Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) April 19, 2011
April 22 is “Earth Day 2011,” the perfect time to consider “going green” to help save our planet and to commemorate the anniversaries of two catastrophic man-made disasters, Chernobyl and the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. Infoplease’s environment-related articles include tips for turning an environmentally “mean” lifestyle into a “green” one, a look at Chernobyl 25 years after the nuclear disaster and an up-to-date Gulf Oil Spill timeline.
Visitors will find Earth Day facts and statistics about global warming and discover strategies for conserving energy in ways that will benefit both their pocketbooks and our planet. They can see a list of the most polluted places in the world and the United States, as well as the least-polluting vehicles to drive.
“We have been celebrating Earth Day for more than 40 years, but today – more than ever before – we are facing critical environmental issues that impact both our health and safety and our family budgets,” said Jess M. Brallier, publisher, Infoplease. “Infoplease wants to bring its visitors accurate, insightful information to help them cope with issues including the continuing nuclear disaster in Japan and skyrocketing gas and oil prices, as well as how to make steps toward living a ‘green’ lifestyle.”
Infoplease visitors can also learn more about hot environmental topics such as the light bulb controversy. In 2012, the 100-watt incandescent will stop being produced, followed by the 75-watt in 2013, and 60- and 40-watt bulbs in 2014. An article on the site provides insight into how the new compact fluorescent light bulbs save energy and outlines the risks associated with the bulbs, such as the potential of a mercury leak if they are broken.
Plus, as the world focuses on the nuclear disaster in Japan that resulted from the earthquakes and tsunami in March, Infoplease takes a look back at Chernobyl, the worst nuclear disaster in history, which occurred 25 years ago this month. This article describes the site before and after the catastrophe, and details the lessons learned from this man-made disaster.
Infoplease features a glossary of oil-spill-related terms that defines words often heard in the aftermath of the Gulf Oil Spill, the largest in history. The site offers visitors, many of whom have recently experienced sticker shock at the gas pump, information about alternative sources of energy, as well as specific data on our country’s consumption and production of energy.
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