Me and my project on Carbon Sequestration at Borneo Island

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Recycling ......... A Kiss of life for Environment

      More than 20 Million Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of tinfoil. All that foil is recyclable,but not many people realize it.
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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Setting the Priority Right

It would cost about $ 13 Billion annually to satisfy the world's basic sanitation and food requirements.That's roughly equivalent to what half the world spends on perfume and cologne every year.
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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Reduce Reuse Recycle

The amount of wood and paper that we throw away each year is enough to heat 50 Million homes for 20 years.
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Monday, 21 October 2013

Water Crisis in China

Was going through a report in Economist (Oct 12 , 2013 Edition) on Northern China's water crisis. The water table in Beijing has dropped by 300 meters since 1970's.

Beijing has the sort of water scarcity usually associated with Saudi Arabia ; just 100 cubic meters  per person a year. China's average water consumption is around 400 cubic meters per person which is 25% of what an average American uses and less than half the International definition of water stress.

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Marine Debris - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Marine debris is any man-made object that enters the coastal or marine environment. From the tiniest piece of plastic to giant free floating fishing nets,ocean pollution causes many challenges for animals in the wild. The concentration of marine debris is called garbage patch.

Ocean currents and circulation pattern trap the material in a cyclone of water creating large areas of ocean trash.

There are two garbage patches located in the North Pacific Ocean. The  Great Pacific Garbage Patch is comprised of marine debris brought together by slow moving ocean currents. The patch's size is not known but some scientists estimate it to be twice the size of Texas (by the way the size of Texas is 696,200 Sq. Km.) and weighing approximately 3.5 Million Tons.
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Sunday, 20 October 2013

Lungs of our Planet

Amazon Rainforest has been described as the "Lungs of our Planet" because it provides the essential environmental world service of continuously recycling carbon dioxide into oxygen.More than 20 percent of world oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest.
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