Tuesday, August 19, 2014

South Africa's game ranching industry is grwing at the rate of 10 percent every year and is already valued at 12 billion rand. The money earned through hunting is invested back into conservation of native species like Rhinos.

South Africa's game ranching industry is growing at the rate of 10 percent every year and is already valued at 12 billion rand. The money earned through hunting is invested back into conservation of native species like Rhinos.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

California Temperature has been rising every decade by an average of 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit since the recording of temperatures begun in 1895

California Temperature has been rising every decade by an average of 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit since the recording of temperatures begun in 1895. However this year the temperatures have jumped by 1.4 degrees. Scientists from IPCC (International Panel On Climate Change) predict that the temperature will rise by 2.5 degrees to 10 degrees Fahrenheit in the next century. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Korean Airlines have said that from 20th August they will stop flying to Kenya which is quite far away from the areas worst affect with Ebola outbreak.

Local African Airlines are now avoiding flying to the worst affected areas with Ebola virus, this would lead to the areas being cut. Korean Airlines have said that from 20th August they will stop flying to Kenya which is quite far away from the areas worst affect with Ebola outbreak.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Renewable energy will gain from the investments that are happening in the energy sector. It is estimated that about $7.7 trillion will be invested in new power plants by 2030. A large part of this money will be done in renewable energy.

Renewable energy will gain from the investments that are happening in the energy sector. It is estimated that about $7.7 trillion will be invested in new power plants by 2030. A large part of this money will be done in renewable energy.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Aging Population: problem for European governments and many developed economies where having children is dropping down on the priority list

The natural beauty of Europe sweeps me off my feet every time I visit the continent. My recent visit to Europe was no different. The continent is beautiful and life moves on at its leisurely pace. However as I traveled across the country I saw the firsts glimpses of an aging population and experienced what has been discussed in various forums. It is an economic bomb ticking as the productive working class is burdened by the aging population. I was recently reading in an article how the immigrant working population has reduced the average age in Switzerland and people debated that this is a temporary phenomenon as this cannot be a solution to the aging population in Europe. When you walk in the streets or travel in public transport one generally encounters people who have crossed their working age. Children are rarely seen along. It is definitely not a pleasant sight. It is one of the bigger problems for European governments and many developed economies where having children is dropping down on the priority list.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Global Relay Joins Others in Creating a Zero Carbon Footprint Data Center

Global Relay Joins Others in Creating a Zero Carbon Footprint Data Center
As Cloud-based technology continues to advance, the need for powerful data centers is prevalent in the world. These data centers can consume a large amount of electrical power from the grid through massive server use, air conditioning and overall maintenance. While these facilities can be a drain on electrical resources, companies such as Global Relay go to great lengths to create a zero carbon footprint by using innovative green technologies.

More than Grid Reduction - Although reducing the use of electricity from the grid can be beneficial, reducing the overall use of energy can make each kilowatt go further. Instead of using standard air conditioning units, Global Relay utilizes evaporative cooling methods in order to keep the computer electronic temperatures down. Using outside air through water blankets for cooling, the data center greatly reduces the energy consumption of the facility as AC units are well known for consuming a large amount of power. Even the small units in the window of your home can exponentially increase your annual energy usage.

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Protecting the Environment with Efficiency - One of the notable technologies utilized by Global Relay is the use of a flywheel uninterruptible power supplies. Essentially, this magnetic generator replaces the more toxic battery units in order to maintain power integrity throughout the facility. These units act as backup power systems as well as regulate the flow of electricity to protect servers and other electronics. Instead of lead-acid batteries that have a tenancy to expire quickly, flywheel UPS devices can sustain power levels without the use of toxic compounds.

Clean Grid - For the primary source of power of the data center, Global Relay utilizes hydroelectric power generation methods. This is one of the more clean ways of generating electricity as it doesn't require burning fossil fuels or risk contaminating the water supplies with radiation. This is one of the more important aspects of reducing a carbon footprint as there are zero emissions produced from hydroelectricity as it generates power.

Overall Sustainability - As the carbon footprint of the data center is reduced to zero, other aspects of creating sustainability reduce operational costs as well. Whether it is the reduced need for electricity due to evaporative cooling or the costs of replacing failure prone UPS devices, protecting the environment can do a lot to protect the bank accounts. One of the only ways that Global Relay could become more efficient is if the data center utilized its own wind turbines or solar array for the primary method of generating electricity - such as the facility Apple began developing in Arizona back in 2013.

Growing Trends - As more innovative technologies are developed, more and more businesses are turning to self-sustaining methods and greener technologies. Reducing the world's dependency of fossil fuels is being realized one company at a time. Global Relay, among several others, are showing the world how a data center can handle some of the biggest Cloud clients in the world while remaining energy efficient.

As large corporations and businesses consume the most power per location, promoting sustainable methods of energy use will have a profound impact for the community. With less power being used by these establishments, there is more power along the grid for homeowners. Theoretically, brownouts could become a thing of the past if more organizations were to implement such greener measures as Global Relay.

Always curious, Ashley Hardway is constantly learning and passionate about sharing what she learns with others. Based in the Houston, Texas office of Morningside Nannies, she loves to help families grow stronger, help their environments and communities, and keep moving forward! Check out @NannyLady on Twitter to connect and find out more.

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