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How planting trees in cities can save thousands of lives

THROWING SHADE: A new study from The Nature Conservancy suggests that planting trees in cities can result in cooler temperatures, which can save up to 48 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually and avoid up to 13 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year, reducing air pollution for millions of urban residents.

Watch out for energy vampires!

REALITY BITES: Beware the energy vampires lurking in your home, disguised as normal appliances and electronics! These monsters have a voracious appetite for sucking electricity from your outlets and money from your wallet, even when they’re turned off or in sleep mode.