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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

EARTH DAY, PICK FIVE FOR ENVIRONMENT

Ten ways to save the environment:
1. Use less water.
2. Commute without polluting.
3. Save electricity.
4. Reduce, reuse and recycle.
5. Test your home for radon.
6. Check your local air quality.
7. Use chemicals safely.
8. Reuse and recycle electronics.
9. Enjoy the outdoors safely.
10. Spread the word to family and friends.

At least picking five would contribute to saving the environment.


Start on the Pick 5 for the Environment Web site
You can share your thoughts:
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On Flickr
On YouTube
More you can do on Earth Day

Mail I received from EPA and I did more than my pick 5 today.

MakeSH

Monday, April 20, 2009

Most Polluted in United States Air, Water and Land

Air: Los Angeles
particle pollution and ozone pollution

Air: Bakersfield, California
particle pollution and for ozone

Air: Pittsburgh
particle pollution

Water: Streams and Headwaters in Appalachia
mountaintop removal mining
Head Water Destruction

Water: Gulf of Mexico
excess nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates
HYPOXIA

Water: Chesapeake Bay
urban and agricultural resources," she says. "There's runoff from large factory farms, including large poultry farms, and raw sewage from Washington D.C.

My Ph.D Research: Toxicity Studies on Chespeake Bay Tributaries.
My research was one of the pioneer research on sediments of Chesapeake Bay Tributaries and it indicated that one of the river - Pocomoke River (Later to my study Massive fish kills occured in this river) was highly contaminated with runoff including large poultry farms.



Land: The Nelson Tunnel, Creede, Colorado
Superfund Site Heavy metals
arsenic, cadmium, lead and zinc

Land: Iron King Mine Humboldt Smelter, Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona
arsenic and lead poisoning
Land: Escambia Wood, Pensacola, Florida

Wood Treatment:
The soil and ground water around the site is polluted with creosote, naphthalene, pentachlorophenol, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and dioxin.

Makesh Karuppiah, Ph.D

Friday, April 17, 2009

SPAM POLLUTION

SPAM AFFECTING THE ENVIRONMENT - ARTICLE FROM McAFEE

Spam mails sent (only in 2008) - 62 trillion spam e-mails.

Energy required for processing and filtering - 33 billion kilowatt-hours (comparable to electricity used in 2.4 million homes).

Emission level compares to 3.1 million passenger cars using 2 billion gallons of gasoline.

Countries with higher emissions per e-mail users: United States of America and India.

Article

Spam Expert Mr. Richi Jennings

ICF International

STOP THE SPAM POLLUTION.

MakeSH