There are many different ways to get CBD into your body. While some prefer oils, others love gummies, topicals, edibles, and other methods. But what most cannabidiol enthusiasts are quickly learning is that the fastest way for the body to absorb CBD is through vaping.
Vaping is growing in popularity among people with painful health conditions who want to use a natural remedy that will alleviate their pain fast. CBD vape oil comes in a wide variety of strengths and flavors. If you're new to vaping, then it can be overwhelming trying to find a brand and product that's right for you.
In our guide to the best CBD vape pens, not only will we educate you about CBD and how vaping works, we will also give you our top three picks for the best CBD vape pen brands. But first, you should understand some of the criteria that we measured each brand up against.
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Of all the different CBD product varieties available on the market today, gummies are the most fun, versatile, and easy to use. And while many people enjoy using CBD oils, others are finding that gummies are the perfect option for their busy lifestyle.
But which gummies are the best? Which brands are the most reputable? How many gummies should be taken in a day? In this article, we will answer these and other questions, as well as provide you with useful information on CBD. Most importantly, we will give you our recommendations for the best CBD gummies.
Everyone has many reasons why they incorporate CBD into their lives. Whether someone is using CBD as a means to help tackle a difficult health issue, or simply using it to take advantage of its many benefits, the fact remains that CBD isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Therefore, it should be of no surprise that CBD continues to grow in popularity. Some of the biggest issues that new CBD users face are figuring out which brand is best, deciding which product will work better, and how much CBD oil they should take.
The good news is that we've done all of the hard work for you. Our guide will not only point you in the right directions of some of the best CBD brands on the market, but we will also highlight amazing products and teach you all about the benefits of CBD oil.
We love our four-legged friends, especially our dogs. If you love your dogs like we love ours, then there's no better way to show them love than by keeping them in the best of health. There are lots of different ways to boost your dog's health that include taking them on regular walks, making sure they eat healthy food, performing regular grooming, and giving them the best treats possible made from natural ingredients.
CBD continues to grow in popularity. And because a great number of avid CBD users have experienced many of CBD's benefits, it's only reasonable that they would want the same for their four-legged friends. Below, we've given you our top three picks for CBD dog treats, as well as some great information on what CBD can do for your dog.
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How an Environmental Justice Documentary Is Building Solidarity in the Midst of the Racial and Health Crisis
By Tracy L. Barnett
A soon-to-be-released feature film exemplifies how independent media initiatives can be powerful tools for social and environmental justice organizing. Challenging the isolation and impotence that many are feeling in the face of the current health and racial crises, the internationally acclaimed documentary The Condor & The Eagle and its impact campaign "No More Sacrificed Communities" bring us together in these challenging times – reminding us of our deep interconnectedness with the Earth and one another.
A PROFOUND WORK OF CLIMATE JOURNALISM<p>Oscar-winning editor and producer Douglas Blush says: "This documentary takes the struggle for climate justice beyond the standard borders of separate nations using thrilling cinematography, deeply personal stories and the urgency of tomorrow's headlines. <em>The Condor & The Eagle</em> is both a profound work of climate journalism and an exhilarating, emotional adventure film."<br></p>
Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, left, with Melina Laboucan_Massimo, Lubicon Cree First Nation of Alberta, in the front row of the half-million-strong People's Climate March in New York, 2014. Screenshot / The Condor & The Eagle
IMPACT CAMPAIGN: "NO MORE SACRIFICED COMMUNITIES"<p>Indigenous leaders, environmental groups (including Amazon Watch, Sierra Club, Extinction Rebellion), divestment and interfaith coalitions (including Interfaith Power and Light, Unitarian Universalists) are <a href="https://thecondorandtheeagle.com/events/" target="_blank">hosting impressive online events</a>, presenting the film to large audiences along with a live-screen discussion with film and movement protagonists. In the weeks and months ahead, the film's impact campaign, "No More Sacrificed Communities," will explore how media highlighting the voices from impacted communities can compel a shift from witnessing environmental destruction to practical actions for sustainable, community-based initiatives.</p> <p>Each of more than a dozen online events is hosted by a different organization and offers the opportunity to raise funds for key environmental justice groups and impacted communities that are leading the charge against destructive fossil fuel projects.</p>
At the Red Nation International Film Festival. Left to right: Festival director Joanelle Romero, co-director Clement Guerra, film protagonist Bryan Parras, Executive Producer Jacqueline Garcia and Impact Partner Kat Lo, Eaton Workshop.
INTERNATIONAL FILM RELEASE<p>Since its premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival in October 2019, <em>The Condor & the Eagle</em> has been selected by more than 50 film festivals and has won 12 awards, most notably Best Environmental Documentary at the 2019 Red Nation International Film Festival in Beverly Hills, California.<br></p> <p>The film's international release date is set for Wednesday, July 1, and it will be available for rent on the <a href="https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the-condor-and-the-eagle/" target="_blank">Films For Action</a> website. That day also marks the film's Latin American premiere with "<a href="https://event.webinarjam.com/register/93/xyg1yuw9?fbclid=IwAR2pNe5jKZJ3jXlmHROc8ifD1JtxQkKNG1QB2xx41WST7XrL7knai_kGnHU" target="_blank">Defending the Defenders of the Mother Earth / Defendiendo las Defensoras de la Madre Tierra</a>," a bilingual screening event featuring Bertha "Bertita" Zúñiga Cáceres of Honduras, daughter of the environmental martyr Berta Cáceres, and the director, among others.</p>
A MESSAGE FROM THE FILMMAKERS<p>The film was directed and produced by Clement Guerra, a 37-year-old French international marketing manager, and his German wife Sophie. The couple left their comfortable careers in Europe and took their savings to live in a camper van and spend five years documenting the Indigenous-led climate justice movement.</p><p>"We don't want to be 'extractivist' filmmakers, but rather ones who work hand-in-hand with communities," Clement told The Esperanza Project in a recent interview, <a href="https://www.esperanzaproject.com/2020/native-american-culture/the-condor-the-eagle-takes-flight/" target="_blank"><em>The Condor & The Eagle' Takes Flight</em></a>. "On a personal level, this whole experience helped us face our own privilege, and we quickly realized that the pollution outside reflected the ego-toxicity we are carrying on the inside. We have been conditioned to believe that we are skin-encapsulated egos, that we are each an 'I' separate from every other 'I.' Thanks to our journey and the process of making this film, we came to realize that we all depend on each other; we are not separate."<br></p><p>You can support the team impact work <a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=W44L44WM4ELDW&source=url" target="_blank">HERE</a>.</p>
While keeping track of the new trends in the diamond industry can be hard, it is still an essential task of any savvy consumer or industry observer. Whether you are looking to catch a deal on your next diamond purchase or researching the pros and cons of an investment within the diamond industry, keeping up with the trends is imperative.
New Trends in the Diamond Industry<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjgzMjk0NC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1NDkwNjIyNH0.Ex4mDy50fq4C4qOvWKRJyNMpDiTxubZw4uwrsoZ8gIA/img.jpg?width=980" id="0aec4" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="0bc6479bac5e6e069b4407382db706a3" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" />
Rose gold lab-created diamond solitaire engagement ring. Clean Origin<p>2020 will be a big year for the diamond industry and we've got you covered. Here are the top trends in the diamond industry that you need to know about.</p>
Millennials Are Shaping the Industry<p> Love it or hate it, <a href="https://www.cleanorigin.com/blog/millennials-choosing-lab-grown-diamonds/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow">millennials are changing the diamond industry</a>. However, while millennials have a reputation for "killing" industries, it would be a mistake to believe that the diamond industry is dying simply because the customer base is changing. </p><p> Millennials are making more financially conscious decisions regarding diamond purchases. Many Millennials regard diamond purchases as an investment into the future just as equally as they look at it as an investment into the relationship. </p><p> That said, millennials are looking for the most cost effective options that fit within their budget and lab-grown diamonds fulfill all of their needs. So, while the industry is changing, it's not dead. In fact, it might experience its highest growth ever in the coming years, so long as manufacturers consider new trends and act accordingly. </p>
Non-Traditional Options<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjgzMjk1MS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxMDM4MzMzM30.S_S3UO7uYloBcZ3LYGfMzgLudZUA0VxabH4qKGPvIBU/img.jpg?width=980" id="95e68" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="82d0b538a79d970200037f0e2e90f831" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" />
White gold lab-grown diamond classic engagement ring. Clean Origin<h4>Lab-Grown Diamonds</h4><p> It's already been said, but it's worth repeating — millennials are the future of the diamond industry. As with every demographic before them, in order to survive, the industry must make some changes according to the issues of the day. </p><p> Many millennials regard climate change and eco-friendly practices as a top deciding factor in their purchases. If your company or brand has environmentally unfriendly practices or is simply towards the end of its mining life, it's imperative to consider making some eco-friendly changes. </p><p> <a href="https://www.cleanorigin.com/about-lab-created-diamonds/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow">Lab diamonds have a significantly lower impact</a> on the environment than mined diamonds. Not to mention, lab-grown diamonds don't differ from mined diamonds in the eyes of a consumer. In fact, mined diamonds and lab-grown diamonds differ only in the eyes of an experienced jeweler who is able to read the microscopic inscription on the bottom of the lab diamond. </p><p> Overall, lab-grown diamonds have not only increased in popularity, but they are also on the verge of changing the industry. As a less-expensive option that is on par with even the most expensive diamonds, lab-grown diamonds offer the eco-friendliness and affordability that most consumers are looking for. </p><h4>Other Diamond Alternatives</h4><p> Outside of lab-created diamonds, <a href="https://betches.com/diamond-alternatives-engagement-rings/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow">other alternatives</a> have popped up as options for couples who'd like to opt out of going with a traditional mined diamond. Although man-made stones are leading the charge in terms of popularity, salt & pepper diamonds, moonstones, and moissanite have also gained traction for being "outside the box" and "non-traditional." </p>
Key Takeaways<p> Whether you're an industry observer or a savvy consumer, it's important to pay attention to the trends in the diamond industry. Following these trends can help you to prepare for anything from stock drops and saving big on your next jewelry purchase. As the purchasing demographic changes, so will the industry. <a href="https://www.brookings.edu/research/millennials/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow">Millennials are coming out</a> in a big way and shaking up the industry. The need for new mines, lab-grown diamonds, and other diamond alternatives are all big things to look out for in the diamond industry in 2020. </p>
By Bailey Hopp
If you had to choose a diamond for your engagement ring from below or above the ground, which would you pick … and why would you pick it? This is the main question consumers are facing when picking out their diamond engagement ring today. With a dramatic increase in demand for conflict-free lab-grown diamonds, the diamond industry is shifting right before our eyes.
Loose lab-grown diamonds and gem stones. MiaDonna
Lab-grown diamond engagement rings. MiaDonna<p>"One is that the major five producers of natural diamonds speculated that there will be no natural diamond production after 2050 because they've run out of profitable deposits. Reason two is that for the last 10 years, we've been sought out by people, Millennials, who want to buy something that doesn't come out of the earth, who care about the earth and the damage we've created," he adds.</p><p>When it comes to the effects related to the social and humanitarian issues of mining diamonds, lab-grown diamonds also have the upper hand here. In a recent case announced last month, the <a href="https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-issues-detention-orders-against-companies-suspected-using-forced" target="_blank">U.S. Customs and Border Protection</a> (CBP) admitted that gold from artisanal mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and rough diamonds mined from Marange Diamond Fields in Zimbabwe are "produced, in whole or in part, using forced labor." </p><p>The CBP stated that they would issue Withhold Release Orders for gold mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and rough diamonds mined from Marange, Zimbabwe, along with 3 other products believed to be produced using forced labor. Additionally, in a 2017 report from the <a href="http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/607311509663221201/pdf/Concept-Project-Information-Document-Integrated-Safeguards-Data-Sheet.pdf" target="_blank">World Bank</a> on extractive industries in Sierra Leone, research found that 'it's estimated that approximately 300,000 Sierra Leoneans are directly employed at artisanal mining operations.' </p><p>Although the diamond industry is expansive and abundant in many countries across Africa, it's rare that these artisanal mines enforce proper labor laws and environmental standards.</p>
Custom MiaDonna lab-grown diamond engagement ring. MiaDonna<p> In a recent <a href="https://earther.gizmodo.com/beyond-the-hype-of-lab-grown-diamonds-1834890351" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a> article, GIA's James Shipley said that advancements in the lab-grown diamond industry has only really taken off in the last five years or so, when the mainstream jewelry sector began taking notice. The <a href="https://www.theigda.org/" target="_blank">International Grown Diamond Association</a> (IGDA), a non-profit organization formed in 2016 by a <a href="https://www.theigda.org/members" target="_blank">dozen</a> lab diamond growers and sellers, now has about 50 members, according to IGDA Secretary General, Dick Garard. When the IGDA first formed, lab-grown diamonds were estimated to represent about <a href="https://www.morganstanley.com/ideas/diamond-market-lab-grown-disruption" target="_blank">1 percent</a> of a $14 billion rough diamond market. </p><p> This year, industry analyst Paul Zimnisky estimates they account for 2-3 percent of the market. He expects that share will only continue to grow as factories in China that already produce millions of carats a year for industrial purposes start to see an opportunity in jewelry. Zimnisky also <a href="https://5b16c634-a-8b9f6598-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/paulzimnisky.com/paul-zimnisky/Jeweller%20Magazine%20-%20December%202018%2C%20PP%2032-33%2C%20Paul%20Zimnisky.pdf?attachauth=ANoY7crF_76zEujmBNhEZwCdCTFYygwqvs9ZPmRKxc9bn2NTsmLUk9hdFpt5wmTm5-1UjXgqJ8i3wFe0WUr8dKbkN2k7-nnyQL20shVtlHZBJb6Bke-PMyYOzTM2IBlOWxr0P-rkjGFvRPBFRQSmoc4RlzynNiHN8LHdQyEEWGGk83jZZduPu5hPDPC8lHCxvIOAPWCi5Y5ENeZQJEOxK6KoDRQKkoaSiFcGAJz6AiokfTXn2GPjRI5MuCD1z8praQuwxvRyqZKAxHXZ9KlO7qZQG1uQFlUWVPh3w1m3wtljQ1TKtRoB0v8%3D&attredirects=0" target="_blank">estimates</a> that lab-created diamond market shares in the fashion jewelry market are forecasted to grow to almost 7 percent by 2035. </p><p> MiaDonna, specifically, was founded with a single objective in mind: to offer consumers a beautiful, ethical and affordable diamond alternative which in turn, would support <a href="http://thegreenerdiamond.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow">The Greener Diamond</a> to help free innocent children oppressed by the active conflict diamond mining industry. With every order placed at MiaDonna, they give back at least 10% of net profits to directly fund projects and initiatives to help local communities have alternative career paths to mining in countries such as Sierra Leone and Liberia. They aren't here to just sell consumers lab-grown diamonds, they're here to rebuild the lives and land damaged by diamond mining and provide better, safer and more sustainable options for those who would otherwise be involved in the conflict diamond industry. </p>
The Greener Diamond Farm Project. MiaDonna<p> In addition, this year MiaDonna became a <a href="https://bcorporation.net/directory/mia-donna-company" target="_blank">Certified B Corporation</a>, which takes into account the company's overall social and environmental performance and evaluates how its operations and business model impact not only their own employees, but also the community, environment and customers. On top of their B Corp efforts, MiaDonna uses only recycled precious metals for all of their engagement ring settings, all of their jewelry is handcrafted in the U.S.A. and they even created an eco-friendly jewelry cleaner using a non-toxic formula that is both environmentally safe and packaged in a fully recyclable, grade 1 container. Learn more about MiaDonna <a href="https://www.miadonna.com/pages/about-us" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow">here</a> and shop all lab-grown jewelry, engagement rings and accessories. </p><p> Whatever your personal preference may be when it comes to diamonds, lab-grown diamonds are here, and they're here to stay. By being an active, conscious consumer and doing your research into the products you're purchasing and the companies you're purchasing from, you'll have full control over what best fits your needs and desires. There will always be two sides to every coin, but with the resources available for consumers to make their own educated decisions on choosing their diamond, the power is in the people. </p>
Maybe you've been hearing a lot about CBD lately. But what is it? What can it do for you? And why is CBD from CBDfx so outstanding?
CBD Side Effects vs. Pharmaceutical Side Effects<p>In some cases, CBD users will experience such mild <a href="https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476" target="_blank">side effects</a> as tiredness, moodiness and nausea. However, when present, those side effects tend to be very <a href="https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/what-are-the-side-effects-of-cbd-oil--14933788" target="_blank">moderate</a> at worst. And many people have no problem whatsoever <a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/is-cbd-safe-and-effective/faq-20446700" target="_blank">tolerating</a> this substance.</p><p>By contrast, <a href="https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/196135.php" target="_blank">pharmaceutical side effects</a> can sometimes be acute. They include dizziness, headaches and muscle pains, nausea and vomiting, insomnia, rashes, diarrhea, dehydration, blurry vision, constipation and weight gain.</p><p>In particular, the <a href="https://www.epilepsy.org.au/strong-foundations/how-epilepsy-can-affect-learning/side-effects-of-antiepileptic-medications/" target="_blank">side effects of epileptic drugs</a> can be severe. Depression, confusion and memory loss, weight loss, fatigue, vertigo, tremors, slurred speech, angry outbursts and hair loss are among them. CBD offers a huge beacon of hope to people who have had a difficult time tolerating their existing epilepsy treatment.</p><p>What's more, consider these facts about the safety of CBD:</p><ul><li>It's classified as nontoxic.</li><li>It's not intoxicating.</li><li>It doesn't raise a person's blood pressure or heart rate.</li><li>It doesn't lead to psychological problems.</li><li>You almost certainly won't get addicted to CBD, even if you were to use it on a regular basis and in high doses.</li><li>It appears that people are <a href="https://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/a26933414/cbd-everything-you-need-to-know/" target="_blank">unable to overdose </a>on CBD.</li></ul><p>Of course, medical experts will continue to investigate CBD. But, so far, the results of formal studies have been extremely promising. Again and again, researchers have confirmed this substance's excellent potential and minimal side effects.</p>
CBD Vape Juice by CBDfx<p>At CBDfx, our top-notch <a href="https://cbdfx.com/collections/cbd-vape-pens/" target="_blank">CBD vape pens</a> come with enticing flavors, including strawberry lemonade and fresh mint. And every aspect of our CBD is organic; there's no artificial flavoring here.</p><p>These pens are simple to operate. You don't even have to charge them. Instead, as soon as you buy one, you can pull it out of its packaging and start using it on the spot. Plus, you can carry it with you wherever you go, and no one will realize that you have this item with you.</p><p>Then, after you've enjoyed all of the CBD that it contains, you can just throw this vape pen away and move on to the next one.</p><p>Our medium-strength pens contain 50 mg of CBD, and they supply users with a strong concentration of <a href="https://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/wellness/health-benefits-of-terpenes/" target="_blank">terpenes</a> as well. Terpenes are hydrocarbons that come from certain kinds of plants, including citrus plants. And they offer health benefits of their own. To name just a few, they may potentially fight tumors, ease inflammation, and even relieve pain. They may help to prevent seizures, too.</p><p>On top of that, when you take in CBD and terpenes at the same time, those two compounds likely magnify each other's benefits. Together, they're more than the sum of their parts. That's a phenomenon known as the "entourage effect," a hot subject of current research.</p><p>Last but not least, our CBD comes to us via the ultra-clean CO2 extraction method. This technique uses liquefied carbon dioxide to dissolve plant matter. When CBD is sourced in this way, the resulting product is especially pure.</p>
Conclusion<p>In sum, as long as it comes from a trustworthy source, CBD is a safe and convenient product to use. And CBDfx is exactly the trustworthy source you've been looking for. CBDfx even makes laboratory batch reports publicly available on their website, so you can see exactly what's inside the product you're taking.</p><p>Indeed, it's fun to vape CBD alone or with friends. With or without flavoring, its taste is delightful!</p><p>Above all, CBD holds great promise for people's physical and psychological well-being, in the short term and over the long haul. If this sounds good to you, CBD vaping could become a key component of a healthy and happy lifestyle.</p>
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By Sam Cooper
Thomas Edison once said, "I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power!"
The First Rays of Progress<p>The year was 1839. At just 19 years of age, French Physicist Edmond Becquere created the world's first photovoltaic cell. His discovery, known as the Photovoltaic Effect or "Becquerel Effect," showcased the foundational physics and process for what we now consider solar power and cemented his place in the history books. However, his discovery did not kick off a solar revolution. Instead, it remained in the domain of the laboratory well into the 20th century.</p><p>In 1954, inventors David Chapin, Calvin Fuller and Gerald Pearson capitalized on the Becquerel Effect, creating the world's first modern solar cell at Bell Labs. The very next year Hoffman Electrics produced their own solar cells, which sold commercially for 25¢ each. As solar technology continued to develop, solar power expanded to cars, planes, satellites, homes, commercial buildings and even spacecraft.</p><p>Over time, the basic concept behind solar hasn't strayed far from early models. However, the cells used to power our homes and lives today are much, much more advanced and efficient — driving down costs and opening up new uses for solar in our lives.</p>
The Current State of Solar Technology<p>The solar industry has expanded and matured in recent years, accompanied by advances in power storage, miniaturization and materials that combine to make solar photovoltaics more efficient and durable and versatile.</p><p>In a sure sign of industry maturity, some companies are beginning to focus on the aesthetics of solar systems, instead of concerning themselves solely with advances in performance. One such company is Sistine Solar, a Boston-based startup which has created a "solar skin" that covers solar panels, altering their appearance. From skins that match the roof to artistic flags and designs, these skins help homeowners blend or beautify their rooftop panels without affecting efficiency.</p><p>That said, scientists and developers continue to push the limits of panel efficiency. The more efficient a panel is, the more energy created, and cheaper these panels can be in the long term. Most solar panels fall in the 14 to 18 percent efficiency range, but in 2018 a number of companies brought panels to market in the 24 to 25% range.</p><p>The current state of solar technology is promising, but it pales in comparison to what the future holds.</p>
A Limitless Solar Future — If We Can Build It<p>Solar's potential seems limitless, but it would be wrong to <a href="https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/why-moores-law-doesnt-apply-to-clean-technologies" target="_blank">consider the matter settled.</a> Despite the astounding pace of innovation, solar technologies have only effectively doubled since the first cell was created in 1954. Furthermore, humankind's demand for reliable power shows no signs of slowing. In order to fully utilize clean, renewable solar energy, scientists, policymakers and financiers the world over are going to have to be clever. </p><p>Looking ahead, some researchers and thinkers asked: how could we offer solar energy round the clock, while maintaining the ability to meet increasing energy demand. The answer, it seems, is to create solar farms in space. </p><p>The idea of launching solar panels into space where they can generate electricity 24 hours a day and wirelessly transmit the power back to Earth might seem like science fiction, but it's becoming increasingly more likely by the day.</p><p>As a concept, wireless transmission of energy has been with us since the invention of the radio, and the first notable long distance power transmission experiments <a href="http://www.friendsofcrc.ca/Projects/SHARP/sharp.html" target="_blank">occurred in 1982.</a> In 2018, scientists from the California Institute of Technology announced that they had succeeded in creating a prototype of a lightweight tile which would be capable of harnessing and transmitting solar energy generated from space. These lightweight tiles would have the ability to follow the Earth's orbit, meaning power would flow continuously, without a night time dip.</p><p>While orbital solar farms might still lie in the future, terrestrial solar is a very real presence in our lives today. As solar power continues to enjoy advances in technology, performance and cost efficiency, solar looks poised to be one of our most prevalent sources of clean, renewable energy. Not just in our power supply, but in our tech, toys and daily lives. Without a doubt, solar will be one of the pillars of our 100% clean energy future.</p>
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By Sam Cooper
Summer is almost here, and while summer holds the promise of longer, sunnier days, it also means increased power bills and carbon emissions as we run air conditioners in our homes.
By Cullen Schwarz
Ethical shopping is a somewhat new phenomenon. We're far more familiar with the "tried and tested" methods of doing good, like donating our money or time.