Between parking at home, work, and on errands, an average car uses THREE times the space of an average home.
The Florida Solar Energy Center has designed a dog house that integrates solar energy and building strategies with dog comfort in mind.
Solar panels on it power a doggy porch light, night ventilation fan and an overhead ceiling fan. The ceiling fan is placed above an egg-crate ceiling, to protect the dog's tail.
Too much rain during the winter months due to the global warming climate changes, could be bad news for reindeer. During the winter, reindeer scrape away thick layers of snow to find green moss underneath to eat.
More than 9 kg of food is needed each day to survive. When rain falls on the snow, it can freeze into a thick, impenetrable layer of ice, keeping them from food.
|21 per cent of illnesses affecting women and children in Ukraine are linked to air pollution|
During the holidays, consumers use an estimated one billion Christmas cards, 83 square kilometres of wrapping paper, an extra 750 million bottles and glass containers, an extra 500 million drinks cans and seven and a half million Christmas trees. Whew!
A whopping 17 billion catalogs are mailed every year to American consumers (that's around 3 for each individual on earth!).
Only six of 42 major catalog companies use significant amounts of recycled paper, and most don't use any.
22 per cent of hospital stillbirths in Central Sudan are
linked to pesticide exposure
A single oil rig can:
–Dump more than 90,000,000 kg of drilling fluid and metal cuttings into the ocean
–Drill between 50-100 wells, each dumping 11,340 kg of toxic metals, such as lead, chromium and mercury, and potent carcinogens like toluene, benzene, and
xylene into the ocean
–Pollute the air as much as 7,000 cars driving 80 km a day
Devotees visiting Shiv temples in Pune got a pleasant surprise when small paper bags containing seeds of plants were given as prasad by the NGO, Ranwa.
Started in August 2002, this activity was proposed to be done on every Monday of the Marathi month of Shravan.