Tag Archives: environment

Growing something out of nothing

Fears of global warming and its impact on our environment have left scientists scrambling to decrease levels of atmospheric carbon we humans produce. Now, Tel Aviv University researchers are doing their part to reduce humanity\’s carbon footprint by successfully growing forests in the most unlikely place — deep in Israel\’s Aravah Desert. With environmental \”extras\” […] … learn more→

Did global warming cause Hurricane Irene?

Like many people, I spent the last weekend in August mesmerized by the steady progress of hurricane Irene as she followed the script so carefully laid out by the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Tracking Center. Not too long ago, hurricane prediction was more like trying to guess the direction that an improvisational theatrical performance was […] … learn more→

CFL vs Incandescent

CFL bulbs have been touted as the solution to reducing energy use in the home. But where is the savings if the environment and the health of those in the home are put at additional risk? Incandescent bulbs give off a soft, steady radiant light from a bulb made with safe, non-toxic materials. However, CFL […] … learn more→