Live Lightly: Create Green Space
Consider these ideas for creating green spaces and for preserving what we can of the earth.
ITHACA, New York, December 7, 2001 (ENS) - Living in a house surrounded by woods, meadows or other natural habitats provides measurable benefits to a child's mental health, a new study concludes. The study by a Cornell University researcher suggests that a home surrounded by nature can help boost a child's attention capabilities.
Why not use Compost To Heat your home?
Instead of burning wood for heat, some Europeans now build a compost pile over plastic water lines that extract heat from the decomposing plant material. Temperatures can get as high as 149 degrees. With a circulating pump as the only moving part, the compost heater lasts an average of 12 to 16 mos. – and occasionally up to 24 mos. – providing heat and up to 80 percent of the hot water for a 1,500 sq. ft. home.
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WASHINGTON, DC, December 12, 2001 (ENS) - Climate change may come on fast and furious, wreaking sudden and catastrophic damage on people, property, and natural ecosystems, warns a new report from the National Research Council. The study suggests that human caused greenhouse warming may increase the possibility of abrupt and unwelcome climatic events.