The Earth

Earth is heating up: Anybody listening?

The trend of temperature rise has been a matter of great concern in the last few decades. Sooner or later, countries realised that it’s not a localised phenomenon and deserve global attention to find a cure. In the rat race of urbanisation, actions taken by the developed countries to become more powerful and underdeveloped countries to become developed has not only modified the ecosystem but is also posing a threat to the existence of Natural resources. With an increase in global temperature by 0.7 degrees, a South Asian country such as India has been devastated by floods and droughts.  Inter-governmental100

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Green Building Materials You Haven’t Thought Of

Environmentally conscious lifestyles have become increasingly popular over the past decade. Part of the spotlight on consumption reduction involves green building materials that not only reduce consumption but also save homeowners on energy costs. In fact, 62 percent of firms that build new single-family homes, and 54 percent of those building new multi-family homes are going green more than 15 percent of the time. By 2018, the numbers are expected to increase by more than 10 percent. Building green involves planning materials and resources that reduce environmental harm while helping to renew their original environment. Firms must consider: Conserving materials from100

EVs

8 Reasons EVs are the Future of Transportation

There’s always something new to discuss when the topic of EVs arise. Today, you might read an article that talks about driverless insurance, and tomorrow you might watch a video that demos an EV concept car yet to hit production. The headlines never stop. After all, electric cars are having the automotive “it” factor, and they will revolutionize the way we commute. Auto Loan Solutions has designed an infographic that brings those revolutionary trends into focus. “8 Reasons EVs are the Future of Transportation” takes a look at the names and numbers behind the new wave of electric vehicles on100

Infographic: Everything You Need To Know About Ants!

As any homeowner will tell you, once pests arrive in your home, they can be a nightmare to remove. A recent study revealed that for homeowners, ant are the most bothersome pests to have in the home. There are an estimated 10,000,000,000,000,000 individual ants on the planet. So it is inevitable that you’ll come across them at some point. It’s important to know that ants are not just an eyesore, they can cause severe structural damage to your property and also pose some major health and safety risks for you and your co-inhabitants. Ants contaminate food and can carry some100

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Why you shouldn’t buy an RO Water Purifier

Indians are a fascinating people. Nowhere else in the world have I come across sheep mentality to such a greater degree except in my native country. I remember reading the popular book by Thomas Hardy, ‘Far from the maddening crowd’ as a child. I was too young to comprehend it fully back then but now as I am wiser, I do realise that Farmer Oak would have saved his herd if he had known about sheep mentality. The Indian philosophy of following the neighbour and imitating colleagues is exemplified right from our investment habits to articles of daily use. We100

Beef

How Our Choice Of Beef Is Destroying The Amazon

Beef is one of the most popular food sources, enjoyed in many countries throughout the globe. Yet this desire for meat is having a large, negative impact in one specific area: the Amazon rainforest. In short, beef has to come from somewhere and a continued demand for beef has lead to deforestation in the Amazon jungle. Of course, the real answer is much more complicated and there are many factors that we need to consider, including our own demand and desire for beef. Beef, The Amazon And Brazil The Amazon rainforest calls many countries home, notably the likes of Brazil,100

Infographic: How the Paper-based System Affects Us

The traditional way of doing business and growth principles include several adverse impacts for the environment. One of the biggest culprits is the paper-based system. A significant number of businesses use paper to conduct their daily operations. It is estimated that the USA alone consumes about 69 million trees per year to meet its paper demands. The effect of the heavy paper usage definitely has its tolls on the environment. Releasing more than 220 million pounds of toxin per tear, paper production is the third most pollutant manufacturing process in the USA. And when it comes to the worldwide paper100

Infographic: The Deadliest Forest Fires of All Time

With Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada still in the grip of an enormous blaze, forest fires have sadly been thrust back into the spotlight and this infographic looks at the 10 deadliest forest fires in history based on the number of human lives lost. Which forest fire was the world’s deadliest? The worst such conflagration of all time remains the Great Peshtigo Fire that ripped through Michigan and Wisconsin in 1871, with more than 1,200 people killed in the blaze (some estimates even report this figure to be twice that number). History records that the presence of several sawmills and100