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Preschools latest to take on green movement 3.9.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new Oklahoma City preschool is staying away from plastic toys, serving only vegan and gluten-free food, and focusing on teaching children early about living a healthy lifestyle.
Cee Lo Green makes controversial comments about rape 3.9.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
Former 'The Voice’ judge deleted Twitter account temporarily after causing stir by suggesting women must be conscious to be raped.
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Utah State football: With Fackrell out, Green is next man up 3.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Logan • Good thing that depth and versatility is a strength of the Utah State linebacker corps. Just one game into the season those attributes are being tested. With standout Kyler Fackrell joining Alex Huerta on the injured list, the Aggies are looking to junior Torrey Green to step into a starting role when the Aggies host Idaho State Saturday at 6 p.m. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Green filled in for Fackrell after Fackrell left the Aggies’ 38-7 loss to Tennessee with a season-ending knee injury. ...
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Scouting Report: The ultimate Korean shaved ice at Okrumong 3.9.2014 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Name of restaurant: Okrumong
What Makes a Sustainability Certification System Successful? 3.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Sustainability certifications now cover a wide variety of areas including: Fair Trade and Organic for agricultural products, LEED for buildings, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for wood and paper products, and B corporation for entire companies. The specific standards outlined by a certification system provide a framework for how to address environment and social issues adherent to a specific product, project, or company. The accompanying independent certification allows companies to prove adherence to the standards. Certification systems use the market to internalize the negative effects of the way economies operate and transition to a more resource efficient and equitable society. The UN outlines the benefits of sustainability certifications for a number of stakeholders as part of this internalization: For businesses: A way to measure performance and also communicate and market the environmental credentials of products. For consumers: To guide their purchasing decisions by providing information about ...
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Woman killed by Green Line train ID'd 2.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Shana Buchanan, 42, was hit when crossing the tracks near the Westgate Station in Minneapolis. Metro Transit Police and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office are investigating the death.
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Woman Killed By Green Line LRT Identified 2.9.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: CBS)The woman who was struck and killed by a light-rail train in St. Paul over the weekend has been identified. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office says that 42-year-old Shana Buchanan, of Minneapolis, was killed after she was hit by a train.
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Cee Lo Green temporarily deletes Twitter account after rape comments 2.9.2014 LA Times: Top News
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10 Quick Ways to Have an Eco-Friendly School Year 2.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I have always loved school--so much so, that one of the organizations I am currently involved with ( Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship ) is focused on inspiring young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures. Maybe that's one of the reasons I still get excited every time the end-of-summer comes around--there is nothing quite like the excitement of embarking on a new school year filled with opportunity. As the CEO of an eco-friendly cleaning company , I see my clients greet this new school year moment with a bit of anxiety. While they are happy to send their children off to school each morning, they worry that the busyness of the school season will make it difficult to keep things organized, clean and green. Fortunately, I have some tips for how parents can not only start the school year off green and organized, but keep things moving along nicely as the year progresses. Make a List: Before you even think of ...
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Woman fatally struck by Green Line train was Mpls. attorney 2.9.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
While it’s clear the woman suffered extensive injuries when she was hit, the examiner’s office said that the cause and manner of her death “are pending at this time.”
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Sustaining Our Journey to Sustainability 2.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Photo Credit: Dominic Brennan It's early November, and I sit perched on the edge of a remote Adirondack lake. The afternoon sinks into evening much like it has for weeks, but faster, a sobering reminder that the crisp autumn air will soon give way to the bite of winter. Fat flakes of snow sift through the white pine, American beech, and yellow birch canopy above. The shore where the woods meets the lake looks like a black and white photo that stirs memories of this twilight that slips between autumn and winter and an innate familiarity with this shift that makes these woods feel like home. Here in the woods, I have learned the subtleties of the seasons. So have my classmates. Together, we live with minimal possessions and share everything: our classes, our meals, our stories, and this small, secluded yurt village where St. Lawrence University hosts its Adirondack Semester, a nature immersion program dedicated to providing students with hands on experience studying human relationships with ...
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Woman killed by Green Line train had a mental illness 2.9.2014 Twincities.com: News

The woman struck and killed Sunday morning by a Green Line light-rail train on University Avenue has been identified.

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Woman fatally struck by Green Line train is ID'd 2.9.2014 Star Tribune: Local
While it’s clear that the woman suffered extensive injuries when she was hit, the examiner’s office said that the cause and manner of her death “are pending at this time.”
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School Starts In Chicago With More Safety Guards 2.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago children returned to school Tuesday walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day. Thanks to an infusion of $1 million from the city, another 100 "Safe Passage" workers were lining routes that students walk through crime-ridden neighborhoods to get to school. And after Gov. Pat Quinn pledged $10 million, officials said another 600 of the workers would be hired and on the streets over the next several weeks. When they're all in place, said Jadine Chou, the chief safety and security officer for the Chicago Public Schools, more workers will be assigned along existing routes and some routes will be extended farther from schools. The district has added 27 schools to the 93 for which there will be Safe Passage workers. "It was good last year, but I don't think it stopped the violence none," said mother Tiffany Davis, who was walking her 7-year-old son to Dulles School of Excellence on the city's ...
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5 Futuristic Food Wrappers That You Don’t Have to Throw Away 2.9.2014 Wired Top Stories
Before it’s even time for dinner, the food-to-trash transfer has happened several times. Nixing that transfer entirely is the task at hand for Hannah Billqvist and Anna ...
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How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters 2.9.2014 Wired Top Stories
There’s a scene near the end of Black Swan, where Nina finally loses her grip on reality. And when people watch it, their brain activity bears some resemblance to a pattern that’s been observed in people with schizophrenia, said Talma Hendler, a neuroscientist at Tel Aviv University in Israel, said at a recent event here sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and ...
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How to make Wall Street notice sustainability leaders 2.9.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Companies that have made sustainability a core element of their business strategies often find that their efforts deliver significant value.

How to make Wall Street notice sustainability leaders
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Are students getting the sustainability skills they need? 2.9.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Colleges and universities are offering more sustainability courses. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they are equipping today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges

Are students getting the sustainability skills they need?
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Don’t lose your lid! (the green roof argument) 2.9.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
Life is changing. Now we can have a garden on our roof, but the wildlife and energy-transforming possibilities are really building up. I doubt if you’ll like some of our ideas here, but there may be some way you can imagine a green roof being of benefit and fitting in to your local landscape.
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Ebola vaccine trial begins 2.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin this week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa.
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