Wind Turbines Could Be The Future Of Energy, If People Didn't Think They Were So Aesthetically Unpleasing

Wind Turbines Could Be The Future Of Energy, If People Didn't Think They Were So Aesthetically Unpleasing

Renewable energy? I'm a big fan.

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Other forms of energy are in the news lots these days. In Germany, where a couple has built a home insulated by clay and solar water heaters and panels sufficient to generate enough power for what they need to an island that is almost completely powered by solar energy and more.

What's with all the debate and intensity for something that is a good alternative for energy that can easily be transmitted to many people?

Among renewable energy technologies, wind turbines have the odd distinction of being at once the most celebrated and the most reviled. People either love wind turbines or hate them. With a passion.

A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical energy.

Located 2.8 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, the Block Island Wind Farm is the United States' first commercial offshore wind plant. It already has five turbines that are capable of producing a total of 30 MW of power. Since May 1, 2017, the island's 2,000 electric customers receive almost all of their energy from offshore wind—and the island uses only a fraction of the power produced.

Wind power offers a significant amount of advantages, which may be one of the reasons that it is one of the fastest-growing energy sources in the world.

Some of the major benefits include it being cost effective. It also creates jobs (I mean someone has to do all the work to put them up and maintain them.). In fact, the U.S. wind sector employed more than 100,000 workers in 2016, and wind turbine technician is one of the fastest-growing American jobs of the decade.

Wind is a domestic source of energy. The nation's wind supply is abundant and inexhaustible.

Not only that but there are environmental advantages too. Cleaner air, cleaner water, and stopping the need for destructive resource mining or fuel transportation to a processing facility.

Of course, there still are some challenges to overcome when pursuing wind power.

Among others, turbines (themselves) might cause noise and aesthetic pollution ( although they have a relatively little impact on the environment compared to conventional power plants) concern exists over the noise produced by the turbine blades and visual impacts to the landscape.

Not only that but, turbine blades could damage local wildlife. Birds have been known to be killed by flying into the spinning blades.

At this point, you're most likely asking yourself "Ok, so why wind power?"

Simple. It is and will continue to be one of the most promising renewable energy sources.

Over the last decade, the wind industry has seen exponential growth, and wind farms are popping up all over the world. It's currently the renewable energy source that can best compete with fossil fuel power plants—in some regions around the world, the clean, safe energy it generates is already just as cheap as coal.

Chances are, we will be seeing a lot more wind turbines in the future, despite how "ugly" they are.

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Why It Is Scientifically Proven That Golden Doodles Are The Best Kind Of Dogs

No matter what color you have, they are awesome.
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Let me first say that golden-doodles are golden retrievers and a poodle mix. It's a big difference from other doodles. This is a new, popular kind of dog, that is known worldwide. It has been proven (not really but let's say it is) that they are the best dogs ever, in every color. Here are some reasons why:

1. They are great with kids!

2. Especially sick kids or kids with disabilities!

3. They enjoy the party life!

4. They love every kind of weather!

5. They can help you pass the hardest levels on Candy Crush.

6. They think they are humans.

Or just big babies.

7. They have the best manners!

8. They give the best hugs!

9. They make great therapy dogs! (Plus they are hypoallergenic)

10. They make everything a treasure!

11. They make the best snuggle buddies.

12. They make you laugh on your worse days.


* Basically all these pictures*

13. They are superstars!!

14. They make great study buddies! (Very important for college students or middle/high school students)

15. But most importantly, they are the cutest.

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13 Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands

Look for the Leaping Bunny!

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When was the last time you thought about what you are putting on your face?

Recently I have been thinking more about the everyday products I use. What's in them? How are they made?

As an animal lover and pet owner, I decided to do some digging on my own about whether or not the companies and brands of my favorite products use animal testing. Although we have made more progress in animal rights, animal testing of products is still an issue in 2019. While some do their own animal testing, many of these companies and brands perform animal testing to sell their products in countries like China that require animal testing.

Since the list of companies and brands that do pay for animal testing in China is long, I wanted to share some of the major brands and companies who don't test on animals and so are cruelty-free:

1. ​LUSH

LUSH is known for their 100% vegetarian and cruelty-free products. They even have systems in place to ensure the ethics of their suppliers and offer the LUSH Prize, which is awarded annually to someone in the alternative testing sector for their efforts to end the need for animal testing.

2. e.l.f.

Like LUSH, e.l.f. is also vegan, cruelty-free, and committed. They have even donated proceeds in the past to animal charities.

3. Too Faced

Too Faced is not two-faced with their very transparent policies on being cruelty-free and what products are and are not vegan.

4. Urban Decay

Urban Decay's morals are definitely not decaying with their transparent policies regarding ending animal testing, what products are vegan, and their initiative to empower women called Ultraviolet Edge.

5. Tarte

Tarte is cruelty free and and are very transparent also with their ingredients list and whether their products are vegan. Plus many of their lines are remind us of nature like Rainforest of the Sea!

6. bareMinerals

bareMinerals bares all about how they do not test on animals or work with any manufacturers who do. Their brushes do use animal hair from goats and ponies, by they make note that no animals are harmed in the making of the brushes and also offer synthetic hair brushes too. They also are clean beauty brand keeping their products free of parabens, sulfates, and harsh chemicals.

7. Beautyblender

Even after launching their Bounce foundation, Beautyblender is still cruelty-free and will remain so by not selling their foundations in China. Their blending sponges will continue to be available in China because they don't require animal testing for beauty tools and brush cleaners.

8. Burt's Bees

Although they sell in China, Burt's Bees has remained cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified by selling their products via direct-to-consumer ecommerce, which is exempt from Chinese animal testing regulations. Their products are all natural, but since the main ingredient is beeswax they are not vegan.

 13. CoverGirl

Despite being criticized in the past, CoverGirl is now cruelty-free! Covergirl is now the largest makeup brand to receive the Leaping Bunny certification and is no longer sold in China.

These brands and companies that have stuck to their morals over the years and not expanded their market into China should especially be supported. By purchasing these products it also shows a demand for cruelty-free products. It IS possible for companies to not use animal testing to perfect their product or be able to sell their product. These are just a few names that show animal testing and selling in China is not necessary to be successful.

This list is not all of the cruelty-free brands out there, so I encourage you to do your own research too. I suggest checking out PETA's lists of companies that do and do not test on animals. Don't be fooled by labels claiming that a product wasn't tested on animals, since the FDA doesn't regulate 'cruelty-free' and 'not tested on animals' packaging labels. Instead look for the Leaping Bunny, who certifies companies as cruelty-free.


I know I just want to do my small part in making the world a kinder place, and I hope you will do what you can too.

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