Ghaf trees can reduce dust storms, decrease temperatures and increase oxygen levels. Before you dismiss this suggestion, consider this: An ambitious Dubai Municipality project aims at doing just that – it plans to drastically increase the green cover across the emirate, thereby making Dubai dust-proof. The civic body has initiated various measures [...]Read More ...
For farmers in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, it is cheaper than pesticides and gets the job done just as well. The product? Pepsi or Coca-Cola. Farmers in the Durg, Rajnandgaon and Dhamtari districts of Chhattisgarh say they have successfully used Pepsi and Coke to protect their rice plantations against pests. Agricultural scientists [...]Read More ...
On March 22 2013 – World Water Day - Karena Albers and Jenifer Willig launched Whole World Water (WWW), a social media campaign to get hotels, resorts, spas and restaurants to filter, bottle and sell their own water. In exchange for a fee, the company becomes a member of WWW; for hotels this is US$1,000 per [...]Read More ...
I love my technology: from my mobile phone and computer, to the iPads for the kids. However as I write this, I am also conscious of the fact that there are hundreds of schools across Europe removing WI-Fi, and countries like Germany actively encourage its citizens to avoid it and use hard wired connections instead. [...]Read More ...
Organic vs. Non-Organic What foods should you buy organic? It seems like the organic section of the grocery store is expanding, but are organics worth the price? The group of foods that you should buy organically are called “The Dirty Dozen”; these foods still have pesticides even after they are washed. The Dirty Dozen [...]Read More ...
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