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All plants or companies want a big profit and therefore, wastes or lost need to be eliminated. In a plant there are two things that produce a product, a machine and people. These two are the basic foundations of any operation. It's probably safe to say, that when asked which fruit is the most popular fruit in the world, the majority of Americans and Canadians would respond with apples or bananas. That response would be normal, but far from accurate. Where to go for your next vacation? Do you want to travel to the top of the mountains or to dive to the bottom of the sea? Well, these travel ideas might only be interesting for the happy few with special interests.Just in time for Earth Day 2008, I have compiled the top ten good news stories for the environment! Since the first Earth Day in 1970, air quality has improved dramatically, rivers are cleaner, and in every way people have come together to solve the problems that lead to global warming and endangered species. Every first grader has been taught in recent decades that the environment matters. Let's take a look at 10 points of light in the news about our Earth.Brazilian Coffee production figures rose by more than 12 million (60kg) bags to an amazing 46 million during 2008 - making the country streets ahead of the other two top world coffee producers of Vietnam (19.5 million bags) and Colombia (13.1 million bags). That's a staggering 7500 tonnes of coffee, harvested, bagged and stored for each and every day of the year!When I moved across the world with my husband to live in Phnom Penh with a one-way ticket to Cambodia, I wasn't sure we were doing the right thing. But, before long, I started to discover the wonders of the country and to explore the local fabric and customs of the country so that, six months later, I am now somewhat of an expert on pulling up roots and planting a much more beautiful tree in a more exotic and gentle part of the world.After a long and exciting day yesterday that included a helicopter sightseeing tour, some butterflies, and an amazing magic show, I woke up to a grey, cold and drizzly day. But that was not going to deter me from exploring the City of Niagara Falls in more detail. I got up, took a nice long shower and went downstairs for breakfast to the Windows on the Lane Restaurant which is a casual dining restaurant on the main floor of the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel.Scanning the days headlines can reveal clues as to trends around the world. In this article I explore the world of Islam in headlines and the quest of world leaders to portray something that simply isn't there. Its fascinating when you look at the numbers portraying a 'religion of peace' they don't add up. Read on!The United States is the number one producer of corn in the world. We grow twice as much as second place China and more than the rest of the top ten combined. An important food commodity in countries around the globe, corn is also an ingredient in many processed food and in many non-foods products we use daily. American farmers will plant a record 92 billion acres of corn in this crop year. But there is a problem.One of the biggest ecological disasters just waiting to explode is the relentlessly growing mountain of scrap car and other vehicle tyres. Costly to scrap, but easy to illegally dump, it's time a solution is found that can actually make money and remove these potential polluters of our very food chain.Ever wondered what a prosperous world might look like? We all want a world that we can both live with as well as pass on to our children. We also know that something's not right with the way things are now (and even if you're happy with the way things are, you can't ignore the fact that the majority of the world's population can't live with the way it is). But is this merely a utopia dream? Obama has apparently learned nothing about how global commerce operates after three years in office. As a result, he has offered a plan to revive manufacturing that should work like a charm - everywhere except in America, that is.The winter holidays have become overly commercial and lost a lot of their soulful spark. Here are some great ideas for finding spiritually relevant gifts that will put inspiration back in the season.Do you love to travel? Do you have the passion for the arts? Would it be nice if you can have these both at the same time? Perhaps you can consider having a vacation at Spain particularly in Madrid. Madrid, the largest city in Spain and its capital city is dubbed as the World Center of Art. A city which is not only rich in culture and history, Madrid is home to the great art museums and art galleries where you can find priceless works of arts of famous artists.In this article, Viktoras Kulvinskas shares what we can learn about longevity and living nutrition from other cultures around the world. Viktoras Kulvininskas refers to himself as a "Lithuanian raw mystic." He is an author and researcher interested in life foods and living nutrition.This storyteller uses a mythical tale to describe how you can use storytelling to influence people and events. How is storytelling an important tool for those who want to create peace and environmental justice in the world?Among all of the European countries, the United Kingdom is the most popular tourist place and serves as the seventh biggest tourist destination in the world. Here are the top cities in the UK for tourists.While there have been many fantastic karate instructors, only Mas Oyama can honestly lay claim to being the toughest karate master. This is most interesting, because Karate came from China, came into existence on Okinawa, and migrated to Japan, which became the 'Land of Karate.' Mas Oyama, (b-Choi Yeong-eui), however, was not from any of those countries, but rather from Korea.Israel's Biblical Landmarks draw millions of tourists every year. Judaism, Christianity and Islam followers come to Old Jerusalem as one of the sacred places for any representative of these monotheistic religions.Many things go into making a car a sports car, but chief among the factors that separate standard autos from sports cars is speed. Speed is not the sole measurement by which a sports car can or should be judged, but great acceleration and top end speed are factors that are always considered by sports car enthusiasts.If you intend to travel regularly, chances are you'll encounter a few border crossing along the way. This article details some of the ways in which you can attempt to ensure that you do in fact cross!If you'd like to add a slice of your heritage to your wedding ceremony, you're not alone. Millions of couples are embracing their ancestry and choosing to incorporate some of the best traditions from around the world in their ceremonies here at home. Here are some of the most interesting wedding traditions you might find if you attended a wedding in Germany, Russia or Ireland. Most hotels, business and commercial buildings, restaurants and water parks in Las Vegas are being emblazoned with diverse variety of outdoor artificial plants. Business owners believed that these poly blend plants add curb appeal and interest to the passersby especially that their features have the same resemblance of real foliage.Having posed the question "Pergolas, Gazebos and Arbours - What's the difference?" a couple of months back, I was blown away by the mass of responses that came from all corners of the globe!Amsterdam, the magical city is the capital city of the beautiful European country Netherland. Amsterdam is considered one amongst the cultural and financial centers of Europe. This city has large number of attractive tourist destinations that's why this city is ranked amongst the top most visited cities of the world. Amsterdam is also known for its festivals.