Sunday, October 16, 2011

Colorado Hosts A New GE Solar Plant

Colorado was chosen by General Electric Co. as a new place for building a new solar panel plant priced at $600 million.

The state was among 10 other pretenders to host the plant, the building of which GE announced in April. The solar factory was said to be the biggest photovoltaic panel factory in the US.

The plant is likely to be built in Aurora, as one source stated.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Indian scientists discover 12 night frogs

endangered frog speciesAfter years and years of hard work and studies, a group of Indian scientists finally discovered new frog species. They are 12 absolutely unique frogs and other 3 species that are apparently did not die out, as it has been thought before.

These frogs are a great find, since around 32% of amphibian species over the world are considered endangered species.

"Frogs are extremely important indicators not just of climate change, but also pollutants in the environment," said the project's lead scientist, biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju of the University of Delhi.

Biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju claimed that people do not take much interest in frogs or amphibians in India, because they are more focused on elephants and tigers.

The 12 species of frogs that were found are night frogs. The group of researchers had to spend nights listening to all sounds and trying to distinguish frog’s sounds. These frogs croak in a quite unusual way, similar to a cat’s call.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Global warming affects human health positively

A new and extremely contradictory statement regarding global warming has been recently made. Three groups of global warming researchers now claim that global warming is not that harmful for human health and for the environment, as it was thought. Quite the contrary, global warming is likely to have a positive effect on human health.

In the new “Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report” it’s stated that greenhouse gases do not influence climate change at such a rate as previous reports asserted.

However, the conclusions of the study contradict the findings of the widely cited reports of the IPCC and many climate research organizations.

The report says that “global warming is more likely to improve rather than harm human health because rising temperatures lead to a greater reduction in winter deaths than the increase they cause in summer deaths.”

The reports also states that the Medieval Warm Period of approximately 1,000 years ago was both “global and warmer than today’s world.”


That’s one more proof that scientists are usually in twenty minds. There’s nothing wrong about changing your point of view, it’s even cool to be able to change your position and accept another one. However, it should also remind us that there’s no point in believing every word scientists say, and it’s a good idea to accept the possibility of other things being probable. That also makes me think of year 2012, “the END of the World” lol

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Making the environment cleaner can be fun

The Fun Theory–The deepest rubbish bin


A world wide known car company Volkswagen created a great way of stimulating people to change their behavior or habits for the better, and they call it The Fun Theory. Any person can make up a fun theory and a group of specialists will bring this idea to life. In the video placed above you can see a great example of how throwing litter in a rubbish bin can be fun, and make people smile. You can see a guy who threw away his own litter, then picked up some other nearby the bin and also threw it away. Would he do that if not for this cool “falling into depth” sound? I don’t think so. So the point is – people like fun stuff and it doesn’t matter whether it’s about throwing litter into a bin or walking up “piano” stairs.

I’m really happy there are people who invent such fun and attractive things, and it somehow changes people’s behavior for the better.

Eco-friendly herbs in natural weight loss pills

weight loss supplements, natural weight loss pillsAs you may know, herbs are used for medical purposes, as well as in cookery, perfumery and as fragrance.

Let’s take the famous Aloe Vera. I sometimes buy hand cream with Aloe Vera, because it makes my hands very soft and also provides them with vitamins. Aloe Vera is added to such products as shampoo, tissues, make up, shaving cream, lotions.

It’s used in medicine, because It improves digestion, increases energy, improves blood glucose levels, treats herpes, has antibacterial activities.

You can find Aloe in weight loss supplements, because this wonderful plant burns fat as well.

When I was losing weight, I took natural weight loss pills called Slim Fast. I believe it’s much better to take herbal weight loss pills with natural ingredients, than those ones that contain chemicals that can do your body a lot of harm.

Which else herbs serve as ingredients in natural weight loss pills?

Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, in other words cinnamon. It’s used as a spice in various desserts like buns, candies, pies, donuts and others. This simple bark is even able to fight against HIV, decrease blood sugar and sweet cravings.

There are many more other herbs included in natural weight loss supplements, which makes those pills absolutely harmless and highly effective.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How to lose weight or dieting madmen

crash-dietingLosing weight becomes an obsessive idea for many people. Thinking of slimming down goes along with many of us every single day. We keep to diets and feel guilty after eating a piece of cake, if not to say we hate ourselves at this moment, and give a regular promise - not to break our own “rule” again. However, you can’t go against our innate sweet tooth, which means you’ll break the rule again sooner or later. It becomes a real struggle, a physical struggle as well as psychological. It becomes some kind of madness or illness that follows you every day, every minute, and anywhere.

Clearly, eating a lot of sweets does affect our body. Besides, it’s not healthy to consume a lot of sugar. However, the obsession doesn’t end with sweets. Even such foods as bread, potatoes and bananas become a taboo. Those foods that have always considered the staff of live are now rejected by you. Why? Because we believe they’ll make us fat. Thus, we switch to eggs and bacon in order to have a more attractive body and as a result become unhealthier. Our body requires certain amount of nutrients for normal functioning every day. The restriction leads to a breakdown in the metabolism, which affects our well being, our mood, and our emotional condition.

At the same time, overeating is not a way to become healthier, either. Overeating, somehow, gives you a feeling of apathy. You become lazy and emotionally empty. Many people eat a lot just to mask their stress and depression, instead of trying to get rid of them. So, trying to help yourself out of depression with large quantities of food leads to nowhere.

Moreover, I want to remind you of a great job that media and TV do in order to make you feel less attractive and less confident. Dieting books, magazines, manuals, TV programs – all that gives you an idea that there’s something wrong with your look and it’s time to make changes. Everything is accompanied with pictures of ideal bodies and served to you. Often it’s not us who are overweight, but media that make us believe so. Then, we buy books or pharmaceuticals to lose weight and that’s how weight loss marketers get capitalized.

Is there any solution to the problem? Yes, there is. Keep in mind that no medicine can affect your look, but you. You are the one who controls your own life and eating habits, of course. You should learn to know where the limit is and to feel when you are full. You can try practicing yoga or apply other practics that will help you learn to rely on your own instincts. You will eat less but with a real pleasure which is usually forgotten.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Consumption of ketchup prevents cardiovascular diseases

tomato ketchup, ketchup, tomatoesDear ketchup lovers,

Did you know that consumption of ketchup is said to prevent cardiovascular diseases? That was shown by various studies held on the 14th of March on the occasion of the European day for prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases. It also was carried out that ketchup is a good antioxidant.

Apparently, this beneficial effect that ketchup has is due to the content of lycopene, a vegetational pigment found in tomatoes and other red vegetables and fruits, that serves as a protector against cardiovascular diseases as a result of its antioxidant activity.

Lycopene is contained in fresh tomatoes in various amounts depending on the variability and the level of maturity (between 3 and 43 mg/100g). Lycopene is also found in all other derivatives such as: gazpacho soup, tomato sauce, tomato juice, chopped tomatoes, peeled tomatoes or ketchup, which reaches 25 mg per 100 grams.

Over the past 10 years there have been 14 clinical tests that assess the impact of consumption of products rich in lycopene with a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases. Some of them are conducted by researchers at the University of Milan (Italy), Kobe University (Japan), University of Oulu (Finland) and the University of Kuopto (Finland).


I’d like to add that tomato ketchup can be eaten with various products and with a great number of dishes. I even tried eating it with bananas Широкая улыбка

Translation taken from Yahoo! Noticias