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3 challenges — and opportunities — for businesses to help save tropical forests 10.10.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Research shows climate finance is reaching most jurisdictions, but slowly.
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Demand is driving deforestation — what can companies do? 5.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Research found that 27 percent of global forest loss is caused by permanent commodity-driven deforestation-as-usual.
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Sarah Weinman's 'The Real Lolita': A girl is kidnapped in Camden, and a great novel is written 22.9.2018 Philly.com News
In the gripping and heart-rending "The Real Lolita," Weinman paints a vivid picture of the notorious Sally Horner case and a wholly empathetic portrait of young Sally Horner. Weinman also connects the Horner case to Vladimir Nabokov's provocative 1955 modernist novel, "Lolita." Sally Horner of Camden may have been the "real" Lolita, or at least an important shaping influence.
Finally, Minnesota's Ethiopians feel free to visit their homeland 13.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new prime minister and relaxed attitudes have eased fears of persecution or worse.
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Wildwood businesses grapple with culture shift this season 4.9.2018 Philly.com News
Jack Morey, the executive vice president of Morey's Piers, has been watching his beloved Wildwood experience a culture shift during the last five years - from the mid-century motels that have defined the resort town's aesthetic for decades to newer condominiums.
Law gives officers wide discretion in deadly force incidents 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Recent fatal shootings by police officers have prompted discussion about the laws around deadly use of force and the discretion officers are given by the law.
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Cops investigating hate mail sent to security hospital workers 4.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
St. Peter police are investigating hate mail targeting two lesbian couples in the area and one other person. Four of the five work at the St. Peter security hospital.
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Neighbor nightmares: In gentrifying Philly, culture clash gets ugly 3.8.2018 Philly.com News
As students pile in alongside third-generation homeowners and young professionals purchase new construction at quadruple the price of the house next door, conflicts too often blossom into all-out wars. The weapons: A call to the cops, a knife to a tire, and even, in one chilling case, a dead raccoon on a doorstep.
Why Europe's English-Language Boom Is a Bust for the U.K. 19.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Britons’ complacency about learning other languages in view of the growing dominance of their own is a competitive disadvantage in the making, Simon Nixon writes.
In Avalon, 'sacred summer' is threatened by the contractors next door 19.7.2018 Philly.com News
Avalon's construction boom has residents next door fuming - and choking on PVC particle dust coating their properties.
Transcript: Obama's speech at the 2018 Nelson Mandela annual lecture 18.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The former president spoke in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Here is the full transcript.
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Trump the Destroyer 13.7.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Protesters fly a cartoon baby blimp of President Trump in Parliament Square in London on July 13, 2018. Donald Trump knows how to land himself on the front pages. Possibly distressed that his visit to London was playing second fiddle in the British news cycle to England’s World Cup loss to Croatia, Trump used an interview with The Sun to make threats against U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May that could further destabilize her government and push her from power. If May sealed the “soft Brexit” deal she’s negotiated with the European Union for the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU, Trump said, a trade deal between the U.K. and the U.S. was probably off. Oh, and by the way, he thinks that Boris Johnson, a leading Brexiteer and political nemesis to May, would make a great prime minister. Last week, Johnson quit May’s government, where he had served as foreign secretary, in protest of May’s EU exit deal. For good measure, he threw in chilling comments that showed his real reason for ...
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Following Annapolis shooting, journalists contemplate angry readers, death threats and backlash 30.6.2018 Philly.com News
In addition to prompting increased security at news organizations across the country, Thursday's shooting has triggered a reflection of sorts for some journalists who have dealt with angry subjects and threats of violence over the years.
For VA whistleblowers, a culture of fear and retaliation 21.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
VA employees in one Southeast district say a toxic culture of retaliation has undermined veterans' care and worker morale. There is growing skepticism among whistleblowers the VA can police itself.
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Colorado Board of Education debates what to teach fourth-graders about guns 14.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Some members of the Colorado State Board of Education worry lessons in the state's fourth grade health standards could be biased against guns.
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Analysis: By Trump's own yardstick, NKorea pact falls flat 12.6.2018 Philly.com News
SINGAPORE (AP) - After all the hype, all the vows to tackle what's perhaps the world's most urgent crisis, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell short of the kind of deal the U.S. president himself has long said is needed to settle the North's decadeslong pursuit of nuclear weapons.
This Evangelical Minister Helped Build the Religious Right. He Now Believes He Made a Terrible Mistake. 8.6.2018 Mother Jones
The past four decades have seen an ever-tightening alliance between American evangelicals and the Republican Party, and few have played as pivotal a role in fostering that coupling as Reverend Rob Schenck. The evangelical minister from Buffalo, New York, gained national notoriety in the 1990s as a fervent anti-abortion activist who orchestrated shocking stunts to […]
As a Teen, Emily Joy Was Abused by a Church Youth Leader. Now She’s Leading a Movement to Change Evangelical America. 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
The #MeToo stories that were flooding Emily Joy’s social feeds for weeks had been nagging at her. Last November, as her own story played on a loop in her mind, she finally texted a group of close friends: “Do I out my high school abuser? Probably, huh?”  Joy’s story is familiar in all the ways we’ve become intimately acquainted with over the last six-plus […]
The Daily 202: Trump wins a battle in the culture war as NFL owners cave on national anthem protests 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But it’s a Pyrrhic victory.
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In N. Broad reversal, Pennsylvania Ballet will demolish historic building 23.5.2018 Philly.com News
Preservationists have worked to save the building, but the ballet says its demolition is key to the company's success.
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