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Eco batteries

Ecology is one of the most important things people have to keep and in the light of this problem searching a new way of getting energy for future power generation. According to BBC a Japanese electronics firm has shown off a vibration-harvesting generator that could replace standard batteries. “It’s great because they will work OK in a low-power application for AA batteries that one can shake without breaking; a remote control, for example,” Carl Telford an analyst at electronics business consultants Strategic Business Insights told.

“Of its size, it is small, compact, and directly compatible with existing power sources. Brother says that it can produce enough power at reasonably low frequencies, around 4-8Hz – this is impressive.

“Walking with a device in your pocket would vibrate with a frequency of around 2Hz. You’d need to shake the remote quite briskly, but it would work.”

There are no plans to commercialise the batteries as yet. “Currently the cells are still in the trial phase and so far we do not have a clear business plan for this item. However, we will continue to monitor the market to make a business plan when needed.”


June 7, 2014 at 2:12 pm Comments (0)

Water and Climate

The climate is changed and a lot of things related to that is inevitable and must be considered by governments right now to take a number of steps to limit emissions and save water.

You know, many years ago I had read in some of newspapers that in future people have to buy clear water, packed in bottle in a shop then I remember that I could not imagine how it can be at all!

So now we have what we have – we buy clear water in a store, we have the changed climate, changed world and the most important the clear watet which is one of the based staff of life is a truly biggest world’s problem today. As you know, no water, no life. It is essential for all dimensions of life., it’s not necessary to life, but rather life itself. Every scholar knows that whater is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but actually nobody knows what that is.

Why am I writing about again and again? Because the facts are still unconsoling:

1.1 billion people don’t have safe water and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation.
Source: Human Development Report

Dirty water and poor sanitation account for the vast majority of 1.8 million child deaths each year from diarrhea – almost 5,000 every day – making it the second largest cause of child mortality.

We have to adopt to the new reality.

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December 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm Comments (0)

Eco Gardening Solutions

Green gardering advices

Interesting and looking for green gardering advices I’ve found 250 Tips for an Eco Lifestyle book FROM the Little Green Book series where I found answers on most of my quastions. If you want to learn how to make choices that affect not only your own life but the planet as a whole, this is for you. The Little Green Book of Gardening contains 250 tips on such subjects as organic growing, lawn care, wildlife gardening, gardening power and products, water and garden waste. Theres great advice on everything from the ins and outs of watering your lawn and digging your garden green to making your own compost and practising green pest control. Be sure you can buy tthi useful book online, on barnesandnoble.com right now for $10 only.

Environmentally friendly solutions

Here is some of cost-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for eco-gardening and large-scale landscaping projects, offered by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Good conservation

Make your garden a place for good conservation and environmental savings, getting economic at the same time. If yard waste is managed properly, a garden environment can not be enhanced but also help you save money.

Use shredded untreated wood and leaf wastes converted into chips as mulch on garden beds. This would help prevent weed growth, retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and add nutrients back to the soil

Recycled materials

You can use recycled materials – like wood scraps and cardboard – for building a backyard fort or tree-house for your children, giving them an eco-friendly atmosphere.

Purchase recycled-content gardening equipment and tools. Some fo such equipments are like,

garden hoses made from old tires.

stepping stones made from old glass bottles.

hand tools made with recycled plastic.

plastic lumber made from recycled plastic bottles and bags — to make flower beds, trellises, decks and birdhouses.

Recycle used oil and tires from lawn and garden equipment.

Gardening equipment

Maintain your lawn mower and other gardening equipment regularly. Always keep them in efficient operating condition. When refilling your lawn mower, use a nozzle that prevents fuel spills and get wasted unused. To save fuel and protect the air quality, use manual tools.

Don’t bag the grass clippings; leave them on your lawn instead. You can also use a mulching mower. The clippings will return nutrients to the soil rather than take up space in landfills.

Protect young seedlings

Protect young seedlings from frost, wind, heavy rain, and roving animals by reusing plastic milk jugs, just by cutting the bottoms off, or else use small paper bags for the purpose. And, once the seedlings have grown, recycle the bags and jugs for sure.

Donate healthy plants to community gardens or schools, or gift them to neighbors.

Introduce ladybugs as they will eat aphids.

Plant marigolds to ward off beetles.

Look for quick-sprouting plants that help block weed growth.30647

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November 29, 2013 at 8:29 pm Comments (0)

Earthquake What to Do

You know what happend in Chilie recently. It was an earthquake, the magnitude 8.5 earthquake on this Saturday, 50 times stronger than Haiti’s, expert say. It’s awful, but now I want to talk about what to do if it happend?

Stay as safe as possible during an earthquake. Be aware that some earthquakes are actually foreshocks and a larger earthquake might occur. Minimize your movements to a few steps to a nearby safe place and stay indoors until the shaking has stopped and you are sure exiting is safe.

If indoors

DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and HOLD ON on until the shaking stops. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building.
Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, such as lighting fixtures or furniture.

Stay in bed if you are there when the earthquake strikes. Hold on and protect your head with a pillow, unless you are under a heavy light fixture that could fall. In that case, move to the nearest safe place.
Use a doorway for shelter only if it is in close proximity to you and if you know it is a strongly supported, loadbearing doorway.

Stay inside until shaking stops and it is safe to go outside. Research has shown that most injuries occur when people inside buildings attempt to move to a different location inside the building or try to leave.
Be aware that the electricity may go out or the sprinkler systems or fire alarms may turn on.

DO NOT use the elevators

If outdoors
Stay there.
Move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires.
Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops. The greatest danger exists directly outside buildings, at exits, and alongside exterior walls. Many of the 120 fatalities from the 1933 Long Beach earthquake occurred when people ran outside of buildings only to be killed by falling debris from collapsing walls. Ground movement during an earthquake is seldom the direct cause of death or injury. Most earthquake-related casualties result from collapsing walls, flying glass, and falling objects.
If in a moving vehicle
Stop as quickly as safety permits and stay in the vehicle. Avoid stopping near or under buildings, trees, overpasses, and utility wires.
Proceed cautiously once the earthquake has stopped. Avoid roads, bridges, or ramps that might have been damaged by the earthquake.
If trapped under debris
Do not light a match.
Do not move about or kick up dust.
Cover your mouth with a handkerchief or clothing.
Tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers can locate you. Use a whistle if one is available. Shout only as a last resort. Shouting can cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.

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September 8, 2013 at 1:11 pm Comments (0)

Eco Gardening

Someone said that the greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses and that’s very truth. What is the place might be better in any season than your garden. It’s the place for sentiment, thoughts and dreams.

The thoughts grow there as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. It’s all right, but… there is nothing grows there without doing work -from planning a garden through harvest, for all types of gardens.

If you try to keep your backyard eco-friendly it helps eco global living, then you do a great deal. Besides that gardening has many advantages, first of all it can be a great workout. There is nothing like a day spent outdoors, it has certain healthy phisical and psychological benefits. The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.


September 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm Comments (0)

Use solar energy

In this modern world of technology, we need energy in different forms to do our work easily. We need these energy resources to produce electricity, to fuel our cars and for almost every type of work. There are two major sources of energy. One is renewable and other is non renewable. Non Renewable resources of energy are oil, gas, coal etc and renewable energy resources include wave power, solar energy, wind power etc. our non renewable resources of energy are getting less day by day, due to which it has become important for us, to find out ways for using renewable resources in an efficient way.

In recent years, much of the research has been done to use solar energy for different purposes. In this we basically use sunlight as a source of energy. This energy can be used to produce electricity, to run our cars and for many other purposes. This is very cheap except for the initial investment and everyone can use it. Nowadays car companies are designing cars that make use of the solar energy rather than petrol or gas. These cars are also good for environment as they do not create any pollution. The energy from sunlight can also be used to make saline water potable. It can also be used in heating, cooling and ventilation technologies.

The people are now using solar energy to produce electricity for their homes or offices. Solar energy advantages are that, it is cheap as you don’t have to pay for sunlight but the initial investment is little bit expensive. The best part is you don’t have to pay big bills for electricity. It is also good for people who live in countries where there is shortage of electricity and they have to face problems like load shedding.

The first thing that you will have to do in order to generate electricity through sunlight is to buy solar panels. This is a device that collects the solar radiations from sun and converts it into electrical energy. It is composed of several individual solar cells. The output of electricity from the solar panel depends on the quality and the quantity of solar cells used. They work in the same manner as large semiconductors.

Many solar energy companies are now working to use this renewable form of energy in an efficient way and to make it available to everyone.

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September 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm Comments (0)

Save your water – save your planet

In our everyday life we use an enormous amount of water – except for drinking it, we use it to clean ourselves and our belongings, to water the plants and in general, to make life better. But this excessive use of the possibly most important element on earth is dangerous for us and our planet.

“Our home – our planet” is a website that provides you with all the necessary knowledge about how to save water. Among other things, you can find on the website a water calculator: a great way to find out how much water and energy you can save without compromising your way of life. You can learn many interesting facts and tips that can help you realize that small changes will change everything!

Also, the website has a whole section with water games. This will allow you to involve your kids in the matter of conserving water in a fun and educational way!

So don’t waste another minute! Go on the website and find out how you can protect you planet!

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September 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm Comments (0)

Thinking about the Future

The speech of Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director at the opening session of the High Level Segment of the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity is one more global catastrophe warning. Just everyone has to learn it and tries his best to change the situation, otherwise you see… We should care what happens 50 years from now.

“I believe the energy, enthusiasm and vision shown before Rio+20 by Africa now needs to be deployed during the coming months in New York as member states work out how best to implement the outcomes.

The process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals to complement the Millennium Development Goals post 2015 is an opportunity to shape this continent’s sustainable future.

Why? Because the consumption and production patterns of developed countries need to become more efficient and to be decoupled from economic growth in order to reduce their impacts on Africa and the world as a whole.

Governments are also looking at a new indicator of wealth that goes beyond the narrowness of GDP.

Properly and comprehensively reflecting the natural resource wealth of this continent is one way for Africa’s countries and communities to be more realistically recompensed for resources that are increasingly supplying and supporting economies globally.

There are many other areas ranging from sustainable procurement by governments and local authorities of goods and services to corporate sustainability reporting by companies where Africa stands to benefit-not least as the economies of this continent rapidly grow and become players in the global marketplace.

The decision by Heads of State at Rio+20 to give a green light to an inclusive Green Economy as an important tool for realizing sustainable development and for eradicating poverty brings further opportunities.

Many countries in Africa are already evolving green economy strategies and to date around a dozen have requested advisory services from UNEP.

Meanwhile, Ethiopia two days ago announced the establishment of a Climate Resilient Green Economy Facility building on the strategy launched by the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi last year.

In partnership with the International Labour Organization and governments, UNEP has just launched a Partnership for the Green Economy aimed at expanding advisory services alongside greater capacity building and research aimed at tailoring the green economy to national circumstances.”

We are keen to collaborate further with more countries in Africa to maximize the opportunities of a Green Economy transition across a wider range of relevant sectors from natural resource management to transport and clean energy systems.

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September 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm Comments (0)

Solar power systems

A solar power systems for homes have become more and more popular in the modern world and that’s no wonder why. It’s benefits are indisputable. As the society can’t continue to work on oil any more by many reasons, especially with rising gas prices and more frequent power outages, so solar energy seems to be a new method of coaxing oil out of old wells.

Numbers of homeowners around the world are relying on the sun to meet much of their hot water and electricity needs. For instance in US, residential electricity produced by solar in the first quarter of 2013 was almost 10 times higher than that generated in 2008, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. You know, the idea is the sun’s rays supply an abundant amount of solar energy, which can be converted into electricity or heat.

No doubt, solar energy is number one today as the cleanest and greenest source of renewable energy generated electricity available that help power your home, business or community building. By installing a flat plate or evacuated tube hot water system you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save up to 75% of your water heating costs. Solar pumping systems are widely used on farms and outback stations to supply bore and surface sourced water to livestock in place of high maintenance fossil fuel electricity generation based pumping. Hydronics system refers to the use of water as a heat transfer medium in heating and cooling systems, the system gets its energy provided free by the sun and is particularly well suited to commercial applications.

And finally, solar power systems allows to keep all home alectric devices stable up and running no matter what the weather outdoor. So, choosing Solar power you save money and be energy efficient rank really high to say nothing about the environment.

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August 21, 2013 at 3:35 pm Comments (0)

New Zealand quake

Strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes New Zealand today. It was centred in the Cook Strait, 20 kilometres east of Seddon at a depth of 17 kilometres. It struck at 5.09 pm (3.09pm AEST). Domestic media have reported some power outages in the South Island. The Pacific tsunami warning centre has not issued a tsunami warning yet.


July 21, 2013 at 4:22 pm Comments (0)

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