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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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Sustainable living app offers bite-sized, actionable, green ideas and challenges 30.7.2014 TreeHugger
This new green social network aims to help its users discover, adopt, and share the best sustainable living ideas, while inspiring them to take meaningful action on causes they support.
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Attorney: 'Fatal Vision' case to proceed even though judge rejects MacDonald's innocence claim 26.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Attorney: 'Fatal Vision' court case will continue 26.7.2014 Yahoo: US National
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The case of the Green Beret doctor who has maintained for decades that not him but a band of hippies chanting "acid is groovy, kill the pigs" slaughtered his wife and two young daughters will continue in court.
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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