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Re: Theres too much pollution!
Dec 16, 2010

My understanding is that it has less particulate than ordinary diesel. So it is marginally cleaner.
Bio fuel is carbon neutral using the same amount of co2 to grow the crop as it gives off when you burn it.
There are some food issues involved. Valuable crop land is being used to grow this bio fuel and this has led to a shortage of wheat grain and a corresponding rise in prices, this has a dramatic effect on poorer countries where farmers are exporting their wheat to such an extent that there is not enough left for domestic use.

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Re: Theres too much pollution!
Dec 16, 2010

Thanks for the info, unfortunately i've since found that there's nowhere local to me that supplies biodiesel.

Having done abit more research i'm going to try a mix of 10% vegetable oil to 90% diesel - from what i've read it may actually increase fuel economy, and it's roughly half the price per litre!

Wish me luck, i'l keep you updated on me oil burner's progress wink
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Dec 16, 2010

As far as I know theres no side effects apart from your car smelling like a chip van. smile


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Re: Theres too much pollution!
Dec 18, 2010

I agree that this world is already contaminated by the pollution. But we cannot lie to our own selves that we do need energy as our daily resources. The thing is, fossil fuels (which contribute the largest pollutions) are the non-renewable resources and soon it will become faster in the depletion. What we need to do is trying to find the alternative energy which possess lower emission. Earth lends us many resources and geothermal, solar cell, windmills, watermills (based on each country's preference and geography) can be some good alternatives for us. All of them can reduce pollution while give us energy.
Instead of these innovations from the experts that should be improved and the government that should facilitate these innovations, the emission in the world also should be controlled by our habit. So, there should be a cooperation between the government, experts, and society as a whole.


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Re: Theres too much pollution!
Jan 5, 2011

i agree. everybody can help reduce pollution by walking instead of driving. if the place is too far away to drive then use a bicycle.


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Re: Theres too much pollution!
Jan 14, 2011

I totally agree. Way too much pollution. If only everyone would listen, some people are just to ignorant.

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Re: Theres too much pollution!
Jan 19, 2011

This is how I try to stay green. I recycle, reused, and compost whenever I can. I also support organic produce. This way I can support farmers who practice natural, non chemical farming technics. The pesticides conventional farmers use pollute the air, water, and soil.


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Jan 21, 2011

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Feb 22, 2011

We can also put pressure on our governments to work towards developing renewable energy resources to slowly move away from non-renewables such as coal. We cannot deny the human need for energy to maintain our livelihoods but we should start thinking about doing so in a sustainable manner.


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Mar 7, 2011

Preservation of forests is a key element to fight industrial pollution. They absorb carbon dioxide that we create and play the role of a filter to turn it into oxygen.
Fighting against deforestation is for me a priority.
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Re: Theres too much pollution!
Mar 10, 2011

All kids have to go to school and not everyone lives next to their school. Everyone buys a car for a reason so there going to wanna drive and not find rides to places. Pollution is very important and we need to find a good way to reduce it.


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Re: Theres too much pollution!
Mar 10, 2011

I agree, not everyone is fortunate enough to be accessible to their school by foot or bike. The solution here is to try and not use a car to drive one kid but looking into either using the bus or carpooling. Maybe the parents can take turns driving a car full of kids rather than just driving their own.


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Re: Theres too much pollution!
Mar 27, 2011

Yes. There is really so much pollution in our planet right now and what is sad is that despite the continuous effort to make everyone aware of this,it seems that many don't really care. But I still believe that we can reach masses and make them aware that our every action can make a very big impact towards our environment. The least we can do is to be walking examples and start the change by doing the small things. On my part, I would make sure that I won't litter anywhere. I'll make sure that I'm throwing my garbage on the garbage can (or stuff it in my bag when i can't find any). That act, I think, won't hurt anyone's ego, as well as it helps lessen the littered garbage and land pollution. Also, it pays to recycle so that we can lessen the presence of garbage. It also hones our creativity. Third is that we conserve water. Water pollution is very much prevalent and that lessens the percentage of drinkable water in the world (.3%). If we conserve water, then we are all taking responsibility of preserving the water that is safe for consumption. I believe we can all make a change but first, everyone must be aware of the problem. That way, they can think of the solution.


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Re: Theres too much pollution!
Mar 29, 2011

I agree that there is way too much pollution, and it comes from many different sources.

There are simple solutions such as walking anywhere that is close by instead of using a vehicle, consuming less (packaging,grocery bags, buying things that are 'want' instead of 'need', etc).

Then there are more major issues where governments and communities need to step forward and propose/make some changes. Stricter laws for pollution created by coportations, bike lanes added to streets to make it easier/safer for people to bike instead of using a vehicle.

I don't think that the majority of people in the world truly recognize the consequences of something as simple as throwing a peice of trash on the ground instead of holding onto it until reaching a garbage (or better a receycling recepticle).


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Re: Theres too much pollution!
Mar 29, 2011

Agreed! Well then, it is simply in our hands to change our habits smile


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