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Hidden Costs of DIY Move

A DIY move can be a lot cheaper than hiring professional movers.  However, there are a lot more costs to a DIY move than just the truck rental.  Here are some of the main hidden costs of a DIY move which

The 5 Best Uses of Solar Power

Everyone know what a solar panel looks like and what it does, however you may not be aware of some of the best ways that they are being used. Far from being a way to generate electricity and hot water for

Marijuana Taxes Go Up In Smoke For One Day In Colorado

It isn’t April 20, but Colorado is staging its own version of pot day. It sounds odd, but the state claims tax law is forcing it to suspend taxes on recreational marijuana for one day, September 16, 2015. The bizarre tax holiday is due to
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World’s largest solar park to light up Pakistan’s future

Some 400,000 solar panels, spread over 200 hectares of flat desert, glare defiantly at the sun at what is known as the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Park (QASP) in Cholistan Desert, Punjab, named after Pakistan’s founding father, Mohammad Ali Jinnah. The 100MW
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Older than the dinosaurs: Lamprey fish return to UK rivers after 200 years

An ancient fish blamed for the death of a king and served as a traditional royal dish is returning to parts of Britain where it has been absent for 200 years. Lampreys, a Medieval delicacy and eaten in a scene of

Historical Data Reveals How Cod Fish Responded to Environmental Changes

UK fisheries survey logbooks from the 1930s to 1950s have been digitized for the first time, revealing how cod responded to changing temperatures in the last century. Scientists at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the University

5 Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Building

If your building is consuming more energy than it provides, it’s probably time to reconsider your energy efficiency strategy. You won’t get any guidance from a competitive market that focuses on numerous property characteristics, including energy efficiency. Commercial tenants in particular

Awareness – 5 plants to hurt you and 5 plants to help you in the wilderness

Knowing your good plants and your bad plants can be a great tool for surviving in the wilderness, or just for maximising the usefulness of your garden. It might be hard to believe but the UK forestland has an abundance of