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Browsing Month »December, 2011«

Facebook is cited in ‘a THIRD of divorces’ →  December 30, 2011

For most people using Facebook is a harmless way to keep in touch with friends and family by sending messages and posting pictures. But the site is becoming a major factor in marriage breakdowns as spouses get caught sending flirtatious messages and posing in incriminating photos. According to one firm of lawyers, over a third […]

Wall St near flat; S&P on track to end in black →  December 30, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks were nearly unchanged on Friday, the last trading day of a turbulent year, but the SP 500 looked set to end with a slight gain. Many market participants stayed on the sidelines, reflecting what is typically ultra-light volume for the year’s last session. Volume this week has been about half […]

A Cup of Coffee, Hold the Carbon →  December 30, 2011

For Dimitri Thompson, it’s all or nothing. Whether its the rectangular chillers to keep the milk cold and sanitary, the energy-efficient espresso machine that draws little power or the reused materials that make up most of his furniture, Thompson left no detail unattended while crafting the blueprints for his Noble Cafe. But the attention he […]

Metrolina teams up with Chevy to reduce carbon footprint →  December 30, 2011

Metrolina teams up with Chevy to reduce carbon footprint Metrolina Greenhouses, in Huntersville, recently installed a waste-wood-burning boiler to heat the massive facility with the help of Chevrolet. The automaker is undertaking a 5-year, $40 million project to reduce carbon emissions. (Courtesy of GM) HUNTERSVILLE – Metrolina Greenhouses is turning to some Detroit muscle to […]