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Solar Differentiation: Not All Solar Panels Are Created Equal

How a solar panel is made says a lot about its quality and performance.<p>A common narrative in solar energy is that solar modules have become a …

It can be harder to lose a dog than a relative or friend — here's why

I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath - she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance that everyone was ok because we were both by her side.<p>When people who have never had a dog see their dog-owning friends mourn the …

Pets

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Why farmers may want to keep, not kill, weeds - Futurity

"It's very important to recognize the benefits of all the species within the crop field—that includes both the crops and the weeds," says Kristine …

Asian “super grid” the first step towards a global, interconnected, renewable energy grid

An Asia-based group of entrepreneurs has put forth a vision for a global, interconnected energy grid that connects energy users with renewable …

The coolest container house you'll ever see

Container homes are often thought to be cramped, gloomy and lacking in style or personality. But this <i>Pocket House,</i> designed by the Brazilian …

Food & Dining

Reactor that produces liquid fuel from CO2 in the air to be tested in portable pilot plant

The fuels we burn add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, which contributes to climate change. A new compact power plant is starting up in Finland that …

A power of good? Smart energy technology explained

Some new energy-efficient technologies are on the verge of delivering real benefits to consumers and companies alike<p>Smart technology allows companies and households to use energy more efficiently, reducing the need to build more power stations, some of which burn polluting fossil fuels such as coal …

Clean Energy

The cost of solar power has fallen 25% in just five months

The future is looking sunny for solar as the clean, renewable energy source gets cheaper – and fast. In just five months, the cost of solar plummeted …

New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power …

7 Ways to Earn Passive Income (and Why It's So Important)

The tradeoff is that most passive income sources require an upfront investment of time or money to begin paying off.<p>If you're looking to build wealth, if you're looking to save up a nest egg for retirement, or if you're merely looking for a way to alleviate financial stress in your life, passive …

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 …

Energy

Not Seeing Deer? Here's Why

Every year as the rut winds to an end, we outdoor writers begin compartmentalizing the reasons for the tough hunting—and the strategies you should be …

Hunting

Hunt for the wilder side of New Zealand

New Zealand’s landscapes are well-known on the silver screen. The Lord of the Rings films showed off the majestic mountainous scenery so well they sparked a tourism boom – and 13% of travellers still cite Peter Jackson’s cinematography in their decision to visit. Out next Friday (16 September), …

New Zealand

Alana Blanchard: Bali with Dimity

A fine summer edit from Indonesia's 'Island of the Gods'

New Solar Roofs Coming Our Way Thanks To Elon Musk

Although it is an idea that has already been given up on by Dow Chemical earlier this year, Tesla co-founder, Elon Musk, and SolarCity intend to …

SolarCity Disappointed In Exclusion From Nevada Solar Rate Case

(Reuters) – SolarCity said on Wednesday it was disappointed with a decision by Nevada regulators to exclude the company from a proceeding to decide …

Dogs really do understand human language, study suggests

Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man's best friend really does understand some of what we're saying.<p>…

UBS: We are witnessing the end of the credit cycle, and a crash is coming

The era of cheap debt and plentiful liquidity is slowly drawing to an end, according to a team of UBS analysts led by Paul Winter, making it harder to use credit to juice corporate profits.<p>As earnings fall, so will investors' confidence in stocks, leading to either a market crash or a correction, …

Solar industry braces as looming glut threatens to erode prices

Solar manufacturers that are ramping up production now face a looming glut of panels, forcing companies to adjust or face dire consequences.<p>Trina Solar Ltd., Canadian Solar Inc. and JinkoSolar Holding Co. are among the suppliers boosting output at factories that will expand global capacity by 18 …

Incredible Milk-Based Packaging is Better than Plastic—and You Can Eat It, Too

Plastic as used in packaging is a wonder product: phenomenally cheap, versatile in its uses (stiff, flexible, rough, smooth, thick enough to contain …

Meet the Silicon Valley-ites taking tiny hits of LSD to boost performance

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Elon Musk’s new solar roofing plan isn’t so new after all

Now that Tesla’s buyout of Solar City is looking like a done deal, the man who turned boring electric cars into sexy hot rods wants to shake up the …

Elon Musk: Solar Panels Will Be Your New Roof

Elon Musk has confirmed the next step in the evolution of sustainable energy: Rather than adding solar panels to an existing roof, the panels will BE …

This Week In Webclips - Puerto is bombing, Metal Neck is back, and these kids are alright

<b>Alvaro Malpartida, Sebastian Gomez, and Co. in Puerto Escondido</b><br>This year’s Puerto Escondido Challenge was a news magnet, but when the contest …

Adelaide charges ahead with world’s largest 'virtual power plant'

Adelaide will be home to the world’s largest “virtual power plant” – AGL is rolling out 1,000 battery systems to homes and businesses, with backing from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena).<p>AGL and Arena say the project will improve network security and dampen a volatile wholesale …

Renewable Energy

Top 10 Homemade Organic Pesticides - Quiet Corner

Pesticides are the only toxic substances we <i>intentionally</i> release into our environment in order to kill living things. The chemicals don’t just harm …

Gardening

5 Bad Reasons Not To Travel

There’s really no excuse for staying home when you could be traveling. Seriously, what’s holding you back? Money? Your job? A significant other? …

Solar Panel Toxic Manufacturing Byproducts, Product Disposal Needs Greater Oversight, Report Urges

<i>Sure, they generate clean electricity, but what about how they were made and disposed of? Photo: dirvish via flickr</i><p>Every TreeHugger worth their roots …