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Eccos- Ecology and Environment

 Eccos is all about Ecology and Environment issues.

We post every day articles about the environment and ecology. On eccos you can find important details and tips for your day rotine, learn how to protect yourself from environmental stress and how to protect the environment. And above all, learn how to use the ecology concept in your day to day, that is, how to be green!

  • Antiperspirant treatment for Hyperhidrosis

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    Ok so first thing you may ask is: Why Ana are you talking about antiperspirant on your Ecologic Blog? Well, first of all, I do sweat a lot, and I HATE THAT. Second, many deodorant and antiperspirant are not environment friendly, and we are talking about a huge sector here! What is Sweat? Sweat is …
  • Rechargeable Batteries Reviews

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    With the popularity of digital devices, rechargeable batteries are increasingly sought after. The main reason is that the disposable batteries are expensive for anyone who needs constant use of them. This article will show the main characteristics of rechargeable batteries (including capacity – mAh) and will cover the most common types (NiCd and NiMH). What …
  • Eco Friendly Products

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    8 Eco Friendly Products Which You Will Want At Home It is quite understandable why people these days seem to become more conscious than ever about their existence on earth. With a consistent expansion of industrialization and faster population growth, today’s world is experiencing changes in climate and constantly deteriorating condition of the global atmosphere. …
  • SolarCity

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    SolarCity launches an affordable program for microgrids to reach more areas SolarCity, one of the largest solar providers in the U.S., announced the launching of its GridLogic program – a microgrid service that provides renewable energy through the combination of several sources including solar, batteries, and controllable load. SolarCity is reaching out to areas that …
  • Eco Footprint

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    A Concise Study On Eco Footprint And Associated Factors Whether you know or not, you need a certain amount of the nature’s resources to support your individual lifestyle. The same thing goes for each of your family members, friends, colleagues, neighbors and about every human being. Ecological Footprint is a detailed measure of those resources …
  • Carbon Emissions

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    Important Facts About Carbon Emissions Around The World There are several reasons behind the widespread release of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. For around the last two centuries, burning fossil fuels and vegetation along with other human activities are proven to be the primary sources of carbon emissions which pose a serious threat to the …
  • Carbon Offset

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    All You Need To Know About Carbon Offset You might have known that carbon emissions have been one of the most nerve-wrecking issues that jeopardize our environment in many ways. With so many people thinking seriously about compensating for carbon emissions in different ways, you are both socially and individually obliged to contribute to adopt …
  • Organic Food – Go Organic NYC

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      Organic Food Organic food is food that use, in all its production processes, techniques that respect the environment and aim at the quality of the food. Therefore organic food do not use pesticides or any other product that may cause some damage to consumer health. Organic food in agriculture: fruit and vegetables In agriculture, …
  • Carbon Footprint Calculators For Kids

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    Top 7 Online Carbon Footprint Calculators For Little Kids You might be serious about reducing your existing carbon footprint. But, do you know more than 50% of US people are yet to know how to calculate the carbon footprint for kids. Calculating the carbon footprint of you and your kid is equally important since your …
  • Al Gore Global Warming

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    An Overview Of Al Gore’s Global Warming Documentary Needless to mention, global warming has already emerged as a serious concern among modern people. Like the numerous individuals and environmental organizations with a raised voice regarding climate change, Al Gore, former U.S. Vice President, is one conscious individual who tried to spread the pressing words about …

Did you Know...?

Demand of Crude Oil

  • Annual World oil consumption (2010) = 33.4 billion barrels per year.
  • Annual World oil consumption (2030) = 43.1 billion barrels per year.
  • Annual U.S. oil consumption (2010) = 8.0 billion barrels per year.
  • Annual U.S. oil consumption (2030) = 10.1 billion barrels per year.

Graph from the IEA Annual Energy Outlook 2009

Supply of Crude Oil

  • World proven crude oil reserves = 1.3 trillion barrels.
  • U.S. proven crude oil reserves = 21.3 billion barrels.
U.S. crude Oil Reserves 21.3Billion Barrels
World Crude Oil Reserves 1300Billion Barrels
Billion Barrels

Can Oil Shale be part of the Solution?

  • Known world oil shale reserves = 2.8 trillion barrels.
  • Oil shale reserves in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming = 1.5 trillion barrels.
  • Recoverable oil shale reserves in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming = 600 – 800 billion barrels.

Locked in the rocks of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming lies a mammoth energy resource called “oil shale.” These three states contain at least 5-times more oil than the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia. We have studied ways to unlock oil shale since the early 20th century. However, these attempts were limited by technology, economics, and environmental concerns.

Things are different now. Energy prices are on a steep upward trend. Easily developed crude oil reserves are running out. Emerging economies are securing energy resources around the World. Price spikes, like what we saw in 2008 – and are seeing now – will be more severe and frequent.

Equally as important, we are discovering solutions to unlocking the potential of oil shale. Dozens of companies, universities, national laboratories, public agencies, and governments around the World are making enormous strides in developing the technologies that may produce oil shale cleanly and economically.

The United States needs to develop as many home-grown energy sources as possible – traditional, unconventional, and renewable. A vibrant domestic energy industry is essential for the U.S. economy and national security. With continued research, support and incentives, oil shale could play a major role in the U.S. energy portfolio for the next century.


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