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Google is retiring its Photo Sphere Camera app on iOS and the Street View feature from the Google Maps app on Android in favor of a new app for both operating systems: the Street View app. The tech giant announced Thursday the standalone app will let...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Chronicle News Services | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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When someone makes a promise that seems too good to be true: like saying you’ll be “stinkin’, filthy rich” if you invest in their green energy technology, it’s a good idea to look into that proposition with a little more scrutiny. That kind...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Indonesia set new goals for 2030, and they call for aggressive changes in its emissions policies. With a new coal plant underway and more than 50 percent of its emissions due to deforestation and peat burn, some are asking whether those new goals will...
From: Triple Pundit | By: Jan Lee | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Bittens, Monday is Labor Day, which means that summer is coming to an end. We've had a wonderful summer -- mostly just staying in D.C., but we did get to spend some time in Provincetown, Mass., at the very tip...      Related StoriesRead Our Interview...
From: The Bitten Word | By: Bitten Word | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Soft drink companies have an important message to get across to the public: their products can be part of a healthy lifestyle when used occasionally, and when you burn off that Mountain Dew with regular exercise. They’ve even been nice enough to fund...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Australia's greenhouse gas emissions from energy use jumped by almost 10 million tonnes in the first year after the end of the carbon price, making it harder for the Abbott government to meet its goals of reducing carbon pollution....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Friday, September 4, 2015
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We've had a hard time convincing businesses to stop throwing out their extra food.
From: Grist | By: John Light | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 0 games suspended NFL Commissioner and [expletives redacted] Roger Goodell’s decision to suspend New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Walt Hickey | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Did you know that there’s a special chicken you eat when you get engaged.?  A chicken so treasured, so perfectly roasted, so exclusive, so only for people with fresh diamonds on their fingers that it’s actually called Engagement Roast Chicken....
From: Joy the Baker | By: joythebaker | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Consumers for Smart Solar, a utility-backed group opposing a constitutional amendment to stop regulations of some solar energy providers, on Thursday released an online ad attacking the amendment's supporters. Called "Fine Print," it echoes many of the...
From: Miami Herald | By: Michael Auslen | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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San Blas Islands, Panama...If you're seeking cutting-edge, off-the-beaten-path adventure rich in Mother Nature and Indian heritage, look no further. The rainbow parfait culture of the Kuna Yala Indians in the San Blas Islands off Panama warm your heart...
From: AOL Television | By: Jody Reed | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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21st century transportation ===> our streets as a public utility With an eye on future development, it becomes increasingly important to view our streets as a public utility, as much as our electricity, sewage and communication systems. The subways,...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Steven Hill | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever developed, federal prosecutors...
From: Fox News | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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I could add up all the money I've lost in my life—the $3,000 from the Kickstarter, the cost of buying a new slow cooker when I used to own two—and it would probably be an embarrasingly large sum.
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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A sunlight-harvesting technology created by researchers in Los Alamos and Italy could turn any window into a solar energy source. The technology is based on tiny nanoparticles known as quantum dots, which can absorb sunlight as it filters through a The...
From: Inhabitat | By: Jane Mountain | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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What plants would do well on our 3rd story rooftop garden in Toronto?After some back and forth with the city they have approved our plans for our new house. The one thing they are making us change is reducing the size of our rooftop deck. Originally...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: any portmanteau in a storm | Friday, September 4, 2015
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By Jordan Stephen On Monday, President Obama became the first commander-in-chief to venture into the northern reaches of Alaska to examine the visible effect climate change is having on the country. The trip highlights the administration's desire to...
From: AOL Television | By: GVH Live | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Today I offer you a new and probably different filter for interpreting your reality. You can try the filter in the same way you would try on a new pair of sunglasses. See for yourself if the new filter fits the data better than your old one. This is...
From: Dilbert | By: Scott Adams | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Let's first cut carbon emissions that don't make positive returns on human happiness.Read More
From: Big Think | By: Natalie Shoemaker | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Artist Olafur Eliasson wants to help you free yourself from the grid, one small yet impactful step at a time. Eliasson teamed up with engineer Frederik Ottesen to launch the Little Sun Charge, a beautifully designed gadget that charges your mobile devices...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lucy Wang | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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EARLIER this year, after months of planning, the managers of Europe’s electricity grid were ready for the biggest test so far of an energy system that increasingly relies on renewable power. That event was a partial solar eclipse on March 20th—and...
From: The Economist | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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At the Forty-second Street F station, in Manhattan, in a mosaic of a stone wall dripping with overgrown vines and flowers, there’s an eerily provocative Jung quotation: “Nature must not win the game, but she cannot lose.” That’s how I feel about...
From: New Yorker | By: Sarah Larson | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Those damp, spent coffee grounds languishing in your compost bin may be more than just waste — they may actually help save the planet from global warming. That's the word from a paper published in the journal Nanotechnology, in which researchers from...
From: Business Insider | By: Julia Calderone | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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“Diversity + creativity = profitability. There is no downside to increasing the number of women in creative director positions.” That’s the philosophy of Kat Gordon, who began her copywriting career in the magazine world, working for titles such...
From: Glass Hammer | By: Content Team | Friday, September 4, 2015
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In the Powder River Basin (PRB), everything seems larger than life. The impossibly blue skies stretch on forever over rolling grasslands speckled with buttes. At the height of summer, herds of pronghorn antelope mix with ranch cattle seeking shaded gullies...
From: Lemondrop | By: Mary Anne Hitt | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Brand Earns Bronze Level Fellowship from the Environmental Leadership Program DENVER, COLO. – September 2, 2015 – After a successful growth year of 175 percent, Phunkshun Wear is expanding its Read the full Phunkshun Wear expands Denver factory to...
From: Snowboarder Magazine | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of SunEdison were gaining 10.2% to $11.89 on heavy trading volume Thursday after the CEO of the solar energy company promised the company will see cash flow by 2016 or late 2015. "The most important question for investors...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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The hotel industry will be able to compare energy and water use, as well as carbon footprint, using a new tool from the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Developed by researchers Howard Chong and Eric Ricaurte, the Hotel Sustainability...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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National Geographic Traveler features editor Amy Alipio recently returned from a long weekend with her young daughter in Amsterdam. Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words.
From: National Geographic | By: Intelligent Travel | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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David Ahearn is co-founder of Four Day Weekend. You have seen it hundreds of times. An executive you have been working with to deliver the perfect speech walks onto the stage only to panic and stare directly at the confidence monitor or teleprompter...
From: That's Fit | By: Four Day Weekend | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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I sit opposite Lila [1], the 25-year-old research assistant, in a small room at a satellite office of Mass General Hospital. She is warm and professional, and we have already discovered that she went to college at the same university where I went to...
From: Contexts Magazine | By: Mindy Fried at Feminist Reflections | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Back in January, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) made a promise. His state, he said, would pursue a new package of climate goals that are the most ambitious in the nation (and among the most ambitious in the world). California was already a leader in...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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The company by 2020 aims to generate carbon gains equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions related to its activities.
From: Women's Wear Daily | By: Jennifer Weil | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Serena Williams. The undisputed queen of tennis, and what she's meant in sports and beyond.
From: WBUR | Friday, September 4, 2015
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"One time we desperately needed money for operations, and went to a guy who literally DUG WADS OF NOTES OUT OF THE GROUND to change our money."
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Hello folks! Welcome to Episode 01 of my blog series, "Drinks With Your Shrink." The series incorporates exactly those two elements: a shrink and a drink, or more accurately, a shrink with a drink. The concept is simple: I'll be exploring some of the...
From: AOL Television | By: Michelle Wang | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Because nothing can go as planned when you throw kids into the mix. The post Motherhood: Expectation vs. Reality  appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Chaunie Brusie | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A few years ago, Melinda and I visited a group of rice farmers in Bihar, India, one of the most flood-prone regions of the country. All of them were extremely poor and depended on the rice they grew to feed and support their families. When the monsoon...
From: Lemondrop | By: Bill Gates | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Inhotim (Brazil) (AFP) - Brazilian millionaire Bernardo Paz has dedicated his life to turning a vast outdoor park of tropical rainforest studded with contemporary art works into one of the most original museums in the world.Part botanical garden, part...
From: Business Insider | By: Laura Bonilla | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Cat Deeley is pregnant! The "So You Think You Can Dance" host and her husband, comedian Patrick Kielty, are expecting their first child! Get all the details here!
From: Gossip Cop | By: Shari Weiss | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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General Mills has had enough frozen and canned vegetables, it seems, as the company announced it’s selling off its Green Giant and Le Sueur brands for $765 million in cash. It’s been trying to move away from packaged food as consumers’ tastes have...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Remember when Blake Lively said she never works out, loves eating chocolate and still manages to look fab? It looks like those days are done (not that there's anything wrong with that). Now that she's had a baby, the Age of Adaline star - whose body...
From: Just So You Know | By: Brandi Fowler | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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I want to talk to you about your J-O-B. Did you just cringe a little? Awesome. Keep reading. This is how most of my clients' days looked before we started working together: Get up Work Eat Dinner Go to sleep Repeat Ugh. When you think about it, it's...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Sarah Jenks | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Americans' waistlines are expanding at an alarming rate! Dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite for Health, has five research-proven ways to trim inches from your middle. Women's waistlines have increased a whopping 1.5 inches in just over a decade,...
From: FitSugar | By: Julie-Upton | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Before my weight loss clients go on vacation, we strategize about how they can return feeling good about themselves instead of carrying five pounds that's not in their luggage. Time off and travel can wreak havoc with our willpower to stay on track with...
From: TV Squad | By: Lorie Eber | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Because Shonda Rhimes is a TV goddess....she and her Shondaland stars nabbed four -- yes 4! -- covers of the new Entertainment Weekly.  Check 'em out inside, and find out what Kerry Washington, Viola Davis and Shonda herself dished about the magic of...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: Natasha | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Both Jerome Cunningham and Adrien Robinson offer exciting upside, but what do they currently bring the Giants? The New York Giants find themselves in a familiar situation heading into 2015. Once again they did not invest resources into their tight end...
From: Big Blue View | By: Chris Pflum | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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I designed and constructed my sisters wedding dress from all natural materials. Her wedding was in located outdoors in a beautiful Florida Park. The bride is thin and she felt she needed added body, therefore, we decided on a modern Trumpet form, instead...
From: Burda Style | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Perverse pay incentives reward fossil fuel company CEOs for short-term thinking that puts the whole planet at risk....
From: Grist | By: Chuck Collins | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Now that Google and Verizon have sparked global design debates by redesigning their logos, it makes sense to ask who should be next. I mean, other than Yahoo. Looking beyond the tech and telecom megacorporations, there's one classic brand logo that nearly...
From: AdWeek | By: David Griner | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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