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Growing food in a drought

The crops got a little drink in the US today but the drought is still severe. It looks like the combination of extreme heat and little rain will send food prices rocketing. A punishing heat wave in the Midwest on … Continued

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Teach me to climb

Born and raised in the american southeast. Brought up in a great family that emphasized an outdoor, active lifestyle. A young man, formerly a student, tired of pursuing the city life. Strong desire and willingness to learn. To travel where … Continued

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Food price crisis looms

Just a few weeks ago traders were expecting a bumper food crop in 2012, and prices were low. But now a 2008-style food crisis is just around the corner – threatening cities across the globe with social unrest and starvation. … Continued

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UK couple abandon money

Damian Smyth is giving up everything. He and his wife Victoria Groom are giving up their rented six-bedroom house in the British countryside, their tennis court, their swimming pool, even their Audi convertible. In fact, they are almost finished giving … Continued

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Little Sun could change the lives of millions

Tate Director Nicholas Serota has got behind an off-grid lighting initiative by a leading Artist. Olafur Eliasson’s new work is a solar-powered lamp that he and his engineer partner, Frederik Ottesen, designed and developed. It will be launched at Tate … Continued

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12-volt fridges

It’s the ultimate off-grid luxury – the sun is baking, dust is caking the back of your throat….. you reach into the DC Cooler for a cold beer. And it comes out ice-cold, not tepid. Or it might be drugs … Continued