Hot Potatoes TILTcast 27
Tuesday a 6.9 earthquake devastated remote West China killing over 580 people, according to Anita Chang of the Associated Press. This quake has reportedly injured thousands of others and left many without a refuge for sleep tonight. Residents spend hours shoveling to try and rescue those trapped underneath rubble and debris. A series of strong aftershocks kept rattling the area and have taken down many homes and buildings according to CNN News after the large quake struck just before 8:00 am local time. Recovery will be difficult with the massive amounts of damage and continued reoccurrence of aftershocks.The strong 7.2 Mexicali earthquake on April 5th of last week which is still bringing up aftershocks according to the Los Angeles Times. The 7.2 Mexicali quake is still causing aftershocks in the area. The recent earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, China, and Mexicali seem to be causing a lot of damage in a short period of time. Cities in Oregon and other places are taking extra precautions to prepare their towns, according to the New York Times. These coincidences seem to be taking the attention of many people around the world wondering what city could be the next epicenter of a large earthquake. As a one time resident of California's Bay Area and currently residing near the San Andreas Fault, I am no stranger to earthquake awareness and the rolling feeling of moving walls and falling pictures. It is one of the trade offs in living in beautiful California. I think taking a few safety precautions now are a good idea but see no reason to panic. Sources: Anita Chang, Associated Press CNN News Los Angeles Times William Yardley, New York times Enjoy this Danny Hauger Podcast, Creative Solutions Delivered Online only at DannyHauger.com ____________________________________________________________________ If you’re microwave is running a lot in your house you might be surprised how much energy consumption is being drained while heating up those chicken nuggets. For that matter, many of the appliances that you use every day may be costing you more in energy bills every month than you realize. Energy saving is easy with Microsoft Hohm. I recently created an account with the new Microsoft Hohm system online and was able to create a new plan to save me money every month on my energy bill and conserve resources at the same time. I had no idea that energy spikes were occurring when I used home appliances like my dishwasher and garbage disposal. Using the free energy report I received from Microsoft Hohm, I was able to create a report and plan to reduce my consumption and start saving money every month on my bills. Now I wait until I have a full load of wash to do before turning on the machine which has made a big impact on my energy usage. Seeing a snapshot of your actual usage is a great tool for creating a more efficient household. Recommendations are available online to help your home energy plans and save you money every month. On top of this, you’ll feel good knowing you are helping to conserve energy and resources. My home energy report was informative and showed me which of my habits in the house were using the most energy and advised me on how I might change my patterns and use less energy altogether without making drastic changes to my lifestyle. These educational tools are a great help for making a better plan for using energy around the household in several different areas. I would recommend trying out Microsoft Hohm today to get your own home report in minutes.
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