Author Anne e Beattie
Since the birth of civilization, man has been in awe of the forces of nature. The life giving and life taking, unexplainable forces of nature. He has often associated these forces with mythological gods. Different societies have different versions of these gods. It is generally thought that Mother Nature can trace its origins to Ancient Greece. In Ancient Greece the mythological goddess was known as Demeter. The legend go's that Demeters daughter, Persephone was kidnapped and taken to the underworld. Her mother Demeter punished the world by refusing to allow fruits and vegetables to grow until her daughter was released. For the good of earth Zeus intervened to get Persephone released, but she had already eaten fruit from the underworld.
Renewable Energy and the Green Economy by SelJones
The renewable energy industry is on the verge of creating a worldwide economic boom. Venture capitalists around the world are poised to invest heavily which will create new jobs at a remarkable rate. In other words the green economy is the next big economic boom. Governments that recognize this trend are investing heavily in educating their young people to be ready for the new economy that will define their lives. Technology companies are wanting college graduates with expertise in the new tools, methods and techniques.
Author John Cole
Climate change. We have all heard the term but how many of us have actually considered the very real implications these two simple words hold over us and future generations to come? Floods, droughts, abandoned cities, lack of food sources – all are potential outcomes of the growing problems associated with climate change.
Take, for example, rising sea levels. Disaster movies often embellish the speed with which environmental devastation can occur but the truth is, scientists tracking rising temperatures at the Arctic poles have confirmed that ice is melting at a rate of 9% every ten years.
But can something occurring so far away actually have a real impact on the average person? In short, the answer is yes. Put simply, depleting levels of snow and ice at the Arctic poles mean the earth is absorbing greater amounts of sunlight and consequently global temperatures are rising. This is, in turn, changing animal migratory habits and contributing to rising sea levels, as glaciers and land based ice sheets break away and oceans expand under higher temperatures. Not only are rising sea levels a direct threat to the millions of people living on low lying land masses and in coastal areas; rising atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide are changing marine Eco systems as the oceans become more acidic. Consequently, not only will people be displaced from their homes, they might not have access to basic sustenance - an apocalyptic but sadly realistic scenario.
If you have been asking yourself where do I find my supplies as you attempt to reduce your utility bills, there are plenty of options that are available. UK residents have numerous gadgets at their disposal. From meter measuring tools to plug-in accessories, the myriad of tools available to consumers on the hunt for lower energy bills is staggering. Following are just a few you can consider as you attempt to lower your utility bills.
Energy Saving Socket
Available from Brennenstuhl, this four in one plug-in socket can help you to take a step in the direction of lower utility bills. With the ability to plug four appliances into one connector, you are able to reduce the energy drain caused by having multiple appliances all plugged into individual electrical outlets. This multi-socket connector even offers users a switch that allows them to disconnect from standby mode. Brennenstuhl are leaders in the energy supplies market. They offer tools ranging from LED spotlights all the way to travel adapters for electrical outlets. Brennenstuhl began making electrical supplies back in 1958 and have sold over 100 million products around the globe, so you know they are doing something right. If you want to add an energy saving tool to your arsenal, you cannot go wrong by considering a Brennenstuhl product.
Author Anne E Beattie
Why the outdoors is good for your health
It's a mistake to believe that you need a gym to get fit and stay healthy. How many people take out a gym membership only to find it's nothing more than a drain on their finances? Instead, why not get outside?
Whatever your age or fitness level, there's an activity to suit you and many of them are free. Even something as simple as a gentle stroll can help build up your stamina before tackling a more challenging run and there are countless options open to you if you want to enjoy the great outdoors, anything from hill walking to mountain biking, horse riding to cross country running.
But there are plenty of other reasons why being outside is better for you than going to the gym. There is an increase in vitamin D deficiency amongst the general populace, thanks to people avoiding the sun. Sunlight shining on your skin is very important in the process of creating vitamin D, a vitamin that helps our body fight various conditions, including osteoporosis, depression and heart attacks. A bit of outdoor exercise will give your body the sunlight it needs to develop vitamin D.
Author Michael Bloch
Most people have been brought up not to waste food – I guess few of us haven't heard the "eat up, there are children starving in X who would love that food" or "if you don't eat your vegetables, you can't have dessert". Even with these good intentioned exhortations and threats, food waste continues to be a massive problem.