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September 1

Sept. 1, 1894: In drought-stricken northern Minnesota, two small forest fires converge near the town of Hinckley and grow into a massive firestorm. At least 400 die as Hinckley and five o...


Triple Berry Crisp Recipe: For Gobs and Gobs of Summer Berry Goodness

  Do you have a few pints of berries leftover from the farmer’s market? Maybe you went berry picking recently and you have more berries leftover than you could ever dream of us...


Bathroom with a view (to the blue greenhouse) Part 2

Principle 2: Catch and Store EnergyThis project has been one of the ongoing ones, that just took a giant leap forward - after some gentle nudging from Peter Lockyer, the builder architect...




The Most Depressing Discovery About the Brain, Ever

Say goodnight to the dream that education, journalism, scientific evidence, or reason can provide the tools that people need in order to make good decisions. Originally published at Alter...



Official: This Labor Day, low gas prices mean more cars on the road [w/video]

Filed under: Etc., Green Culture It's not hard to understand, when gas prices go up, Americans sometimes drive less on national holidays. This year, though gas prices are lower than they...


The World's Best Solar Panel

SunPower are building the most efficient and . . . most reliable solar panels in the industry, with: . . . Silicon: . . . . . . mono-crystalline, . . . . . . n-type semiconductor, . . . C...


Report: Ford hybrid sales rebound following MPG controversy

Filed under: Hybrid, Ford, Lincoln Ford hybrid customers apparently have very short memories. With two EPA fuel economy reratings in the last year, sales of the C-Max, Fusion Hybrid and ...


Pennsylvania to award ~$6M for purchase of and conversion to heavy-duty natural gas vehicles

The third round of Pennsylvania’s Natural Gas Vehicle grants opened yesterday, will provide an estimated $6 million to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-...


DigitalBTC’s New Mining Centre Powered 100% by Renewable Energy

Tweet By: Nermin Hajdarbegovic Australian bitcoin firm digitalBTC has announced a multi-year hosting and power supply agreement with Verne Global – a UK-based company specialised in “powe...


EPA staff policy assessment recommends reduction in ozone standard from 75 ppb to 60-70 ppb

The staff of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) has released the final version of the policy assessment (PA) for the revie...


August 31

Aug. 31, 1966: The International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its annual meeting in London, where the group bans commercial hunting for blue whales (at right), the largest and one of t...


23 Pawsitively Purrfect Quotes About Cats

They’re self-absorbed, self-serving and… well, self-everything – and it’s fabulous! Here, 23 quotes about cats you can dedicate to the one who’s probably ignoring you right no...



Toronto yanks brilliant, litterbug-shaming ad campaign

Just as fast as it came, Toronto’s acclaimed anti-littering campaign in which discarded name-brand packaging is used as a means of deriding public litterers has been trashed due to concer...


Spray-on solar cells take less energy to make and can be put on everything from jeans to cars

Tweet Scientists are one step closer to spray-on solar power. Instead of traditional bulky solar cells encased in glass–which can be awkward to put in places other than a roof, and ...


Report: Audi recalling 70k TDI models worldwide over braking problem

Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, Recalls, Crossover, Hatchback, Audi, Diesel Audi is issuing a recall covering some 70,000 vehicles worldwide, due to problems with their brake boosters. Accord...


India: Army, Railways Solar Projects

Governments are allowed to procure domestic equipment, . . . for defense purposes and for its own use. If India's Army, Railways and and Public sector enterprises, . . . are able to inst...



Tips and recipes for packing healthy school lunches

It’s that time of year again! The bustle getting everything ready for the school year has began, and the need to pack school lunches is here! Here is a collection of recipes, tips and ide...




E-Trikes: Solar Powered?

E-Trikes: Solar powered? Cheaper, Simpler and non-polluting vehicle