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Coroner: No obvious trauma in death of lost California baby 27.2.2015 Yahoo: US National
KNIGHTS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — An autopsy found no obvious trauma in the death of a 20-day-old boy whose body was found in a swampy region near the Sacramento River in Northern California, authorities said Thursday.
'Green News Report' - February 26, 2015 27.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Influence of climate change on our schizophrenic extreme winter weather; Scientists say geo-engineering is madness, but we should study it anyway (CUE THE CHEMTRAILS!); Shell Oil nixes plan for Canadian tar sands mine; PLUS: There's a sucker born every minute: man makes money off of bottled snow... All that and more in today's Green News Report! It's our 6th anniversary! THANK YOU for sharing it with us! Please help us to continue to connect the climate change dots over your public airwaves!!! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Siberia's melting permafrost: crater saga is scarier than anyone thought; Berkeley study directly IDs climate change culprit; Even earth scientists struggle to ...
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Will The Dietary Guidelines Consider The Planet? The Fight Is On 27.2.2015 NPR News
A panel of nutrition experts recommends a diet lower in meat in part because it's better for the Earth. But the meat industry says environmental policy doesn't belong in nutrition guidelines.
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Col. Paul Green, a member of legendary Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 91 in Southern California 27.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
Col. Paul Green, member of Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 91 27.2.2015 Yahoo: US National
HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen — the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II — has died in a Southern California senior care home. He was 91.
Metals Magnate Wants To Turn Jeb Bush Green 27.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
An extremely wealthy Republican donor thinks he can get would-be 2016 presidential contender Jeb Bush to see the light on climate change, reports the Wall Street Journal . Andrew Sabin, owner of the precious metals company Sabin Metal Corporation, is a big supporter of Republican causes and candidates. He's made big donations to Karl Rove's conservative political action committee American Crossroads, the Republican National Committee and to individual candidates like Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), just to name a few . He's also given $5 million to support the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School. And through his foundation, the Sabin Family Foundation, he's also been a big donor to Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, Oceana and Earth Justice. Jeb Bush is billed as a moderate on some issues, but has said he's "a skeptic" on climate change . Sabin says he thinks he can change that. "I want him to be the next Teddy ...
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From Green Glop to Black Gold 27.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Don Willlmott Don Willmott is a New York-based journalist who writes about technology, travel, and the environment for a wide variety of publications and websites. Call it the pond scum sustainability solution. Green algae has a promising future as an alternative energy source--assuming that the right kind of biochemistry is liberally applied. Algae is everywhere, it grows easily, and it's full of lipids that, when successfully extracted, have the perfect chemical makeup to be transformed into hydrocarbon fuel. The trick, as always, is to do the processing in a cost-effective and cost-efficient way, a goal that has been elusive so far. Enter Nevada-based Algae Systems, which has built a test plant on Alabama's Mobile Bay to not only turn algae into diesel fuel, but also extract potable water out of sewage and manufacture fertilizer as well. In fact, this solution is as much about wastewater treatment as it is about alternative fuel production. Algae grows inside large floating bags that take advantage ...
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Report: Surge in Chinese investment raises fraud risks 26.2.2015 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chinese investors seeking green cards to live in America run the risk of being defrauded under a loosely regulated visa program, according to a report Thursday from a federal watchdog....
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EWG's Dirty Dozen Report Lists The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2015 26.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
One of the most common reasons to eat more organic produce is to avoid harmful chemicals used in growing your food. Pesticides have been linked to developmental problems in children , and may act as carcinogens or throw off the endocrine system , according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Scary stuff! To help consumers make the safest choices, nonprofit advocacy agency the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has once again released its list of the most pesticide-contaminated produce. The Dirty Dozen, part of the EWG's yearly Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce , is compiled from U.S. Department of Agriculture pesticide residue data on 48 fruits and veggies. About two-thirds of the produce samples test positive, and apples top the ranking for the fifth year in a row . "The bottom line is people do not want to eat pesticides with their fruits and vegetables," Ken Cook, the EWG's president and cofounder, said in a statement . "That's why we will continue telling shoppers about agricultural ...
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Smart Growth Takes Root in the Middle East 26.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As jihadists continue their quest for transcendence through violence, the media promulgate the Western perception that discord reigns in the Middle East. But as I discovered on my first trip to the region, I needn't have worried over political unrest in Dubai, where more than two million people and 200 nationalities peacefully co-exist. If there is a mutual pursuit of anything in the UAE's bustling free zone, it is prosperity. Ensuring that more Arabs prosper in the global economy was also the purpose of Innovation Arabia 8 , last week's consortium of academicians and practitioners focused on equipping Arabs with the skills to compete in the information age. "The Arab world has traditionally lagged in innovation, but now we plan to excel at it," said Dr. Mansoor Al Awar , Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, who hosted the conference. In fact, if the interdisciplinary group of more than 300 attendees shared a common goal, it might be transcendence through excellence. "The virtual world of ...
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Food fight looks likely as nutrition panel urges attention to environmental impact 26.2.2015 MinnPost
CC/Flickr/Dan Domme What if nutrition guidelines indicated food's impact on the environment, not just its impact on your waistline? Should the nation’s official nutrition guidelines address the environmental impact of American eating habits along with personal-health concerns? Absolutely, in the view of a federal advisory board that has assembled a scientific foundation for the guidelines’ next revision , due later this year. As you probably have heard, the panel suggested last week that the guidelines drop their longstanding warning about cholesterol intake, especially from eggs, while reassuring us that moderate coffee and alcohol use probably shouldn’t be a concern. That's the natural stuff of news briefs. But the truly new – and highly controversial – substance of its recommendations lies at the intersection of public and environmental health. For example, in suggesting that Americans eat less meat, and particularly less red meat, while moving toward more plant-based diet plans, the panel ...
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Green groups divided on Hillary Clinton's oil interest ties 26.2.2015 Elections
By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton's connections to oil and gas interests has created a dilemma for some environmental groups, troubling activists for whom she would be the natural candidate to support for president. The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate's environmental record has come under renewed scrutiny after the Wall Street Journal reported that the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative have accepted large donations from major energy companies Exxon Mobil and Chevron. The groups also got money from foreign governments, including Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, and from an office of the Canadian government in charge of promoting the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would help transport crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico but is opposed by environmentalists. "It's hard to believe that they don't think they are getting something for their contributions," said Ben Schreiber, head of climate and ...
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‘Green Drinks’ on tap Thursdays at Carver’s 26.2.2015 Durango Herald
People interested in environmental issues are invited to attend Durango Green Drinks from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Carver Brewing Co.’s back room.“‘Green-minded’ individuals and groups in Durango will have the opportunity to raise their glass and jointly toast the amazing sustainability initiatives going on...
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Delco lecture to address sustainable landscaping 26.2.2015 Philly.com News
DELAWARE COUNTY Lecture to address sustainable landscaping MEDIA Sustainable landscaping for suburban yards will be the topic at a Penn State Brandywine lecture.
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Prince William to start first Japan visit with afternoon tea _ but green served by tea master 26.2.2015 Star Tribune: World
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With marijuana legalization, green rush is on in D.C. 26.2.2015 Washington Post
As Thursday dawns on the nation’s capital, marijuana will be a legal intoxicant, though Washington will not be Amsterdam, or even Denver. There will be no pot shops, no open-air smoking, but at least for the moment, the District — for once in its decades-long struggle for the right to govern itself — has gotten its way, and a green rush is on.Read full article >>
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Green Bay Packers cut linebacker AJ Hawk 26.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
MILWAUKEE — Linebacker A.J. Hawk had a hunch after Green Bay's season ended that he might be looking for a new ...
Sustainable cotton: a need for investment 26.2.2015 Earth Times
Who can stomach the great environmental costs of growing cotton? It has destroyed seas and bankrupted many farmers . It is now down to manufacturing brand names to support their growers in ways they have not managed before. In the modern tradition, fair trading has reached the clothing industry.
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‘Green Drinks’ on tap Thursday 26.2.2015 Durango Herald
People interested in environmental issues are invited to attend Durango Green Drinks from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Carver Brewing Co.’s back room.“‘Green-minded’ individuals and groups in Durango will have the opportunity to raise their glass and jointly toast the amazing sustainability initiatives going on...
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Food + Enterprise: bringing together farmers and financers to strengthen local, sustainable food industry 26.2.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Yerina Mugica, Managing Director, Center for Market Innovation, New York City: In just two days we will be kicking off Food + Enterprise, a first-of-its-kind conference at Industry City in Brooklyn dedicated to financing a better local food system by connecting impact investors, foundations, and other patient capital with food entrepreneurs,...
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