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WebMD Drugs & Medications - Medical information on prescription drugs, vitamins and over-the-counter medicines IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Urban Ecology Mission statement Vibrant neighborhoods are the building blocks of healthy cities and thriving regions. Urban Ecology uses urban design, land use planning, and policy reform to help communities plan and build neighborhoods that are ecologically healthy, socially just, and economically fair. Our mission Founded in 1975, Urban Ecology strives to create neighborhoods that are thriving, healthy places to live.

How to Go Green: Natural Skin Care With reporting by Manon Verchot It turns out beauty is more than skin deep: The average person slathers, lathers, rubs and sprays, 10 different skin care products on his or her body every day--and since our skin acts more like a sponge than a barrier, we absorb the nearly 130 chemicals we regularly expose ourselves to. Cosmetics companies and the FDA maintain that these chemicals are safe, and many of them are--in small doses at least. But consider that the average woman wears makeup every day, and you begin to understand how a little dab here a quick spray there begins to add up. The fact is, no one really knows how certain chemicals affect us over time, or how they react in our bodies in combination. Other chemicals have known dangers: Phthalates, for example, which are often found in artificial fragrances, are a class of hormone disruptor which can be linked to birth defects, sperm damage, infertility, and the feminization of baby boys, for instance.

Lilypad floating city concept The Lilypad floating city concept is designed to house climate change refugees Image Gallery (10 images) With global sea levels predicted to rise significantly over the next century due to climate change, a lot of people living in low lying areas are expected to be displaced from their homes. Architect Vincent Callebaut has come up with a possible relocation destination for these climate change refugees in the form of the “Lilypad” concept – a completely self-sufficient floating city that would accommodate up to 50,000. View all With a shape inspired by the highly ribbed leaf of Victoria water lilies, the double skin of the floating “ecopolis” would be made of polyester fibers covered by a layer of titanium dioxide (TiO2), which would react with ultraviolet rays and absorb atmospheric pollution via a photocatalytic effect in the same way as the air-purifying concrete and paving stones we looked at last year.

Depth of Field, Angle and Field of View, and Equivalent Lens Calculator - Points in Focus Photography For the supported formats it will calculate the hyperfocal distance, near and far depth of field and total available depth of field for the lens specified. As well as the equivalent lens in one of the other supported formats. Where the equivalent lens produces the same depth of field and perspective. 2011-01-17: I’ve added some features to make computing AF calibration data easier. The first is the AF Test Dist button that sets the focus distance to the minimum recommended AF test distance of 50 times the focal length.

Resurrecting the Dodo and Other Extinct Creatures" Though some experts contend that it will never be possible, a great debate is underway in science about whether it's ethical to bring an extinct species back to life. Some animals are driven to extinction by human action, but others simply can't survive in their natural habitat or because of a major change in climate. Earth has gone through several mass extinctions, and bringing back many of these creatures could throw the world's ecosystem into chaos. There's the question of where these creatures would go, especially since many extinct creatures would have no natural predators, except for humans. Would putting a saber-tooth tiger in the Siberian tundra disrupt the local food chain (in addition to terrorizing locals)? The alternative is keeping recreated species in a "Jurassic Park"-like zoo or nature preserve, which is exactly what a group of Japanese scientists proposed in 2005.

Are natural and organic cosmetics better for you? Sales of natural and organic cosmetics and personal care products are burgeoning, with consumers perceiving them as better or safer than regular cosmetics, and therefore prepared to pay a premium for them. With numerous natural and organic certifiers to uphold the standards that consumers can expect from such products, they can get some reassurance they're getting what they're paying for. Then there are those products with 'natural' or 'organic' pretensions that wouldn't meet even the most lenient of standards.

Community Supported Agriculture Thinking about signing up for a CSA but want to learn more about the idea before you commit? Read on. For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included.

rumors The new Leica FF mirrorless will have a design based on the original Leicaflex camera. MirrorlessRumors (Click here) broke the news and posted some detailed info about the very first Sony A7 line competition. Lecia will launch a new Full Frame Mirrorless (non-rangefinder) system camera in October! Here is the info via MR: Coming soon: An interchangeable lens version of the Leica Q, with AF lenses. Plants For A Future : 7000 Edible, Medicinal & Useful Plants Recommended this month New Book ** Edible Perennials: 50 Top perennials from Plants For A Future [Paperback] Current interest in forest or woodland garden designs reflects an awareness that permanent mixed plantings are inherently more sustainable than annual monocultures. They safeguard and enrich soil ecosystems, enable plants to form cooperative combinations, make use of layers above and below the soil, and they create benign microclimates which soften winds and recycle the rain. The challenge is productivity: how can yields of useful foods and other useful materials be maximised?

Skin Care Buying Guide Join us as we peel back the outer layer to uncover the best natural skin care products to buy this year! Discover the problems with the beauty industry, how to understand labels, our top tips for safe skin care and the products we use. Your skin is your largest organ and deserves extra TLC! One of the things we’ve learnt along the way in our years of being in the natural health profession is that, what you put in your body matters, but so does what you put on your body. The skin is your largest organ and absorbs 60% of what you put on it. Obama Ayers Axelrod Exelon ties « Romanticpoet's Weblog Who would have thought prisoners would be used instead of out-of-work Americans for producing solar panels? June 20, 2012 Federal Prison Industries, most commonly known by the trade name UNICOR, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Justice. Established by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1934, UNICOR was intended as a voluntary work-training program for federal inmates.

Sony Alpha a6000 vs FujiFilm X-T10 Camera Size Comparison Camera size is a web app which allows you to compare two different digital cameras side by side and comprehend the relative physical size differences between them. Furthermore, you can view the life-size physical dimensions of the camera on your LCD screen, as if you were looking at it at the camera store. The camera's list is being updated daily, including mirrorless, DSLR and point-and-shoot digital cameras. Discliamer: Certain content that appears in this application/site comes from Amazon Services LLC. Rare Breeds Survival Trust The Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) is a conservation charity,[1] whose purpose is to secure the continued existence and viability of the United Kingdom’s native farm animal genetic resources (FAnGR). It was founded in 1973 to preserve native breeds, and since then no UK-native breed has become extinct. It maintains a watch list of the United Kingdom's rarest breeds of cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, goats and poultry,[2] and an approved list of farm parks.[3] Projects have included the collection of genetic material to ensure the future of rare breeds in a farm animal "gene bank". This project received publicity in the wake of the foot-and-mouth disease crisis in the UK and was supported by the Prince of Wales.[4]

Environmental Working Group has provided research, statistical reports and presentations, reporting, and suggestions for personal activities advocating ethical and ecological life on Earth for decades. EWG.org offers news, articles, blogs, original research, data compilation (often in the form of consumer guides), apps, and petitions as well as other opportunities to further environmental causes (including of course many means to donate support) in these critical areas of concern: WATER, FOOD, AGRICULTURE, CONSUMER PRODUCTS (emphasizing body care and household use products), TOXIC CHEMICALS, ENERGY, POLICY, and LEGISLATION. Knowledge enables better decisions and actions. Live long and prosper. by mojojuju Jan 31

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