Category Archives: Environment

Learn information & facts about our environment.

Tip of the Week – Fresh Air

Some commercial air fresheners use chemicals that can be harmful to a baby’s development. Instead, lightly spritz the place with vinegar. Your room will smell fresh as a daisy in no time.

Starbucks Wasting More Than 6 Million Gallons of Water a Day

American coffee giant Starbucks became the target of conservationists today after an investigation by the U.K. newspaper The Sun estimated that the company wasted up to 6 million gallons of water every day, enough to quell the thirst of a small African nation. As part of a company policy aimed at preventing germ buildup in… Read More »

Obama & McCain On Nuclear Energy

Where do the presidential candidates stand on nuclear energy? Barack Obama: Has said we should explore nuclear power as part of the energy mix, but has also said nuclear is not a great option because of problems with safety and storage and because it usually requires big government subsidies. John McCain: Calls for 45 new… Read More »

Obama & McCain On Coal

Where do the presidential candidates stand on coal? Barack Obama: Supports “clean coal.” Supports coal-to-liquid fuels if they emit 20% less carbon over their lifecycle than conventional fuels. Says he would use “whatever tools are necessary to stop new dirty coal plants from being built in America — including a ban on new traditional coal… Read More »

Water Facts

While humans can go for over a month without food, if you deprive us of water, we’re dead within a few days. Yet we still take it for granted. Here are a few fast facts about water on our planet and how we consume it. Almost 70 per cent of all fresh water is used… Read More »