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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

A New Exciting Environmental Reality Show...

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Have you heard about "Hot and Toxic?"  It’s a new reality show that follows a lady named Janet who moves into a home with a very gassy companion. The show stars numerous other hot companions that also come along for the romantic ride.   The show sees Janet become acquainted with 21 of THE hottest, MOST toxic housemates you’ve ever seen!  If you have the same gassy companion that Janet has, you may want to check to see if you know any of these associates.  Some of the names of these highly irritating mates include Hyde, Di, and C. Mo.  Sound familiar?!  The show serves as a reminder to unsuspecting folks that you’ve got to be careful who you invite into your personal space ; )  This show is going to be a #1 hit reality show and you will definitely want to know all about these housemates.  The show will be bringing you all of the hot and bothered entertainment and drama.  It's nothing like you've ever seen and we have to thank some very environmentally focused folks for

Who is Tesla Rival Lucid Motors?

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The other day I came across a commercial for an unknown electric car company. I saw the bold white Lucid letters across the screen and wondered who they were. Most people are familiar with Tesla. This prompted me to look into it a bit further and I was surprised by what I learned. Lucid Motors, formerly known as startup Atieva, was founded by Bernard Tse and Sam Weng in 2007. Bernard once served as a VP and board member at Tesla for four years, after which he left to go on to establish Atieva, Inc. Atieva changed its name to Lucid Motors in 2016 and has recently introduced its first electric car called the Lucid Air. Love the name btw! Peter Rawlinson is the CTO and CEO of Lucid Motors but he was also a VP at Tesla and head engineer of the Model S. Lucid Motors is not yet public and is funded by the government of Saudi Arabia (PIF). Since we know that Peter designed Model S, lets try to understand how it compares to the 2021 Lucid Air. Lucid Air has a retail starting price of $69,900

Man Creates Renewable Energy from Fruits & Veggies!

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Congratulations to Carvey Ehren Maigue who recently won the 2020 sustainability award offered by the James Dyson Foundation. The was created as a way to help young people realize their engineering potential. This year the foundation created a sustainability option for their annual award. Carvey is a 27 year old engineer from the Phillipines who developed a system called aureus system technology that uses particles from waste crop (fruit & vegetables) to harvest invisible uv light from the sun. he was chosen from the top 20 award entries. With Aureus System Technology, Carvey is helping to mitigate climate change by allowing a mode for waste to be upcycled and turned into electricity. When asked how his invention was sustainable, Carvey had this to say: "We need to utilise our resources more and create systems that don't deplete our current resources. While AuREUS aims to generate electricity from natural resources, I also want to show that, even if we want to become m

FUSION POWER COULD BE JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

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Researchers at MIT and spinoff company, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, are working on a groundbreaking method for mimicking the sun’s energy. This method entails the use of fusion energy to generate electricity. The researchers will be constructing a reactor called SPARC, which, if successfully built, will allow for the powering of a plant that will utilize fusion energy. A successful construction of SPARC will also help to curb climate change in the future. The reactor is only in the earliest stages of development and researchers AT MIT plan to complete it in the next three to four years. Commonwealth Fusion Systems CEO, dr. bob mumgaard, connected with NYT and expressed his goal for the creation of the company. “We’re really focused on how you can get to fusion power as quickly as possible.” It is Dr. Mumgaard’s hope that the company can develop a practical fusion device that will be able to mimick the sun’s energy, with the ultimate result of helping to decrease the global warming c

Sydney, Australia - First City to be 100% Renewable Energy Powered

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Sydney, Australia is now fully powered by renewable electricity which is sourced from local wind and solar projects. every major building, stadium, convention center, sports fields and traffic lights are running via green clean energy. The mayor of Australia, Clover Moore, presided over the green deal which was achieved in collaboration with flow power and Repower Shoalhaven. Repower Shoalhaven is a non profit community group which has been instrumental in developing community solar projects. Flow power is a key energy retailer within the Australian markets. Their mission entails helping business reshape how they manage electricity. The green deal is the largest one in Australian history. Key elements that will be a result of this new shift in utilization of 100% renewable energy include: CO2 emissions will decrease in Sydney by 20,000 tons. The city will save money up to a half million per year. Job growth and prospects are expected to increase. Communities impacted by the pand