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15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality (Mother Nature Network)

Posted by kristobaldude on January 1, 2013

Photos 1 | MNN – Mother Nature Network

15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

In the late ’80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Lucky for us the plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air. Other studies have … (Full article here)
Gerber daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) - filters trichloroethylene, benzene

Gerber daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) – filters trichloroethylene, benzene

Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii') - place in bathroom to filter formaldehyde and cleaning chemicals

Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’) – place in bathroom to filter formaldehyde and cleaning chemicals

Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii) - filters benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde

Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii) – filters benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde

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National Geographic's Green Guide

Posted by kristobaldude on October 28, 2012

National Geographic’s Green Guide

via National Geographic’s Green Guide.

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Are Humans Carnivores or Herbivores?

Posted by kristobaldude on August 20, 2012

StevePavlina.com

StevePavlina.com

September 9th, 2005 by Steve Pavlina

Are human beings anatomically more similar to natural carnivores or to natural herbivores? Let’s find out….

  • Intestinal tract length. Carnivorous animals have intestinal tracts that are 3-6x their body length, while herbivores have intestinal tracts 10-12x their body length. Human beings have the same intestinal tract ratio as herbivores.
  • Stomach acidity. Carnivores’ stomachs are 20x more acidic than the stomachs of herbivores. Human stomach acidity matches that of herbivores.
  • Saliva. The saliva of carnivores is acidic. The saliva of herbivores is alkaline, which helps pre-digest plant foods. Human saliva is alkaline.
  • Shape of intestines. Carnivore bowels are smooth, shaped like a pipe, so meat passes through quickly — they don’t have bumps or pockets. Herbivore bowels are bumpy and pouch-like with lots of pockets, like a windy mountain road, so plant foods … (Read more here)

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Your Blog Is Like an Ecosystem, Part 2: Building a Sustainable Community | Z-Blog

Posted by kristobaldude on April 8, 2012

Social Ecosystem Diagram

Social Ecosystem Diagram (Photo credit: erin_designr)from the book "Designing Social Interfaces" from O'Reilly Media

Here is a great article on Blogging as a sustainable environment. There are interesting comparisons made to developing and maintaining an ecosystem. I highly recommend anyone looking to better market their blog read this post.  Anyone who has made or plans to make a business out of blogging will benefit from reading this post.

Your Blog Is Like an Ecosystem, Part 2: Building a Sustainable Community | Z-Blog.

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