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Spotlight on green news & views: No talking about xxxxxxx xxxxxx in Florida, Brown skewers Cruz 26.3.2015 Daily Kos
See the post on stored energy here Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,060 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Is the planet getting revenge? —by don mikulecky: "This article from The Washington Post by Chris Mooney is an example of how the Earth's response to Global Warming is a form of self organization that actually appears to be "punishing" one of the worst sources of that warming: Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans—with potentially dire consequences. So in sum: It appears that we’ve just seen yet ...
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The way to strike gold is to have a mine like a sewer 23.3.2015 New Scientist: Focus on America
Human waste contains enough valuable metals that it could be worth mining, but we'll need to find the right ...
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In Lucas Museum fight, preservationists are protecting parking lots 21.3.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
In Lucas Museum fight, preservationists are protecting parking lots
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Canada’s Largest Food Retailer To Sell Ugly Produce At Low Prices To Cut Food Waste 17.3.2015 Think Progres

Most food waste ends up in landfills, where it decomposes and releases methane, a greenhouse gas much more potent than carbon dioxide.

The post Canada’s Largest Food Retailer To Sell Ugly Produce At Low Prices To Cut Food Waste appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Seriously, These Art Pieces Are Garbage 12.3.2015 Wired Top Stories
It’s hard to scan Vincent Skoglund’s photographs and not reflect on the colossal amount of junk we ...
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Fifty years after Selma, Alabama at the heart of a new civil rights struggle 7.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Half a century ago, the Selma to Montgomery march represented a watershed in modern American life. But this weekend, activists will fight in Alabama with a broader focus – for change in gay rights, immigration and the environment When Esther Calhoun marches across the Edmund Pettus bridge this weekend, it will be for a right she says is more fundamental than the vote. “I want to breathe clean air,” she said. Her home in Uniontown, 30 miles west of Selma, is described by environmentalists as one of the most polluted, exploited and contaminated towns in Alabama, a state with notoriously lax environmental ...
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Organizers behind proposed NFL stadium in LA suburb file paperwork for ballot initiative 5.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Spotlight on green news & views: This is the 350th environmental round-up in a nine-year series 5.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Check out tgypsy's post here . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 21,930 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. This is the 350th diary rescue in that that series. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Obama’s Trade Agenda Smacks Down the Climate —by Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: "This week 40 groups—many of them focusing on rural and community-based responses to climate change—wrote Congress calling for the rejection of Fast Track trade authority, which would speed through two mega trade deals without fully assessing their impacts on the climate. The letter is ...
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Backers of Carson NFL stadium plan file ballot initiative as first step 5.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Backers of a proposed NFL stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders filed a ballot initiative in Carson on Wednesday afternoon that is the first step in clearing the way for the $1.7-billion project.
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Five things we've learned about the state of the UK's environment 3.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Every five years the European Environment Agency reports on the state of Europe’s environment – here’s how the UK fares in its latest update

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Suspicious workers call police after former Oregon governor, fiancée visit landfill 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Mexico's Missing Ayotzinapa Students, Day 137 27.2.2015 Global Voices
The Ayotzinapa case is no longer just about the pain of the victims and calls to end to violence; it's now also about exasperation with the authorities.
A Novel Furniture Idea: Squeeze It From a Tube 25.2.2015 Wired Top Stories
A Novel Furniture Idea: Squeeze It From a Tube

The plastic elements look like ropes made out of Play-doh.

The post A Novel Furniture Idea: Squeeze It From a Tube appeared first on WIRED.


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Denver checkout bag fee is dead, but backers hope to bring issue back 23.2.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver's proposal to make customers pay 5 cents per disposable grocery bag spent the last year on life support — until last week, when the City Council pulled the plug.
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ABC-7 news crew helps rescue motorist on Lake Shore Drive 23.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
WLS-Ch. 7 reporter Evelyn Holmes and photographer John Truitt are accustomed to documenting the news, not participating in the ...
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State says Carson site ready for construction of NFL stadium 21.2.2015 LA Times: Opinion
For decades, the expanse of empty acreage hugging the 405 Freeway in Carson had been eyed as an ideal location for a shopping mall, homes, a hotel, some combination of those three — or even an NFL stadium.
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Deadline set for Freeway Landfill cleanup plan 15.2.2015 Star Tribune: Local
Old landfill along Minnesota River delays development.
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How fix-it clinics bring new life to dead gadgets 13.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Cities and counties in Minnesota are experimenting with a new way to cut down on the waste that winds up in landfills.
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The hidden trade in our second-hand clothes given to charity 13.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
It is a common misconception that old clothes donated to Oxfam and others are freely distributed in developing countries. While they can provide jobs, they also prevent development. Leaflets from charities and clothing recycling companies fall through the letterbox all the time asking for donations of old clothes. In supermarket carparks there are clothing banks for unwanted, wearable clothes, but where do all these clothes go? Torn clothes are recycled and used again as things like insulation materials, and soiled garments end up in landfill or incinerated. Some go to high street charity shops, but estimates indicate only 10-30% are sold in the UK . Most donated clothes are exported overseas . A massive 351m kilograms of clothes (equivalent to 2.9bn T-shirts) are traded annually from Britain alone . The top five destinations are Poland, Ghana, Pakistan, Ukraine and ...
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Fix-it clinics bring the broken to life -- and cut waste 13.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Coon Rapids is one of the latest Minnesota communities to try to cut waste - and build community - by fixing household items.
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