Energy Hogs: Are They Lurking in Your Home?

BUSINESS Does your smartphone use more energy than a refrigerator? A recent report by the Digital Power Group claimed that an average iPhone uses more juice for battery charging, data use, and wireless connectivity than a medium-sized, ENERGY STAR refrigerator. Here are half a dozen surprisingly power-hungry devices that may be feeding your electric bill. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand energy-efficiency. … Continue reading Energy Hogs: Are They Lurking in Your Home?

Yosemite Fire is ‘Highest Priority’ Blaze in U.S.

UNITED STATES The Rim Fire, raging through Yosemite National Park, is “the highest priority fire in the country right now because of its location, because Yosemite National Park is at risk. It’s not just a national treasure, it’s a world treasure,” says Dick Fleishman of the U.S. Forest Service. In addition to Yosemite itself, the threat the Rim Fire poses to water and electricity resources … Continue reading Yosemite Fire is ‘Highest Priority’ Blaze in U.S.