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Ocean's 'big 5': Swim with sea giants 24.11.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Done the famous Big Five of Africa -- lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros?
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10 alternatives to the soul-suck of shopping on Black Friday 24.11.2015 TreeHugger
Ways to spend the day for those who'd like to skip the whole 'bloodsport of mass consumerism' thing.
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Electro Hippies, 'Protest': The Week In One Song 13.11.2015 Washington Post
Electro Hippies, 'Protest': The Week In One Song
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Would You Play Golf in a Stadium? 6.11.2015 Yahoo: Business
Callaway Golf and its playing partner, the San Diego Padres, have opened play on a unique nine-hole 'golf course of dreams' inside the Padres’ Petco Stadium.
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Globalization and Terror 3.11.2015 Views
Helena Norberg-Hodge

For people in the modern world, there may be nothing more difficult to comprehend than the group calling itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. The beheadings, rapes, and other acts of cruelty seem beyond understanding, as does the wanton destruction of priceless ancient monuments. Perhaps most mystifying of all is the way ISIS has been able to recruit young men — and even some young women — from the industralized West, particularly Europe: the conventional wisdom is that the cure for ethnic and religious violence is “development,” education, and the opportunities provided by free markets.

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Women are more likely to care for the planet. Men worry about their masculinity. 28.10.2015 TreeHugger
Men resist many of the sustainable lifestyle practices that women have embraced, such as reusable shopping bags, smaller cars, and vegetarianism.
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Microsoft names Larson-Green to head Office development 28.10.2015 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

The longtime software executive is the company's chief experience officer, a role she will retain.
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Microsoft Chief Experience Officer Larson-Green adds Office engineering to her current responsibilities 27.10.2015 Yahoo: Business

Microsoft Chief Experience Officer Larson-Green adds Office engineering to her current responsibilitiesMicrosoft Chief Experience Officer Julie Larson-Green is adding Office engineering responsibilities to her current role in the company's Applications and Services Group.

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At 80, Golf Legend Gary Player Beats His Age on the Green 26.10.2015 Yahoo: Business
Golfer Gary Player may be turning 80, but that’s not stopping him from staying fit and hitting the green.
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Climate Stories: Environment, Colonial Legacies and Systemic Change 25.10.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Bison skulls in the US in 1870, hunted as part of an attempt to seize land from Indigenous peoples. (Photo: Public Domain) In under 60 days, this year's UN intergovernmental conference on climate change will begin in Paris. This is No. 21. Meaningful action on climate change today means nothing less than widespread paradigm shifts across social, economic, political, cultural, and built infrastructures. So it's unfortunate that this is not what UN multilateral negotiations are known for . When thinking about most global social issues today, whether climate change , migration, conflicts over resources and state power, inequality, poverty or environmental disasters, it's possible to trace connections between the present-day and the period of European colonialism and chattel slavery dating from the 15th century. Colonial expansion - powered by the industrial revolution and its exploitation of much of the world - unleashed colonial infrastructures into socioecological systems across the world, setting in ...
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‘Hippie Modernism’ at the Walker; video honors Justice Alan Page 23.10.2015 MinnPost
Andrew Blauvelt is going out with a bang. In August, the Walker announced that its senior curator of design, research and publishing would be leaving after 17 years to direct the Cranbrook Art Museum in suburban Detroit. Blauvelt has already relocated, but he’s back for his last hurrah on Hennepin Avenue, an exhibition he’s been working on here for years. Opening Saturday, Oct. 24, “Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia,” is a big, trippy, meaty, occasionally noisy show of more than 300 artworks, projects and artifacts spread out over multiple galleries and 13,000 square feet of space. During a preview, Blauvelt commented wryly, “It seems fitting that the last show I organized for the Walker is also the largest.” At 448 pages, the catalog is the size (and color) of the Yellow Pages (remember those?). It’s a lot to take in – one of those historical, interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary Walker shows that insists you slow down and look closely. Luckily, it will be here through February 28. It’s also a ...
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Exhibit aims to give hippies the respect they deserve 23.10.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new exhibit at the Walker Art Center claims much of today's art, media and commerce is rooted in the hippie movement.
I Hate Granola 23.10.2015 Green on
Recently on Twitter, I clicked on a link from the Economist baiting me with a tweet about which American fast-food company is both most profitable and most ecofriendly. I knew before clicking that the answer was Chipotle, but wanted to confirm. I was greeted by this opening sentence: "SUSTAINABILITY suffers from an image problem. Not with granola-crunching sandal-wearers, but with executives and the middle-of-the-road consumers to whom they want to sell their wares." Something in me snapped. I'll skip over the sandal-wearing comment (I do like sandals, but my favorites are made by a man named Manolo). However, I'm not a fan of granola. No offense to people who like it, or companies that make it, but it's usually a bit sweet for my taste, and all that crunch in the morning is way too loud. And my distaste for the stuff has only grown based on all the stereotypical put-downs people like me get about being "crunchy granola." Granola is now an ubiquitous breakfast food--you can find it at your local gas ...
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Congress to try again on gun control 21.10.2015 LA Times: Commentary

At least 65 people have been shot to death in Los Angeles County since Sept. 1 — four in encounters with police, and most of the rest the sole victim of a single crime. The latter generated none of the drama of a mass shooting and thus no national outcry, political posturing or hashtags demanding...

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Iowa City Council Candidates Inspire Vote With Climate Action, Green Economy Initiatives 21.10.2015 Politics on
While the nation focuses on the presidential caucus races, the extraordinary campaigns of four Iowa City council candidates in November's upcoming election have inspired local voters to put the famed "UNESCO City of Literature" in the forefront of flourishing green economy and climate action proposals. "The old adage 'all politics is local' has been updated to 'all climate change is local,'" said Geoffrey Lauer, an Iowa City native and long-time community health advocate. "These four progressive candidates--the 'Core Four,' including Rockne Cole, Pauline Taylor, John Thomas and Jim Throgmorton--are inspiring voters with their experience and their commitment. They have the vision and skills to tackle the complex challenges of economic development with a vision of sustainability, livability, and justice in our communities planning. This includes responding to a number of current challenges while considering the avoidance and mitigation of perhaps even larger challenges on the horizon." With Iowa City often ...
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In This Abandoned Spanish Village, An Off-The-Grid Ecovillage Thrives 20.10.2015 Green on
As you sit before your laptop, cell phone or other screen of choice, ponder this: Somewhere, in an abandoned Spanish village populated by eco-conscious folks who have dispensed with their former lives, you have to hike for 30 minutes to get cell phone service. Uphill. If you want to update your Twitter or Facebook, you'll have to use the mutual village accounts, which are normally used to update non-villagers on sustainable practices and communal lifestyle. Not many #selfies.  This not quite mythical land, known as Matavenero, is one of hundreds of former ghost towns sprinkled throughout Europe, revamped as eco-friendly meccas with no use for outlets whatsoever. When photographer Kevin Faingnaert heard word of this fairytale land, he was engrossed.  "When I read about Matavenero and their independent lifestyle, I was hooked immediately," Faingnaert explained to The Huffington Post. "They turn away from the way of modern life, based on efficiency and consumption, to live according to their beliefs. They ...
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Andreas Gursky's photos visually articulate the world around us, framing modern society 17.10.2015 LA Times: Commentary

Either way, from 1938 onwards, when "American Photographs" was published and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, this was how America came to look — and what we looked for in America. Documentation doubled as creation. Not just the creation of an observed world but of the terms and criterion...

Deposition released in controversial 'Affluenza' DUI case 17.10.2015 Yahoo: US National

Deposition released in controversial 'Affluenza' DUI caseIt's a case that caused outrage throughout the country - a Texas teenager who was sentenced to probation after he killed four people while driving drunk.

Deposition: Teen in 'affluenza' case used drugs, alcohol 17.10.2015 Yahoo: US National
DALLAS (AP) — A teenager who killed four people in a 2013 drunken-driving wreck near Fort Worth and claimed as part of his defense that he suffered from "affluenza" testified during a deposition that he used drugs and believed his parents knew he drank alcohol.
Is tattoo ink safe? 16.10.2015 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Tattoos really are more than skin deep—and that raises questions about their safety.Many people enjoy the aesthetic beauty of tattoos. But the brightly colored inks that make tattoos so vibrant and striking also carry health concerns, report authors of a new paper related to tattoo safety.According to the Pew Research Center, 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo; roughly $1.65 billion is spent on tattoos each year in the U.S.
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