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Medical marijuana applicants come with baggage 18.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
As Illinois prepares to authorize its first medical marijuana businesses, applicants seeking the potentially lucrative licenses include people with political connections and blemished ...
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY 18.12.2014 Philly.com News
GREEN LANE A cat that evidently had a tough life and was being cared for at the Green Lane Veterinary Hospital has tested positive for rabies, according to the Montgomery County Health Department.
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Green bonds sell big in 2014 as finance bids to help climate 18.12.2014 World
By Ross Kerber and Hilary Russ (Reuters) - A "green" bond market has taken root this year, with municipalities and corporations issuing new environmentally-focused bonds and money managers jumping in to buy them. But it's too soon to tell whether all the new activity - less than a sliver of the $91 trillion worldwide bond market - will send much new money to projects like efficient buildings and better water systems. Instead, the new bonds reflect the complexities of using finance to address issues like climate change. ...
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Grizzlies outlast Spurs 117-116 in 3 overtimes 18.12.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday ...
ADVISORY: WRI’s Stories to Watch in 2015 18.12.2014 WRI Stories
ADVISORY: WRI’s Stories to Watch in 2015December 17, 2014 WASHINGTON— Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute, will offer his views on the big stories in environment and sustainability that will shape our world in the coming year. WRI’s Stories to Watch 2015 will take place on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 9:00 am, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.Read more [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space 18.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Americans are serious about their Christmas lights -- so much so that a NASA satellite can see them from space.
USC recruit Rasheem Green narrows list of schools 18.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Rasheem Green, a defensive lineman from Gardena Serra High, announced his top four schools on Tuesday — and USC was among them.
Easy dinner recipes: Keep it simple with easy frittatas 17.12.2014 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
When you're looking for a simple one-dish meal, it doesn't get much easier than a frittata. Combine a few ingredients from the store, or use leftovers from the fridge as inspiration for dinner tonight. These one-dish meal cook up quickly and work equally well served hot or cold.
EarthTouch: Saving Our Planet by Green Smart Shopping Made Easy 17.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Co-authored with Bruce P. Hector, M.D. Recognition that we human beings are all on a spaceship rose to the consciousness of greater humanity over 45 years ago, by two events in 1969. In March that year, R. Buckminster Fuller published his book Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth , which was noticed by only a few people then. Dr. Bruce Hector was a student of Dr. R. Buckminster (Bucky) Fuller over 40 years ago. By July of that year, most of the world saw the Earth as a small blue globe against the black background of space with the moon's surface in the foreground. As Fuller noted then: "We're Still on Spaceship Earth and Still Without a Dashboard." The image of the earth starkly contrasted with the heretofore held belief of humans as isolated tribes, communities, states, nations leading us to realize we are all alone together in space have no where else to go. This was part of the stimulus to make us recognize the need to care for our spaceship leading to the Clean Air and Water Acts a few years later ...
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Is the Mekong at a Tipping Point? 17.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Wetting and Drying: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Saving Water from Rice Production 17.12.2014 WRI Stories
Installment 8 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future explores the potential to improve water management in rice production in order to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and save water. Through a series of case studies, we examine the opportunities and challenges of mitigating emissions through water management, and close with a series of recommendations for how to scale up adoption of improved water management techniques in rice production. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Beijing to get third airport to reduce congestion, delays 17.12.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
China has green-lighted a third airport for the capital Beijing in a bid to reduce congestion and chronic delays, state media reported Wednesday.
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Former Guatemala gum growers live off sustainable jungle 17.12.2014 Yahoo: Politics
Petén (Guatemala) (AFP) - Waving his hands as if conducting an invisible orchestra, Juan Trujillo sings an old song known to Carmelita settlers living deep in northern Guatemala's Mayan jungle. He walks through the hundred-year-old community, whose roots are deeply intertwined with that of the sapodilla tree, whose chicle resin was once widely used in chewing gum. Nestled deep within the Maya Biosphere Reserve, the community -- settled by Mexican and Guatemalan laborers -- works to preserve the area in the country's vast northern Peten department. For nearly 25 years -- following a chicle collapse in the 1980s from a decline in international demand -- Carmelita has been part of a government program of forest concessions, under which its residents care for and live off the ...
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Beijing to get third airport to reduce congestion, delays 17.12.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
China has green-lighted a third airport for the capital Beijing in a bid to reduce congestion and chronic delays, state media reported Wednesday.
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Is the Mekong at a Tipping Point? 17.12.2014 International Rivers Sitewide RSS Feed
Fishing at Siphandone, Southern Laos Pianporn Deetes For thousands of years the mighty Mekong River Basin has served as a life-sustaining force, supporting the livelihoods and food security of more than 40 million people in the region. The river’s rich mosaic of ecosystems supports the world’s largest inland fisheries and exceptional riverine biodiversity that is only surpassed by the Amazon River. The Mekong provides ecosystem services on a scale so vast that it’s often called the mother of all rivers. Seasonal ebbs and flows and ecosystem connectivity are the keys to the river’s ecological riches. Its fisheries and other natural resources depend on a complex sediment and nutrient balance, as does the sustainable production of food crops on its fertile floodplains.  Deeply embedded in the region’s economies, culture, history and livelihoods, the river originates in China and flowing through Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam before entering the South China Sea. The river’s astonishing fishery, ...
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St. Paul officer ran red light in Nov. 3 Green Line crash, Metro Transit report says 17.12.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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Some Minnesotans garden under the snow 17.12.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Season-extending structures are helping some Minnesota gardeners defy winter.
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Report: St. Paul cop caused squad car-train collision 17.12.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Officer Pil Jeon ran a red light in the November accident, according to a Metro Transit report released Tuesday.
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How Sustainability Can Guide German Foreign Policy 17.12.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
BERLIN -- Sustainable thinking and action continues to gain increased importance in business and technology. Above all, it has become a political guiding principle. As such, it merits examination. The three pillars of sustainability -- the economic, the environmental and the social pillar -- are equal in importance. In terms of practical policies, sustainable conduct means preserving our world in such a way that it will still be a decent place to live in tomorrow. Conservation of vital resources and creation of opportunities for future generations are major considerations in any policy decision. Sustainability is, ultimately, one of the fundamental principles underlying Christian conservative thought and action. A rather broader but no less feasible step is the application by analogy of sustainability principles to foreign and security policy. I say "by analogy" because there are comparable interests at play and also because there are not yet any separate arrangements for sustainability in the field of ...
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'Green News Report' - December 16, 2014 17.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congress wraps up for the year with Republican anti-environment initiatives to be signed by the President; UN climate summit wraps up in Peru - ALL nations are in for final talks in Paris; PLUS: Another Bush, another climate change denier... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Remembering the genius who got BPA out of your water bottles, and more; Jan.-Nov.2014 the hottest ever recorded; Why the US-China climate deal is a true game-changer; Solar efficiency breakthrough from Australia; Fact or Fiction? Can geoengineering solve our global warming problem?; Saudi Arabia 'playing chicken with its oil' ... PLUS: Climate Change Takes A Village: ...
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