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Building the economic case for climate action 4.5.2011 Grist Magazine
by Kristen Sheeran. The Economics for Equity and the Environment Network convened a recent meeting of economists [PDF] at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to discuss the role of economics in building support for climate action in the U.S. The economists who convened view climate change as a civilizational challenge that demands immediate action to protect the quality of human life today and in the future. They recognize that conventional economic thinking has failed to envision a way through the climate crisis, but believe firmly that economics can and must provide critical skills and insights. These economists take as their starting points: The meeting identified areas where new research and better outreach by economists can provide the new ideas, analyses, and compelling arguments to mobilize support for climate protection measures in the U.S. In this post, we present a broad research and communications agenda we believe economists can pursue to help build the case ...
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The Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Can Help Close the Health Disparities Gap 4.5.2011 WireTap Magazine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently considering a ban on the sale and distribution of menthol cigarettes in the United States—a measure that could save thousands of lives each year and drastically cut elevated smoking-related health problems experienced by African Americans as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans who often bear the brunt of smoking-related diseases. For so many reasons, this ban is a no-brainer. And yet it still hasn"t happened. In 2009 Congress directed the FDA to ban all other candy-, fruit-, and spice-flavored cigarettes but they fell short of eliminating menthol flavoring—even though it was believed to be the most widely used and highly addictive of all flavored cigarette additives. Instead, they mandated a comprehensive study to assess the impact of menthol smoking on the health of the general public, especially among our nation"s youth and minorities who smoke menthol cigarettes at the highest rates. Now, the ...
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A Fresh Approach to Eagle County school's lunch line 4.5.2011 Vail Colorado: Business
Chef Douglas Dodd hates the idea of children eating fried, processed foods in their school lunchrooms. That's why the executive chef at the Arrabelle at Vail Square immediately jumped in to help a new fundraising effort called Fresh A ...
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Eagle County chefs dine for deals too during off season 4.5.2011 Vail Colorado: Business
Among the many things that local residents look forward to come off season, restaurant deals is at the top of the list. We were curious about where our talented chefs dine at come May, when they (theoretically) have a little more time ...
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Metals and grains drop as dollar gains 4.5.2011 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Metals and grains drop in Tuesday trading as the dollar rose against the euro and other major currencies.
Bin Laden Aides Are Said to Have Bought Pepsi, Coke in Bulk 3.5.2011 SFGate: Top Stories
Bin Laden Aides Are Said to Have Bought Pepsi, Coke in Bulk
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Zions offers Smart Women Grants 3.5.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By dawn house The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 3, 2011 11:24AM MDT The Zions Bank Women’s Financial Group announces the availability of applications for a series of micro-grants for women. The Smart Women Grants are available for up to $3,000 to candidates who excel in a variety of fields. One grant will be offered in each of the following six categories: • Small business start-up and expansion. • Community development. • Continuing education and teacher support. • Child and elder care. • Health and human services. • Arts and culture. Last year’s grant winners... ...
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Some Developers are Starting to Incorporate a New Feature into Neighborhoods: A Food Supply 3.5.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Some developers are starting to incorporate a new feature into neighborhoods: A food supply. Landscape Architecture magazine reports in its April issue on forward-looking urbanists who are situating working farms next to homes in mixed-use projects.

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When Local Food Is The Rage, Is Fairtrade Still Green? 3.5.2011 TreeHugger
The often-quoted paradox around Fairtrade is that it forces the consumer to choose between a local piece of fruit and a developing-nation one with all its attendant food miles and carbon footprint. This, again, misses the point. Fairtrade certifies commodities that we do not commonly grow or mine here - cotton, gold, bananas, nuts, cocoa - and which have particular global problems attached to them: for instance, African cotton farmers have been left o... Read the full story on ...
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Will the real food movement please stand up? 3.5.2011 Gristmill
by Woody Tasch. Farmer Bob Comis recently suggested that the food movement is suffering from “multiple personality disorder.” He argued that several vocal factions—foodies, locavores, and “smallists”—tend to dominate the food movement discussion, unrealistically distracting us from our ultimate objective: bringing affordable, organic food to all as part of a broader commitment to social justice. For decades now, organic farmers and sustainable food activists of all stripes have been vexed by the question: Is this a movement? Can it scale and have meaningful impact? At one eloquent and entrepreneurially-impeccably-credentialed end of the spectrum stands farmer Joel Salatin : Don’t let them confuse you. Organic farming is not an industry. It is a movement. It is part of a movement that began when the first indigenous peoples fought against the Conquistadors. It is fighting back against the modern Conquistadors, the multinational corporations, those ...
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Consumer Advocates, Businesses, Farmers, Doctors and Scientists Join Elected Officials to Call for a Ban on Fracking in New York 2.5.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

As the six-month moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York is soon set to expire, a diverse group of civic leaders and citizens are today calling upon Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to issue a permanent ban on this dangerous, polluting practice.

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NRDC in the News 5/2: Growing Green, bag bans, Smarter Cities and more.... 2.5.2011 Switchboard, from NRDC
NRDC News, NRDC News Team, NRDC Offices Worldwide: Frances Beinecke was interviewed by Edible Manhattan, a local food magazine, about the importance of eating locally, the problem and solution to food waste, and what citizens can do to strengthen New York’s local food system… Jonathan Kaplan spoke with...
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Aging Well: Make fruits and vegetables a priority 2.5.2011 Steamboat Pilot
The message from health organizations about eating fruits and vegetables is straightforward: More, more, more. Americans are not getting enough nutrient and fiber-rich produce, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Deb Babcock: Special alert on cherry trees 2.5.2011 Steamboat Pilot
Late in summer 2010, just as local home gardeners were bringing in cherry harvests, we discovered a problem with some cherry produce in Routt County. In certain areas, ripe cherries were found to be infested with white, maggot-like larvae from the western cherry fruit fly. This has been particularly noticeable in cherries from home gardens in Old Town Steamboat Springs but could spread to a wider area. Once a cherry has been infected, the fruit is no good.
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Slow Food's 1,000 Sustainable Gardens for Africa 2.5.2011 TreeHugger
Slow Food's 1,000 Sustainable Gardens for Africa
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Building a sustainable community through gardening 1.5.2011 Vail Colorado: News
It's really spring now, and the snow has almost melted from the valley floor. That means it's time to start turning those garden beds where you plan to plant vegetables. Don't have a vegetable plan? Well, consider pl ...
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valley stars 1.5.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Education
AccomplishmentsThree local Boy Scouts have earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Troop 803 under Scoutmaster Steve Giampaoli.
Behind the scenes at Master's Manna in Conn. 1.5.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
Behind the scenes at Master's Manna in Conn.
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City Critic: Concrete Farm Grows Chard (Callaloo, Too) 1.5.2011 NY Times: NY Region
Each daffodil at the Hoyt Street Garden in Brooklyn tells two stories.

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Volunteers tend to victims in storm-ravaged South 1.5.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and JEFFREY COLLINS The Associated Press Published Apr 30, 2011 05:22PM MDT Pratt City, Ala. • Whether it’s refilling blood-pressure medicine or patrolling neighborhoods in a grocery-filled pickup truck, tornado victims in splintered Southern towns say volunteers are ensuring they’re well-fed and warm at night. At least a few, though, say they need more from the government: Help getting into their homes and cleaning up endless debris. Across the twister-ravaged South, students and church groups aggressively tended to those who needed it most, clearing away wreckage and... ...
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