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Top 5 Alternative Clean Fuels Sources You Should Know About

Top 5 Alternative Clean Fuels Sources You Should Know About

If you’re even the least bit aware of what is going on with the planet today then you know that the weather is drastically changing due to climate change. One of the biggest reasons for climate change occurring is due to an onslaught of carbon emissions sent into the atmosphere because of humans and our consumption of resources. Some of the worst offenders in this are cars, as the majority of cars on the roads today burn fossil fuels to run.

Because of this researchers have been working long and hard to find alternative energy sources so that we are not mindlessly burning gas, wasting energy and polluting the Earth. For a long time, it was thought that ethanol was the answer, but because of its impact on food supply, that idea has gone away.

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In this article, we will discuss some of the best options for alternative fuel sources.

1. Natural Gas

Natural Gas is an alternative, clean-burning fuel that is already widely available. Many people already use it in their homes and business, and the technology is easily shifted towards cars. While natural gas does create less harmful emissions than the gasoline and diesel currently being used, the production of it does create methane.

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2. Electricity

Electric cars truly seem to be the way of the future. Nearly every major carmaker now has at least one electric car in its fleet, and it is becoming trendy to own an electric car. However, the majority of electricity that is generated today, and you need electricity to power the battery of an electric car, comes from coal and natural gas, which still leaves a bad carbon footprint.

3. Hydrogen

Hydrogen is one of the cleanest fuel sources available. It has zero harmful emissions and would be a great source of fuel. Unfortunately, it is extremely expensive to work with, and there is virtually no infrastructure for fueling in place, which would take lots of money, energy and time to set up.

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4. Solar

Solar power is not a new idea by any means, but is an ingenious one; harvest the power of the sun and convert it into energy. It is a resource that is not running out anytime soon and is completely clean and natural. While it might not be feasible to put a solar panel on top of your car, it could be used to charge the batteries of electric cars. There are several solar powered gadgets like Solar-powered Phone Charger, wireless solar keywords, solar Bluetooth speaker, solar lights they will help reduce your power bill and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

5. Biodiesel

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel source that uses vegetable oils and animal fats to create power and energy. If you have grease left over from cooking, you can use it to power your car. Virtually any car can be made to run on biodiesel. However, the production has been limited and there’s a lack of infrastructure for distribution.

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These are the most promising alternative fuel sources. With more and more money being spent on research and development for these technologies, it won’t be long before gasoline is considered to be a dinosaur and not just a derivative of dinosaurs.

You will find poor energy consumption in other areas than just cars as well. The world of cooking is also an offender, with many amounts of resources being wasted to power the equipment that cooks food; ovens, stoves, broilers and gas grills all require power. Grilling with charcoal is a cleaner form of cooking, though. Organisations like Jealous Devil use sustainably harvested hardwoods to give you the cooking power you need, so maybe cooking will return to its primitive state for a more sustainable world.

Featured photo credit: http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/ via darkroom.baltimoresun.com

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Last Updated on June 8, 2018

10 Harsh But True Illustrations that Show Our Changed Society

10 Harsh But True Illustrations that Show Our Changed Society

Let’s face it.  We are living in a digital age, and there is absolutely no turning back. One of the biggest influences on society these days is social media. It affects us both positively and negatively. Social media was originally designed for people to share interesting facets of their lives with their friends, but it has become so much more than what it intended to be. It is now a medium for information to pass around the globe. In many cases, people first learn about current events through Twitter or Facebook before hearing about them from conventional news sources.

We also rely on technology for nearly everything we do. People these days seem as if they can’t go anywhere or do anything without their smartphones, tablets, or laptops. They need to be in constant contact with others via electronic devices.

However, there is also a downside to be too connected to social media and electronic devices. We are too dependent on them, which make us oblivious to what we are doing to ourselves. Being too connected can have a negative effect on our lives and the society as a whole. Here are 10 true illustrations that show how our society is negatively impacted because of the use of technology.

1. Facebook is eating away at your time.

Facebook is eating away your time

    How much time do you usually spend each day on Facebook or other social networking sites? Is it hindering your productivity? Do you find yourself wasting time to a point where you don’t even know where it goes? If the answer is yes, Facebook might have eaten away at your time.

    2. We’ve become “Likeaholics.”

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    Likeaholic

      When you are posting something on Facebook, are you doing it just to see how many of your friends will give it the proverbial thumbs up? This illustration shows that some people are treating “Likes” on Facebook as if it was a drug they needed to inject into their bloodstreams.

      3. Our electronics have priority over our lives.

      priorities

        Given a choice between your dying phone battery or you dying, which will you choose? In this case, the man in this illustration chose to charge his phone over to sustain his own life. As a society, we need to be more careful of our priorities.

        4. Our devices are ruining intimacy.

        lack of intimacy

          Have you and your loved one ever spent time together where each of you is on your phone instead of communicating face-to-face with each other? Has society reached the point where we can’t even be intimate with each other without being on our phones at the same time?

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          5. Families aren’t spending quality time together.

          mother baking

            Here is a mother making holiday cookies, but what are the kids doing? They are not making cookies with their mother. Instead, every one of them has their faces buried in their own electronic devices. Television used to be what parents use to babysit their kids. Now, it’s a tablet, phone, laptop or video game that does the job.

            6.  We’d rather record someone than help them.

            drowning

              A lot is happening in this illustration. A black man is drowning and asking for help. One person has a gun pointed at him. The other person has their iPhone pointed at him and is recording the scene, but is not interested to help this man.

              7. Society is sleeping, it’s sleeping its life away.

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              sleeping your life away

                Time is money. After we have wasted the long period of time on social media, we are losing the most valuable currency we have – our time in this world.

                8.  Despite all the technology we have, we still want what someone else has.

                wanting what someone else is having

                  There’s an old saying that goes, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” This illustration shows that despite all that we have, we are still not satisfied with our lives.

                  9. Sensationalism still sells.

                  free expression

                    With the information overload that exists today, the media still looks for sensationalism. Here’s a woman who feels she has something important to say, but the media only cares about her because she is naked. Would the news media still have microphones in front of her if she wasn’t standing there topless?

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                    10. In the end, with all of this, we are still killing the planet.

                    gun to mother earth

                      This last illustration argues that despite all of our technological gains, we are still polluting the earth as if we have a virtual gun pointed at Mother Nature. As we build bigger cities and higher technology, how much more damages can we continue to do before putting our lives at risk?

                      Featured photo credit: Michael Summers via flickr.com

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