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Dog's Eye View: Being enviornmentally concious 17.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Editor's note: This article originally ran Jan. 30 this year. Most of us are environmentally conscious. We recycle, leave no footprint when we camp, take our own bags to the grocery store and purchase environmentally friendly products. We work at respecting our Earth and preserving our planet for future generations. On top of that, we are critically aware of large-scale contamination and things such as the affect of oil spills on our water quality. The good news is that more and more people are following the tenets of environmental awareness every day. And grand scale corporations are being held accountable for contaminating our environment. But there is one pollutant that seems to slip under the radar for most people. And this pollutant is multiplying at an alarming rate. Water quality is highly affected by this product as snow melts and our waterways increase flow with spring runoff. Our parks and trails are increasingly polluted as this product is leaked into the ground. This toxic material seeps into ...
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Iceland Is Beautiful—and So Weird 17.4.2014 Yahoo: Politics

Iceland Is Beautiful—and So WeirdA land of fire, ice, and elves, Iceland is a beacon of nature’s majesty and culture. It’s also quite possibly the strangest place ever. And that’s precisely why you should go.


These Grotesque Snapshots Of Meat Will Make You Rethink Our Consumer Culture 16.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Staring at the work of Copenhagen-based photographer Per Johansen is like gazing at artifacts in a perfectly curated museum of oddities. His bizarrely beautiful snapshots feature raw meats and fish stuffed inside crystal-clear glass and plastic containers, arrangements that evoke both a knee-jerk reaction to the grotesque subjects and a sense of awe at the pure aesthetic organization. Simply put, the viewer is simultaneously grossed out and amazed by the strangely profound still-lifes. But why, you might ask, would Johansen have felt compelled to create such disgustingly satisfying masterpieces? "I had a feeling of being full or fed up -- not just physically but more by the fundamental idea of materialism," Johansen wrote in an email exchange with The Huffington Post. "It was a feeling of disgust and absurdity. And the images of a Coca-Cola bottle, filled up with raw liver, [became] a nightmare that tumbled around in my head for a while. Until I simply felt that I had to make the image come to life." In ...
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To bee or not to bee 15.4.2014 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of summertime, but sadly these charismatic creatures are now struggling to survive. In our modern world of paved gardens and intensive agriculture our bumblebees find themselves hungry and homeless.
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New thinking on brain-science therapies could help foster kids 15.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Therapies based on brain science — and limited use of antipsychotic medications — are the answer for thousands of foster kids whose traumatic childhoods have left them with depression and extreme aggression, according to a growing number of experts. Many children taking antipsychotic medications do not have psychosis but trauma-induced behavioral problems with symptoms that mimic mental illness, researchers and child advocates ...
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A Kale of Two Cities: Cultivating Social Justice 14.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Locavoracious appetites and a back-to-the-land ethos have raised bespoke urban farming to the status of high fashion -- especially if the land sits atop an industrial building in one of Brooklyn's hipster havens. To many, growing food in the city is an exercise for gourmands, measured by the distance heirloom tomatoes, artisanal honey, and free-range eggs travel from farm to plate. Urban agriculture pioneers have repurposed vacant land, greened the city, created community space, and introduced city dwellers to fresh local food. Terroir is now measured by block and lot number. But this is not the whole story. In fact, as practiced in farms and gardens in New York and elsewhere, urban agriculture is as much about social justice as it is about the quality or proximity of produce. For some farmers and gardeners, particularly those in low-income neighborhoods -- where a bag of chips can be easier to come by than fresh vegetables, and diet-related illnesses are often rampant -- urban agriculture is a means to ...
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Colonial Williamsburg exhibit showcases Chinese porcelain, explores 18th-century consumerism 14.4.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Rutgers professor's book examines full scope of slavery 14.4.2014 Philly.com News
Henry Bibb was just 10 the first time he ran away. In the antebellum South, Bibb fled slavery many more times, eventually finding his freedom and becoming an author and abolitionist.
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Ford to release electric Focus 13.4.2014 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Ford has already confirmed plans for a new 2015 Focus Sedan although the introduction of a Ford Focus Electric car in New York next week did take some experts by surprise. While the company has been relatively successful with regards to its alternative power supply vehicles, the introduction of the Focus Electric seems to be low key to say the least. The press release which accompanied next week’s launch did much to wax lyrical about the Ford Sedan but there was very little in the way of mention about the Ford Focus Electric. This has prompted speculation as to whether Ford has an "ace up its sleeve" or indeed whether it is playing down the electric car launch because it may well be a token gesture on the company's behalf?
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'Affluenza' teen's family won't pay full rehab fee 12.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of a Texas teenager sentenced to probation after killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck will pay for just a fraction of his court-ordered treatment, a court official testified Friday.
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'Affluenza' teen's family won't pay full rehab fee 12.4.2014 Yahoo: US National
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of a Texas teenager sentenced to probation after killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck will pay for just a fraction of his court-ordered treatment, a court official testified ...
Parents of Texas 'affluenza' teen to pay part of state treatment 12.4.2014 Yahoo: US National
By Marice Richter FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas judge, who was criticized for sentencing a wealthy Texas teen to probation after he killed four people while driving drunk, on Friday ordered his parents to pay a small part of the cost of his treatment at a state-run facility. Judge Jean Boyd, whose sentence of 10 years probation and no jail time set off a backlash of criticism in December, ordered the youth's parents to pay about $1,100 a month. His parents had offered to pay for private treatment at a private out-of-state facility. The case set off an emotional debate after a psychologist for the teenager testified that his family's wealth had impaired the teenager's ability to take responsibility for his actions, saying he suffered from "affluenza." The American Psychiatric Association does not recognize "affluenza" as a diagnosis.
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Parents of Texas 'affluenza' teen to pay part of state treatment 12.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas judge, who was criticized for sentencing a wealthy Texas teen to probation after he killed four people while driving drunk, on Friday ordered his parents to pay a small part of the cost of his treatment at a state-run ...
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'Affluenza' teen's family to pay $1,200 a month 12.4.2014 Yahoo: US National
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of a Texas teenager sentenced to probation after killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck will pay for only a fraction of his court-ordered treatment.
Tiny house + parking garage = the future of urban housing? 11.4.2014 TreeHugger
Could you live in a tiny house community in a parking structure? You might want to, once you learn about the SCADpad project.
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Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death 11.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since the days of the Dust Bowl and bizarre weather such as we saw this winter of snow in Houston, vast wildfires in California, mudslides north of Seattle and massive flooding in nothing other than hip and affluent Boulder, Colorado have besieged our beautiful country and world. It very much appears that nowhere any longer is secure from unpredictable and precipitous, extreme weather. Internationally, we have seen an earthquake coincide with a tsunami in Japan coinciding then with the nuclear disaster of Fukushima. It continues to radiate far and wide. A tsunami in the Philippines and a powerful earthquake in Northern Chile are but a few examples of the extreme weather our planet has been experiencing in the last few years. But as one hears the CNN coverage of these disasters, rather astonishingly, one hears little reference to what might be causes of extreme ...
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10 courses every golfer should play 10.4.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Inspired by the Masters? Playing these courses will make you feel like a pro, even if you don't swing like one.
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World Urban Forum highlights opportunities for sustainable cities 9.4.2014 THE CITY FIX
In recent months, popular protests have broken out in cities around the globe. The causes were different: soaring pollution in Beijing; violent gender-based crime in New Delhi; and access to public services in São Paulo. But, for each, inequality was ...
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Target Ups Game On Organic, Sustainable Products 9.4.2014 WCCO: National
Target Store Opens On Site Of Formerly Infamous Chicago Housing Projects Cabrini GreenTarget is upping the game on organic and sustainable products. The nation's second-largest discounter has hand-selected 17 of the leading natural, organic and sustainable brands that already sell to its stores and has challenged them to come up with new products or new twists. As a result, an exclusive collection of more than 120 items like non-aerosol air freshener and bleach-free baby diapers have been hitting shelves since last month.
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Target expands its natural, organic selection 9.4.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Target hopes to attract customers with more natural and organic offerinsg storewide.
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