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Home battery storage to 'revolutionise' solar industry in Australia: Climate Council report

Coupling solar panels with home battery storage could be the cheapest way to get electricity within three years, according to a report by the Climate …

Study Sees Ecological Risks as Solar Expands

Solar power development is big business in sunny California, fueled by low solar panel prices and the drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to …

Solar Panels

Best Hikes: Ten Trails at Risk

It's hard to imagine that some of the best hikes on the planet are not here to stay. But threats to the environment, natural disasters, war, and politics that favor development over recreation and conservation could wipe out many trails, as well as the ecosystems through which they wander. The …

19 Techniques to Empower Yourself to Live a More Productive, Happier Life

“<i>The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.</i>” Thomas Carlyle<p>When I …

Happiness

Need Money for Your Business Idea? Here are Some Options

Business ideas are a dime a dozen. The biggest divider between wantrepreneurs and entrepreneurs is the ability to execute their ideas. If you're an entrepreneur with a grand vision -- but stuck at a job you hate -- you're probably anxious to throw in your two-week notice and begin building your …

18 Ways You Can Use A Mason Jar to Eliminate Unnecessary Plastic In Your Life

As our everyday lives become inundated with plastic, we are overwhelming pressed to weigh the short-term conveniences with the long-term burdens this …

Five Striking Images Show How Solar Lanterns Are Transforming Life off the Grid

For those who struggle to imagine life without a slew of wifi-enabled devices at the ready, it’s sobering to think that a billion people worldwide …

Meet the radical who wants the iPad banned!

Kyle Wiens thinks the iPad should be banned. It’s a “highly immoral” product, he says, because it can’t be opened and repaired when the battery dies. It’s a throwaway device, and he wants governments to prohibit it.<p>“It’s not designed to be long-lasting,” said Wiens, who is the co-founder and CEO of …

How to Start a Side Business While You're Still Employed

Credit: Rawpixel/Shutterstock<p>Thinking about starting a business? You aren't alone. Forty-four percent of people are more interested in doing so now …

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Recipe: Chef turns food waste into fine dining

It's not your typical dessert special. This one is made from left over potato skin, some day old bread and cream steeped with old coffee grounds — …

Vanabode happily camp, travel and live forever on $20 a day

Discover How You Can Spend The Rest Of Your Life<br>Traveling And Seeing The Most Breathtaking Sites<br>In America on $20 A Day<p>Imagine what you would do and …

These Two Entrepreneurs Found a Great Way to Work Smarter, Not Harder

And out of their struggle, they made a product to help others.<br>Read More

Entrepreneurship

Charge Your Devices, Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With These Awesome Solar Powered Gadgets

‘Tis the season we start preparing the list of tech-related things we’d like to buy for ourselves and others, plus the excuses we make for buying them. All the latest tech gadgets have been announced this fall, and more will come in waves until the new year. Most tech products aren’t exactly …

The Five Most Common Ways Startups Waste Money

In the startup world, there’s a difference between spending money to make money and just burning through your cash.<p>Startups often spend more than they earn. But running out of money because you can’t manage to raise more capital is the ultimate killer. The two most important metrics of any venture …

6 Things Super Productive People Do Every Day -- and It Doesn't Involve Checklists

<b>It's all about mind over matter.</b><p>by Stacy Adimondo, for Rodale's Organic Life<p>PHOTOGRAPH BY MARIANNA ARMATA/GETTY<p>Where there's a will, there's a way, but that's just half the battle. Research shows that true and sustained productivity means staying the course to accomplish goals, and it takes more …

Self Control

Solar-powered floating home in Portugal generates a year's worth of energy in just six months

1/13<p>Floatwing by Friday<p>An off-grid adventure awaits daring couples on the Floatwing, a floating romantic getaway for two. The Portuguese design firm …

Off-grid

Ignoring one simple step can make all of your efforts to recycle useless

While a little bit of leftover food can seem harmless, mold and bacteria can feed on the debris, multiplying as the recyclables sit in the hot sun on the way from your curb to the recycling center.<p>Recycling companies do wash the items, but many sort the incoming material according to its …

Waste Management