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The Environmental Contribution Of Wood Use

When one speaks of sustainable buildings today, it goes without saying that they have to meet a whole range of ecological, economic, socio-cultural, and functional criteria. These describe the various demands of society for the construction and housing over the entire...

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Cotton for eco-friendly fashion

Cotton is the most popular cloth which may be used for many different kinds of clothes, but classic farming for traditional cotton necessitates lots substances and is tough on the environment. As general awareness of our ecological problems being raised, organic...

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Microplastics on Land, in Air

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More Young People Are Concerned About The Environment

Measures must now be taken against climate change. That is the opinion of many young people in the Netherlands and many nations across the world, according to the Young People 2007 study by research agency Qruis. Every two years, the agency investigates what lives...

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Bolivia’s Leading Environment Activist Calls Attention to the Country’s Environmental Crises

Bolivia’s environmentalists feel their country’s environmental disasters have not drawn media attention due to the greenwashing campaign of its ex-president. Recently, Gina Mendez, a leading environmental activist in Bolivia was interviewed by Rhett A. Butler, founder of Mongabay, in which she spoke of how they are tackling Bolivia’s environmental crisis.

How Bolivia’s Environmental Crisis Worsened Through the Years

During his term as president, Evo Morales. diverted people’s attention away from the industrial agriculture’s destruction of ecosystems, which mostly involved burning of forests. Yet in the past 20 years, Bolivia’s forests have been rapidly disappearing, causing a great loss of primary forest by a size that is ranked as the second largest in South America, next to Brazil.

Despite previous governments’ much publicized announcements of laws aimed at protecting Mother Earth, the increasing incidences of severe wildfires initiated by the country’s agricultural industry have destroyed ecosystems, and caused the rapid shrinking of its diverse forests.

In 2017, a group of Bolivian citizens led by Gina Méndez, founded a non-government organization called “El Llamado del Bosque.” Roughly translated, “llamado” means call, bosque means forest, put together, it means the “Call of the Forest.” The purpose of which is to launch campaigns to save not only Bolivia’s forests but also the wildlife and the forest-dependent communities.

How El Llamado del Bosque has Been Responding to the Call of Bolivia’s Forests

El Llamado del Bosque called its campaign “El Pacto del Bosque” (“Forest Pact”). Initially 100 prominent Bolivian leaders representing different groups in Bolivia signed up to respond to the call.

 

Today, more than 500 individuals, organizations and institutions are participating in El Llamado del Bosque’s coordinated actions. Their campaigns include not only protests, but also environmental education initiatives, forest restoration drives in areas affected by fires and fund raising drives by way of eco-festivals.

Who is Gina Mendez?

Gina Mendez said she initiated the establishment of El Llamado del Bosque in 2017 after deciding that solving Bolivia’s environmental problem required common efforts. El Llamado del Bosque provides a platform to which citizens can contribute efforts in conserving Bolivia’s forests.

A lawyer by profession, Ms. Méndez has been the country’s Minister of Justice and Human Rights for years. In 2001, she became the first female to be elected as mayor of Sta. Cruz, Bolivia’s largest city, for which she earned the nickname “eco-mayor.” In 2002 she was also elected as member of Bolivia’s national congress and later appointed to serve as Minister of Justice and Human Rights.

Light And Heavy Duty Towing Business – Creating A Safe Work Environment

Safety in the workplace should be taken seriously regardless of the kind of business you operate. Whatever the size of your business, whether you have a thousand employees or only ten, it is imperative that you provide a safe environment for all of your workers by creating safety regulations as well as preventive measures to avoid work-related accidents.

Creating A Safe Work Environment In The Towing Industry

In the towing industry, there are dangers and risks that are tied to it as well. Tow truck drivers, whether light duty towing or heavy duty towing, are aware that the road could sometimes be an unsafe place. But there are various ways that you could do to be able to manage these risks which you as well as your drivers face. With workplace safety policies in black and white, you will give emphasis to safety in your towing business and keep your drivers and you yourself away from harm.

Below are a few work safety practices in the towing business which you could apply in your own towing business:

Selection of Tow Truck Drivers

It is important that you hire a qualified professional tow truck driver who are trained operate a light duty tow truck or a heavy duty tow truck. To do this, you have to create a well-defined qualification program for drivers which must also contain the job description. To make certain they can do the job well and safely, you also need to establish a minimum requirement in terms of physical attributes, such as hearing, vision, health history as well as substance abuse. Furthermore, the requirements should also meet standards specified by the State or Federal level.

Skills And Competency Test And Training

As tow truck drivers will be on the road, make it clear to the applicant during the interview that you will be conducting a road test as well as skills evaluation. This includes a test to check the knowledge and skills of the applicant in operating the tow truck and other equipment involved. While an applicant has a work history, do not assume that the applicant is skilled. Always administer these tests for you to assess their skills yourself.

Proper Tow Trucks And Equipment

When it comes to equipment, make certain you have the proper trucks and mechanism to handle the job safely and efficiently. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. For instance, it is important that you don’t exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) determined by the manufacturer. Additionally, make certain you have a comprehensive maintenance program for all your tow trucks and tow equipment.

Proper Protective Gears

For your driver’s safety, provide them with the proper protective equipment, which includes high quality visibility vests. Apart from reflective vests, also provide the proper helmet and gloves with reflective attributes similar to visibility vests. Make certain that the proper protective gears you provide your employees meet the standards established by the authorities.

Bolivian Jaguar’s New Enemies to be Exposed by ELI and IUCN Anti-Trafficking Investigators

Lesser-known links to Bolivia’s jaguar trafficking chain are about to be exposed by anti-trafficking investigators of the Earth League International (ELI), In collaboration with the Dutch national committee on International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). undercover Chinese investigators of ELI, were able to discover significant information on how and where members of the Chinese triad operate,the routes being taken in trafficking jaguar parts harvested in Bolivia. ELI’s CEO Andrea Crosta stated that jaguar trafficking is not only a conservation problem but also part of an organized crime.

 

The growing Chinese market for jaguar parts and the existence of Chinese mafia in Bolivia has encouraged the trafficking of such products. However, officials and natural parks administrators already know about the trafficking activities concerning jaguar parts in their areas, as it has been going on since 2014.

Whereas before, Bolivian jaguars were hunted for their fur because of their high value in international markets. However, since the international ban on animal fur use, Bolivia’s jaguars are facing a new problem as they are now being hunted by Bolivian hunters working for a network of Chinese traffickers looking to buy jaguar claws, fangs, and testicles.

In China, the value of jaguar testicles are considered to be the same price as pure gold as it is widely believed that it can cure diseases, as well as enhance a man’s sexual well-being. Jaguar fangs, on the other hand, have greater value when created as a pendant, usually worn by rich Asians as symbol of power and high status.

 

Bolivian Hunters Claim They are Now Aware of Bolivian Laws Prohibiting Jaguar Hunting

 

In Bolivia, a hunter can get as much as $215 per fang from Bolivia-based Chinese procurers. Actually, most hunters are surprised that something they consider as useless in Bolivia can be valuable to Chinese citizens. However, Bolivian hunters say they are not aware that there are laws in Bolivia that prohibit the killing of wild animals and that have been listed by the IUCN’s Red Book of vulnerable animals in Bolivia. They are unaware that the punishment for breaking such laws is up to six years of imprisonment.

 

Moreover, not all Bolivian hunters are not aware that it is illegal to hunt jaguars in the forests of the Chaqueña Region, northern Bolivian Amazon, and Bolivian lowlands, where the jaguar population is already threatened as a result of illegal hunting.

Bolivia Rosewood – A Cursory Look at Bolivia’s Lumber Export

Bolivia’s forest is a primary source of sawn wood, of which a large portion is exported as industrial lumber, including the popular Bolivia rosewood material. Also known as Morada or Santos Rosewood, it is a dark colored hardwood well-liked by those looking for fine architectural millwork, furniture or guitar instruments.

Bolivia Rosewood, Not a True Rosewood

Brazilian rosewood is regarded as the most superior type of sawn wood. However, it went off the lumber market in 1992, after CITES’ findings revealed that Brazil’s Dalbergia rosewood tree was already endangered. CITES by the way stands for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, whose main mission as an organization is to ensure that international trade of wildlife will not threaten the survival of wild animals and plants.

After the trade of Brazilian rosewood was suspended, the Bolivia rosewood became popular as the best substitute. Currently, almost all commercial supply comes from Bolivia to which the Chinese market is said to be the leading importer. As a result, the price of Bolivia rosewood in Western markets has more than doubled.

Popularity of Bolivia Rosewood as True Rosewood Substitute

While Bolivian rosewood shares several traits with Brazilian rosewood, logs that can be derived from Tipuanan tipu or Machaerium trees are smaller, capable of producing mostly 3 to 6-inch wide lumber. The widest by which a Bolivian rosewood board can measure is 8 inches, which is why only a small percentage can be supplied for wall panel use.

Nonetheless, Bolivia rosewood became the most popular substitute for true rosewoods because of its excellent working properties, density and range of colors; from coffee or tobacco browns, to black usually with some purplish streaks. The demand for Bolivia rosewood comes mostly from producers of high-end wood products like doors, furniture, decorative quality boxes and acoustic guitars.

Lumber producers also manufacture Bolivia rosewood veneers to provide consumers with a more economical option for paneling and for making cabinetry, shelving, doors and other architectural woodwork. Veneers made from Bolivia rosewood are high grade because the wood sheets glue better than sheets made from other types of lumber.

Some Important Tips When Working on Bolivia Rosewood

When using this type of South American hardwood, sanding the wood in preparation for a polished finish could take time. The lumber is dense, and usually has numerous scratches and swirls; in some cases it can be oily.

Not a few experienced woodworkers recommend using a random orbital sander because its versatility as a power sander includes that of bringing out a fine-finish. Unlike other types of electrical sanders, a random orbital sander does not chip away large wood particles.

Bob Smith Tools’ experts who write reviews of orbital sanders, which you can read via this url https://www.bestorbitalsander.com/, also recommend that when sanding this type of Bolivia hardwood, it would be best to wear a protective respirator. This is particularly important when sanding Bolivia rosewood that has some green streaks because the wood will produce dust that is highly irritant.

Many consider the green streak as part of the exotic color of lumber from Tipuana tipu trees, since the streaks give the wood a bioluminescence or a “glow-in-the-dark” quality. However, wood scientists have found out that the bioluminescence is actually being produced by a type of tree fungus that they came to call “foxfire.” During sanding, the green substance falls off as dust particles, which if inhaled would cause allergic asthma-like reactions.

Amazon’s Ecological Engineers: White-Lipped Peccaries

Not many are aware that there are animals called white-lipped peccaries roaming in herds across the Amazon forests lying between South and Central America. The animals look like pigs but they play an important role in promoting ecological life in the Amazon. .

White-lipped peccaries, which go by the scientific name,Tayassu pecari are pig-like animals easily recognizable for the peculiar uniform white patch marking their snouts. They are categorized as peccaries because they belong to the Tayassuidae family, hich has the distinction of having three toes on their hind foot instead of four, like the pigs of the family Suidae. Still, the white lipped peccaries are called the “pigs of the jungle”.

It is not unusual to see a large herd of white-lipped peccaries numbering from as few as 20 to as many as 300 roaming the Amazon forests in search of food. According to unconfirmed reports, as many 2,000 white-lipped peccaries have been spotted traveling more than 10 kilometres just to search for food. Presumably, several herds must have combined as different groups traveled across the Amazon forests.

White-Lipped Peccaries Are Facing High Risks of Extinction

Unfortunately, their very abundance made them the right target for natives who also hunt for food..In studies conducted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN ), their findings caused them to include the white-lippied peccaries in the IUCN red list of threatened species. The hunting records of 5 communities in the Tacana Indigenous areas show that this breed of peccaries provided the largest portions of meat when compared to other hunted species.

 

Additionally, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) revealed the same findings based on the yearly surveys from 2000 to 2006 of the Tuichi, Quendeque, Hondo, Undumo, Heath, Tequeje, and Alto Madidi settlement areas. However, the threatened existence of white-lipped peccaries is aggravated by the deforestation programs and wildfires that have been taking place for years in the Amazon.

In light of their significant role as ecological engineers, it is important that measures must be taken to prevent overexploitation while in the midst of environmental threats posed by climate change.

The Ecological Engineers of the Amazon

Ecological engineers are animals or organisms that are significant to the ecology as they either create, maintain, or destroy habitats. White-lipped peccaries are standard examples of ecological engineers as they generate new habitats for species to live by creating and maintaining wallows. As they travel across huge areas, they trample on plants and disperse the seeds across all places through which they travel. Their trampling actions also break the soil’s crust and at the same time, fertilizes the soil through mulching.

The Environmental Contribution Of Wood Use

When one speaks of sustainable buildings today, it goes without saying that they have to meet a whole range of ecological, economic, socio-cultural, and functional criteria. These describe the various demands of society for the construction and housing over the entire life cycle of houses. However, technical criteria and aspects of process quality in the construction sector in the assessment of buildings with one. So a sustainable social development has been specified for the construction sector with the development of appropriate rating systems by then general guidelines.

Wood Reduces the Environmental Impact of Buildings

In Central Europe, the concept of sustainability emerged in the 14th century in the forest regulations and won in the course of the ever-increasing use of forests is becoming increasingly important. From the end of the 16th century, the principle of sustainability prevailed inexorably in forestry. For a long time, it was limited to the sustainability of the forest and ensured the long-term availability of renewable raw material. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the issues of environmental protection and resource security have become increasingly important, to which the publication of the Brundtland Report in 1987 had made a significant contribution. For the first time, this established a connection between topics such as global economic development, poverty alleviation, and environmental degradation ago and thus abolished the principle of sustainable development in the modern sense. As a result, particularly the negative impact moved the increasing energy and resource consumption in the center of the global perception.

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Consequently, climate and energy policy now occupies a large part of the social debate. According to calculations by the International Energy Agency (IEA), in addition to the industrial and transport sectors, the building sector is primarily responsible for global energy consumption. The IEA estimates that up to 40 percent of the energy produced worldwide is used in this sector. Equally high is the global contribution to the CO 2 emissions, which are related to the field of “building and living”. 3 The supply and use of energy, as well as the effects of buildings on the climate system, are assessed in the two assessment systems for sustainable building (BNB and DGNB) represented in Germany using the following criteria:

 

  • Global warming potential (GWP),
  • Primary energy demand, non-renewable (PENE)
  • Total primary energy demand (PEGES) and share of renewable energy
  • Primary energy demand (PEE).

 

However, the global warming potential is a result of the current weight by only approximately 3.5 percent in the overall evaluation of a building. The energy consumption contributes only 5.5 percent to the overall rating (as of 10/2012). In view of the construction sector for the “new” defined criteria but critically to determine the sustainability and in light of the relationships described must this circumstance.

In addition to the variety of indicators on which buildings must be measured from different materials equally, also the evaluation criterion “Sustainable wood material recovery /” has been created as part of the environmental pillar specifically for wood construction. Its fulfillment is measured on the basis of proof of the use of certified wood (FSC, PEFC, or comparable certificates). Thus, through the required chain of custody evidence for wood used in buildings, aspects of sustainable forest management are also indirectly taken into account in the building assessment.

Why Everyone should take a Stand against Greenhouse Gases?

Whether you admit it or not, careless human acts have been a great contributor to the increase of global temperature. With this said, the impact of greenhouse gases becomes a risk to humanity’s survivability. For instance, the desertification of the then fertile areas, surge of flood in coastal cities, melting of the glacial masses as well as proliferation of huge hurricanes are only few of its consequences.

What Exactly is Greenhouse Effect?

You may have been hearing it thousands of times already but do you really know what is it in the first place? Well, for the benefit of those who don’t, this is a natural phenomenon and is also beneficial to living matters on earth.

There are some types of gases present in our atmosphere that keeps some of thermal radiation being emitted by the surface of Earth after it’s heated by the sun. This is maintaining the temperature of our planet at acceptable level for life to survive and grow. On the other hand, human’s action helped in increasing the presence of such gases in our atmosphere, primarily methane and carbon dioxide.

These two are causing more heat to be retained and thus, increasing earth’s temperature. In short, the reason why we are experiencing global warming.

Possible Consequences if it’s not Addressed

The increased in earth’s average temperature can literally change the living conditions of animals and people living on the planet. To give you just a simple example, cars used by USPS to deliver letters can easily overheat because of the earth’s global warming problem. But let us look at the more serious issues if greenhouse gases will be taken for granted.

Glaciers will be thawed

The melting of glaciers have consequences too, one of the obvious is reduced albedo. This is the percentage of the solar radiation that is reflected from the surface of the earth back to atmosphere. As a result, it retains heat and causing glaciers to melt and sea level to rise.

Floods in Coastal Cities and Islands

During 1901 to 2010, sea level has risen to about 19cm according to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This as a result causes islands and coastal cities to be easily flooded.

More Damaging Hurricanes

The increase of greenhouse gases also intensifies hurricane formation as it forms over waters with minimum temperatures of 26.51 degrees Celsius.

Educate Your Children On Proper Green Behavior

There are many things you can teach your children to be environmentally friendly, and most activities can be fun and age-adjusted. Engage them in green activities. They are usually more encouraged to participate when you involve their favorite characters like Harry Potter being the hero and they become a hero too, by helping save the environment.

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Your child’s encouragement can play a complex role, especially if you totally disagree with the views they hold.

Teach them “green behavior” at home.

Turn off the tap when you don’t need the water (over a gallon of water per household can be saved by this simple action) – Only use the dishwasher when it is full instead of hand washing the dishes (handwashing uses a lot more water and electricity than the dishwasher) – Do not turn on the lights when you can use natural light – Gift clothes and toys to other children when they are not in use – Help yourself to reuse and/or recycle.

Teach them “green behavior” outside the home as well

Use public transport more often – Prioritize walking for short distances – Always throw rubbish in a trash can – Spend your time more often outdoors instead of indoors

Lead by example

Work together in a garden – or on a composting project – Teach them how to classify recyclables – Teach them to respect nature, just as you teach children to respect people – Prioritize cloth over plastic – Teach Tell your children about fauna and flora – Use the “eco” mode on your electronics – Remove the dust on the heater before you switch it on.

Children need help and guidance

If your child is showing signs of commitment to the environment, that’s good news. It means that thanks to you and other influences, your child develops their own values ​​and beliefs. How do you as parents deal with the fact that your child is involved in climate issues? Acceptance and encouragement are key.

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Put aside any preconceived ideas. Even though your child is raised by you, they are the result of many influences and sources of knowledge, so have a chat, listen to their points, check the facts, and correct them if necessary. Your child’s empowerment takes a lot of communication, but it is best to remember that your child is their own person with their own opinions and views. Part of the empowerment to defend your rights is to accept these ideas. Our world is not the same as it was when he was old. This means to accept beliefs and values, to support actions, leading them to decide on the best approach while taking their interests into account.

 

 

Cotton for eco-friendly fashion

Cotton is the most popular cloth which may be used for many different kinds of clothes, but classic farming for traditional cotton necessitates lots substances and is tough on the environment.

As general awareness of our ecological problems being raised, organic cotton gets sustainable fabric that’s popular for clothes and is increased without poisons, artificial fertilizers or some other harsh chemical ingredients that could cause skin allergies or rashes. Organic cotton creates a large difference to the environment and our health, because half of clothes on earth is created from organic or traditional cotton. These days, organic garments with a vast choice of styles and forms is available in a number of shops and internet companies across the world.

Purchasing organic clothes makes our lifestyle greener and more healthy.

The majority of clothes is made of traditional cotton and dyed with various colours which contain toxins. For some time now, some brands with the best running shorts for women have been trying to make use of more eco-friendly material for their apparel. A lot of men and women feel that organic cotton, with no chemicals, is simpler on human skin compared to traditional cotton. Organic clothing is currently available on the market with non-toxic paints.

Advanced agricultural techniques can help maintain the property. Rather than using artificial fertilizers, organic cotton employs regular crop rotation procedures and cover harvest strategies to maintain the soil healthy and successful. As a result, we’ll get 100% natural organic cotton with no harmful substances.

As it pertains trend, an increasing number of mainstream manufacturers and luxury designers are mindful of ecological issues and begin organic clothes lines. You may get a huge array of organic clothing choices from infant to mature in department stores, specialty shops, natural shops or farmers markets. On top of that, the price of organic substance is roughly 20% – 40% lower compared to dyed cotton.

A Brand New Wave of Indies are Using Games to Research Climate Change

As the world grapples with the enduring effect of climate change, Cartoon founders are discovering ways to use games as a kind of interactive instruction. Nature is not exactly new territory for matches. In the Loathsome lusus naturae of behemoth terror series to the sprawling cosmopolis of complicated management simulators, video games frequently feature wrenched contortions of their organic world as core tenets in ecological design. Sometimes that is mainly benign and a product of pure imagination compared to a riposte against real-life troubles.

But more recently, smaller founders have been designing worlds as a mirror. Their objective is to reflect positivity and promote change as we want to reverse the harm done by the modern climate catastrophe. This may mean anything in the game exploring the waters created in concert with the BBC, to an interactive look at the significance of bees. Check out buy osrs accounts to learn more about gaming.

Past Blue

One such instance originated in 2016 after programmers at E-Line Media were approached by the BBC to start work on Beyond Blue. Kevin Jorge, the senior producer for interactive and games in BBC Studios, clarifies that Never Alone a game based on native Alaskans had attracted the studio for their focus. We understood that their objective of creating games which are a power for good and aid [ing] players comprehend the planet aligned with principles and we started speaking, Jorge describes. At the moment, Blue Planet II, a BBC documentary series on the marvels of marine life, was in evolution and served as the foundation for many discussions to come.

What struck the BBC about never alone were its cultural insights, which appear as brief, unlockable documentary movies based on ideas from members of their real-life Alaska Native community. From the words of Michael Angst, E-Line Media co-founder, and CEO, contributors spend these vignettes talking about the cultural heritage supporting creative choices, and providing a chance for players to have to understand the point of view of their seniors, storytellers, and musicians that helped produce the match.

In addition to this, the BBC’s Blue Planet II was a massive hit which helped bring significant conversations to a bigger audience. Everybody is getting more aware of the world around us so it’d be great to supply articles and experience to game programmers that are thinking about bringing those stories to life in a fresh and exciting.

Endling

Even though Beyond Blue is a carefully thought force in the modern climate catastrophe, ecological destruction is not completely confined to the sea. Javier Ramello, co-founder, CEO, and developer in Hero beat Studios informs me of the way Endling, a match originally made as a side job to work in his spare time, developed into a revolutionary review of habitat destruction.

Endling was initially a point-and-click match And was nearer to some fox simulator compared to anything else. However, when Hero beat began to pitch Endling, the match obtained a remarkably powerful reception, despite just having a tiny quantity of concept art at the moment. After becoming approved by GameBCN, stopping their tasks, and getting an Epic MegaGrant, Hero beat was finally detected by its existing writer, HandyGames, together with Endling always getting a scathing and crucial critique constantly.

Temtem

This feeds to other games, also. As an example, the recently published Temtem, which has attracted an assortment of comparisons to behemoth franchises like Pokémon and Persona, was received favorably on a worldwide scale. It struck 30,000 peak concurrent players that the very first week it started on Steam. Its vibrant palate and warm comedy make it a sport that’s available to individuals of all ages, and this, by expansion, raises its potential reach and the following impact.

Bee Simulator

Other indie games tend to be more concentrated on the right modern, eschewing insecure notion for what we confront in the present instant. Lukasz Rosinski, the creator of Bee Simulator studio Varsav, clarifies that although matches are designed as amusement goods they can give people a lot more. They’re a medium that might be the ideal connection between generations, and also the ideal way to teach players at the latest and beneficial manner through the amusement.

This notion was at the heart of Varsav’s initial match right In the get-go. Everything began when he had been studying a book about bees into his son, which made him understand the capacity of tales told from specific viewpoints. During evolution we concentrated on increasing awareness of bees along with gamers, teaching players how important role bees play in surroundings and how they are for people as pollinators, and emphasizing the significant troubles they are facing at this time.

Bolivia’s Bishops Urging People to Focus on Environmental Issues

In anticipation of the snap general election rescheduled on October 16, 2020, Bolivia’s bishops urge voters to focus on environmental concerns as a key issue.

 

The bishops representing Bolivia’s Pan-Amazonian Church Network or REPAM Chapter, issued a statement last August 25, addressed to government authorities and to voters as well. The message wants government officials to reform policies that allowed the number of forest fires in the country to greatly increase under the administration of leaders like Evo Morales.

 

The bishops’ message also called on Bolivians to carefully examine politicians who are in the running as the next president of Bolivia. REPAM president., Bishop Eugenio Coter said it is important for people to understand that elections cannot be about handouts and promises; but about the programs offered by candidates, particularly concerning the environment, rural development and agro-economics particularly in relation to the Amazon.

 

Bishop Coter, specifically called on Catholics to stay coherent with church teachings when they vote in the coming October 2020 snap elections.

Brief Background Surrounding the Forthcoming October Snap-Election

 

The snap election seeks to formally elect a new president to replace ousted leader Evo Morales. Although Morales was declared the winner in last year’s October presidential election, the former president had to flee the country to escape the wrath of Bolivian citizens. Morales took flight because the military and local enforcement forces later joined the protests against Morales, after the Organization of American States (OAS, released an audit report about the alleged irregularities that transpired in the 2019 election supposedly won by Morales.

Amphibian Rescue Team Found Rare Glass Frog Species in Bolivia

Conservationists on a mission to save reptiles and amphibians in Bolivia, found rare glass frog species that have not been spotted during the past 18 years.

 

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Although the micro-scale hydroelectric project in rural Kami in Bolivia, has been helpful in providing clean and renewable electricity to the Bolivian national grid, most frog and reptile species are sensitive to changes that occur in their natural habitats. That is why the team of conservationists were overjoyed in sighting three Bolivian Cochran glass frogs in Carrasco National Park and had commented :

“The rediscovery of this species, one of the most charismatic amphibians in the world, fills us with a ray of hope not only for the future of glass frogs, but for other species as well.”

The 3 glass frogs sighted belong to the Nymphargus bejaranoi genus, and are endemic to the eastern slopes of La Paz, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba and Chuquisaca in the Bolivian Andes. They have been taken to the K’ayra Center, an amphibian conservation centre of the Alcide d’Orbigny Museum, in Cochabamba. There, scientists will try to encourage them to breed by providing them with parental care. while simulating temperatures of wet and dry seasons in their conservation habitat.

Glass Frogs are Highly Sensitive to Environmental Changes

Although glass frog species have been assessed as stable in the IUCN Red List, last global assessment was conducted in 2004, since the species were spotted in 2002. Conservationists fear that in the events that have transpired during the years

thereafter, a third of the global frog population could be under threat of decreasing.
Glass frog species in particular are highly sensitive to changes that affect their habitats.

 

Inasmuch as their skin is semi-permeable, especially on their stomach, they tend to easily absorb any toxins present in the environment. Since their habitats exist on undisturbed ground areas and in higher levels provided by trees, the continued presence of glass frogs in arboreal areas are regarded as good indicators of the potential health and biodiversity of a wildlife area.

CA Gov Okays Eviction Ban

After receiving petitions for a moratorium on evictions, California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an order banning enforcement of eviction actions on tenants. The order also prohibits law enforcers and courts to carry outstanding orders of eviction prior to the governor’s announcement of the moratorium.

 

Governor Newsom had earlier ordered California residents to shelter-in-place as a way to prevent Covid-19 from spreading continuously and infecting people exponentially. As a result, many tenants lost jobs or business income that could have otherwise enabled them to pay rent as they fall due during the ongoing health crisis. In order to seek protection via the eviction moratorium, tenants must submit a written declaration to their respective landlord regarding their circumstances.

Eviction moratoriums are applicable as relief, only to those living in rented homes and other types of housing facilities. Inasmuch as many of California’s homeless people use their private vehicles, they too are in danger of losing their so-called shelter during the ongoing health crisis, if law enforcers will find cause to impound their makeshift homes.

 

Petitions for Towing Moratorium as Relief to California’s Poor Sector

 

A coalition of groups representing California’s poor sector is also appealing to Governor Newsom, to temporarily suspend enforcement of towing orders on vehicles owned by many homeless.

The coalition, based their petition on a related study conducted a year ago by legal professionals who render free legal aid. The study, entitled “Towed into Debt: How Towing in California Punishes Poor People” delves on the fact that many of California’s homeless people were those driven out of their homes due to their inability to pay rent or mortgage loans amortizations.

 

In order to make ends meet, many of them use their car when reporting for work, and at the same time use the same vehicle as their makeshift shelter for the night. In light of the threats posed by Covid-19, the coalition is seeking temporary relief from towing enforcements on behalf of those people; knowing that the loss of a critical economic asset would make a great many of California’s poor population vulnerable while in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

The group cited that in San Francisco, one of four California cities with the highest number of homeless people, the local government had already exercised its right to govern and limit authorizations to tow vehicles. In San Jose, another CA city ranked as having the most number of homeless people, every operator of a towing company san jose law enforcement agencies call on, is anticipating the approval of the tow moratorium petition.

 

That way, a tow truck driver can be guided accordingly on the specific reasons to which towing orders are suspended; and where the towed vehicle will be moved in case the owner is a homeless person.

Microplastics on Land, in Air

A new study on microplastics revealed that microscopic plastic debris pollutes not just the ocean but also land and the air we breathe.

In a study conducted at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), researchers found evidence that microplastics have a substantial footprint in the Earth’s environment. Led by Robert C. Hale, professor of Marine Science in the VIMS Dept. of Environmental and Aquatic Animal Health, they discovered that the microscopic synthetic particles forming part of ordinary consumer products like facial scrubs, detergent pods, tennis balls, wet wipes, glitters, synthetic clothing and cigarette butts, just to name a few, are dispersed across land and atmospheric surfaces as well.

The minute synthetic fragments are produced and distributed whenever larger pieces of plastic debris are broken down by biological, chemical and physical forces. Scientists have long raised concerns about the impact of microplastics in marine ecosystems. Yet the new study “A Global Perspective on Microplastics” published by the VIMS researchers in Oceans 2020 of the Journal of Geophysical Research, explained why microscopic materials create problems not only in oceans.

Microplastic Characteristics

In stressing their point, the researchers gave emphasis to the fact that not all plastics are the same. That being the case, characteristics of microplastics that break down are inclined to change during, and after consumers’ use of plastic products. Senior Research Scientist Dr. Mark LaGuardia remarked that

“Once microplastics enter the environment and interact with the weather, their complexity becomes even more convoluted.” — “making it necessary for us to have a better understanding about such complexities, especially when they occur in transition zones like estuaries.”

Plastics, as the researchers have discovered, vary not only in texture, size and shape but also in chemical compositions. Adding to the complexity are the additives infused, such as UV inhibitors and flame retardants, which on their own, create health and environmental impacts.

Professor Hale recommends that in order to attain better understanding of the complex characteristics of microplastics, scientists, engineers, manufacturers, as well as as economists, policymakers and healthcare specialists must collaborate in comprehending the nature, composition and processes of plastics and their additives. That way, key questions can be resolved, particularly on how to mitigate the potential impacts of microplastics as they occur in land, water and air.

Need for Better Tools in Studying the Effects of Microplastics

In recommending further studies of how microplastics impact all areas of the environment, Professor Hale said better tools for analysis are needed. There are nanoplastics, particles even smaller than microplastics; with sizes ranging from 1 nanometer to 1,000 nanometers or a micron. Currently, most of the available technology for analysis cannot go down below 10 microns. That is notwithstanding the presumption that the more minute particles, the greater their potential to be more toxic.

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In line with their goal, the VIMS researchers will embark on a study to investigate interactions between infectious diseases in fish and particles smaller than 10 microns. The NOAA Marine Debris program has provided the funding needed in undertaking the research.

Get to Know the Environmental Laws

The environment is the natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity.

Environmental law, also known as environmental and natural resources law, is a collective addressing environmental pollution. To put it short, it is defined as laws that relate to environmental problems. A first step towards understanding what environmental laws are, and how they impact our lives, is to understand the complexities of the environmental problems themselves. These types of problems can be hard to get your head around, as they might require a certain level of scientific knowledge or a detailed understanding of socio-political complexities.

It is very important to give importance towards this topic. Year after year our environment is being drastically affected due to global warming, deforestation Etc.

The government has initiated many programs and enacted laws to help protect the environment. Let’s read it down below.

The Environment Protection Act, 1986


This law was enacted by the Parliament of India in the year 1986 under the article number 253 of the Indian Constitution. It aims to implement decisions of the United Nations Conference of the Human Environment held at Stockholm in the year 1972. Their main aim is to protect human environment. It gives authorization to the government of India to reduce pollution and protect environment from hazardous activity that is caused by many human activities.

The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988


It was enacted by parliament of India in the year 1988. It amends the law relating to motor vehicles. This act helps in improving technology related to motor vehicles management system. It deals with the changes in the road development technology and how a passenger gets affected by this road transport mechanism. Numbers of commercial and personal vehicles in the country are increasing rapidly.

The Forest Conservation Act, 1980


It was enacted by Parliament of India in the year 1980. Further amendments were made in this act during 1988. It deals with issues related to forest and aims at forest conservation. It applies to the whole country except to the state Jammu and Kashmir. It provides restriction in how a forest land can be utilized. It prohibits the State Government, except prior permission from central government for issuing orders directing to use of forest land for non-forest purpose.

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More Young People Are Concerned About The Environment

Measures must now be taken against climate change. That is the opinion of many young people in the Netherlands and many nations across the world, according to the Young People 2007 study by research agency Qruis.

Every two years, the agency investigates what lives among young people between the ages of six and 28. This year the environment is one of the most important topics among young people. For example, 85 percent of respondents between the ages of 12 and 29 think that the current government does too little for the climate. According to the young people, the Netherlands should switch to clean energy, such as solar energy and wind energy, on a large scale. Paul Sikkema, research director of Qruis, finds these concerns about the environment logical and dedicates it to publicity about the subject.

“Many schools have shown the Al Gore film and the subject has also become popular in pop music lately.”

An Inconvenient Truth (2006) Official Trailer #1 – Al Gore Movie

Young people are particularly concerned about the possible effects of climate change. What they find most frightening is the flooding becoming uninhabitable and the disappearance of the winters and the rise of very hot summers. The extinction of animals is also seen as a serious consequence of climate change. The polar bear is especially popular, 98 percent of the young people would really like to save the animal’s extinction. What is striking is that of the group that is concerned, only 26 percent think that people should change their lifestyle radically, for example by driving less and more walking.

While it is good to know that the youth are concerned about climate change, that more youth diverts their attention from the regular video games and searching for hacks and guides from sites like rok guide, there is more action needed from the youth. While there are quite a number of them taking action, more hands are still needed from every individual regardless of age.

Spying was this Easy

So, you’d like to make thorough observation of what is going on when you’re away from home or perhaps, you are suspecting that your spouse is cheating on you and you like to catch them red-handed. It could even be the fact that your house is in a secluded area close to nature and want to ensure that everything is secured and well monitored. In this regards, considering to install CCTVs or spy cameras can ishotify.com/best-mini-spy-cameras/ can help you achieve such purpose.

Sources are never a Problem

With so many options and sellers these days, sourcing your gadget would not be a problem. There are plenty of ways of effectively using these devices in your home and your surroundings. Assuming that it’ll be used primarily at home, the first thing needed to be done is to set up a hidden camera in a wall or in the TV.

Hiding Spots for Your Spyware

Let’s further discuss this matter…

First of all, you have to choose the right spot on where you’ll hide the wireless hidden cams in your house. Find out where you wish to install it, whether in the kid’s play area, bedroom or all corners of the house. It is imperative to choose the right spot that is in direct line of sight and at the same time, has wide angle of the view of the space.

The location in which you will be installing it must give it a camouflage effect to hide it perfectly.

In relation to this, you may consider hiding the devices in any of the following:

  • Mirror
  • Wall clock
  • Curtain Rod
  • Painting
  • Smoke detector
  • Different home appliances

With the continuous advancement in the world of technology, surveillance and spy cams become more compact. There are actually many types of them today that you can buy like for example light switch hidden cam, wall mounted hidden cam, ceiling speaker hidden cam, screw head mini spy cam and a lot more!

All of which are so small and no one would notice that they are for spying. The only thing you have to do is to find the perfect spot that can accommodate these minute devices.

Using Solar Panels Is Actually Not A ‘Win-Win’ Situation For Our Environment, Here’s Why

Using Solar Panels Is Actually Not A ‘Win-Win’ Situation For Our Environment, Here’s Why

There is a good chance that the country where you live in relies on natural gas to power up the means for transportation such as buses and trains. Likewise, natural gas is also needed in many countries to light up houses and industries. Of course, if you are living in a Middle East country, you are lucky because of there no need for you to import barrels of natural gas every year, which can cost up to millions of dollars. It is also worth noting that this natural energy resource that we enjoy will be depleted someday.

Considering these undeniable facts, we must all work together to look for alternative renewable sources of energy to secure the next generation. One of the popular alternatives and solutions to this is to collect energy from our sun. With the use of a solar panel, we can finally use one of the most readily available sources of energy out there, which is sunlight, in order to power up establishments.

That One Thing Present In Commercially-Available Solar Panel That Puts Everyone At Risk

With this, we tend to believe that using solar panels is very efficient and is not likely to introduce any issues. The sad fact is that, just like any other solutions that we created to sustain our needs, the use of solar panels has negative impacts that most people overlook, and the environment is the one to suffer the most. We are lucky to have real eco-friendly products like the Nu Eco upvc windows which are guaranteed safe and efficient.

Many solar panels that are manufactured in factories are silicon-based. Silicon in itself does not pose any harm to the environment, but the problem starts with the preparation of silicon material. For a solar panel that incorporates thin-film technology, silicon is combined with other compounds like cadmium telluride and copper indium selenide. These are known to be highly toxic compounds that pose health concerns to people, and they can negatively affect ecosystems if manufacturers do not observe proper toxic waste disposal. Either way, toxic materials are released into the environment during the manufacturing phase of solar panels, and it is difficult to minimize how much of these must be disposed of.

At the end of the day, we should be aware of the possible effects of the things that we use for our benefit. We can’t afford to bring more harm than good. Just take the use of metal straws to save Mother Nature, for example.

Amazon Wildfires Receded as Rainforest Gets Doused by Heavy Rains

The Amazon wildfires that hit Brazil and Bolivia have receded following the heavy rains that poured down last month. The downpour had helped members of Bolivia’s military put out the fires that blazed for more than two months, which razed about four (4) million hectares of Amazon lands.

Cinthia Asin, official spokesperson for the Sta. Cruz provincial government, regarding environmental issues, said that satellite images show that no more fires have been detected, indicating that none of the forest fires have reactivated. Santa Cruz, a farming province located in eastern Bolivia, is said to be the hardest-hit by the raging fires.

Bolivia’s national weather services also reported that in the Chiquitania region of Bolivia’s Amazon forest, fires have already been quenched as none have been registered as of late. Still, the weather agency warns that the risk of fires recurring is still present, since the return of the searing heat of the sun, combined with high temperatures could set off another wildfire.

That is why Bolivia’s Armed Forces Commander Williams Kaliman, said there are still no immediate orders to withdraw 5,000 troops who were sent to put out the worst fire ever recorded in Bolivia over the past two decades. Critics and opponents of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales blame the government’s current policy of increasing agricultural sites by way of deforestation.

The Amazon wildfires in Bolivia have receded, but the Bolivian people’s anger at President Evo still rages, now that he won a 4th term as president of Bolivia following a controversial election. .

Bolivians Protest Results of Recent Bolivia Election as President Evo Gets Re-Elected

Although, Evo Morales made a milestone in Bolivian history to be the first Bolivia president with indigenous roots, many of the country’s indigenous tribes have marched to the provincial capital to demonstrate their disapproval of the government’s slow action in responding to the forest fires. More than 1,000 men and women volunteer firefighters came out to help prevent the fire from spreading

Yet Evo Morales’ government reported that it has spent more than $20 million in efforts to put out the fires, which all the more made the people march to the streets. Recent news show that even the local police in some towns have joined the citizens in calling for Evo Morales’s removal from office.

Knowing First Step to Saving the Environment

Energy efficiency means you are using less energy to do the same jobs, reducing your home’s energy waste and saving money. 

To effectively increase your energy efficiency involves more than just using less energy. It requires you becoming aware of how energy is used, where it’s wasted, and how it can be used more effectively and efficiently in everyday life. How to save electricity or energy is one of the most mentioned problems around the household. There are countless ways on how to save energy, you only have to be determined about it. When I say determined, do it right away.

So how do we save energy? Let this be the first step for us to save the environment and we will know about that through this blog.

Why is Saving Energy Important

Using energy has been a part of our daily lives for over the years, and will be for the next decade to come. With that, it is evident that we waste a lot of energy in our daily usage either by not turning the lights off when not in use or by utilizing old and inefficient appliances that consume a large amount of energy.

As of today, most of the energy is generated from coal-powered power plants. These plants do generate energy but also contaminate the environment by emitting harmful gases in the atmosphere. Supplies that are available to us today should be used economically to conserve them for future use since they are limited and will expire one day. The availability of energy isn’t the only problem we’d face. Global warming and the greenhouse effect might be a problem as well. 

Indeed, the energy we consume emanates from fossil fuels which involve the emission of vast amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which may cause the problem. 

Final Thoughts on How to Save Energy

Countless ways can be performed nowadays on how to conserve electricity. It only depends on which strategy you are in favor of. Also, there are a number of reasons why you should consider cutting back on energy consumption. First of all, reducing energy use limits the number of carbon emissions in the environment.

Carbon emissions play a significant role in climate change, which is thought to be the cause of powerful natural disasters in recent years. Conserving energy benefits not only the cost of the money you spend on your electric bill but also it helps to preserve the nature from the harmful effects of today’s technology. 

Follow my tips for a better world. 

Also, have you heard of the hoverboards? This kinds of a new way of transportation is a good way to help save energy too!

Bolivia President’s “New Gold” Still Turning Amazon Forest into Ashes

As fire rages on in Bolivia’s section of the Amazon Forest, many are looking closely into Bolivia’s new trade agreements with China, particularly in the supply of agricultural products. After all, China’s decision to stop buying agricultural products from U.S. farmers, resulted to the Asian country’s increased demand to the farmers of Bolivia.

 

 

About a decade ago, President Evo Morales did not have the support of farmers. Yet everything changed when he made good on his promise to increase Bolivia’s agricultural space; promising as much as 13 million hectares by 2025. It was obvious that the only way this is possible is by clearing out large sections of Bolivia’s part of the Amazon Forest for agricultural use.

Eventually, President Evo’s government became a staunch supporter of ranching and farming businesses, turning agricultural commodities into the “new gold” that will replace natural gas, as Bolivia’s key export product.

Starting with several government pardons on those charged with illegal deforestation, the pardons served as a sign of encouragement for farmers to push further into the deeper recesses of the Amazon. In fact only this year, the Bolivian president authorized the clearings in the Amazonian section that is still raging with fire.

 

Now as if not having had a hand in the widespread destruction of the forest, Morales tweeted concerns for “Mother Earth;” of how people cannot survive without her. This was Morales’s original political stance before his government started focusing on agriculture as the new solution for Bolivia’s economic prosperity.

Still No Signs of Remorse coming from Leaders of Agricultural Businesses

Morales’ latest tweet has made agricultural business leaders edgy, presumably fearing that the support that President Morales had given them previously will be taken away in light of local and international pressures. The agricultural business is urging the Bolivian leader not to give in, to demands of imposing a clamp down on their industry, despite the results of the wildfires created by their clearing operations.

 

 

Oscar Pereyra, president of Bolivia’s prominent cattle-growing association, defends the laws introduced by the Morales’ administration as well thought out, and that they should not be repealed. Pereyra went as far as saying

“We cannot kill the goose that lays the golden eggs for the agricultural industry”

Perhaps, they are hoping against hope that President Morales is merely saying what the G7 leaders led by French President Macron wanted to hear, as a concession to the $22 million financial aid raised in the G7 summit to help Bolivia put out the raging forest fires.

Plastic Surgery In An Eco-friendly Way

People’s awareness of the environment in today’s time become more intense. Eco-friendly industries are also rising to meet the requirement of the environment. However, some businesses are totally in contrast with the eco-friendly concept. One of those businesses is the controversial industry of plastic surgery.

 

 

More and more individuals, either environmentalist or not, are seeking for the improvement of their physical appearance. Breast augmentation, body contouring, and anti-aging injections, most women even men, opt for these kind of procedures. Also, to include the plastic surgery tampa which is another type of cosmetic surgery. Men are also seeking for having a beautiful beard in every environment.

 

However, looking at the environment, many are raising their eyebrows on the concept of environmental surgical procedure of beautification. Thus, medical professionals confirm that plastic surgery can also be done in an eco-friendly way. Not to think of the debate regarding this issue, the path of plastic surgery is leading there.

 

The Movement to a More Eco-friendly Surgery

 

Along with the advancement of technology, plastic surgery also climbs up. Materials for breast implant are sourced from human tissues. This is one example showing that sources of materials utilized for some cosmetic procedures have rational and more humane ingredients.

 

Undergoing plastic surgery procedures need intensive planning. Looking beautiful entails number of ways without giving damaging effect to the environment. So, better to do a research first regarding the procedure and its materials.

 

ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY SURGICAL PROCEDURES

 

The main purpose of using fat fillers is primarily for the cheeks and lips to plump up. Plumping of the facial parts works by taking the required fat from other body area of the patient. After this, the fat is cleansed, refined, the injected in the area for filling. In this procedure, no artificial substance is injected inside the body. Thus, making the procedure eco-friendly.

 

Because of the increasing demand of the go-green drive, the medical field of plastic surgery is continuously striving to have procedures that cause lesser damage to the environment.

 

Equipment like the Velashape which is a medical remodelling tool became an alternative equipment. Requirement of such tool is the electricity and solar panels. However, since it is a weather-dependent equipment, this is not applicable to all countries.

 

Bolivia’s Hopes for Meat Boom via China Trade, Raise Deforestation Concerns

Recently, Bolivia’s livestock farmers received news that the country will soon be exporting cattle meat to China. However, the news also raised environmental concerns that the new market will worsen the current state of deforestation in Bolivia, unless livestock farmers migrate to more sustainable methods of production.

In 2014, the Friends of Nature Foundation (FAN) published a report stating that the previous perception of agricultural expansion, particularly for soybean as being the main cause of deforestation, had changed. According to FAN Director, Natalia Calderón, from the years 2000 to 2013, their analyses showed that more than 60% of Bolivia’s deforestation was caused by livestock.

 

Ms. Calderon, who is an expert on conservation and climate change said that currently they are wary of the planned expansion of agricultural spaces intended for cattle raising, as they have recently detected a broadening of deforested areas as such those in the Charagua and Chiquitania regions in Santa Cruz. That is without considering that talks about incentives for cattle production, adequate monitoring and control, as well as technical assistance and technology, have yet to take place.

Bolivian Cattle Ranchers’ Projections to Meet the Forthcoming Meat Boom

Actually, in April 26, of this year, Bolivian Foreign Minister Diego Pary, and the Chinese Minister of Customs, Ni Yuefeng, had already agreed in writing to a protocol of opening China’s doors to Bolivia for its beef exports. Beef consumption among the 1.4 billion Chinese people has risen sharply, from which Bolivian cattle ranchers are hoping to gain huge benefits.

Gary Rodríguez, President of the Instituto Boliviano de Comercio Exterior (IBCE) expressed support for the beef exporters. He projects that the forthcoming beef trade with China will more than double, since they expect that in as short as half a year, cattle ranchers will be selling the equivalent of what they have been selling in the past 10 years. Rodriguez estimates that

“By the year 2020, we would be selling US$150 million to the world only for the export of cattle meat. However, the projection is to move from a cattle herd of 10 million to 17 million within a span of 10 years.”

In connection with this projection, cattle ranchers presented their goals to President Evo Morales in January, via the Livestock Development Plan 2020-2030, which includes planned expansions from the current 13 million hectares for livestock to 20 million hectares.

Bolivia’s cattle ranchers aim to export 20,000 tons of beef to China in the second half of this year. The projection will make roughly about US$75 million, or five times more than the entire amount generated in 2018, based on the figures furnished by the Bolivian Foreign Trade Institute (IBCE). Come 2020, the goal is to increase to 40,000 tons.

Benian Meat, the “Bolivia Natural Beef” Seen as a Model for Sustainable Beef Production

In Beni, farmers contend that their livestock industry is not a main cause of the country’s deforestation. Beni has extensive plains covered by pampas and savannas for cattle pasture enhanced by humid tropical forests located on gentle piedmont slopes.

Compared to Santa Cruz or Brazil, the clearing in Beni is only for cattle paddocks and are located in high places. Cattle ranchers in Beni assert that they take care of the environment, as they still follow the same system used by their grandparents, which is that of making a cattle ranch in the pampas.

Director Calderon of FAN upholds the sustainable method, confirming that in Beni, there is livestock but raised in natural pastures, which gives doubts to implications of deforestation. Still, she says that they would have to take precautions in everything that concerns management of soil and water.

Reconditioned Laptops: Affordable And Eco-friendly

 

Computers are the quintessential work companion and so, it’s astronomically overriding to ascertain that they’re equipped with the newest features and have optimum levels of performance for the requisites. If there is a notebook set to use, you’d like an expeditious, also an contrivance and responsive. Funding limitations might be a sticking point, although the current market is galore with choices that will fit your requisites. Restored laptops may be great options to ones.

Priced much lower compared to their pristinely incipient counterparts, these kinds of laptops experience minor repair tasks to animate them to function like incipient ones. Inspection processes have been carried about to determine that they display heights of functionality.

If you’re buying a refurbished notebook from a sanctioned dealer, you become guaranteed  together with a pleasant return coverage, as you’d get using a pristinely incipient one. In this manner, in the event you aren’t gratified with all the machine’s functionality it’s possible to knock on the door of the dealer to solve the matter.

Whenever folks dump their used notebooks they end up in landfills as e-waste, which presents an earnest environmental hazard. If these machines have been reworked and re-utilized, a sizable quantity of e-waste can be lessened. Thus, once you’re purchasing a notebook that’s undergone refurbishment, you’re carrying your very own small step towards availing and saving the surroundings or the environment.

Start your search from the cyber world. There is an abundance of reputable dealers on the internet who sell the best gaming laptop under 800 which have been through refurbishment, which means you have a number of alternatives to  pick from.

Probe to get a Reputable Trader: Ascertain that you’re investing your hard-earned money onto a trustworthy dealer. Do a background check on the credentials of the dealer and undergo customer testimonials. Settle warranty policy and make sure you’re obtaining a fair and clear thing. You ought to be on the lookout for a felicitous retail invoice, guaranteed warranty, along with a transparent return coverage.

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Bolivia’s Lake Titicaca Reveals Exceptional Ancient Tiwanaku Ceremonial Site

Amateur divers exploring the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca came across several ancient artifacts in a reef submerged 5 meters deep. The discoveries led to an official exploration of the Khoa reef by a team of marine archaeologists. After piecing together artefacts of exceptional value, they unraveled an amazing ceremonial site, which archaeologists associated to the Tiwanaku state, one of the most influential Andean civilizations to have existed in Bolivia.

Underwater Conditions Preserved Proofs of the Opulence of the Ancient Tiwanaku State

Marine researchers collected a treasure trove of ceremonial items that bear witness to the opulence of the Tiwanaku state. Figurines of animals, mostly of pumas, were shaped and carved out of lapis lazuli and other stones. Ceramic incense burners and an L-shaped gold piece of ceremonial item were likewise adorned with puma silhouettes.

Research divers also found gold ornaments, including perforated gold leaves attached to fragments of leather, similar to the ear tassels used as adornments on young llamas offered as sacrifices in the most lavish of ancient ceremonies. Along with the valuable artefacts, researchers also collected well-preserved remnants of llama bones. When carbon dated, the remnants disclosed that the lavish ceremonies took place between the 8th and 10th centuries AD.

Christophe Delaere of the University of Oxford, one of the marine archaeologists involved in the underwater exploration, enthused about the significance of the Lake Titicaca discovery in its undisturbed context. He said it exemplified the advantages of underwater heritage, serving as a demonstration of how Lake Titicaca protects ancient cultural materials from the ravages of time and man.

Delaere summed the significance of the underwater artefacts by saying

“Never before have so many artefacts of this quality been discovered. The history that they tell us is exceptional.”

Lake Titicaca Discoveries Provided Explanations on How the Titicaca State Expanded Rapidly

Charles Stanish, anthropologist at the University of South Florida, and member of the exploration team said the undisturbed ceremonial materials provided explanations on how the Tiwanaku state expanded so effectively during the first millennium. Stanish, explained that pilgrimages leading to the Titicaca basin, took part in elaborate ceremonies regarded as critical aspects of the state structure.

As a way of promoting cooperation and preventing rebellion and freeloading among pilgrims, rituals took place, not only for worship but also in bringing out “supernatural punishers (pumas?).” Stannish remarked that

“Ritual and religion structured people’s lives, the economy and the whole of society. This was how these people were able to to get along in spectacular ways and establish a very successful society.”

Why Learn Martial Arts

The discipline called martial arts has spread at an unbelievable rate in the West because of its debut in the 20th century by its historical origins in East Asia. Martial arts can be categorized as either armed battle like fencing and archery or unarmed combat, for example, hapkido, taekwondo, aikido, judo,karate and brazilian ju-jitsu. Get the best bjj gi for your martials arts practices and performances. Awareness, strength, and ability make a pupil in training exceptional from the field.

Women who study martial arts in any given degree experience a wealth of advantages that change both physical health and emotional clarity. Women and men can instruct in a vast array of martial art styles.
You will find immense benefits of exploring martial arts instruction as an adult:

Boost Your Self-Confidence

As a martial arts trainee, the more goals that you establish, the more respect you contribute to the unbelievable history of this field, and the positive reinforcement you get from the result in higher feelings of self-confidence in your ordinary life.

Learn Self-Defense

Through courses, students practice tactical kicks and punches. These effective martial arts moves provide you a useful repertoire of self-defense abilities. Additionally, there is a quantity of martial arts advantages for girls specifically. As you achieve confidence in your ability to throw punches, you get life-threatening methods that could defend you in the face of risk.

Improve Your Heart Health

When you take part in martial arts courses, you experience extreme cardiovascular workouts. The martial arts strain the heart, resulting in improvements in your cardiovascular health. Additionally, high-intensity exercise sessions provide professionals an enhanced level of fitness that reduces your heart rate and blood pressure.

Produce a Positive Mood

Exercise is called a natural mood enhancer. Endorphins that are released during workouts boost your disposition for as long as four hours following instruction. The disposition-enhancing benefits of participating in martial arts are equivalent to engaging in extreme exercise sessions.

Build Power

Create remarkable muscle tone through extreme spells of particular martial arts, such as Tae Kwon Do. This Korean martial art type enriches the muscles through doing complicated kicks. Additionally, the gradual buildup of amazing bodily strength can help you execute a broad selection of crucial moves.

Improve Concentration

Adults who take part in martial arts detect improved concentration and it also eases up your mind. Certain martial arts, such as Karate, need the memorization of a collection of moves. As a repetitive field, martial arts assist you, the professional, maintain mental attention.

Green Driving Tips

By modifying several your driving habits, you can improve your fuel efficiency and use less gasoline, bringing down the cost. Just how far can you save? Together with the easy green driving hints, we have compiled here, you can raise your fuel market and economies to 47 percent. And you would like to reduce your fuel intake, even more, you can make a number of those lifestyle changes that we have also recorded.

It is better for the environment. Better fuel economy means less pollution emitted by automobiles and less dependence on foreign sources of petroleum. That is why these driving hints are green for the entire world and green on your pocket.

Your automobile burns off-gas for energy. It is food to the motor, and that is what makes the car run. The longer work the automobile must perform, the more energy it requires. It is kind of like the way the marathoner should consume far more than a couch potato. This principle is clear to most people. It is why big SUVs have worse gas mileage than small cars. The additional burden of the SUV makes the automobile work harder. If the car gets stucked in the middle of the road, you will be needing towing services from https://www.sanjosetowservice.com/.

Regardless of what type of vehicle you drive, eliminating weight may go a long way toward boosting your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Before you choose a chainsaw into your bumper, there are likely fewer extreme actions that you may take. Have a ski or bike rack in your vehicle? Unless you are on your way to a ski excursion or bicycle ride, then shoot it off. That fresh rack adds weight and wind resistance. And if you are like most people, you likely have some junk in your back. Wash it out.

Efficiently and Properly Inflated Tires

The burden your car is carrying is not the only thing that may impact your fuel economy. Your tires can, too. Proper tire maintenance is an often-overlooked way to maximize your fuel economy. The simplest way to utilize your tires to save money is to ensure they are properly inflated. Tires that are underinflated negatively impact fuel efficiency. Imagine attempting to roll up a bean tote up a mountain. It might take lots of energy since it droops around everything. By comparison, it is simple to roll up a well-inflated ball up a mountain. Like a chunk, correctly inflated tires have less contact with the street, so that they experience less friction, so the engine does not need to work as difficult to maneuver the vehicle.

Limit Your Need for Speed

Among the greatest ways to boost your fuel economy would be to alter how you drive. Speeding, accelerating, and braking hard can increase efficiency. Why? After you stop, accelerate, or start, your car must conquer inertia. Inertia is the resistance that an object has to a change in its state of motion. To be able to get going, or to discontinue, a vehicle must overcome inertia. You have likely heard that things in motion tend to remain in motion, and items that are ceased are inclined to remain stopped. That is due to inertia.

Overcoming inertia demands energy. When you are talking automobiles and energy, then you are speaking gasoline. It is possible to use less energy to overcome inertia should you do it gradually. What will make you tired: pulling a heavy wagon slowly out of a stop into an all-purpose jog, or yanking the same wagon instantly to a sprint? Pulling the wagon slowly enables you to build momentum to help overcome inertia, using less energy. On your vehicle, you should accelerate slowly out of stops, permitting the car’s momentum to allow it to accelerate.

When the vehicle is in motion, you need to try and conserve that momentum by preventing situations where it could be dropped. Say you are driving down the street and see a light up ahead turn from yellow to crimson. As opposed to keeping your foot on the gas and brake at the last minute, you should take your foot off the gas and gradually approach the lighting. Not only will coasting save petrol, but you may not even need to come to a complete stop until the light turns green, meaning that your car might need to conquer not as much inertia for going. The rate at which you push on the street, where quitting and beginning are not very likely to be an issue, also affects your fuel efficiency.

Time to Trade-in to Get a More Efficient Automobile

If you are intent on driving greener, you can find a more fuel-efficient automobile. Like switching out of a huge SUV such as the Chevrolet Tahoe, which has an EPA-estimated combined petrol mileage of 16 mpg, to some little car such as the Honda Fit, which has an EPA-estimated joint gas mileage of 30 mpg.

You might even go considerably greener and think about obtaining a gas-electric hybrid. The Toyota Prius comes with EPA-estimated joint gas mileage of 46 mpg. This means switching from the Tahoe into the Prius can help save you almost six gallons of gasoline each week. The Prius’ gas mileage is high because its gas motor can be closed off at low rates or stop and move visitors. In these scenarios, the vehicle is powered by an electrical engine, meaning no gasoline is utilized and no contaminants are emitted.

Try Car Pooling

If you truly wish to cut back on your gas use, carpooling is a fantastic way to do it. After two individuals buddy up and ride the number of automobiles on the street drops and gasoline is stored. It is that easy.

A variety of towns and cities have auto pooling resources. Some heavily infested regions utilize High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to promote carpooling. HOV lanes are lanes set aside for automobiles that take a specific number of individuals. Get in the street with fewer individuals in your vehicle, and you are going to find a ticket. Because most men and women drive independently, HOV lanes have fewer automobiles and fewer visitors. Carpoolers advantage by saving time, while the towns they are in advantage with fewer cars on the street and less pollution.

Ridesharing is just another carpooling resource most places have. Ridesharing is an official application that matches curious carpoolers together. That may be big assistance, as you might not live close to anyone you use. Ridesharing apps also occasionally provide central places for picking up and dropping off carpoolers, so time is not spent driving to each of the participants’ homes. Some applications also give aid if auto pooling programs fall through. By way of instance, if the individual who you rode to work with gets ill and leaves early, a journey sharing program will be certain that to get home.

Carpooling is not only a fantastic way to push green and split a lonely ride; it is a fantastic way to save a great deal of cash. By switching driving times with a different driver, you are going to cut your gas prices by half. And by not forcing your car as much, you will save on regular maintenance. Driving just half as much will even slow the speed you put miles on your vehicle, assisting its resale value.

Car Sharing is Caring

Automobile sharing is yet one other means to drive green that is gaining in popularity, particularly in urban regions. Individuals who might not drive each day but still need a vehicle to run errands or push on weekends benefit most from auto-sharing. Car sharing is generally conducted by a service such as Zipcar, even though there are casual car-sharing solutions. Participants pay a monthly fee and have access to a whole fleet of cars whenever they want you. The cars have been parked in designated areas around town, so members just must create a reservation, then go to the designated pickup place.

Car sharing has important environmental benefits since it reduces the number of automobiles on the street. Members do not drive just as they have a vehicle. They plan excursions, and whether they do not require a vehicle, they do not use one.  If you still should get round but wish to go much greener than simply sharing a vehicle, talk about a bus. On another page, you are going to find out about the green advantages of mass transit.

Another One Ride on the Bus

Whether you have a vehicle, make use of a car-sharing service, or do not drive in any way, mass transit is a fantastic way to get around while remaining green. If two individuals’ carpooling eliminates one automobile from the street, the advantages are even larger when people ride a bus and remove each of their cars on the roads. The benefits add up when you think about the countless individuals on a single train. Not merely does mass transit alleviate congestion, but it reduces contamination. Additionally, it promotes green growth by promoting higher population density across subway stations and major bus lines.

 

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