Alternative Herbal Medicines Pros And Cons Of Alternative Herbal Medicines

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Alternative herbal medicines are gaining in popularity today!

Alternative herbal medicines are far more considered to be the best solution to address the growing number of health-related concerns today. Rather than making use of synthetic medications commonly prescribed by their doctors, smart consumers today are looking for an alternative solution to address their health problems without having to dish out hundreds of dollars for treatment, as well as potential allergic reactions to the chemicals used on synthetic products.

Before starting out on your journey towards alternative healing, it would be best to know the pros and cons of herbal medicines to ensure that you are getting your money’s worth in addressing your health-related concerns.

Pros:

Natural Ingredients

Medical and pharmaceutical companies that bring you herbal medicines only make use of natural ingredients for their products. Continue reading

Last Minute Gifts For Christmas

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Last Minute Gifts For Christmas - Are you Waiting till the last minute too?

Last minute gifts for Christmas seem to be more popular as people like me tend to put off shopping until the last minute, as I personally am not too pleased going to a shopping mall during the holiday season and putting up with the crowds. I tend to do my shopping online or wait till the early morning hours when the crowds aren’t quite so bad.

In this day and age, many places offer gifts delivered by Christmas so no need to worry, but don’t wait too long to do your online shopping if that is the case. They can only deliver before Christmas up till a certain date so if that is your choice, then you had better get a move on. Continue reading

The Herb Garden How to Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies

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The Herb Garden How to Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies

When you hear about someone who has a herb garden and grows their own herbal remedies for medicine, perhaps you picture a big garden and someone who has nothing to do all day but work in the garden. While that is a picturesque and perhaps enviable scene, most of us do not have that kind of time and space. The good news is, you don’t have to let the lack of time and space discourage you. There are many valuable medicinal herbs that are easy to grow in small spaces and/or containers. Here are some ideas for you to grow your own.

1. Rosemary grows very well in a pot, and overwinters indoors. This herb not only tastes good, but it is a powerful antioxidant due to the rosmarinic acid it contains. It also has compounds to help keep your mind sharp. Continue reading

Richard Kauffman: Clean Energy Markets: We’ve Got the Innovation and Deployment Cart and Horse Backwards

Richard Kauffman: Clean Energy Markets: We’ve Got the Innovation and Deployment Cart and Horse Backwards

Energy.gov will be hosting a live video chat with Richard Kauffman this Thursday at 2:00 PM ET.

China has become the world’s largest producer of solar modules. But did you know that these Chinese manufacturers are using technology breakthroughs developed in the United States?

And it’s not just China using our technology innovations. Many European countries — who produce substantially more of their electricity from renewable energy than the United States — depend on our nation’s thriving renewable energy innovation engine, with substantial intellectual property in renewable energy and energy-efficient technology.

For example, Germany produces nearly 20 percent of its electricity from wind, solar and biomass — more than twice the percentage of the U.S. So there’s ample demand for renewables to ensure deployment of new renewable technologies for power production.

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Given that the United States is the birthplace to some of the world’s greatest clean energy technology, what’s the disconnect in our ability to deploy it?

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Hungary Red Toxic Sludge Leak Mud Reaches Danube River

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Hungary Red Toxic Sludge Leak Mud Reaches Danube River

Europe’s second largest river, the Danube River, has been infiltrated by the red toxic sludge leak from Hungary on Thursday as officials continue to work to contain as much of the leak as possible. A top disaster official for Hungary said it had reached the river, but officials believe that the PH levels have dropped to within an acceptable range, making the river safe. They currently are monitoring the river for signs of toxicity which include dying fish. Ministry officials warned the spill could have a lasting environmental impact on the popular tourist destination, causing long-term damage to ecosystems and killing fish and vegetation.

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USDA New School Lunch Standards Announced By First Lady Michelle Obama & Rachael Ray & Vilsack

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USDA New School Lunch Standards Announced By First Lady Michelle Obama & Rachael Ray & Vilsack

The USDA new school lunch standards were announced yesterday by First Lady Michelle Obama, celebrity chef Rachael Ray, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the Parklawn elementary school in Alexandra, VA, thus making the days of square pizzas and beef burritos in school cafeterias numbered.

First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that big changes are coming to school lunches, which will be the first changes in more than 15 years to the program. According to the new School Meal Programs Provisions and Other Standards, most school meals will have less sodium, more whole grains along with more fruits and vegetables options as side dishes. The popular pizzas will still be on school lunch lines due to lobbyists from the potato growers and food companies, but they will be made with healthier ingredients. Continue reading

Arizona Wildfires Threaten Blackouts For New Mexico and Texas

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The Arizona wildfires still threaten the power lines and threaten rolling blackouts for New Mexico and West Texas at this time.

The massive Arizona wildfires, located in eastern Arizona that has been responsible for the displacement of up to 11,000 residents and now threatens rolling blackouts for New Mexico and West Texas, as it threatens transmission lines that supply electricity as far east as Texas. The wildfire is expected to reach the power lines as early as Friday, and if the lines are damaged, could create rolling blackouts throughout New Mexico and Texas, affecting hundreds of thousands of electrical customers. Due in part to the weather, the fire calmed Wednesday night and has not grown, according to officials.

The Arizona wildfires has prompted the El Paso Electric Co based in Texas to issue warnings of possible power interruptions for its customers in southern New Mexico and West Texas. Continue reading

Earth Week 2010 Special Report How To Preserve The Environment Part 3 Yard and Garden Environmental Efficiency

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Earth Week 2010 Special Report How To Preserve The Environment Part 3 Yard and Garden Environmental Efficiency

Earth Week 2010 Special Report How To Preserve The Environment Part 3 Yard and Garden Environmental Efficiency

Guide on How You Can Do Your Part to Help Preserve the Environment

Part 3 Yard and Garden Environmental Efficiency

Introduction

Let us begin with a happy Earth Week 2010, Earth Month, and Earth Day, and yesterday especially, happy 40th anniversary Earth Day! WE have come a long ways from that first Earth Day in 1970, but we still have quite a ways to go. This week we are celebrating Earth Week, and yesterday was the 40th anniversary of Earth Day so we began a 5 part Earth Week 2010 Special Report How To Preserve The Environment. Today’s feature is about yard and garden environmental efficiency, and gives you some ideas on home to make your yard and garden more eco friendly. Continue reading

Child Labour and Sweatshops Part 3

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Child Labour and Sweatshops What Can Consumers Do?

Child Labour and Sweatshops Part 3

Child Labour and Sweatshops – Who Made YOUR Shirt?

Types of Garments Made in Sweatshops

There are some types of clothing that are more likely to be produced in a sweatshop by child labor than others.

-Shoes
Athletic shoes and sneakers are more commonly made in a sweatshop, but all kinds of shoes are made by cheap, underage child labor.

-Rugs
Do you have a rug that was “hand-made” in Pakistan or other country? Many of us love pretty “oriental” rugs, but in Pakistan alone, three-quarters of those who weave these carpets are young girls under the age of fourteen.

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Wood Stove versus Pellet Stove Eco Comparison of Wood Stoves and Pellet Stoves

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Which furnace to choose from? Here are some pros and cons for the battle of the stoves!

The wood stove versus the pellet Stove, here is a eco comparison of wood stoves and pellet stoves, so when it comes to heating your home with either of these furnace choices, it’s always good idea to make a comparison among the two main types. Both of these types of furnaces have good points and bad points. Here are some of the pros and cons for both of them.

Wood Stoves

-Pros

* Firewood is a renewable fuel. As trees are cut down, new ones grow. In fact, a lot of firewood comes from trees that have fallen for natural reasons so you don’t have to cause more damage to the ecosystem.

* Your firewood can often be found for free, and wood is readily available if you need to purchase it. Continue reading