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Backpacks and eco-clothing 28.7.2014 Earth Times
What to wear on vacation? Just your cosy pullover, or will you have to splash out on that fantastic breathable mountain jacket that looks great in the pub. We don’t advertise anybody, so see what we suggest. Perhaps just a new underwater camera and you can splash around au naturel! You’ve got to get those fish pics this time!
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NYC's Bike Sharing: The de Blasio Administration's First Expansion of the City's Sustainability Agenda 28.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Bike sharing in New York City has had a promising yet problematic start, but there is little question that it is a program worth keeping and expanding. It is clear that the de Blasio administration agrees and, in one of their first efforts to expand the former mayor Bloomberg's sustainability agenda, are about to double the size of the city's bike sharing program. Bloomberg's legacy complicates de Blasio's task. As Matt Flegenheimer observed in a NY Times piece on Citi Bike, "Mr. Bloomberg's successor, Bill de Blasio, has been confronted with a... consequential choice: how aggressively to embrace -- and reimagine -- a program that remains inextricably linked to the last administration." His answer, fittingly enough, is to expand the program in the city's outer boroughs. Last week, the Wall Street Journal 's Andrew Tangel reported on a potential investment in New York's Citi Bike program by REQX Ventures, an affiliate of New York City and global real estate giant Related Companies, and Equinox Fitness. ...
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Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More! 28.7.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 276 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide. Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California; slightly warmer than average temperatures pervade much of the US. The areas surrounding the North Pole are experiencing much warmer than normal temperatures - not good news for our Arctic thermal shield of ice. Hotter than usual temperatures continue to dominate human habitats. (Add 0.3-0.4 C to have these anomaly values calibrate with those of NASA.) Daily updates of can be seen here for both the temperature anomalies map, and the jetstream map. For real time animated US surface wind patterns, click here , and here , for the planet. ...
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Sarah Palin Gives The People What They Want: The Sarah Palin Channel 28.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Move aside, Oprah. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is giving the American people exactly what they've always wanted: the Sarah Palin Channel. Palin announced her new project via Facebook on Sunday: Post by Sarah Palin . The site will feature political commentary, interviews, user-contributed content and updates from the Palin household. "Together, we'll go beyond the sound bites and cut through the media's politically correct filter and things like Washington, D.C.'s crony capitalism," Palin promises in the launch video. "We'll talk about the issues that the mainstream media won't talk about and we'll look at the ideas that I think Washington doesn't want you to hear." The channel's home page features a national debt ticker, and a countdown clock to President Barack Obama's last day in ...
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Flash Flood Warning Issued for Springfield Area 28.7.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
More than two inches of rain have already fallen in the area as strong storms pushed through western Massachusetts and Northern ...
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Obama To Netanyahu: U.S. Worried About Worsening Gaza Conditions 28.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States is growing more concerned about the rising number of civilian deaths in the Gaza war that is entering its third week.


The White House says Obama and Netanyahu spoke Sunday about the ongoing violence in the region and the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza. Obama also reiterated that Israel has a right to defend itself and condemned Hamas' rocket attacks.


Obama says a lasting peace will ultimately require a demilitarized Gaza and dismantling of terror groups. The U.S. president is also pushing for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire that would allow Israeli and Palestinian civilians to return to normalcy.

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In Lake of the Woods, growing algae blooms puzzle scientists 28.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists don't yet know exactly how much blooms have expanded, but early findings suggest the algae is getting thicker, likely due to a combination of climate change and decades-old pollution.
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Jordy Nelson, Green Bay receiver, signs 4-year, $39 million contract extension 27.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson signed a contract extension, reportedly for four years and $39 million.
St. Paul: Tweaking traffic so Green Line can roll 27.7.2014 Twincities.com: Opinion

While red lights slowing the Green Line remain an issue, ridership tops estimates during the first month of light-rail operation along the Central Corridor, most of which is in St. Paul.

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Brown hopes to sell Mexico on following California's green path forward 27.7.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Astro Physics has a new mystery 26.7.2014 Environmental News Network
Astro Physicists love to look for reasons current theories are correct. When data are obtained that do not fit a current theory, the race is on to come up with an explanation! The Universe is a big place, full of unknowns. Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have just catalogued a new one. "I couldn't believe my eyes," says Esra Bulbul of the Harvard Center for Astrophysics. "What we found, at first glance, could not be explained by known physics."
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Packers re-sign WR Jordy Nelson after 1st practice 26.7.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years.
Packers re-sign WR Jordy Nelson to contract extension 26.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Green Bay, Wis. • The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years. Green Bay announced the deal Saturday after the first practice of training camp. Terms of the contract were not announced by the team, and NFL.com reported it was a four-year, $39 million deal with an $11.5 million signing bonus. Nelson was a second-round pick in 2008 who posted career-highs of 85 catches an...
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Appeal of eco-friendly homes grows in Illinois 26.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Real Estate
Illinois is decidedly in the bottom half of states with homes certified as green by the U.S. Green Building Council, but the appetite for them is growing, one foundation at a ...
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Green beans, the ultimate role player, 12 ways 26.7.2014 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Have you ever thought about how hard it must be to be a green bean? Just think of it – there you are, a simple string, surrounded by all those voluptuous colorful fruits of summer: tomatoes, peaches, melons. What’s a bean to do?
Green Party hopes to regain foothold in Minnesota politics 26.7.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The Green Party has been largely relegated to the political fringes for the past decade, but that may change this fall.
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Green Party hopes to regain foothold in Minnesota politics. 26.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Moe Norman: Golf's Greatest Ball Striker? 26.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: Page One
Norman, who died 10 years ago, isn't too well-known outside golf circles, and his native Canada, but his accuracy—and eccentricity—was legendary.
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Nice Ride launches Neighborhood Program in East Side, Frogtown and North Mpls. 26.7.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Nice Ride has started a pilot program to help create more cyclists.
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Latin America Green News: Chile's biodiversity, Costa Rica's crocodiles, Mexico's fisheries 26.7.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Denée Reaves, Program Assistant, International, Washington, D.C.: Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. July 20th – July 25th, 2014 Chile The Environmental Assessment Commission of the Metropolitan region has rejected the Environmental Impact Assessment presented...
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