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Discrimination suit alleges black temp workers passed over for Hispanics 7.12.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
A group of African-American men filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Chicago federal court alleging systematic discrimination by a temporary staffing agency and several of its clients they say passed over black applicants in favor of Hispanic workers. The lawsuit against Personnel Staffing Group, which ...
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Pass offsets onto consumers? It works for Amazon, Netflix and Uber 7.12.2016 GreenBiz.com
A new study shows that online consumers want environmentally friendly options.
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Sustainability reporting in stock exchanges 'comes of age' 7.12.2016 GreenBiz.com
Soon 38 exchanges in London, Qatar, Vietnam and beyond will offer companies environmental and social guidance. Guess who's missing?
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Judge schedules hearing for Green Party's Pa. recount push 7.12.2016 Philly.com News
THE GREEN Party-backed push for a recount of Pennsylvania's presidential election results will get its day in federal court. U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond on Tuesday ordered a Friday hearing to consider the party's request for a forensic examination of voting machines used across the state and a statewide recount of paper ballots.
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Michigan recount now in doubt; Pennsylvania sets hearing 7.12.2016 AP National
DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan's presidential recount suddenly appears in doubt after a state appeals court said the Green Party candidate's poor showing disqualified her from seeking a second look at the votes....
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The Latest: Federal judge sets hearing on Michigan recount 7.12.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times ...
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Real Christmas Trees Or Fake Ones -- Which Are Better For The Planet? 7.12.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Christmas tree: it’s a quintessential part of the holiday season. But it turns out not all festive trees are made equal — at least not when it comes to environmental friendliness. So, which is better for the planet — a freshly cut tree or a fake one? The short answer, which may come as a surprise to some, is a real tree. But it’s actually more complicated than that. It ultimately depends on a variety of factors, including how far you drive to get your evergreen and how you dispose of it at the end of the holidays ― and, if you choose an artificial tree, how long you end up using it. Here’s an explainer on how to make the more Earth-friendly choice this Christmas season: The bottom line All things being equal, it seems real Christmas trees are better for the health of the Earth ― and of your family. But depending on a variety of factors, either option can be a good choice.  If you have an artificial tree, reuse it for at least a decade and consider choosing a domestically manufactured, non-PVC option. ...
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How To Eco-Wrap a Present 7.12.2016 Planet Ark News
Remember how your Grandma would save string, ribbon, paper and bows? Well she had the right idea as re-using and recycling paper is one way to eco-wrap a gift. Check out our other tips to make our natural resources and your budget last longer with Do # 4 of the 12 Do's of Christmas!
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'Green News Report' - December 6, 2016 7.12.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Victory and temporary reprieve for the Standing Rock Sioux in long fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline; Trump advisors suggest privatizing oil-rich Native American lands; Exxon Mobil CEO could be next U.S. Secretary of State; Extreme rainfall events projected to increase five-fold across the U.S.; PLUS: Enormous cost of cleaning up Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster has doubled... 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 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): Al Gore: climate change threat leaves 'no time to despair' over Trump victory; Canada's ruling Liberals count on math, time to survive pipeline uproar; Why Trump will struggle to save the coal industry; For Flint ...
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U.S. appeals court refuses to stop Michigan vote recount sought by Stein 7.12.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court refused on Tuesday to stop a recount of the Nov. 8 presidential election vote in Michigan that is being sought by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. The ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld a decision by a lower court judge, came one day after Stein sued in federal court in Pennsylvania to try to force a statewide recount of U.S. presidential votes ...
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Utah liquor stores are giving away an alternative to the classic brown paper bag 7.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah consumers now can carry wine and spirits home in something more fashionable — and eco-friendly — than a brown paper bag or reused liquor box. This week, the state-owned liquor stores began offering reusable bags to customers. The black cloth bags, available on a first-come, first-served basis, have four compartments that can carry standard 750-ml bottles of wine or spirits. The fronts of the bags carry a message about preventing underage drinking. The bags, about 10,000 in all, were funde... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Michigan recount now uncertain; Pennsylvania sets hearing 7.12.2016 Yahoo: US National
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's presidential recount suddenly became uncertain Tuesday as a state appeals court said the Green Party candidate's poor showing disqualified her from seeking a second look at the ...
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Van Williams, TV's 'Green Hornet' and later an L.A. cop, dies at 82 7.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Van Williams was teaching scuba diving in Waikiki when a man approached him and said he looked like Hollywood material.

The idea seemed comical to Williams. A Texas kid who’d chased adventure around the South Pacific and finally to Hawaii, his resume consisted of exactly one high school stage production...

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L.A. can resume shipping sewage sludge to Kern County after judge overturns voters' ban 7.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A judge has struck down a voter initiative passed in 2006 that banned dumping of about 450,000 tons a year of treated human waste from Southern California on Kern County farmland.

Tulare County Superior Court Judge Lloyd Hicks, in a 48-page opinion issued Monday, ruled that Measure E “is invalid...

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$1,000 reward for catching ugly fish from Wyoming reservoir 7.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — A $1,000 reward has been posted for catching an ugly fish out of Fontenelle Reservoir in western Wyoming. The fish are called burbot (BUR’-but) and they’re not native to the upper Green River drainage. Burbot compete with native game species including trout. Burbot are eel-like but said to be good […]
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Non-profits In A Trump Era: How To Build And Strengthen Coalitions 7.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This is the second post in a four-part series on how liberal and progressive non-profits can overcome the challenges of the Trump era. What does the Trump era mean for U.S.-based progressive and liberal non-profits? Hints: Within just ten days of Donald Trump's victory, the Southern Poverty Law Center documented 867 bias-related incidents directed at black children, immigrants, and gays, while our future Secretary of Health and Human Services has led opposition to the Affordable Care Act . In short, we'll be busy. But how do we avoid being too overwhelmed by the challenges of the Trump administration on issues ranging from hate crimes and reproductive rights to Middle East policy and climate change? How do we grow a stronger political base, inspire long-term action, and hold the line for the next four years on so many fronts? GROW ALLIANCES ACROSS ISSUES In a year characterized by schism on all parts of the political spectrum, the need for broad justice-oriented coalitions has become obvious. Rather than ...
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Judge schedules hearing for Green Party's Pennsylvania recount push 7.12.2016 Philly.com News
The Green Party-backed push for a recount of Pennsylvania's presidential election results will get its day in federal court.
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Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Narrow Traffic Lanes Make Cities Safer 7.12.2016 THE CITY FIX
In Beijing, Chennai and Fortaleza, the rate of fatalities from road crashes is 20-27.2 deaths per 100,000 residents. What do these cities have in common? They have traffic lanes wider than 3.6 meters (11.8 feet). A long-standing belief among transportation ...
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Google Plans To Be Completely Powered By Renewable Energy Starting Next Year 7.12.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Maybe it’s time to add a little more green to the Google logo. Google is a year ahead of schedule in its plan to switch to renewable energy, the company announced Tuesday. It should be 100 percent powered by green resources in 2017.  The company’s 13 data centers and numerous offices around the world require 5.7 terawatt hours of electricity each year, The Associated Press reports. That’s about how much energy all of San Francisco consumes.  “ We are convinced this is good for business , this is not about greenwashing. This is about locking in prices for us in the long-term,” Marc Oman, Google’s energy lead in the European Union, told The Guardian. “Increasingly, renewable energy is the lowest-cost option. Our founders are convinced climate change is a real, immediate threat, so we have to do our part.” Google currently relies primarily on wind and solar  for clean energy. Steep drops in the cost of each technology ― 60 percent and 80 percent, respectively, in the last six years ― has made renewables a ...
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Game Changer for Organic Solar Cells 6.12.2016 Environmental News Network
With a new technique for manufacturing single-layer organic polymer solar cells, scientists at UC Santa Barbara and three other universities might very well move organic photovoltaics into a whole new generation of wearable devices and enable small-scale distributed power generation.The simple doping solution-based process involves briefly immersing organic semiconductor films in a solution at room temperature. This technique, which could replace a more complex approach that requires vacuum processing, has the potential to affect many device platforms, including organic printed electronics, sensors, photodetectors and light-emitting diodes. The researchers’ findings appear in the journal Nature Materials.
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