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Why Are Fossil Fuels Non-Renewable?

The modern world relies heavily on the use of energy obtained from burning fossil fuels. This growing world energy demand has led to increased use of cheap fossil fuels such as coal, crude oil and natural gas, just to generate electricity and keep the lights on. The problem with this is that fossil

Biodiesel Expansion - Is it in the Horizon?

Biodiesel has many advantages over common gasoline, notably, the fact that you can use your old cooking oil to produce it is a great one. In my opinion, people are really just beginning to understand what biodiesel can do to help us in so many ways in terms of the global warming situation and also,

Starting A Green Business

The key to starting a 'green' business is ensuring that the business idea, like any business idea, has legs. If you are going to go out into the market place to peddle your wares and services as green, you better know, in your heart of hearts, how exactly your product IS green.

Energy Efficiency Programs for a More Sustainable Australia

Australia, being one of the world's leading contributors of greenhouse gas emissions, is in grave danger of the harmful effects of climate change. Its government is undertaking countless projects to help keep its emissions to a minimum. Power companies like Integral Energy, AGL, Synergy, Powerd

5 Tips for Helping Your Office Go Green

In today's world, many people are making movements to be more environmentally friendly and live a green lifestyle. There are many ways that you can take "going green" to the office as well. These tips will help you create a lasting environmental impact, no matter where you live.

Integrated Water Resource Management

Integrated water resource management is a system ofmanagement were water is considered in a holistic approach. It merits ranged from environmental sustainability to poverty alleviation.Its methodology motivates empowerment and would be vital tool of management in the developing countries.

Why 2012 Is The End?

December 21, 2012. It's a date that is steadily approaching. Many scientists have come to the astonishing conclusion that the Earth will soon be subjected to many natural disasters leading up to this final date.

The Motor Car is Killing Us

Although electricity generated by fossil fuels is without doubt a major factor in atmospheric pollution, it comes only a poor second behind motor vehicle exhaust gases. In the USA, CO2 emissions from cars and trucks totaled 314 million metric tons in 2002.

Going Green - Sustainability With Disposables

With the world "going green", everybody is trying to find a way in which they can contribute to the global campaign of sustainability. The popular phrase "reduce, reuse, and recycle" seems to be etching its way into industries worldwide.

Sustainability Reporting in the Context of Environmental

Sustainability Reporting is a framework that allows organizations, corporations and large business houses, to place under public domain their processes of governance, environmental, social and economic performance. Global Reporting Initiative The core idea is to allow a company or corporation to rep

Synthetic Grass: A Cost Effective Alternative

Artificial grass has been on the scene since the 1950's. Just like other products, it has gone through many different transformations over the last few years. Although most people assume that it is used only for sports venues, it is actually used by many types of businesses and homeowners as we

3 Reasons Going Bamboo is Green

Bamboo has been used as a building material for centuries in Asian countries. Structurally, it can be stronger than concrete and many types of traditional hardwood materials and also much more flexible, as well as very affordable. But bamboo is also one of the most eco-friendly building materials we

Solar Digesters Eliminate Waste in an Eco-Friendly Manner

The latest innovation in eco-friendly waste disposal is the solar digester. Solar digesters are similar to composters, except that instead of producing compost for your garden, the organic waste is decomposed into a sludge, which seeps back into the earth.

Spire Takes Aim at Solar Concentrator Cell Efficiency Record

Spire Corp., a company involved in the design of solar cells and solar cell manufacturing equipment, has reported that it has successfully designed a solar concentrator cell with a 41 percent efficiency level, matching that of previous records. The design, which is a result of an ongoing contract wi

Choose Seafood That's Healthy For You and the Environment

Over the past few years, a lot of people have begun recognizing the great health benefits of eating seafood. Omega-3 fatty acids have become a buzz word that all of the health gurus love to talk about on daytime television shows an in magazine articles, and its easy to see why.

Can You Be Clean, Green, and Legal?

You may have seen something on the news about Spokane, Washington where there is now a ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates. While this may seem to be an isolated case, there are actually several states (including the rest of the state of Washington) that will make dish washing soap made

Interesting Facts About Soil Erosion

Soil erosion occurs when soil is blown away by wind or washed away by rain. Each of these agents contributes a significant amount towards soil loss each year.

The Climate Change Denial Machine

Though scientists tell us that the consequences of climate change will have serious consequences for the Earth and its inhabitants, little action has been taken to reduce our carbon emissions. The main reason for that is the effectiveness of the Climate Change Denial Machine which is explained in th

Luxury - The New Driver of Social and Environmental Conscience?

"Luxury" - we love to hate it! It's a privilege of the wealthy, bane to the poor, and destructive to the environment. Or, at least it used to be. Meet "the new luxury", where indulgence is becoming an integral part of the solution to global environmental and economic problem