Green is gaining momentum and not just because it is the color of 2013. The green movement is heating up and you can expect more measures for greener living. One of these measures comes from Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology physics professor, who has announced his intention to increase the use of natural gas. He believes it is one of the ways that we can fight climate change.
In an article from boston.com, Moniz said that ‘‘‘a stunning increase’’ in production of domestic natural gas in recent years was nothing less than a ‘‘revolution’’ that has led to reduced emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases that cause global warming.’
He has also told the Senate Energy Committee about how the natural gas boom has led to a dramatic surge in expansion of manufacturing as well as job creation.
What brought on this so-called revolution?
Finding the perfect place to rent can be a tricky business. More often than not, advertisements exaggerate the state of a place while sometimes hide serious deficiencies that are spotted only too late. A couple of years back I was looking to rent an apartment when I moved to finish my master degree. Immediately one advertisement caught my attention. It sounded perfect – a breathtaking view, large last floor deck and in close proximity to my university.
When I arrived for the appointment to view the apartment, though, things changed radically: cracked windows, low water pressure, lots of roaches and cigarette butts across the apartment. I won’t go in detail about the condition of the bathroom and kitchen. They were a total mess… However, I was so desperate to rent a place then that I nearly signed a contract. Luckily, I managed to resist and didn’t. Shortly after that I found far better place.
If you are facing relocation to the Miami area or are being relocated elsewhere in the country, you may have already begun dreading the headaches that you assume will come with that relocation effort. However, moving does not have to be as stressful as you might at first think. One way to take away many of the worries that can sometimes accompany a move is to work with a professional moving company that can help with your relocation whether it’s to another community in Florida or to another state across the country.
Successful relocation can depend on a variety of factors, including the buying of a new home or the quick sale of your current residence. Making sure that utilities will be up and operational when you arrive at your new location is also helpful, as is ensuring that you will have an Internet connection as soon as possible. Many moving companies provide checklists of these types of details so that you do not forget anything in the midst of your relocation planning.
Despite the best laid plans, things don’t always go the way we want them to. Life is so unpredictable that we never know what tomorrow brings. One minute you’re having the time of your life and the next, you’re left completely bereft when a loved one suddenly passes away. I have witnessed friends lose their parents without warning and I know how hard it is to cope with sudden loss. Aside from coping with the grief, they have to face the financial obligations left behind, which will be a struggle to pay off especially if neither parent has life insurance.
If someone is bitten by a dog, what rights do they have?
Anyone who has suffered a dog bite knows how terrifying the experience can be. If you or someone you know has been injured from a dog bite, you should know the first steps for a dog bite victim. The risk of a dog bite is there regardless of your behavior and even the dog’s breed, but if it happens to you it’s important you take measures to protect yourself or someone you love. The types of injuries these animals can inflict are horrific. Pit bulls in particular have the ability to lock their jaws shut like a crocodile resulting in severely broken bones, disfigurement, rabies and permanent injury.
Assess your injury. If the dog has broken skin or inflicted injury on your face or in a manner that has caused serious pain, get to the hospital. You’ll need to let the doctor know that the dog’s condition is unknown, and from there it will be determined whether or not rabies shots are required.