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What Is Pickling Salt? Do You Really Need It?

Salt is one of the key ingredients in the pickling process, but does it matter which salt you use? Some recipes call for something called "pickling …

Food Preservation

Composting 101

Compost is created in forests, fields, and plains around the world. It is the result of organic matter (plant parts and food scraps) decomposing with the aid of water, oxygen, invertebrate organisms (worms, slugs, sow bugs), and beneficial microorganisms (fungi and bacteria). Crumbly, dark brown …

Gardening

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

10 tips for egg safety

Collect regularly<p>Collect eggs two to three times a day, especially when weather is especially hot or cold. Discard eggs that are found on the floor, …

No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com<p>Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into …

11 fall garden chores

Plant bulbs<p>This is the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs like tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. Get them in the ground before it freezes! Put in a …

How to make a wooden planter

Step 1<p>Mark and cut all the pieces of timber to the correct lengths, cutting the ends as squarely as possible for a smooth finish. Using a 3mm drill …

Ana White | Food Storage Shelf - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Author Notes:<p>Hi everyone and …

a tour of our chicken coop

Yesterday, I shared pictures of the process of building our coop. Today’s post is simply a photo tour of the coop. Like I mentioned yesterday, our …

What Tech Is Next for the Solar Industry?

Solar panel installations have become increasingly popular, but the solar panel manufacturing industry is in the doldrums because supply far exceeds …

Israel to Build the 5th Largest Solar Power Station on the Planet

Israel plans to start construction next year on what will become the fifth largest solar power station in the world, part of a plan to build three …

Dutch Wind Turbine Purchase Sets World Crowdfunding Record

Raising €1.3 million in just thirteen hours, 1700 Dutch households that came together to buy shares in a wind turbine have set a new world record for …

Adelaide's Solar Buses Could Be the World's Greenest Public Transports

Australia has wholeheartedly embraced solar power over the last few years, with usage exploding 10-fold between 2009 and 2011 and the price per watt …

Solar-powered phone screen could boost battery life

A French startup is testing a transparent panel that would use solar energy to increase cell phone battery life by 20 percent. SunPartner Group hopes …

Affordable Solar-Powered Floating Village Planned for Edinburgh

While floating homes have been the norm in the Netherlands for many years, they’re just starting to gain in popularity in the UK. Houseboats are …

Growing pains as Germany shifts to wind and solar power

The country plans to shut down nuclear plants, wean the country from coal and promote renewable energy

Rooftop Solar Tour - IKEA at Atlantic Station

IKEA, the world's biggest furniture seller and leading provider of ready-to-assemble home and office decor, is taking sustainability to a whole new …

Solar-Powered Air Conditioning Coming Soon to Trains in India

Trains are an interesting and environmentally-friendly way to travel. In hot and crowded countries like India, however, comfort might be a poor …

Four Ways The Solar Boom Has Rattled Utilities

The U.S. boom in solar installations has disrupted revenue, workflow, and forecasting at large utilities, according to utility consultants, partners and affiliates who gathered this morning in Chicago.<p>Solar power installations grew by 76 percent in 2012, according to the Solar Energy Industries …

Huge solar thermal farm near Vegas delivers first energy to the grid

The massive solar thermal farm Ivanpah, located in the desert about 45 minutes south of Las Vegas, has produced and delivered its first energy to the …

Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/mar/15/mars-desert-research-utah-in-pictures<p>720<p>Photojournalist Jim Urquhart documents a team of …