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'Duck Dynasty' star's STD rant gets ovation 28.2.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Speaking at CPAC, Phil Robertson cited a 2008 CDC study of STDs and said the estimated 110 million STD cases in the United States are "the revenge of the hippies."
CPAC Officially Goes Off The Rails With Phil Robertson's Rant On STDs, 'The Revenge Of The Hippies' 28.2.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Phil Robertson is very concerned about the rate of sexually transmitted infections in America. Robertson, one of the stars of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" who was suspended from the show in 2013 after making anti-gay remarks, appeared Friday at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference to accept the Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award from Citizens United. Addressing the annual gathering of conservatives, Robertson hit on a number of popular right-wing talking points, including his allegiance to the Bible and his disdain for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The speech took a turn, however, when the "Duck Dynasty" patriarch began lamenting the United States' high incidence of STIs. "You lose your religion, according to John Adams, and there goes your morality. We're almost there," Robertson said. "I hate to admit I got my facts from the CDC the day before yesterday, 110 million, 110 million Americans now have a sexually transmitted illness." Robertson was citing a 2013 Centers for ...
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Reformation offers eco-chic with celebrity appeal 27.2.2015 TreeHugger
Eco-conscious clothier Reformation has gained popularity with a number of celebrities.
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Celebrating Black Leadership on the Environment 26.2.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Adrianna Quintero, Senior Attorney, Director, Latino Outreach, San Francisco: Black History Month calls for a celebration of the visionary environmental leadership of Black individuals and communities, as well as an examination of the many environmental injustices faced by people of color in our country. Whether we acknowledge it or...
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Bike Party 25.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout is pleased to post weekly short videos for middle school-aged kids - and everyone else - about climate change and its effects. "The Green Ninja," a character created by a climate scientist and his team, provides a way to help us grasp the intricacies of climate change and learn what we personally can do to become involved in fighting it. See additional details about the series or head straight to this week's episode, " Bike Party ." A gaggle of Green Ninjas show how they feel about saving the world by riding in a bike party around San Jose, CA. With the catchiest of music and the power of conservation, the party gathered people from all around to enjoy this fantastic social event! While this video may have some silly lyrics and entertaining dancing, there is a real message behind it all. Riding a bicycle is good for you and good for the planet. Riding bikes is a very special activity. Not only is it loads of fun, but it also can be a great social experience! Some of the reasons people love ...
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Bike Party 25.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout is pleased to post weekly short videos for middle school-aged kids - and everyone else - about climate change and its effects. "The Green Ninja," a character created by a climate scientist and his team, provides a way to help us grasp the intricacies of climate change and learn what we personally can do to become involved in fighting it. See additional details about the series or head straight to this week's episode, " Bike Party ." A gaggle of Green Ninjas show how they feel about saving the world by riding in a bike party around San Jose, CA. With the catchiest of music and the power of conservation, the party gathered people from all around to enjoy this fantastic social event! While this video may have some silly lyrics and entertaining dancing, there is a real message behind it all. Riding a bicycle is good for you and good for the planet. Riding bikes is a very special activity. Not only is it loads of fun, but it also can be a great social experience! Some of the reasons people love ...
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Celebrating Black Leadership on the Environment 25.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Black History Month calls for a celebration of the visionary environmental leadership of black individuals and communities, as well as an examination of the many environmental injustices faced by people of color in our country. Whether we acknowledge it or not, the extreme weather events of last year and early 2015 do not visit economic, psychological and health-related damage upon all Americans equally. We have seen for decades how racism, poverty and other forms of marginalization negatively impact our experience of environmental issues such as pollution and extreme weather. When a superstorm like Hurricane Sandy hits, it does its worst damage to families who lack access to health insurance, rent homes, are un- or under-insured, and generally already overburdened. From winter storms that bring higher heating costs and disrupted services, to summer heat waves that are felt more harshly in urban centers where, research shows, 52% of black Americans are more likely than whites to live in "urban heat ...
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D.C. Bible Museum Will Be Immersive Experience, Organizers Say 25.2.2015 NPR News
Just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, construction is underway for the Museum of the Bible, which will hold about 40,000 biblical artifacts from the family of Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.
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Elliott Ackerman's 'Green On Blue' Tells The Story Of War From The Perspective Of An Afghan Soldier 24.2.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Green on Blue is not the war story Americans are accustomed to hearing. Its author, Elliott Ackerman, chose to narrate the book from the perspective of an Afghan teenager, explaining to HuffPost Live, "All art to me is an empathetic act. Whoever's telling a story is trying to transfer emotion into someone else." After serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan, working in the latter location as an advisor to Afghan troops, he certainly is empathetic to the different ways war is conceptualized across the globe. Though he currently lives in Istanbul with his family, where he writes about the Syrian civil war, he chose to center his fictional work on his comrades in Afghanistan. "My war buddies, some were Americans, but some were Afghans. These were the guys that I fought alongside. We bled alongside each other, we mourned together," Ackerman said on HuffPost Live. "When I came home, these weren't people I could keep up with on Facebook. We couldn't get beers together at the local VFW. They were guys who were ...
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Putting a value on forests 23.2.2015 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound. From the echoes of gibbons calling from the canopy in the early morning mist to the iridescent flash of a bird in a beam of sunlight, rainforests are a sensory delight as well as a marvel to anyone’s scientific curiosity. As I subsequently watched these forests dwindle and, in some cases, vanish, I have felt an equally profound sense of loss and a nagging guilt that I was somehow part of the story, because I had done little to remedy the situation.  
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Young Minnesota farmers head back to the land 22.2.2015 Star Tribune: Local
As operations get bigger and owners older, some are bucking the trend
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Young farmers, despite the trends, find their way back to the land 21.2.2015 MinnPost
NEW GERMANY, Minn. — Sometime this spring, on 10 acres of farmland now lying fallow in the February cold, Nick and Amelia Neaton will once again plant vegetables for the people living in the small towns and villages of northwest Carver County. Eighty “shareholders” will pay the Neatons $560 for a full share (or $330 for a half) of sweet peppers, red slicing tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and an assortment of other produce. A grocery store/restaurant in Minneapolis and a suburban school district are among the other customers that will look to this small plot of land for some of their food. “There aren’t many young people starting up big crop farms,” Nick said recently in the kitchen of the couple’s farmhouse north of this village of 370 people. “These types of farms are really the only ones for young people to get into.” Growing up, Nick had helped his father grow traditional crops like corn and soybeans on 1,000 acres of land near Watertown and Winsted.  That kind of farm life wasn’t for him, but, after ...
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Going Tubeless 19.2.2015 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Recently one of the country’s most popular paper goods suppliers, Scott Products, did away with the cardboard inner tube inside of its toilet paper rolls and is now going tubeless. Here’s why that’s good news for the environment. Each year over 17 billion toilet paper tubes are thrown away, and most end up in landfills. To put that in perspective, this amount of waste is enough to fill the Empire State Building…twice! And did you know that in New York City alone, 14,000 toilet paper inner tubes are thrown away every 15 minutes? 
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What Would Jeb Do On Iraq? He Won't Say 19.2.2015 NPR News
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he loves his father and older brother, but would be his "own man" in matters of foreign policy.
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Black Girls Can Be Green, Too 11.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
When we picture people who are part of the eco-friendly "green" movement, we don't often picture our Nubian sisters. However, personal experience and data confirms the fact that Black people and other "people of color" can be green. This includes Black girls, an often under-recognized group of "greenies." As Juanette demonstrates in the picture above from her blog, fashionnette-work.blogspot.com, green (mind, body, and soul) is a fabulous look for us. Black people are just one sub-group of a large ecologically conscious community of folks that I call "guardians of the planet." Responsible ecology is part of our history and culture; it is in our DNA: "There was a time when guardians acted in isolation as people tried to label them as hippies, tree-huggers, cults, or 'weirdos.' Now, more people understand what all the fuss is about because we are more enlightened about global warming, deforestation, and irresponsible wastefulness. Together, we realize that being green is not just good for the planet, ...
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Why Is It Taking So Long for Psychology to Go Green? 10.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I'm re-reading Ralph Metzner's 1999 ecopsychology classic Green Psychology and am amazed how little has changed in the field of psychology since it was written. The foreword is by legendary cultural historian Theodore Roszak (1933-2011) -- he coined the term "counterculture" -- who also wrote an essay for Craig Chalquist's and my anthology Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind (Sierra Club Books, 2009). It was clear to us in speaking with him at that time that he was deeply disappointed that the field of psychology hadn't opened up to the important message of ecopsychology more rapidly. In many ways, of course, that opening has still to happen, in spite of the urgency of our planetary situation. As a cultural historian, Roszak had a deep understanding of how resistant cultures are to change: Cultures keep secrets; they illuminate some things and suppress others... There is a sense in which every culture is a conspiracy, a coordinated effort to open a few doors of perception and to close others... The ...
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A Brief History of Happiness: How the US Lost Track of the Good Life - and Where to Find It Now 6.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
In the last 100 years, we got very confused about happiness. This is no small thing. The way we define happiness drives what we do, what we're willing to sacrifice and how we spend our money and our time. This confusion didn't just happen. Advertisers spend billions spreading the illusion that more stuff will bring us happiness. The good news is that there's a better kind of happy. Exhausted by long hours working and commuting, people begin to wonder what happened to real happiness. Advertisers are there with the answer: You just need to spend still more on plastic surgery, antidepressants, or a new car.(Image: Young Shopper via Shutterstock) Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference , an anthology of work from YES! Magazine. In the last 100 years, we got very confused about happiness. This is no small thing. The way we define happiness drives what we do, what we're willing to sacrifice, and how we spend our money and our time. This ...
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Have a sweet Valentine’s Day – without the stuff 6.2.2015 TreeHugger
In this installment of Town and Country, we talk about skipping consumerism on Valentine’s Day.
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Meet The Man Who Put Nepal On The Tourist Map 6.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A single pomelo tree in Kathmandu is credited with feeding the creativity of writers, musicians and even politicians. But its owner, Karna Sakya, gets the credit for putting Nepal on the tourist map. In 1968, the young Nepalese conservation officer resigned from his government post and opened a small hotel near that tree. Today, Karna owns eight eco-friendly Nepali hotels, employs 600 people and has won numerous environmental awards. He’s a bestselling author and adviser to the government, and he’s changed the face of tourism in Nepal forever. It all started 46 years ago with the 13-room Kathmandu Guest House in the Thamel neighborhood of the capital. Back then, he says, there were only two types of visitors to the Himalayan kingdom: mountaineers and hippies. “Nepal was heaven for hippies. They’d travel overland from London in old buses.” Nepalese Hindu devotees perform a bathing ritual during the Swasthani Festival in the Hanumante River at Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Feb. 3, 2015. (PRAKASH ...
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From poets to hippies, Hawks fans cross all lines 31.1.2015 Seattle Times: Local
Seahawks fans show they can’t be lumped into stereotypes.
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