Solutions

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Rooftop solar panels. (Photo: Duncan Rawlinson/cc/flickr)
The future of solar energy, often envisioned as an island of reflective panels amid an ecologically sensitive desert outpost, may have a more simple, and more local solution. A Stanford University study published earlier this week found that utility-scale solar development built alongside existing infrastructure, on rooftops or in backyards, may...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Offering a sustainable alternative to regressive federal budget proposals put...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Having reached the mainstream with new backing from the United Nations, the...

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How do we love Iceland? Let us count the ways: It's the most peaceful country in the world. It has no army. It has few rich or poor, with a vast middle class. It has free health care and education, strict gun control and geothermal energy. It was a key supporter of Wikileaks. It has almost no murder. In 2013 it saw its first police killing, ever, and people trust the Coast Guard and police more than any public body. Reykjavik police's Instagram account shows why: This sure ain't Ferguson.