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APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

This story from idahostatesman.com represents the general trend of utilities to invest in renewable energy. Could be that renewable energy is cheaper to maintain over a longer period of time? Updated February 19, 2018 10:08 AM Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions …

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Marijuana-derived oil could be legal in Idaho, if House member’s bill successful

New story from idahostatesman.com regarding legalization of CBD derived products. These are not psychoactive, yet highly medicinal for many conditions. After a 2 1/2-hour hearing with passionate testimony on both sides, the Idaho House Health & Welfare Committee voted unanimously Friday in favor of HB 577, Rep. Dorothy Moon’s bill …

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Organic polymer solar cells expected to open niche market opportunities

Today I came across this story from pv-magazine-india.com that focuses on new innovation: While they cannot match the durability and efficiency of inorganic silicon-based solar cells, organic polymer solar cells show potential to provide power to remote microwatt sensors, wearable technology and the Wi-Fi-connected devices constituting the Internet of Things. …

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New ‘battery’ bottles sunshine could spark solar revolution

What is most likely to be an overlooked story from wnd.com focuses innovation in the fast moving solar space. (NBC News) Solar energy is clean, abundant, and irritatingly inconvenient: It doesn’t work at night or on cloudy days. You can convert sunshine into electricity and store it in a battery, …

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Energy Efficiency Saves Lives, Avoids Huge Health Costs

This story from nrdc.org provides some great insights: Power plants that burn coal, oil, or natural gas release small particles that can embed deep in our lungs (fine particulate matter), gases that irritate our respiratory systems (like sulfur dioxide), and gases that interact with sunlight to form hazardous smog (nitrogen …

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The power of pets: Health benefits of human-animal interactions

Today I came across this story from montgomery-herald.com. Anyone with a pet already knows this Nothing compares to the joy of coming home to a loyal companion. The unconditional love of a pet can do more than keep you company. Pets may also decrease stress, improve heart health, and even …

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The key to eliminating sugar cravings: Healthy Fats!

Today I came across this story from that looks to how to add healthy fats to your diet With more and more people realizing the benefits of adding healthy fats into their lifestyle, this question comes up a lot! “How do I eat enough fat each day?” “How to I …

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6 Simple Home Remedies For Annoying Lower Back Pain

Today I came across this story from thealternativedaily.com that talks about how to get relief from lower back pain without the use of medications. I began to develop lower back pain while playing college basketball and I haven’t fully recovered. Some days I still feel a dull ache in my …

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5 Ways To Tickle Your Brain For Better Memory

There are so many healthy ways  to nourish the brain: Medication has had limited effect on memory. And that’s unfortunate for anyone suffering from memory problems due to specific illnesses or ageing. But now researchers from the Mayo Clinic report that tickling the brain with low-intensity electrical stimulation in a …

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Best Winter Fit Foods

A  story from 9news.com reveals some great tips on how to eat in winter: Optimum Wellness Presented by King Soopers Depending on where you live, you may be buried in snow by now or you may be basking in mild temperatures. It’s usually sweater weather no matter where you live, …

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How to buy organic and save money

This story from ksat.com shows what I have been doing for years: SAN ANTONIO – More people are going organic. It’s a healthy choice for your body, and the planet benefits from it too. And while it may be pricier to go organic, you don’t have to break the bank. …

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Organic Psyllium Husk’s Many Health Benefits

A must read story from prohealth.com reveals some great benefits of adding psyllium to your diet: People with bowel obstructions or spasms People who have difficulty swallowing People with esophageal structure (narrowing of the esophagus) or any other narrowing or obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract Tricyclic antidepressants: Dietary fiber in …

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Healthy bugs and their benefits

Today I came across this story from ngnews.ca that talks about the healthy bacteria: We all hear about bacteria in our lives but it is usually on a more negative level. Someone has an ear infection or a throat infection and off to the walk-in clinic for an antibiotic prescription. …

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Finley letter: Idaho Solar power and home values

Great commentary from idahostatesman.com that showcases an interesting article regarding new home construction and solar. Anytime you give new homeowners a choice between unpredictable dirty energy or predictable clean energy, which choice do you think they will make? Those low 8.5 cent/kwh electricity rates aren’t going to last forever as …

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