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The Staycation: The Green Vacation

The Staycation: The Green Vacation

Its official; the word ‘staycation’ is not part of the modern lexicon and it is reflective of changing lifestyles and changing priorities among people today.  And it was a wise man who said, “Man travels the world in search of what he wants, and comes home to find it.” A staycation is like a vacation […]

Organic Food Has No Nutritional And Health Benefits

Organic Food Has No Nutritional And Health Benefits

According to research for the Food Standard Agency, organic food has no nutritional and health benefits.  Most of you pay more for organic foods, but it gives no nutritional enhancement to your diet. In the most comprehensive study ever carried out on nutritional content of organic food compared to ordinary food, researchers found no significant […]

Wildfires Set to Increase 50 percent by 2050

The area of forest burnt by wildfires in the United States is set to increase by over 50% by 2050, according to research by climate scientists. The study predicts that the worst affected areas will be the forests in the Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountains, where the area of forest destroyed by wildfire is […]

Scientists Expect Wildfires to Increase as Climate Warms in the Coming Decades

Scientists Expect Wildfires to Increase as Climate Warms in the Coming Decades

Atmospheric scientists at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and their colleagues expect that the frequency of wildfires will increase in many regions. The spike in the number of fires could also adversely affect air quality due to the greater presence of smoke. Using a series of models, the scientists predict that the […]

Electric Vehicles: The Choice For Green Living

Electric Vehicles: The Choice For Green Living

Electric vehicles are an idea whose time has come. They have moved out of the niche where the only people who drove them were free loving throw backs to the flower child generation. If you are unfamiliar with electric vehicles (EVs) here is how they work: Battery Operated EVs do not use any combustion to […]

Top 10 Reasons To Buy Organic Products For Your Home

Top 10 Reasons To Buy Organic Products For Your Home

——–Embark on an organic journey towards healthy living As a consequence of industrial revolution dated long back and still going on, human life has been constantly dependent on several artificial products. Nature almost took a back seat. However, one cannot ignore nature and all the organic products coming from it in the face of problems […]

Hyundai To Develop Green Cars And Reduce Carbon Emissions

Hyundai To Develop Green Cars And Reduce Carbon Emissions

Hyundai Motor Group, a South Korean automaker, said it will spend $3.2bn (4.1 trillion won) to produce green cars and cut factory emissions. The Group announced an investment plan aimed to make Hyundai as one of the world’s four manufacturers of green cars. 2.2 trillion won will be spent on developing hybrid and hydrogen fuel […]

Go Green, Give Deodorants A Miss

Go Green, Give Deodorants A Miss

Ever since chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were seen as being extremely detrimental to the environment because of the way they depleted the ozone layer, we see cans making the ‘CFC free’ assertion. However aerosol is known to be harmful for the environment (it is suggested that aerosol diffusion of light may have increased the carbon sink in […]

Green Hybrid RV's Are Not Far Behind!

Green Hybrid RV’s Are Not Far Behind!

As more and more people struggle to find affordable ways to travel, the attention has now turned to recreational vehicles. Every one is going green and also the RV industry is not far behind. It is adjusting itself to the demands of environmental friendly. These vehicles are offering more efficient fuel usage and improved design […]

Solar Air Conditioners To Cool Buildings

Solar Air Conditioners To Cool Buildings

Using sun for cooling your home can be an excellent application for solar energy. Southern California Gas Company is now testing on how well we can use sun to cool buildings. They have chosen two solar concentrators for measuring the effectiveness of a solar air conditioner in cooling buildings. The units will be installed on […]