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Tacoma’s Weyerhaeuser mansion sold to nonprofit for nearly $5.9 million 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Sale of the estate closed Monday with Trouve, a Lakewood-based nonprofit created last year, according to Pierce County and state records. Trouve announced the Tacoma Waldorf School will occupy the education building on the grounds.
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Education inspector general wants to pull student aid from a popular online university 22.9.2017 Washington Post
Education inspector general wants to pull student aid from a popular online university
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Green Algae Could Hold Clues for Engineering Faster-Growing Crops 22.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Two new studies of green algae — the scourge of swimming pool owners and freshwater ponds — have revealed new insights into how these organisms siphon carbon dioxide from the air for use in photosynthesis, a key factor in their ability to grow so quickly. Understanding this process may someday help researchers improve the growth rate of crops such as wheat and rice.
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Going Diving in the Tropics? Don't Eat the Reef Fish! 22.9.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau’s ocean sustainability, finds a new Nippon Foundation-UBC Nereus Program study published today in Marine Policy.
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When residents take charge of their rainforests, fewer trees die 21.9.2017 Environmental News Network
When the government gives citizens a personal stake in forested land, trees don’t disappear as quickly and environmental harm slows down.
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Tacoma's Weyerhaeuser mansion sells for almost $6 million 21.9.2017 AP Washington
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Weyerhaeuser mansion in Tacoma has been sold for nearly $5.9 million to a nonprofit that announced the Tacoma Waldorf School will occupy the education building on the grounds....
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Black Diamond: ‘Years of planning’ 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

The editorial “Black Diamond: No way to grow” is an example of the pitfalls communities must avoid as they manage growth — not to mention an embarrassment. Voters in November must decide whether they want to elect leaders who will serve in the city’s best interest or who are too devoted to their ideology to […]
Protected Waters Foster Resurgence of West Coast Rockfish 21.9.2017 Environmental News Network
West Coast rockfish species in deep collapse only 20 years ago have multiplied rapidly in large marine protected areas off Southern California, likely seeding surrounding waters with enough offspring to offer promise of renewed fishing, a new study has found.
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Use of AirBnB, other short-term rental services surging in Aspen, study shows 20.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A growing number of property owners in Aspen and Snowmass Village are hopping at the chance to rent their residences directly to vacationers, according to a recent study.
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Seattle mayoral, City Council and School Board candidates focus on education in forum 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Education — and what those running plan to do to ensure equity for students of color — was the sole focus of a forum featuring the 12 candidates in the mayoral race, two City Council races and three School Board races.
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Pennsbury school board OKs aggressive antidrug program 20.9.2017 Philly.com News
The Pennsbury school board Tuesday night approved an aggressive drug and mental health assistance program. The move came after the family a grad who overdosed last spring made an emotional appeal to the board for help.
These services for developmentally disabled residents have grown because Douglas and Araphoe voters approved a tax in 2001 20.9.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
In the last 15 years, nonprofits and programs serving people with developmental disabilities have multiplied all over Douglas and Arapahoe Counties. Much of that growth can be traced to a 2001 ballot initiative.
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Gulf Spill Oil Dispersants Associated with Health Symptoms in Cleanup Workers 20.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Workers who were likely exposed to dispersants while cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill experienced a range of health symptoms including cough and wheeze, and skin and eye irritation, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study appeared online Sept. 15 in Environmental Health Perspectives and is the first research to examine dispersant-related health symptoms in humans.
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Emerging Disease Further Jeopardizes North American Frogs 20.9.2017 Environmental News Network
A deadly amphibian disease called severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, is the cause of many large-scale frog die-offs in the United States, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Frogs and salamanders are currently among the most threatened groups of animals on the planet. The two most common frog diseases, chytridiomycosis and ranavirus infection, are linked to frog population declines worldwide. The new study suggests that that SPI is the third most common infectious disease of frogs.
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UK oil and gas reserves may last only a decade 20.9.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
The Scottish and UK oil industries are entering their final decade of production, research suggests.A study of output from offshore fields estimates that close to 10 per cent of the UK’s original recoverable oil and gas remains – about 11 per cent of oil and nine per cent of gas resources.The analysis also finds that fracking will be barely economically feasible in the UK, especially in Scotland, because of a lack of sites with suitable geology.
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Energy-efficient green buildings may emit hazardous chemicals 19.9.2017 Reuters Health
(Reuters Health) - Newly renovated low-income housing units in Boston earned awards for green design and building but flunked indoor air-quality tests, a new study shows.
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Democratic Ownership and the Pluralist Commonwealth: The Creation of an Idea Whose Time Has Come 19.9.2017 Truthout.com
Slowly, like an image emerging in a photographer's darkroom, the basis of a different economy is beginning to appear. It might be called a "Pluralist Commonwealth" in its bringing together of different forms of democratic ownership, from neighborhood to community to region and beyond. An abandoned facility of the defunct Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company. (Photo: stu_spivack / Wikimedia ) Charles Derber offers a guide to the new era of organizing in Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times. With guest contributions from Medea Benjamin, Ralph Nader, Noam Chomsky and more, this book makes a compelling argument about how movements must come together. Order your copy today with a donation to Truthout! The following piece by Gar Alperovitz forms one of the guest "interludes" in Welcome to the Revolution. On September 19, 1977 -- a day remembered locally as "Black Monday" -- the corporate owners of the Campbell Works in Youngstown, Ohio, abruptly ...
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Guess what's showing up in our shellfish? One word: plastics 19.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.
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Huge methanol plant planned for Kalama needs more research, board rules 19.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The state Shoreline Hearings Board found fault with permits for the planned $1.8 billion methanol plant and called for more analysis of greenhouse-gas emissions.
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Guess What's Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics 19.9.2017 NPR News
Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.
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