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Hardscaping 101: Solar Panels Pros and Cons

If you want to reduce your utility bills—and your carbon footprint—solar power could be the answer. The initial investment can be expensive, but …

New on streaming in September 2016: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and HBO’s best options

Netflix has sharks devouring people, while HBO finally streams an all-time classic TV series<p>September is an auspicious month in the entertainment industry. Fall TV launches, bringing with it promises of your favorite new show. The film industry gradually turns toward more adult-oriented fare, in …

The Best TV Shows Coming This Fall: From ‘Gilmore Girls’ to the Next ‘Game of Thrones’

For the love of TiVo, there’s an ungodly number of new series premiering this fall. From the Gilmore Girls revival to HBO’s buzzy Westworld, here are …

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Elon Musk aims to refit 5m homes with solar roofs

SolarCity is talking up the look and longevity of solar roofing but potential costs pose questions about whether it can succeed where others have failed<p>Elon Musk’s solar company has its sights set on replacing 5m rooftops in the US with traditional roofing materials integrated with solar cell …

Clean Energy

Renewable energy breakthrough: Solar powered reaction 100 times faster

And because it requires less of the rare and costly metal iridium, it could bring down the cost of a process that mimics photosynthesis by using …

Solar Power Does Work, Even Better Than Expected

<b>Published on</b> September 2nd, 2016 | <i>by Giles Parkinson</i><p>0<p>September 2nd, 2016 by <b>Giles Parkinson</b><p>Originally published on <i>RenewEconomy</i>.<p>One of the prices we …

Cats Are Happier and Healthier When You Make Them Work for Their Food

Many cats are kept indoors for various reasons, but because they’re natural foragers this can lead to a host of behavioral and health problems. New …

The Cat Carpenter Big Screen Room

<b>The Big Screen Room</b><p>When I saw the back of this house I realized it was a perfect setting for a big screen room catio.<p>A metal roof provides shade and …

Mosquitoes

The Cat Carpenter Treehouse Catio

<b>The Treehouse Catio</b><p>This combines a compact catio with an elevated skyway that connects it to a treehouse.<p>This wonderful big tree was in the perfect …

Treehouses

Obese patients and smokers banned from routine surgery in 'most severe ever' rationing in the NHS

Obese people will be routinely refused operations across the NHS, health service bosses have warned, after one authority said it would limit procedures on an unprecedented scale.<p>Hospital leaders in North Yorkshire said that patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above – as well as smokers – …

These high-quality wireless headphones will work with the iPhone 7, and they’re under $30 on Amazon

Apple is going to announce its next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus next week and when it does, it will confirm that neither new smartphone …

Are Tote Bags Really Good for the Environment?

They’re green in principle, but not in the way people use them. An Object Lesson.<p>For at least a few decades, Americans have been drilled in the superiority of tote bags. Reusable bags are good, we’re told, because they’re friendly for the environment. Disposable bags, on the other hand, are …

Sustainability

Retirement Planning for Late-Starters

You're in your 50s and haven't saved for retirement. Don't panic, but do get going and take these steps now.

Cat patios, aka Catios, are the latest home trend — here's how to get one

Want to make your cat one of the happiest on the block? Consider building them a catio!<p>A trend is sweeping the feline living scene, and if you want your cat to be one of the happiest on the block, you may be in for a minor home-renovation project. Say hello to the catio, aka, a cat patio.<p>According …

This Solar-Powered Pipe Desalinates The Water That Flows Through It

But a new conceptual design shows how a desalination plant can run on solar power instead, while doubling as public art and a place for visitors to …

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