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global warming

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…

Saturday

09

January 2010

Merits of personal greenhouse gas emission calculators

by At-Risk.org Staff, on benchmark, carbon dioxide, energy, gas emission, gas emissions calculators, gasses, global warming, green, greenhouse gas, motor vehicles, personal greenhouse, warming

Individuals can get personal greenhouse gas emission calculators to estimate their greenhouse gas emissions. These gasses include methane, carbon dioxide, and chlorofluorocarbons. There are many reasons you should have a personal greenhouse gas emission calculator. Personal greenhouse gas emission calculators such as EPA’s Personal Greenhouse Gas Calculator help you track how much energy you are saving. This is not only important in preventing the problems associated with emission of…

Thursday

07

January 2010

The devastating effects of climate change

by At-Risk.org Staff, on animals, carbon dioxide, climate change, devastating effects, diseases, draught, global warming, greenhouse, land, reefs, temperature, water

People need to be sensitized on the devastating effects of climate change on their health and on the environment before they can be told what to they can do to stop it. Climate change has been brought about by the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. This has been over the past few decades – it is scary to imagine what might happen in a few hundred years should what is…