Ambient Air, Metals, STRATEGIES

AIRBORNE: A MECHANIZED LIFE

If there is a single thing that defines our urban life then it has to be mobility. Always being on the move requires energy which our vehicles consume in the name of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels...carbonized remnants of historic organic life transformed over time into hydrocarbons not only able to drive our vehicles but light… Continue reading AIRBORNE: A MECHANIZED LIFE

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AIRBORNE: THE MAKING OF STEEL

A chimney has many functions one of which is blocking the release of harmful emmissions from industries. But what happens when it malfunctions... Well, nearby settlements suffer because of polluted air. Among the many industries, iron and steel production demands significant attention especially if their chimneys are malfunctional. And here's the reason why. IRON ORE… Continue reading AIRBORNE: THE MAKING OF STEEL

Metals, STRATEGIES, Water is Life

WATER IS LIFE: ENTER DISINFECTION

Ever since the discovery of microscopic life, man has always been weary of bacteria in water. And rightfully so. Microorganisms in water are associated with a number of severe to deadly infections such as cholera, dysentry and typhoid. Since many water microrganisms succumb at a temperature of around 80 degrees celcius, boiling has been employed… Continue reading WATER IS LIFE: ENTER DISINFECTION

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WATER IS LIFE: A GEOLOGICAL ‘RAW DEAL’

The descent into Kenya's Rift Valley is a scene to remember. The escarpment abruptly lets you into an open space with your eyes wandering tens if not hundreds of miles away through the plains with volcanoes protruding from them. Kenya's Rift Valley is the country's food basket inhabited by hardworking people. But sections of them… Continue reading WATER IS LIFE: A GEOLOGICAL ‘RAW DEAL’

CANCER-CHECK: Food, CANCER-CHECK: Water, Metals, Water is Life

WATER IS LIFE: ACIDIC WATER

From the first day I tasted hot lemon water, I have always ensured that I take it religiously every evening before retiring to bed. Several things are appealing to me about it... Its bitter- sweet taste... Its citrusy texture... But above all, its acidic nature that corrodes our throats in a 'friendly' way... No wonder… Continue reading WATER IS LIFE: ACIDIC WATER

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WATER IS LIFE: STRANGE METALS

Metals are simple elements found around us. Infact they are so simple that they cannot be broken down or neutralized any further. This is good news especially when talking about the ones that are beneficial to us... The Calcium... The Zinc... The Magnesium... The Iron... The Potassium... The Sodium among others. Metals which not only… Continue reading WATER IS LIFE: STRANGE METALS

CANCER-CHECK: Food, Metals, Soil

THE FOOD CHAIN AND THE FERTILIZER DILEMMA

Food stimulates our taste buds and delivers the nutrients our bodies so much need. Also, it’s common knowledge that fruits and vegetables provide us with the nutrients, antioxidants and health benefits our bodies crave for helping us in combating a spectrum of lifestyle diseases. But besides the range of benefits that accrue from such foods,… Continue reading THE FOOD CHAIN AND THE FERTILIZER DILEMMA

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METALLIC DUST: FROM HIDES TO LEATHER…

Rarely do we think much of the processes used to produce the sleek leather belts we wear... Or the classy leather handbags we carry around... Or even the cool leather shoes we put on. When I was younger, I often thought that hides and skins would mystically convert into the leather products we enjoy so… Continue reading METALLIC DUST: FROM HIDES TO LEATHER…