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Iconic Gloucester Cathedral in UK Goes Solar

Formally blessed and sanctified, 150 solar panels forming a 38 kW array have been pressed into religious service at the iconic Gloucester Cathedral in Gloucestershire, England. Dubbed the oldest cathedral in the world to install solar panels, the new photovoltaic system will help reduce the ancient cathedral’s energy costs by 25%. Gloucester Cathedral Project Pilgrim […]

November 28th

Dear God, is Oil a Blessing or a Curse?

By calling on Oklahomans to pray for oil, Governor Mary Fallin has stretched the limits of my patience and perhaps a little bit of my better judgment. Governor Fallin would have us all believe that it’s been a really tough year for the oil industry. In fact, it’s been so bad that she sat herself […]

October 20th

Water Management in Andalusian Spain

Al-Andalus is the name used to refer to Spain under the Muslim rule from 711 A.D. to 1492 A.D., which at its apogee encompassed — in addition to Spain — Portugal and a small part of southern France. For several hundred years, Al-Andalus was the most populous and most advanced community in Europe with its […]

October 22nd

Why Nature Makes Us Feel Better

When J. Phoenix Smith lost her job, she became aimless. Her aimlessness, turned into stress, which turned into depression. Like many people who are dealing with difficult times and emotional trauma the options were few: prescription medicine and therapy. But Phoenix chose a different path, specifically around the Northern California hills and through a garden […]

October 1st

What Does Mes Aynak Mean for Afghanistan?

On the surface, Afghanistan is a poor, war-torn country struggling to distance itself from its terrorist camps, extremist groups, and poppy fields. But there’s more to the country than meets the eye. Afghanistan has a rich and diverse history, abundant natural resources, and a strong desire to create a better future. The past, present, and future […]

August 31st

Obama Fights Zombie Kids With New Initiative

You know what’s scary? Zombie kids — small, pale, motionless blobs with an eerie detachment from the world around them. No one wants to see vacant stares from children; it’s freaky and pretty depressing. But as more and more kids connect to their computers and iPhones, and disconnect from the world around them, the number of zombie kids […]

August 24th

Protecting Cedar Mesa’s Wild Beauty and Sacred Sites

In the southeastern corner of Utah sits the quiet plateau of Cedar Mesa. During the day, clouds cast shadows over the sandy stretches of juniper, sage, and piñon. At night, stars spill across the sky. Two matching buttes, known as Bears Ears, rise in the distance beckoning rock climbers. The colors of the land, the stirrings […]

August 11th

IRENA 5-Year 100% Clean Power Plan For “The Land of God”

A new International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) report provides a 5-year plan for using Djibouti’s abundant renewable energy sources to solve the nation’s serious concerns regarding rising energy demand, limited energy security, and rampant unemployment. Astonishingly, IRENA claims that by 2020, 100% of Djibouti’s energy demand can be met through renewables. The economic renaissance that […]

May 25th