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Drop Tree Bombs To Save The Planet

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So this idea is what it sounds like. I've talked about climate change in my blogs. Mainly because it's something that I’m passionate about. I truly feel like the solutions are out there and we just need to make them happen. One such project is using aerial reforestation to restore forests. 
Trees are a lifeline of this planet, in the age of climate change. We can only plant so many trees by hand and it is not a cost-effective method for regrowing forests. Trees act like carbon sinks taking the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produce oxygen for us. What is great is that the carbon produced is ideally returned to the ground. This allows these plants to aid in reversing and mitigating the devastating effect humans have on the environment. Also, trees help maintain water levels in the ground as well as prevent erosion. Don’t forget how amazing they can be as a habitat for creatures of all kinds. 
Aerial reforestation is exactly what it sounds like, reforesting the earth by dr…

Melting Ice Solution: Wrap Greenland in a Blanket

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Climate change has affected us all in some way or another. As time progresses we continue to learn the tough lesson that we only have one planet and that we need to take care of it. However, there is hope, because innovation and a global effort can save us. One such Idea is to wrap Greenland in a Blanket. 
Greenland is made up of 80% Ice. Ice has a unique property here on earth as it acts as a mirror reflecting the sun's rays into the atmosphere. This is also known as the Albedo effect: To put it simply it is an object's ability to reflect light. By reflecting light into the atmosphere, instead of absorbing it, the arctic can stay cold all year round. Now the carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere act like a reflected ray catcher and send the reflected rays back to earth. Making the planet warmer, thus melting the ice sheets. The more ice sheets melt, a lesser amount the sun's rays are reflected into the atmosphere the next time around. 
Why Greenland? It is becaus…

5 Natural And Renewable Sources To Harvest Electricity

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Energy is all around us and in the natural movements of this world. It can come from all sources and sizes. The ideal is to allow us to fight against climate change with alternative energy sources. You may already know most of these but here they are.
Volcanoes/Geothermal energy
We have this bounty of energy beneath us that we can use. A typical electric generator uses steam to turn the generator in turn producing electricity. To create this steam water needs to be boiled in large quantities. Coal, oil, and natural gas are some of the main sources of fuel for these large scale boilers. As you know they are extremely bad for the environment as they produce large amounts of carbon dioxide. Now we have a natural heat source on this planet that has no rival and that's volcanoes. Included in these categories are guizers, magma chambers, and other volcano-related phenomena. This heat can be used to boil water to produce the steam needed for the generator. Such a feat has been accomplishe…

Why We Still Don't Have Electric Planes

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Planes have revolutionized the way we travel. We can now get to our destinations with much more ease and convenience than ever before. Sadly, taking trips often is too expensive for us regular folk. There is a solution and that is the idea for the electric plane. 

What is technology?Electric planes have been around for a long time. You may know them as toy planes or dronesAll that is needed is to use that technology as a model and scale up the operationElectric planes have been created before and have sustained flight. Ultimately the main reason they are not in the market is because of the lack of battery technology
Limitations Due To The BatteryTo fly a plane it takes a lot of fuel, about a gallon of fuel a second. A battery will need to produce enough electricity to be able to match that which is produced by fuel. 
A battery's ability to hold power is measured in specific energy. Right now even the best batteries only have 250 Wh/kg (watt-hours per kilogram). To start flying we nee…

5 Precious Tips To Help You Live A Positive Life

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To make every moment worthwhile when you live and to have a hope to live in the future, Being positive is crucial. Being positive and living a positive life has to come within you. It is not something you can misapprehend. But, a lot of people in this word are having trouble living a positive life which is affecting many aspects of life.  Negativity will result in anxiety and dissatisfaction. One can never be happy with whatever they may have achieved. They will feel a sense of loneliness no matter how many people are around them. Positivity leads to a higher level of satisfaction and they will sense a strong sense of happiness with every bit of thing they achieve. 
Do what fulfills you:Doing things that make you satisfied will boost your mood and make you feel indulgent. Do things that make you happy. Learn to say NO to things that you think are not right.But, in the name of doing whatever you like, don't hurt others. Know that karma works both ways. Whatever you do comes back at …

Azolla Event and Climate Change

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So this is going to be more of an advocacy post for climate change. Let me start by saying that the earth existed before us and it will continue to exist long after us. Human activities create the climate change that we experience now. While some people still deny this statement, every science educated individual knows this to be a fact. This post will talk about the Azolla event 49 million years ago and as gives us insight into our current global situation. 
The Azolla event is an event that occurred 49 million years ago in the middle Eocene epoch. Before this event, the world was so hot that there could be palm trees and alligators on the north pole. Now the earth was hot, mainly because of the carbon dioxide produced from volcanic activity. It was so much CO2 that it made the earth a sauna. Now the reality is humans can’t live in these conditions, but reptiles can, and in fact, they were quite prevalent during this time. 
Well, what does this mean? It means that the earth has experie…

5 Ideas To Help You Live Longer

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Most of us have the dream to live a complete and full life but sadly many of us pass before our time is up. Some of this can be attributed to “acts of God” like a car accident or natural disaster. What I want to talk about today is some ideas that when used will help you extend your life expectancy. 
Diet: Let me start by saying that there is no magic diet to make you live longer. Common culture will say go keto, paleo, or high carb. Even so in reality, there is no definitive proof that those diets extend your longevity. When examining centenarians, it is found that the best diet is a balanced one. A balanced diet means including carbs, protein, sugars, vitamins, fats, minerals, all at appropriate levels. This means make sure you're not eating too much protein or too little carbs. It's all about balance. The perfect diet for any individual is one that is made when the individual understands their body and how it works. Some people need more sugar in their system because of low …

5 Simple Ideas To Help Save Bees

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Save the bees was a huge movement both last year and a couple of years ago. Where has all the energy gone? Bees still need our help. So here are 5 things you can do to save bees.
Plant organic bee-friendly plants and flowers: GMOs plants are unpredictable; you never know if the side effect of genetic modification can cause harm to bees. Also, you don’t want to make a bee’s job harder for them by planting plants that are a natural deterrent to bees. For example wormwood, mint, and cucumber. So support your local bees by planting appropriately. (Here's a list of bee-friendly plants) 
Don’t use toxic persistent chemicals in your home and gardens: If they are bad for bees they're probably bad for you as well. There are better alternatives when choosing to use toxic chemicals. Some plants do it naturally, and I'm pretty sure you can get non-chemical solutions to whatever you're facing. 
Support local sustainable agriculture: Local sustainable agriculture can house up to 50% mo…

10 Ideas To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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We are all guilty of not doing our part in the fight against climate change. It is funny how the pandemic is giving us the ability to walk back a very small amount of harm we caused the environment. The air is getting cleaner in some places and wildlife are inhabiting parts of the world that they once stood clear of. I think this is a chance for us to reflect on the impact that we humans have on the environment. So let's take this one step further here are 10 ideas to help you save the earth!
Use Fluorescent Bulbs: Fluorescent bulbs have been around for a while yet whenever I walk around I always see Incandescent ones. Fluorescents not only take a fraction of the energy that incandescent bulbs do but they last longer. They are also brighter by comparison. I do go to admit I have an incandescent light bulb in my room but I’ll change mine if you pledge to find the ones in your home and change them as well. By doing so not only will you reduce your energy bill but also your carbon foo…

5 Ideas To Make a Meaningful Impact In Your Community

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A lot of us have a community belong to, but many walk by them everyday moving onwards with life. To make a difference in the world one needs to only start with the people around them, their community. So I decided to come up with the following ideas to help you better serve the people around you. 
Volunteering: Now, to keep this concise, volunteering, in this case, means helping any local place with your time. For example, serving food at a soup kitchen, or picking up trash. Volunteering is such an amazing thing to do for your community because it brings so much personal satisfaction to both the volunteer and the community. It’s something that illuminates the faces of strangers and helps form everlasting bonds with others. Volunteering is giving time to help someone with something. Some of the benefits of volunteering include improving your resume, personal satisfaction, building relationships, and networks. The thing about volunteering is that it is really easy to get started. Just fi…