No matter the drawbacks of renewable energy or benefits of fossil fuels, one aspect ultimately trumps the argument: fossil fuels are non-renewable. Fossil fuel consumption as doubled every two decades throughout the 20th century, with no signs of abating. Predictions for final depletion of fossil fuel reserves range from 50 to less than 150 years. Petroleum in particular presents a challenge as a resource: not only does demand consume oil as fuel but also as raw material for plastics, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides and other petrochemicals. Businesses can make an immediate impact by modifying their consumption habits. Building improvements, equipment upgrades, and simply turning off power when not in use impacts the bottom line beyond lower monthly utility bills. It can extend the life
Pages: 1 Whether it is from too many coffees, teas or super-sized soft drinks, we have little ability to argue when our bladder calls. Our attempts to put off the inevitable are countered with increasing levels of discomfort and ultimately pain until the needs of the bladder are met. When we do successfully find that sometimes elusive toilet, we are treated with a short feeling of relief until the next time our bladder would have us do its bidding. While this is the normal discomfort and pain that we might expect every so often from our urinary system, it is by no means the only type of message that this region of the body might choose to send. The human body frequently uses pain to tell us that all is not well. When it comes to painful urination or dysuria, this is especially important
But in this case too much of a good thing is not a good thing. Adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere changes how much heat the Earth retains. Because the distribution of heat changes how our complex climate works, global warming causes climate change. Worse, we re adding too much to the atmosphere too quickly for many living things to adapt. If this were happening over millions or even hundreds of thousands of years as it has in the past, the Earth, and humans, could possibly cope. But the changes we are making are incredibly rapid, and that s their danger; the rate at which we are heating the. For each 1 degree Celsius increase in temperature caused by carbon dioxide emissions, the resulting air pollution could lead to more than 20,000 deaths a year worldwide and many more cases of
The question has been probably been asked by out-of-town guests or maybe you've wondered yourself: How tall is the? The answer has changed over the years. Just a little. The was created for the, which began April 21 of that year. The fair had a Century 21 theme, which is why it opened on an odd date, and stayed open for six months. The Needle and the Fair also are the focus of a book to be unveiled Friday by Paula Becker, Alan J. Stein and the staff. When the fair opened, the was 607. 88 feet above the bench mark at its base and 740. 98 feet above sea level. Those heights were determined by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, "which got into the act because The Needle will be a landmark for seafaring men and airplane pilots will have to know the height," the P-I wrote in May
February 13, 2008 Secondhand smoke worse than smoking? Research says the effects of secondhand smoke are worse than actually smoking. What makes secondhand smoke worse for people who do not smoke? вKeith E. Miller, MD, Peoria, Ariz. Despite reports to the contrary, secondhand smoke is not worse than active smoking. The toxicology of tobacco smoke is the same irrespective of the method of exposure. ...
The is widely used as a symbol of France. However, there are a number of conflicting sources on how it originated. The It is the symbol of the French people because of the play on words of the Latin gallus meaning Gaul and gallus meaning coq, or rooster. However, the. association with France dates back from the Middle Age and is due to the play on words in Latin between Gallus, meaning an inhabitant of Gaul, and gallus, meaning rooster, or cockerel. Its use, by the enemies of France, dates to this period, originally a pun to make fun of the French, the association between the rooster and the Gauls/French was developed by the kings of France for the strong Christian symbol that the rooster represents : prior to being arrested, Jesus predicted that Peter would deny him three times
The value of the rand, like any commodity, is determined by the market forces of supply and demand. The demand for a currency relative to the supply will determine its value in relation to another currency. In the case of the rand, its current can be attributed to a myriad of structural problems facing the local economy. The mainВ determinantsВ of a currencyвs value include demand for a countryвs goods and services. This is closely linked to the growth and national income of its main trading partners. Equally important is the domestic interest rate. If it is high it is likely to attract foreign capital, causing the exchange rate to strengthen. But high inflation can wipe out the benefit of high interest rates to foreign investors. Additional factors serve to drive the currency down.
Ankle sprains are the most common sports injuries, with an estimated 25,000 occurring every day in the US. Sprains can happen with any sport, including just walking across the yard! Ankle sprains are most common in ball sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball and others. What happens? The ankle is designed to have much more motion with the foot turning in, which is how sprains usually happen. The term БsprainБ refers to any ligament injury. Ligaments are the tough fibers that connect bones to each other to give the skeleton strength while still allowing joints to move. The most common ankle sprains involve tearing of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. The ligament tearing leads to bleeding deep inside, which you see as bruising on the skin. Fortunately, your body is designed
Using the terms "husband" and "wife" often causes people to think of each other in a more permanent, you're-a-part-of-me/I'm-a-part-of-you wayвyou're technically a family now. Also, one interesting thing that happens when people get married is what theorists call "transformation of motivation": You start to work together to achieve the best outcomes for you both, as opposed to acting on your own to get the things that you each want. Essentially, you take on one another's dreams and form a new set of mutual goals. If you are married, you may have discovered why marriage is so important and experienced some of the good that comes from it. Or, maybe marriage was hard for some of you and youБre no longer married. However, there is hope. ...
Chicago came in tops in the nation again Monday в but not for anything its residents want to brag about. A new study identified a 12-mile stretch of mostly the Kennedy Expressway в from Nagle through the Edens Junction past the Jane Byrne Interchange to Roosevelt Road в as the worst bottleneck in the nation. And that s worst not only in hours of delay в estimated at 16. 9 million over a year of weekdays in 2014в but in terms of the length of the clog. The delays equate to $418 million in lost time, the study found. Weekday drivers face 12 miles of severe congestion along this stretch, with the heaviest traffic between ВIrving Park Road and roughly Montrose Avenue, according to the study by the American Highway Users Alliance titled. More than 6. 3 million gallons of fuel is wasted each