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Vegas could be the first victim of global warming

The towns in the southwestern United States, it is not easy right now. The drought means that the lack of rain and snow noticed even more than before. All water stocks have started theirs. San Diego importing water from the north for huge sums of money. Los Angeles has for years known of the major risks. Las Vegas, is the future of gaming. Ironically, precisely because of gambling. In fact, the city’s deplorable environmental management for many years may make it into a future ghost town.

If we start in Los Angeles, it’s actually an example of a city that works a lot to improve the environment. Recently they stopped completely selling plastic bags in stores. Instead, the emphasis is on paper bags that can be reused. To a city of Los Angeles size make this reduces the estimated production of plastic bags with 2 million copies per year. This is them absolutely at the forefront of many American cities. If we instead turn eyes about 45 mils to the east, it sounds different. Las Vegas as a city is a slap in the face for many environmentalists. The city center has long been a center of drugs, crime, and prostitution, although it is something that is being changed.


Already in the 1800s as people came to Vegas, but it took until 1911 before it officially became a city. No harm is done to date, the Colorado River was also closed so the water was available to residents. Although the city was in the middle of the desert so sat people down here as it was between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles were large cities already and a good place to stay overnight. But then it goes downhill. In 1931, legalized gambling and the now world-famous casino facilities started up. Luxury for luxury is built on The Strip. Neon signs that never turn off have drawn extremely much energy in recent decades. The brilliant idea to start this project in the incredibly hot Nevada desert makes even more energy is used to cool down the city with air conditioning available everywhere, around the clock. Combine that with flights from all over the world who come here every day and you can figure out that Las Vegas is fast becoming a city that many require to be improved environmentally.


Collaborative economy

The movement of the collaborative economy, or message economy, as it is sometimes called, is young, and concepts are still under formulation. Within the collaborative economy fit a plethora of under concepts such as peer-2-peer economy, parts of the economy, barter economy, gift economy and loan finance. There are a lot of tips and information about the collaborative economy for those who want to know more.
January is a difficult month for many purely economic. By sharing what we have and apply the tools that the collaborative economy contributes, together we can make use of the resources available. Here are five tips for saving in the true shared economy from carpooling platform GoMore year’s poorest week:

1. Travel with others! Carpool, therefore, to travel with others, not only allows you to save the environment, you also save your money because you share the cost of travel. If you do not have your own car; To get a ride is often cheaper than public transport.

2. Rent private! If you are going to travel – check out private alternatives, among other things Airbnb. Around the world, hiring individuals out everything from villas for bikes, and it can clearly be worth checking out when you are careful with pennies!
3. Train for free! Do you like New Year’s resolution to get in shape? Put down the idea of ​​buying a gym membership – it is still expensive and will be full like this after the New Year. In true delekonomianda are now, for example, app-based training solutions all from happy exercisers to exercise freaks gather to cheer and train each other and apps where PT’s putting out workouts that you can enjoy for free!


No lamb is not good for the climate!

I received an honor in my role as an environmental coordinator on the job. I’ll be a jury in a competition where members send in their suggestions for great climate-friendly meals. Whoever wins gets gift certificates for food, so I take the assignment seriously. Over a hundred contributions have been received, so now I rate the various Måltider environmental impact, the competitor’s creativity, and how well it seems to be. So far I have had time through less than half of the contributions, but I will obviously not reveal my favorites here.

But one thing strikes me. Fairly many contributions have with lamb meat in their meals on the grounds that the lamb is climate-friendly.

Something the industry needs to be done to get the public to believe that the lamb is good from a climate perspective. But the fact is that it is the opposite. Lamb is second only to beef in climate pollution. It’s to get ruminants and emit methane, just like the cows.

Speaking ruminant methane – as the chart from the National Food Agency show that ends up cheese in clear third place in the climate impact of common foods. Which well, unfortunately, it does not bode well for those who submitted lasagne to the competition, even if they are vegetarian.


The newsroom telling the truth!

In the latest (and sadly final) season of the wonderful TV series The Newsroom created by Aaron Sorkin receive news channel his big chance to be first with information about a new report from the EPA (the United States Environmental Protection Agency) but are shocked by climate researcher clear message about earth’s early doom:

Nothing new if you’ve read IPCC reports, but it is rarely so straightforward on TV in real life. Here is more information about the milestone of 400 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere: NASA, Per Holmgren SVT


The planets limits

Listen to John Rock Stream, one of Sweden’s most respected climate scientists, who leads the Stockholm Resilience Center in Ted Talks:


UK phone companies with corporate responsibility

It is great that some companies are willing to take a lot of corporate responsibility! We need to encourage these companies who are innovators in this field! We have chosen four UK phone companies with good corporate responsibility that we won’t encourage you to call their customer service and thank them for what they are doing. We also want you to tell them that their corporate responsibility was one of the main reasons why you choose their company. So please call these four if you care:




11 steps to stop exploiting poor people!

Fair Trade is not aid, it’s business. By shopping Fair Trade labeled products, you will help people get paid for their work, the children go to school instead of to work and to whole communities get greater security and living standards. Here are 11 tips from a newly appointed Fairtrade ambassador!

1. Buy Fairtrade chocolate! This helps avoid the risk that cocoa is grown by children slaves. Nowadays there are plenty to choose from – the likelihood that your favorite is that Fairtrade is great!

2. Buy the wine from South Africa, Argentina, and Chile and other countries with widespread poverty that has a Fairtrade logo. Otherwise there is a risk that the farmers do not have the right working conditions and payment.


3. Buy fair means football with the Fairtrade logo! Do not you think it’s okay for poor children in developing countries to produce ball as your children play with? Punjab labor ministry undertook in 1996 a study on child labor in football production in Sialkot. It was found that approximately 42 000 adults and 17 000 children working in football production and the average age were found to be 12 years.

4. Ben & Jerrys have decided to make all their ice cream Fairtrade ice cream and I hope that other ice cream manufacturers are following this trend. Ice cream is a complex product with many different ingredients. All might not come from Fairtrade-certified producers. But even if that is so the ice cream can become Fairtrade on the raw materials come from countries with widespread poverty, for example, vanilla and chocolate, are Fair Trade.

5. Coffee – enjoy fair! There was coffee buyers in South America, so-called. coyotes, which drove down prices and deceived the farmers who are the origins of the Fair Trade movement in the late 1980s. Today, coffee is the largest Fairtrade product with hundreds of certified producer organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Yet only 7% of all coffee in Sweden Fairtrade. It should be closer to 100%! Ask for Fairtrade coffee in your workplace, the café, or wherever you are. Set an embarrassing question to the grandmother. Coffee is a loss leader in the Swedish grocery stores. Why is the price so low – the store does not have the same mark-up on other goods. But a half-kilo of coffee gives 140 cups. Treat yourself to a more expensive, finer, and fairer coffee! Nowadays, most brands Fairtrade coffee, so even coffee shops and chains such as Starbucks.

6. quinoa, rice, beans, and lentils – way out of poverty! This is cheap goods for you. For those who produce them, the additional surcharge which Fairtrade label gives be way out of poverty and exploitation.

7. Seven red Fairtrade roses mean “I love you” and means that the grower has received a wage to live on, and escaped dangerous chemicals. Look for the Fairtrade logo when you buy cut flowers!

8. Enjoy Fairtrade tea! Child labor and vulnerable seasonal workers is common on tea plantations. Now there Fairtrade tea of ​​all flavors and qualities. Question on the job and at the coffeehouse after just tea!

9. Did you know that many of the ingredients which today forms part of the contents of the beauty – and skincare products can be purchased as a raw material from Fairtrade-certified organizations, such as cocoa and shea butter, oils of various types, sugar, honey, and vanilla? Look for the Fairtrade logo.


Enjoy Scandinavia with Snus


Enjoy Swedish, not just Wasa crispbread, Marabou chocolate, sea buckthorn liqueur, or hot seats from IKEA. Even with tobacco enjoyment, there is stylish delicacy from the far north. Swedish snus is a tobacco product from Sweden, which is a stylish alternative to the traditional all-weather cigarette.
Smoke-free, individual and unique is the smokeless tobacco product from Sweden.
Swedish snus is chewing tobacco that is refined with salt and aromas. Packed in small sachets, we placed it in the mouth behind the lip. So a pleasant, smoky and aromatic taste is released in the mouth for up to one hour. The salt serves less to the taste, as the maintenance of the acid value in the mouth and thus the optimal intake of nicotine. Packed in small, fine cans, Swedish snus is one of the luxuries that embody the modern Scandinavian lifestyle.

Snus in many flavors:
As extensive as the Swedish landscape is, the range of flavors offered by Swedish chewing tobacco is also broad. There is the Swedish style of nicotine with notes of cedar, citrus, juniper, mint, menthol, bergamot, and all sorts of herbs and berries. Depending on the nicotine content and maturity of the tobacco, there are also different strengths, as it is known from cigarettes. What is for each individual the best snus, every gourmet must decide for themselves. If you want to get into the habit of chewing tobacco, you should first test mild variants and sip bag by bag to your favorite.

The difference between snus and chew:
The difference between the Swedish snus and the American chewing tobacco Chew lies mainly in the processing of the tobacco. Chew is made of ground tobacco and the Swedish counterpart of hooked tobacco, which is a bit coarser. Also in the flavors, there are differences between the tuxedo of the cowboys and those of the Northmen.

Similar to conventional tobacco products, the distribution, and purchase of Swedish chewing tobacco, as with all other tobacco products, is strictly regulated by law. Therefore, trade outside Sweden has shifted heavily to the Internet. Basically, however, that snus may be purchased only from 18 years.


Hyperhidrosis excessive sweating

Hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, is a disease that affects about 1-3% of the population. It is just as common in men as in women. It can occur virtually anywhere on the body. Many people think that you can only sweat a lot in eg. hands or armpits but the trouble may as well hit the head, groin, torso, feet or even the whole body. Sometimes the trouble disappears over the years. Sometimes they get worse over the years.

An iontophoresis apparatus is used for various purposes in cosmetic treatments. It is ideal for combating cellulite and fluid retention and for thinning the body and reducing obesity as a local treatment.

However, it has the function of an  iontophoresis device to combat excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis as it is also called, which is most noticeable. The treatment of hyperhidrosis with iontophoresis involves temporarily closing the sweat glands.