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Jan 2020

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Page 4 VOLUME 118 | ISSUE 124 | JANUARY 2020 Nuts, in general, are good for the body. They not only provide us with essential Established by H.H. Dr. Syedna Environment Wellness & Lifestyle Monthly Newsletter nutrients and minerals but also have antioxidants. Almonds particularly, help our Mohammed Burhanuddin (RA) memory and brain functions and are effective for weight loss too. If you are someone who loves to munch on almonds, then read below to find out why adding it to your daily in 1992 diet is a good idea. Australia is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with large swaths of Good for the heart: the country devastated since the fire season began in late July. At least 28 people have died nationwide and in the state of New South Wales (NSW) alone, more than 3000 Almonds have minerals like potassium, folic acid, protein, monounsaturated fats and homes have been destroyed or damaged. State and federal authorities are struggling to vitamin E. All these help with the smooth functioning of the heart, hence consuming contain the massive blazes, even with firefighting assistance from other countries. All almonds can reduce your chances of heart diseases. this has been exacerbated by persistent heat and drought, and many point to climate change as a factor making natural disasters go from bad to worse. Improves bone health: The scale of the ongoing bushfire disaster is such that it could affect the diversity of Almonds are packed with phosphorus, magnesium and calcium, which are good for your Eucalypts for which the Blue Mountains world heritage area is recognized, said John bones and teeth. Consuming a handful of almonds daily can strengthen them. Merson, the executive director of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute. The area covers one million hectares of national park and bush-land and is dominated by Aids weight loss: temperate eucalypt forest. The area is renowned for the diversity of its vegetation and is home to about a third of the world’s eucalypt species. While most are fire-adapted and Munching on almonds in moderation keeps you full for can regenerate, many of the species depend on long intervals between fires, Merson long and curbs those nasty hunger pangs as well. They said. “We had a very large fire in 2013. It’s only six years after that. The eucalypts can are packed with fibre, protein and fat content that help be very badly reduced in diversity if fires come through in too short and intense curb the urge to overeat. Studies also suggest that intervals. Their numbers will virtually collapse.” almonds play an important role in reducing the body’s absorption of calories, thereby making them the perfect weight-loss-friendly snack. Helps to lower blood pressure and diabetes: Almonds are high in potassium and low in sodium, which makes them a perfect snack option for people suffering from blood pressure. They also have magnesium which controls blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for diabetes patients. Acts as an energy booster: If you drink several cups of coffee and energy drinks to maintain the levels in your body, then ditch them right away for almonds. Riboflavin, copper and manganese in almonds will give you stamina. BURHANI FOUNDATION (INDIA) Amatullah Manzil, 65 Bazargate Street, Fort, Mumbai-1. Recycled Paper Used Recycled Paper Used The fires have also burnt swamp communities that release water slowly and are Phone: 22678480 / 22634326 Youtube: Burhani Foundation India Channel important to streams that feed into Sydney’s water supply and provide water for wild- Website: Facebook: Burhani-Foundation-India Email: [email protected] Twitter: BFI_environment life. The fires had entered areas that had not burnt previously and the need for the Instagram: [email protected] rescue mission was indicative of the intensity of the fires in the region. “This is climate change in its most fundamental form.” Source : The Guardian International Edition

Page 2 Page 3 In cities all around the world, forgotten rooftops can change the way we conserve How Rooftop Gardens Conserve Energy energy. These vast and under-utilized spaces can reduce energy consumption, produce food as well as provide homes for vulnerable wildlife. All that’s required is a simple roof- Rooftop gardens employ the best insulation: soil and vegetation. The tree cover and top garden. By creating more green spaces in the sky, we can transform our cities with thick under-brush protects against the harsh sun, allowing for the underneath to stay eco-friendly measures that will benefit everyone. There are 2 types of rooftop gardens: cool and breezy. Hot, sunny days can cause the tops of buildings to reach mind boggling temperatures, even as high as 150o F. Without an insulating layer, this heat will 1. Intensive Green Roof naturally pass through the building as its concrete exterior acts as a conductor. This system uses a thick layer of soil, often several inches deep, spread across a flat roof. Sometimes, a raised garden bed may be used to cultivate a more diverse range of While residents spend 70% of their electricity bill on air conditioning systems, rooftop plants and vegetables. The large amount of nutritious soil people use there, allows for gardens are incredibly effective insulation systems and can help to lower the cost of larger plants and trees to flourish. Intensive green roofs are often on commercial cooling a building. When water is added to the equation, the cooling effect is two-fold. buildings. The structure must be sturdy enough to bear the weight. They often require Moist soil naturally cools as water evaporates from it, refrigerating the surface below. more maintenance than other types of rooftop gardens. However, they have the extra While this process is especially beneficial in the summer, rooftop gardens can also keep benefit of producing food right in heart of a city. If done correctly, a bland and otherwise the building from losing heat in winter. unusable area can be revamped into a beautiful and relaxing space. 2. Extensive Green Roof Rooftop gardens can absorb CO2 from They can offer nesting areas and homes the air and release oxygen in its place, for insects, which attracts a range of The extensive green roof system uses a lighter load of growing medium, compared to creating a healthier urban environment. birds. Flowering plants on roofs can the intensive system. A thin layer of soil is spread across the roof and populated by CO2 emissions are the largest provide the very necessary food and hardy species, including succulents and grasses. These low-maintenance plants grow contributor to greenhouse gases. habitat for bees too. quickly and can absorb heat. They cool the entire building in the process. They are just a few inches thick. As a result, these mini gardens are suitable for a variety of different rooftops, like slanted suburban homes. Extensive green roofs can be aesthetically impressive. They cover unsightly concrete with unique vegetative designs. The drought- resistant plants can survive even the worst weather. They are a great option for smaller residential buildings looking to cut down on their energy bill. Recycled Paper Used Green roofs have been found to reduce A green roof full of chirping birds, Recycled Paper Used storm water run-off by an average of beautiful foliage and healthy food could 50%, allowing cities to retain healthy reduce overall stress in a population amounts of water that can keep them leading to a happier and healthier life cool when the sun comes out again. for all. Source :

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