Mandy Adwell

Fruit stand

There are many studies out there about what foods are best to help ward off certain diseases, and according to some new research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), eating fresh fruit in whole form, rather then juice form, a few times a week has a significant bearing on the development of type 2 diabetes. [...]

The U.S. States With The Biggest Renewable Energy Future

by Mandy Adwell September 1, 2013
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A new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory reveals the U.S states that have the most potential for renewable energy production. According to the report, Wyoming and New Mexico are both set to become major exporters of wind power. It also projects that by 2025, New Mexico will be producing twice as much clean energy [...]

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Community-Owned Solar Projects Could Be Best Solar Option For Many

by Mandy Adwell September 1, 2013
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While the many of us would love to equip our homes with solar panels, the truth is that this is simply not an option for lower income households, and for those who rent and cannot afford to buy. According to Bryan Lewis over at ThinkProgress, Community Solar Garden (CSG) programs are one way to provide [...]

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‘Liter of Light’ Aiming To Bring Light To A Million Homes In Need

by Mandy Adwell August 25, 2013
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Back in 2002, Brazilian mechanic Alfredo Moser had what might be called a “lightbulb moment” during one of many regular blackouts in his town. It was when he noticed that local factories would remain lit during blackouts that he decided to do a little experimentation; using only water, bleach, and an empty bottle, he successfully [...]

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U.S. Shale Gas Asset Values Decline As Prices Fall, Wells Disappoint

by Mandy Adwell August 25, 2013
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It’s no secret that there has been a serious shale gas boom happening across the United States, but it looks like things are starting to wind down now that shale oil and gas assets are plummeting in value. Aside from the now oversaturated market, many wells have reportedly failed to live up to expectations. Companies [...]

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Detroit Mayor Orders Koch Carbon To Remove Polluting Pet Coke Piles

by Mandy Adwell August 19, 2013
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For months, Detroiters have been wondering what’s going to happen with the massive piles of filthy petroleum coke that have been polluting the city’s west side. Aside from the fact that the wind has blown it into apartment buildings and nearby businesses, interests of the Koch brothers, which unsurprisingly own the pet coke, don’t seem [...]

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72% Of Wind Turbines Used In US Now American-Made, Up From 25%

by Mandy Adwell August 18, 2013
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According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, the number of wind turbines used in the United States that are also built in the United States has increased significantly over the last several years. In 2007, only 25% of turbine components were built locally, but by 2012, that number rose to 72%. [...]

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Two Large-Scale Solar Power Projects Approved For Australia

by Mandy Adwell August 13, 2013
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Residential rooftop solar panel systems have been on the rise in Australia over the last several years, and now, there will soon be two new large-scale solar PV farms available to add power to the electricity grid. AGL Energy Limited has just announced details of the two projects, which will produce about 360,000 megawatt hours [...]

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Dolphins Recognize Each Other After 20 Years Apart, Study Finds

by Mandy Adwell August 12, 2013
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We’ve known for a long time that elephants to have an impressive memory, but some new research is showing that dolphins have the unique ability to remember each other’s signature calls for at least 20 years, making it the longest memory of any mammal. The study, conducted by researcher Jason Bruck and published in the [...]

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Wealthy People Likely To Have Different Bodily Toxins

by Mandy Adwell August 11, 2013
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Most of us in so-called developed countries know our bodies must contain a certain amount of toxins from our environments, and from the things that we do. We can be exposed to a variety of pollutants and toxins from our food, workplaces, vehicles, and even our homes. It is to be expected that these toxins [...]

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