Outdoors

The outdoors by the numbers

95

That is the percent reduction in use of fossil fuels following completion of a $1.2 million renewable energy project by The Nature Conservancy at the research and national wildlife refuge station on Palmyra Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The use of 385 solar panels, a solar hot-water system and a bird-friendly wind turbine will eliminate the need to ship 21,000 gallons of diesel fuel to the atoll each year. Including shipping costs to the atoll, fuel costs were $11-$13 a gallon.

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