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At Slate, William Saletan describes a wave of China-bashing by current Democrat campaigns in the U.S.: Exploiting American anxiety about Asia is a long, unsavory tradition. As the
From: China Digital Times | By: Samuel Wade | Friday, October 24, 2014
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"Would you prefer a system where you can be instantly teleported from SF to LA? Of course. But that doesn't mean it's going to happen."...
From: The Atlantic | By: James Fallows | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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"FOR your freedom and ours" was a motto used by Polish rebels who fought in various uprisings against the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires between 1830 and 1849, both in Poland and in Hungary and Italy. Their intent was to build a coalition of nationalist...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Too many city rooftops are barren, grey, and boring. Computer scientist Yuichiro Takeuchi, who works with the Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. is out to change that. Takeuchi has found a way to print gardens filled with herbs and flowers. These...
From: Business Insider | By: Jessica Orwig | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When Republicans seized control of the House four years ago, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) took over the House Energy and Commerce Committee and compared his plans for President Obama’s health care law to strategy in the game of Jenga, in which players...
From: Washington Post | By: Steven Mufson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Oscar de la Renta dressed first ladies, but his first loyalty was to family and friendsThe post Oscar de la Renta: ‘He was in every sense a creature of grace’ appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Barbara Amiel | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Community gardening is on the rise as increasing numbers of urban dwellers realize the benefits of homegrown produce. This recent growth of interest has also seized hold in the United Kingdom, where community gardens are more commonly called allotments....
From: Inhabitat | By: Inhabitat | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
From: BBC | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The main target that won approval was a pledge to slash emissions by at least 40 percent, compared with 1990 levels, by 2030....
From: New York Times | By: JAMES KANTER | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Taoiseach Enda Kenny appears to have secured concessions on carbon emissions reduction targets for Ireland.
From: Irish Independent | Friday, October 24, 2014
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No objections raised to Ireland’s proposal to make concessions for agriculture
From: Irish Times | Friday, October 24, 2014
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San Francisco based NextGen Climate Action Committee, the political arm of the non-profit climate change group founded by hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer, is one of several liberal groups providing manpower and financial resources to help a robust...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning that compromises had undermined the fight against climate change....
From: Reuters | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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TODAY reports: The Ministry of The Environment And Water Resources has questioned the methodology used in the WWF report, and stressed Singapore’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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European Union leaders hope to agree on tough cuts for carbon emissions during a two-day summit that ends Friday. The talks in Brussels promise to be difficult - and they are only part of the agenda that includes fighting Ebola and turning around the...
From: Voice of America | By: Lisa Bryant | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When the call came in that the University of Glasgow had voted to divest its 153-million-pound endowment from fossil fuel companies, I happened to be in a room filled with climate activists in Oxford. They immediately broke into cheers. There were lots...
From: In These Times | By: Naomi Klein | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Giant soft pretzels with a chewy crust and crunchy sea salt topping. Use this one recipe to make giant pretzels, pretzel rolls, or appetizer-sized pretzel bites. -- posted by Budget Bytes...
From: Recipezaar | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Here’s the good news. Your bulging belly, thunder thighs, flabby forearms, double chin, bingo wings, and swollen ankles may not be a result of your chronic weakness for saturated fat, sugary drinks, double whoppers and KFC buckets. And your portly...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tim Butters | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Uncertainty over the future of the wind production tax credit and the solar investment tax credit—and Congressional inaction on both matters—could pose a serious challenge to development in the renewable energy sector. Wind energy had a huge year...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Mike G | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The very same building blocks that make us have been successfully programmed to form 32 differently-shaped crystal structures. The structures feature a precisely-defined depth and a variety of sophisticated 3D nanoscale attributes, thereby laying further...
From: Gizmag | By: Richard Moss | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It all started with a porcupette. The post Our Descent into Homemade Halloween Costume Madness appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Lizzie Heiselt | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Some companies have begun to offer discounted rooftop solar panels as a worker benefit -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In the second installment of The Atlantic's Midterm Cheat Sheet, Colorado political reporter Eli Stokols discusses the contest between Mark Udall and Cory Gardner....
From: The Atlantic | By: Noah Gordon | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees....
From: CNN | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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AATA Architects first carefully selected the site location and building orientation to the sun in order to minimize the cabin's energy consumption. Special attention was also given to the windows, which were strategically located to allow as much sunlight...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lucy Wang | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This comes after Cuomo took heat for his administration's involvement in editing and delaying a study on fracking that had been commissioned in 2011.The post Andrew Cuomo: ‘I’m Not A Scientist’ When It Comes To Fracking appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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"These days, you see a kid lying on his back and looking blank and you begin to wonder what’s wrong with him. There’s nothing wrong with him, except he’s thinking... He is trying to arrive at some conclusion about his thumb."Brain Pickings takes...
From: Brain Pickings | By: Maria Popova | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Alex and Alana were married at Asylum Chapel in Peckham, London. I've featured weddings in this amazing space before, but it's hard to me to resist it's charms! After their ceremony and main reception at the chapel, they invited their guests to East...
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A team of scientists is currently raising funds through a crowd funding campaign to develop Air HES (HydroElectric Station), which is basically an airship that can extract clean water and electricity from the clouds. More specifically, it does so by...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Portland State University will sell Chevrolet carbon credits for two and a half years of energy efficiency projects totaling some 1,500 tons of avoided carbon emissions in a move to raise funds for further campus sustainability projects. The deal is...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Lots of people live in this city. Good for them.
From: The Big Lead | By: Ty Duffy | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In a year when social media giants and governments alike have made headlines for tracking users online without their consent, battening down the virtual hatches has become a vital part of Internet hygiene. Blocking tracking technologies, however, also...
From: Time | By: Doug Aamoth | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Are my expectations with regard to my photographer unreasonable?The tl;dr of this is that I'm concerned about the prices my photographer is charging for the finished prints of the photos I hired her to take. Is $75 for an 11x17 (photo paper) reasonable...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Aubergine | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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I think one of the things that makes people react to Leibniz in the way that Diderot did is the sheer breadth of his accomplishments. Setting aside his achievements in any particular field, Leibniz is clearly one of the greatest polymaths the world has...
From: 3AM Magazine | By: Richard Marshall | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Ikea Group may be putting a price on carbon emissions, Reuters reports.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Gina-Marie Cheeseman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Cauliflower Cheese I think a dish like this could have endless variations. You could infuse the milk, warming it, with a bay leaf or minced glove of garlic. You could stir chopped parsley into the sauce for color. If you don’t have dry mustard, you...
From: Smitten Kitchen | By: deb | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A free webinar open to small businesses across the country seeks to develop new sources…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Carolyn M. Brown | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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I guess you just can't teach an old racist new tricks. It didn't take long for Paula Deen and her peeps to revert to being....well, Paula Deen.Yes, the black mammy image is racist and ignorant, but the explanation for it was even worse."Oh Paula Deen,...
From: The Field Negro | By: field negro | Friday, October 24, 2014
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When the last big scare you had was that jury summons, you know you're in desperate need of some Halloween fun.The post 5 Ways Halloween Makes Me Feel Like a Kid Again appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Lori Garcia | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Kimi Narita, Outreach Manager, City Energy Project , Santa Monica, CA: On Wednesday at the Greenbuild Conference, the City of New Orleans announced that it has finished collecting data on the energy use of all 92 municipal buildings in the City, which...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Kimi Narita | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Please help a 28 year old woman overcome her sundry skin terrors: I'm a runner who is tired of having ugly feet (callused skin, short and warped toenails). I also suffer from prescription medication-induced dry mouth that Biotene toothpaste/mouth spray...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nightrecordings | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Jennifer Lawrence just picked up a new mansion in the famous 90210 zip code of Beverly Hills, a pad once owned by fellow celebrity Jessica Simpson. Lawrence closed on the $8.225 million home this week, and will be moving into quite an upscale home. The...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Y'all, be honest - how much do you love Paula Deen? Is $9.99/month or $95.88/year worth it to access The Paula Deen Network in its entirety? Nonsubscribers can view all of the recipes and ratings for free, but do you need to spend 10 bucks to watch Paula...
From: YumSugar | By: Anna-Monette-Roberts | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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by Annie Nilsson Originally published April 30, 2012. I am a 30-year-old woman with an arts degree and some geographic commitment issues, so for much of my adult life, I’ve been in situations where I’ve earned unimpressive amounts of money, but have...
From: The Billfold | By: Annie Nilsson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In 2012, China's Hanergy, the owner of gigawatts' worth of hydropower, wind and solar assets, acquired MiaSolé, a technologically accomplished, CIGS thin-film solar firm. The reported sales price was $30 million, according to documents obtained by the...
From: Greentech Media | By: Eric Wesoff | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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We highlight three players whose production thus far this season won't cut it in Denver if San Diego wants to leave with a win. So here we are. The three-week stretch of cupcakes has come to a close, and San Diego will get its most difficult challenge...
From: Bolts from the Blue | By: Shane Theodore | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Dating someone going through a separation seems like quick way to end up in a heap of trouble.
From: Kissing Suzy Kobler | By: Sarah Sprague | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Sure, the amount of calories you can burn in 20 minutes is nothing to sneeze at (neither is the fact that 20-minute workouts boost your metabolism), but there are more reasons to fit in a short workout than your jean size. In fact, the effect a small...
From: FitSugar | By: Leta-Shy | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A mother in Wales was rather alarmed indeed to find a gelatinous, gooey blob in her bottle of store-bought vinegar, and she is not at all pleased with the response she got from the manufacturer. Wales Online reports that 29-year-old mother of two, Eleri...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Aaron Homer | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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by Cezary Podkul LOCKPORT, N.Y. – As they met at The Shamus, a favorite local lunch spot, on a September day a year ago, Niagara County officials considered some good news. Thanks to low interest rates, they might be able to refinance a big chunk of...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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