Post Profile

Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?

The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the middle of the national flag. Now scientists have come up with a new use for the bright green plant: producing renewable energy. Instantly recognizable with its jumble of spiny discs -- its bright red fruit protruding like fat fingers from each one -- the prickly pear cactus is farmed on a massive scale in Mexico.
read more


Related Posts

Desert Cactus Purifies Water for Aquaculture and More

Society & Culture / Paranormal : Mysterious Universe

History repeats itself in amazing ways. In 19th century rural Mexico, people used boiled prickly pear cactus to clean dirty water. The sediment sank and the water at the top became potable. Norma Alcantar, PhD, who is at the Univers...

Mexico could power electric grid with 46 percent renewables by 2030

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid

A new report found that Mexico could become a renewable leader — or at least contender — by 2030. The report — Renewable Energy Prospects: Mexico, conducted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) — found that Mexico ca...

Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Lead Electric Capacity Additions in Mexico

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective

Natural gas is Mexico’s largest source of electricity generation, accounting for 54% of the country’s generation in 2015, up from 34% in 2005. According to Mexico’s national energy ministry (SENER), more than 60% of Mexico’s electri...

Nopalea Review: Does it Work?

Health / Weight Loss : Diets in Review

What is it? Nopalea is a superfruit wellness drink made to lower inflammation and provide powerful nutrients.  It contains antioxidants from a prickly pear cactus found in the Sonoran desert in Mexico. The way this cactus is process...

Saving Mexico's national symbol

Local Interest / Mexico : Mexico Unmasked

The aguila real, or golden eagle, is such a powerful national symbol in Mexico that it is the centerpiece of the national flag, perched on a cactus with a snake clutched in its beak and talon. But the avian predator is endangered. T...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC