Environment

PETA, with Clothes on Wants NFL to call Michael Vick Psycopath

January 25, 2009 / 1 Comment

psy·cho·path - n.   A person with an antisocial personality disorder, manifested in aggressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior without empathy or remorse. PETA wants the NFL to require the 'psychopath' Michael Vick to undergo psychiatric evaluations and brain scans before letting him back on the field. Hmmm... [caption id="attachment_3713" align="alignnone" width="425" caption="Michael Vick"][/caption] Now, I don't buy into anything Vick did, the ...

Water for Oil – Japan Has Low Electric Using Desalination Plant

January 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Japan gets almost all of its oil from the Middle East and has nothing to give in return...except water. Ultra dry Middle East needs water, (doesn't everyone?) and must produce it from the salt water nearby. There's a consortium including Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd. and Toray Industries Inc. that is developing a desalination plant. That's not new news. But the plant ...

10 Amazing Halo Images that Gamemakers Like Halo 3 Can’t Compete with

December 16, 2008 / No Comments

The halos we think are magnificent are not the kind that comes in a box - think Halo 3 - but the ring of light that can be seen encircling and extending outwards from the sun or moon. The halo is created ( I love this word) when the sun or moonlight is refracted when passing through ice crystals. There ...

Environmentally Friendly Skating Rinks Made from Resin Panels in Japan

December 9, 2008 / 3 Comments

Toyama prefecture is located in northern Japan. It gets cold there in the winter, but not really cold enough to freeze a lake or a pond. Not to worry, Japan has an answer to those who still want to go skating. There's a skating made out of resin, plastic. It's 300-square-meters square and  billed as environmentally friendly. The two reasons are ...

20 Environment Slogans That Will Get You Thinking

December 6, 2008 / 155 Comments

Have you ever come up with an environment slogan? I remember thinking about those special words that make people understand that we should be good stewards of our planet, our home. Even though most of the time facts are more important in changing people's minds; they need to see the harm done with their own eyes, often times words have ...

Mind what you print: The planet pays a heavy price for paper

November 20, 2008 / No Comments

It seems ironic and even startling to an extent when one gets to know that the paper industry across the world produces three times more carbon emissions than aviation industry. It might be a touch unbelievable, but if you consider the fact that thousands of acres of trees are mowed down for paper and that subsequently only adds to carbon footprint, ...

Earlier Snowcapped Mt. Takadake – Global Cooling in Japan?

November 19, 2008 / No Comments

Mt. Takadake is in the Aso volcano zone of Kumamoto Prefecture on the southern most island of Kyushu, one of Japan's four main islands, but not ALL of Japan's island. The mountain was found snowcapped Tuesday. The Kyushu region had its first snow of the season says the Kumamoto local meteorological observatory. The snow on the 1,592 meter (5,250') peak came ...

Trees Release Terpenes, a Cloud-thickening Chemical

November 6, 2008 / No Comments

If you delve deeper into the world of tress and shrubs around us, then you will find more reasons as to why we need to protect the existent forest cover in the world and why we need more trees to make the planet a better place. Till recently scientists believed that trees countered the phenomenon of global warming by just absorbing ...

Green Milestone For GreenPacks – 500 Articles

October 31, 2008 / 1 Comment

Well it's actually 501 when this one gets published on the front page. A couple of minutes ago, I just looked "inside" GP and I was pleasantly surprised to see that "You have 500 posts". That's our good deed. That's how we try to be better stewards for our Planet, for the environment we spend our lives in. It's been more than ...

TogetherGreen With the Help of Audubon and Toyota

October 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

TogetherGreen is an Audubon program funded by Toyota, that aims at helping people get involved in creating a brighter, healthier future. It's a program that provides inspiration, leadership and opportunities that will make people aware and will persuade them to take action at home, in their communities and beyond to improve the health of our environment. Sample projects that received funding ...