources heat pumps are revealed by its name only, it works on the heat which is stored on ground and that heat is then transfer to your ground of the domestic water pool that you may have. The construction of ground source heat pumps are simpler, it consists of mainly three components that are “a collector”, “a heat pump” and most important “a heat distribution system”. If we talk about the collector component, it is combination or series of insulated pipes which are suppressed in the ground and generally these are 1.5 to 2 m deep. There is a specific mode in which these pipes are buried. The target of construction of this collector system is to make a large perimeter loop. Read more »

All About Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generators

Oil has taken its toll on the world, especially on the environment. Additionally, gas prices definitely would have made a dent on your budget as well. Many people are decrying the rising oil prices, yet it can’t be helped because oil is a scarce resource. So much so that while the supply is steadily being depleted, the demand remains the same, or it has increased. Global warming has also been said to be largely caused by car emissions. Some people try to solve this problem by opting not to drive anymore. While this is a viable solution, it is often inconvenient. After all, public transportation can only take you so far. Read more »

Organic Gardening: How To Create Your First Garden

Organic gardening is not a new concept any more with many people these days looking to eat healthier without needing to pay the higher prices on organic foods that are sold within various organic markets of the region. More than this, many people enjoy the gardening to be an activity that enables them to relax while doing some physical work that is so rewarding in the end for them and their families as well. If you are reading this, it means that you count among those people who are looking to start this activity, but not quite know where to start from. It goes without saying that the first thing that you need to do is to design the garden in the most effective way. Read more »

Brazil’s Broken Rio Summit Promise

World leaders are in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro for a major environmental summit. They will be discussing ways to create a sustainable blueprint for eradicating poverty and protecting the environment. The summit commerates the 20th anniversary of the original Earth Summit, also held in Rio. At that time, in 1992, the Brazilian government said it would create a reserve for poor families who could cultivate the land in a sustainable manner, without cutting down the forest. Read more »

Top Causes Of Climate Change

The rate of climatic change that is occurring in our planet is happening at an alarming rate. What is even more damaging is the fact that we try to look away from the dangers that are lurking for us. We often try to deny the fact the time is running out. And the alarming part is that we human are solely responsible for all the environmental damages and the drastic alteration in the climatic conditions is a result of our mindless greed for development and progress. Emission of green house gases such as carbon dioxide, rising temperatures, rise in pollution level, that we see today is because of unchecked human activities. Read more »

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