Recycling Glass, Why Bother?

An infographic which shows interesting facts all about recycling glass, for example did you know in 2001, by recycling glass we saved enough energy to launch 10 space missions?! Put together by Pattesons Glass Ltd, supplier of glass jars and bottles.

Keeping the Lights On: The Rising Cost of Electricity in the United States

Nuclear power likely accounts for more of your electricity supply than you might think. According to the graphic, nearly 20% of American electricity is produced via nuclear plant already, and about another 15% produced by wind, hydroelectric, and other renewable sources. With more than a third of our electricity already being generated with renewables, and a huge demand from consumers and activists alike to improve that number, the face of electricity production is evolving, fast.

In fact, the use of renewable electricity sources in energy production grew by 177% in the last ten years, nearly tripling since the early 2000’s. Natural gas is also on the rise, but petroleum liquids fell by over 80%, a massive reduction, and coal saw a corresponding drop of nearly a quarter of its former output, over the last decade.

Part of this change may be a result of the rising prices of coal and petroleum (which has already been largely phased out as an electricity source). Once the infrastructures are in place to harness them, renewable fuel sources may drive electricity costs down, but there’s a long road of development ahead before that’s possible.

Great Danger for the Great White Shark

The general consensus is that there are between 3000-5000 great white sharks. However, through a comprehensive five-year study conducted in Gansbaai (which has the densest population of great whites in the world) results show that there could be approximately 50% of this original figure. On a global scale, this puts great whites closer to extinction than the black rhino…

The 10 Most Dangerous Animals in Australia

Australia is one country that is home to many of the most dangerous animals in the world. For a lot of people it’s one of the first things that comes to mind when Australia is mentioned and for good reason. Australia has deadly snakes, spiders, sharks, crocodiles and jellyfish among others that you would not want to meet in the wild.

This infrographic illustrates the top ten most dangerous animals in Australia. Most of the animals on the list you would expect to be there but others may surprise you.

The list was originally created by the Australian Museum in Sydney and the parameters for the their research were based on the threat posed by each animal as well as how likely you would be to come across them in the wild.

Why Buying Local is Worth Every Cent

Buying local not only helps your community’s local economy in major ways, it also helps the environment as a whole by lowering harmful carbon dioxide emissions. The United States alone imports $2.2 trillion worth of products yearly from over 150 countries. Furthermore, shipping produces one billion metric tons of CO2 AND uses 11 billion gallons of fuel per year internationally. Buying from local and independent businesses cuts down on the shipping, transport, and packaging costs used by big box and chain retailers.
Do what you can for the environment and for your community’s economy by going local this Earth Day and every day!
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