To help improve air quality, The Clean Air Campaign is asking people to look at alternatives to driving alone during the warmer months that make up smog season. In metro Atlanta, half of all smog-forming emissions come from the tailpipes of cars, so keeping your car off the road on your way to and from work makes a positive impact. Some commute options aside from the solo drive are:
Hepatitis is a general term meaning inflammation of the liver, which is typically caused by infection. Hepatitis can also be caused by overexposure to alcohol, certain medications, chemicals, poisons and other toxins, or by other diseases. Inflammation of the liver caused by infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is referred to as hepatitis C.
If the inflammation is not reversed, it becomes chronic and can cause chronic liver disease that can be serious or even fatal. At lease 75 percent of people infected with hepatitis C develop chronic hepatitis C. If the disease progresses to the point at which the liver begins to fail, also referred to as end-stage liver disease, the only treatment is liver transplantation.
Are you counting on the rain to water-in your lawn fertilizer? You may want to reconsider. Save time and money by avoiding the practice of applying fertilizer before a heavy rain.
Sometimes Florida yards need fertilizer to help keep them healthy, but applying fertilizer at the wrong time can cause water pollution. You can use Florida-friendly fertilizing practices to help protect water quality while having a beautiful lawn.
A City of Atlanta residential weatherization program is providing $1 million in rebates for qualifying home energy efficiency improvements over the next 18 months. SHINE – Sustainable Home Initiative in the New Economy, is a federal grant-funded program offering homeowners the ability to receive up to $3,500 in rebates towards air sealing, insulation improvement, weatherstripping, caulking, and the replacement of leaky doors and windows. During the pilot phase over the last few months, 15 local contracting firms have performed energy assessments on more than 125 Atlanta homes, while converting roughly a third of those into energy efficiency improvement jobs.
As we head into summer, hard pressed homeowners need to save on energy costs while they keep their homes comfortable during hot weather. Here are some simple and effective ways to reduce summer energy bills from the weatherization experts at NRGSVRS:
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