Michael Faber

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Solar Powered Window Socket

Designers Kyuho Song & Boa Oh have developed the brilliant Window Socket, a portable device intended to enable you to use electricity freely and …

Clean Energy

Age Discrimination? Pay Your Birth-Year Rate

Photo Credit: prayitno via Compfight cc<p>Canadian reader <b>Lisa Sansom</b> wrote to us about an interesting price promotion at Starwood hotels:<p>We’re …

The Lollipop War

I recently got a tour of the Spangler Candy Co., a family-owned firm in Bryan, Ohio. The company makes 10 million Dum Dums lollipops there every day, and it has a whole separate building where it stores the sugar — enough to fill eight Olympic-size swimming pools.<p>The CEO, Kirk Vashaw, says he wants …

The Falling Cost Of Solar Energy Is Surprising Everyone

Everyone's talking about all the new oil and gas being produced thanks to new drilling methods.<p>But there's another narrative nipping at the shale boom's heels: solar energy. And it's expanding just as fast.<p>It's just that the scale is not quite the same. But that's changing.<p>Citi has just named solar …

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Canada

Oldest male Nazi concentration camp survivor dies aged 107

The oldest known male survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, whose life was documented in the book and film 'Unbroken Will', has died aged 107.<p>Leopold Engleitner, a conscientious objector, was imprisoned in the Buchenwald, Niederhagen and Ravensbrueck camps between 1939 and 1943.<p>He refused to …

How Oil Made Working-Class North Dakota a Whole Lot Richer

Employment in the drilling region jumped by 35 percent, and average pay leaped by half.<p>(Reuters)<p>And here is yet another reminder of why it's going to be very tough to convince a lot of working-class Americans that we should move away from fossil fuels.<p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently …