Archive for November, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Effects of oil spills on marine life

Posted on: Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

One of the major causes of water pollution – oil spills, is primarily the reason behind the degradation of marine life. It affects the marine life in numerous possible ways and hence is one fact that needs a lot of attention from us.

The first adverse effect of oil spills is hypothermia which basically is a sort of illness, which the marine creatures suffer from. Oil spills in water promotes the production of mousse, which when it sticks to the fur of the marine creatures may even kill them. Next, the oil spills pollute the water which the marine creatures live in and drink.

Consumption of such polluted water injures the organs of the marine creatures by poisoning them. Further, the oil vapours coming out of the oil spills are absolutely fatal for the lungs of these animals. Last but not the least, these oil spills can affect adversely the fertility of these animals. The adverse effects are many, hence be well aware of the consequences and do your share in saving the marine creatures.

PostHeaderIcon Top must have eco friendly gadgets

Posted on: Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

When the world is heading towards the green revolution, it is very important to have gadgets which are eco-friendly in nature. These days you have a lot of gadgets which don’t draw electricity or even cause pollution. It uses the resources of nature and releases out biodegradable wastes instead.

There are solar cookers available which can add to your cookeries and save wastage of power to a great extent. A company has also come up with mobile chargers, which can charge your mobiles using solar power. There are solar geysers available which can boil water using the solar energy saving your LPG consumption.

One can also replace the garden and backyard lights with solar lights instead, which are available in the market. These lights are quite fancy and durable, which match your required ambience. All of it comes at the cost of solar energy. So, are you ready to go green?

PostHeaderIcon All about sustainable green technology

Posted on: Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

A common word which is much in vogue off late is sustainable green energy. With more and more people being aware and conscious about the adverse effects of pollution, entrepreneurs are developing an inclination towards sustainable technology.

Basically, eco-friendly in nature, sustainable technology is a step towards a greener and much healthier planet. Two major characterises which personifies sustainable technology is something which does not pollute the environment is any way possible and does not degrade the environment as we know it.  For instance, any technology that replaces the usage of any non-renewable source of energy such as fossil fuel by a renewable source of power is a sustainable technology.

Since, this way you can prevent the depletion on the environment, and preserve it in its original form, it is eco-friendly too. Some very good example of sustainable technology is solar power, wind power and magnetic power. Hence, switch to a much more eco friendly alternative and save the planet breathe from the adverse consequences of global warming and environment depletion.

PostHeaderIcon All about eco friendly driving

Posted on: Sunday, November 14th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Road vehicles are one of the most common reasons for environmental pollution. From the amount of carbon footprint to the amount of fuel that is consumed by the car. Driving your own private car is quite costly for the environment. In case you regularly drive your own car, you should do your bit to go as green as possible while driving.

There are some simple techniques that could be adopted by you while driving which would help you to reduce the fuel intake. The first way is to drive as smoothly as possible. It is a good idea to drive on the highest gear. This reduces the RPM (Revolutions per minute) of the engine which further reduces the fuel intake. Avoid using brakes as much as possible.

In case you must, learn to use the brakes in the right way.  You should regularly check your tire pressure. Avoid using the AC. Keep the windows closed while driving. Most importantly, in case you are stuck in the traffic for a couple of seconds, switch off the engine.

PostHeaderIcon Walk more to keep the planet greener

Posted on: Sunday, November 14th, 2010 at 10:29 am

Walk for a reason. You must have heard of this one before but can you remember accurately when did you last walk to the grocery store that is just two blocks away? Well, with the advance of technology people have almost forgotten to walk. And this had resulted in drastic degradation of the environment.

The cars and the buses that you use to reach your place of work or your college expel smoke and gases that contribute to air pollution. And this contributes to the planet losing its greenery. The motors emit nitrogen oxide, benzene, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds and other particulates. All these have adverse effects on the environment as well as human health. A recent study has shown that more people die from car pollution than road accident.

So, try to walk as much as you can. If your workplace or college is nearby then walk it down rather than driving the SUV. You will be doing yourself and the planet a huge favor.

PostHeaderIcon Basics of eco friendly printing

Posted on: Saturday, November 13th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Traditionally, the printing industry has been responsible for cutting down a huge number of trees for the use of paper. Not to mention, how this industry has done its bit to contribute to the green house emissions. But now with everyone going green, how can the printing industry really shirk its responsibility? That is exactly why the industry is going green with the use of various techniques.

The first major technique being used by this industry is the use of recycled paper. BY ensuring that the paper used is recycled, there are a huge number of trees that are being saved from being cut down. Further the industry is trying to use digital printing as much as possible, which again saves on a lot of paper.

Further the use of organic ink like Soy ink is being preferred. Since the soy ink does not require any process of chemical manufacturing, you can be sure that it would save on a lot of energy. Other parts of the printing machines are also being recycled these days, saving a lot on the manufacturing process.

PostHeaderIcon Ways to save tigers

Posted on: Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Are you an animal lover? Are you aware of the dreadful fact that only 1411 tigers are left in India, whose national animal is the tiger itself? If so, make sure you become conscious of this fact and take the little steps by which you can contribute into the noble task of saving tigers. The first thing that you can do is be aware of the whole situation in itself and make more and more people aware of the consequences.

Secondly, stop the whole idea of poaching by reporting about any dealings of tiger skin. This is an illegal act, and the accused people will be fined and punished severely. Next, you can also support a cause which relates to the safety and security of tigers. Talk more and more about it, make people aware of the whole idea. All it takes is a little consciousness, and you can change the world towards betterment.

PostHeaderIcon Save papers to decrease deforestation

Posted on: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

The causes and the adverse effects of global warming is not an unknown fact to anyone. In spite of being much aware of the harm we are causing to our mother earth by cutting more trees, we do not refrain ourselves from doing so. Now, before it gets too late, it is the time to think how we can do our part in keeping our planet green. Saving paper can be a simple yet effective start.

You might not be aware of the fact that numerous trees are being deforested everyday just to supply us with paper, which we end up wasting carelessly. With more and more tress being chopped down regularly, our planet is getting more polluted with CO2 which is primarily absorbed by trees. Carbon Dioxide being a green house gas, also promotes global warming, hence questioning the bare existence of our planet.

Now, you may wonder what can be a feasible alternative by which we can decrease deforestation. Well, the answer is quite simple, switch to recycled paper. This way you can do your little part in keeping our planet green and healthy.

PostHeaderIcon Tips to conserve water in day to day life

Posted on: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Not much needs to be discussed about the importance of water in our day to day life. But the problems start arising when most of us, in spite of being completely aware of its significance, waste water irresponsibly. Lots of ways are there by which you can conserve water in your day to day lives, which if adhered to religiously, is bound to give positive outcomes.

Start with installing an indoor pumping system. Switch to a plumbing system that makes uses of lesser amount of water, such as the low-flow plumbing systems. Although it might seem like an extra expenditure, but in the long run not only will this conserve a lot of water but also will make your pockets heavier. Next switch to low flow flush toilets and shower heads. This will prevent the water wastage that we end up doing unintentionally.

You can also install a faucet aerator to you sink. This will help to reduce the water usage by breaking the water flow into tiny droplets. Hence, all you need to do is be cautious about the amount of water you use, and conserving water will not seem like a huge deal anymore.

PostHeaderIcon All about wildlife and deforestation

Posted on: Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Deforestation has been the center of controversy for quite some time now and almost all environmentalists are up in arms against it. There are several defenders of deforestation who harp on the economic benefits related to deforestation. However they usually tend to sideline the massive negative impacts of it.

Deforestation has a major impact of wildlife. Cutting down of trees, mean, destroying the natural habitat of the animals that live in the wild. With their natural habitat gone the animals find it extremely difficult to adapt and this ultimately leads to their extinction. This results in a dip in bio-diversity.

This happens because it is a lot harder for animals to adapt to new surroundings. With forests being cut down indiscriminately a lot of wild animals are finding their way into areas where humans reside. And needless to say this is posing a great danger to human lives as well.