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Chicago residents are offered discount solar panels


  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Chicago is teaming up with nonprofit group Vote Solar this summer to offer solar-panel installations to residents at 25% below cost. "We think of this as a way to bring more people into thinking about… Read More

Mass. monks open brewery to support religious work


  • CNNMoney

Trappist monks have a long history of brewing beer in Europe, but a Trappist brewery in Massachusetts is the first of its kind in the U.S. The monks at St. Joseph's Abbey started the brewery after jam… Read More

Grass-painting business makes green during drought


  • KNTV-TV (San Francisco)

Green Canary, a company that paints grass green in Los Gatos, Calif., has seen demand blossom as drought dries up lawns in the area. The company's water-based, green paint is safe for the grass and no… Read More