Melissa Krueger

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Forget energy storage. We can go renewable without it, scientists say

In what might be the first epic mic drop ever to grace the pages of the journal <i>Nature Climate Change</i>, a group of researchers just announced that we …

Retirement planning: Three things to consider when choosing a plan

It’s the most basic question many people have about saving for retirement: “Where should I put my money?”<p>Because of their tax advantages, …

Retirement

Micro loans: Give a little, help a lot

If you feel you can’t make a difference in the world, you’re wrong. Microfinance provides banking services to the poor who normally can’t qualify. And helping the world’s poor this way costs you, relatively, pennies.<p>These services usually involve such small amounts of money that traditional banking …

Most U.S. Egg Producers Are Now Choosing Cage-Free Houses

From McDonald's to Costco, Big Food has been declaring a shift to buying only cage-free eggs. Three more companies took the step this month: Denny's, sandwich chain Quizno's and Mondelez International, maker of Ritz crackers and Chips Ahoy cookies.<p>Here at The Salt, we've been wondering how egg …

Chickens