Category Archives: Eco Blog

A Guide to Carbon Offsetting

What is carbon offsetting and what does it mean to you? This article attempts to demystify the term.

With the major focus on the health of the Earth the terms and concepts can sometimes be confusing for the average person.

Carbon offset is one such term. It is certainly not self explanatory and was not taught when many of us were in school.

Carbon offset and how does it apply to you?

Every single …

  • Posted: February 1, 2013
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Reducing the Environmental Impact of Aviation

The environmental impact of the aviation industry has long been a focus of environmental agencies around the world. There are current policies helping the impact of aviation on the health of the Earth.

For the past thirty years the aviation industry has seen enormous growth. Along with this growth has come enormous pollution.

With the current demand from all corners of government for stricter environmental impact studies and legislation it is hoped …

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Hazardous Waste

What is hazardous waste and what are the regulations that control it? Hazardous waste is any waste product that is potentially dangerous or harmful to people or the environment.

There are four classes or lists that hazardous waste fit into as well as four characteristics.

The characteristics of hazardous waste are: ignitability, corrosiveness, reactivity and toxicity.

The lists set out by the EPA group hazardous waste into three categories.

1.Non specific source wastes such …

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Global Pollution – Why we Should Act Now

Air pollution has intensified to such an extent that we can no longer escape from it in the “protection” of our homes.

In history, the first kind of air pollution must have affected people when they built fires in their inadequately ventilated homes, making the air un-breathable because of the contaminated air particles (smoke).

The world has come a long way ever since, but in an industrialized and mechanized society, things have …

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Harmful Greenhouse Emissions

Most people today are aware of the effects of harmful emissions such as automobile emissions, industrial emissions and the emissions from the power plants still using coal.

Some people are also aware of the initiatives being taken to help reduce these harmful emissions such as the clean air act passed in 1963 by Congress which has been amended many times to enhance the original act.

What many people do not realize is …

  • Posted: February 1, 2013
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Legislation and the Environment

Is it possible to legislate the environment? That is a big question that current governments are now facing.

It must be decided if it is possible to force people to care about the future of our planet.

In every school in the UK and around the world children are taught each year about the importance of the environment.

Environmental legislation has deemed that all American school children learn each year in their science …

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Environmental Education

Environmental education starts at home. In order for the millions spent on environmental planning to be effective each individual must be effective.

Environmental education is said to be the future of our planet. It is said to be the way of the future. Environmental education is being taught in our schools and in our workplaces.

Millions, possibly billions, go into environmental planning every year. But how do get the environmental planning stage …

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Teaching Kids About the Environment

If you’re an environmentally responsible person, you probably want others to become more aware of how their actions affect the environment and learn how they can make changes that create positive results.

The younger generation should also be taught to be environmentally responsible because they are the ones who will need to carrying on practising and teaching about recycling in the future.

If youngsters start learning about the environment at a young …

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The Threat From Global Warming on Nature

Global warming effects are a threat to the world that we live in. The impact of climate change is already being felt and we must work to make significant changes.

Global warming has been recognized as a threat for the past several decades. The impact of climate change is already being felt around the world foreshadowing the disastrous changes to come if global warming effects are not reversed.

The rises in temperatures …

  • Posted: February 1, 2013
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Illegal Logging and Deforestation

The international trade in illegally logged timber is a major problem for the legal timber producing countries, not only in the developed countries but in the third world countries. Illegal logging has a massive impact on the environment.

When forests are being cut down by illegal loggers it is destroying the eco system, it is also killing of wildlife and their homes.

Many species of Plants are also being destroyed. We also …

  • Posted: February 1, 2013
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