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The Big Question: for Ann Wroe, the wintriest sin is the one that chills the heart  From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2014 Some sins have no season. We are as likely to be angry in November as to lose our rag in March; as prone to envy the man...
From: More Intelligent Life | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The unlikely career of Dalton Fury...
From: The Atlantic | By: Tina Dupuy | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Yves here. This post points out how parochial Corporate America has become in its looting. Look at how some not-very-large changes in approach would leave those fat cats much better off! And they wouldn't be so terrible for the rest of us either.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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How the junk food industry tries to get its way with young children in India.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Startup Oroeco is tying financial data from Mint with carbon emissions data, in the hopes that their app will be compelling enough to change user behavior....
From: Earth2Tech | By: Ucilia Wang | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A California startup is letting anyone invest in loans to let homeowners go solar. ...
From: The Atlantic | By: Todd Woody | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Steven Chu, a Nobel laureate and former secretary of energy, and Yi Cui, a celebrated battery researcher who works with Chu at Stanford, describe how an overhaul of the unglamorous battery will jump-start a shift to renewable energy....
From: The Atlantic | By: James Fallows | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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When your plans lead to Rome, one of the most quintessential travel destinations, you can unpack your bags in a turn-of-the-century palace at the top of the Spanish Steps (where Grace Kelly honeymooned). You can also settle into a 1960-era hotel with...
From: Business Insider | By: Travel + Leisure | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Maclean's readers write inThe post Letters: Hockey should be referred to as ‘Canada’s disease’ appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Originally published on Planetsave. Drones are no longer known as mere weapons of war. At least, that’s how Google, Facebook, and other online giants like Amazon appear to be thinking. Google has just acquired Titan Aerospace, a promising solar-powered...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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THE WORLD now has a rough deadline for action on climate change. Nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon emissions, in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
From: Free Republic | By: Boston Globe | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Jeff Tobola had just wrapped up another work day and picked up his son in West, Texas, when he heard the city's fertilizer plant was on fire....
From: CNN | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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At their couture comeback in January, Viktor & Rolf wrapped up the show with a surprise reveal of their spring fragrance launch. Above the catwalk appeared a supersized image of model Edita Vilkeviciute, shot by Inez & Vinoodh, wearing nothing...
From: Style.com | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Today, I've got a conversation about the founding and the growth of Evernote...
From: Mixergy | By: Andrew Khalili | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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By Vin Colby:Short on toilet paper and lettuce? Your groceries might soon be delivered to your front door.Retail behemoths Walmart (WMT) and Amazon (AMZN) are both readying major efforts to gain dominance in the online grocery business, which currently...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Vin Colby | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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For wine lovers, the glass bottles that deliver their favorite beverage can be a bit of an environmental boondoggle, as they’re not only heavy to transport, which adds to the carbon footprint of the product, but they’re also breakable, which means...
From: Ecopreneurist | By: Derek Markham | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Scaling Wind, directed by Michelle Nunez, and produced by GreenTech Films, is an informative 30-minute documentary showcasing the benefits and challenges of reaching 20% wind energy by 2030 in the US. The film shows how the goal started, with a 2006...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Adam Johnston | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Here's some good news on the climate change front: Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012 and dropped 3.4 percent in 2012 alone, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 19th annual...
From: Inhabitat | By: Josh Marks | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Will BreddermanThe Brooklyn Paper68th Precinct Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights Bagged one A punk poached a woman’s purse as she was withdrawing money from an 86th Street automatic teller machine on April 12, cops stated....
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Will Bredderman | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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If you're interested in learning how to build your own renewable energy devices, this DIY vertical axis wind turbine is a great place to start....
From: TreeHugger | By: Derek Markham | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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"The heavens reek, the waters below are foul ... we are in a crisis of survival," said Walter Cronkite, hyping the first Earth Day, back in 1970. But we've survived since then, and most of life got better. This progress has occurred despite most of...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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 I'm the kind of person who cares about their environmental impact ... but aside from basics like recycling, my ideas about how to do better get kind of fuzzy. That's why a new service called Oroeco is pretty appealing. Since its successful Indiegogo...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Ignore those misleading media reports. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change actually calls for a clean energy revolution....
From: Grist | By: John Upton | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez set to to tour together à la R&B power couple Jay Z and Beyonce? A joint tour by the reunited Jelena, who were reportedly inseparable at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last weekend, would certainly draw...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Page Mackinley | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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I think there’s a great temptation to sort of resist what it is you do naturally.
From: The Millions | By: Claire Luchette | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Scientists in America's industrial heartland are making automotive metals and fuel in sunshine-powered furnaces. ...
From: The Atlantic | By: Todd Woody | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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This pair wanted to stay true to themselves despite overwhelming pressure from friends and family. But they found the right balance between pressure and advice and totally made it work. We're now looking at a gorgeous outdoor wedding-in-the-round, bicycle-themed...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Plus, chicken portraits, what happens when you throw a Peep out an airlock, and more in this week's link roundup!
From: Serious Eats | By: Jamie Feldmar | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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It benefits special interests, hurts consumers, and harms the planet. What could be worse?
From: Reason | By: A. Barton Hinkle | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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By Jason Bittel Tasing saddles: In exchange for a fee, ranchers in Nevada are allowed to graze their cattle on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. But one rancher, Cliven Bundy, stopped paying that fee 21 years ago, saying he doesn’t...
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Jason Bittel | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The rise of renewables helps but in order to eliminate fossil fuel pollution, nuclear power also required, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Noah Horowitz, Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Energy Efficiency, San Francisco, CA: With Earth Day 2014 fast approaching (Tuesday, April 22), the 44th birthday of the modern environmental movement provides a great opportunity to take...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Noah Horowitz | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Viewed through one lens, the intersection of pets and the Internet of Things is the ultimate gimmick, the overlapping of our indulgences for technology and our fetish for treating animals like members of the family. But as trifling as technology to put...
From: Pando Daily | By: James Robinson | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Everyone loves a mystery, and if it comes from outer space so much the better. It’s no wonder, therefore, that stories have been popping up everywhere over the past few days about a cherry tree that has at least some scientists flummoxed. On April...
From: New Yorker | By: Michael Lemonick | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Shrug off the woolly layers. It’s finally time for some floral mood lifters....
From: New York Times | By: RUTH LA FERLA | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Is your yard brown from a harsh winter? Good. Here are 10 reasons why you should stop fussing over your lawn and let it die. 1. Grass lawns waste water. No surprise here. According to the EPA, 30 to 60 percent of urban fresh water is used for watering...
From: The Good Human | By: Amanda Ritchie | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A large municipal wastewater treatment facility in Helsinki, Finland, is using technology from Gasmet to continuously monitor its greenhouse gas emissions to help in the city’s efforts to combat climate change and also to help improve the wastewater...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Environmental Leader Staff | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Filed under: Energy, Green, Food & Beverage, How to Save Money Getty ImagesShortening your shower by just a few minutes is a win-win for your wallet and the planet. By Niccole Schreck Kermit the Frog may have been mistaken when he said, "It's not...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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When Sharada Annamaraju moved to Hyderabad as a teenager, it wasn't exactly love at first sight. But time and distance can change a person. Eight years (and one language learned) later, she decided to give the capital of Andhra Pradesh in southern India...
From: National Geographic | By: I Heart My City | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Is makeup going away? Is it the End of Makeup? We’ve seen hordes of #nomakeupselfies—all pale, chapped lips and hooded eyes—on Twitter and Instagram and, oddly, as part of a cancer awareness campaign; we’ve seen New York runways drowned in “raw...
From: Double X | By: Katy Waldman | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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There’s a fine line when it comes to the flower crown, a Coachella accessory staple, in that it can quickly tread into wedding territory. While we wouldn’t mind looking like the lost member of Kate Moss’ bridal party, finding a non-tacky wreath...
From: Style.com | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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This centerpiece is a creative way to add flowers to your Thanksgiving spread. Not only are the sparkling pumpkins beautiful, but they are fall appropriate as well. -- posted by Chefjp123...
From: Recipezaar | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The Audi Group has calculated its corporate carbon footprint and is the first premium automobile manufacturer to be certified according to the international standard ISO 14064. Audi made a detailed assessment of emissions in all automobile lifecycle...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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White Sox pitchers issue 15 walks, including nine by relievers and two by a position player The Red Sox scored their last five runs of the game with only one ball hit out of the infield ... and it was Jackie Bradley Jr.'s two-run double off Leury Garcia...
From: South Side Sox | By: Jim Margalus | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Yingli Green Energy was gaining 6.1% to $4.26 after the solar panel maker signed a deal with Shanghai Sailing Capital Management to form a fund for the company's projects in China. The 1 billion yuan ($161 million) fund will...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Life cycle assessment (LCA) looks at the environmental impacts of a building material over the entire life of the material, from extraction to disposal.  LCA attempts to quantify these impacts for the purpose of comparing materials or buildings. What...
From: Green Building Elements | By: Dawn Killough | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The UN says the last chance to save planet Earth may be vacuuming CO2 out of the sky and burying it. And, they’re serious.UPI reported: In order to stave off the worst of global warming’s consequences, the world’s nations must find a way to reduce...
From: Free Republic | By: Gateway Pundit | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Do you think we need to shift to solar, wind, and geothermal energy? Then show some love this week in order to help grow this important societal transition....
From: TreeHugger | By: Zachary Shahan | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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It normally takes 8-10 years for a cherry tree grown from a seed to blossom. But some seeds that went to space aboard the ISS are producing trees that flower far, far earlier....
From: Boing Boing | By: Maggie Koerth-Baker | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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