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Wednesday

27

January 2010

Self Defense

by At-Risk.org Staff, on actions, armed, attack, attacker, defend, defense, defense mechanism, effect, harm, legal, personal, protect, risk, self defense, situations, technique

There are situations where one needs to protect him or herself from getting physically harmed. These include when the presence, intentions and actions of another person or other persons put you in danger of having your body harmed or your property or even another person for whom you take responsibility. This protection is called self defense. In the law, there is a provision for self defense since the authorities charged…

Tuesday

12

January 2010

Determining Car’s Carbon Footprint

by At-Risk.org Staff, on agency, carbon dioxide, carbon footprint, effect, emissions calculators, footprint calculator, gases, global warming, government, greenhouse gas, protection

There are different ways of determining your car’s carbon footprint. But why is this important? Global warming is caused by the greenhouse effect that greenhouse gases are having on the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is the major greenhouse gas and the major emitter of this gas is motor vehicles. Global warming is causing climate change that is responsible for such things as flooding, food insecurity, devastation of coral reefs and…

Monday

11

January 2010

Health effects of the major environmental health concerns

by At-Risk.org Staff, on air pollution, disease, ecosystems, effect, environmental, environmental health concern, food, global warming, health, pollution, tox town, toxic substances, waste, water, water sources

There government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, that have information on environmental health concerns across the country. It is important to know the effects of the major environmental health concerns so that you can see the seriousness of taking action. The website of EPA, http://www.epa.gov, and the websites of FDA, NIEHS, and…

Friday

08

January 2010

Introduction of EPA Environmental Center to High School Students

by At-Risk.org Staff, on conservation, country pages, effect, environment, environmental center, ground water, health, high school students, links center, pollution, protect, sensitizes, students, water

The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has an Environmental Center for High School Students. This was created to serve varying purposes aimed at sensitizing high school kids on environmental issues and engaging them on the same. Detailed information on what EPA’s Environmental Center for High School Students is all about is contained in this link; EPA Student Center. One role of EPA Environmental Center for High School Students is…