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Air Pollution: How Clean Is the Air You Breathe?

By |2018-08-17T01:32:27+03:00May 6th, 2016|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , |

Air pollution is an issue in many parts of the world. Do you ever wonder how clean the air you breathe actually is? A few years ago, the Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) in Hawaii recorded the atmosphere’s global concentration of carbon dioxide to be four hundred parts per million (ppm). This is the first time such record levels have been reached in recorded history, and scientists have reasonable evidence to believe that the Earth hasn’t reached these levels in millions of years. What’s more, the rate

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8 Strange Animals You Didn’t Know Even Existed

By |2019-05-03T09:48:41+03:00December 25th, 2015|Categories: Animals, Environment & Planet|Tags: , , |

Life on Earth doesn't cease to amaze us with the diversity of its species. Some are familiar to everyone while some others are unusual and not well-known; some are cute, others are ugly. There also are some strange animals on this planet that you probably have never heard of. Let's take a look at some of them. 1. Pink Fairy Armadillo This cute little creature is the smallest species of armadillo known. The fairy can be found in Central Argentina amongst the sandy plains, which

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The Mind Blowing Truth About Global Warming That Nobody Talks About

By |2017-12-08T23:13:11+03:00November 5th, 2014|Categories: Environment & Planet, Science & Technology|Tags: , , |

 We have all heard the hype about global warming. Global temperatures are going up, greenhouses gas emissions are destroying our atmosphere. There is more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere than ever before, the migration patterns of animals are changing, and the list goes on and on. This is all fine and well. I am not here to try to debunk global warming because all of the things listed above are undoubtedly true and are certainly due in part to the activity of man. I honestly

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Part of Nature cartoon by Stuart McMillen

By |2019-04-01T00:01:11+03:00October 30th, 2014|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , |

This is the product of 5-6 weeks of drawing, "Part of Nature" is an amazing infographic by Stuart McMillen about environment and nature. "Graphically and, I hope, thematically it is miles ahead of the work I was doing at the start of the year. I feel it it my best strip to date. I’m trying harder to set a sustained tone with my strips." said Stuart McMillen. Stuart McMillen used to know all the answers, but now he’s not so sure. Now armed with questions

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Ways You Can Help To Improve The Environment Without Spending A Fortune

By |2018-08-19T22:38:12+03:00October 8th, 2014|Categories: Environment & Planet, Home Improvement & DIY, Life Hacks, Lifestyle|Tags: , , |

We all know that being good to the environment is the right thing to do, for ourselves and for future generations. But it can seem like to make a big impact on the environment you have to do something extraordinary and potentially expensive like buying a hybrid car, having solar panels fitted or only buying more expensive locally sourced food. Big gestures may help but there are hundreds of little things that you can do easily and cheaply that will have a great environmental impact

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Zambian Children Getting Clean Water For The First Time

By |2019-03-29T23:06:38+03:00October 1st, 2014|Categories: Environment & Planet, Food and Nutrition, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |

Imagine if you had to walk two miles to get drinking water for your family every day. That’s what many of these children in Zambia have to do three times a day. They have dreams of going to school. Watch what happens when their village gets clean water for the first time. To learn more about how you can help the people of Zambia get clean water, visit World Vision. This makes me so grateful that I have a roof over my head, running water,

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IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X

By |2019-04-05T21:39:27+03:00July 14th, 2014|Categories: Alternative Energy, Environment & Planet, Science & Technology|Tags: , , |

A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT) or, in simple words, a solar collector. It is a system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge. The process of trapping the sunlight produces water that can be used to produce filtered drinkable water, or used for other things like air conditioning, etc. Scientists envision that the HCPVT system could

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How Would Our Life Be Without Paper?

By |2019-06-15T12:59:34+03:00July 13th, 2014|Categories: Environment & Planet, Lifestyle|Tags: , , |

From the moment you wake up in the morning, the paper is a part of your life. But what if one-morning paper didn’t exist? Interested in helping the environment? I read about this project that the 4/5 classroom created. The main idea is to conserve energy and help the environment. So, without using paper, I asked myself, well, if you switch to electronics to do your homework, wouldn't you be wasting electricity and battery, which aren't "recyclable?" They answered that clearly: You can also save

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