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The power of microgrids gets unleashed

<i>The following is an excerpt from the GreenBiz State of Green Business Report 2016.</i><p>A few solar panels connected to an inverter, plus a battery no …

GE uses CO2 to solve solar energy's biggest drawback

Solving the drawback of energy generated from the sun being hard to store, GE researchers harness the power of CO2.<p>Renewable energy is the way …

33 Books Millennials Need to Read Before Turning 30 | Inc.com

Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never …

Books

The Race To Prove 'Spooky' Quantum Connection May Have a Winner

Entanglement breakthrough could lead to unhackable Internet<p>Particles don’t obey the same rules as people. Poke a particle, and another one far away can instantly respond the touch -- without any messages passing through the space between, as if the two particles were one. “Entanglement” is what …

Quantum Mechanics

UBS' Alex Batlin on the Future of Blockchain Tech in Finance

When it announced its blockchain innovation lab earlier this year, UBS caused a ripple of excitement and trepidation.<p>It was a watershed moment: one …

5 African Cleantech Startups You Need To Watch

Africa is extraordinarily rich in energy power potential. According to McKinsey and Company’s 2015 Brighter Africa report, the continent has 10 terawatts or more of potential capacity for renewable energy. If sub-Saharan Africa pushes renewables, it could result in 27 percent decrease in carbon …

Renewable Energy

How To Build Your Own Solar Power Generator For Under $150

10 Mind Expanding Books To Read In A Lifetime

Growing up as a child, I can remember every thing and every one around me reminding me that reading was not something to be done for fun — but rather …

Join the Climate Movement!

What is Ben & Jerry’s position on climate change?<p><b>It’s real. It’s happening now.</b> For us, its not just about polar bears and ice sheets, it’s about …

Ground-Breaking Floating Solar Technology Launches In Australia

<i>Generates an estimated 57 percent more power than fixed land-based systems</i><p>Infratech Industries launches Australia’s first floating solar system …

The USA's Top 10 Hiking Trails: From Coast To Coast

Going for a hike is as easy as tying your shoes and taking that first step into nature. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors and …

Hiking

66 Tips to Swiss Bliss

Switzerland is good for the soul, of this I am certain.<p>I left Switzerland feeling happily exhausted, my limbs sore from climbing, my tummy content and full, my face deeply tanned and my soul elevated. Something about all that clean air and clean water and rippled mountain landscapes. (Also, have I …

Look What’s Cooking in the World of Renewable Energy

<i>By</i> <i>Phil McKenna</i><i>, Ensia</i><p>Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Mass., in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of …

24 Fiction Books That Can Change Your Life

“Just because I work for a big corporation doesn’t mean I don’t like fiction books. In fact, fiction books is one of my favorite kinds of …

8 Earthy Eco Escapes

You don't have to stop protecting the planet as you travel to explore its many wonders. Hotel search trivago.com has discovered eight ecologically elite hotels that are taking "being green" to a five-star level.<p>Whether it's by using recycled materials, heating water via volcano, or growing their …

Considerations in Investing in a Solar Panel System

The use of solar energy is more than a convenient way to save money on your home energy bills. This green form, renewable energy and sustainable can …

Get a Little Bang for Your Baht: 10 Nearly Free Things to Do in Chiang Mai

College Tourist - Author: Sam Corio, Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California.<p>Studying abroad is an amazing experience but we all know it can be hard on your wallet. Living in Chiang Mai, we found many ways to keep busy and get to know the town without spending too much baht. So here's what I came …

Global Renewable Energy Investments Continue to Grow

Emerging from the global economic recession, investments in renewable energy technologies continued their steady rise in 2011, with total new …

What Are the Disadvantages of Solar Energy?

With gas prices rise and continue to rise, it seems that we will be increasing need for renewable energy. Renewable energy using the sun, wind, …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

Green energy jobs aren't in coal locations - Futurity

From 2008-12, the coal industry lost over 49,000 jobs, while natural gas, solar, and wind industries created nearly four times that many—elsewhere.

How To Build A Mobile App Startup With No Technical Background | Inc.com

Not every tech startup founder is a developer. And they don’t necessarily have to be. As an entrepreneur, you’d be doing much more than writing code. You have to deal with product validation, product/market fit, marketing, retention and engagement of customers, customer service, managing finances …

Apps

Plastic car engine could create lighter cars, better gas mileage

When it comes to cars, lightening the load can increase performance capabilities and fuel economy. Incorporating plastic components into the body of …

Switzerland Mountain Biking: Part Five - Crans Montana

Day One - Simplon Pass | Day Two - Planetenweg - Zinal | Day Three - Illsee-Parilet | Day Four & Five - Becs de Besson/Val d'Herens | Day Six & Seven …

Eco-Resorts: The World's 10 Most Relaxing Destinations For Sustainable Tourism (PHOTOS)

The health benefits of spending time in nature are well-documented, as are the stress-relieving benefits of taking a vacation. Travelers looking to really get away from it all, and help conserve some of the world's most pristine natural habitats, should consider de-stressing at a relaxing and …

Trefecta DRT Electric Dirt Bike

Trefecta Mobility presents its latest DRT Electric Dirt Bike. Created as a technologically-enhanced<p>Trefecta Mobility presents its latest DRT Electric Dirt Bike. Created as a technologically-enhanced electric bike with a simple, yet futuristic design aesthetic, the Trefecta DRT boasts a 20-inch 7075 …

Electric Bikes

'Spooky' experiment proves quantum entanglement is real

Einstein was wrong -- about the quantum mechanical phenomena known as superpositioning and wave form collapse, at least. A team from Australia's Griffith University and Japan's University of Tokyo, have proven that both are tangible phenomena, not simply mathematical paradoxes. See, back when he …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have gained a foothold, Nasa scientists say.<p>The huge body of water spread over a fifth of the planet’s surface, as great a portion as the Atlantic covers …

Earth Science