Category Archives: Environment

How Are Animals Placed On the Endangered Species List?

A simple definition of an endangered species refers to the number of animals and plants that are left and the fact that the numbers are shrinking. An animal whose numbers have reduced to the point where there is a real … Continue reading

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Sensible Portable Air Conditioners

When the sun turns up the thermostat outdoors during those blazing summer months, it’s no fun having to endure sweltering heat indoors too. Luckily, you don’t have to if you don’t want to. There are several air cooling solutions that … Continue reading

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Napier Grass As A Trap Crop

The potential uses for Napier Grass (Pennisetum purpureum) continue to grow as researchers have been testing certain areas of agribusiness with it. We have already seen how the use of the grass around old mining sites can help to decontaminate … Continue reading

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Solar Power Plant Construction Halted In the Mojave

The massive Ivanpah solar energy project, a 392 megawatt thermal solar power project that was approved for construction in the Mojave Desert in Southern California, has been halted by a lawsuit. The project has been brought against the project by … Continue reading

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The Desert Nesting Bald Eagle

The bald eagle of the Mojave Desert is better known as the desert nesting bald eagle or the Sonoran Desert bald eagle and is different to other American bald eagles in a number of different ways. It is a bird … Continue reading

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High Levels of Hexavalent Chromium Found In the Water

It is a little concerning to read the news to have come out of a study that has been conducted for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has revealed that there are levels of a known carcinogen that are dangerously high … Continue reading

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Endangered Animals of the Mojave Desert

After writing a little bit about the Mojave Desert Tortoise and the endangered status that it currently faces I began to think about some of the other animals that are out there in ever-decreasing numbers. Many of us think of … Continue reading

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The Mojave Desert Tortoise

Last post I discussed the forthcoming solar power projects that appear to be certain to be approved and the possible effects that they are going to have on the California desert locations on which they will be constructed. I mentioned … Continue reading

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Solar Power In the Desert – Protecting the Environment

The New York Times has examined the progress of the Ivanpah solar project and has found that there is a lot of effort being made to protect the desert tortoise. The project is being built right on the habitat of … Continue reading

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DeepWind Created to Further Offshore Wind Power Projects

A new concept in wind turbine technology is being explored by an international consortium of 12 members to determine the viability of a vertical-axis wind turbine, new blade technology, a full power transmission and control system and a rotating, floating … Continue reading

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