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The "world's most sustainable eatery" is on a rooftop in Copenhagen 4.9.2015 TreeHugger
That might be an overstatement, but Stedsans på ØsterGRO comes pretty close.
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Brett Hundley throws for 4 touchdowns for Green Bay 4.9.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Rookie quarterback Brett Hundley threw for four scores, Myles White made a case for a spot on the Packers’ injury-stricken receiving corps with two touchdowns and Green Bay finished the exhibition season with a 38-10 win Thursday night over winless New Orleans.
'Break Point' scores with upbeat charm on and off the court 4.9.2015 LA Times: Commentary
The affable, shaggy-dog tennis comedy "Break Point" is bristly and charming, just like its star and producer, Jeremy Sisto, who plays the affable shaggy-dog Jimmy Price, a washed-up semi-pro tennis player.
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General Mills selling Green Giant, Le Sueur for $765M 4.9.2015 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
General Mills put Green Giant up for sale earlier this year as part of a broader effort to focus on faster-growing businesses.
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Open Letter to Starbucks: Your "Green" Straws Make Mermaids Cry 4.9.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Dear Starbucks, I am a real mermaid, not just a graphic on a plastic cup. As an ocean protection activist, environmental attorney and surf lover, I spend a lot of time at the beach and in the ocean. I want you to know that your "Green" Straws, plastic stirrers and mermaid cups are some of the most commonly found at the beach, contributing greatly to the plastic pollution crisis. Last week I met up with a dear friend and Rutgers University marine biologist who was visiting my hometown. We met at Starbucks. Here is the vision that greeted us upon entering my local Starbucks. Plastic straws and stirrers are the Number 7 most common item found on beaches worldwide on International Coastal Cleanup day, the single largest volunteer effort on the planet and source of valuable data for what ails our seas. Starbucks is undeniably one of the greatest sources of those straws and stirrers, along with plastic cups which come in at Number 5 most polluting and plastic lids at Number 3 most polluting. Not something to ...
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Business News Roundup, Sept. 4 4.9.2015 SFGate: Business & Technology
Google is retiring its Photo Sphere Camera app on iOS and the Street View feature from the Google Maps app on Android in favor of a new app for both operating systems: the Street View app. The tech giant announced Thursday the standalone app will let people explore collections of 360-degree panorama photos of locations (both interior and exterior), and make their own contributions to public photo galleries. Users can snap 360-degree “spherical” photos directly from their Android phone or iPhone, or use a dedicated 360-degree camera such as the Ricoh Theta S or NCTech iris360. Other users can then view those images when they tap on a map location within the app. “In one gallery, you can explore Street View collections and content from Google Maps alongside photo spheres contributed from people around the globe,” said a product manager at Google Maps, Charles Armstrong. [...] whether you want to track the Loch Ness monster in Scotland, scale the famed rock wall El Capitan in Yosemite, or hike Mt. The ...
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Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme 4.9.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and “carbon-negative” housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said. Troy Wragg, 34, of Georgia; Amanda Knorr, 32, of Pennsylvania; and Wayde […]
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Satellite Study Calculates Earth's Tree Count 3.9.2015 Environmental News Network
A new satellite study has calculated that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, around 422 trees for every person, although the number is believed to have dropped by 46 percent since the start of human civilisation. The Yale-led international research found the result of the tree count is around seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. 
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Five Things Sustainability Communicators Need to Give Up Now 3.9.2015 Yahoo: Business

Five Things Sustainability Communicators Need to Give Up NowYears ago there was a famous photograph of a young girl in Sudan crawling to a feeding station with a vulture (the ultimate bird of opportunity) behind her, as if waiting for her to surrender to the inevitable. The graphic and compelling image of human suffering was haunting and I recall it vividly today. Sustainability advocates, in an effort...


Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme 3.9.2015 Yahoo: US National
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors have charged three people with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme they say was built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel that they never developed.
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Three charged in Ponzi scheme linked to green energy ventures 3.9.2015 Philly.com News
They promised to make their investors "stinkin', filthy rich" with high-risk bets on real estate and green energy ventures.
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South Africa Hosts World Forestry Congress: 4 Big Opportunities for Progress 3.9.2015 WRI Stories
More than 1,700 leaders from governments, civil society, business and academia will gather next week in Durban, South Africa for the 14th World Forestry Congress (WFC). Hosted by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) just once every six years, the Congress is considered the most prominent gathering for discussions about challenges and opportunities facing the world’s forests. The Congress’s theme, “Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future,” is an apt one, as the event... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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B&G Foods to buy General Mills' Green Giant business for $765 million 3.9.2015 Yahoo: Business

The General Mills logo is seen on a box of cereal in EvanstonB&G, which will enter the frozen food business with the deal, expects the acquisition to immediately add to earnings, it said in a statement on Thursday. Green Giant, whose mascot is the Jolly Green Giant, makes more than 160 products. General Mills said in July that it recorded a $260 million charge in the fourth quarter to write down the value of Green Giant after an assessment showed the business's market value was lower than its carrying value.


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General Mills selling Green Giant, Le Sueur 3.9.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Golden Valley-based food giant is selling its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods Inc. for about $765 million in cash.
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General Mills to Sell Green Giant, Le Sueur for $765 Million 3.9.2015 Wall St. Journal: US Business
General Mills has agreed to sell its Green Giant and Le Sueur frozen and canned vegetable brands to B&G Foods for $765 million in cash.
Your guide to ethical and sustainable leggings 3.9.2015 TreeHugger
Leggings are a wardrobe staple for many, whether we’re keeping our legs warm in the winter or staying comfy at yoga all year long.
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Gardening with Deb: Grace your garden with ornamental grasses 3.9.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Often when we think about bare spots in the garden, we consider shrubs, perennials or annual flowers to add color, texture, aroma or interest to an area. Another plant to consider in your Steamboat Springs-area garden is one of the ornamental grasses that grow well here. Grasses are practically pest-free and easy to grow perennials. These plants can handle poor soil and less than ideal weather conditions. Plus, they are striking in a garden filled with other types of vegetation. If you allow the ornamental grasses to remain throughout the winter, they add interest, texture and a bit of color to your garden year round. And when planted on a slope, they offer wonderful erosion control. Ornamental grasses bring two additional gifts to your garden — movement and sound as our afternoon winds blow through. They add a peacefulness to the garden and provide different sounds depending upon whether the grasses are fresh and green early in the season, or dry and straw-like later. When looking for ornamental ...
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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen 3.9.2015 NPR News
Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.
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Award-winning environmental education curriculum now available free online 2.9.2015 TreeHugger
Think Earth's environmental curriculum, which is designed for preschool through middle school, is being updated, revised, and made freely available online.
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Julius Peppers lists house for $2.5 million 2.9.2015 Chicago Tribune: Real Estate
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Julius Peppers on Tuesday placed his five-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot house in Highland Park for sale for $2.499 ...
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