Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category
The importance of biology in environment
Posted on: Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 12:33 pm
Biology is the study which comprises of the analysis of the living organisms. It ranges from the minute levels of molecular aspects of biology to the vast ecosystem. The various mysteries of our environment are unveiled by the study if biology.
A biologist has the in depth knowledge of the not only the various parts and the functions they perform in our body, but also in the body of various other animals. An in depth knowledge of biology would let you know the most minute aspects of the human brain and how they perform such complex operations. Similarly it would also enable you to know the various functions in the body of a plant is carried out and how the plant takes in carbon dioxide and leaves out oxygen for us to survive. A study of biology would also make you know of various other intricate aspects of the nature and this is where the importance of biology lies.
Plastic bags: harmful for the environment
Posted on: Saturday, December 18th, 2010 at 5:42 pm
Plastic bags especially for grocery are very commonly used in the society. They might be functional for many but its negative effects on the environment have become so vast that the only way to save environment is by putting an end to the use of plastic bags.
Plastic bags are harmful because it is made of non-renewable fossil fuels that give out toxic by products thereby harming the environment. In fact not only the environment, retail business also ends up spending more on their use thereby increasing costs of grocery items. A very minimal percentage of plastic bags are recycled thus money and energy spend on producing them increases.
Every year, thousands of animal’s especially marine mammals die due to the discarded plastic bags as they mistake the plastic bags for food and eat them. The increasing pollution in the air is as a result of the plastic bags usage.
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.
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.
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.
Eco-friendly heating systems
Posted on: Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 12:59 pm
There is literally no way to live in this world without heat. But polluting the environment using artificial heating systems cannot be accepted even if it is indispensible. People say that there are not lots of options for using Eco-Friendly heating systems. But they are just plain wrong.
The very first means of heating was achieved in our houses through fireplaces. These fireplaces are still built in some houses for an architectural point of view but they are hardly used. Our fore fathers knew that burning fire woods in those fireplaces will bring complete combustion as well as increasing the combustion rate. So using fireplaces today will leave no waste and it is yet an eco-friendly way of warming our house.
Using heat pumps is also an effective method. These geothermal pumps measure the heat content of the earth’s atmosphere and they will maintain that temperature in our home. This is another eco-friendly method to heat the house.
Choosing Green Kitchen Remodels
Posted on: Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 9:00 am
Kitchens can be an excellent medium for individuals who look to go green remodels. Kitchen is a very private place and to go for a green remodeling of the whole set up can be a good option to start with for those who are looking for greener home.
Going green but settling for low quality stuffs, or sacrificing styles and looks, and the comfort level of the product can be criminal. This compromise can turn out to be counter productive and can actually back fire. Always select the right option and stay safe. Here are some points you can look forward to.
• Install adequate and proper insulation. Insulation balances indoor temperatures thus making for a more comfortable kitchen.
• Green flooring is best possible option. Bamboo, recycled content ceramic tile, cork, stone flooring tile, and other hard wood stuffs are the best products for flooring.
• Custom cabinetry is the best option. There can be no substitute to “made-to-order” stuffs. In this world of fashionable cabinets nothing in the world can beat the class and quality of the custom cabinetry.
Choosing Green Basement Remodels
Posted on: Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 9:00 am
If truth be told there is no perfect cost related to the green remodel. A green basement remodel happens to be one of the cheapest and easiest ways to add to the efforts of reducing green house emission.
Working on basement remodel can be tricky and cumbersome given the paucity of space and high degree of moisture hazards. It is also a challenge to meet the desired challenges related to the ductwork and the plumbing work. Now, adding to the whole difficulty is the demand to meet the high green remodel standard and energy efficiency.
If truth be said then actual cost needed to remodel basements can never be reached. It actually depends on the amount of efficiency the homeowner desires. But choosing to go green with the basement remodel can be a costly proposition all right. Green remodel ser up guarantees a substantive reduce of your utility and energy costs, though you may have to make large investment to start with.
A Homeowner’s Guide to Green Tax Credits
Posted on: Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 9:00 am
Make the right move and act as a responsible citizen would. Throe away all appliances which emit green house gas and make the process of attaining a safe and sound environment a reality. One such way to do it is by going green and it can actually help in a big way in achieving a clear and healthy environment. And you will be doing a great favour not only to yourself but to the coming generation as well.
For those who are still in the darkness regarding the utility of a proper green process allow me to say that going green has a win-win proposition. It has a two fold utility. While on one hand you can work to save the environment and the on the other hand you can also help yourself by reducing the cost.
Green campaign is extremely vital and should be embraced by all and sundry. It may help you to reduce your bill amount in a large way.
Choosing Green: Boilers and Radiator Heating Systems
Posted on: Sunday, September 19th, 2010 at 9:00 am
Boiler and radiator heating systems are efficient machines or appliances when it comes to greening the environment. The appliances are long in vogue and are becoming popular with each passing day.
Boilers and radiators are big positive addition to the green campaign. Nevertheless, boiler or radiator heating system helps in reducing your home bills and heating costs and improving your home’s energy efficiency. Well, if these are the facts that you are interested in then do read on for further info to going green with the choice of boilers and radiators.
With installing a boilers and radiators you can expect to improve your housing system. Going green can helps in a major way. If you can make that initial expenditure upfront, you are sure to enjoy a happy and safe future. An efficient green process helps to significantly reduce home energy costs for future. If you ever estimate the amount you spend on the bills of home appliances you will be surprised to see the amount getting reduced by a huge margin once you adopt the green process.