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Queensland farmers battle “Ergon rip-off”

00 State-owned energy companies in Australia are gouging their captive market – farmers and companies that depend on energy to make their profits – and employ tens of thousands of taxpayers.. Three long concrete strips in a Bundaberg cane field … Continued

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Refugee camps are future cities

00 The growing number of refugees flooding into camps worldwide could drastically redraw urban areas, it has been claimed. Most camps are largely off-grid, with fires and solar panels the main source of heat and power. In America Republicans have … Continued

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Veterans forge a wild kind of peace

00 Relationships begun on rope courses, rock climbs and backpacking treks translate into an ease around the campfire where many US Army veterans start to talk about themselves, willing to share their stories about that most difficult of subjects for a male … Continued

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Spy in your fridge

00 Individuals deserve a clearer understanding of the data that companies are collecting from the new generation of digital, connected devices, said Vinton G. Cerf, Internet pioneer and Web evangelist for Google. Mr. Cerf’s comments highlighted an ongoing debate that … Continued

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Off-Grid making millions for some

+2-2 The hottest shows on cable TV these days are about people who have no TV. As the TV industry wakes up to this, expect plenty more shows about off-grid living. Take Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People, in which a … Continued

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Off Grid Undertaker

Anti-consumerist pioneer, Duke University grad, walks away from middle class life to live the simple life in a 12×12 cabin

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UK Surf Centre to go off-grid

00 A SURF centre in Easter Compton near Bristol is launching a £150,000 crowdfunding campaign that will help fund some of the site’s sustainability plans. The Wave Bristol’s campaign got underway Monday, November 24 and Chris Hines MBE, head of … Continued

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Permaculture in Colorado needs a water permit

+2-4 “A forest full of food” has a nice ring to it, and the concept is realized using permaculture farming techniques. Grant and Kathy Curry of Dolores are creating an innovative farm at the head of Trail Canyon in Dolores, … Continued

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Garlic festival

+2-1 ORANGE, MASS, 28 Sept — Thousands of people began making their way to a field in the middle of nowhere Saturday to enjoy the 16th annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival — a two-day celebration of music, garlicky … Continued

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Alaska to be the next Florida?

+13-13 Climate change will make the most desirable places to live currently, uninhabitable by the middle of this Century – according to a scientific paper in Nature magazine last year, and recently picked up by the New York Times snoozepaper. … Continued

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Delivery Van to RV for £6000

00 The ordinary-looking blue van has a chimney protruding from the roof. This leads down to a wood burner in the former window-glazing truck, which a pair of university graduates have converted into an RV. Stuart Humphreys, 24, and Claire … Continued