When the heat threatens to break the thermometer, it doesn't have top break the bank. Follow some simple hot weather conservation tips to save energy and keep cool.
How Fiber Optics Work
Fiber-optic lines have revolutionized long-distance phone calls, cable TV and the Internet. It's a really cool technology that enables the long-distance transmission of data in light signals, and is probably used in more ways than you think.
Why Recycling Shouldn’t Be Our Only Solution for Reducing Landfill Waste
Bottled water, pre-packaged food, and other single-use items now line store shelves and fill our cupboards at home. We buy items with convenience in mind instead of sustainability, and it’s finally caught up with us.
Q&A with the Electric Power Research Institute's Ron Schoff about energy trends reshaping America
Minnesota Power is an ALLETE Company
Minnesota Power, a division of ALLETE, Inc., provides electricity in a 26,000-square-mile electric service territory located in northeastern Minnesota.
How do solar panels work?
View full lesson: ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-solar-panels-work-richard-komp The Earth intercepts a lot of solar power: 173,000 terawatts. That’s 10,00...
22 Earth Day Activities to Help the Planet
Interested in earth day project ideas? We’ve put together a list of 22 ways to make the earth a little better this April 22.
How to Convince Non-Recyclers to Ditch the Trash Bag
These three E's will help you spread the message about recycling without alienating the non-recyclers in your life.
United Power Cooperative
Power lines carry high voltage electricity and can be deadly. Always assume that utility lines are “live” – or energized – and keep far away from them. Be especially attentive after wind, ice, or heavy snow storms when wires may have fallen to the ground Never let children climb a utility pole, a tower, or a tree near power lines. Kites or balloons that contact power lines can cause shock or fire, so fly them away from overhead lines. NEVER play on, sit on, or climb on electrical equipment of any kind. When carrying and using ladders and other long tools, keep them at least 10 feet away from all overhead lines – including any lines from the power pole to your home. Look up before raising a ladder or pole to verify…
MEC High Speed Internet
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