March 4th, 2013 by EC Registrar | Permalink
It?s February, so it should come as no surprise that most of the days this week will include cold weather. I don?t mind the cold. As a matter of fact, I really welcome the colder temperatures in the fall after a long hot summer. But about this time of year, I start thinking of warmer temperatures that mean I can spend more time outside of the house. Thankfully, today will feel a little like spring as warmer weather will be here for a short time.
This morning while listening to the weather forecast on the radio, I knew that my son and I were going to have to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather. What that means on some days is that we spend some time playing in the yard. But today, I think we will head out to the zoo to take advantage of the weather. The only bad part of about heading to the zoo on a day like today is that even though it may warm enough for us to be out, some of the animals still don?t think it is warm enough to be outside.
But that won?t stop us because I know that the animals that my toddler likes the best are always out when we visit. The lions are his favorite and he is great at making roaring noises at them. The sea lions and penguins also like the weather even when it may be too cold for other animals. I can?t wait to take advantage of the warmer than normal weather and head out to the zoo.
August 27th, 2012 by EC Registrar | Permalink
For some reason, the general population has gotten it into their heads that forestry in all its various shapes and forms is evil. The removal of trees serves no other purpose than to increase global warming and trigger climate change. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Most foresters firmly believe in something called sustainable forestry. For far longer than most people realize, most foresters have been very careful about the number and types of logs they remove from the forests. Very few foresters like the idea of clear-cutting the trees, something that’s often required as a result of urban sprawl. If given a choice, most foresters believe in thinning the woods just enough so that the forest remains healthy and productive for another hundred years or so.
Before the sawmill sends a team into the woods to start cutting, a timber buyer walks through the area and carefully marks the trees that should be removed. In addition to marking trees that the sawmill will be able to use to earn money, the timber buyer also pays careful attention to how the removal of a tree will affect the surrounding, health trees, if removing the tree will create enough room and light for the remaining trees to grow.
In addition to taking health trees from the woods, foresters also look for trees that aren’t health and need to be removed before they infect the entire woods. The tops of trees (the leafy branchy parts) don’t have much value to the sawmill, and are left lying in the woods after the trunk of the tree has been scaled and removed. These abandoned tops look like an eyesore but they create a habitat for rabbits, squirrels, and other forest creatures. Eventually the tops decompose and become fertilizer for the trees that grow from the spot where the top fell.
August 19th, 2012 by EC Registrar | Permalink
If you’ve never checked out an online casino before, you have no idea what you?re missing out on. The only difference between the online casinos today, and the casino?s that you visited while in Atlantic City or Las Vegas is that they can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. You don?t have to worry about things like where you are going to stay, how you?re going to get there, and what you will do if you get bored. Online casinos make gambling and enjoying your favorite games easier than ever before. If you have never checked out an online casino like Virgin Casino, it?s something you should plan on doing in the near future. You will be glad that you did, and wish you would have done so sooner.
Many people don?t visit online casinos like paddypower because they think that the games will be silly, and that they won?t hold the player?s interest. Nothing could be further from the truth. Although the exact selection of games that you can choose from will vary from one casino to the next, you will find plenty to do. You won?t feel like you?re missing out on anything at all. Some online casinos will have immortal romance slot or kerching, while others will have intense poker tournaments and blackjack games. In most cases, you?ll find that the average online casino provides you with the same type of games that the average brick and mortar casino offers. You won?t feel any loss at all. If you?re worried about the quality of games online casinos like betfred provide you need to read review posts of a particular casino. Not only will the casino reviews provide detailed information about the type of games that a particular online casino provides, but you will also find details about how quickly winnings get deposited into your account, the average type of person you will encounter, and how good the quality of the games are. The amount of information you can obtain just be reading a few reviews.
Online casinos attract pretty much the same eclectic mix of people you would expect to find at a brick and mortar casino. While you?re playing the casino games, you can expect to find a few hard car gambler who take the games that they play a little to seriously, a few people who have just started to play because they were curious about online casinos, and a few people who are more interested in socializing than playing. A majority of the people you will encounter while you?re logged into your online casino account will be people just like you, people who want to kick back, relax, and use casino games as a way to escape the reality of their life for a few hours.
July 28th, 2012 by EC Registrar | Permalink
When most of us hear the word climate change, many of us automatically think about the ozone layer and how if it continues to thin, things could get very toasty down here on earth. Very few of us don’t see past that one detail, we fail to consider how if the climate continues to change it could lead to an increase in infectious diseases.
Everyone knows that the warmer an area is, the more prone people who live there seems to be to developing illness. Throughout history, people living the southern part of the United States not only seemed to be more inclined to developing some serious illness than those that lived in the north, frequently the further south the person lived, the more likely it was that the illness would be fatal.
The reason for this has to do with the way that bacteria grow. It thrives in warm environments. While the cold northern winters might not actually kill off the bacteria, but it at least forces the bacteria and diseases to lay dormant for a period of time, allowing doctors to come up with the time needed to make sure that they come up with the medications and vaccinations needed to treat the disease.
Most doctors and scientist have become very concerned that if global warming continues and earth gets a couple of degrees warmer every single year, that there’s a good chance that infectious diseases will run rampant and no one will have enough time to come up with cures. The other issue that worries many researchers is that in addition to spreading faster and losing the dormant period, the warmer climate will make it possible for the infectious diseases to mutate faster.
April 9th, 2012 by EC Registrar | Permalink
You may have been wondering if electronic cigarettes are really all they are cracked up to be or if in fact there are some negative issues with smoking them. This article should help to clear up any questions you may have on this matter. The internet is full of positive comments and stories about famous e cigarette users but the fact of the matter is, we still don’t know a lot about the long term effects of using electronic cigarettes.
Many times you will read online that electronic cigarettes do not cause any second hand smoke. This is a huge issue in the world today so finding out that they do not cause this nasty second hand smoke is great news? but is it really the case? Since electronic cigarettes do not contain tobacco it is true that you will not be inhaling tobacco into your lungs if someone decides to smoke in your presence, but you will be inhaling the vapor that electronic cigarettes produce. Now if you choose a high quality ecig like the ones you see on the ECR :: Blu Cigs Reviews, you won?t have to worry about unknown ingredients. The best electronic cigarette will disclose ingredients upfront so there is no guessing involved.
When you choose a cheaply made e-cig with no disclosures or information provided, the vapor has the potential of being dangerous when inhaled or allowed into the air through second hand smoke. Keep in mind that there is not much research done on electronic cigarettes and the ill effects they may have on the human body. It may take years to find out the true long term effects, both positive and negative.
Another thing you will want to consider before giving electronic cigarettes a try is that they are quite a bit more expensive for you in the beginning. You will have to shell out at least $40 and even up to hundreds of dollars to purchase a good electronic cigarette starter kit. If you are able to come up with the money upfront however, you will save money in the long run over using traditional cigarettes. The refills are much less expensive that buying tobacco cigarettes. According to Vapor Couture Reviews on ECR.net, e-cig users are saving thousands of dollars each year by switching to electronic cigarettes.
Basically it will be up to you whether or not you want to give electronic cigarettes a try, but it would be in your best interest to find out as much as you can about these little devises before you begin using them. If you are currently addicted to traditional cigarettes and have tried to quit many times before, electronic cigarettes may perhaps be a good alternative. Do your research by reading the latest news on Electronic Cigarettes Reviews and other brands online.