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From broken homes to a broken system 29.11.2014 Washington Post

PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, S.D. — She sits alone in a cinder-block cell, an Oglala Lakota teenager with a long braid and tattoos. For five months she has been locked up on this remote prairie reservation for drinking and disorderly conduct.

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Best books of 2014 28.11.2014 Financial Times US
The FT’s books editor reflects on the literary year
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What 'living off the land' looks like for Minnesota tribes 26.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The idea of living off the land is often romanticized in modern American culture. But for some Americans, living off the land is a necessity and many have been living this lifestyle for generations.
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Class offered for farmers in training 26.11.2014 Durango Herald
An entry-level program at the old Fort Lewis College campus in Hesperus for aspiring farmers is taking applications for the 2015 growing season.It’s the Old Fort Market Garden Incubator Program that will train farmers from January into April in the basics of growing and marketing. Land, water and equipment are...
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Tofu Turkeys Get Thanksgiving Pardons From Seattle Mayor Ed Murray 26.11.2014 Green on
SEATTLE (AP) — As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can't.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a soybean-based roast Friday, The Seattle Times reported this week ( ). Spokesman Jason Kelly says Murray posed with the tofu turkey at City Hall to draw attention to hunger in the community. It will be donated to Rainier Valley Food Bank.

Kelly acknowledged that Seattle's reputation in the rest of the country is "a little bit 'granola'" and that Murray was poking fun at himself.

Communications director Jeff Reading said Tuesday that the mayor has no plan to pardon any of Seattle's urban turkeys "either the literal or figurative variety."

The maker of Tofurky, Turtle Island Foods, is based in Hood River, Oregon, and produces several tofu or tempeh-based products.
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Strange case of the melting house 25.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
In London, a life-size wax house is melting -- and another appears to float. Take a look.
Turkey Pardoned From Death By Obama Last Year Is Still Gobbling Up The Good Life 24.11.2014 Politics on
Caramel the turkey, one of two big gobblers pardoned by President Barack Obama last Thanksgiving, has a lot to be thankful for this year. For one thing, and it's a big one, he is still alive. (Story continues below.) Caramel the turkey at Morven Park, in Leesburg, Virginia. (Photo credit: Arin Greenwood) If you are sensitive toward birds, you're generally best off not looking too closely into the usual post-pardon life of a turkey, which has traditionally been very brief . Indeed, Caramel's fellow pardonee, Popcorn, died over the summer. "Something heat-related," says Teresa Davenport, spokesperson for Morven Park, the Virginia estate to which the pair was dispatched after their ceremonial duties were completed. "One day we found him collapsed." Caramel himself has a growth on his left foot, but -- thankful again -- the veterinarian says it's benign. And he's recently gone on some joint medication, since being bred for size rather than longevity can be hard on his ankles, Davenport explains. She says ...
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A Poetic Exploration Of The Hunting Tradition In America's North 21.11.2014 Green on
Photographer Clare Benson comes from a long line of hunters. Growing up in northern Michigan, she remembers her father, now 82 years old, winning archery championships and reminiscing about his time as a hunting guide in the Alaskan wilderness. For her, the tradition of hunting -- and the rugged northern landscape that serves as its backdrop -- represents themes of memory and mortality, ones she's managed to weave in and out of her work for some time. Her series "The Shepard's Daughter" addresses her connection to hunting most directly. The images show Benson, her sister and her father trekking through snow-covered scenes, respectfully carrying the spoils of hunting trips past. She pointedly juxtaposes portraits of her family members lounging in contemplation with photographs of the animals they hunt, skin, cook and eat. Set in a vast world unfamiliar to most urban dwellers, Benson paints a picture of a hunting tradition we don't often encounter. The Shepherd's Daughter, 2012 The project, she explained ...
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St. Louis area teens worry about the unrest that might be 21.11.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Everyone has a Michael Brown story, and Ngone Seck was telling hers as she sat with several friends at Riverview Gardens High School, where she’s a freshman. On Aug. 9, the last Saturday before school was to start, she and her father left their home in the Canfield Green apartments to pick up a friend. And it was in that moment that everything ...
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Backyard pesticides show up increasingly in California watersheds: report 20.11.2014 Yahoo: US National
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Levels of a type of pesticide commonly used in backyard gardens and on farms have increased in urban and rural watersheds in California, the state said in a report released Wednesday. Pyrethroid pesticides, which are similar to chemicals produced naturally in chrysanthemum flowers, have replaced older, more toxic chemicals used to kill insects and fungi, and are found in about 3,500 products, the United States Environmental Protection Agency said. But they are believed to be harmful to aquatic life when found in high levels in urban runoff. ...
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18 Stunning India-Based Instagram Feeds You Should Be Following 19.11.2014 Politics on
A photo posted by Subhash Chandra (@subhash_chandra) on Sep 9, 2014 at 7:34pm PDT 5. Hashim Badani: A self-described "chronicler of the mundane," Badani tends to shoot in and around Mumbai. Every once in a while though, the Lonely Planet contributor happens on somewhere completely surreal (see below). A photo posted by hashimbadani (@hashimbadani) on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:15am PDT 6. Siddhartha Joshi: This wandering photographer is another strong portraitist, whose subjects range from kids at play to the army men patrolling India's northern borders. A photo posted by Sid (@siddharthajoshi) on Aug 8, 2014 at 5:56am PDT A photo posted by Sid (@siddharthajoshi) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:22am PDT 7. @my_mumbai: This popular feed features work by anyone who tags their photos #my_mumbai. The resulting account is sweeping, well-curated, and -- for anyone drawn to the world's densest locales -- undoubtedly worth a follow. A photo posted by #MyMumbai (@my_mumbai) on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:59am PDT A photo posted by #MyMumbai ...
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Ecopolis Iowa City: Community Forum Launches Regenerative City Initiative 19.11.2014 Green on
Photo courtesy of Miriam Alarcón Avila A broad range of community members in Iowa City, Iowa kicked off the "Ecopolis Forum" today, a groundbreaking series of monthly winter conversations on creating the first regenerative city of the arts, food, renewable energy, and commerce in the heartland. Featuring nationally acclaimed farmer and permaculture expert Grant Schultz , the founder of Versaland in rural Iowa City, the first event included a multimedia show on local farm, food and permaculture possibilities for the river town, with a brief showcase on regenerative city efforts in Germany and Australia. "An Ecopolis cycles resources," Schultz said to a crowd meeting at the downtown business, Beadology. "Private enterprise and public services can always agree, efficiency centers on cycling resources." Laying out a design for a regenerative showcase in the riverfront district of Iowa's former historic capital, which gained national attention for its community response to record flooding in 2008 , Schultz ...
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Two cities in Little Saigon elect Vietnamese American mayors 19.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
Minnesotans To Meet: Salsa Lisa 18.11.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: CBS)When you have lemons, you make lemonade. When you have a garden full of tomatoes, you make salsa ... lots of salsa. Lisa Nicholson first lugged 120 cans of the homemade stuff to the Farmer's Market. When a vendor didn't show, she got in.
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The South's most inspired garden 17.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
A human face appeared in white paint on the end of his finger.
California law supports letting owners grow vegetables 16.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
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This Rescued Bunny's Incredible Recovery Is Testament To Hard Work Of Pet Shelters Everywhere 15.11.2014 Green on
Had it taken even one more day for little Ping to be discovered, it certainly would have been too late. Instead, the tiny rabbit, found among tall grass in Chicago’s Ping Tom Park, will be ready for adoption in a matter of weeks, thanks to the animal shelter that rescued him and the donors who chipped in more than $1,000 to cover the cost of his treatment. The rabbit was just 3 or 4 weeks old when a group of volunteers and employees from the Red Door Animal Shelter found him in the park, located in the city's Chinatown neighborhood, after receiving a tip. He was in terrible shape. The rabbit, who has since been named Ping Tom, was severely dehydrated, overheated and covered in a sticky, dried-up “fly slime,” as well as more than 200 ticks and “a fountain of fleas.” Ten bot fly larvae had burrowed under his skin, and he required surgery at Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital . (Story continues below.) Ping was found in very rough shape, and immediately ready for a snack. On a scale of 1 to 10, in terms of ...
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Why These Kids Love Kale 15.11.2014 NPR News
With childhood obesity rates high, one program in a handful of Washington, D.C., schools is trying to change kids' lives — one vegetable at a time.
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Protecting Watersheds As We Grow Our Cities and Towns 14.11.2014 Green on
We don't have to choose between a growing population and healthy economy, on the one hand, and a healthy and sustainable environment, on the other. We really can have it both ways. But we need to be smart about it. I'm particularly interested in smart strategies that deliver greener, healthier cities and towns while allowing them to grow. In an earlier article, I wrote about how smart land use planning can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. It turns out that some of the same strategies can help clean our waterways as well. In particular, in parts of watersheds that remain rural or natural, we need to curb the spread of suburban sprawl, which inevitably brings with it more impervious surface in the form of roads, streets, parking lots, and rooftops. Impervious surface, in turn, in turn prevents rainwater and other precipitation from soaking into the ground and, instead, causes it to run off, picking up volume and pollutants along the way to receiving waters. In many urban ...
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Brooklyn townhouse retrofit embodies a “slow building” ethos 14.11.2014 TreeHugger
There are many special things about the home of Gennaro Brooks-Church, the director of the green building firm Eco Brooklyn.
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