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Last updated: Oct 23 2014 09:10 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads 23.10.2014 Yahoo: Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' official campaign arm and one of its largest outside allies on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch ...
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Businesses in Steamboat Springs recognized for sustainability efforts 23.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
In this year's competition to be deemed Steamboat Springs' most sustainable business, a business's new worm farm turned out to be a big boost. The use of worms to turn organic waste into usable compost helped Steamboat's Pet Kare Clinic on Wednesday clinch the 2014 Sustainable Business of the Year award at a ceremony hosted by the Steamboat Sustainable Business Consortium. Feeding worms to make compost, called vermiculture, wasn't the only thing that was applauded by a table full of sustainability leaders. The pet clinic's other notable environmental efforts include organizing a city-wide dog poop cleanup day every year and switching from film X-rays to digital ones. The business initiatives can be costly and, in the case of April Stools Day, mildly unpleasant, but the business leaders are proud of them and the impact they have on the community. "It's a huge honor," veterinarian Cindi Hillemeyer said after the clinic received the award. "We've taken these small steps to reduce our impact on the ...
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Super PAC with ties to Toomey gets 'dark money' infusion 23.10.2014 Philly.com News
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Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices 23.10.2014 Wired Top Stories
We had our first hands-on demo of Google's new version of its Android operating system, Lollipop, this week running on a pair of Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Here's what we ...
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Federal Center in Lakewood saves millions through green initiatives 23.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The General Services Administration is increasingly focused on environmental innovation while also saving taxpayer dollars, and the 624-acre Federal Center in Lakewood has become a testing ground for sustainable technologies.
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A Major Agreement That is Good News for Utah Wilderness 22.10.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Bobby McEnaney, Senior Lands Analyst, Deputy Director Western Renewables Energy Program, DC: Just some of the trout to be found in the Green River, where state surveys have found that this wild and scenic river averages a population of 15,000 trout per square mile.  Photo Credit: EWConner flickr Today marks an important day for...
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First New York Green Bank deals to bring up to $800MM in Clean Energy Investments to New York State 22.10.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Doug Sims, Director of Strategy and Finance, Center for Market Innovation, New York: Today, the New York Green Bank (NYGB) announced its first planned transactions. It's a broad, impressive set of offerings that could have transformative impact in New York and nationally by doubling down on boldness and creativity in the clean energy finance...
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New York’s First Green Bank Deals Bolster State’s Strong Commitment To Clean Energy 22.10.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New York’s First Green Bank Deals Bolster State’s Strong Commitment To Clean Energy
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Hope for Full-Spectrum Sustainability: An Interview With David W. Orr 22.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As David W. Orr, executive director of the Oberlin Project, tells it, we have entered what is called the Anthropocene, an age when the actions of 7 billion humans have become, for better or worse, the dominant force changing the earth. Orr sat down with Omega to answer some in-depth questions on everything from global sustainability projects to the nature of hope. Omega: You have been instrumental in The Oberlin Project , which envisions a form of "full-spectrum sustainability" in the city of Oberlin, Ohio, where you are distinguished professor of environmental studies and politics at Oberlin College. The project has had some very significant success in creating one of the first climate-positive cities in America's heartland. Can you speak to the small-scale successes, as well as large-scale successes, of this project and how they may be applied to larger communities or even regions? David: First of all, the project is an attempt to take everything that we've learned about connectedness and put it ...
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Pennsylvania super PAC gets 'dark money' infusion 22.10.2014 Yahoo: Politics
Nonprofit Green Orchard Inc. is listed as the sole donor to new Prosperity for Pennsylvania super PAC.
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Food Day 2014: Food Justice = Worker Justice! 22.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Five years ago, the Food Chain Workers Alliance was founded as a national coalition of unions, workers centers, and non-profit organizations to work towards a sustainable food system that respects the rights of workers all along the food chain - production, processing, distribution, retail and food service. One of the reasons the nine founding organizations came together to create the Alliance was that they were witnessing the growth of the sustainable food movement around the country, but they didn't see much attention paid to workers in the food system. We set about to change that and work with the food movement for positive social change. Now in 2014, we are celebrating Food Day in the U.S. on October 24, and one of the areas of focus for this Food Day is justice for food and farm workers. We've come a long way! In fact, in a recent interview with Edible Manhattan , author and NY Times columnist Mark Bittman said, "Even five years ago, the sustainability conversation focused almost exclusively on ...
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Innovation Earth: The Next Green Tech Town 22.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
More than 300,000 people may have marched in Manhattan last month for a worldwide climate call-to-arms, but evidently we can't even get it together at the statewide -- let alone national -- let alone global level. A study released last week by the Georgetown Climate Center shows that less than half of U.S. states are preparing for the coming effects of climate change. (Full rundown of the study here, at the Los Angeles Times .) Unbelievably, those unprepared include Louisiana, where coastline is fast disappearing and with it the area's natural protection against future super storms; and Texas, where temperatures are rising and the current drought is among the worst seen in 500 years . This shouldn't come as a surprise, perhaps, since far too many U.S. governors still deny that climate change even exists ( see this disturbing map ). But it's enough to turn our hopes toward American cities, which seem unfazed by politics and focused only on the realities ahead. Chicago is planting trees for a warming ...
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Five takeaways from the Clippers' exhibition loss to the Warriors 22.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
Feds seek supplies for immigration documents 22.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year.
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Ban of vulture-killing drug in India is working 22.10.2014 New Scientist: News
Use of a cattle drug that has devastated vulture populations in India is in decline, offering hope of recovery – but vultures in Europe may now be at ...
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Why data is essential to a Mexico City family farmer's survival 22.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

How a group of EY employees were dropped near Mexico City to bring their business acumen to traditional farmers threatened by industrial farming.

Why data is essential to a Mexico City family farmer's survival
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Working together, EHS systems and CSR rocket a company to success 22.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Environment, health and safety and corporate social responsibility shouldn't be on different worlds. As co-pilots, they take companies to new worlds.

Working together, EHS systems and CSR rocket a company to success
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EU's Juncker gets green light for new commission 22.10.2014 World
Brussels (AFP) - The EU's incoming chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker won the approval of parliament Wednesday for his new team of commissioners after vowing to revive the stagnant economy and tackle a raft of foreign policy ...
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US gov't seeks supplies for immigration documents 22.10.2014 Yahoo: Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants living illegally in the country to apply for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year.
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Signal of Obama's plans? Government seeks supplies for millions more immigration documents 22.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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