Nicolas Duran

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Nicholas Stern: cost of global warming ‘is worse than I feared’

Ten years ago the leading economist warned about climate change in a landmark report – he says while there is cause for optimism, the picture is still grim<p>A lot has happened since Nicholas Stern, then a permanent secretary at the Treasury, produced his landmark review of the impact of climate …

Climate

You no longer need to own a solar panel to reap the financial benefits of solar energy

For Americans, solar power can now come without the panel.<p>Solar energy isn’t an option for millions of people living in cities—who have no rooftop to call their own—or without reasonable solar prices. There are 113 million homeowners in markets with competitively-priced solar power—but because of …

Solar Power

How to Earn Money While You Sleep: A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Drop-Ship Side Hustle

Wake up to new orders in your inbox every day without ever handling any inventory.<p>A few years ago, I started an e-commerce store that allowed me to earn extra income in a fairly passive manner. Getting the business off the ground required time and effort, but it didn't cost me any money.<p>And within …

eCommerce

Shopify’s resident entrepreneur makes e-commerce look easy

Jane Lee is using her knowledge and experience in the world of e-commerce to help fellow entrepreneurs. At 26, she already has three years of e-commerce experience under her belt after graduating from the business program at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.<p>Since taking …

Solar Panels Just Got Twice as Efficient

Solar panels are a great way of harvesting free energy and save a lot of people lots of money each year. The cost of installing solar panels has …

Why the private sector has a big role to play in developing ‘smart cities’

<i>Ken Ranger is chief executive officer of BAI Canada</i><p>Earlier this year, Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, outlined how we're on the brink of the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" – "a fusion of technologies" that represents an exponentially fast transformation …

A New V-Shape Roof Can Collect Solar Power, Wind Power and Rain Water

Scientists have been busy designing a roof that uses not just solar power, but wind and rain power as well, to generate energy. There is a total of …

Obama is Helping Homeowners go Solar

The White House recently announced a package of Solar incentives specifically for lower income homeowners<p>There is no question that adoption of home …

The most sustainable city in the US is...

While American cities generally lag behind their European and Canadian counterparts when it comes to sustainability, there is one city that can hold …

The key to tackling climate change: electrify everything

Tackling climate change is a complicated undertaking, to say the least. But here’s a good rule of thumb for how to get started:<p>Electrify everything.<p>Replace technologies that still run on combustion, like gasoline vehicles and natural gas heating and cooling, with alternatives that run on …

Energy

Clean Energy Won Big. So Where’s the Party?

To the skeptic, it may look like a con.<p>The renewable-energy industry won lucrative U.S. subsidies and immediately snapped into inaction. Advocates …

Renewable Energy

10 Powerful Habits for Marketing Yourself (and Building a Personal Brand)

Building and promoting your own personal brand is as important for you as it is for any company. Maybe more.<p>We all know the power of brands. Who anywhere in the world isn't familiar with McDonald's fabled golden arches, Coca-Cola's distinctive red-and-white logo, or the green Starbucks mermaid?<p>But …

Marketing

20 Best Motivational Quotes to Get Your Day Off to a Great Start

Motivational quotes that provide inspiration, enthusiasm, a jolt of confidence... and that extra little boost you sometimes need.<p>When the going gets tough, you sometimes need a burst of motivation and inspiration to start your day off right. Here are twenty great motivational quotes to help you get …

Motivation

The Artificial Leaf That Converts Carbon Dioxide To Fuel

<i>Image Source: tweaktown.com</i><p>Sun is the ultimate source of all forms of energy. Solar energy is converted from one form to another and it ultimately …

Want To Double Your Salary? Of Course You Do—Try This

Research shows money (in the form of a paycheck) can buy happiness. Experts craft a game plan to double your salary.<p>The best things in life may be free, but a study out of Case Western Reserve University found that money does indeed buy happiness. Increasing income–to the tune of an annual salary …

Employment

In the future, everyone will be a software engineer and barely any will know how to code

Earlier this year, the App Association calculated that there were 223,000 unfilled coding jobs in the US. Companies have started touting coding as the new literacy, almost a prerequisite to getting in the door. Last month, General Electric’s CEO Jeff Immelt announced that every new hire at the …

Computer Science

8 things we keep buying that are killing the planet

Most of us try to reduce our carbon footprint by recycling, flipping off the lights when we leave a room, and weatherproofing our homes. And while those are all important efforts, we sometimes forget that the biggest environmental impact we can make happens at the cash register.<p>As we strive to …

Sustainability

The Simple Mind Trick That Instantly Makes You More Persuasive

Mastering the art of persuasion is as simple as beginning with "You're right."<p>Even as neuroscientists continue to unearth new discoveries about the human brain, some of the most effective brain hacks have been around for years. Take Blaise Pascal, for example, born in 1623. The 17th-century French …

Hacking

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change<p>It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles …

Farming

Marijuana And Motivation - The Alchemist's Quest

My relationship with marijuana started roughly 30 years ago, on a rainy day, in a disused playground. I did not know it then, however that day marked …

Motivation

Everyone on the Planet Should Learn to Code. Here's Why and How

Coding improves your analytical ability, problem solving skills and might even make you more attractive.<p><i>"Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer... because it teaches you how to think."</i> --Steve Jobs<p>Tech is everywhere you look--with products that rip through our current lens …

Computer Science

Elon Musk leads Tesla effort to build house roofs entirely out of solar panels

In latest clean energy plan, Tesla purchases SolarCity to make solar ‘shingles’: ‘It’s not a thing on the roof. It is the roof,’ CEO says<p>A new venture spearheaded by Elon Musk will create house roofs made entirely of solar panels, in a sweeping expansion of Tesla’s clean energy ambitions.<p>Tesla has …

Clean Energy

10 Success lessons from Tony Hsieh - "Zappos Founder" for entrepreneurs

Share21<p>Tweet<p>Share111<p>+13<p>Shares 135<p>Tony Hsieh, founder and CEO of Zappos, is widely regarded as one of the most successful CEOs of our time. He has …