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Forget Startups–Just Buy A Small Business From A Retiring Entrepreneur

Droves of baby boomer business owners are starting to retire, and looking to hand off their life’s work. That spells opportunity.<p>Sure, you may want to found the next “Uber for [insert service here],” but that’s not the only entrepreneurial path you can walk. In fact, it may not even be the best …

Tesla Just Solved Solar Energy’s Fugly Problem

The company’s new solar tiles are built right into your roof.<p>In California, solar energy is already huge. The state’s 15,000 megawatts of solar—the equivalent of several nuclear power plants–can provide power to over 3 million homes. But not every state has California’s sky-high energy prices or …

10 places in British Columbia you've probably never heard of

Canada’s most westerly province hugs the Pacific coastline and has prime spots perfect for wander lusters. Hello British Columbia! Home to Vancouver …

Australia’s Carnegie Wave Energy Project Sets World Record

<b>Published on</b> June 2nd, 2016 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>12<p>Australia’s Carnegie Wave Energy Project Sets World Record<p>June 2nd, 2016 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>Australia’s …

Xiaomi Mi 5 review: This is how you build a flagship phone

I’ve been itching to try the Mi 5 ever since Xiaomi first unveiled its flagship for 2016 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. When I got a chance to take a closer, but brief look at it at the press event, it seemed to check all the boxes for what a smartphone should have, both inside …

If you think Mexican food is unhealthy, then you need to read this cookbook

Living in Los Angeles means having to keep up with all the diets: Atkins diet, the Whole 30, the Paleo diet. There's no shortage of advice on what you should be eating.<p>Now there's finally a cookbook for the politically aware Chicano activist. "Decolonize Your Diet" serves up Mexican food recipes …

Mexican Food

New Swedish wave energy buoy boasts 5x the output of existing technology

We already harness energy from the sun, the wind, and many other natural processes for our own uses, and electricity generated from ocean waves could …

How to eliminate sugar from your diet in 21 days

Mounting research shows that going overboard on sugar can lead to high cholesterol and blood pressure and a greater risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, not to mention excess weight gain.<p>But there’s a difference between added sugars and the kinds found naturally in whole foods, like …

There’s a reason some birds don’t seem to fly south for winter anymore, scientists say

By Darryl Fears<p>, Reporter<p>The birds and the bees are telling humans about much more than sex, a new study released Thursday says.<p>They are a harbinger of climate change, with species swapping habitats like a game of musical chairs as regions in Europe and the United States warm. Populations of …

Birds

Here's How To Grow An Endless Supply Of Garlic Indoors...

Along with green onions, garlic is one of the best health-friendly plants you can grow at home. It is super-easy and super-cheap. You may not like …

New Concrete Materials Are More Green Than Grey

Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world, but despite its association with the modern city, it has been used throughout history. The ancient Babylonians and Egyptians built structures with a mixture of clay and pebbles, and parts of the Great Wall of China used cement-like …

India "not scared" if Monsanto leaves, as GM cotton row escalates

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. seed company Monsanto is welcome to leave India if it does not want to lower prices of genetically modified cotton seeds as directed by the government, a minister said on Wednesday, in a sign the rift between New Delhi and the firm is widening.<p>Farmers harvest cotton in a …

Watch: From My Lai to Ferguson, China blasts US human rights abuses in a new documentary

China’s state television channel CCTV broadcast a 45-minute documentary on Sunday (Mar. 13) to hundreds of millions of households in China, accusing the US of severe human rights abuses from sexual assault to gun violence to racism.<p>The movie is the latest example of Beijing’s increasing criticism …

12 houseplants that can survive even the darkest corner

These plant varieties can become a real godsend for those who wish to freshen up the atmosphere of their office or house, even if there’s a lack of …

Plants

There’s an important ballot fight in Florida between big power companies and the solar industry

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Mother Jones <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>The Florida Supreme Court is set …

Solar Power

The Prominent Environmental Activist Berta Cáceres Has Been Assassinated in Honduras

Honduran environment and human-rights activist Berta Cáceres, winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for her advocacy efforts, was …