Environmental

Coming into the Light: How Solar Power Continues to Evolve

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As one of the major developments in modern technology, many people assume that solar power is a ‘finished’ invention – something which has already been discovered and is no longer improving.  In fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Solar technology is constantly being worked on and upgraded.  Even just in recent years, there have been incredible leaps and bounds that have catapulted the solar panel industry to new limits.…

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Common Septic Systems: How They Work and Typical Issues

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Septic systems are important, and just because they’re underground and can be mostly forgotten about doesn’t mean we don’t need to take care of them once in a while. If neglected entirely, they can be very difficult to ignore once something does go wrong. Domestic treatment plants and septic tanks of all kinds need regular maintenance. Before you can maintain your septic system, you’ll need to know how it works! Here are the fundamentals for the most common types of systems, and some of the issues which can arise.…

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Two effective methods of habitat conservation

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Pollution, urban sprawl, the expansion of agricultural land and the harvesting of wood have all contributed to the destruction of many habitats. This, in turn, has led to large numbers of plant and animal species becoming endangered or extinct. Here are two ways that governments and environmentalists try to protect and restore habitats which are at risk of being destroyed: The establishment and management of national parks Many people view national parks as mere tourist attractions.…

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How to Keep the Skip for Your Butcher Shop Clean and Odour Free

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If you run a butcher’s shop or even a deli, you have to deal with lots of smelly scraps. That can be a nightmare for your skip, but luckily, there are ways to keep your skip and the surrounding areas as clean and odour free as possible. Try these tips. 1. Reduce Your Waste Ideally, you should take steps to reduce the amount of waste you put into your bin. For example, if you have bones and off cuts that aren’t that attractive, consider selling them at a cheap rate.…

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Green Urban Planning: 3 Steps You Should Take

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If you are currently planning a new urban development, you may be looking for ways to make it environmentally friendly while also reducing your energy bills. There are many options available to you. Below is a guide to 3 ways in which you can plan a green building project. Add solar panels During the summer months, Australia receives many hours of sunlight. You can harvest and make use of this sunlight by adding solar panels to your urban development.…

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Pee Problems: The Danger of Dog Urine on Outside Air Conditioners

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It’s not as though most dog owners are aware of where their dog urinates when in the backyard. Sure, there is another bodily waste that leaves a steaming pile of evidence, but unless there is an abundance of urine-inflicted discolouration on the lawn, you probably don’t know where your dog pees. While you might not necessarily be interested in where your dog urinates, there is one place where their urine has the potential to cause costly damage.…

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How to Choose the Right Fire Extinguisher for Your Business

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Choosing the right fire extinguisher is vital. There isn’t a single type of fire extinguisher that is right for every type of fire, so you will need to make sure that you have access to the right type of extinguisher in the event of a fire. You could choose to buy your fire extinguishers or to rent them depending on your circumstances. You will also need to consider the cost of future servicing to maintain your fire extinguishers in good working condition.…

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