This solar briefcase will charge your phone, laptop, and a host of other gadgets

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When it comes to portable solar power, the market is flooded with small chargers sized for personal electronics, but for those who want to provide power for larger devices, such as laptops, the number of choices isn’t nearly as big. However, recent entries into the large-sized portable solar charger market, such asthe SolPad Mobile, are working to change that, and a newly release device from Renogy (the folks who brought usthe Lycan Powerboxlast year) looks to be a decent contender as well.The Renogy Phoenix solar generator is designed as an all-in-one portable power solution combining 20 watts of solar panels, a 16 Ah lithium-ion battery, and a pure sine wave 150W AC inverter into a single briefcase-sized unit (16.24” x 11.95” x 3.94”) weighing in at just 12.8 pounds. The ‘briefcase’ opens up to deploy the two 10W solar panels for charging the internal battery, or can be used in the closed position after charging to just access the 110V AC (the standard current available from home and officeoutlets), the single 12V 12.5A (auto cigarette lighter format) port, the double 12V 3A ports, or the four USB 5V 2.4A ports.

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The Phoenix is also expandable (or chainable, if you prefer) by connecting additional external solar panels to it (up to 120W total) for reduced chargingtimes or to provide more solar input during daylight hours, and the battery can be charged via solar inputs, grid power (AC input), or from a vehicle’s 12 V output. A small LCD screen displays the battery’s current level, as well as the output levels, a 3W LED light offers illumination for small tasks, and the 14.8V battery pack, which is rated for 1500 charging cycles, can be replaced once it hits the end of its useful life.

“Our vision has been very clear, we want to simplify solar power by making it affordable, reliable and easy to use. We want to impact the world through clean and safe energy products that are appealing and plug-and-play.” – Yi Li, CEO of Renogy

The small form factor of this solar charger makes it a good fit for not only off-grid excursions and events such as picnics or tailgating, but also as an element of an emergency preparedness kit, where it can serve asa micro power plant in the event of a blackout or natural disaster. The Renogy Phoenix solar generator is available exclusively throughAmazon, where it is currently priced at $588 (full retail price is $699), and more information is available at Renogy.com .


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Different = Beautiful! Meet Some Differently-Abled Animals.

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International Day of People with Disability is EXTREMELY important!
3 December is the United Nations day that raises awareness & strengthens laws so…
1 BILLION people aroundthe world who aredifferentlyabled have full& equal access to our society.

  I adore seeing photosof people who love their pets with disabilities SO MUCH – they build special equipment to help them walk, hop or swim.

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A piglet named Chris, was taken to a vet to be euthanised. But the super-kind vet, Dr. Len Lucero decided he needed asecond chance. YAY! Now they’re an internet sensation with their own Facebook page! Clickhere.

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Hope was found with cut-off back legs in the countryside and brought to an animal shelter as a puppy.  Regine took her home – and made her a wheelchair so they can both roll together!

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An animal sanctuary in China adopted over 100 stray dogs and cats from earthquakes, many with disabilities. They were given carts tohelp them to walk and run.

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Difference = Beauty!

Compassion means accepting and loving ALL living beings just as they are, including humans.

It doesn’t matter your species, race, religion, gender or… anything else. Being different is beautiful!


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Sharks: We’re The Scary Ones!

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We love scary shark stories – and films and TVshows play on our fears.

But, sharks are not only frightening, they are also pretty awesome and despite our fear, worthy our respect.

Sharks are at the top of the food chain in nearly every part of every ocean.

And… since water covers 2/3rds of our planet, doesn’t that make sharks the kings and queens of the world?!

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Sharks do a very important job – they keep populations of fish healthy and in balance with their ecosystem.

Sharks on top

The ocean ecosystem is made up of very complex food webs.  The webs (think of a spider web) are the interactions between prey and predators. Sharks are on TOP. They have no natural predators (apart from us humans) and considered byscientists to be “keystone” species. This means – removing them causesthe whole ecosystem (or spider web) to collapse.

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Fear = Survival

For example, shark scientists believe that turtles are SO scared ofsharks, they actually help them survive. In Hawaii, researchers found that sharks scare turtles awayfrom beds of sea grass. If sharks aren’t around, turtles eat too much sea grass – causing the grasses to eventually disappear and the turtlesto die.

Thanks sharks!
But humans are super-scared of sharks. Even though:

There are hundreds of shark speciesand only a TINY percentage of themare dangerous to us. Even when they do bite (very rarely), they are usually not planning to kill us, but just curious. Sharks explore an object or organism by biting. These are called ‘exploratory bites’ and usually sharks swim away after one bite. When a shark sees the shape of a surfer on a surfboard, from underwater, they think we are prey.Sharks don’t really like eating humans – we aren’t fatty enough!

Around the world, sharks kill about 10 people a year and we humans kill about 100 MILLION sharks. So that makes US the most dangerous predator!

Sharks are in danger:

*.20% of sharks are close to extinction.
*.Commercial fisheries accidentally catch sharks with their hooks and nets.

*.Sharks are killed for their fins – made into ‘shark fin soup’ and also their meat.

Let’s respect ALL animals, even the scary (and not so pretty) ones. They have as much right to be a part of our beautiful earth as we do.


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Greyhounds: The Cruelty Of Racing

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Social, loyal, smart, quizzical, shy, very sensitive & surprisingly gentle –Greyhounds are GORGEOUS dogs !

They are also fantastic watch dogs –they’ll “watch” everything, they just don’t always protect it!

As a result of the greyhounds’ non-aggressive nature they don’t really make the best guard dogs, however their sheer size and appearance is intimidating to many and when they do bark it sounds threatening and imposing enough toward off any intruders, even if it really is just an excited friendly greeting!

Racing cruelty

Sadly, greyhounds (along withPit Bulls) are some of the most exploited dogs on the planet – used for racing and often treated with cruelty. Many countries like Australia, Ireland, Macau, Mexico, Spain, the UK and the US, greyhound racing is part of the gambling industry (like horse racing). If the dogs are not found to be good racers, or too old to race, they are killed in their tens of thousands every year.


An Australian expose found terrible cases of cruelty in the Greyhound Industry. To encourage greyhounds to race faster, animals such as piglets, possums and rabbits are used as live bait on the track. These poor innocent ‘baits’ are tied, alive and terrified, to lures before being mauled to death.

Greyhounds are also rumoured to be drugged with cocaine, caffeine and anabolic steroids.

The Australian greyhound racing industry exports hundreds of greyhounds to supply and stimulate racing industries in other countries.

Greyhound racing also exists in NewZealand, South Africa (illegally), United Kingdom and United States.

Saving Greyhounds

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Good news! The Australian state of NSW is banning greyhound racing* after a government inquiry found overwhelming evidence of systemic animal cruelty, including mass greyhound killings and live baiting. Shortly after the announcement,  the Australian Capital Territory said they’d ban it too. Hopefully it will continue to be banned around the world.

Many animal rescue groups around the world are saving and re-homing Greyhounds. If you’re thinking of adopting a dog – a Greyhound is a wonderful choice.


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Sloths: Find Out About The Slowest Animal In The World

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Sloths don’t move fast.
Actually, they’re the world’s SLOWEST animal.

They also take forever to digest their food. They have a four-part stomach that digests leaves with bacteria. It can take up to a month for a sloth to digest one meal.

Who needs a manicure?

Sloths have such super-duper long NAILS – they can barely walk on theground!

But they’re nails are perfect for reaching leaves that other animals can’t and of course, hanging off branches.  They live in tropical rainforests in Central and South America.

A sloths fave place to sleep is in a fork of a tree, curled into a ball. CUTE! And how they love to sleep – they spend 15-20hrs every day snoozing away.

Baby sloths love their mums, and hang around with them for their firstfour years.

Sloths are in danger

They are stolen illegally from the wild. Why? Because they are SO cute, they are wanted as pets around the world.

Keeping wild animals as pets puts their lives at risk and threatens theirspecies future survival. MeetNoga Shaneewho protects sloths, monkeys and other beautiful rainforest creatures to find out why.

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Giraffes: The Tallest Animal Is In BIG Trouble

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Giraffes are the world’s tallest animal.
But winning the Gold Medal for being super-tall is sadly not helping giraffes survive. In the last 30 years,nearly 40% of giraffes have been lost. Today, there are 97,500 giraffes, which may sound like a lot, but it is not. They are already extinctin seven countries and now considered a ‘vulnerable’ species bythe ‘Red List’ compiled by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Being listed as ‘vulnerable’ means that the world’s leading scientists believe giraffes have a chance of becoming totally extinct.

Giraffes are losing their natural habitat due to farming and deforestation as well as illegal hunting.

We can’t let this happen! Imagining our earth without giraffes and other endangered, threatened and vulnerable species liketigers, koalas, African and Asianelephants,chimpanzeesandorangutans is just TOO sad.

Did you know?

  • Giraffes sleep and give birth whilestanding up.
  • .They barely sleep – between 10 mins and 2hrs every day. This is one of the shortest sleeping times of any mammal.
  • .Every giraffe has it’s own unique pattern of spots – just like our fingerprints.
  • .Giraffes can run fast! 40 miles/hr or 64km/hr.

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Volunteers knit pyjamas for cold elephants

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Twenty endangered elephants in India, rescued from cruelty and neglect, now have a new problem toface:
Freezing cold weather!

The elephants, some blind or unable to walk, were rescued by kind volunteers at Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre. They were saved from illegal captivity, wildlife trafficking, circuses and other cruelty…  However, the elephants are still weak and vulnerable.Women in a nearby village decided to start knitting –
Elephant-sized pyjamas to keep them warm

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“It is important to keep our elephants protected from the bitter cold during this extreme winter, as they are weak and vulnerable having suffered so much abuse making them susceptible to ailments such as pneumonia,” Kartick Satyanarayan, founder of the centre, told theTimes of India.The sanctuary plans to rescue another 50 elephants this year. Hooray!Asian Elephants are an endangered species. Numbers have fallen by 50% and are still declining.

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