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"The devastating consequences of the world’s addiction to palm oil are well-documented. Check your cabinets and you will probably find it in half of the consumable products you own: pizza, margarine, peanut butter, detergent, candles, soaps and lotions, though it’s often disguised benignly as “vegetable oil” on the ingredients list. Between 1995 and 2015, palm oil production quadrupled, and is projected to quadruple yet again by 2050." Read more

"Imagine a personal heating system that works indoors as well as
outdoors, can be taken anywhere, requires little energy, and is
independent of any infrastructure. It exists – and is hundreds of years
old. The hot water bottle could save a great deal of energy and money
without sacrificing thermal comfort."  Read more

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"....the town with no traffic lights collected $487 in fines and forfeitures in 2020 for every man, woman and child, though many of those fined were merely passing by on I-22."
"Total town income more than doubled from 2018 to 2020 – from $582,000 to more than $1.2 million – as fines and forfeitures rose 640%." ...Read more

"The evolution of cooling technology helps to explain why supposed solutions to global warming have only made the situation worse." Read more

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"Once aimed at small businesses, a 1990s-era tax break has become a popular way for Silicon Valley founders and investors to avoid taxes on their investment profits" Read more

"A calorie is a calorie is a calorie, at least from a thermodynamic standpoint. It’s defined as the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degree Celsius (2.2 pounds by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). But when it comes to health and your body’s energy balance, not all calories are equal" Read more

"They can’t go to classes or prison jobs, and they don’t have tablets or televisions. But they do have radios" Click to read more
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