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A good RV camper offers the serenity of nature along with the basic comforts and conveniences of the modern world. To make your travels more eco-friendly, it's smart to invest in one of the best solar panels for RV use.

Gas generators are fairly common in the RV world, yet they tend to be quite noisy and can disrupt your outdoor idyll. A better option may be to embrace the clean, renewable energy of the sun, investing in solar panels to keep everything in your RV humming along.

In this article, we'll break down the five best solar panels for RVs and what to look for when buying a solar power system for your RV.

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Australia Lobbying Thwarts Push to List Great Barrier Reef as Endangered

Greenpeace Australia called Friday's World Heritage Committee vote "a victory for one of the most cynical lobbying efforts in recent history."

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A green sea turtle is flourishing among the corals at lady Elliot island. Jonas Gratzer / LightRocket / Getty Images

By Jake Johnson

An intense lobbying campaign by the pro-fossil fuel Australian government succeeded Friday in keeping the Great Barrier Reef off a list of World Heritage Sites considered "in danger," despite experts' warnings that the biodiverse ecosystem is increasingly imperiled by the global climate emergency.

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Embracing solar power means reducing both your reliance on traditional utility companies and your environmental footprint, but the high upfront cost of solar panels can be a big deterrent for some homeowners.

If you're considering solar, you may have questions like: How much does it cost to install a solar energy system? What are some of the factors that can impact pricing? What else should home- and business owners know about going solar? In this article, we'll touch on each of these important topics, with the goal of helping you make a fully informed, financially responsible decision about solar energy.

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A group of inmate firefighter watch as the El Dorado Fire burns a hillside near homes in Mountain Home Village, California, inside the San Bernardino National Forest, Sept. 9, 2020. Kyle Grillot for The Washington Post / Getty Images

A California couple's gender reveal party went wrong when they set off a pyrotechnic device that ignited the 2020 lethal El Dorado fire, which killed a firefighter and set blaze to more than 22,000 acres of land. They've been charged with 30 crimes, including involuntary manslaughter, local authorities announced on Tuesday.

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Researchers found 28 previously unknown viruses in the glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau. Wolfgang Kaehler / LightRocket via Getty Images

Researchers have uncovered 33 viruses preserved in ancient glacier ice, and 28 of them are previously unknown to science.

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Would you like to live to 100? It's a far-fetched plan for many of us; hitting centenarian status happens for less than 2 out of every 10,000 people in the United States. And experts agree that when it comes to years, quantity doesn't matter if you don't have quality.

"The question is if you live to be 100 years old, what sort of 100-year-old are you going to be? Are you going to be bedridden and unable to take care of yourself? Or are you going to be reasonably independent and alert?" said Steven N. Austad, Ph.D., who studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms of aging at the University of Texas Health Center at San Antonio. "To me, that's what the best health practices can really have an impact on."

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The Peruvian coast guard and special prosecutors prepare to board the Don Santos after observing its illegal fishing activities from Sea Shepherd's Ocean Warrior. Sea Shepherd

In June, the first missions of a successful joint operation between specialized environmental prosecutors of the government of Peru and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society encountered and apprehended multiple illegal fishing vessels in Peruvian waters.

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People find shelter from the heat in a cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center on June 27, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. Nathan Howard / Getty Images
The mass casualty heat wave that broiled the Pacific Northwest and western Canada last month is precisely the kind of catastrophe predicted by climate scientists two decades ago, Yale Climate Connections reports.
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BlueNalu team members holding four menu items that demonstrate BlueNalu's whole-muscle, cell-cultured yellowtail prepared three ways including raw, acidified and cooked. Pictured clockwise from top left: roasted butternut squash & yellowtail bisque, yellowtail fish taco, yellowtail kimchi and yellowtail poke bowl. BlueNalu

San Diego-based sustainable seafood creator BlueNalu has been selected to compete in the semifinal round of the next XPRIZE Foundation Challenge – Feed the Next Billion. The food tech company's success is a good indicator of the opportunities in fish.

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Image of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) on a Montastrea cavernosa, common name: Great Star Coral. This is the virulent coral disease that continues to spread down the reef tract and has been persisting in the Miami-Dade region since 2014. FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

A deadly coral disease took over Florida's reef tract in 2014 and now is rapidly spreading around the Caribbean; the infection may be a result of ballast water from ships, according to new research.

The infection, called stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) has the potential to be the most deadly coral disease because of how rapidly it spreads and its high death rate for more than 30 susceptible coral species, according to The Guardian.

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Do the children in your life love using their imaginations and learning about the natural world?

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A Siderastrea coral complex. Tito Lotufo

From Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the Caribbean, the climate crisis is already having a profound and deadly impact on the world's coral reefs. But how will this affect each of the different ecosystems and communities that rely on coral's unique ability to construct habitats and protect coastlines?

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Smoke from wildfires on the west coast made its way across the country to New York City on July 20, 2021. ED JONES / AFP via Getty Images
What happens in the West definitely is not staying there as smoke from wildfires fueled by climate change blankets the Eastern U.S. with dangerous air pollution.
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