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Unilever buys condiment firm after rebuffing Kraft 21.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Unilever, which rebuffed a $143 billion takeover proposal from Kraft Heinz Co. earlier this year, is betting that condiments can help re-energize its business. The household-product giant, whose portfolio includes Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, agreed to buy Sir Kensington’s, an upstart food company that makes natural and non-GMO ketchup and eggless mayo. The price was about $140 million, a person familiar with the transaction said. The European company has acquired other you...
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Coca-Cola in North Korea? It’s (usually not) the Real Thing 20.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Coca-Cola is possibly the world’s most recognizable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. There are only two countries in the world where Coke doesn’t officially operate, and one of them is North Korea. But even the North is developing quite a taste for […]
Coca-Cola in North Korea? It’s (usually not) the Real Thing 20.4.2017 Washington Post: World
Coca-Cola is possibly the world’s most recognizable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. There are only two countries in the world where Coke doesn’t officially operate, and one of them is North Korea.
Wait for the green flash on Sunset Cliffs in San Diego 17.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Despite Coachella's 'no-drugs' policy, cannabis brands are using the festival to build buzz 13.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Fashion brands have a long history of leveraging the party scene around the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (which this year runs April 14-16 and 21-23) into brand-building buzz, but this year, the likes of Jeremy Scott, Levi Strauss & Co., Sephora and Hudson Jeans will find themselves...

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Critics See Green Shoots Of Sanity Inside Trump's White House 11.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON – After nearly three months in office, President Donald Trump may have finally hit upon an accomplishment that both Republicans and Democrats are applauding: Ridding his West Wing of the influence of chief strategist Stephen Bannon . Bannon, the former head of a white nationalist-friendly website, was removed from the National Security Council and its influential Principals Committee last week. Since then, he has reportedly seen his stock fall within the West Wing amid clashes with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, and top economic adviser Gary Cohn. There have also been published reports that Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland is leaving the NSC to take the ambassadorship to Singapore, and Trump foreign policy aide Sebastian Gorka possibly becoming Trump’s special envoy to Libya. McFarland came to the Trump administration from Fox News, where she was touted as a national security expert, and she has come under fire as unqualified and unsuited for the NSC’s No. 2 position. At a ...
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Publishing writes a new chapter on sustainable culture 7.4.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Books are a $28 billion industry in the U.S. One employee-owned publishing house is turning the public conversation towards sustainable living.
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H&M reveals concept designs for interactive Coachella tent 5.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In its eighth year as an official Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival sponsor, H&M will once again invite festivalgoers to an interactive experience tent on the fairgrounds. This year’s installation will be a surreal representation of the Palm Springs House, where the original campaign for...

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A big pawprint: The environmental impact of pet food 30.3.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Pets can have a large ecological footprint, and their food is a big contributing factor.
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9 restaurants, 1 kitchen, no dining room - virtual restaurants open for online delivery 28.3.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Forget about getting reservations at a flurry of trendy-sounding restaurants that opened recently on the North Side, offering diners everything from quinoa bowls to burgers to Hawaiian poke. That's because the restaurants don't really exist, at least not in a bricks-and-mortar ...
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How Kristen Bell Is Trying To Protect The Environment In The Age Of Trump 25.3.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
As I rode an elevator up to a midtown hotel suite I could never afford to stay in for an interview with  Kristen Bell  about her green lifestyle, a news alert buzzed on my phone. President Donald Trump ’s administration had approved the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a project climate change activists have advocated against for years because of its potentially damaging impact on the environment.  The “Good Place” star was in town to promote eco-friendly and sustainable living by way of her new partnership with Tide  and the World Wildlife Fund , which will receive $5 every time someone pledges to live clean using energy saving products.  The irony of the moment was not lost on me or Bell, who has used her platform to advocate for causes like water conservation  and animal rights, as we sat down in between a stuffed animal sloth. (Please take a moment now to watch her meltdown over meeting a sloth IRL , you don’t get the reference.)  “We all have to start thinking about passing earth on,” Bell ...
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China drives toward sustainable freight policies 23.3.2017 GreenBiz.com
Transportation experts are studying a range of options, from new low-emissions zones to better methods of transferring cargo from ships to railways to trucks.
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Parasitic Fish Offer Evolutionary Insights 21.3.2017 Environmental News Network
Lamprey are slimy, parasitic eel-like fish, one of only two existing species of vertebrates that have no jaw. While many would be repulsed by these creatures, lamprey are exciting to biologists because they are so primitive, retaining many characteristics similar to their ancient ancestors and thus offering answers to some of life's biggest evolutionary questions. Now, by studying the lamprey, Caltech researchers have discovered an unexpected mechanism for the evolution of the neurons of the peripheral nervous system—nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord.
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Thailand’s coin-eating turtle unconscious after 2nd surgery 21.3.2017 Washington Post: World
A Thai veterinarian says a 25-year-old sea turtle has slipped into a coma two weeks after it had life-saving surgery to remove 915 coins from its stomach.
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Outdoor games can make kids love nature 20.3.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Wi-fi on rays of light: 100 times faster, and never overloaded 17.3.2017 Environmental News Network
Slow wi-fi is a source of irritation that nearly everyone experiences. Wireless devices in the home consume ever more data, and it’s only growing, and congesting the wi-fi network. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a surprising solution: a wireless network based on harmless infrared rays. The capacity is not only huge (more than 40Gbit/s per ray) but also there is no need to share since every device gets its own ray of light. This was the subject for which TU/e researcher Joanne Oh received her PhD degree with the ‘cum laude’ distinction last week.
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Measures of poverty and well-being still ignore the environment - this must change 16.3.2017 Environmental News Network
Orthodox economic measures like Gross Domestic product fail to measure the things that matter most, write Judith Schleicher & Bhaskar Vira: like human wellbeing and ecological health. This creates a systematic bias in 'development' policies that must urgently be addressed if we are to build an inclusive, equitable and sustainable societyWithout nature, humans could be neither healthy nor happy.
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Doubts about whether internet filters protect teenagers online 14.3.2017 Environmental News Network
Internet filters are widely used in homes, schools and libraries throughout the UK to protect young people from unpleasant online experiences. However, a new study by Oxford casts doubt on whether such technologies shield young teenagers after finding no link between homes with internet filters and the likelihood of the teenagers in those households being better protected. 
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Office Depot's Molly Ray on flipping the marketing script for sustainable products 11.3.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
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Diet and Global Climate Change 9.3.2017 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and while good dietary choices boost your own health, they also could improve the health care system and even benefit the planet. Healthier people mean not only less disease but also reduced greenhouse gas emissions from health care.As it turns out, some relatively small diet tweaks could add up to significant inroads in addressing climate change.
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