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Top Gas Guzzlers

by admin - April 6th, 2014

Interesting read on the least efficient car models out on the road. Stay away from these cars.

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/04/06/9-gas-guzzlers-with-the-worst-combined-fuel-econom.aspx

How to tell if your cleaning products are green?

by admin - April 4th, 2014

These days the trend towards green is growing, yet the government is not doing anything to protect consumers against unscrupulous companies that claim to be green but aren’t truly green.

When it comes to cleaning products, you have three great resources for determining if the product is truly green.

green-productsGreen Seal – Green Seal uses science-based programs to empower consumers, purchasers, and companies to create a more sustainable world.

EcoLogo – certifies environmental leaders covering a large variety of categories, helping you find products you can trust.

EPA’s Greener Products guide – EPA Greener Products portal is designed to help the user navigate the increasingly important and complex world of greener products.

Liquid Nicotine for e-cigarettes

by admin - March 24th, 2014

Always knew something had to be wrong with these e-cigarettes. There is a complete article regarding the toxins that are found in e-cigarettes. Please let anyone know about the dangers of these so called better alternatives to cigarettes.

Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/24/business/selling-a-poison-by-the-barrel-liquid-nicotine-for-e-cigarettes.html

AirBnB valued at $10 Billion

by admin - March 20th, 2014

With new rounds of fund raising the valuation of Airbnb has climbed to $10 billion. Today Airbnb raised $400 million at a valuation of $10 billion for the shared living booking company.

With this valuation Airbnb is more valuable than some of the largest hotel groups in the industry such as the Wyndham Hotels and Resort.

Airbnb is one of the earliest to use technology to bring about the paradigm of shared consumption. Airbnb has allowed many people to rent out their extra living spaces and make some change or a large profit.

Much needed rain

by admin - February 26th, 2014

I am sure that you have heard about the serious drought issue facing California. Finally some relief is in sight as the next few days are expected to be the wettest this year. I am looking forward to spending that time cozying up and watching movies with my family.

As nice as it will be to have the rain showers hitting California over the next few days the drought in California is far from being solved and it will take a concerted effort by the government, residents, and businesses alike.

DMOZ

Wind Farms or Eagles

by admin - December 17th, 2013

While the Obama organization is lamented the success of alternative energy such as wind farms, there is a side affect that you may not have heard of. The growth of wind farms is also endangering migratory birds such as the bald eagle. The growth of such wind farms will only continue to put these endangered animals in further risk.