In production facilities, a single cigarette machine can make 14,000 cigarettes each minute using 4 miles of paper per hour. Another way to look at it is every 1.5 cartons of cigarettes consumes 1 tree.
Heavy metals (e.g. lead, arsenic etc.), pesticides and other halogenated hydrocarbons are left in the sewage pumped into rivers and oceans. This not only affects the wildlife there, but will also affect who comes into contact with them…The fish you eat could be affected if caught in a polluted region.
Such chemicals can go on to affect the HORMONAL systems of aquatic animals….basically male fish change gender an become feminised. THE EFFECTS ON HUMANS IS STILL UNKNOWN THOUGH, so don’t freak out an stop eating fish.
Reducing the amount of such chemicals going into sewage is far cheaper than trying to take them out…..so watch what you flush down the toilet.
ScienceDaily (Feb. 22, 2012) — Earth’s clouds got a little lower — about one percent on average — during the first decade of this century, finds a new NASA-funded university study based on NASA satellite data. The results have potential implications for future global climate.
So the clouds get lower as if trying to counteract the warming of the earth? That’s INSANE…haha
What a brilliant planet we live on
Radiation from disaster detected 643 kms off Japan’s coast
SALT LAKE CITY —
Radioactive contamination from the Fukushima power plant disaster has been detected as far as almost 643 kilometers off Japan in the Pacific Ocean, with water showing readings of up to 1,000 times more than prior levels, scientists reported Tuesday.
But those results for the substance cesium-137 are far below the levels that are generally considered harmful, either to marine animals or people who eat seafood, said Ken Buesseler of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
We have no idea what that degree of ocean pollution will do to its inhabitants but I think we can assume it will not be good, don’t you? Let’s see what Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds has to say about it, I’m sure he’ll be posting an update soon.
(Buy your Nuked Fish t-shirt here)
Yet another major company disregarding the importance of the environment and the health and safety of the locals
Asda, a major supermarket chain have been found pumping sewage in a local stream used by animals and children. The company states that it non-non-hazardous and that an alarm will be fitted, to alarm staff if the dumped waste doesn’t meet regulation standards…So how can they really know if its safe to begin with if the alarm system wasn’t there in the first place!
And they are relying on the Environment Agency to check if its the right thing to do or not…Get off your overpaid backsides and DO IT YOURSELF.
Totaling as much as 1.96 trillion barrels of oil, the American shale oil resource is worth almost $200 trillion in today’s prices.
To put that into perspective, the largest single oil field in the lower 48 states, the East Texas Oil Field, has produced about 5.2 billion barrels to date (or about .3% of what lies in American oil shale).
The largest oil field ever discovered — the legendary Saudi-dynasty-building Ghawar — is, at 264 billion barrels, only 13% as big.
And as the oil cronies won’t point out, this “new economic era” is dependent on hydraulic fracking, which is growing increasingly controversial and is being banned in many countries abroad, as well as a resource that will only slightly mitigate carbon emissions.
Well there goes the fight against climate change…Do big companies not understand that no matter how much money they make, if they destroy the environment and the rest of the planet, their money would be USELESS as everything and everyone will sooner or later perish through no food or safe drinking water.
Electric cars might seem eco-friendly, but its easy to forget WHERE THE ELECTRICITY COMES FROM. If that electricity comes from a fossil fuel power station than the pollutants given off are similar to those given off from a petrol powered engine, because they have to provide more electricity to supply the increase in energy demand. If that power station uses coal for fuel more pollutants and CO2 is given off than from burning petrol, meaning that electric cars are not the answer to the shortage of fuel and global warming.
This highlights that and therefore we can see that the future fuel of transport is hydrogen fuel cells.