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Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels for Electricity: Facts and Forecasts - Although affordable prices for coal and gas are expected to continue for the immediate future, there is a very real shift occurring in the global energy market. Fossil fuels currently power nearly 63% of electricity in the U.S., but Bloomberg’s New Energy Outlook 2017 speculates that due to the demand for cleaner and greener energy, and the increasing affordability of renewable technologies, by 2040, 38% of electricity in the U.S. will be sourced from renewables like solar, wind, and ocean energy.

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Moringa Tree Root Helps Purify Water, Removes E. coli

"The Moringa oleifera tree is native to Northern India, but common in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Known as a miracle tree, it gets its moniker from the many uses of all its parts. It’s antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and nutritious, and has been used to treat typhoid and fecal coliforms in water, while also serving a role in many traditional medicines. After two years of careful exploratory research and study, Opio and Morgan have discovered that the Moringa tree root powder can kill most E. coli bacteria, up to 87 per cent, in contaminated water." - Excerpt from University of Northern British Columbia.
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The Surfrider Foundation State of the Beach report is our continually-updated assessment of the health of our nation’s beaches. It is intended to empower concerned citizens and coastal managers by giving them the information needed to take action. For over ten years we have been collecting information on beach access, surf zone water quality, beach erosion, beach fill, shoreline structures, beach ecology and surfing areas to get an understanding of the condition of our nation’s beaches and the effectiveness of programs and policies designed to protect them.

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Beachapedia captures decades of experience and knowledge gained by Surfrider Foundation activists, scientists and staff through hundreds of environmental and educational campaigns on our coasts. By sharing this resource with the public we hope to provide tools and information to help communities make a positive impact on their local beaches. If you would like to contribute please visit this page.

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