Friday, June 20, 2008

Products that contain Petroleum

Do you know that there is dozens of things that you may use on a daily basis that contains Petroleum. Learn more at http://apitechtour.org

Thursday, June 19, 2008

California Farmers in Need of Water

While browsing through the Modesto Bee I came across an article, "West Side farmers await water after Schwarzenegger's drought declaration". The article summarized that the announcement of drought in the Central Valley took a crucial toll on farmers and their water supply. The article went on to state that one water district in particular relies entirely on water from the federal Central Valley Project, but only 40 percent of the contracted amount is available to them this year. This raised an interesting question, why the contracted amount?

To make it short and sweet for all eyes I did a little research. The Central Valley Project was created to accomplish conservation, flood control, storage, and distribution. These regulations that the Central Valley Project assumes on farmers in times of drought may cost farmers their crops.

In the article the Del Puerto Water District is recognized as one of the biggest beneficiaries of Gov. Schwarzenegger's emergency orders this week. This area of land is secluded compared to other areas within the Central Valley. For example, areas such as Modesto, Turlock and Oakdale won't be troubled the same as others due to inheriting first reserve on the Stanislaus and San Joaquin Rivers. Overall our drought this year will threaten many crops and place farmers in need to create new resources for water.

Below is a second article addressing the same issue:

California Farm Bureau Federation


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Gas Prices!!!

I found some cool tips on saving gas. These will help the air and our wallets.
http://www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2008/20080046.html


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

When Will You Die

Just when you thought it was safe to be a kid again, those darned Aussies have come up with a neat little game that tells kids when they'll die based on how much greenhouse gases they make. OK, it could have been phrased a little better. The game actually tells you how much of your share of the planets natural resources are consumed by your daily habits and attempts to estimate by what age those will have been depleted.

Go ahead and try the game yourself. Evidently I was done for at 15.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/planetslayer/greenhouse_calc.htm

Sunday, June 15, 2008

New Appliances?

Want to start reducing your energy costs, but not sure where to start? Check out this Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings. The online condensed version has tips to help save in all areas of the home.

The smallest change can make a BIG difference!