We Could End Hunger If We Recovered Half Of The 1.3 Billion Tons Of Food Wasted Each Year.
According to the World Food Program, about one in nine people — or 805 million — do not have enough food to live a healthy, active life, and developing regions of Africa and Asia are disproportionately affected by the crisis. If even just half of the 1.3 billion tons of wasted food every year went to hungry people, hunger would be eradicated, Reuters reported. Read more at huffingtonpost.com.
Amazing chart shows (again) why solar power will take over the world!
Most people don’t realize how different solar is. There’s a challenge in actually conveying just how important that source of energy will be for humanity in the near-to-medium-term. Rooftop solar PV will reach grid parity in most US states soon, how experts have hugely missed the market trying to forecast solar prices (they were too pessimistic by 59% just in the past 4 years), and how in just 9 years worldwide solar power capacity went up by 53x. Read more at treehugger.com.
Falling Oil Prices Make Fracking Less Lucrative.
Oil prices are down than more than 25 percent since June and are staying low for now. Drivers may appreciate that, but for oil companies, it’s making some of the most controversial methods of producing oil less profitable — and in a few cases, unprofitable. Most of the world’s oil is selling for about $80 to $85 a barrel now. But not all oil is created equal. In the Middle East, it’s cheaper to produce, at a cost of less than $30 a barrel on average. Read more at npr.org.