During the summer it’s not unusual for the temperature to reach above 100 degrees in many parts of the country, even in the shade, which is a cause of concern for anyone who is trying to nurture a garden. Trying to combat an untimely death to plants and flowers that you have lovingly cultivated and nurtured can be like fighting an uphill battle in the never-ending heat waves that plague summer months.
House plants are such a beneficial means of adding natural beauty to any room’s décor. There are certain plants that are also easy to maintain and that adds to their appeal. So here is a list of ten house plants that fit that description. Each offers its own qualities of beauty, if you are wanting to add some extra color or floral element to a part of your house.
Eating organic produce has become a popular healthy living trend; however buying organic produce can get expensive quickly. To cut back on the amount of money you’re spending on produce you can grow your own organic vegetables instead. By keeping your garden “green” and insecticide free you will have healthier foods to not only serve your family, but also to prepare your own baby food from. To start making changes in your garden today, check out the following tips for a “greener” garden.
New Eco-Routemaster hybrid buses allow passengers to activate stop signals with their bodies as a source of energy using energy harvesting wireless technology from EnOcean
Dubai, known for it's playboy and celebrity lifestyle oozing with glitz and glamour is not exactly known for it's consideration for the environment. Whilst its true that the worlds wealthiest 1% tend to contribute to most of the worlds problems due to the excess and consumerism, I am pleased to inform you that there are some impressive things going on. Al Barari (which means wilderness) is a luxury development in Dubai that is the countries first sustainable high end residences. Checking out the pictures is a must! Read on...
Back in 2005, when country music legend Willie Nelson formed Willie Nelson’s Biodiesel to produce BioWillie (a biodiesel fuel made mainly of vegetable oils from soybeans), most U.S. consumers, and probably even fewer music fans, knew anything about biofuels. Since then, biodiesel, a nontoxic and biodegradable fuel alternative, has become synonymous with green energy, though not the leafy “green” that Willie also famously advocates. Given that the biodiesel and biofuel industry has grown dramatically in recent years, not just in the U.S. but all over the planet, we thought we would provide you with some facts about biodiesel, including its impact on the environment as well as your wallet.
Hopefully with picnic and beach weather looming, Eton has launched their new solar powered boom box for long-lasting music!
Beijing, China (July 3, 2012) – In China, the Government Offices Administration of the State Council has reportedly agreed to stop serving shark fin soup at official banquets, to take effect in the next 1-3 years. The administration was responding to a proposal submitted by 30 officials from the National People’s Congress, spearheaded by delegate Ding Liguo, who announced the news on his microblog on Friday, according to Global Times.
Laundry egg helps Allergy sufferers A new product which cuts the price of every laundry wash is also helping allergy sufferers and those people with sensitive skin.The Ecoegg is an alternative to washing powder, it’s clever, egg-shaped gadget which you put in the drum of your washing machine. Each Ecoegg lasts for up to 720 washes which translates into approximately three years worth of washing and works out as less than 3p per wash, compared to around 25p for branded washing powders.
Heliatek GmbH, technology leader in the field of organic photovoltaics, has announced that its transparent solar films could be used to be integrated between the glass sheets of double glazed windows. These windows would look like tinted glass as the unique vapor deposition technology for the solar films allows for a homogeneous coating of the solar layer without any distracting patterns or irregularities.
World Oceans Day is the biggest celebration of the ocean on the planet. It is held on the eighth day of every June and is recognised by the United Nations as an opportunity to celebrate, and improve the health of, the world's oceans. World Oceans Day provides the opportunity to learn about ocean creatures and habitats, and recognise the need for conservation.
written by Keerthana Karthik - There has been a growing importance and awareness about the need to protect and preserve our non-renewable natural resources and leave behind a cleaner and greener environment for our future generations to come. One way to achieve this goal is by being energy efficient. As the word implies, being energy efficient means utilizing a lesser amount of energy to perform the same work as well as indulging in a better quality of life. A simple example can be an energy efficient washer which provides the same utility, laundry, but by consuming much less energy than other washing machines.