Solar Technology Pros & Cons

Sun power is one of the best and most effective renewable energy sources available. The problem most novice environmental warriors find is that the price of professionally installed solar power systems is way beyond their budget and it could take well over 10 years to see a return on their investment. Never fear, there are alternatives. The most cost-effective way to take advantage of a solar system is the construction of solar panels on your own. What you need is instructions to build a solar panel!
Too difficult? If you are scared it would be difficult, it is just not true. It is not difficult to build solar panels with the proper instructions. Easy enough for …

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As planet warms, poor nations face economic chill

Climate change may widen gap between rich and poor, study finds
A rising tide is said to lift all boats. Rising global temperatures, however, may lead to increased disparities between rich and poor countries, according to a recent MIT economic analysis of the impact of climate change on growth.
After examining worldwide climate and economic data from 1950 to 2003, Benjamin A. Olken, associate professor in the Department of Economics, concludes that a 1 degree Celsius rise in temperature in a given year reduces economic growth by an average of 1.1 percentage points in the world’s poor countries but has no measurable effect in rich countries.
Olken says his research suggests higher temperatures will be disproportionately bad for …

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Saving Energy In The Winter

Whether you like it or not and whether you come prepared or not, winter is coming. So better not sit on your couch and wait for it to come like a dooms day, move and be prepared!
Winter means one thing: cold air. But for those who are conscious enough to notice, winter means larger electric bills. Yes, it is true. Aside from summer, winter is the season of the year where your electric bills skyrocket to digits that cost you financial burden. Why? Because we need to warm our home. Our home should have the right temperature to give us comfort. And the modern way to do it is by turning on our heating system. …

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Green Investing Strategies

Investing in “green” companies has become popular as people have become more aware of environmental issues such as peak oil and global warming. But just as investing in “dot coms” during the 90s was the trend of the times, “green” is also a trend and should not be taken as an indicator of guaranteed profits.
In fact, investing in “green” companies can be quite risky due to undercapitalization and lack of operating history due to their start-up status. But you can reduce the risk by investing in established companies that are strategically adding green methods and systems to their existing business models. Here are a few industries to consider.
Existing energy companies across the globe are researching …

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A Healthy Ocean is Good For Everyone

Oceans cover 70% of our Earth, however, today our ocean’s are in serious trouble. Industrial fishing within the past 15 years has actually depleted around 90% of large predatory ocean fish.
Fisheries are on the verge of causing entire ecosystem collapses. They are destroying natural habitats that are vital for the survival of countless forms of life. Irresponsible harvesting has led to more fish being take out of the sea than those being produced; often fisheries will recklessly cull thousands upon thousands of fish, meaning they don’t have time to reproduce.
However, sustainable seafood options do exist. It’s up to all of us to ensure that the fisheries the supply us with our fish engage in sustainable …

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