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What is the best ethical watch to buy? 21.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
Eco watches not only protect the health of the planet, but also use the very latest green technology

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Why I’m Marching Against Climate Change 19.9.2014 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. There have undoubtedly been stable periods in human history, but you and your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never lived through one, and neither will any children or grandchildren you may have or come to have. Everything has been changing continuously, profoundly—from the role of women to the nature of agriculture. For the past couple of hundred years, change has been accelerating in both magnificent and nightmarish ways. Yet when we argue for change, notably changing our ways in response to climate change, we're arguing against people who claim we're disrupting a stable system. They insist that we're rocking the boat unnecessarily. I say: rock that boat. It's a lifeboat; maybe the people in it will wake up and start rowing. Those who think they're hanging onto a stable order are actually clinging to the wreckage of the old order, a ship already sinking, that we need to leave ...
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Alec Baldwin says he's passionate about green energy and wants US to use more wind and solar 19.9.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Home Depot data breach hit 56 million credit, debit cards 19.9.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. The disclosure puts the data breach behind TJX Cos.'s theft of 90 million records, disclosed in 2007 and ahead of Target’s pre-Christmas 2013 breach which compromised 40 million credit and debit cards. Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Center for Sustainable Shale in Pittsburgh said Thursday. Nigel Hearne, president of Chevron’s Appalachia operations, said that the 15 Sustainable Shale standards “will produce meaningful results” in reducing pollution and freshwater use, and that he hopes other energy companies join in the process. The Sierra Club and other some environmental groups have harshly criticized the Sustainable Shale program, saying voluntary efforts are no ...
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US to train veterans to install solar panels 18.9.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
The U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday.
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US to train veterans to install solar panels 18.9.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday.
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APNewsBreak: Chevron is first to meet new drilling rules from industry-environmental pact 18.9.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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APNewsBreak: Chevron meets shale drilling rules 18.9.2014 AP Business
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday....
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Will Chinas great fracking leap help it wean off coal? 18.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Fracking technology has crossed over from the fields of Pennsylvania and Texas to the mountains of Sichuan, but so have risks and consequences, reports MotherJones

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Deep Inside the Wild World of China's Fracking Boom 18.9.2014 Mother Jones
IX. Unfit for Drinking The guests at the compound that week were gearing up for another great leap: a push to export the United States' fracking boom to China's vast shale fields—and beyond. Attendees slid into black leather chairs behind glossy rosewood tables, facing a stage flanked by large projector screens. Chinese businessmen wore high-waist slacks with belts clasped over their bellies. I watched as one thumbed through business cards bearing the logos of Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, and Halliburton. Behind closed doors, a select group of Chinese and American officials and executives held a "senior VIP meeting." Outside, a troop of People's Liberation Army guards marched in tight formation. The US-China Oil and Gas Industry Forum , sponsored by the US departments of Commerce and Energy, as well as China's National Energy Administration, has convened for the last 13 years. But the focus turned to shale gas in 2009, when President Obama and then-President Hu Jintao announced an agreement to ...
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White House says veterans jobs program will train 50,000 to install solar panels by 2020 18.9.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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US to train veterans to install solar panels 18.9.2014 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday....
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What Can Small Cities Do to Fight Climate Change? 15.9.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Everyone should know by now that the US needs to adopt policies to restrain its profligate energy use. Per capita, we use the most of any country except Iceland. And no, it's not just because we're richer: Adjusted for GDP, we still use more than everyone except for Australia, Canada, and a few frigid countries in northern Europe. Our huge and wasteful appetite for energy sucks money out of the economy and produces greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. But Congress won't pass a cap-and-trade bill, carbon tax, or any other policy to address it. Senate Republicans even blocked a bill that would have assisted the private sector in purely voluntary conservation measures and saved money by increasing efficiency in federal agencies. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) articulated a common attitude toward energy conservation when he told me recently that we use the most energy per capita because we're ...
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Save green deal by offering financial incentives to households, MPs say 15.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Report advocates council tax discounts and stamp duty rebates to revive flagship energy efficiency scheme

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Denver's low-income Sun Valley targeted for "eco district" overhaul 14.9.2014 Denver Post: Local
Denver's lowest-income neighborhood, Sun Valley, is being targeted by outside planners for a green transformation into a model, sustainable "eco-district" — hailed as the next major advance of a booming ...
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USAID is incubating start-ups to tackle poverty problems 14.9.2014 LA Times: Nation
With his nifty PowerPoint slides and carefully crafted pitch, Yashraj Khaitan might be mistaken for any other fast-talking, code-savvy Bay Area millennial boasting that he has hit on the idea to solve a vexing world problem.
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Climate crimes: Naomi Klein on greenwashing big business 13.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
Soon after reporting on the 2010 BP oil spill, Naomi Klein found she was pregnant and miscarried. Was there a connection? She looks at the 'greenwashing' of big business and its effects Continue reading...
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Water agencies are learning pools aren't a big factor during drought 13.9.2014 LA Times: Environment
The Sieferts are the kind of environmentally conscious family who attend local sustainability workshops and have solar panels atop their Mar Vista home. They use timers on their kids' showers and have planted drought-tolerant landscaping.
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Nasa Isro in talks for Joint Mars Working Group 11.9.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Americas premier space agency Nasa and its Indian counterpart Isro are talking about setting up a Joint Mars Working Group a top US space official has said ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to the ...
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Women in South Sudan: They attack us at toilets or where we collect water 11.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Women who fled the fighting to live in camps on UN bases risk harassment and sexual attack whenever they leave their tents

Julie Franciss self-imposed curfew starts when the sun sets. The widowed mother of four has been living at the UN base outside Malakal since December, one of more than 17,000 people who have fled there to escape fighting in South Sudans Upper Nile State capital. But the overcrowded camp is not without its own dangers, especially for women and girls.

Francis can hear drunken teenagers hound women as they make their way around the sites paths. She has seen the holes men have cut through the tarpaulin walls of the showers so they can peep and leer at women. She has comforted rape survivors.

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