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Rain passes through the atmosphere before falling to the ground. So it can pick up any contaminant present in the atmosphere.

It's not a great idea to drink rain water falling near chemical plants or near the plumes of power plants, paper mills, etc. Don't drink rainwater that has run off of plants or buildings because you could pick up toxic chemicals from these surfaces. Similarly, don't collect rainwater from puddles or into dirty containers.



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Green Living | Answered on Jan 11, 2019


Potential for leaks, corrosiveness to plastics and metals, starting feedstock, energy needed to create and pressurize it, explosiveness, are disadvantages of hydrogen.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_safety

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


There is no 1 answer fits all because the source materials, collection, processing, and distribution of biodiesels differ. You also should take into account the energy that goes into other ingredients, equipment, and taking care of the waste produced. Full life-cycle analysis is what you want.

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


Depends on what sort of sharps you have and your disposal service. If they are biohazards that can be eliminated by sterilizing, then sterilizing eliminates the need for biohazard categorization. If the sharps are just items like broken paint scraper blades, then sterilization is not needed although sharps categorization would still apply.

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


I'll disagree with your hypothesis that an electric or hybrid engine affects the carbon footprint, but that's besides the point. If you're lucky to have a situation and community where alternatives are practical, that's great. But many of us do not have that so we will work on multiple areas where carbon emissions can be curtailed. For the deep carbon activities which are hard to reduce, one can purchase offsets. It's not the optimal way for the major activities that generate GHGs, but it is an option.

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


Not sure that biofuel combustion is environmentally friendly, but it may be less damaging from the standpoint of not having to extract it from the ground, crack and refine, and then ship it from the Mid-East.

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


ARgh. If the panel is on the lamp, you might as well use the sun for light, not a light bulb, unless you have a means to store the solar power.

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


You could use any power source to generate the steam pressure. Hydrogen would work. Then not only would have to worry about steam explosions, but hydrogen ones as well. Additionally, you will have to deal with the metal corrosiveness of hydrogen .

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


Yes. Methane recovery, ballfields, nature preserves. It depends how they were filled, what items were prohibited, and the geology of the landfill.
http://www.corvallisadvocate.com/2012/coffin-butte-not-your-typical-landfill/

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


A good photovoltaic module these days is rated at 300 W. That's full sun at optimal incidence angle, close to room temperature, new module, and clean surface.

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


Majority of clothing, socks, and shoes these days are non-animal so you should have no problem finding non-animal garments and footwear. Know that Nature isn't necessarily benevolent. It creates the most toxic poisons, dangerous parasites, pathogenic bacteria, etc. Study up on your sciences. Connecting at Nature's level is your choice, but at least make it an informed one.

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


Plenty, although the term used is often "photovoltaic module".

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


Pretty cheap. You'll want to determine fuel efficiencies between selected car models.
Also consider how your fuel expenditures would be affected if you had a gas-electric hybrid?

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


Yes, but you'll need a voltage boost regulator and preferably maximal sunlight on the panels. Many conventional 12V Pb batteries require 13.8V for charging. A charge meter and automatic shutoff are desirable.

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


The problem is not the efficiency. It's the pollutants caused by the extraction, refining, and burning of the diesel. That includes GHG emissions.

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


KWh is electricity, hcf, liters, gallons etc. is hydro. If you have a smart meter, login via the utility and see what time of day the big draws are occurring. Otherwise, monitor your meter every 2-4 hrs to see what is going on. Do you have backup electric resistance heating in anything? Sump pump that runs too long? An electric oven that kicks itself on for a few hours while you're out? A clothes dryer that has a faulty "humidity" exhaust temperature sensor?

Green Living | Answered on Dec 25, 2018


David,
Never dispose near the river, it effect nature...Do one thing collect and paint your any wooden structures.for roof.... the best way to protect wood from ant and insects.Try and reply.
with reply,
jaijith

Green Living | Answered on Jun 28, 2018


Lewis,

Yes there are ways...Dig a square hole with 2sq.m in size.Place a 4" pipe in the center of this hole with with 2M, and make holes in the pipe with 10mm drill bit. Remove all mud and fill this hole with natural stones and other building materials in it Cover the entire area with sand...
Use this method in all home. it will be very neat for enviournment.
with regards,
jaijith

Green Living | Answered on Jun 28, 2018

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