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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]

Ford Going Fully Autonomous Route As Engineers Fall Asleep At The Wheel – Hybrid Cars News

Daily MailFord Going Fully Autonomous Route As Engineers Fall Asleep At The WheelHybrid Cars NewsFord Motor Co. has become convinced that fully autonomous is the necessary route to go for safe self-driving cars. Having Ford engineers fall asleep during autonomous vehicle test rides has created a convincing argument in favor of going with fully ...Ford engineers ASLEEP at the wheel cause motor giant to forgo hybrid human/self-driving carsDaily Mailall 11 news articles » hybrid cars [read more]

Brownback seeks federal support for alternative energy | The … – Wichita Eagle (blog)

Wichita Eagle (blog)Brownback seeks federal support for alternative energy | The ...Wichita Eagle (blog)Gov. Sam Brownback co-signed a letter sent to President Trump last week seeking greater federal support of alternative energy. The letter from the Governor's ...and more » alternative energy - Google News [read more]

Nashville’s ‘quiet revolution’ to fight climate change – The Tennessean

The TennesseanNashville's 'quiet revolution' to fight climate changeThe TennesseanSomething historic is underfoot in Metro Nashville, and it would be a shame if it got lost in the news stampede coming out of Washington. To people who care about climate change, or to people who simply live on planet Earth, a small committee of ... climate change - Google News [read more]

Senate votes 30-2 to repeal surcharge on gas hybrid cars, sends bill to governor – The Spokesman-Review (blog)

Senate votes 30-2 to repeal surcharge on gas hybrid cars, sends bill to governorThe Spokesman-Review (blog)The Senate voted 30-2 today to remove a $ 75 annual surcharge from gas hybrid vehicles in Idaho, with an emergency clause that will make it effective as soon as Gov. Butch Otter signs it into law. The $ 75 surcharge would remain in effect for plug-in ...and more » hybrid cars - Google News [read more]

Alternative energy doesn’t need help from President Trump – Yahoo Finance

Yahoo FinanceAlternative energy doesn't need help from President TrumpYahoo FinanceWhen President Barack Obama took office in 2009, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power relied on tax credits and other government subsidies to get traction in the marketplace. These days, however, alternatives to carbon energy are ... alternative energy - Google News [read more]

How climate change is transforming the world’s food supply – CBS News

CBS NewsHow climate change is transforming the world's food supplyCBS NewsATLANTA — Climate change is poised to affect the world's food supply in three key ways, experts say. “There will be impacts on the quantity, quality and location of the food we produce,” said Dr. Sam Myers, a medical doctor and senior research ...and more » climate change - Google News [read more]