Environment, definition of
The biophysical environment is the symbiosis between the physical environment and the biological life forms within the environment, and includes all variables that comprise the Earth's biosphere.
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- Septic Systems - The Dirty Truth
This article provides a no nonsense guide to picking and maintaining a Septic System for your house and how things are soon to change in the regulatory space that could impact your choice.
- Home Ventilation Techniques
Home Ventilation improves the quality of living in your home, we look at the ventilation system options available.
- Mould Prevention, do it yourself tips
Preventing mould in your house without using expensive chemicals or solutions, managing it the DIY way.
- Buying a House
Buying a house can be one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, we provide some advice on how make it go more smoothly and how to ensure you find a property that is good for you and the environment.
- wind power generators, are they right for you?
Wind power generation sounds like a possible way to offset rising power bills, we look at the issues involved and if it is practical for you.
- Saving Money
Saving money and being green at the same time? We show how it is possible..
- Underfloor heating, is it Green?
We look at the various options available for underfloor heating and whether it can be considered or made more green.
- Keeping Chickens, how they are good for you and the garden
Chickens are a valuable addition to any garden, we explain why you should keep them and what are their benefits.
- Global Warming, climategate, big business and being green
The theory of man made global warming is turning into an excuse to derive profit from peoples good nature, what is going on?..
- Climategate, what is going on?
Global warming, climate change, greenhouse effect and climategate; how 'valid' is the climate science?
- Trans fats - why they are bad for you and the environment
Trans Fats are know to be very bad for your long term health, we also explain how Trans Fats are also bad for the environment too.
- Solar Energy - how you can use the Sun
The Sun's Energy can be used in way different ways, we look at the various options available.
- Cheap Solar Panels - do they exist?
What the cheapest solar panels are and if its clear you get what you are paying for...
- Solar Power - the facts about setting up Solar Power
Solar Power systems installed at the home or office can reduce environmental impact. How solar panel systems work is described and how you and the environment benefit.
- Eco Tourism, how to minimise your effects
Eco tourism is about enjoying remote places and destinations whilst minimising your environmental or cultural impact. This article goes into some detail on this subject.
- Ecologically Sustainable Development, what it is and how you can do it
Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) is defined and explained in detail in this article; and how it helps you to be more green and eco friendly.
- DIY Decking Oil
Decking oil can be expensive, we explain how to make your own timber decking oil cheaply and apply it.
- What is R-Value, U-Value and how do they relate to insulation?
How the R-value of a buildings insulation or home is calculated and the factors that effect the final R value, and how to use it.
- Is using a wood fire to heat being Green?
We look at whether using a wood fire to heat your home is being really green or not.
- Michael Jackson and his Green legacy
The King of Pop is dead - but what is his Green legacy? In this article we have a look at what he has really done for the world and its environment.
- Food toxicity and how it effects you
Foods we eat can contain health risks by toxic environment contamination where they are grown or processed. This article discusses the various issues around food toxicity and how to minimize health effects.
- Whats the fuss about Biochar?
Biochar - what is it? This article explains what biochar is and how it will help us with carbon capture and improving the soil.
- What is convection and how it effects your heating costs
Convection directly effects the cost of keeping your house warm in winter. This article explains what convention is and some practical tips on how to battle convection.
- Low Allergen Building Design
Low allergen design is a whole building approach that aims to reduce and avoid all known allergens, and to minimize the conditions in which they occur. This article shows you how.
- DIY household cleaners
How to make household cleaners with simple and green recipes; make your own cleaners and save money as well as the environment.
- Water for Melbourne via pipe from Tasmania
Discussion over why its far better for the environment to pipe water from Tasmania to Melbourne than building the Wonthaggi desalination plant
- Top Ten Going Green Tips & Tricks
Top ten green tips and tricks you can do to be Green and more Eco friendly in your day to day life.
- The importance of building orientation
Building orientation to the Sun is important to reduce energy consumption, keeping comfortable and saving money. This article explains how best to get building orientation correct. Through a combination of benefits and opportunities the correct building orientation could save you thousands.
- What is Passive Solar?
Passive solar building design is explained and how passive solar principals are used to design green homes and buildings, and save you money.
- Green Home Building and Ecology in Australia
Info and sites that help with building a sustainable and green home in Australia and useful government agencies to be aware of. Also advice on dealing with architects and builders.
- Green Christmas, is it possible?
Christmas and being green don't often go together, we provide advice on reducing your environmental impact to be more Green for Christmas.
- Efficient Water Usage and Storage
How to improve your water harvesting and collection with water tanks and how to use the water efficiently and be ecologically sound.
- Keeping your home Cool in Summer or Warm in Winter for free!
How to keep cool or warm in your home by design, either in Summer or Winter, whilst reducing costs to you and the Earth..
- The Australian Carbon tax is no more
Yesterday in the Senate the Carbon Tax was removed. This was a great victory for common sense as concerns realistic environmental policy.
- Second hand building materials
Second hand building materials offer an excellent way to reduce environmental impact, we show you how.
- Fringe Benefits Car tax change bad for the environment
The changes proposed by Labor to the fringe benefits car tax will be bad for the environment actually.
- Shale Oil in South Australia, problem or opportunity?
Potentially massive amounts of shale oil exist in South Australia, is this a good thing or a bad thing?
- Updated Green Directory
Our Green Dictionary App has undergone an upgrade.
- Greenland Ice Sheet Melt
We look at reports regarding the rate of Greenland ice sheet melt.
- Methane from waste food an environmental problem?
We look at whether methane from waste food is a real problem in our environment.
- Why Carbon Tax?
Why do we want a Carbon Tax in Australia, this is a good question we will attempt to answer...
- Julia Gillard's Carbon Tax protest at Canberra
Tomorrow in Canberra the Election Now No Carbon Tax Rally will do its thing...
- Carbon Tax Pros and Cons
We look at the Pros and Cons of the Carbon Tax...
- Carbon Tax Convoy of No Confidence on its way to Canberra
Want to be part of something Historic? Don't want to see Australia have a Carbon Tax? Read on...
- Keeping warm this Winter, the eco friendly way
Tips on how to keep warm this Winter without breaking the bank or harming the environment.
- Home Ventilation
Ventilating your home is important for your health and well being.
- What is weather and climate?
What is the difference between weather and climate? We answer this question.
- What is climate change?
We answer the question: what is climate change?
- Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic addresses the National Press Club
The National Press Club Address in full by President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus: “The mass delusion of climate change”
- Window insulating trick
Would just like to report a little trick we found out that dramatically improves window insulation qualities for little cost..
- Lord Monckton vs Richard Denniss at National Press Club
A very interesting discussion between Lord Monckton and Richard Denniss showing the divide in logical reasoning between the well informed skeptics and the vague warmists. Worth watching.
- Carbon rap - even the young realise Climate Change is a fraud
Good video explaining what is really going on with Climate Change
- Carbon Tax environmental train wreck
The carbon tax in Australia is going to do zip to improve the environment.
- Carbon Tax does not work
Carbon Tax has been shown in the US to be totally ineffective; we compare against the situation with Carbon Tax in Australia.
- Free Green Dictionary App updated
The Free Green Dictionary App has now been updated.
- Green Dictionary App available for Free
We have taken the definitions off the Ecowho.com online dictionary and made them available for free in a standalone Android app.
- Property Assess App for buying or renting property released.
We have just completed an application that will assist you with the process of considering properties for sale or to rent. It should take away much of the stress with keep track of notes, photos and key details.
- Cancun Cloud Feedback problems
It appears that a 'weak' paper has been published supporting the IPCC cloud feedback models to coincide with the last day of Cancun.. hmm..
- Climate models are just wrong..
In a recent paper climate models were hindcast tested against actual surface observations, and found to be seriously lacking if not totally useless... We provide some more background detail.
- 2010 the warmest ever; we think not
The UN's WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) is saying 2010 will be warmest ever... The evidence does not back up the claim
- Will Kyoto fall on its own sword?
It looks like Japan will stop Kyoto being extended and put a big cloud over Cancun.
- Climatic Models incomplete - poor understanding of mid level clouds cited
Clouds play a major role in the climate-change equation, but they are the least-understood variable in the sky, observes a Texas A&M University geoscientist, who says mid-level clouds are especially understudied.
- Indonesia to cut down rainforests for $1Bn climate aid
Indonesia plans to class large areas of its remaining natural forests as "degraded" in order to cut them down and receive nearly $1bn of climate aid for replanting them with palm trees and biofuel crops.
- Climate change is not the long term problem, environmental degradation is.
We propose that man-made climate change, as a risk to society as we know it, is less of a real risk than current environmental degradation and pollution.
- CO2 global levels rising, is this a problem?
According to recent reports in the media it looks like 2010 is 'expected' to be a record this year. We look into the actual facts and find this is just speculation prior to Cancum.
- Solar Panel Calculator
Solar Panel Calculator, given the size, power and number of panels works out total power, rated voltage and amps.
- A Rational Discussion of Climate Change: the Science, the Evidence, the Response
US House of Representatives Science Committee has a meeting today titled 'A Rational Discussion of Climate Change: the Science, the Evidence, the Response' - we give you the details.
- Green Blogging Sites
if you run a green or eco blog, we would be interested in hearing from you
- Green gardening tips
Just some simple tips I've found that make it easier to maintain a green garden.
- Plug pulled in French “Super Ministry of Environment”
Its seems the French have given a big fat 'Nill Points' to the plans to set up a “Super Ministry of Environment” in France.
- ClimateGate Anniversary
ClimateGate is just about to celebrate being one year old. We look at what has changed over the last year.
- Green Guffs of the week
Quick summary of some major 'green' snarfs of the week in terms of not really doing the right thing to save the environment.
- Carbon trading is dead
Carbon trading in the US is dead - the market set up to trade it is about to close down for lack of business.
- Biofuels destroying Rain Forests
Biofuel producing crops are replacing rain forests, resulting in the silly situation that there is a net increase in carbon.
- Qantas A380 no crash in Singapore
For those wondering about the Qantas A380 flight from Singapore, it did not crash.
- Climate Fools Meeting in the UK
The UK just had a meeting at parliament of key climate skeptics and MPs to help educate other MPs and interested people in the real issues.
- Surry Hills Library wins Sustainable Architecture Award
The Surry Hills Library and Community Centre in Sydney, Australia was recently awarded the 2010 National Award for Sustainable Architecture by the Australian Institute of Architects.
- Ocean acidification $15B NGO cash grab
The NGO Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) is after $15B upfront, then $5B a year to improve our ability to measure ocean acidification on the basis of a 0.1 change in pH from 8.2 to 8.1. This is monumental waste of money and we explain why.
- Solar Panels for your home, with the reduced feed-in tariff, are they a sound investment?
We take a more detailed look at solar panels and help you work out if investing your money in solar is the right thing to do for you and the environment.
- Feed-in tariff for NSW reduced to 20c/kWh
New South Wales has reviewed its feed-in tariff and reduced it to 20c/kWh, we look at what this means.
- energy efficient homes and energy saving
Energy saving is something we all want to achieve at home through better efficiency. We look at the options available to you.
- Compost Toilets or Waste processing system?
If you happen to live 'off grid' you often have to make the choice over what form of human waste disposal system is best suited. We give you some advice on this smelly issue...
- Hebel Wall Systems, what are they..
CSR Hebel Wall Systems are a class of wall cladding that has some unique properties that makes them useful in certain building situations.
- climate scientists: no consensus
A post in "The Australian" indicates that the consensus on climate change among climate scientists is a fiction.
- 10:10 - 10 reasons carbon emissions trading does not work
Carbon emissions trading does not work, we give you 10 solid reasons why it won't.
- Most convinced global warming not man made
It appears that down in Australia that there is an outbreak of common sense occurring.
- Hot Water Heat Pumps - are they a rip off
We have a quick look at the cost benefits behind heating hot water using a heat pump...
- Lets the climate models tell the truth we want to see..
Climate models are just that, a model, based on assumptions and theories. Their accuracy is limited not only through the complexities of the climatic systems they model but also by the conclusions researchers want to see from them..
- More exact monthly means...
Following up with more data set pairs showing the difference in accuracy between min/max daily monthly means and taking the mean of all hourly measurements in that month..
- What exactly is a monthly mean?
A lot of climate analysis is done using the monthly mean temperature. Given that data is quite often available for hourly measurements I thought I'd have a look at whether creating a monthly mean straight off all the hourly measurements would produce a difference; initial findings indicate it does.
- Australia has a growing obesity problem
Australia has a big problem, obesity is now the #1 preventable cause of death..
- Green Environment Blog Network - a closed blog ring?
It appears that the Guardian and sites like realclimate.org have been engaging in closed content sharing ring..
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What is Environment?
- Environmental Ethics
A search for moral values and ethical principles in human relations with the natural world.
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- Can Pope Francis halt climate change with new papal document?
Pope Francis is causing quite a stir with news that he will soon publish a historic document that details the Catholic imperative to curb global warming. While some pundits believe the encyclical, which will be published in early summer, has more power
What is Environment?
- Environmental Fate
Where a substance ends up after it is released into the environment. Environmental
fate depends on many factors, including transport (e.g., wind, runoff) and
transformation processes (e.g., degradation).
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What is Environment?
- Environmental Impact
Any change to the environment whether adverse or beneficial, wholly or partially resulting from human activity, industry or natural disasters.
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What is Environment?
- Environmental Management System
A environmental management system (EMS) is a standard system of business operation that considers all aspects of sustainable business in the day to day running of a business, such as ISO 14001.
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What is Environment?
- Environmental Medium
A major environmental category that surrounds or contacts humans, animals, plants, and other organisms (e.g. surface water, ground water, soil or air) and through which chemicals or pollutants move.
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What is Environment?
- Environmental Pollution
Environmental Pollution refers to the presence or introduction of known pollutants into an environment that result in a degrading of the environmental biosphere in terms of size, variety and longevity/sustainability.
In particular such pollution tends to stay within an environment for an extended period of time (many years) without specific steps to reduce or remove it. In essence the natural ability of the environment to 'clean itself' is unable to cope with the pollution and significant damage results.
Examples of such pollution includes (but not limited to):
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- Fertilizer runoff - where fertilizer escapes from farmed land into wild environments and modifies the native/weed balance.
- Pesticides residue - pesticides can make their way into the food chain and become concentrated.
- Heavy metals/plastics - again can be concentrated in the food chain and have an adverse effect on longevity and reproduction.
- Tailing spills - mining bi-products leaching.
- Waste dump leaching - not properly isolated from the water table or illegal dumping.
A key aspect of such pollution is that it tends to accumulative and can be multi-factored, in that one act of pollution can cause a chain reaction that degrades multiple biospheres over time. Also such pollution can be readily attributed to a specific pollution act or occurrence, e.g. there is a clear provable chain of cause and effect.
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What is Environment?
- Environmental Racism
Racial discrimination takes many
insidious forms. This term refers to a situation in which industrial
operations, environmental policymaking, and the enforcement (or lack of
enforcement) of environmental laws unfairly impact a particular race of
people, either intentionally or unintentionally. Examples include the
locating of hazardous waste landfills in minority communities, and the exclusion of minorities in environmental policy-making leadership.
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What is Environment?
- Environmentally Preferable
Products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on the environment.Search the Web for Environmentally Preferable
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