Friday, June 20, 2008

Hybrid cars - the next big thing in the automotive world

Now is the time when the government should actually get into discussion with the world's top class car producers to promote the local production of the hybrid cars. Hybrid Cars have made the great strides in the past few years. And with the ongoing hike in the fuel prices the demand of the hybrid cars is growing faster than is originally expected. Hybrid cars are the ones that run on the electric motor and the gasoline. The benefits will not only be seen through the reduced consumption of hydrocarbons but also through the reduction in the automobile vehicles. If you want to save the planet earth and want to make the environment pollution free than think about purchasing the hybrid cars. Although the hybrid cars are bit expensive but think about the long term benefits that you will gain. Hybrid Cars available in the market include Honda, Ford, Toyota, GMC and Chevrolet.

Hybrid cars are mainly classified into two types – Parallel and Series Hybrid. The parallel hybrid has a electric engine that is powered by the batteries and has a petrol engine that loads the fuel tank. The main benefit of the parallel hybrid is that electric engine can turn the transmission and look after the initial acceleration, without the requirement of the petrol engine. On the other hand series hybrid uses the petrol engine to power a generator. The generator in turn charge the batteries. In series hybrid the petrol engine never turns the transmission directly.

Benefits of the hybrid cars are many. Hybrid cars makes the the air pollution free by transmitting less emissions like carbon-di-oxide and other poisonous gases into the air. They saves the fuel and reduces oil dependency. Hybrids have good resale potential. If you are planning to sell your car than hybrid's can be financially advantageous. Driving a hybrid car saves gas. It savers as much as 30 miles a gallon.

They provide better mileage. Hybrid cars are smaller in size and are fuel efficient. The gasoline engine get shut down automatically and restarts when the car shifts into gear. Whereas, the car continues to run but on the electric motor. They are more easy to operate than the other conventional vehicles. The battery of these cars have high capacity made of nickel metal hydride. Its tires are made up of special rubber that reduces friction. They are more reliable and comfortable as compared to the other cars.

Components of Hybrid Cars :
Electric Motor : The electric motor is powered by the batteries that recharge automatically while driving. The advance electronic technology allows it to react both as the motor com generator. The motor derives energy from the batteries to run the car and act as a generator and recharge batteries when it slows down. The hybrid cars also owns the petrol engine that is smaller is size as compared to the other engines which transmits less pollution.

Batteries : The batteries in the hybrid car act as the energy storage device for the electric motors. The electric motor draws as well as restores energy into the batteries.

Regenerative Braking : The electric motor that accelerates the car also slow the car.

Design : Hybrid cars are attractive, efficient and comfortable too. It has advanced aerodynamics to reduce the drag. It is made up of lightweight materials that increases the efficiency of the car.

Aparana Chauhan


Thursday, June 19, 2008

US to push G-8 industrialized nations to combat Climate Change

President Bush committed the United states to deal with the adverse impact of the climate change that will help in reducing the green house gases. He is planning to push the G-8 counties including the India and China for the new climate change combat regime. He made the special appeal to the G-8 nations to to work in close association with the US and other European nations to cut down the percentage of green house gas emissions into the atmosphere.

US is basically looking towards working in the framework in which the countries like India and China could be included. Still the subject of dispute is the ways of means of adopting green technology particularly by mining and thermal power without compromising on the economic growth. Reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere will definitely lead to the eco development.

The Kyoto Protocol colligated to the United States Framework Convention on climate change sets biding targets for 37 industrialized nations and European community for the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions. And US has not ratified the Protocol.

There is the urgent requirement to harness technologies to deal with the coal fires. China has to stop somewhere as they are building coal plants at the very rapid speed. The bone of contention is that no country wants to wants to co-operate at the expanse of the growth of their economies. On the one hand every country talks about the comprehensive mitigation strategy for the reduction of the carbon emissions, on the other hand every country is in the race to be industrial prosperous and to be placed in the first position. Inspite of so many efforts including the Kyoto Protocol, still there is no legal binding to reduce the carbon emissions.

Aparana Chauhan


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Global Warming Tip of the Day

More going green tips from iVillage!


Monday, June 16, 2008

Take a Good neighbor pledge to help reduce Global Warming

Replace 5 frequently used incandescent lightbulbs with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs)

Keep shades closed in the summer and open in the winter

Purchase an Energy Star appliance (refrigerator, washer, dryer, stove, dishwasher)

Use air-dry setting on your dishwasher

Plant a tree native to your area

Install a low-flow showerhead

Cut your shower time by 5 minutes

Run your dishwasher and washing machine only when full

Fix leaking or dripping faucets or toilets

Set your thermostat 2 degrees lower in the winter and 2 degrees higher in the summer

Run your dishwasher and washing machine only when full

Reduce your hot water heater temperature by 10 degrees

Turn off your PC and monitor when not in use

Unplug electronic devices or put them on a power strip and turn it off when not in use

Purchase a more energy-efficient vehicle (+5 MPG over your current vehicle)

Combine errands and drive 10 fewer miles per week

Keep your car well-maintained

Keep your car off the road one day a week by tele-working, carpooling, riding a bike, or taking public transportation

Install automatic timers on outdoor lights

Drive the speed limit

Turn off lights when you're not using them

Keep your tires properly inflated

Upgrade your insulation

Wrap your water heater in an insulated blanket (if it is older than 1989 and it's not a gas water heater)

Replace your old hot water heater

Get a home energy audit and implement it

Recycle aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic, paper, and newspaper

Purchase recycled household paper products

Bring your own reusable bags to the grocery store

Drink filtered tap water instead of bottled water

Eat locally-grown produce once a week

Aparana Chauhan


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Antarctica Satellite View


Extinction of Madagascar amphibians and Reptiles due to Global Warming

Climate change leading to the global warming is the biggest environmental threat facing the world. New studies of American Museum of Natural History revealed that due to the global warming species have started moving on to the tropical mountains as their habitats have shifted upwards. According to the latest studies it is predicted that three species of amphibians and reptiles that are found in the Madagascar's mountains could go extinct between 2050 and 2100 due to the habitat loss. Presently these species are compensating the habitat loss by moving upslope.

Among 30 species of geckos, chameleons, skinks, and frogs, and controlling for sampling effort, an average shift uphill of 19 to 51 meters (62 to 167 feet) was observed over the decade. When these results were compared with meteorological records and climate change simulations, the movement of animals could be linked to temperature increases of 0.1°C to 0.37°C (0.18°F to 0.67°F) over the same decade, which corresponds to an expected upslope movement of 17 to 74 meters (59 to 243 feet).

The government of Madagascar is currently planning to set aside 10 percent of its landmass for conservation purposes, and previous research by Raxworthy and colleagues published in Science in April used the distribution of 2,300 species of animals to map the areas of this island nation that provide adequate habitat for all species.

The Malagasy government is creating important new reserves and protecting forests. Sadly, however, with a phenomenon like global warming, species will move upslope, and so eventually may still lose all their habitat and go extinct.

Aparana Chauhan


Galactic Federation


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Monday, June 9, 2008

Nigeria Next to Kiribati

Life of more than six million Nigerians is on the extinction. Earlier the Kiribati and now the Nigeria. According to the latest reports more than six million Nigerians will submerge very soon if the government fails to deal with the present situation arising because of the sudden dramatic changes in the climatic conditions.

With the total population of 140 million people, Nigeria is spread to the total area of 924,000 square kilometers. According to the latest reports more than the fifth of Nigerians can be under water with a one meter rise in the sea level. And the situation will definitely rise in coming few decades only.

It will be extremely painful for country to experience negative impact of the climate change. It is a bitter reality and it will be good for its people to accept it. It would be highly appreciable if each one of us work towards it and save the earth from further turmoil and devastation.

The migration of people have already started due to the lack of arable land to cultivate or because of the coastal submergence. Little can be done to change the inauspicious effects that developing countries will face in the next few decades. The present situation calls for the growth and development to reduce the vulnerability to the physical impact of climate change. Their president Umaru Yar Adua made the appeal to the multinational companies to work towards mitigating climate change and its impacts. And that is only possible through the reduction of carbon emissions, to achieve low carbon economy and environmental sustainability.

Nigeria alone cannot do anything. There is a need to promote understanding between the countries to protect mother earth. Now the time has come up to human face to the environmental issues. It is time to change their attitude towards the climate change and empower them, to become the active agents of the eco development.

Aparana Chauhan


Far Cry

Climate Change has made a deep mark on the environment, and on our life. But still the majority of people especially in the less developed countries hardly know or care about such events. And this innocence biggest problem that we face today. For instance take the example of 5th June, how many of us are aware of the World Environment Day. Or talk about the Earth Day or the Earth Hour.

According to the survey conducted on the World Environment Day in the Capital City of India – New Delhi. Obviously not surprising, nearly 40% of the people even do not have the idea that what actually the climate change is. Half of them have only heard the term, while among those who are aware about it, have done nothing so far to make the difference. They are preoccupied with the topics like year's Budget, this year Government, political situation and inflammation. And atleast I am not amazed at the polling results. In a country where nearly half of the population is below the poverty line, who do not access to the electronic technos like television, can obviously have no idea about such things.

Climate Change threatens to becomes this decades the most burning issue. The day is not far away when the when the food prises will go up, people will starve, there will war on the share of river or the oceans water.

We are happy to be in dark for the climate change or the global warming. We look through these issues as the responsibility of the big business and government, and that is the reason we keep ourself out of it. But sometimes we forget that Planet earth is the common home of all of us. And we all have some responsibilities towards it. Only the science and technology cannot resolve the issue, we should all actively participate in the eco efficient principles and adopt the environmentally friendly technologies.

Aparana Chauhan


DHL Eco Initiative

DHL, a leading provider of global express services, tuned off the lights for one hour on World Environment Day (5th June 2008), in order to take the initiative against the greatest threat our planet has ever faced – the climate change. They made the powerful statement by delivering the message about the need for action on climate change. The attempt made by their employees to save the environment was the part of the GoGreen Program that was launched in the earlier this year in April 2008.

DHL commitment to reduce its environment impacts symbolize that each one of us working together, can definitely make the positive impact on the climate change. Building off the program was intended to switching off the lights in all the DHL offices worldwide (UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Middle East and North Africa) that would result in saving of approximately 5.2 metric tons of carbon-di-oxide.

DHL aims of improving carbon efficiency by 30 percent by 2020. The aim is to increase the environment awareness and to inspire business to take practical action to reduce their own carbon footprints as well as promote the responsible use of energy. It encourages its employees to pen down their daily habits in terms of water, electricity, paper etc and adjust to them, to make it more environment friendly company.

John Mullen, CEO of DHL express, is determined to leading the company towards achieving its environmental targets. In his statement he punctuated “As one of the world’s largest and truly global organizations, we recognize the huge impact our employees can have on our environmental footprint. We are supporting our employees in leading a more sustainable life both at work and home. The ‘Lights off’ initiative will help raise consciousness across the entire DHL workforce. Our GoGreen Program is not driven by management philosophy alone, but we believe that each employee can individually help us achieve our targets and we are particularly proud that our staff are so firmly engaged in this program.”

What Can I do ?

Get involved, create a powerful Global Message about climate change. Tell a friend about the climate change
Reduce your impact on climate change
Adopt to ECO lifestyle

Aparana Chauhan


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Kiribati Island


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Kids going Green.....

A new global survey has been conducted by New Generations – Cartoon Network's patented Kid's lifestyle research. , which reveals that the majority of children are concerned about the environment issues like global warming and pollution.

The survey says that as much as 54% of kids interviewed and 62 % of the parents feel anxious about global warming. It does not end there. A good 75 % of them are pre disposed to buying eco friendly products.

Though India is not a model nation with respect to environment standards, the country seems to be favorite among kids. The survey says that the 74% of kids chose India as their favorite country. The united states was chosen only by 9%.

Significantly, 25 percent kids want to help curb environment problems and save the endangered species, if they had the power to change the world.

Aparana Chauhan


There is only one earth

Climate change has shocked the powers that govern us into the serious concern. It has got more than 180 countries asking for the solution to combat with the terrible fate of climate change. And the solution will come out in 2009, when these 180 countries will meet in Copenhagen, under the aegis of UN, to strike a global to strike a global deal that would help settle the matter of climate change.

For the last so many years thousand of scientists have worked in number of ways to inform the world how real and calamitous are the risks from increasing emissions of carbon-di-oxide and other hazardous gases. Greenhouse gases can create unprecedented havoc to the atmosphere. It can harm the nature in the number of ways. The countries like India that are still dependent on rain fed agriculture, becomes vulnerable to such changes. It is the right time to act now.

The world is going through the food crises and prises of oil are already on the hike. The sings of future devastation and turmoil are clear. The problem began when the western countries started developing rapidly using the fossil fuels and started emitting out tonnes of carbon-di-oxide and other harmful gases into the atmosphere. These gases accumulated tapping heat which in turn led to the change in climatic patterns. When these countries were developing, on the other side the earth was heating up.

Now the problem is not as simple to solve. Reducing the future emissions and cutting down on existing ones will amount very high. And yes the industrial progress will slow down. Some of the major sectors like the steel and power will definitely face a set back. Very sadly the smaller sectors that can not afford the new technologies and emit less emission will suffer the much.

Aparana Chauhan


Little things to keep in Mind

  • Switch off all lights, fans, and electrical appliances when not in use
  • Use electric lights only when needed. Make maximum use of the daylight
  • Use CFL lamps, energy efficient tube lights with electronic chokes and fans with electric regulators to reduce power consumption
  • keep lamps and tubes clean to provide 20 - 30% more brightness
  • Set water heater / geyser temperature at optimum level
  • Avoid frequent opening of refrigerators or doors of air conditioning rooms
  • Maintain all electrical appliances and writing properly to prevent electricity wastage
  • Use electricity judiciously to reduce your electricity bill by 15 -20 %
  • Use high efficient pump motors for agriculture and water supply. Ensure regular maintenance.

Aparana Chauhan


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