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Solar Energy in Our Everyday Lives
Water Conflicts Around the World
...And Much More!
By Barbara Sitzman and Regis Goode
Freshwater resources are limited worldwide, leading to conflicts over ownership and use of fresh water.
By Justin Warner
An increasing number of everyday items are powered with the sun, including backpacks, watches, cars, and airplanes. Also, electricity-generating solar power plants may become an alternative to coal-fired power plants and natural gas power stations in the future.
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A New Pigment Comes Out of the Blue
Scientists have patented an environmentally-friendly, non-toxic blue pigment.