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Man punched, knocked unconcious in downtown Palo Alto 24.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
Palo Alto police are investigating an incident in which a man was punched and knocked unconscious in downtown for no apparent reason.
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Travelling Green: The World's Top Eco-Friendly Hotels 22.7.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Travellers are recognizing the importance of environmental conservation and are increasingly seeking accommodation that supports environmentally friendly and sustainable tourism. Acknowledging this, hotels around the world are developing award-winning environmental, economic and socio-cultural programs that preserve both the culture and support the local economy. Here at HotelsCombined we know that responsible tourism practices are beneficial to both hoteliers and guests. There is a growing interest in environmental conservation and understanding the impact of tourism on a destination. With the help of hoteliers, it is possible for tourists to experience and appreciate natural spaces and cultures, while conserving and minimizing their effect on the environment. Keeping this in mind, we recently examined our database of 800,000 properties to bring you 10 exceptional "green" hotels from across the world offering guests an eco-friendly and world-class holiday experience: 10. Hi Hotel, Nice, France A ...
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Green Line thrown behind schedule by traffic lights 21.7.2014 Twincities.com: Local

Mere yards from its intended station stop, an eastbound Green Line train rolls to a halt before the traffic signal at Dale Street and University Avenue, waiting for the red light to change.

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Forest refuge 17.7.2014 Durango Herald
HAYCAMP MESA – The U.S. Forest Service and the Veterans Fire Corps program are helping military veterans transition from military duty to civilian life.Veterans coming home from foreign wars sometimes struggle with abrupt culture shock of life outside the military.Steven Cooper, now a program coordinator with the...
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App aims to broaden the 'eEcosphere' for consumers and business 16.7.2014 GreenBiz.com

You've already tried your share of green lifestyle apps, but a clear purpose and a “snack-able” experience makes this one worth a test drive.

App aims to broaden the 'eEcosphere' for consumers and business
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Hippies under the bed 16.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Conservatives must bypass the establishment, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.
Hippies under the bed 16.7.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
Conservatives must bypass the establishment, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.
Sand Power: A Better Battery 15.7.2014 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Technology of the future is hard to see coming – sometimes because you can't see it. Advances in nanotechnology are the driving force behind longer lasting Lithium-ion batteries. Currently, Lithium-ion batteries are used to power every-day technologies like cell phones, computers, cameras and cars. Their energy source is a carbon-based graphite anode, which is nothing short of polarizing. Battery life has always been a major concern with Li-ion batteries. ...
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Beware of the ducks!! 12.7.2014 Durango Herald
We are, quite possibly, a nation increasingly afraid of the park – or, more precisely, the creatures that live there.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported last week that many visitors to national wildlife refuges fear not only snakes, bats, alligators and wolves but even ducks and turtles. The agency shared anecdotal reports...
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5 lessons on climate change financing 11.7.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Key takeaways from the Climate Investment Funds meetings.

5 lessons on climate change financing
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Stigma versus green allure: Nuke professionals at Japan's Fukushima utility quit in droves 10.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Cupertino teens cultivate garden at library, donate vegetables to pantry 10.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: San Jose/Valley
Creating a thriving garden has been added as one of the many learning resources for teens at the Cupertino Library.
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10 ways to make your kitchen more green 10.7.2014 TreeHugger
Learn how to prepare food in an energy-efficient manner, use equipment made from sustainable materials, and dodge toxic chemicals with our "How To" guide
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Why is the US Throwing Away $1 Billion Worth of Fish Every Year? 9.7.2014 Environmental News Network
You've probably already seen the grim news about overfishing: scientists predict that world food fisheries could collapse by 2050, if current trends continue. That's because 3/4 of the world's fish stocks are being harvested faster than they can reproduce; 80 percent are already fully exploited or in decline; and in addition 90 percent of all large predatory fish are already gone. But the picture gets worse: every year, the U.S. fishing industry throws about 2 billion pounds worth of fish back into the water. A report released last month by Oceana estimates that this amounts to an annual loss of one billion dollars.
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We Need Some Inflation! 8.7.2014 Yahoo: Business
How much inflation is too much inflation? Germany thinks any inflation is too much, based on their 1920s inflation experience when burning money for fuel was cheaper than burning wood. It has led to the EU's draconian austerity policies, such as calling for spending cuts during deflationary times that has kept the EU in and out of recessions since 2008. Trading Economics Yet the US deficit hawks--mostly Republicans these days--continue to believe that deficits are evil and the Fed should begin to tighten now, rather than wait for 2015 when economic growth is more sustainable. ...
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Why Philips' EcoDesign play is paying off in more than one way 4.7.2014 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com

The company's 10-year EcoDesign strategy is paying off, and not just in reputation. In 2013 its "green" electronics and technologies made up more than half of its sales.

Why Philips' EcoDesign play is paying off in more than one way
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John F. Russell: Extravaganza helps give sport the exposure it needs 4.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
On Wednesday morning, a handful of spectators gathered at the base of Howelsen Hill to experience something that only happens in a few towns around the world. At the top of the hill, a ski jumper pushes onto the starting bar and waits for a signal from a coach telling him that the landing is all clear. A few seconds later, the jumper pushed off, raced down the porcelain-lined in-run and takes flight in the thin mountain air. Many of the people at the bottom of the hill on that day looked up in astonishment, holding their breath until the young jumper touched down on the bright-green plastic surface of the outrun, slid across the green grass at the bottom of the hill and came to a stop several feet in front of where they were seated. It was safe to say that for many of the folks who had gathered, this was their first taste of ski jumping — or maybe the first time they had watched the sport live instead of on television sets in their living rooms. This weekend, thousands of people in Steamboat Springs will ...
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Learning from a “Living Laboratory”: 5 Lessons for the Green Climate Fund 4.7.2014 WRI Stories
After returning from a week of meetings of the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) in Jamaica, we can’t say that we saw much of the beautiful country, but we did get a glimpse of some of the hot topics in climate change financing. The CIFs —a pair of multilateral climate finance funds designed to help developing countries pilot low-carbon, climate-resilient development—have been called a “ living laboratory ” for climate finance. Because they are one of the largest international climate finance funds and have been in operation for six years, other emerging funds can learn from their experiences. In particular, the Green Climate Fund (GCF)—which is expected to become the main vehicle for securing and distributing global climate finance—can benefit from the lessons coming out of the CIFs experience. Here are a few takeaways from last week’s meetings that provide lessons for the GCF: 1. A quick start can help get money to the countries and projects that need it, but the devil is in the details. As experts noted ...
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How to bring green into the classroom 3.7.2014 TreeHugger
Teachers, are you looking for ways to teach green values to your students? We've got ideas lined up for you!
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Stephen Gaskin dies; founded 'The Farm' commune 3.7.2014 Yahoo: US National

Stephen GaskinStephen Gaskin, a counterculture visionary who led a caravan of hippies from California to establish one of the country's longest lasting communes in rural Middle Tennessee and later sought the Green Party nomination for president, has died. He was 79.


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