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How to improve air quality in your home?

Fully insulated homes, with windows double-glazed and lofts lagged, save on energy costs. But this can also seal in the pollutants that are found in the home. These pollutants are created while cooking, from using cleaning products and toiletries, or from an open fire.

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The Wild Side – Where’s the Eco-Tourism

The ‘wild side Wheres the ‘eco in eco-tourism?

Eco-tourism’ and ‘wild-life’ tourism are now in, but they have their own inherent and hidden dangers. If eco-tourism suffers from ‘green-washing’, where just a few token actions count for ‘eco-tourism’; wildlife tourism is even more

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A Thought – Environment Protection

Environment Protection Begins at My Home
There is a picture of Abraham Lincoln, which, if seen closely, seems like individual dots, but if you see it from a little distance the image of Abraham Lincoln is visible. Many of us are caught up in the

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Indian Consumers: Born Violators

It would not be wrong to say that most consumers in India are actually anti-environment. The credit-card toting, mall-roaming affluent urban Indian is least bothered about how his consumption patterns harm the environment. The billions of plastic bags being disposed off into the landfills

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Insuring against Tsunami

In the wake of the recent tsunami that hit Japan and the 2004 tsunami that devastated the coastal areas of India, a question has arisen- if an insurance coverage is available in India? However, in India tsunami’s has been reported as far back as

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FAQs on Solar Photovoltaic System

What are solar rooftop systems?

A solar  rooftop  photovoltaic (PY)  system converts  sun’s  light  energy into electricity energy through solar panels mounted  on  the  rooftop  of  a  building. As light hits the solar panels, the solar

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Solar Rooftop System Buying Guide

Consumer VOICE experts present you the most comprehensive solar rooftop system buying guide that tells about the solar panel price, cost of installation of solar panels on rooftop, metering, maintenance, link to the suppliers and contractors and much more.
Where to start from

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What is Food Carbon Footprint

We all are aware that greenhouse gas emissions which include carbon dioxide emissions and human activities like burning of oil, coal and gas, as well as deforestation that are damaging for our environment and cause of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. But many of us are not

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Adopt Vegan Cheese or Dairy Free Cheese for a Healthy Environment

Morning breakfast with cheese omelette is something most of us relish. But did you know that cheese other than adding to your cholesterol level has a high carbon footprint thereby damaging the environment as well?
Cheese has a high carbon footprint because it

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Greenhouse Gases and Greenhouse Effect

Greenhouse gases (GHG) are a group of compounds that trap the heat in the atmosphere, keeping the Earth’s surface warmer than it would be. These are gases which prevent the heat from escaping from the Earth. These are called green house gases. Increase in the

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How to Reduce Food Carbon Footprint

If you are thinking of ways on how to reduce food carbon footprint, avoiding meat is the first thing that needs to be done as per most research studies. Food carbon footprint or foodprint requires immediate attention as growing, rearing, processing and transporting and

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Towards third-party certification of lead-free paints in India

Lead (Pb) compounds have been historically used in paints mainly as a colouring agent, but also for durability and corrosion resistance, and for driers. But lead is toxic and is a poison in any form, as is borne out by the potential hazards that

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