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Month: April 2020

Emission Standards In Arizona

Air pollution is a serious issue that no U.S. state is immune to. Motor vehicle CO2 emissions are one of the main causes of air pollution, which is why there are laws in the United States that impose vehicle emissions testing and set emissions standards. Arizona is one of the states where air quality is pretty poor. That has become particularly noticeable in the last couple of years, as the number of vehicles has significantly increased, especially in major cities such as Phoenix and Tucson. Since air pollution is a serious threat to peoples’ health, the state has decided to impose stricter emission standards in order to improve air quality. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is the agency that manages vehicle emissions, and does everything it can to preserve peoples’ health and the environment. ADEQ has created the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP), which is a program for mandatory vehicle emission testing and repairs. With the VEIP program, Arizona is hoping to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions, which should result in better air quality. In Arizona, all vehicles in the Phoenix or Tucson metro areas that were made after 1967, have to undergo an emissions inspection 90 days before their registration expires. There are vehicles that are exempt from these inspections, such as 2009 and 2010 model year vehicles, model year 1966 and older vehicles, collector vehicles, vehicles that...

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Living In Arizona Boulders–Where Did They Come From?

When most people think of building a secluded home, they think of tall trees and large bushes. But what about boulders? Granite Park, located in Prescott, Arizona, which is in the north central part of the state, is one such place filled with 1.4 billion-year-old towering granite rock formations. Rock formations of this type are rare in the United States. Northern Arizona to southern California are the most common locations for these statuesque boulders. Formed in the Precambrian age, 1.4 billion years ago, these rocks started life under the earth’s surface as large masses of molten rock, according to Dr. Archie M. Dickey, professor of environmental science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The rocks then cool before reaching the surface. “This procedure is referred to as an intrusive igneous rock formation,” said Dr. Dickey. “The molten rocks cool slowly and in the process form large, course-grained rocks.” After the granite was exposed at the surface, it was then at the mercy of the elements. Wind, rain, snow all started eroding the rocks. However, in the case of these particular formations, they produced their unique shapes and vistas because the granite first weathered in blocky, rectangular joints. You can actually see this throughout Granite Park – the blocky reddish-brown linear lines on the boulders. Dr. Dickey explains that as the weathering continued, the granite turned into its now round distinctive shape....

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World’s Top Golf Resorts: Train and Play for Your Vacation!

The finest golf resorts in the United States, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean can be your choice for your next vacation. Make it a train-and-play golf vacation! So many package deals are available to make your trip much more than a break from your routine. A golf vacation will be a practical experience of improving your golf game, enjoying a phenomenally peaceful and luxurious setting, and visiting a different state or a different country! This planning guide will point you to some of the best-rated golf resorts in the world. Whether you ultimately book for yourself or through an experienced golf travel specialist, begin your research online where you can find premium golf courses and travel bargains. Rates, resort amenities and golf course details are available. But look further for the packages that include airfare, hotel accommodations and green fees to get your best value. The typical packaged Golf Resort Vacation will include most of these features: Airfare Resort Accommodations Confirmed Tee Times Prepaid Green Fees Shared Cart for 18 Holes Equipment Rental Golf Lessons Meals at Exclusive Restaurants Transfers to the Course Transfers to the Airport All Taxes and Service Charges Golf courses are planned in lovely surroundings where you can take in sea breezes or views of lush vegetation, and you can combine golf with other resort amenities to provide a well-rounded vacation. For instance, try one...

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