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Lyft Shuttle: Another Silicon Valley effort to shelter the well-off from those pesky poor people 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Here’s a modern-day startup riddle: When is a bus not really a bus?

The ride-hailing company Lyft rolled out its new shuttle service this week, allowing users in San Francisco and Chicago to “ride for a low fixed fare along convenient routes, with no surprise stops.” Some were quick to identify...

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Green Clean for Sydney's Opera House 22.6.2017 Planet Ark News
A 50-year love affair between man and building nurtured with bicarb soda, olive oil and devotion.
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Police find bodies of three Utah men in a truck in the Green River, a month after they were reported missing 22.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A truck and three bodies — which may belong to three Vernal men reported missing nearly a month ago — were recovered from a river in Uintah County on Wednesday morning, police reported. Searchers discovered the truck in the Green River in Jensen about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle matched the description of the truck carrying 33-year-old Robert Alan Spoon, 33-year-old Jason Ralph Tilt and 29-year-old Jacob Douglas Tilt when they were last seen on May 22, according to a Uintah County Sheriff...
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Your business legacy must now include the planet 22.6.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
In the absence of federal leadership and oversight, who will be the standard-bearer for the environment? You will. The opportunity and need for bolder private sector leadership has never been greater. Business must continue to step up and lead the way to a more sustainable world where companies, communities, and the environment thrive. Your legacy must now be a legacy of leadership and stewardship. One cannot exist without the other. Long-term economic growth and business competitiveness depends on a thriving environment. By 2050 there will be 9.5 billion consumers on our planet, all demanding more energy, food, products and services than ever before. This presents a huge challenge, and a huge opportunity for business leadership, collaboration and advocacy. Tom Murray, VP EDF+Business It is up to you to inspire, influence and innovate for a future where both the economy and the environment can prosper. We know this is achievable because we’ve proven it. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has been at the ...
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Police Chief Urges 1-Day Suspension For White Cop Who Kicked Handcuffed Black Man's Head 22.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
An Ohio police chief has recommended a 24-hour suspension for a white officer accused of kicking a handcuffed black man in the head ― a burst of violence an internal review called “unreasonable.” Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs wrote in a June 14 memo to the city public safety director that Officer Zachary Rosen should serve the disciplinary period over the course of three work days, The Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday. The police department wouldn’t elaborate on Jacobs’ recommendation. “It’s an ongoing discipline case and we won’t be able to comment,” Sgt. Rich Weiner told HuffPost. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said no decision on discipline for the officer has been made.  “While the Chief of Police has made a recommendation for discipline in the use of force case involving Officer Rosen, the Director of Public Safety will make the final decision under the current FOP contract,” Ginther said in a Wednesday Facebook post . “I have every expectation the Public Safety Director will discipline ...
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Reader’s Lens | Green frog on a red rose 22.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Seattle Times reader Jeff Seldomridge’s dazzling image of a green, green tree frog on a red, red rose.
Police find bodies of Utah three men in a truck in the Green River, a month after they were reported missing 22.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A truck and three bodies — which may belong to three Vernal men reported missing nearly a month ago — were recovered from a river in Uintah County on Wednesday morning, police reported. Searchers discovered the truck in the Green River in Jensen about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle matched the description of the truck carrying 33-year-old Robert Alan Spoon, 33-year-old Jason Ralph Tilt and 29-year-old Jacob Douglas Tilt when they were last seen on May 22, according to a Uintah County Sheriff... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Trump Administration Resumes Global Vetting Review 21.6.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
President Donald Trump’s travel ban remains on hold due to court rulings, but his administration is resuming a global review of nations that may lead to far more sweeping travel restrictions.
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Freitag Bags still going strong after 24 years 21.6.2017 TreeHugger
A look at what we have always thought of as a model of sustainable product design
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This app helps corporate buyers evaluate solar and wind projects 21.6.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
New service from the Business Renewables Center simplifies the comparison of contracts, including virtual power purchase agreements.
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RELEASE: Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Takes 2017 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership 21.6.2017 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Takes 2017 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership REBA is recognized for its collaboration to catalyze new corporate renewable energy in the U.S. and to educate business leaders on the benefits of sustainability in business. SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 20, 2017)– The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) is a 2017 recipient of the prestigious C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership, presented by the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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At 87, eco-legend Ken Sleight of Ed Abbey fame is still fighting Lake Powell — but knows it’s a losing battle 20.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Moab • Ensconced at the base of the La Sal Mountains, 15 miles south of Utah’s redrock capital, storied environmentalist Ken Sleight looks out over the landscape of a rich life. Immortalized as Seldom Seen Smith by Edward Abbey in his 1975 anarchist primer “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” Sleight, now 87, ponders the past and future of his beloved Colorado Plateau. He moves a little slower these days and has just undergone surgery to remove cancerous skin cells from his nose. But Sleight’s insights are... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Carbon pricing, sustainable seafood, lumens as a service 20.6.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The latest crop of reports you need to read (or at least scan).
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The 5 keys to successful stakeholder engagement 20.6.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Finding the formula for stakeholder engagement and disclosure can be tough — unless you follow these simple rules.
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The art of conservation 20.6.2017 IUCN - News & Events
The IUCN Green List builds momentum in China for effective protected and conserved areas Work ...
Why Starbucks brewed up a green bond 20.6.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
"We have a long-term interest in having a sustainable source of coffee," said Starbucks Treasurer Drew Wolff, "but we don't always get it right."Money talks, however, and increasingly, the power of global capital markets is reinforcing corporate sustainability efforts. 
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Forever green: Cemeteries make more room for natural burials 20.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — Last goodbyes are said in these woods with wildflowers placed on a shrouded body, or with the beloved wrapped in a favorite childhood blanket. Dirt shoveled back into the graves leaves behind slowly sinking mounds of earth on the forest floor, marked with stones. “Green burials” like these at Rhinebeck Cemetery […]
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Forever green: Cemeteries make more room for natural burials 20.6.2017 AP Business
RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) -- Last goodbyes are said in these woods with wildflowers placed on a shrouded body, or with the beloved wrapped in a favorite childhood blanket. Dirt shoveled back into the graves leaves behind slowly sinking mounds of earth on the forest floor, marked with stones....
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Officials celebrate six new playgrounds, pledge more to come 20.6.2017 Philly.com News
Collazo playground is one of 15 in the city being renovated in a private-public partnership, Parks for People, which began in 2012 as a joint effort between the nonprofit Trust for Public Land, the city, school district and the water department.
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Delta Dispatches: Coastal Challenges & the Best of Bycatch 20.6.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
On today’s show Simone talks with the Executive Director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, Dr. Robert Twilley about The Louisiana Sea Grant Programs working individually and in partnership to address major marine and coastal challenges. Pepper Bowen, Director of Culinaria stops by to talk with Simone about how through legal research and policy analysis, Culinaria Center reviews and addresses a wide range of local, national, and global food policy topics and issues and seeks solutions in support ...
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