The Weather Forecast on Your Computer

Written by David Leonhardt

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Weather forecasts onrepparttar desktop are probablyrepparttar 105332 fastest way to get local weather information, andrepparttar 105333 data is updated every five minutes. The display can be set up for local weather, but a couple clicks allows for a quick check of conditions form almost every weather monitoring station inrepparttar 105334 world ideal for making last minute travel plans

Weather forecasts by Google:

A third way to accessrepparttar 105335 weather forecast is through Google. Yes,repparttar 105336 find-everything search engine has added weather to its repertoire. For instance, search Google for "weather Orlando", withoutrepparttar 105337 quotation marks, and see what you get.

Atrepparttar 105338 time of writing, this service is available only to cities inrepparttar 105339 USA (I presume Americans get more weather than other people.). However, it will hopefully be available everywhere byrepparttar 105340 time you read this article.

Google's isrepparttar 105341 least precise weather forecast ofrepparttar 105342 options, but fairly quick and simple to reach if you are looking for information on a city inrepparttar 105343 USA.

All three options are worthwhile, whether preparing forrepparttar 105344 daily commute or making travel and vacation plans. So pull in your head, close that window and log on. Why stick your neck out when there is weather on your computer.

David Leonhardt is a website marketing strategies consultant and an ethical SEO consultant. Watch for his upcoming travel directory.

A Simple Way To Offset the Environmental Effects of Driving Your Car

Written by Debra Lynn Dadd

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CO2 emissions come primarily fromrepparttar burning of fossil fuels for energy. When you drive your car, use public transportation, use electricity in your home or at work, or fly on an airplane, you are contributing CO2 emissions into repparttar 105330 air. Most consumer products you buy are made with energy from burning fossil fuels that produce CO2.

But there are also other ways to make energy. Renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and biomass are called "clean" energy sources because they don't produce CO2.

Today, various products are available that allow you to offsetrepparttar 105331 CO2 you produce by purchasing an equivalent amount of energy from renewable sources that do not produce CO2. This CO2-free energy flows into a local or national grid, eliminatingrepparttar 105332 need to burn fossil fuels that would createrepparttar 105333 same amount of CO2. So while your car is still adding CO2 torepparttar 105334 atmosphere, your purchase of renewable energy is subtractingrepparttar 105335 same amount of CO2 that would have gone intorepparttar 105336 atmosphere someplace else.

TerraPass is one organization that has a program to purchase renewable energy to offsetrepparttar 105337 CO2 produced by your car. You simply chooserepparttar 105338 TerraPass that corresponds torepparttar 105339 type of car and number of miles you drive. Terra Pass guaranteesrepparttar 105340 money from your membership will result in a reduction of carbon dioxide that counterbalancesrepparttar 105341 pollution from your car throughrepparttar 105342 purchase of renewable energy certificates. You get a TerraPass decal for your car andrepparttar 105343 good feeling that you are doing something to keep our climate as nature intended. My husband and I each purchased a TerraPass for our cars. A TerraPass for my husband's efficient Geo Metro was only $39.95/year and my TerraPass for my Honda Del Sol was $49.95/year. A small price to pay to do something real and practical to protect our beautiful planet.

Hailed as "The Queen of Green" by the New York Times, Debra Lynn Dadd has been a leading consumer advocate for products and lifestyle choices that are better for health and the environment since 1982. Visit her website at to learn more about her new book Home Safe Home, to sign up for her free email newsletters, and to browse 100s of links to 1000s of nontoxic, natural and earthwise products.

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