Showing posts from July, 2016

Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

Why Treehuggers Shouldn't Relent in the Fight Against Air Pollution

Air pollution is a huge problem in the United States. It is currently one of the world's largest environmental issues that continues to plague and disrupt the health and general well-being of human beings. Approximately 7 million people died as a result of air pollution in 2015. The World Health Organization has reported that 1 in 8 deaths are caused by air pollution exposure. There is no doubt that the transportation sector has made a negative impact on the environment. Every day, vehicles and other modes of transport emit serious pollutants such as CO2 (carbon dioxide), SO2 (sulfur dioxide), MOx (mono nitrogen oxides) and CO (carbon monoxide). The emission of these pollutants affect air quality. Modes of road transport such as cars have a greater effect on air quality than non-road transport. This essentially means that vehicles on the road contribute more to air pollution than your average powerplant. Cars may get you from point A to point B much faster than a clean t