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Agriculture: A Threat to the Environment?

A recent study from the German Environment Agency has revealed that conventional agriculture has had an enormous negative environmental impact. The agency urges a transition to organic farming and heavier regulations on conventional farming processes. The use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides have a negative effect of impact on both human beings and upon nature.…

Choosing an Alternative-Powered Vehicle

With the high price of gasoline and concern for the environment, many motorists are considering alternative-powered vehicles for transportation. There are many such vehicles now available. At the ACT Expo in Dallas to be held May 4-7, 2015, more than 200 exhibitors will display clean transportation solutions, including all types of alternative fuel – hybrid,…

Urban Driving – Should I Bicycle or Should I Drive?

The benefits of bicycling as have been widely acclaimed in recent years by city governments and bicycling and health organizations. Although these benefits are undeniable, commuters considering the switch from driving to bicycling need to know about the disadvantages as well as the advantages. Bicycling advocacy organizations, such as the Virginia Bicycling Federation, have worked…

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Options for (Environmentally) Safe Traveling in Hawaii

The island state of Hawaii is the tourist destination for more than 8 million people on average every year, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. With that many people trying to get around, traffic can take a toll on the environment, especially given that rental cars are the transportation of choice. Fortunately, Hawaii offers valid…

China Must Cut Pollution in Half

Air pollution is a serious problem in China. According to an article on Greenpeace East Asia, children grow up in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai with asthma and other respiratory diseases. Concentration of PM2.5 particles (particles with aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 µm) exceeds World Health Organization guidelines in four cities – Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou,…

Tips on Driving in Different Terrains

The challenge of taking your vehicle off road, driving in inclement weather, or driving on otherwise unfamiliar terrain, might sound thrilling, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t know how to properly navigate it. Safety hazards can surprise you, and if you don’t know how to traverse them, you could end up damaging…

2014: The Hottest Year on Record

According to an announcement issued on January 16, 2015 by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2014 was the hottest year on record since we started tracking our planet’s temperature 135 years ago. With an average ocean and land surface temperature of 58.24°F, 2014 beat out the previous record holders of 2005…

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