Great news for the environment: Wind power is the cheapest it's been in a long time.

Wind turbines.

Focus on the turbine. Not the cows. Photo by Dirk Ingo Franke/Wikimedia Commons.

They're flawless.

Just stick one of these puppies outside, wait for the atmospheric pressure to get nice and different, and bam. Free electricity.

What other thing can do that?

Oh, that's right. No other thing.

It is a scientifically proven fact that wind turbines are cooler than you.

They're cooler than you're friend Jed, too.

Sorry, Jed. Just stating facts. Photo via Pixabay.

And — in what you will undoubtedly regard as best news of your entire life — there's a good chance we're going to be seeing a lot more of these bad boys in the near future.

Yeah, wind turbine, you bad. Photo by Dirk Ingo Franke/Wikimedia Commons.

According to a new report put out by the U.S. Department of Energy, the price of electricity generated by wind is lower than it's ever been.

It's likely to stay low for quite a while too. As a result, in 2014, wind power grew faster than any other power source.

That's fantastic news for the environment.

It's really easy to project the price of wind power into the future.

Unlike, say, natural gas, the price of which fluctuates based on the ability of humans to blast it out of the ground, wind is — well — it just is.

Which is how we know it's not going to rise significantly for a long time — perfect conditions for a wind powersplosion.

So, go home, natural gas. No one wants you.

Just kidding. You're beautiful, natural gas. Never change. Photo by Steven Depolo/Flickr.

Also coal. Especially coal. I'm looking at you.

There's just no reason to burn more of you charcoal lumps, when you can just stick up a couple of clean, cheap-as-hell wind turbines instead and call it a day.

The time has come.

Let's do this thing, wind turbines.

Aww yeah. Slam dunk. Photo by Obra19/Wikimedia Commons.


If the past year has taught us nothing else, it's that sending love out into the world through selfless acts of kindness can have a positive ripple effect on people and communities. People all over the United States seemed to have gotten the message — 71% of those surveyed by the World Giving Index helped a stranger in need in 2020. A nonprofit survey found 90% helped others by running errands, calling, texting and sending care packages. Many people needed a boost last year in one way or another and obliging good neighbors heeded the call over and over again — and continue to make a positive impact through their actions in this new year.

Upworthy and P&G Good Everyday wanted to help keep kindness going strong, so they partnered up to create the Lead with Love Fund. The fund awards do-gooders in communities around the country with grants to help them continue on with their unique missions. Hundreds of nominations came pouring in and five winners were selected based on three criteria: the impact of action, uniqueness, and "Upworthy-ness" of their story.

Here's a look at the five winners:

Edith Ornelas, co-creator of Mariposas Collective in Memphis, Tenn.

Edith Ornelas has a deep-rooted connection to the asylum-seeking immigrant families she brings food and supplies to families in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old with her parents and sister. Edith grew up in Chicago, then moved to Memphis in 2016, where she quickly realized how few community programs existed for immigrants. Two years later, she helped create Mariposas Collective, which initially aimed to help families who had just been released from detention centers and were seeking asylum. The collective started out small but has since grown to approximately 400 volunteers.