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Yo Gees. Names Anna-Beth and this is a random collection of things i love. I go to Skidmore college and live in the great state of Virginia. Enjoy.

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rhamphotheca:

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken

by Damian Carrington

Beef’s environmental impact dwarfs that of other meat including chicken and pork, new research reveals, with one expert saying that eating less red meat would be a better way for people to cut carbon emissions than giving up their cars.

The heavy impact on the environment of meat production was known but the research shows a new scale and scope of damage, particularly for beef. The popular red meat requires 28 times more land to produce than pork or chicken, 11 times more water and results in five times more climate-warming emissions. When compared to staples like potatoes, wheat, and rice, the impact of beef per calorie is even more extreme, requiring 160 times more land and producing 11 times more greenhouse gases…

(read more: The Guardian UK)

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criminalwisdom:


On this day in 1934, John Dillinger was shot and killed outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago, as federal agents tried to arrest him. Dillinger pulled a weapon and attempted to flee but was shot four times. He was 31 years old. During his criminal career, Dillinger and his gang robbed two dozen banks and four police stations, and Dillinger escaped from jail twice. He served as the impetus for the creation of the FBI.

(Source: gibsongrand)

criminalwisdom:

On this day in 1934, John Dillinger was shot and killed outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago, as federal agents tried to arrest him. Dillinger pulled a weapon and attempted to flee but was shot four times. He was 31 years old. During his criminal career, Dillinger and his gang robbed two dozen banks and four police stations, and Dillinger escaped from jail twice. He served as the impetus for the creation of the FBI.

(Source: gibsongrand)

earthstory:

As of September 2012, the European Union has passed the milestone of 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed wind power capacity, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).100 GW of wind energy can generate enough electricity per annum to meet the total consumption of 57 million households.In terms of coal fired powerplants, this is the equivalent of mining transporting and burning 72 million tonnes of coal at a cost of €4,983 million, and emissions of 219.5 Mt of CO2, (Christian Kjaer, CEO of EWEA)It was a slow start for the wind energy sector in Europe, taking some 20 years to connect the first 10GW grid, but it only took 13 to add the additional 90GW with half of the wind power capacity being installed in the last six years.Wind power has had a substantial impact on Europe’s energy security, environment and has led to the development of many new jobs.However, this is only a fraction of what is possible in terms of Europe’s wind power generation capabilities – so we will hopefully have much more to look forward to in the future.-JeanFor more information see the EWEA website, here: http://www.ewea.org/

earthstory:

As of September 2012, the European Union has passed the milestone of 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed wind power capacity, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

100 GW of wind energy can generate enough electricity per annum to meet the total consumption of 57 million households.

In terms of coal fired powerplants, this is the equivalent of mining transporting and burning 72 million tonnes of coal at a cost of €4,983 million, and emissions of 219.5 Mt of CO2, (Christian Kjaer, CEO of EWEA)

It was a slow start for the wind energy sector in Europe, taking some 20 years to connect the first 10GW grid, but it only took 13 to add the additional 90GW with half of the wind power capacity being installed in the last six years.

Wind power has had a substantial impact on Europe’s energy security, environment and has led to the development of many new jobs.

However, this is only a fraction of what is possible in terms of Europe’s wind power generation capabilities – so we will hopefully have much more to look forward to in the future.

-Jean

For more information see the EWEA website, here: http://www.ewea.org/