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In Ferguson, Holder recalls own 'humiliating' experiences with police 21.8.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Father of Texas 'affluenza' teen arrested for impersonating police officer 20.8.2014 Yahoo: US National
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The father of the Texas teenager who killed four people while driving drunk and claimed his family's wealth was partially to blame has been arrested for impersonating a police officer, legal documents showed. Frederick Anthony Couch was arrested on Tuesday for an incident that occurred on July 28 in the Fort Worth suburb of North Richland Hills. An expert witness for the defense described the boy's condition as "affluenza." The American Psychiatric Association does not recognize "affluenza" as a diagnosis. Couch identified himself as a reserve officer with a police department in another Fort Worth area community.
When it comes to chilling, more business students are willing 17.8.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
A letter that has been passed to new business school students for decades carries a clear message for the overachievers of the world: [...] why is everyone so intently serious and sober all the time? asked Rory Sutherland, a vice-chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, in the Spectator last year, after complaining that it's hard to tell the difference between a university and a business school nowadays. Sutherland argued that bad students would make "far more loyal hires, since we won't be competing for their attention with deep-pocketed pimps in investment banking." Ninety-five percent of elite young managers actively researched other employment opportunities, and they tended to follow through on that instinct in short order.
Professional Foragers Live The Most Beautiful Lives 14.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The life of a forager often elicits images of hippies and extremists who want to live off the land. Seldom does that word draw to mind a business man. But it should, because some people, like David Siller of Philadelphia, have been able to turn the work of searching for edible food in the wild into a sustainable business. With elite restaurants like Noma and Acme basing their menus on little-known foraged items -- think nettles and fiddlehead ferns -- requests for fresh, wild foods in restaurants has grown. David Siller, a professional forager, is answering the demand in Philly. And Cory J Popp -- a local resident and documentarian -- has made a film about Siller's pursuit. One look at the beautiful video above will convince you that Siller has in fact found a great career -- and it might tempt you to reconsider yours. (If the video doesn't, the stills Cory J Popp took on their foraging trip below might.) Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest and Tumblr ...
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Rainforest Alliance: Step change won't happen without governments 14.8.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Up to 14 percent of the world’s cocoa and tea supply is grown sustainably. We are no longer "niche" but we are nowhere near there yet, says Tensie Whelan.

Rainforest Alliance: Step change won't happen without governments
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Locals in the Pros: No excuses from Paly's Adams after fumbles 13.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Peninsula
By Greg FrazierDaily News Sports EditorGreen Bay Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams didn't use monsoon-like conditions as an excuse after letting two punts slip through his hands in his NFL debut Saturday against the Tennessee Titans.
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Both men pulled from Seattle's Green Lake after nighttime swim have drowned 9.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Both men pulled from Seattle lake have drowned 9.8.2014 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman says both young men who were pulled unconscious from Seattle's Green Lake have died....
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2 swimmers pulled unconscious from Seattle lake 8.8.2014 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Fire Department says two young male swimmers have been pulled unconscious from Green Lake late Thursday night....
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The Black and White Resignation of Richard Nixon 7.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Forty years ago this Friday, President Richard Nixon resigned ...in black and white. At least, he did in my house in Don Draper's old stomping grounds of Chilmark, on a small, fuzzy black and white TV set that we propped up on the big living room windowsill. We actually had a color TV down in the family room -- it was where I saw the Mets win the '69 World Series and hippies get beat up by cops in '68 (I still root for the hippies, even as I abandoned the Mets years ago) -- but it hadn't worked for a couple of years, as my parents were either too stretched for cash or too preoccupied with the Updikian suburban angst of the early 1970s to fix it. 1974 was like that. It was the most apocalyptic year I have ever lived through. The high crimes and misdemeanors of the Watergate scandal and the looming implosion of the 37th American presidency was something of a dark abyss, just like the Sunday about nine months earlier when my dad and I drove into the center of Briarcliff Manor and sat, about 20th or so, in a ...
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Territorial Alley: a vestige of the spine that linked the Twin Cities 7.8.2014 MinnPost
The general consensus for getting from St. Paul to Minneapolis has been to cut a westbound path across the flat, middle portion of the city west of downtown, then follow the Mississippi River on the north side once it turns diagonally around Marshall. This route has connected the steamboat landings in downtown St. Paul to the St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis for over 150 years. This is roughly the path I-94 takes, and it’s where University Avenue went decades before that. Before even those, Territorial Road followed the same trajectory. Commuting from Pig Eye Parrant’s tavern to Ard Godfrey’s house in the 1850s down Territorial Road would have essentially followed the same path as the Green Line. So while most of the original road is gone, the route is still the spine of the Twin Cities. Most of the physical markers of Territorial Road have disappeared, except in two spots: the mostly trucking-oriented route that runs from Vandalia to Westgate between cold storage warehouses and industrial supply houses, ...
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Toledo and Toxic Water - the Intersection of Climate Change and Water Quality 5.8.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Rob Moore, Senior Policy Analyst, Chicago: Toledo, Ohio shut off drinking water service to 500,000 people because of the presence of microcystin, a powerful neurotoxin excreted by blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria. Once again cyanobacteria have taken over much of Western Lake Erie, the source...
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Co-evolution Benefits Aborigines and Kangaroos 4.8.2014 Environmental News Network
Australia's Aboriginal Martu people hunt kangaroos and set small grass fires to catch lizards, as they have for at least 2,000 years. A University of Utah researcher found such man-made disruption boosts kangaroo populations – showing how co-evolution helped marsupials and made Aborigines into unintentional conservationists. "We have uncovered a framework that allows us to predict when human subsistence practices might be detrimental to the environment and when they might be beneficial," says Brian Codding, an assistant professor of anthropology.
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Metro briefs: New St. Paul development director set to begin 3.8.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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Q&A: Carmine Gallo dissects Apple Store's magic 2.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Business
Author Carmine Gallo talks about his book “The Apple Experience” and what he’s learned about Apple culture by hanging around its stores.
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Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms 2.8.2014 NPR: Healthcare
Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.
Happy Birthday, TreeHugger is Ten! 1.8.2014 TreeHugger
And my, how we've grown.
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TreeHugger Founder Graham Hill on our 10th Anniversary 1.8.2014 TreeHugger
Our website turns 10 years old today! In honor of our birthday, we sat down with Graham Hill to talk about why he started the site and how it’s changed.
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Are There Two Different Versions of Environmentalism, One "White," One "Black"? 31.7.2014 Mother Jones
This story was originally published on Grist . Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death, The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies, We, the people, must redeem The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers The mountains and the endless plain – All, all the stretch of these great green states – And make America again! – Langston Hughes, 1938 I really didn’t want to have to address this. While reading through University of Michigan professor Dorceta Taylor’s latest report , "The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations," and thinking about what I would write about it, I had hoped to focus on the solutions. Those solutions—confronting unconscious and subconscious bias and other subtle forms of discrimination—are the parts I had hoped environmentalists would be eager to unpack. I thought they’d read about the " green ceiling ," where mainstream green NGOs have failed to create a workforce where even two out of 10 of their staffers are people of color, and ask themselves what could they do ...
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Helping the Heartland to love sustainability 31.7.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

The NISBC teaches seven key points about conservation and responsibility to businesses in a diverse Midwestern region — with interesting results.

Helping the Heartland to love sustainability
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