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Goodbye Cotton, Hello Hemp?

<b>Cotton. You love it, I love it, but Mother Nature freakin' hates it.</b><p>About 20 million tons of cotton are produced each and every year, making it far and away the world's most profitable non-food crop. But it's resource intensive in a big way.<p>It takes about 20,000 liters of water to produce just one …

Profit

Race to renewable: five developing countries ditching fossil fuels

Costa Rica, Afghanistan, China, India and Albania are all embracing renewable energy sources – five experts give their opinion on what the future holds<p>Costa Rica<p>Costa Rica is well on its way to becoming the first developing country to have 100% renewable electricity. Thanks to our hydro, wind and …

Renewable Energy

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

<i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where Does It End?," by Mary Oliver<p>A growing number of Americans -- young …

Books

These 9 Urban Farms Will Change The Way You Look At Food

If the population continues to grow at its current rate, the world is going to have nearly 400 million new mouths to feed by the end of the decade. …

I tried a service that only delivers ugly fruit and vegetables — and now I'll never go back

I'm a sucker for beautiful produce. A perfectly round and medium-soft plum, a bright and smooth red pepper — there's nothing better.<p>But I only love unblemished produce because I've been taught to think it's the ideal.<p>Grocery stores refuse to stock ugly fruits and vegetables, so most of it never …

Agriculture

Google has a way to tell how much you'd save by switching to solar power

Google launched a tool on Monday called Project Sunroof which aims to help homeowners decide whether or not their roof is a good fit for installing solar panels.<p>Here's how it works: First, you enter your address into the Project Sunroof website. Google looks up your address in Google Maps and uses …

Solar Power