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Whale Watching as a Safe Activity for the Family

Whale WatchingSome people enjoy going to zoos and ocean parks to see different animals. You may find visiting these places more comfortable than seeing animals in their natural habitat since it makes you feel safer while you keep a close distance. These places give you an opportunity to take pictures, touch the animals and maybe even feed them.

However, close contact with those animals may have a different effect on them. Similarly, they also feel scared and threatened when humans get a little too close.

Whale Watching

Aside from going to zoos and safaris if you don’t feel comfortable going into the lion’s den, you can enjoy dolphin and whale watching in various parts of Australia. This activity is open to all ages and can be enjoyed by people without endangering their safety.

Whale watching lets you get a glimpse of how whales move without disturbing them. Australia is one of the countries that offer great opportunities for whale watching since their harbours are closely bound to each other and serve as a migrating point for the whales. At the same time, ocean temperatures in Australia are perfect for breeding whales.

Why Choose this Activity?

Whale watching in Dunsborough, Western Australia is one way to see migrating whales and even dolphins. Similar with zoos, you can also take photos and videos, but the best part is knowing they are not trapped in man-made pools.

Whale watching is an activity that lets you see how whales interact with each other and see them move naturally without disturbing them. You wouldn’t need to worry about your safety because this activity has strict guidelines and safe distance measurements.

There are many activities you can enjoy all year round that are perfect for the whole family. But if you want to experience the rare opportunity of seeing whales up close, whale watching can be the perfect activity. It is safe, fun and something that you will look forward to every year.

December 12, 2016 at 7:24 amOver Seas

EPA Finalizes New Rules on Oil, Gas Pollutants

New Rules on Oil and GasThe Environmental Protection Agency issued new regulations for oil and gas pollutants as part of the Obama administration’s campaign against methane pollution.

From an above ground storage tank to a transmission line, the new rules will cover a wide range of resources and equipment used in the oil and gas industry. EPA’s nonbinding environmental policies also intend to guide states that are yet to comply with federal ozone requirements.

These rules will help them to achieve a reduced amount of ozone-causing volatile organic compounds, which originate from oil and gas sites, according to HeartlandTankServices.com. The federal environment agency expects the new guidelines to strip 200,000 tons of methane pollution from the environment.

Greenhouse Initiative

The White House’s drive to reduce methane emissions comes as it has been found to be a more lethal greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, with 25 times more global warming potential than the latter. The new policies will be implemented in 28 states nationwide that have exceeded their federal ozone limits, along with 11 Northeastern states.

However, several states have challenged the rules in a U.S. Court of Appeals. The complaint stemmed from a clear definition of the “adjacent” clause in the new rules. The clause serves as a guiding factor in what constitutes the scope of an oil and gas operation stationary source.

It still remains unclear whether the EPA’s definition of the term “adjacent” aligns with the Court of Appeals’ own description.

Critics’ Take

The oil and gas industry did not seem too pleased with the idea of EPA finalizing such rules without gathering more pollution-related data from producers. Howard Feldman, American Petroleum Institute senior director of regulatory and scientific affairs, said a lack of relevant data could elicit unattainable emission-reduction targets.

It will also hurt the economy, thereby creating a negative domino effect to jobs and consumers, according to Feldman. EPA released the new rules on Oct. 20.

November 21, 2016 at 1:02 pmBrain Serve

Organic and Natural Termite Control Treatments: Is It Right for You?

Pest ControlThrough the years, the termite control niche has continued to develop and evolve. Pest control and prevention techniques and products have undergone continuous refinements and improvements over time. A lot of time, effort and resources have been poured into research on the behavior and biology of termites.

Thus, it comes as no surprise that entomologists, termite control product manufacturers, and termite pest control experts have come up with more effective and targeted methods to eliminate and control termites. The best part is, the newly developed techniques and products are all organic and green.

Green Termite Control Method Types

There are many organic or natural termite control methods and products available today. These include biological methods that introduce nematodes (or microscopic worms) and/or termite-eating ants. Other non-toxic termite control techniques include extreme cold, heat treatment, as well as electronic methods. Green materials that are made from botanical ingredients are also used as baits and termiticides.

Uniqueness of Termites

Termites have a unique and unpredictable behavior; thus, they are likely to pose many challenges and cause damage when being treated. Treatment is, therefore, best left in the hands of professionals.

The extent of termite infestation can sometimes be difficult to determine as they usually hide in cracks in your foundation and in walls. Different kinds of termites need different products and methods to control. Each product usually requires a specific application technique that, in turn, requires a specialized tool.

There are various termite control options available. The right method to use depends on several factors such as the extent of termite infestation, your home’s construction, and the specific termite species that has invaded your home. The termite pest control expert you hire will recommend the appropriate termite control and prevention plan based on the unique conditions of your home, as well as your preferred products. Expect the pest control experts to explain the advantages and disadvantages that come with each treatment method and product.

November 7, 2016 at 7:26 pmStudy Section