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While the idea of living mortgage-free and downsizing might not quite be mainstream yet, it has been getting more and more recognition and acceptance as a way of living. Will Hitchcock and Alyssa Pelletier of Outside Found represent a great example of...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Within the last few years, “codes of conduct” have become such standard practice in tech settings that a conference or community without one is considered suspicious. Many open-source projects abide by a “contributor covenant” that forbids behavior...
From: Slate | By: Ruth Graham | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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There is nothing subtle about the Trump administration’s pro-steel bent.
From: The American Conservative | By: Kristofer L. Harrison | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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by Jami Attenberg Jami Attenberg will appear in conversation with Maria Semple on Thurs, March 23 at Elliott Bay Book Company. Her sixth (and finest) novel, All Grown Up, is available now. Zack Smith Photography Ten days ago, I left New Orleans on a...
From: The Stranger | By: Jami Attenberg | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A CEO actually learns from mistakes.
From: Reason | By: Steve Chapman | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority from today will allow the general public to charge their battery-powered rides for nothing at its stations as it pushes to speed uptake of the green machines.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority from today will allow the general public to charge their battery-powered rides for nothing at its stations as it pushes to speed uptake of the green machines.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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"The whole life of the individual is nothing but the process of giving birth to himself; indeed, we should be fully born, when we die."
From: Brain Pickings | By: Maria Popova | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Old buildings are energy-wasting health hazards. Donnel Baird makes inner cities more efficient.
From: Grist | By: Grist staff | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Last autumn, before the election, a writer for Bloomberg asked to spend a day with me to interview me for a feature piece about my blogging on Trump, and my life in general. I could tell from the initial conversation that it was going to be a hostile...
From: Dilbert | By: Scott Adams | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) presented the HX2 autonomous, battery-electric, load carrier at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017. The second-generation concept machine is part of an electric site research project that aims to transform the quarry and aggregates...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Movie studios and record companies should take note.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Don Tapscott | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Research into how we choose our mate reveals some surprises.
From: Reader's Digest | By: Lisa Fields | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Solar panels just got a lot slimmer. Zhengrong Shi, a.k.a. the Sun King, is now marketing eArche, a super flexible, ultrathin solar panel that could stretch along building facades, atop buses, or on top of carports to charge electric cars. According...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lacy Cooke | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Rewa solar power park will receive debt finance at just 0.25% from the World Bank. A few weeks back, a competitive auction for the 750 megawatt (MW) solar power park in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, yielded the lowest-ever tariff for a solar power project in...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort will host the opening reception Wednesday evening for a conference where a recently bankrupt coal company will be a guest of honor. The annual Distressed Investing Summit will bestow one of its "Restructuring...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Leber | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Lately, The Guardian is becoming a platform for self-absorbed and outlandish perspectives on veganism.
From: Ecorazzi | By: Emilia Leese | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, as part of a Navistar SuperTruck I team, helped design a new type of tractor trailer truck that improves fuel economy by 124%, compared to heavy vehicles on the road today. Seventy-four percent...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Lost in the sea of smartphones and brightly-colored apps is an intrepid sort of trailblazer known as the “hardware entrepreneur.” This peculiar specimen of entrepreneur is rarely seen in the wild, but they do indeed exist and their numbers are growing....
From: NextBillion | By: Kyle Poplin | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Government support for innovative solar solutions isn't dead. Yet.
From: TreeHugger | By: Sami Grover | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Once largely confined to the sunny Southwest, utility-scale solar power plants are now being built everywhere from Minnesota to Alabama to Maine. Aided by plunging costs and improving technologies, these facilities are expected to provide a big boost...
From: Yale Environment 360 | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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A Barack Obama-era solar energy program is helping hundreds of rural communities access low-cost solar through electricity co-ops.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Tina Casey | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Of all the actions and orders in Trump's 80+ days in office, none may have more far-reaching or long-lasting impact than the proposed "Energy Independence" executive order. TriplePundit obtained an early draft of the order. Tom Schueneman reports.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Thomas Schueneman | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Volkswagen is preparing to launch its first all-electric I.D. car in 2020 to meet increasingly strict emissions rules in Europe and China. VW brand CEO Herbert Diess told analysts last week that the I.D. concept hatchback shown at the Paris auto show...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jon LeSage | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found a way to power an experimental kind of electronic skin using solar energy in a further step towards the development of prosthetic limbs or robots with a sense of touch....
From: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Yucca Mountain is back, and Nevadans are not happy.
From: The Atlantic | By: Sarah Zhang | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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I'm getting married in 2.5 weeks. A couple of weeks ago, my trainer had to suddenly stop the group training classes that had been getting me in the best shape of my life. I have a handle on nutrition and will keep that going on my own; but what can I...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: inatizzy | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The benefits of a cloud-first strategy in organizations today are undeniable [sponsor content]
From: Business Insider | By: Sponsor Post | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Renewable energy firm Amarenco is ready to invest €56m in new solar farms in the south of the country, but is still waiting on a change to legislation that would subsidise the power generated from solar, just as power generated from wind is.
From: Irish Independent | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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If you’re doing a favor for someone, let them take the lead.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Dorie Clark | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Scientists have found a way to power an experimental kind of electronic skin using solar energy in a further step towards the development of prosthetic limbs or robots with a sense of touch.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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From the Times on the new labor market normal in oil drilling in the US, Roughly 163,000 oil jobs were lost nationally from the 2014 peak, or about 30 percent of the total, while oil prices plummeted, at one point by as much as 70 percent. The job losses...
From: Urbanomics | By: Gulzar Natarajan | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The recent bankruptcies of two clean energy companies has kept the renewable energy sector on its toes.
From: Above the Law | By: Michael Vinci - Breaking Energy | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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An overcommitment to renewable energy by Germany has already had negative consequences. Marian Tupy writes: Recently, I came across a report by Fritz Vahrenholt, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hamburg, entitled Germany's...
From: Reason | By: Reason Staff | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Image Source: Giafrese Last week, I struck up a conversation with my Uber driver. As the conversation continued around politics, he made an assumption that we were close in age, saying as someone in her late twenties/early thirties, surely I could relate....
From: BellaSugar | By: Kristin Booker | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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There have been diminishing returns to federal pollution regulation for a long time
From: Reason | By: Ronald Bailey | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Turning sunlight into power is a surprisingly tricky thing. Experiments in academia have created solar arrays that can capture up to 40-percent of the sun's energy and convert it to electricity, but consumer cells are notably less efficient. At best,......
From: Engadget | By: Sean Buckley | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Beyoncé's a fighter! We can't imagine her energy ever flagging, but according to an insider, the singer is having some overall difficulties with this pregnancy. Related: Bey Posts New Baby Bump Photos A source speaking exclusively to E! News said that...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Ontario bean growers grow some of the best white pea beans (or navy beans) in the world. Added to this Creole-inspired recipe, they bump up the protein and fibre content to make for a delicious filling soup. Nutrition information (for 1 serving): Energy...
From: Recipezaar | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The government announced all kinds of spending in Budget 2017, but much of it draws on pre-existing funding promises The post Eight Liberal budget promises that recycle old spending appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Aaron Hutchins | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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"He treated me differently than the men were treated on the panel," the environmental expert told Salon
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Two classic Canadian ingredients come together to make this delectable dessert. Don't feel too guilty for indulging — using beans in your baking ups the protein and fibre content and adds important vitamins and minerals you wouldn't normally find in...
From: Recipezaar | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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"I am a fair judge."
From: Hot Air | By: Ed Morrissey | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Worldwide changes have prompted a big drop in the development of coal-fired power plants, a new study from several environmental groups has found. Shifts in policy and economic conditions in China and India are central to the decline, says the report,...
From: Gizmag | By: Nick Lavars | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm have released their third annual survey of the global coal plant pipeline, Boom and Bust 2017: Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline. The report’s findings include a 62 percent drop in new coal plant construction...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The world overestimated the need for the doomed fossil fuel.
From: Grist | By: Adam Vaughan | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Dems, Republicans delivered a "wealth of misinformation, from statements that were simply misleading to whoppers"
From: Salon.com | By: Charles Ornstein, ProPublica | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Renewable energy is getting so cheap that it is threatening to force gigawatts of coal plants into early retirement -- even without Obama-era climate regulations. That is one of the takeaways from a new report, Rate-Basing Wind Generation Adds Momentum...
From: Greentech Media | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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With one of CEMIG's dams in the courts, it's going to be hard to sell it.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Tyler Crowe | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Doing your part to protect the planet this Earth Day can be as easy as making small, strategic changes to your everyday routine.
From: Reader's Digest | By: Aviva Patz | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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