The outdoors by the numbers


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.