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Tips To Consider When Choosing An Environmental Consulting Firm

The trend in corporation's health and safety management today are geared towards environmental advocacy and implementation within the structure of the venture. This holds most especially true among biotechnology, pharmaceutical, energy, education, manufacturing, and marine industries. To obtain environmental sustainability is not just about empowering the CSR objective of the company, but it is primarily to obtain just the right compliance set by the government. It is in this quest that a company [read more]

Is your Home Office Eco-friendly?

Most of us are pretty diligent about recycling every week. For some of us, the kitchen scraps go to the composter, and glass, plastic and cans are all separated. That’s great for the kitchen, but what about the rest of the house? What most don’t realize is the home office offers a huge opportunity for eco-friendly living, but largely goes ignored. Many don’t think twice of using high quality non-recycled paper, or tossing ink cartridges and old electronics in the garbage. Leaving a computer [read more]

University Research into Alternative Energy

Decades of tree and biomass research jointly conducted by Florida Statue University and Shell Energy have resulted in the planting of the largest single “Energy Crop Plantation” in the entire United States. This Plantation spans approximately 130 acres and is home to over 250,000 planted trees including cottonwoods (native to the area) and eucalyptus (which are non-invasive) along with various row crops such as soybeans. This organization of “super trees” was brought into being as a result [read more]

Best Air Purifiers

Picking the best air purifier is a very difficult decision since the need of each allergy or asthma situation has different needs.  Adding to this tough task is different allergens and different types of home pollutions are removed in different ways. Below are some comparisons of some of the more popular type of air purifiers. Air Purifiers with HEPA (High Energy Particle Arresting) filters were originally developed for the atomic energy commission and are used in commercial clean rooms to remove [read more]

Air Pollution’s Effect on our Health

What we experienced at the Beijing Olympics, regarding air pollution should be a reminder to all of us to pay more attention to to what pollutants we are exposed to. Respiratory problems caused by air pollution is really not the major concern. We should also be concerned about its toxic effects on the heart and cardiovascular system, especially our blood vessels. Mounting research shows that toxins are a major cause of heart damage. According to an article published in the Journal of the American [read more]

The Greenest Vehicles

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released its annual list of the greenest cars of the year. The Toyota Prius C subcompact hatchback received the top billing. It was closely followed by the Honda Fit EV. The gas-burning Toyota Prius C is considered more "green" than the all-electric plug-in Honda Fit EV due to the formula used. The ACEEE used a simple formula: GreenScore = a x e –EDX/c / (1+EDX/c)b The council considers emissions, both smog-forming ones and greenhouse [read more]

Electric Wins Over Luxury As Automakers Scale Back at Paris Motor Show – Hybrid Cars News

Christian Science MonitorElectric Wins Over Luxury As Automakers Scale Back at Paris Motor ShowHybrid Cars NewsVolkswagen and Daimler are using the Paris Motor Show to grab attention for its electric concept cars, but several automakers decided to not show up; or in the case of BMW, the company chose to have its executive leadership stay in Germany to debate ...What the Paris car show says about the future of electric carsChristian Science MonitorE-car concepts set to steal the show in ParisDeutsche [read more]

Alternative energy: Solar Park generates power worth Rs4b in 17 months – The Express Tribune

The Express TribuneAlternative energy: Solar Park generates power worth Rs4b in 17 monthsThe Express TribuneThe provincial government, he said, has been promoting the use of alternative energy sources which has produced positive outcomes, including controlling carbon dioxide emissions. He added this would serve as a positive catalyst to ensure healthy and ... alternative energy - Google News [read more]

Engaging industry in addressing climate change – MIT News

MIT NewsEngaging industry in addressing climate changeMIT NewsIntent on confronting the challenge of climate change head-on, the OGCI committed last October to support the Paris climate agreement's target of capping the rise in mean global surface temperature since preindustrial times at 2 degrees Celsius by 2100 ... climate change - Google News [read more]

China Buys Half-Millionth Passenger Plug-in Car; On Track To Surpass US – Hybrid Cars News

Hybrid Cars NewsChina Buys Half-Millionth Passenger Plug-in Car; On Track To Surpass USHybrid Cars NewsThis month China is expected to have purchased in excess of a cumulative total of 500,000 plug-in passenger vehicles, potentially surpassing the U.S. in the process. Exact counts of all “New Energy Vehicles” (NEVs) won't be known until after the month ... hybrid cars - Google News [read more]

Mendota Heights Amends Alternative Energy Permit Process –

Patch.comMendota Heights Amends Alternative Energy Permit ProcessPatch.comMendota Heights Amends Alternative Energy Permit Process. Lawmakers in Mendota Heights hope the changes make the alternative energy permit process easier for residents and businesses. alternative energy - Google News [read more]

The World Just Hit This Disturbing Climate Change Metric – Fortune

FortuneThe World Just Hit This Disturbing Climate Change MetricFortuneEarth has seemingly passed a worrisome threshold for the changing climate this week, according to scientists. The last week in September is often the time of the year when the planet's carbon emissions are at their lowest as summer turns to fall and ...and more » climate change - Google News [read more]