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ISLAMABAD- One of the world’s largest solar plants in Pakistan to provide clean, reliable and help reduce chronic power shortages in the country opened. The plant, spread over 200 hectares of desert land in the southern Pakistani province of Punjab,...
From: Micro Persuasion | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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NRDC China Team, Beijing, China: May 9 - May 25, 2015Court hearing China's landmark NGO environmental lawsuit | ChinaDaily A Chinese court has begun hearing a lawsuit filed by green organizations against a quarry for environmental damage in a landmark...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: NRDC China Team | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Earlier this year, Gerard Butler’s model ex-girlfriend made a shocking claim in court that she was impregnated when she was raped by a photographer. She also pressed for an abortion. However, recent DNA test results have proved that the alleged suspect...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Val Powell | Monday, May 25, 2015
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From: Daily Finance | By: Money Talks News | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) having the potential to trump conventional solar power, and there's now some proof that this is happening. Aalto University researchers have developed black......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Monday, May 25, 2015
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How immigration checkpoint stops lead to illegal detention and searches
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Monday, May 25, 2015
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On his surprising, complex third album, Gibson outlines dark and alluring tales of horror and despair, human struggle and eternal regret.
From: NPR | By: Doug Mosurock | Monday, May 25, 2015
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I'm folding a thousand origami cranes, and I'm starting to get curious about the patterns on the Japanese origami paper I'm using. I think I recognize a couple of them, but I'd like to know the significance of any you recognize: maybe they are traditional...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: fiercecupcake | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Kabul (AFP) - With a burst of confetti, dancers clap and twirl around a garland-bedecked groom as Afghanistan's wedding season kicks into high gear, but lawmakers pushing for austerity are bent on taming out-of-control guest lists. Kabul wedding halls...
From: Business Insider | By: Anuj Chopra | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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The island nation is reconnecting with its neighbors and revealing its unique world of technology.
From: The Kernel | By: Matt Stempeck | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Crickets make a great sustainable protein source. But there are still some problems with the yum factor -- we lack a culinary tradition for bugs....
From: Grist | By: Nathanael Johnson | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Well that's a wedding theme you don't see every day! Claire and Neill both love wrestling and gothic culture so that's where they started when it came to planning their March wedding.
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Monday, May 25, 2015
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From going organic to simply being organised, a range of experts give their top money-saving tipsBeen inspired sufficiently by the Chelsea Flower Show to go out into the garden? Then you’ve been enjoying some “horticultural therapy”. A growing...
From: The Guardian | By: Donna Ferguson | Monday, May 25, 2015
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These leaves have been sitting in water for almost a year after being included as part of a flower arrangement. They have not formed any roots in the water, but recently started growing new leaves out of some buds in the bottom of each leaf. Can you...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jeto | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Blockbuster director James Cameron has added a new entry to the code of the language of flowers. By gifting his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, a "bunch" of five solar arrays shaped like giant flowers for her MUSE School in southern California, he not only...
From: Inhabitat | By: Beverley Mitchell | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Who does Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe send home on Episode 3 that airs on May 25? Two guys will be eliminated at the rose ceremony, and one will be sent home early after Kaitlyn goes on two group dates and the first one-on-one date of the season. Monday...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Cheryl P | Monday, May 25, 2015
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The Florida teen whose dream came true when an NFL player escorted her to the prom has died, hospital officials announced Friday. Khameyea Jennings, 18, of Jacksonville, who was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2013, died Thursday, the Florida Times-Union...
From: Free Republic | By: Fox News | Monday, May 25, 2015
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It’s important not to conflate philosophy and strategy.
From: Reason | By: Sheldon Richman | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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We end our week in Japan and I end my week as a student for now. International Politics Overall – Rania Khalek: “Obama gives $1.9 billion in weapons as welcome gift to Israel’s racist government” – President Barack Obama: Israel should know...
From: Firedoglake | By: Brandon Jordan | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s highest attended single day event. Its total capacity is approximately 400,000 with about 125,000 located in the cheapest and most “festive” seats of the infield. All newbies marvel at the sheer size of the Indianapolis...
From: The Sports Bank | By: paulmbanks | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Day two of a long three-day holiday weekend. The weather is a mixed bag of sun, clouds and rain. It …Continue reading →...
From: So Many Books | By: Stefanie | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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All that summer of 2008, decision-makers in Washington, D.C., were hoping for a soft landing – or so they said at the time. That was, after all, what happened in 1998, after the Russian debt crisis; or in March 2000, when the dot-com bubble collapsed....
From: Economic Principals | By: dw | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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With spring upon us, fresh foods from the garden gradually become available to add
From: Elephant Journal | By: Dr. John Douillard | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Here are 5 quick creative tips to help you with your macro photography: 1) Use Flash for Tiny...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Chris Corradino | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Are you not feeling the economic recovery? This could be why. Barry Ritholtz Washington Post, May 17 2015       “The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed.” —William Gibson   William Gibson’s observation about the...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Cheers and tears set the stage at Saturday’s memorial service for blues legend B.B. King in Las Vegas. With his family, friends and musicians Carlos Santana and Richie Sambora among those assembled, King received a standing ovation. “Why don’t...
From: The Wrap | By: Anita Bennett | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Australians now have access to some of the cheapest electricity in the industrialized world — but not because grid electricity rates are low. In fact, Australians pay a lot for the electricity that they purchase from their utilities (and are generally...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Martin II | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Made in Nigeria,from Rehobothfix:This 2KVA (2000 Watt) Portable solar generator is for sale in Lagos for =N=275,000. It is produced by our company, Rehobothfix Integrated Services Ltd. We are able to produce 3 - 4 units weekly.Specifications:300 Watt...
From: Timbuktu Chronicles | By: Emeka Okafor | Monday, May 25, 2015
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ive thanks to all of the service men and women who served our nation and defended our freedom today, let us also remember the international trade pacts and enforcement bodies created to keep wars and conflicts from ever being fought again over such things...
From: MetalMiner | By: Jeff Yoders | Monday, May 25, 2015
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The future of solar energy in Nevada is at stake in a furious battle that likely won’t be resolved as the 2015 state legislative session nears an end next month. Solar advocates, Nevada businesses and solar industry reps are pushing for more rooftop...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Longest solo plane flight in history will be attempted in Solar Impulse II aircraft powered by nothing but sunlight A Swiss pilot and his craft powered by nothing but sunlight will launch an attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean on Monday in what will be...
From: The Guardian | By: Karl Mathiesen | Monday, May 25, 2015
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A company is looking to change the lives of people across the planet by creating drinkable water from solar power and sea water. How?
From: CNBC | Monday, May 25, 2015
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One of the things I was very interested in hearing Michael Liebreich talk about when we sat down for a long chat over dinner in Abu Dhabi (during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week) was the origin of Bloomberg New Energy Finance and how it grew from a humble...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Anne Meara, actress, writer, comedian and Ben Stiller’s mom, died today. She is now holding hands with the A Beautiful Mind math genius as they make their way up to heaven. Anne was 85 years old. Anne’s husband of 61 years (which is 5,678,998 in...
From: Dlisted | By: Michael K | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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A wild boar and domestic pigs from Darwin's The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication In 2001, Michael Pollan authored a fine popular science book called The Botany of Desire. The work provides an interesting and insightful short history...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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If you've ever thought that "what was your first pet's name?" is a lousy way to keep intruders from resetting your password, you now have some evidence to back up your suspicions. Google has published research showing that security questions aren't t......
From: Play Savvy | By: Jon Fingas | Monday, May 25, 2015
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A new Grattan Institute report on rooftop solar says its economic costs exceed its benefits by $9bn. That’s true only if you don’t include all the benefitsOh dear. Here we go again. The solar industry is clearly winning the battle to turn the global...
From: The Guardian | By: Giles Parkinson | Monday, May 25, 2015
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25 newspapers team up to bring attention to climate change Bad news keeps flowing from Antarctica Congress manufactures doubt and denial in climate change hearing Cutting warming to 1.5°C could endanger food supply France's Hollande concerned about...
From: Skeptical Science | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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From: Uniwatch | By: Phil Hecken | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Ford has launched its MyEnergi Lifestyle sustainability program at CES Asia, selling the message of renewable energy, efficient vehicles and lower energy bills to Chinese consumers....
From: CNET | By: Claire Reilly | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Earlier this year, I was invited to a barbecue at the home of a Texas oilman, Steve Espinosa, and his wife, Norma. Their two-story house sat on an unnamed road, nestled in a community called the Condominio Riviera Atlantico, about ten miles from Luanda,...
From: New Yorker | By: Michael Specter | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Saudi Arabia's oil minister has said the country will switch its energy focus to solar power as the nation envisages an end to fossil fuels, possibly around 2040-2050, Reuters reports. "In Saudi Arabia, we recognise that eventually, one of these days,...
From: Free Republic | By: Herald Sun | Monday, May 25, 2015
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A campaign to “re-oak” Oakland has begun, which started when volunteers planted an inaugural stand of 72 coast live oak saplings in plastic buckets in a West Oakland park....
From: New York Times | By: PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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I'm looking for suggestions on how to make this happen.I definitely want to do something cooler than baking soda / diet coke or baking soda / vinegar, or sparklers. I don't think it will qualify to him as "exploding" unless bits of cake are flying. Of...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: unstrungharp | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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A bill before the New York State Legislature would give restaurants the option of allowing dogs into back gardens and sidewalk patios when accompanied by a human diner....
From: New York Times | By: VIVIAN YEE | Monday, May 25, 2015
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This flavorful dip can be made a day or two ahead of time and heated on the day you want to serve it. Heat in oven or on low in a small crockpot. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips. -- posted by dilutzio...
From: Recipezaar | Monday, May 25, 2015
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One of the most popular dishes in Peru, pollo la brasa, or peruvian rotisserie chicken, is marinated in smoky spices including smoked paprika and freshly ground ancho chiles as well as olive oil and lime juice. The key to this dish- which can now be...
From: Recipezaar | Monday, May 25, 2015
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There was a local favorite restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan that served up fantastic fried chicken. Unfortunately, the restaurant closed some years back and the recipe wasn't posted. Bea Marston of Grand Rapids, provided this recipe on MLIVE. --...
From: Recipezaar | Monday, May 25, 2015
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This comes from the Everything Slow Cooker Cookbook by Pamela Rice Hahn. The original recipe didn't include raisins but I'm adding them here. You could also customize the recipe by adding your own favorite nuts, dried fruit, etc. -- posted by Artemis...
From: Recipezaar | Monday, May 25, 2015
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There was a restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan that used to serve fried chicken. This is the recipe. -- posted by Patrick Gryzan
From: Recipezaar | Monday, May 25, 2015
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