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Ute Mountain Utes working to address recidivism 23.11.2014 Durango Herald
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is launching new efforts to prevent felons from returning to prison and teenagers from ever entering the system. Nationally, two-thirds of all people released from prison are arrested within three years of release, according to Colorado’s U.S. Attorney’s Office. To help tackle this...
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Tips for a healthy Thanksgiving 23.11.2014 Steamboat Pilot
As the holiday season begins, many Americans are inclined to over-indulge, filling their plates with high-calorie dishes, drinking alcohol and abandoning exercise regimens until the new year begins. While local nutritionists agree that feasting on Thanksgiving is expected, they offer many tips and ideas for how to make the food-filled holiday a little healthier. “While it is a time to indulge, there are ways to make those foods not diet, but more nutritionally dense,” said Cara Marrs, a registered dietician and nutritionist for Align Wellness and the Yampa Valley Medical Center. Marrs said that rather than strictly sticking to family recipes, people can switch up ingredients to make dishes more healthy, adding fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds to break up the common starch-filled foods. “Take some of your standard recipes and make them more nutritionally dense,” Marrs said. “Everything is a starch, and everything doesn’t need to be so heavy.” Marrs suggests replacing a green bean casserole’s traditional ...
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Golden State Warriors have a very dynamic duo 23.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
As his eyes roamed the action around the basket, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry steadily backed Lakers guard Jeremy Lin down low in the post.
Bill Cosby’s legacy, recast: Accusers speak in detail about sexual-assault allegations 23.11.2014 Washington Post
They didn’t see a comedian. They saw the “king of the world.” Long before there was a Dr. Cliff Huxtable, before rumpled sweaters and a collective anointing as America’s dad, Bill Cosby was magnified a hundredfold in the eyes of the young models and actresses he pulled into his orbit. For them, he embodied the hippest of the 1960s and ’70s Hollywood scene, a mega-star with the power to make somebodies out of ...
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Joint venture unites pot investors, start-ups 23.11.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Hundreds of businesspeople, seeking to get in on the so-called green rush, get pitches from pot entrepreneurs.
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Obama's day off: Golf with Derek Jeter 23.11.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Of all the more than 200 rounds of golf President Obama has played as president, his outing on Saturday will probably prove to be a highlight: Teeing it up with New York Yankees great Derek ...
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Midtown Global Market Hosts Green Gifts Fair 22.11.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: CBS)Before Black Friday, get some green gifts at the Green Gifts Fair! From vintage jewelry, to local honey, to crafts like bird feeders, there are items from over 80 artists. Plus, there will be demos on how to reduce waste and your impact on the environment.
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'That Dragon, Cancer' brings a serious real-life ordeal to gaming 22.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
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This UK bus is powered by food waste and poop 22.11.2014 TreeHugger
The future of sustainable public transport could come through fueling buses with gas made from two of the things that we seem to have a lot of, human waste and food waste.
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L.A. will host Chinese, U.S. summit to launch carbon emissions cuts 22.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Following up on last week's U.S.-China climate change agreement, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday he would invite leaders of Chinese and American cities to a summit in Los Angeles next year to kick-start efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions in both countries.
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A chance to tackle energy issues 22.11.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Energy and water issues do not galvanize the District’s interest the way schools and funding for new stadiums do, but perhaps they should. Without aggressive leadership, the city could become a laggard on climate change, clean rivers and other critical environmental ...
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Kings defenseman Matt Greene gets the green light 22.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The Kings' defense has been constantly tested this season by Slava Voynov's suspension and injuries suffered by other players. But Matt Greene, who played a season-high 23 minutes and 16 seconds in the Kings' 3-2 victory over Carolina on Thursday, has been a stabilizing force during this most...
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The Green Industrial Revolution: Here Now 22.11.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Co-authored with Grant Cooke The First Industrial Revolution that arose in England in the late 18th century was a turning point in human history. Until then, draft animals had been the major economic power source. Then James Watt, an English mechanical engineer, changed everything when he redesigned and improved the steam engine. Watt's creative insight, allowed Great Britain to led the revolution in machine-based manufacturing. The Second Industrial Revolution started in the U.S. around the end of the 19th century. America developed the beginnings of a domestic oil industry and coupled that volatile fuel with the tremendous power of the internal combustion engine. Together they powered a previously unimaginable world of machines and personal transportation. Thomas Edison with his electricity and then Alexander Graham Bell with the telephone revolutionized the daily lives of ordinary people and led to telecommunication centers, huge data server farms and complex electrical networks, all of which required ...
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Packers LB Matthews Probably For Vikings Game 22.11.2014 WCCO: National
GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers rushes against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 26-26 after overtime.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Green Bay Packers expect star linebacker Clay Matthews to play Sunday at Minnesota. Matthews is probable for the game, Green Bay's first on the road in nearly a month.
Republicans Just Don't Get It 22.11.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
There is a reason why it has taken so long to emerge from the Great Recession. And the Republican leaders of the House and Senate with their new majorities exemplify why we have barely emerged from it. They just don't get it. Their policies that continue to distribute wealth upward harm not only economic growth, but our place in the world. We are no longer the world's only economic powerhouse. They continue to attempt to downsize government and block regulations of any kind, including Dodd-Frank, when it was the lack of adequate regulation during Republican GW Bush's term that caused the financial meltdown and Great Recession. This is while the lack of government spending on basic public works projects has been a major drag on economic growth. There was a consequent output decline of more than 6 percent of GDP -- that's 6 percent of the now $16 trillion in goods and services that were never produced, while some 8 million workers lost their jobs causing incalculable damage to families and ...
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General Mills selects United Suppliers to increase fertilizer efficiency in the field 22.11.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Suzy Friedman Isn’t it nice when somebody steps forward boldly to do the right thing and is rewarded for doing so? General Mills did just that for United Suppliers and the SUSTAIN platform, which will help farmers improve nitrogen use efficiency and productivity. In July, General Mills put out a call for proposals to help the company meet increased production needs in ways that contribute to cleaner air and water. It was almost like a future posting in sustainability want ads: “General Mills, a 17+ billion dollar food company, has the following need: Seeking best practices in nitrogen fertilization (nitrogen optimization) technologies for sustainable agriculture.” The company recognized the pressing need to limit nutrient losses while also helping farmers produce more of the wheat, corn, soybeans and other crops it needs to make the products we buy. And the winners are…. United Suppliers got the nod with its SUSTAIN platform. As I blogged earlier this fall, United Suppliers has really stepped out ...
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Reasons for Hope on World Fisheries Day 2014 22.11.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
    Today, fisheries provide just a fraction of their potential in terms of food and income. Although many threats, including climate change and habitat loss, contribute to the declining health of the oceans, overfishing remains the leading cause of fishery depletion worldwide. Globally, 40% of fisheries are in deep trouble and outdated management is squandering more than 50 billion dollars in potential income. The good news is that by tackling overfishing, we can unleash the oceans’ natural resilience and achieve a dramatic recovery in fish populations. We are making progress every day transitioning more fisheries to sustainable management policies and practices that help create much healthier oceans that support more fish, feed more people and improve livelihoods. These outcomes go hand in hand, because a healthier, more resilient ocean is also one that can support larger harvests. In the United States, EDF has been working for more than a decade to spur significant advances in sustainability. The red ...
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'Hunger Games' lesson for U.S. 22.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Van Jones says the Hunger Games is a more sweeping critique of wealth inequality than Elizabeth Warren's speech
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Current immigration laws hamstring U.S. economy, tech industry says 22.11.2014 L.A. Times - Technology News
The presidential orders on immigration Thursday night offered little relief to the nation’s technology industry, with company executives, venture capitalists and lobbyists expressing frustration that Congress hasn’t moved to improve the processes that would allow more highly skilled...
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'Case for Sustainable Meat' takes on many sacred cows 22.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
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