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MacKenzie, Svoboda tied for lead at Sea Island 26.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories

Will MacKenzie reacts after missing a birdie putt on the 13th green during the third round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Will MacKenzie figured a good shot had turned out badly.


Energy finance adviser helps businesses go green 26.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Eutectics helps raise money for small businesses that can have trouble getting financing for LED lighting, solar panels and other energy projects.
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Beauty and the Brain: Former Miss Wisconsin becomes surgeon on fast track to success 25.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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The Green Climate Fund Is Now Ready for Ambitious Pledges 25.10.2014 WRI Stories
Last week marked a key moment for climate finance: The last foundations were laid for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) , and it’s now ready to receive funding. Board members met and signed off on remaining steps to operationalize the fund, which is expected to become the main vehicle for securing and distributing climate finance. Expectations are high that developed nations will commit at least $10 billion by the end of November to help developing nations mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts. The GCF is the most ambitious climate finance fund thus far, with a goal of completely transforming sectors and economies toward low-emission, climate-resilient development. Its decision-making is balanced equally between developed and developing countries. And it’s designed to empower developing countries and national institutions—as opposed to only international institutions—to be at the center of climate solutions. However, the same things that make the Green Climate Fund different can also make for a ...
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Wisconsin governor says his administration would continue to invest in worker training 25.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Dilworth Park gets its close-up 25.10.2014 Philly.com News
What was once City Hall's largely stone and concrete Dilworth Plaza now has a bright swath of green. With a pair of garden shears, city officials snipped a grass ribbon Friday to officially open the Albert M. Greenfield lawn on the newly renovated plaza.
Trick or Treat? The Frightening Climate Costs of Halloween Candy 25.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Americans will spend more than two billion dollars on candy this Halloween, making it candy's biggest holiday. This is fun for kids, great for dentists, and downright fantastic for the Mars family. But before you head over to the store to buy this year's bowl of treats, you need to be made aware of a really scary, but not widely recognized, fact: Many Halloween candies contain palm oil, the large-scale, monoculture production of which is driving deforestation , extinction, human rights abuses, and climate change ! Highly versatile and inexpensive, this vegetable oil is a globally traded commodity found in 50 percent of processed products sold in the supermarket -- everything from laundry detergent and shampoo, to pizza dough and name-brand candies and chocolates. Listed using many different names, its presence is often difficult to detect. In the last decade, global production of palm oil has doubled, and given the rise of consumer power in India and China, palm oil production is expected to double ...
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Climate Needs 'Radical Shock Treatment'; EU Pledges Only 'Smelling Salts' 24.10.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Latin America Green News: renewed threat to Cabo Pulmo in Mexico, change in electric model needed in Chile, deforestation up in Brazil 24.10.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Maria Martinez, Program Assistant, Director of Programs & Latin America Project, Washington, D.C.: Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. October 20th – October 24th, 2014 Renewable Energy     In Chile, non-conventional renewable energy generation from wind, thermo solar, and photo voltaic...
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Jaime Lerner's Pinpricks of Change 24.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Urban Acupuncture / Island Press Jaime Lerner , one of the most influential urban leaders of our time, has written down all of his hard-earned wisdom about the city in one slim yet rich volume, Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich City Life . This set of musings, a translation of the original Brazilian Portuguese book, pulls you in with its natural, intimate tone; it's like you are sitting and having a conversation with Lerner over a glass of wine in a cafe. Lerner is an architect and urban designer who became mayor of the Brazilian city Curitiba, where he famously brought his practical yet innovative thinking to solve some tricky urban challenges. Along the way, he created bus rapid transit, devising a low-cost alternative to subway systems for developing world cities -- and now increasingly, developed world ones, too. He came up with smart ways to clean up Curitiba's bay, partnering with local fisherman in trash collection. He turned down the World Bank, with its offer of ...
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Vote for TheCityFix Brasil for the Mobilidade Minuto Award! 24.10.2014 THE CITY FIX
Hello TheCityFixers, friends, partners and allies in the cause for sustainable transport! Our friends at TheCityFix Brasil – produced by EMBARQ Brasil – are up for the Mobilidade Minuto (“Mobility Minute”) Award. The award is promoted by the Cidade em ...
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A Tale Of Immigration Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film 24.10.2014 NPR: Morning Edition
The film Revenge of the Green Dragons is based on the true story of a Chinese-American gang in New York City that helped traffic unauthorized immigrants from China in the 1980s and '90s.
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Mail-in ballot tallying begins 24.10.2014 Durango Herald
Once upon a time, voters could cast a ballot only on Election Day, and no one would know how it turned out until late that night.Mail-in elections are changing that. Every few days, the state’s county clerks and recorders are issuing reports to the Colorado secretary of state on ballot returns. We won’t know how people are...
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Hong Kong protesters set for the long haul at self-sustaining village 24.10.2014 World
By Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters have created a self-sustaining village within a month of taking their call for democracy to the streets, setting up changing rooms, tents for hire, a study area, first-aid stations and even their own security patrols as they ready for the long haul. What started out as hastily built barricades against police pepper spray and tear gas, relying mainly on cling film and umbrellas, has evolved into a fully fledged campus with carpeted stairs, water coolers, WiFi and gas-fueled generators supporting mobile phones, desk lamps and amplifiers. ...
Stars and surprises among bumper crop of high school quarterbacks 24.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
Study of diet pill retracted 24.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evidence. Now a study supporting one of those products, diet pills made with green coffee bean extract, has been withdrawn by its lead researchers.
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Fusion Energy: Hope or Hype? 24.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The IPCC Report's Warning The latest draft edition of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report bluntly warns that business-as-usual increases in greenhouse-gas emissions will cause "further warming and long-lasting changes" in the Earth's climate system, with increasing likelihood of "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems." Specific dangers include rising sea levels, more frequent extreme temperatures, flooding, drought, harm to marine life and violent conflicts among human societies in the wake of agricultural changes. Delays may have already cost the world society US$8 trillion . So what can be done? As we argued in a previous blog post , arguably the most cost-effective single measure is simple conservation. One of the present bloggers (Bailey), by making a few modest changes to his home, was able to reduce his electrical consumption by a factor of three , and his bill by a factor of five. The other (Borwein) has a dozen solar panels on his roof ...
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'Stop the Toxic Treadmill': EPA Sued for Approving Controversial Herbicide 23.10.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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The 'greenlighting' innovation every city cyclist wants 23.10.2014 TreeHugger
How many times have you sat on your bicycling waiting in vain at a red light, with no cars in sight?
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British supermarket chain will have 40MW of rooftop solar by 2015 23.10.2014 TreeHugger
Sainsbury's is now the largest, multi-roof solar array operator in Europe. More importantly, investing in solar has made good commercial sense.
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