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10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

Fracking is killing coal. So why do so many environmentalists hate it?

Few things have inspired angst among green groups and climate advocates like the question of how to deal with fracking. It's been one of the more important discussions within environmentalism over the last few years.<p>Here's a very rough breakdown of the debate: Supporters of fracking point out that …

Can the world economy survive without fossil fuels? | Larry Elliott

The past three centuries of progress have been powered by coal, oil and gas. Burning much of what’s left will lead to environmental and economic catastrophe. Here’s how to save the earth without giving up on growth<p>The final chapters of The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell’s 2014 novel, describe a future …

Fossil Fuels

House of the Future Is Here Today, Generates Twice the Energy It Uses

Buildings can suck up a lot of energy. Etimates say that the nation's 114 million households and 4.7 million commercial buildings account for nearly …

INFOGRAPHIC: Tips to lower your carbon footprint

Lowering your carbon footprint at home depends on limiting your electricity usage, since electricity accounts for the majority of residential carbon …

The World’s First Carbon-Negative Data Center Heats Up Swedish Homes In The Winter

Located north of Stockholm in Falun, a small town once known for mining, the data center–which begins construction next year–will run on a mix of …

UC Berkeley

Costa Rica goes 75 days powering itself using only renewable energy

Costa Rica has achieved a clean energy milestone by using 100 per cent renewable energy for a record 75 days in a row.<p>The feat was achieved thanks to …

What Apple Just Did in Solar Is a Really Big Deal

It was a year ago this week that Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to a climate-change heckler at the company's annual shareholder meeting with an …

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Art

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

The Best Kitchen Gear Of 2014

Presenting 16 gifts for the design-minded foodie, from convertible bowl-colanders to Yves Béhar-designed seltzer makers.<p>Kitchens get hectic during the holidays, what with all the figgy puddings and latkes being cooked. And good design can help make a kitchen run more smoothly, whether it’s a …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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5 Trends That Will Change How You Use Social Media in 2015

This year started with a death sentence for Facebook. In January, a research company called Global Web Index published a study showing that Facebook …

Curb Appeal: Black-and-White Mosaic Tile, from London with Love

Along with Queen Victoria, we’re longtime admirers of a black and white mosaic tile front paths. It’s a quintessentially English look, with as much …

Skillet Hash Browns

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Here's a skillet hash browns recipe that justifies the existence of that food processor grating disk (you didn't throw it out, we hope). If you don't have one, a box grater will do.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 russet potatoes (about 3 pounds), peeled, …

The 2014 Kitchen of the Year

For the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Steven Miller created a dramatic space for entertaining.<p>For the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Steven Miller created a dramatic space for entertaining.