Sunday, June 22, 2008

Improving lives in the 3rd world - A new perspective

In many countries, Girls do not share the same respect/significance as the Boys.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Vegetarian is the New Prius

Interesting read on how going vegetarian is eco-friendly.

Last month, the United Nations published a report on livestock and the environment with a stunning conclusion: "The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global." It turns out that raising animals for food is a primary cause of land degradation, air pollution, water shortage, water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and not least of all, global warming.

Interesting blog post about how Michael Huffington has become a vegan.
My life changed earlier this year when I was told I had prostate cancer. I couldn't understand how I had gotten it at such a relatively young age. My gut feeling was that it must have had something to do with my diet. About the same time a close friend of mine gave me a book called The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. He is the Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. The China Study is the culmination of a twenty-year partnership between Cornell University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. It is the best book I have ever read that discusses the relationship between diet and health, especially as it pertains to cancer and heart disease.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Warming will harm crops in Africa, Asia

Reading "Warming will harm crops in Africa, Asia", I should say that Global Warming has not only affected the temperatures that we endure on a daily basis, it has also reached out to potentially affect the food that we are going to raise for consumption.

Relatively inexpensive adaptations like planting earlier or later in the season or changing crops could reduce the harm from climate change, but the biggest benefits probably would stem from more expensive steps like developing new crop varieties and expanding irrigation, the researchers said.

"These adaptations will require substantial investments by farmers, governments, scientists, and development organizations, all of whom face many other demands on their resources," the researchers wrote.

Friday, February 1, 2008

California goes Solar

Reading "A Green Energy Industry Takes Root in California", I have got to say that I am impressed that the Californian state has not only spurred technology and innovation, but also lead the way in Alternative Energy usage and the desire to be GREEN.

Airbus A380 takes off with Green Fuel

This is an amazing news. The Super Jumbo has taken off and finished its test flight with green fuel.

Super Jumbo Takes Off Using 'Green' Fuel

"In our drive for cleaner fuels, GTL technology can help reduce local emissions and encourage sustainable mobility."

Airbus president and CEO Tom Enders said: "Fuel and energy are key challenges aviation is facing and for which technology and international research collaboration open up new horizons.

"Our alternative fuels roadmap requires innovation, diversity of ideas and options that need to be explored."

Sebastien Remy, head of Airbus' alternative fuels programme, said: "The age of easy energy is over."

Mr Remy said GTL was better than traditional kerosene jet fuel because it did not deplete the world's oil supply.

It produces less emissions of local pollutants, like carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons, and is virtually free of sulphur.

I think this is great great news, given that Air Travel causes Global Warming.