Latest recycling and environment news..26th August

Travel and alternative means of travel was the main topic last week…It was heartening to hear how many of you are looking at alternatives to your car and your mode of travel when you need to use other transport i.e for your holidays…

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The transport system where I live is very good ..Thinking about it as the mode of transport for many here is the scooter it makes sense as riding a scooter over long distances is not a safe or viable option so good public transport is…The cost here in comparison to elsewhere is also very cheap…

Also if searching for how to get from A to B all options will be shown i.e, bus, train or plane and details of all three are given so it is easy to plan a trip…

From some of the comments, it is not so elsewhere…Lots of thoughts and plans for the future but not for the here and now…

Electric Cars…They seem to be gaining momentum…Pete Springer has changed to such cars and has given his valuable insight…

Over to Pete… Thank you, Pete…x

I have two vehicles. My primary vehicle is a hybrid, which means it runs partly on gasoline and electricity. It is the first vehicle that I’ve owned that gets better gas mileage in the city than on the highway. I don’t completely understand the technology, but the battery charges through regenerative braking.

I recently purchased a truck because there are too many situations when we need to haul something. The vehicle runs on flex-fuel. That means it can run on gasoline or gasoline-ethanol blends of up to 85% ethanol (E85). Ethanol is becoming easier to find and burns cleaner.

What has come to my attention over this last week…

Two statements on social media…Both designed to catch one’s attention…

  1. Poverty exists not because we cannot feed the poor BUT because we cannot satisfy the rich…I share and 6 likes…
  2. Imagine if trees gave off WiFi signals; we would plant so many trees we would probably save the planet. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe…1 share and 6 likes…
  3. Jalapeno and cheese spring rolls…31 likes, 7 comments and 6 shares…

If I started typing my thoughts on the above …I probably wouldn’t stop for a while… That scares me…scares the bejesus out of me…

A comment by Janet on last weeks post made me think…Red Herrings and all of that…Then I came across this report… and this one https://www.biogeosciences.net/16/3033/2019/

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I like cows…I spent most of my childhood on a cow farm…My grandad was farmer ..he taught me how to milk a cow before they got those mechanical milkers …He taught me lots and I have still never eaten veal…Born to die were his words…I am also sure he would have many more words to say if he was still alive…Loved you grandad and miss more xx

The big news this week is how the Amazon is burning…

The news is telling us how fines for environmental crimes are falling…Brazil’s president has been accused of emboldening miners and loggers.

Mr Bolsonaro has scorned environmental activists and declared staunch support for the clearing of areas of the Amazon for agriculture and mining. Experts and campaigners say his administration has given a green light to rainforest destruction.

People have been demonstrating outside Brazillian embassies around the world …Pressure from the UN…and now a u-turn…

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49452789

The Amazon is called the lungs of the world…Yes, the president has quickly executed a percieved u-turn…How much truth is in what we are hearing..We know that fires happen every year due to the climate…How many are being deliberately started and by whom?

Very worrying…Is it the farmers? The loggers? Or outside forces? Or a combination of all three intent on their own agendas without a thought for the lungs of the world… ???

This week not much has made me happy...just more concerned but I will leave you with this good deed and it seems to me we are getting more reliant on good deeds and actions from individuals and small groups of people who have concerns about our world…

A pub has decided to give away 100 free meals a day to hungry children, in an attempt to help poor families during the summer holidays.

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2019/08/18/pub-landlord-gives-away-100-free-meals-day-children-facing-holiday-hunger-10591774/?

To hear this gives me hope…I think we all need to feel hope …Don’t you ???

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Thank you for reading this post I hope there was something that piqued your interest if you liked it please share or reblog, Thank you xx

About Carol:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use to have to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

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21 thoughts on “Latest recycling and environment news..26th August

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  2. petespringerauthor

    Another thing I neglected to say about a hybrid or electric car is how unbelievably quiet they are. When I took mine for the test drive a few years back, I turned the key and then looked over at the salesman assuming something was wrong. I asked, “What do I do now?” His reply, “Drive.” Pretty funny!

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  3. johnrieber

    Carol, as your post shows, it’s another week of “two steps forward, one step back”…keep sharing these important stories, both good and bad, to keep awareness high and momentum going forward…oh, my wife bought an electric car last year and it’s like floating on air…with my hybrid, we now use about 10 gallons of gas a month

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, John…I will as it just both enthuses me and infuriates me at times…That’s really good to hear about the cars you are not the first to mention this in comments and that has cheered me up after this last week in the news…I will give you all a mention next week…Thank you, John 🙂 x

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  4. Alethea Kehas

    We have two plugins. I drive a Chevy Volt and my husband a Prius Prime. We love our plugins. They are peppy, quiet, and no fumes unless we’re on a longer drive. The added bonus is they are powered by our solar panels. 🙂 Also, both very affordable cars.

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  5. stevetanham

    I have a hybrid Toyota, Carol – A RAV4. I like the car a lot and it’s quite powerful. The miles per gallon doesn’t live up to the claims, but at least it is supporting a key future technology. We’ve got to embrace new technologies and get to that critical mass where big things happen!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Hi Steve…Is that the car where you can go all electric or gas? Every little helps doesn’t it ..They say the 2020 model is better on fuel consumption… technology will just get better and better every time they bring out a new model exciting for the future and travel

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      1. stevetanham

        It’s 18 months old, so there is a new model. The standard Toyota platform, as used in the the Prius, as well, is a ‘self-recharging’ mechanism that doesn’t plug in, but has computer-controlled ‘scavaging’ whereby it used every element of the car’s motion to re-charge the huge internal batteries. You can set it to use only electric, but only a low speeds; and it will switch to petrol when it needs too. Overall, its an excellent car

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  6. tidalscribe

    We’re staying on an organic farm this weekend – Cyberson 2 and his superwoman rent a house there right next to the shop. A farm shop where there is a help yourself organic milk machine and a butter dispenser. We haven’t seen the cows yet – in far off fields. Fracking to blame for methane? It’s certainly unfair on dairy farmers to blame cows for climate change. When some children are not even being fed properly the last thing we need is to destroy our dairy industry.

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