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Elon Musk has discovered a new passion in life — and it could be Tesla's best product yet

But what are supercar-fast electric vehicles and low-Earth orbits in the face of ... roofing.<p>Against all odds, Musk has become perhaps the biggest booster in the history of the roofing business, thanks to a new Tesla product, the Solar Roof, that officially went on sale Wednesday.<p>It's the first …

Putting Sustainable Development Under a Microscope

Even in countries that have made a lot of progress, measuring sustainable development at the neighborhood level exposes the inequality within cities.<p>With the world’s population growing fast, and at least two-thirds of all people projected to live in urban areas by 2050, there’s more attention than …

Sustainability

Say goodbye to the grid: Here’s what you need for your first backpacking adventure

Spring has arrived and with it, the inevitable urge to get out into the wilderness. One of the burning questions a lot of weekend warriors tend to …

This Female Founder Is Bringing Bees Back To Calgary And Rethinking Honey Production

Alberta is one of the largest honey producing regions in the world with over 600,000 colonies of bees divided amongst 7,000 beekeepers. Yet Eliese Watson, a native of the prairies, says that modern day residents of Calgary have lost touch with the surrounding agricultural lifestyle.<p>Bees, she says, …

Ecology

The King of Beers Joins the Renewable Energy Bandwagon

Another giant corporation makes a commitment to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy.<p>As politicians and interest groups debate the …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Anti-ad blocking startup Sourcepoint raised $16 million from Spotify's investors.</b> Sourcepoint's technology helps publishers get money lost to ad blockers back and now it wants to help the publishing industry get more consumers to pay for content.<p><b>2. Facebook is testing a feature similar to</b> …

Advertising

Portable solar panel and battery brings clean energy on the go

It’s good for 60 smartphone charges<p>Setting up most compact solar panel systems entail connecting a number of complicated components, from the panels themselves to battery packs and power-management devices. But a new product line from SolPad promises a fully integrated system that generates, …

Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US

George Orwell’s tale of doublespeak and Big Brother is flying off the shelf after the president’s inauguration. But other imaginary worlds are closer to reality<p>Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has shot up the bestseller …

Literature

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

The Art of Writing and the Art of Life

By Sarah Jane Abbott | Off the Shelf<p>I have two confessions to make. First, my greatest aspiration is to someday be a novelist. Second, Stephen King is my favorite writer--but this is not really a confession, as I'm proud of it and everyone who knows me knows this (and probably wishes I would stop …