By: Sarah Abts
Since real estate is in the dumps, should builders go to the dump to get a leg up on cheap, sustainable building materials? Many people participate in using salvaged building materials or crafting makeshift housing out of things usually discarded. Some creative people have gone...
By: Lenna Gonya
There has been a lot of talk about biomass and biofuels over the last few years, and while everyone is intrigued by the idea of producing a usable fuel alternative from waste materials or sustainable crops, the process may take more time than expected. In...
The difference between spring water and purified water
By: Effie Moore Salem
Water with its impurities removed is not the same as water from an underground source that flows out of the ground naturally. One is a process and the other is a source. Purification is removing impurities from water and that is a process; water from...
By: Nancy Seddens
Biodiversity is a term used to describe the degree of diversity of life forms in a system. The system in question may be an ecosystem, biome or the whole planet. Greater biodiversity equals greater health in the system. Every living thing is dependent on many...
By: Fate Tertium
Take a moment to remember the last time you relaxed in your backyard. If you are not a meticulous gardener, it is likely that you would have noticed a few dandelions and clovers growing throughout your lawn. Look a bit more closely, and you may...
By: Amelia Emery
Biodiversity is what makes life on planet Earth possible. It is how organisms are able to thrive and function on both micro and macro levels. To take it away would be catastrophic to not only the lives of the plants and animals themselves, but to...
By: Janet Grischy
The level of radioactivity that people are exposed to in coal ash is actually higher than the level of exposure caused by nuclear waste. An article published in the respected popular science journal Scientific American in 2007 details this surprising discovery. Fly ash, the sometimes-airborne...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Arcology is a set of design principles that are used in the architectual design of habitat structures. It is a combination of ecology and architecture. The structures are designed to minimize human environmental impact. It can be a large building that is able to supply...
By: Prosper Angel
Purified water and Spring water are both widely sold to consumers and they are available in many grocery stores, shopping malls and other places that deal in the selling of foods consumed by humans. The consumer has the liberty to choose the best water for...
By: Lenna Gonya
Few can argue the fact that nuclear power, when operating properly is a cleaner source of energy than burning coal. The question is, how much radiation is actually emitted from the coal burning process. According to the USGS, the level is negligible. In fact, they...

 

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