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Although consciousness of environmental issues, primarily the need to conserve energy, is spreading in the United States and throughout the world, many citizens of the US seem to adopt one of the following mindsets: that there are much more resources still available than most of us presume, that problems aren’t... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Whomping Willow
It has always been my opinion that to support unique local businesses (ex - Skylight instead of Starbucks) maintains the character and charm of towns such as Chapel Hill. I don’t want my town to look like every other! Local businesses also tend to be much more customer-friendly and personal,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Whomping Willow
Most hair care experts, depending on different hair types and textures, recommend that a healthy head and scalp be shampooed between one and four times a week and that the shampooing be followed up with a conditioning. However, what most people, and even many hair experts, do not know is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Whomping Willow
Brazil recently proposed plans for a project that will allow rich nations to compensate for developing nations’ efforts to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation, which is responsible for nearly a quarter of the world’s total carbon emissions. The project will focus on slowing down the rate of deforestation and land-clearing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Whomping Willow
I think I can safely say that almost everyone knows how to recycle. It is one of the easiest and cheapest things that we can do in an attempt to protect our environment and make it a more clean, safe place. That being said, why is everyone not recycling??? Recylcing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Whomping Willow
With rapid and continual development in South America, many environmental problems have arisen. Among these is the rapid deforestation of habitats that are rich in biodiversity. South American countries have witnessed severe areas of deforestation in recent decades while trying to expand their economies. One such area is the Pantanal,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Whomping Willow
The state of California is making an effort to curb emissions of heat-trapping gases linked to global warming by banning companies from buying from high polluting sources. The new standard is to encourage investment in cleaner sources like wind and solar. There are hardly any coal – fired plants in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Whomping Willow
We can reduce waste by using our own coffee cup, but not always is up to us the waste management. Can we decide if Subway give three package for our sandwich. In some way we can, by acting as responsible consumers (sending e-mails or calling to the company; or simply... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Whomping Willow
On Thursday afternoon in La Porte, TX, a DuPont chemical plant leaked a large cloud of gas from a unit producing sulphuric acid, CNN reports. Reports state that for approximately ten minutes a gas called oleum, a fine mist of sulphuric acid, leaked from one of the plant’s stacks blanketing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Whomping Willow
As many of our nation’s boilers approach their 30 year mark, a window of opportunity is opening for these antiquated machines to be replaced with a cleaner and more innovative technology. Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also termed cogeneration, is a method of generating thermal energy (heat) and electricity (power)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Whomping Willow
Has the green bug struck Chapel Hill??? The newly renovated Morrison Dorm was previewed by the Environmental Affairs Committee and the Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee. Morrison has been under construction for the past year and has added some new environmentally friendly updates. Some of the fee money that UNC... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Whomping Willow
After watching part of the movie Is God Green? in class I know that myself and many of my classmates were deeply appalled by the damage that the coal mining industry of West Virginia has done to the environment. Tops are being removed from the beautiful Appalachian Mountains that have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Whomping Willow
This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is meeting in Paris to discuss the scientific data that determines to what extent climate change is a result of human activity. Their discussions are based around topics such as the changes in air/ocean temperatures, changes in ground ice coverage, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Whomping Willow
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