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Green Energy Tips That Will Help The Environment | Bob Spiro's ...

Green Energy Tips That Will Help The Environment | Bob Spiro's ... | Green Energy | Scoop.it
Obtain the help of qualified professionals when selecting green energy systems. Before buying an expensive alternative energy system, you should find out as much as possible about this system and make sure it will actually ...

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Green Heating Systems for Homes: Pros and Cons | My Move

Green Heating Systems for Homes: Pros and Cons | My Move | Green Energy | Scoop.it
Home owners should consider the strengths and weaknesses of green heating systems, comparing them to oil, electricity, propane, natural gas and wood.

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Where on Earth will the waste go? | Climate News Network

Where on Earth will the waste go? | Climate News Network | Green Energy | Scoop.it

Human waste production has multiplied tenfold in the last century. Rubbish – plastic bags, pizza boxes, empty beer cans, tinfoil, bubble wrap, old mattresses, rusty machinery, broken bottles, spent batteries, stale sandwiches, wilting salads and abandoned newsprint – is being generated faster than any other environmental pollutants, including greenhouse gases. And the problem will go on getting bigger until some time in the next century.

 

Daniel Hoornweg of the University of Ontario and Chris Kennedy of the University of Toronto in Canada and Perinaz Bhada-Tata of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates argue in Nature that the combination of urban growth and material affluence is creating a throwaway problem that won’t go away. The average person in the US throws away his (or her) own body weight in rubbish every month. The detritus linked to modern living has not only grown tenfold in a century; by 2025 it will double again.

 

Solid waste disposal has become one of any modern city’s biggest costs. Landfill sites near Shanghai, in Rio de Janeiro, and in Mexico City typically receive 10,000 tonnes of waste a day.  The world now has more than 2,000 waste incinerators, some able to burn 5,000 tonnes a day, creating attendant problems of ash and air-polluting fumes.

 

Landfill waste is of course also a notorious source of methane – a potent greenhouse gas – but the authors are primarily concerned with the simple problems posed by the increasing volume of affluent society’s rejected stuff.

 

It’s a city thing, they say. Country dwellers don’t buy so much packaged food, don’t have factories and don’t throw so much food away. City dwellers on average generate twice as much waste; the more affluent urbanites throw away four times as much.

 

The three researchers – an expert in energy systems, a civil engineer and an urban waste consultant – say that in 1900 there were 220 million people in the cities. That was 13% of the planet’s population, and these townsfolk produced 300,000 tonnes of discarded stuff every day.

 

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It is about the development of certain culture of people that could lead to a better future as far as waste disposal is concerned.

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This article gives some startling statistics and show the relation of population growth and waste. The picture says it all because we breed laziness and quick satisfaction.

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World Bank says improved stoves crucial for saving lives, protecting environment - Xinhua

World Bank says improved stoves crucial for saving lives, protecting environment - Xinhua | Green Energy | Scoop.it
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Tips for Never Forgetting Your Eco-Friendly Bag at Home

Tips for Never Forgetting Your Eco-Friendly Bag at Home | Green Energy | Scoop.it
So, you decided that you want to make the sustainable choice and bring your own reusable bags while grocery shopping. That’s great! But what if you are a little forgetful?

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100 Green ‘Monster’ Tips: Ethical And Eco-friendly Cost-Saving Ideas For Business

100 Green ‘Monster’ Tips: Ethical And Eco-friendly Cost-Saving Ideas For Business | Green Energy | Scoop.it
The following post is a joint collaboration between Elish Bul-Godley ( @elishbulgodley) and Christina Giliberti ( @CG_OnlineM) It's The (100 Green ‘Monster’ Tips: Ethical And Eco-friendly Cost-Saving Ideas For Business

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Tips on how you can be eco friendly

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Habitat For Humanity Lights Up Low Income Housing with Solar Power

Habitat For Humanity Lights Up Low Income Housing with Solar Power | Green Energy | Scoop.it
“Through our flagship Solar Habitat program, PG&E and Habitat for Humanity are bringing clean, renewable and affordable energy to homes and neighborhoods across PG&E's service area, particularly to those that ...

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What happens when the world dries out | Climate News Network

What happens when the world dries out | Climate News Network | Green Energy | Scoop.it

A warmer, drier world will be bad news for those people who already live on the edge. Higher temperatures will do more than evaporate the soil moisture: they will alter the natural soil chemistry as well.

 

Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, in Seville, Spain, and fellow scientists report in Nature that they looked  at soil samples from 224 dryland ecosystem plots in every continent except Antarctica.

 

Drylands matter: they account for more than 40% of the planet’s land surface and they support more than 38% of its population. Drylands add up, in the dusty language of science, to the largest “terrestrial biome” of all.

 

And even though on average more warmth will mean more evaporation, and therefore more water vapour in the atmosphere and more precipitation in some of those zones that already have ample rainfall, the pattern could be different in the arid lands.

 

All the calculations so far indicate that these drylands will increase in area, and become drier with time. Already 250 million people are trying to scrape an increasingly meagre living from lands which are degrading swiftly, either because they are turning to desert, or because they are overgrazed.

 

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Easy. Affordable. 100% Renewable Energy. Click to Switch.

You can have clean energy for your home today from Ethical Electric. See how it works.

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How to Recycle Halloween Pumpkins

How to Recycle Halloween Pumpkins | Green Energy | Scoop.it
Ok, Halloween is just starting but tomorrow it will be already over, and your pumpkin will begin to sag and smell ! So, what can you do with these pumpkins

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Halloween is over, read this to get suggestions about what to do with your old pumpkins

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Sleep Tips: Light Pollution Caused By Eco Friendly Street Lighting

Sleep Tips: Light Pollution Caused By Eco Friendly Street Lighting | Green Energy | Scoop.it
RT @supersleeptips: Some sleep stuff: Light Pollution Caused By Eco Friendly Street Lighting: Night-time artificial light...

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Learn about light pollution!

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