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Clean Energy: New study recommends less hydro for East Africa 2.4.2015 International Rivers News RSS Feed
This article originally appeared in ESI-Africa.com Kenya's Olkaria Geothermal plant East African countries must diversify their energy mix beyond hydro and incorporate mini-grids for greater rural electrification, according to a jointly published report released today, ‘A Clean Energy Vision for East Africa: Planning for Sustainability, Reducing Climate Risks and Increasing Energy Access (2015)’. The East African Power Pool (EAPP) has the potential to play a major role in driving energy investments in the region, but its heavy focus on large dams such as the Gibe III Dam, puts the region at high risk from climate change. The report recommends the EAPP shift its priorities to include a much greater proportion of renewable energy sources like solar, geothermal and wind, and to take greater account of climate risks to large hydropower projects. Sustainability of the East African Power Pool Currently, about a quarter of electricity generated in EAPP countries comes from hydropower, and with future ...
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For snow tracker, lots of attention but little work to do 2.4.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Intellect, Heart and Collaboration: The Keys for a Green Future 2.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Logan Moore (OH) Last week, I was given the opportunity to visualize the world from a different perspective. The EF Global Student Leaders Summit in San Jose, Costa Rica, featured several keynote speakers, including well-known primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall. Everyone in attendance was deeply moved not only by Dr. Goodall's contributions to the scientific community but also by her ability to speak about life through the lens of ultimate experience. During the talk, Goodall noted, "Isn't it strange our intellect doesn't compare to the destruction we create?" Finding motivation from her words, my peers and I made sure that we enjoyed every moment of the conference. The experience included innovative learning and problem solving during the design-thinking sessions as well as a number of unique workshops. The weekend concluded with each design-thinking team pitching their solution to an environmental problem of their choice. After the conference, we continued our ecological adventure. ...
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Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea 2.4.2015 Wired Top Stories
A newly revealed chat log shows it was not the creator of the Silk Road who first suggested enlisting the services of a hit man, but rather his top advisor and ...
Hilary Duff on 'Younger,' album, that blue hair and everything in between 2.4.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Hilary Duff is back in the spotlight and seems to have a lot to say.
People-centric smart cities: five ways technology can support better urban living 2.4.2015 THE CITY FIX
What are smart cities? While there isn’t a standard definition, consensus is growing around the idea that smart cities utilize technology to foster green development, innovation, and new forms of citizen participation. Smart cities currently enjoy a strong positive image, ...
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Leonard Green in Talks to Take Stake in Bass Pro Shops 2.4.2015 Wall St. Journal: US
Private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners is in advanced talks to take a minority stake in outdoor-recreation gear retailer Bass Pro Shops, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Building a More Competitive Mexico City Through Energy Efficiency 1.4.2015 WRI Stories
This post originally appeared on TheCityFix.com on March 31, 2015. Buildings are an important part of the sustainability picture for Mexico City. At least 20 percent of the city’s total greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings, with growth in coming decades expected to increase energy demand. This means that improving energy use in buildings must be part of any comprehensive strategy aimed at helping the city hit its ambitious goal of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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City Gets Help Planning Future of Jamaica Plain 1.4.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Boston city officials, in tandem with experts from the Daniel Rose Fellowship program, embarked this week on a project to shape future development of Jamaica Plain’s Washington Street ...
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Easy dinner recipes: 12 ways to celebrate Grilled Cheese Month 1.4.2015 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Today kicks off National Grilled Cheese Month. And could it possibly get any better than grilled cheese? Many people don't think so. While it may be hard to beat the perfection that is ooey-gooey melted cheese between two crisp pieces of bread, we do have some ideas to help you take it to the...
How Ohio’s Energy Economy Became a Radioactive 19th Century Relic 1.4.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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This Single Reform Would Improve the U.S. Immigration System and Grow the Economy 1.4.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Tucked away in the Senate's bipartisan, immigration reform legislation of 2013 was an obscure provision referred to as "recapture." The measure , which directs the State Department to allocate unused visas that failed to be issued due to bureaucratic shortcomings from 1992-2013, would help clear the green card backlog and result in roughly 200,000 -- 250,000 immigrant workers and spouses receiving permanent residency. Recapturing would quickly provide economic stimulus as talented immigrant entrepreneurs and innovators receive the flexibility associated with green cards, reunite thousands of families who are separated as a result of backlog, and represent real reform to the legal immigration system. The White House is currently reviewing whether the President has existing authority to execute recapture policy absent congressional action -- and there is a strong case that he does. But Congress ought to step up and pass this provision on its own. Unlike other components of comprehensive immigration, such ...
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Brown County's half-percent sales tax for Lambeau Field to end by September 1.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US 1.4.2015 AP Top News
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long....
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Seattle's Bullitt Center is flush with green features, including toilets 1.4.2015 LA Times: Nation
Most building tours do not highlight the sewage system. They don't encourage visitors to flush the toilets. There is no bragging about the path traveled by what are delicately known as biosolids.
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Happy Eco-Easter! 1.4.2015 Planet Ark News
Easter is a busy and fun time of year but it doesn't need to come with an Easter bunny shaped eco-footprint.
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INDIA GREEN NEWS: Climate Change to Impact Ganga's Dynamics; $57 Billion Green Lending Targets by 2022; New Online Pollution Monitoring 1.4.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Ariel Cooper, Program Assistant, San Francisco: India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India. March 22-27, 2015 CLIMATE CHANGE India should prepare to face extreme weather, warn scientists Bengaluru: Around the same time as Cyclone Pam flattened the...
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Ernie Banks' will confirmed; witnesses say Mr. Cub was of 'sound mind' 1.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A Cook County judge on Tuesday confirmed Ernie Banks’ hotly contested will, leaving all of his assets to his longtime caregiver, after two witnesses testified that the Chicago Cubs great appeared to be of “sound mind” when he signed the ...
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What the Advertisements Aren't Telling you About Natural Gas 1.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Natural gas has been touted as a clean, green alternative to coal and oil, especially in recent advertisements such as the America's Natural Gas Alliance's " Think About It " campaign with TV ads that feature the Denver International Airport , L.A. transit and TOTE container ships as being "green" and "environmentally sustainable" because they are powered by natural gas. However, there is more to the natural gas phenomena, which we can observe with economic, environmental and political lenses. As these advertisements are sponsored by the oil and gas industry, there are a number of things the advertisements aren't telling you about natural gas: 1. Natural gas is a fossil fuel. Fossil fuels are derived from the remains of organisms and include coal, oil, shale oil, tar sands, natural gas and peat. Burning these fossil fuels for energy needs releases greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane, causing climate change. When burned, natural gas does emit less CO2 than other fossil fuels ...
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'Green News Report' - March 31, 2015 1.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: All-time record high temp in Antarctica; Record low snowpack spells trouble for California summer; Biblical rain and flooding in Chile; Gulf Stream slowdown could spell trouble for Europe; PLUS: US unveils targets for big, upcoming UN climate treaty in Paris... 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): 72% of voters support US signing on to UN climate treaty; Ominous finding on ocean heat; College-educated Republicans less likely to accept science of climate change; "There are no jobs on a dead planet"; BP oil spill caused lasting damage; Shell to return to drilling in the Arctic... PLUS: Lobbyist fails his own pesticide challenge... and much, ...
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