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China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

Sungrow<p><b>The Chinese province of Anhui built a massive floating solar farm on top of an abandoned coal mine. An even larger floating solar plant will come online by May 2018.</b>• <b><br>Due to rising concerns surrounding air pollution-related deaths, China is trying to invest more heavily in renewable energy</b> …

Renewable Energy

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As Forest of Booms Rises, Scrutiny Falls on Cranes

Amid concerns, the union representing most crane operators emphasizes a tradition of training and safety<p>From his lofty perch on Monday, John Schaffner knew that a single mistake at the controls of his tower crane could dump tons of steel onto pedestrians 850 feet below, near the reflecting pools of …

CWC - Venison Kielbasa : Cabela's

Smoked Venison Kielbasa<p>Once smoked, these delicious sausages can be eaten on a bun or sliced and added to pasta, soup, casseroles and more.<p>Prep Time: …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. Britain will begin the two-year process of leaving the EU by the end of March 2017.</b> Prime Minister Theresa May set out the timeline during the Conservative Party's annual conference in Birmingham.<p><b>2. Haiti has been put on red-alert as Hurricane Matthew barrels towards the island.</b> Residents have …

Trump's Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway Is Making Bank This Election Season

There’s one person that’s coming out a winner no matter what the outcome is on Election Day: Kellyanne Conway.<p>On Monday, <i>Politico</i> reported that …

I've been helping the ultra-rich protect their wealth for years, and here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

I spent years as a wealth advisor. Now, I run a firm that helps the ultra-rich protect their wealth. Here are my best pieces of money advice:<p>1. Be mindful of the tax consequences on any investments you make.<p>We cannot escape taxes, as they impact not only our earnings but also our investments. The …

Hitler's 3-mile-long abandoned Nazi resort is transforming into a luxury getaway

In 1939, Adolf Hitler ordered the construction of a massive 3-mile-long row of buildings, destined to be an enormous beach resort for Nazi Germany. It was abandoned three years later, when World War II broke out. It would sit empty for the next 75 years. Today, German real estate company Metropole …

Apple's App Store improvements could help app discovery

Last Friday, Apple unveiled a number of improvements to the App Store aimed at trimming away apps that are buggy and shortening lengthy app names.<p>Starting today, Apple will begin implementing an ongoing app evaluation process, notifying developers when their apps are not functioning as intended and …

Wal-Mart takes Texas to court to crack liquor-sales market

HOUSTON (AP) — Wal-Mart's court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded.<p>A federal …

DIY Homemade Organic Pesticides - Quiet Corner

Ever wonder what farmers did hundreds of years ago to fight off crop pests? Long before the invention of harmful chemical pesticides (yes, the kind …

7 ways to keep squirrels from eating your tomatoes

We've got a battle plan if you're engaged in the Squirrel Wars.<p>Has this ever happened to you? When you go to the garden to pick that plump tomato you …

Ray-Ban Reissues Ambermatic, Your Favorite Travel Sunglasses

The iconic brand reissues its light-sensitive Ambermatic lenses in a (very) limited run.<p>As the name suggests, Ray-Ban’s aviator sunglasses are so well-suited to flight that the original models were specifically made with the needs of American pilots in mind. It’s the deft mix of understated glamour …

Father’s Day Gifts Inspired by 2016’s Hottest Dads

The year 2016: a great time to be a dad. Mark Zuckerberg proved he was no different from any other dad on Facebook. Kanye West continued in his tradition of nonsensical, monosyllabic baby naming. Steph Curry let his daughter showcase her precocious P.R. skills, and Ryan Gosling had one without …

Oriole Bird Feeding Tips for Your Yard

Orioles are beautiful and highly desirable backyard birds. By offering the right foods and using feeders suitable for these large songbirds, you can …

15-Bean Soup

17 Recipes for Lemon Lovers<p>No-Bake Chocolate Chip Protein Bars<p>Cooking 101: Learn to Poach Anything<p>Quinoa Pilaf<p>Skillet Chicken & Herbs with Garden …

There Will Be More New Jobs in Solar Than Oil by the End of the Year

The world’s biggest oil companies are slashing jobs to cope with decreasing revenues, and one knock-on effect has been the drop in oil job …

Study Suggests the Fun Part of Global Warming Will End Soon

So far, global warming seems pretty OK. On Christmas, I took a walk around the neighborhood with my family and didn’t even wear a coat. It was great. …

3 New Smart Suitcases for High Tech Travelers

The old-school suitcase is getting an upgrade. Though innovation has been slow to hit the luggage industry, which accounts for $3.3 billion in …

Predators vs. Sharks 2016 final score: Five-goal third period pushes San Jose past Nashville

It took 40 minutes of hockey for the Sharks to wake up, and boy did they ever in the third.<p>After almost sleeping through the first two periods of hockey, the Sharks found their footing in the third to take Game 1 against the Predators by a score of 5-2.<p>The Sharks outshot the Predators for most of …

Why Canada’s Oil Industry May Never Be the Same

Never is a long time. The dictionary definition is, “at no time in the past or future; on no occasion; not ever.” In the volatile oil and gas …

Retiring Colton Orr still sees place for fighting in NHL

Retiring from the game on Thursday afternoon, Colton Orr exits hockey at a point when the services of players like him are no longer …

The Dispute About the South China Sea Is Also a Dispute About History and America's Role

The U.S.S. <i>John C. Stennis</i>, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, plowed through the azure waters of the South China Sea in late April, as …

Congress to Air Force: You Can't Retire the A-10 Until the F-35 Proves It's Better

Legislators want proof the F-35 can take over the aging tank-killer's job.<p>Congress threw down the gauntlet at the Air Force on Monday, introducing legislation to mandate keeping the A-10 Thunderbolt II—affectionately known as the Warthog—in service until the service can prove the new F-35 Joint …

Military

SpaceX Announces Plans to Send Spacecraft to Mars in 2018

SpaceX on Wednesday announced plans to send several free-flying spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018.<p>The company said it will attempt to launch its …

10 Photos of Melania Trump From Her Modeling Days

Though now in the public eye because of Donald Trump's campaign, Melania first came into the limelight as a model.<p>Melania Trump, a woman so glamorous that she eats diamonds for breakfast (at least, that's what the photo in a new <i>GQ</i> profile suggests), will be the first lady of the United States if …