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Best Way to Cut Carbon Emissions

Best Way to Cut Carbon Emissions The key divide here is personal/political: what are the things we can do ourselves, and what can governments do? A balance here is crucial, mostly because neither side of the equation can be trusted to fully implement their changes. Governments often sacrifice the environment first, and the populous often has bigger issues to be concerned about. Therefore, if a balanced solution can be achieved, the whole plan can never truly fail. Just as environmental policy until now has been a case of...

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Midwest Floods…Predictable

Midwest Floods…Predictable Torrential downpours have flooded huge swaths of the Midwest and the Southeast since last week. Rain over the weekend triggered flash floods in several states, including Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Florida. In some states, more than a month’s worth of rain fell in a day. Beyond flash floods, rivers rising more slowly in places like Iowa have threatened drinking water. In Illinois, flooding this past week has closed roads and bridges. Atlanta broke a...

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Last-ditch Ways To Survive Climate Change

Last-ditch Ways To Survive Climate Change Here are some strategies researchers have put forth to hack the planet and combat climate change. Geoengineering is a term that refers to technology that can alter Earth’s natural cycles to cool down the planet. It’s being increasingly discussed as a potential way to address climate change. Putting mirrors in space, capturing carbon dioxide, and seeding clouds with particles are all ways of manipulating weather or the atmosphere. But some scientists and politicians think...

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Arctic Wildfires

Arctic Wildfires In July of 2018, there were 11 wildfires occurring north of the Arctic Circle. That’s more than ever before…. In July of 2018, there were 11 wildfires occurring north of the Arctic Circle. It is a fitting visual backdrop to the recently published study led by NASA that concludes that the Arctic carbon cycle is speeding up. Carbon spends 13% less time locked in frozen soil in the Arctic Circle than it did 40 years ago, which means that the landscape in the region is now leaning...

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EMP Must-Haves

EMP Must-Haves Few survival scenarios have captured the imagination (or spawned fear) like the electro-magnetic pulse. This event or weapon, commonly known as an EMP, creates a short burst of electromagnetic energy that can disrupt or even destroy electronic devices and systems, potentially even the electrical power grid. An EMP can occur naturally, such as the pulse from a massive solar flare, but EMPs are also created by technological devices, typically nuclear weapons. The most frightening scenario is...

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Planning for disaster by building up your food storage

Planning for disaster by building up your food storage When a tragedy or natural disaster strikes, many people find themselves unprepared for the effects. Invariably, when a warning is issued for something such as a massive snowstorm or flood, the stores are raided for water, batteries, milk, and anything easily prepared. If someone is late getting to the store, they may be left with nothing but cans of beets. For that reason, the federal government recommends putting together a disaster preparedness kit—more commonly known as food storage. The...

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Surviving a Disaster: Your Guide to Prepping for Nature’s Worst

Surviving a Disaster: Your Guide to Prepping for Nature’s Worst Surviving a disaster: Within the past ten years alone, over eighty hurricanes have occurred throughout the world, leaving thousands without electricity and running water or homeless. During the most recent hurricane in Florida, many were forced to pack up some belongings and evacuate their homes. Hurricanes aren’t the only natural disasters that can occur, though; typhoons, floods, tornadoes, wildfires, blizzards, and more can happen at any time. Here is a guide that will help you gather all...

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7 Things To Do After an EMP Strike

7 Things To Do After an EMP Strike The threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) strike on this country is a very well documented one. Articles have been written about the threat in the past and have used information from the EMP Commission report which was published in 2004.  There also is an article published over on the Economic Collapse Blog which sums up nicely what impact an EMP strike would have on our country. An electromagnetic pulse can range from a minor inconvenience to a civilization-killing event. It just depends...

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Doomsday Preppers: Be Ready for the Apocalypse

Doomsday Preppers: Be Ready for the Apocalypse   What the Doomsday survivalists believe: About Doomsday Preppers…  Big Al spends three months of every year in his underground bunker because he fears that the Russians might send a nuclear missile toward Uncle Sam at any moment. His bunker, buried 10 feet (3 meters) underground in an undisclosed location, will protect him from the gamma rays of an atomic bomb. But the temperature outside his bunker dips to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 40 degrees Celsius) in the winter, so he...

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Zika Virus Preparation

Zika Virus Preparation There are no vaccines or treatment for Zika, the quickly spreading mosquito borne virus that may be responsible for thousands of birth defects. The most effective way to avoid the disease is not to get bit by a mosquito. Here, six crucial steps to protect yourself from Zika virus-infected mosquitoes. 1. Pick the right mosquito repellent The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends products with active ingredients DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus, picaridin, or IR 3535. “DEET is the...

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