Top 10 yoga retreats in India

India is a dream destination for many yogis, but with so many ashrams and courses, how do you choose wisely? From the hardcore to the boutique, we select 10 of the best places to practise yoga. Though this list includes some of the best ashrams, retreats and shalas India has to offer, there are three…

Apple Is Generating So Much Renewable Energy It Plans to Start Selling It

Apple is seeking to sell a whole different product. No, not cars—yet. Try renewable energy. The iPhone maker has created an energy subsidiary in Delaware called Apple Energy LLC to sell surplus electricity generated by its various renewable energy projects. Documents seen by PV Tech show that Apple has applied to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to sell excess power from solar panels on…

SUMMER BLUEBERRY MASCARPONE TART

INGREDIENTS For the crust: 1 ten and a half inch tart pan with a removable bottom (or a pie pan) 11/4 cup all-purpose flour ¼ rounded teaspoon salt ½ cup ground walnuts ½ cup plus 11/2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature ¼ cup sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract For the creme filling: 12 ounces…

How to Make Detox Water

Detox water is water that has been infused with the flavors of fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs. It’s sometimes referred to as fruit-infused water or fruit-flavored water. You can make detox water at home in lots of different ways, using any combination of fruits, vegetables and herbs that you like. Because it’s made by infusing flavor, rather than juicing or…

David Suzuki: Feed-In Tariffs Accelerate the Renewable Energy Revolution

In the early 1990s, Germany launched Energiewende or “energy revolution,” a program “to combat climate change, avoid nuclear risks, improve energy security and guarantee competitiveness and growth.” Renewable energy grew from 4 percent in 1990 to more than 27 percent in 2014, including a significant increase in citizen-owned power projects, according to energy think tank Agora Energiewende. Meeting global commitments to reduce…

Animal hormone is involved in plant stress memory

The well-known hormone melatonin is not just promoting sleep in humans and animals but is also involved in stress tolerance in plants. And Crop Physiologists from the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of Copenhagen has now documented the roles of melatonin in drought priming and stress memory in barley, together with…