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NFL: League to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe 25.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked them to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. A letter from NFL executive Adolpho Birch that was obtained Friday by The Associated Press says Green Bay linebackers Matthews and Peppers and Pittsburgh linebacker Harrison will be interviewed when training camps open. The Packers begin practicing on July 26, the Steelers on July 29. The letter als...
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RELEASE: The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Champions 12.3 Coalition To Mobilise Progress To Halve Food Waste 25.6.2016 WRI Stories
RELEASE: The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Champions 12.3 Coalition To Mobilise Progress To Halve Food WasteTarget 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims to halve food waste and reduce food loss globally by 2030 PARIS and WASHINGTON, 21st June 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has agreed to join Champions 12.3, a coalition of leaders from governments, businesses, farmer groups, and civil society organisations dedicated to inspire ambition, mobilise action, and accelerate... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Stricter Gun Controls Are Now Inevitable 25.6.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
You know the tide has turned against gun violence when even the American Medical Association calls it a public health menace at the finish of its annual convention. "CHICAGO - In the wake of the worst mass shooting in American history and with more than 6,000 deaths already in 2016 from gun violence, the American Medical Association (AMA) today adopted policy calling gun violence in the United States "a public health crisis" requiring a comprehensive public health response and solution," said its press release. Additionally, at the Annual Meeting of its House of Delegates, the AMA resolved to actively lobby Congress to overturn legislation that for 20 years has prohibited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from researching gun violence. This is after the US Senate could not even agree on banning gun purchases for anyone on the terrorism watch list in the wake of the Pulse nightclub massacre. You know it's a public health menace when such mass killings are the work of both domestic and ...
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'Brexit' vote sparks 'grieving' within the U.K. film and TV industries 25.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Most fans of the horror series “Penny Dreadful” think of the Showtime drama as a British TV show. The story is set in turn-of-the-century London and many of the actors and writers are from the U.K. But “Penny Dreadful” has been a multinational show helped by the U.K.’s membership in the European...

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Energy from sunlight: Further steps towards artificial photosynthesis 25.6.2016 Environmental News Network
Chemists from the Universities of Basel and Zurich in Switzerland have come one step closer to generating energy from sunlight: for the first time, they were able to reproduce one of the crucial phases of natural photosynthesis with artificial molecules. Their results have been published by the journal Angewandte Chemie (international edition).Green plants are able to temporarily store electric charges after the absorption of sunlight by using a so-called molecular charge accumulator. The two research teams were able to observe this process in artificial molecules that they created specifically for this experiment.
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Build a Portal Gun from 'Rick & Morty' on the cheap 25.6.2016 Technology

Build a Portal Gun from 'Rick & Morty' on the cheapLatest episode of "DIY Prop Shop" shows you how to make a weapon prop from the Adult Swim animated comedy series "Rick & Morty."


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'I'm depressed, grieving': U.K. film and TV industries respond to 'Brexit' vote 25.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Brexit live updates: What's happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 24, 2016, 12:42 p.m. Britons voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, a stunning decision that appeared to defy economic reason and cast doubts over the future of the bloc that been a bulwark for peace...
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Researchers discover oldest evidence of 'farming' -- by insects 24.6.2016 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
Scientists have discovered the oldest fossil evidence of agriculture -- not by humans, but by insects.The team, led by Eric Roberts of James Cook University along with researchers from Ohio University, discovered the oldest known examples of "fungus gardens" in 25 million-year-old fossil termite nests in East Africa.The results are published today in the journal PLOS ONE.Some termite species cultivate fungi in "gardens" in subterranean nests or chambers, helping to convert plant material into a more easily digestible termite food source.
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Summer salmon fisheries given the green light to get underway in many areas 24.6.2016 Seattle Times: Local

After a two month delay, NOAA Fisheries has given state Fish and Wildlife the approval to reopen sport salmon fisheries effective immediately. “This opening puts the year’s salmon fisheries back on track,” John Long, a state Fish and Wildlife salmon policy coordinator said in a news release. “I know it has been a frustrating start […]
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Volcanoes get quiet before they erupt! 24.6.2016 Environmental News Network
When dormant volcanoes are about to erupt, they show some predictive characteristics--seismic activity beneath the volcano starts to increase, gas escapes through the vent, or the surrounding ground starts to deform. However, until now, there has not been a way to forecast eruptions of more restless volcanoes because of the constant seismic activity and gas and steam emissions. Carnegie volcanologist Diana Roman, working with a team of scientists from Penn State, Oxford University, the University of Iceland, and INETER* has shown that periods of seismic quiet occur immediately before eruptions and can thus be used to forecast an impending eruption for restless volcanoes. The duration of the silence can indicate the level of energy that will be released when eruption occurs. Longer quiet periods mean a bigger bang. The research is published inEarth and Planetary Science Letters.
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It's about to get much easier to find a hotel in Africa 24.6.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Forty-six new hotels are under construction in Africa, and a further 275 are in the planning phase.
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What impact will Brexit have on green building in Britain? 24.6.2016 TreeHugger
It doesn't look good for any kind of building actually.
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S. Jordan restricts fireworks, open fires along city's green areas 24.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Citing dry, hot conditions, South Jordan City officials on Friday prohibited use of fireworks, cigarette lighters, matches or other devices that produce sparks or open flames within areas of vegetation bordering the southwest Salt Lake County community. Specifically, spokeswoman Tina Brown said, the restrictions target the Bingham Creek and Jordan River Parkway open space and trail systems. Without a city permit, fireworks also are banned within 25 feet of undeveloped wildlands or parcels contai...
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Utah forecast: Red Flag Warning for Green River-Moab; cooler Saturday for Wasatch Front 24.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Northern Utah will get a welcome, if brief break from near record-setting hot weather on Saturday, but the heat will be back Sunday with a sizzling vengeance. After a breezy Friday forecast of around 90 degrees, Saturday along the Wasatch Front will see high temperatures in the low-80s. Sunday, however, will see the mercury leap back into the mid- to upper-90s under clear, sunny skies. Even that forecast is downright balmy by comparison to elsewhere in our desert state. A Red Flag Warning was i...
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GM invests $290 million in Ohio Corvette plant 24.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Bowling Green, Ky. • Kentucky officials say General Motors Corp. plans to invest $290 million at the automaker’s Corvette plant in Bowling Green. The company’s North American manufacturing manager, Arvin Jones, said Friday the investment includes technology upgrades to improve the Kentucky plant’s manufacturing process. The investment announcement was made by Gov. Matt Bevin’s office in Frankfort. Bevin’s office says the investment includes a $153 million project aimed at improving vehicle assem... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Spot the Passive House! 24.6.2016 TreeHugger
Hint: it's not the one with the solar panels on the front.
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Women's rights in protected areas: Championing gender equality in environmental conservation policy 24.6.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
In a small village near Xuan Thuy National Park in Vietnam, Pham Thi Kim Phuong bikes seven kilometers every morning to the mudflats by the park's mangroves. There, she joins hundreds of other women who take advantage of the early morning low tide to manually gather clams and snails. The mudflats where Pham works are part of a protected area and since 2013, an initiative to strengthen park management has engaged local women in co-management of the mangrove forests. Women and men living in and utilizing protected areas differ in their relationships to their ecosystems; they have differentiated roles and responsibilities, unequal access to and control over resources, unique knowledge bases and unbalanced participation in decision-making processes. Gender inequality in biodiversity conservation and management restricts women's access to benefits, perpetuating poverty and undermining sustainable resource use and management. However, gender equality in this field is rarely measured or written into policy. To ...
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GM plans $290 million investment in Corvette plant 24.6.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say General Motors Corp. plans to invest $290 million at the automaker’s Corvette plant in Bowling Green. The company’s North American manufacturing manager, Arvin Jones, said Friday the investment includes technology upgrades to improve the Kentucky plant’s manufacturing process. The investment announcement was made by Gov. Matt Bevin’s […]
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GPS bracelet locked to suspect's leg, but police say he simply took leg off, committed murder 24.6.2016 Yahoo: Business

GPS bracelet locked to suspect's leg, but police say he simply took leg off, committed murderTechnically Incorrect: In Washington, DC, a security company fits a tracking device onto the leg of a man awaiting trial. But the firm makes an apparently fatal mistake.


Lakers Coach Luke Walton likens Brandon Ingram's defensive awareness to Draymond Green 24.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary
NBA draft live updates: Lakers take Brandon Ingram with second pick June 23, 2016, 6:38 p.m. The Los Angeles Lakers selected Brandon Ingram with the second pick the NBA draft. Follow along for the rest of the picks, including the Clippers later in the first round and the second round selections...
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