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Angels put Grant Green on disabled list, recall C.J. Cron 24.7.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Utility infielder Grant Green, whose ninth-inning, run-scoring single gave the Angels a 6-5 walk-off win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a lumbar strain on Wednesday, an injury he suffered working out in the weight room.
Hiawatha Golf Course to reopen front 9 on Friday 24.7.2014 Star Tribune: Local
New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo 24.7.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
Letter: Guilt complex shows in black Mormon story 24.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Peggy Fletcher Stack’s story of Green Flake, “forgotten black Mormon,” (“Black Mormon pioneers ... ” July 22), while interesting, rings with the apologetic guilt complex that is pervasive in American academia and journalism today. The Green Flake story, as well as other black persons of family interest, has been recorded in both family journals and published books for many decades. I recall seeing the wagon, with captioned story, that Green drove from Winter Quarters to Utah prominently displaye...
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Could There Be an Economic Rebirth for Rural America? 24.7.2014 Green on
I live in rural America. But my rural America is not the agricultural fields of waving grain so often imagined. It is not a land locked state in the center of our country. My county crashes up against the wild surf of the Pacific Ocean. It is filled with great natural beauty and diversity, encompassing forests of giant redwood groves, rugged coastlines, coastal mountains, small inland towns nestled in valleys, and yes, agricultural areas. We are a tourist destination for visitors from all over the world. While much of rural America encompasses large agribusinesses, for many rural communities that only comprises just 7 percent of the businesses in those communities. The marketplace has changed from butcher, baker and candlestick maker to butcher, food product entrepreneur and high-tech worker. All of them are using innovative ways to re-new, replace or repair infrastructure. The opportunities for an economic rebirth in rural America are as diverse as any street corner in downtown Manhattan. Now is the ...
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New Jersey sues Florida pizza shop, says it's misusing 'iconic' Garden State Parkway logo 24.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Fieldhouse at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock to open this fall 24.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Excitement is building for the opening of the first phase of Castle Rock's 237-acre Philip S. Miller Park - the yet-to-be-named fieldhouse.
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People-Oriented Cities: Mixed-Use Development Creates Social and Economic Benefits 23.7.2014 WRI Stories
The “ People-oriented Cities ” series—exclusive to TheCityFix and Insights —is an exploration of how cities can grow to become more sustainable and livable through transit-oriented development (TOD). The nine-part series will address different urban design techniques and trends that reorient cities around people rather than cars. Mumbai, India can be a commuter’s nightmare . Downtown sits a full 10 miles from the residential core, and the two areas are poorly linked by public transport. Mumbaikars have the longest commute of any Indian city resident, averaging more than 47 minutes each way every day. This fragmented urban development has pushed car ownership in the city to rise by an astonishing 3,700 percent in the past 60 years, clogging roadways and polluting the air. Travel to New York City and the landscape is much different. A single city block houses a mix of restaurants, office buildings, residences, and shops. This type of development—known as “mixed-use development”—makes it easy to use public ...
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Sainsbury's turns its own expired food into electricity 23.7.2014 Business Operations |

U.K. supermarkets Sainsbury announces that one English store is now powered entirely by biogas.

Sainsbury's turns its own expired food into electricity
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How Asda is making fresh efforts to protect produce 23.7.2014 Business Operations |

Walmart-owned UK supermarket is rethinking its supply chain with 95% its of produce at risk from climate change.

How Asda is making fresh efforts to protect produce
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How PECI engages employees on small projects for big impact 23.7.2014 Business Operations |

A humble $2,000 internal grant program has been yielding significant dividends in employee engagement and workspace sustainability practices.

How PECI engages employees on small projects for big impact
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Appetites: Mapping restaurants along the Green Line 23.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Rachel Hutton, editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine spoke to MPR's Tom Crann about some of her favorite unique restaurants along the route between the downtowns.
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Building Climate-Resilient Communities with State Revolving Funds 23.7.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Ben Chou, Water Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.: Water and wastewater infrastructure systems play a vital role in our daily lives. Without these critical systems, life as we know it would not be possible. Yet much of this infrastructure is outdated, under-maintained, and in desperate need of repair....
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Illinois' Water Plan: How to Prepare for a Warmer, More Flood-Prone Climate 23.7.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City: Days before the 4th of July weekend, the Chicago Park District closed every one of the city’s lakefront beaches, due to concerns about water pollution. Heavy rains had overwhelmed the city’s combined sewer system, pushing billions of gallons of polluted...
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Dan Barber on what's missing in the farm-to-table equation 23.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Chef and author Dan Barber joins us to talk about his new book, "The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food."
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Wooly Mammoths and Mastodons loved Cincinnati! 23.7.2014 Environmental News Network
Their scruffy beards weren't ironic, but there are reasons mammoths and mastodons could have been the hipsters of the Ice Age. According to research from the University of Cincinnati, the famously fuzzy relatives of elephants liked living in Greater Cincinnati long before it was trendy -- at the end of the last ice age. A study led by Brooke Crowley, an assistant professor of geology and anthropology, shows the ancient proboscideans enjoyed the area so much they likely were year-round residents and not nomadic migrants as previously thought.
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People-oriented Cities: Mixed-use development creates social and economic benefits 23.7.2014 THE CITY FIX
The “People-oriented Cities” series – exclusive to TheCityFix and Insights – is an exploration of how cities can grow to become more sustainable and livable through transit-oriented development (TOD). The nine-part series will address different urban design techniques and trends ...
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7 Green Hotels Eco-Friendly Travelers Will Absolutely Love 23.7.2014 Green on
If you fancy yourself an eco-friendly traveler, then chain hotels just won't do. Sustainable, ethical and oh-so green, these six hotels will treat both you and the environment very well. Located in beautiful places around the world, these spots are all worth a place on your bucket list. Penda Treetop Hotel Penda's nest-inspired treetop hotel is a sustainable, eye-catching wonder. The hotel was created by a Chinese architecture firm and is transitory in nature. It can be easily constructed or removed with no impact to the natural environment -- it's basically an amped-up tent. While it's not officially open to visitors yet (nor does it appear to have an official location), it's definitely something to keep an eye on. EcoCamp Patagonia Haven't you always wanted to sleep under the stars in one of the most gorgeous national parks on Earth? Located in Torres del Paine National Park, EcoCamp Patagonia is the perfect place to be one with nature. By day, adventurers can go on a variety of nature and wildlife ...
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Community members intrigued by high-speed rail system envisioned for Colorado 23.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The crowd gawked at an old Mercedes that runs on recycled vegetable oil and huddled around a shiny white Nissan Leaf that reportedly costs just $0.02 per mile to run. But the dozens of people who traveled to the Steamboat Springs Community Center on Tuesday night for a green car show and transportation talk appeared to be more intrigued by the possibility of a high-speed rail system in Colorado. David Krutsinger, the transit and rail program manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation, was on hand to discuss the latest studies that looked into the feasibility of a 340-mile high-speed rail system that would take travelers from Jefferson County to the Eagle County Airport and from Pueblo to Fort Collins. CDOT spent $5 million studying a potential rail system and concluded it could be done in the future. However, the $30.1 billion price tag will keep the project from becoming a reality for the foreseeable future. "The funding piece is the hardest piece to crack, there's just no question about it," ...
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'Green News Report' - July 22, 2014 23.7.2014 Green on
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Record wildfires burn a million acres in the Pacific Northwest; It's official: June 2014 was the hottest June globally on record; EPA moves to block massive Pebble Mine; California moves to block oil industry polluting groundwater; PLUS: Wanna cut your emissions? Then cut the beef... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Study vindicates climate models accused of 'missing the pause'; Wildlife refuges ban bee-killing pesticide; Obama administration approves seismic testing for oil off Atlantic coast; NY seeks to shut down Indian Point nuclear plant to protect fish; Freedom Industries proposes $3m settlement for chemical spill; Portland, Maine ...
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