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Wind farms have been popping up around the world, acres of multistory-high windmills that can convert a passing breeze into electrical power for the local grid. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

How Are Wind Turbines Made?

In the world of green energy, there are two main contenders — solar energy and wind energy. Wind farms have been popping up around the world, acres of multistory-high windmills that can convert a passing breeze into electrical power for…

Tulips at Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. (Image: Trisha Haddock/Vision Times)

Brighten Your Day With Daffodils!

A Greek myth describes the origins of Narcissus flowers, commonly known as daffodils. The story is called The story of Narcissus and Echo. Narcissus was granted the most handsome looks by the Gods. His dashing good looks were permanent, and…

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How Are Wind Turbines Made?

In the world of green energy, there are two main contenders — solar energy and wind energy. Wind farms have been popping up around the world, acres of multistory-high windmills…

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Enjoy the Beauty of the Flowering Iris

Growing up in a country town with mainly hot and dry weather, when the heat hit, many ornamental plants died, but the iris was sure to survive. An iris displays…

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Brighten Your Day With Daffodils!

A Greek myth describes the origins of Narcissus flowers, commonly known as daffodils. The story is called The story of Narcissus and Echo. Narcissus was granted the most handsome looks…

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Uplift Your Day With Colorful Tulips

Tulips are ideal as a cut flower. They come in an assortment of bright colors that are uplifting and a joy to view. For tulips to last as a cut flower,…

The Overlooked Genius of Sunflowers

Sunflowers are more than just big, beautiful flowers. They also have some very unique characteristics. Sunflowers turn their blossoms toward the sun, but they do this in coordination with the…

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How Do China’s Industries Conceal Their Water Pollution?

Since 2002, the non-profit environmental organization Greenpeace has launched an ongoing investigation into China’s industrial water pollution. Over the years, the investigation has exposed a variety of methods used by various industries…

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5 Surprising Benefits From China’s Choking Smog

China’s choking smog has reached extremely high levels. Schools, highways, and airports are being closed, and people need to stay indoors to avoid breathing the noxious, dark-grey air. Shanghai, among…

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Study Shows How Earth’s Atmosphere Formed

The mystery of how Earth’s atmosphere formed has long been debated by scientists. However, some scientists believe that some of Earth’s atmosphere may have been brought to the planet by…

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‘Dragon-Skin’ Ice Found In Antarctica

When you hear the term “dragon-skin,” ice no-one would blame you if you instantly thought of the Game of Thrones series; however, this is a real phenomenon. Recently, a team…