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August 26, 2010

Visualized Carbon Emission Data

Did you know that the total carbon emissions of the entire world peaked in 2007 and since then it has been declining?

Data from Timetric.

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In the US, it is so obvious that Texas and California are leading the country in carbon emissions.

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August 6, 2010

6 House Plants That Can Improve the Air Quality In Your Home

A great post from this blog.

3 Plants that Can Generate Plenty of Fresh Air

Areca Palm: During the day, the Areca Palm generates a great deal of oxygen, taking the carbon dioxide you exhale and turning it into oxygen. While four shoulder-high plants for each person in the home is recommended, you can can still get benefits even with fewer plants around the house.

Mother-in-Law’s Tongue: This plant generates more oxygen in the evening. With six to eight plants per person, you can help ensure a good supply of oxygen through the night ? although you don’t need that many to get some of the benefits.

Money Plant: If you are interested in removing volatile organic compounds from the air (VOCs), you can use the money plant to do so. It acts a filter that can remove VOCs like formaldehyde out of the air, improving air quality.

3 More Plants that Can Improve Air Quality in Your Home

English Ivy: This beautiful plant is easy to care for, and can be trained to climb book cases to add a bit of nature to your home. It can also be hung from hooks in the ceiling. One woman I know grows it along the tops of her kitchen cabinets.

Asparagus Fern: Another favorite, the asparagus fern is not actually fern. But it looks like one, and is easy to grow as a container plant. Grows lushly, and can add some green to your home, while purifying the air.

Purple Heart Plant: If you want to add a touch of bright color to your home plant decor, the purple heart plant can be a good choice. Like the other plants on this list, it is easy to care for, and it flowers beautifully.

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