A Purdue University study by Professor Carry Mitchel and doctorial student Celina Gomez shows that using LED lights instead of the conventional HPS lights (high pressure sodium) for growing tomatoes could give the same yields of fruit from the plants while using 25% of the energy the HPS lights use.
Neonictinoids, a widely-used group of agriculture pesticides, have been under tough restrictions from the EPA and other groups. These chemicals have been shown to negatively impact honeybees and bumblebees. Bees have been experiencing devastating population losses. Permitting the use of potentially harmful chemicals could wipe out the pollinators all together. Rules and regulations are currently being discussed between the EPA, beekeepers, and pesticide companies.
If you’re like most people, you use tap water for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and drinking. Also like a lot of people, you may not have given a thought to what could be in that water—things like chemicals, microorganisms, and bacteria. If you’re concerned about your health, you should consider purchasing and installing a home water filtration system to ensure that the water you and your family members use is safe and clean.
Steam cleaning your carpet is the number one way to get rid of stains and germs, but standard carpet cleaning solutions contain a lot of harsh chemicals that can be dangerous for human health and the planet. Fortunately, there are a few substitutes you can use that may be better for your family and the environment.