Big-box stores could help slash emissions and save millions by installing solar panels on their roofs. So why aren’t more of them doing it?

As of February 2021, IKEA had 54 solar arrays installed across 90% of its US locations. Leveraging the full rooftop solar potential of these superstores would generate enough electricity to power nearly 8 million average homes, the report concluded, and would cut the same amount of planet-warming emissions as pulling 11.3 million gas-powered cars off … Read more

Biden’s European trip will be heavy on displays of Western unity, but could be light on actions to stop Putin’s Ukraine war

Since the prospect of the NATO summit leaders was first broached roughly two weeks ago, American and European announcement officials have been discussing potential announcements for leaders to make at the conclusion of the gathering, according to several people familiar with the plans. That could include new rounds of sanctions on Russian oligarchs, additional measures … Read more

Biden’s European trip will be heavy on displays of Western unity, but could be light on actions to stop Putin’s Ukraine war

Since the prospect of the NATO summit leaders was first broached roughly two weeks ago, American and European announcement officials have been discussing potential announcements for leaders to make at the conclusion of the gathering, according to several people familiar with the plans. That could include new rounds of sanctions on Russian oligarchs, additional measures … Read more

‘We Feed People’ Review: Ron Howard’s Documentary Spotlights Celebrity Chef José Andrés and His Nonprofit World Central Kitchen

It may sound counterintuitive at best, tone-deaf at worse, to label a documentary focused on food providers aiding people in the wake of disasters as a feel-good movie. But that’s an honest, accurate and, yes, appreciative label for “We Feed People,” Ron Howard’s technically polished and emotionally stirring close-up view of celebrity chef José Andrés … Read more

Mortgage Rates Spike, Home Sales Drop for 7th Month, and Suddenly Here Come the New Listings

But it doesn’t yet reflect the recent spike in mortgage rates to 4.5%. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. OK, the “existing home sales” data released today by the National Association of Realtors was for February, and in February the average mortgage rates were a lot lower than today. In mid-February, the average conforming 30-year … Read more

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Prosecutor General Office says 115 children have now died in the war Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Office tweeted Sunday saying 115 children have now died since the invasion began on Feb. 24. —Matt Clinch Ukraine’s deputy PM announces humanitarian corridors Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said seven humanitarian corridors had been agreed for Sunday. One … Read more

‘The Kashmir Files’: The film that set the nation aboil & box office on fire

I have had many occasions to write about how deficient are the marketing graduates who now literally run the film exhibition industry. They often fail to judge the potential of a particular film offered to them or judge the public mind. In today’s day and time, how can a person in a position of responsibility … Read more

Some Syrian veterans ready for Ukraine fight, commanders say

Some Syrian fighters primed for ‘righteous war’, commander says No instructions yet to head to Ukraine, Abdallah says Syria is Russia’s closest Middle East ally Ukraine intelligence says 150 Syrians arrived on March 15 Paramilitaries gained combat skills in Syria’s conflict AMMAN/BEIRUT, March 20 (Reuters) – Some Syrian paramilitary fighters say they are ready to … Read more