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5 healthy fast food meals for under $5

Many people consider fast food to be a guilty pleasure, while some only resort to drive-thru menus when they're in a hurry. Whatever the reason, most of us visit these establishments at least every once in a while. According to data published by the Centers for Disease Control, "during 2007–2010, …

Map: Oil Refineries in the United States

Population Data: Based upon EPA Enforcement & Compliance History Online (ECHO), and the 2010 U.S. Census and American Community Survey.<p>ICR Emissions: …

United States

The 12 Best Weight-Loss Tips You Can Try Today

Don’t let dieting run your life, but step away from that second slice<p>You’ve cleaned up your diet and picked up your gym routine, but a stomach that’s churning and brain that’s begging for more are enough to make you go crazy. Dieting shouldn’t always leave you hungry, isolated, or pissed off. So …

Nutrition

Hydrogen Fuel Cells: The Next Big Midstream MLP Opportunity

Hydrogen as a fuel has long been talked about. If it takes off, energy storage specialists like limited partnerships could end up big winners<p>Hydrogen …

12 Power Foods You Should Definitely Be Eating

How many of them are already in your diet?<p>Another berry, fish, or nut is proclaimed a "superfood" about every other minute. (Insert eye roll here.) But truth be told, certain eats <i>do</i> deserve props in the fitness arena, says exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy Sims, Ph.D.—especially …

Nutrition

Trains Hauling Crude Oil Across North America Just Keep Exploding

A train hauling more than 100 tankers from North Dakota's booming oil fields derailed during a snowstorm on Monday in West Virginia. The accident …

GM Will Soon Use Wind to Power Its Factories

General Motors wants you to know that it's thinking about the environment.<p>Today, the big-name car maker announced that it will soon use wind to power …

Renewable Energy

Portland’s New Pipes Harvest Power From Drinking Water

Turn on the tap and you’re getting water and energy for the price of one.<p>If you live in Portland, your lights may now be partly powered by your drinking water. An ingenious new system captures energy as water flows through the city’s pipes, creating hydropower without the negative environmental …

Your Morning Matters: 4 Reasons Waking Up Early Can Determine Your Success In Life

We all have one thing in common: every night we all go to bed and every day we all wake up. Each day we have the opportunity to start again, seize …

Is the oil crash over?

Oil prices have rebounded by $16 a barrel since the low point was reached at $45 a month ago, and investors are already wondering whether the worst …

Healthy Living: 5 foods that help weight loss

Cucumbers- Calorie content:100g contains 16 calories. Made mostly of water, a cucumber is also a great source of vitamin C and is known to be able to …

15 Dinners That Make Even Better Next-Day Lunches

Packing your own lunch is a tried-and-true way to stick to a healthy and budget-friendly meal plan. But bringing something you're not excited about to the office may just have you heading to the nearest takeout joint. Forgo this disappointment by making one of these healthy dinner recipes that will …

Healthy Eating

Pipeline companies hold steady amid crude volatility

Enlink Midstream, the Dallas pipeline company formed in a deal between Devon Energy and the former Crosstex Energy, said Wednesday that it plans “to …

Shale producers postpone oil well completions: Kemp

<i>(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.)</i><p><i>LONDON</i> – EOG Resources became the latest major shale producer to state that …

Oil & Gas Industry

Can the Williams Buyout Help Save Interest in MLPs?

The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) and Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) announced Monday morning that the companies had closed the merger …

Investing

Morningstar Names EPA Clean Power Plan Winners -- And One Potential Loser

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan will make money for most electric utilities and their investors, who may be “laughing all the way to the bank,” according to a report Morningtar just released to institutional investors.<p>Even coal dependent utilities will benefit as EPA forces …

Natural Gas

India: World's largest solar plant that will generate 750 MW of power commissioned

The world's largest solar power plant that will generate 750 MW of electricity once completed was commissioned recently in India.<p>The solar power …

How Much Is Apple Really Paying For Power In Its $850M Solar Deal?

<i>Does it make sense for Apple to lock in electricity prices at twice the going rate?</i><p>You heard the news already: <b>Apple Computer</b> is teaming up with <b>First Solar</b> to invest $850 million on a 2,900-acre, 280 megawatt solar farm in Monterey County, Calif. Everyone other than the owls, lizards and <b>San Joaquin</b> …

Can SMRs Lead The U.S. Into A Clean Energy Future?

If you thought the nuclear industry wasn’t excited about the future of nuclear energy, think again. We will soon have five new reactors online in the United States and the industry is abuzz with the potential of small modular nuclear reactors, or SMRs.<p>Because of their small size – 300 MW or less – …

The New Power Plants That Could Actually Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere — NOVA Next | PBS

What’s better than a zero-carbon source of electricity like solar or wind? One that removes carbon from the atmosphere—a negative-carbon source.<p>It’s …

How Healthy is Popcorn? - Nutrition Facts For the Healthy Snack

Healthy eaters in the U.S. continually turn to popcorn as a healthy replacement for the salty snacks that usually break a diet. Instead of snacks …

7 Surprising Secrets To Eating Out Healthy

Psst: Researchers are discovering simple, unexpected tricks that help us make better menu choices (without even realizing it).

14 New Muscle Foods

Because you just can't eat another boneless, skinless chicken breast with brown rice<p><i>Photo: Image Source/i></i><p><i>Photo: Image Source/i></i>

Envision Energy Leverages IOT Technologies To Optimize Renewable Energy

I keep coming across amazing use cases for IoT that radically change, enhance, or transforms industries. This week’s use case focuses on renewable energies like wind and solar power. I had the privilege of talking to Guido Jouret, president of the Digital Innovation Center at Envision Energy. …

Renewable Energy

Blowing away myths: Study says wind energy could be even more reliable than baseload power

Subscribe to our newsletter<p>Don't miss the latest headlines. Sign up for our Daily Digests.<p>What happens when the wind doesn’t blow?<p>That’s a question …