An article from The Atlantic focuses on the value of trees:
I was approached by someone from an initiative called San Diego County Trees…(a project) extolling the benefits of urban trees. I just spent time on the website, where the coolest feature is an interactive map of the whole county showing very specific tree locations and information, including quantified benefits…(like) carbon sequestration, water retention, energy saved, and air pollutants reduced 국민 보건 체조.
Wow! Look at that image…millions of dollars in savings, water conservation, improved air quality. That is impressive 다운로드.
Some more facts include, “the net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day,” and the energy savings of planting a tree on the sunny side of your house (3% after 5 years, 12% after 15 years) 다운로드.
I love trees.
That coffee you’re drinking while gazing at your iPad? It cost more than all the electricity needed to run those games, emails, videos and news stories for a year 다운로드.
The annual cost to charge an iPad is just $1.36, according to the Electric Power Research Institute, a non-profit research and development group funded by electric utilities 다운로드.
By comparison, a 60-watt compact fluorescent bulb costs $1.61, a desktop PC adds up to $28.21 and a refrigerator runs you $65.72.
…assumed that users would charge up every other day 다운로드.
But there’s an even cheaper way to go than the iPad. EPRI calculated the cost of power needed to fuel an iPhone 4 for year: just 38 cents 다운로드.
via Associated Press
Continue reading It cost just $1.36 to charge an iPad for a year – iPhone $0.38
Do you earn more or less than the world’s average wage?
World average monthly wage: $1,480
- Luxembourg – $4,089
- United States – $3,263
- Canada – $2,724
- Germany – $2,720
- China – $656
The average wage, calculated by the International Labour Organization, is published here for the first time apr 다운로드. It’s a rough figure based on data from 72 countries, omitting some of the world’s poorest nations. All figures are adjusted to reflect variations in the cost of living from one country to another, and as Ruth Alexander of BBC radio’s More or Less programme underlines, it’s all about wage earners, not the self-employed or people on benefits 리눅스 ntp.
Click to view the interactive version (shows wage of each country) 다운로드.
Continue reading Where are you on global pay scale 영어 동화 다운로드?