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ERROR: Missing Story Title 8.9.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Denver-based SunShare wants to sell Minnesota a share of the sun 7.9.2014 Star Tribune: Business
SunShare is developing a money-saving, fossil fuel-alternative for Minnesota customers.
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Los Angeles residential developments are pumping up gym amenities 7.9.2014 LA Times: Health
Apartment dwellers are no longer content with a StairMaster and some hand weights in a basement room. A new and upcoming crop of condos offers enticements such as Spin classes, Pilates, juice bars and concierges ready to arrange personal training sessions.
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State fair, salmon and bird fests | Community Corner 6.9.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Activities for the weekend of Sept. 6-7, 2014, include the Washington State Fair, Salmon Return Family Festival, Puget Sound BirdFest and Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival.
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Guest: The citizen wildlife steward and the return of the Western bumblebee 6.9.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
Anyone with a yard can play a role in helping revive the Western bumblebee, writes guest columnist Julie O’Donald.
Summer veggies were just the first round 5.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
In the heat of summer, it’s hard to imagine that the weather will ever be cool again. And with dry weather it’s hard to imagine it becoming rainy and snowy again. But of course the weather does change, and you’ve got to plan what vegetables to grow for the cool days ahead that sap the vitality from tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and other summer vegetables. Growing fall vegetables is like having another whole growing season in the garden. Cool weather brings out the best flavor from vegetables suc...
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Adams County partners with SunShare for first community solar garden 5.9.2014 Denver Post: Business
Adams County will see its first community solar garden installed by December, but the energy shares won't be divvied up among homeowners, like many other metro area solar ...
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Growing a bounty for the hungry 5.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
When Chip Paillex started a garden with his 4-year-old daughter in 2002, he never imagined it would change the lives of thousands of people.
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New edible garden at AT&T Park offers fans healthy lessons in unique ballpark setting 5.9.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Rodale cultivates farm-to-hospital food system in Pennsylvania 4.9.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

More hospitals are looking to improve their food. Rodale and St. Luke's are going a step further by operating an organic farm.

Rodale cultivates farm-to-hospital food system in Pennsylvania
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22 quirky and cool Airbnb listings in the Bay Area 4.9.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Stone Barns in NY's Hudson Valley: Sustainable farm offers a different type of agritourism 4.9.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Roaming and Reading: Richard Zimler's Lisbon 3.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Our guide is Richard Zimler, author of "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon."
A Tale of Two Meals 3.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Wednesday was a typical day at Katchkie Farm; CSA harvesting & packing and a small group of Sylvia Center students were engaged in garden work, harvesting and cooking their meal. The weather was crazy beautiful and I was looking forward to my visit. Chef Bob Turner of the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck was there, looking to learn about The Sylvia Center program by participating with a group. My dear friend (community garden movement leader) Karen Washington was across the street at neighboring Roxbury Farm - along with our colleague Jane Hodge - participating in a farmer training program. I was to pick them up at lunchtime as neither had ever seen Katchkie Farm. Finally, I had met a young Ecuadorian farmer at a community garden in Williamsburg the previous week, Victor, and lured him out of Brooklyn with the promise of a visit to an established Hudson Valley farm. His girlfriend Rachel, a JTS student, came along. Whitney Reuling, Program Manager of our Sylvia Center City Programs, rounded out the ...
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50 Years Later: Honoring the Wilderness Act Through Citizen Science 3.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Before I became a conservation scientist, I was a nature-loving kid who grew up in a family of amateur naturalists. We were always tromping around in natural areas, observing plants and birds or collecting seashells. When I was eight, my parents gave me my very first garden -- and I was hooked. I loved tending my plants and watching them grow, then venturing out into the prairies and forests to admire nature's "garden," in all its chaotic abundance, beauty and intricate interactions. Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson recognized the beauty and importance of wild lands and signed the Wilderness Act into law. The law defined "wilderness" for the first time in a legal sense, and designated areas of the United States that would be protected from human development: "A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not ...
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What Is Biochar Gardening? 3.9.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: CBS)The mayor of Minneapolis and the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux signed an agreement Tuesday that promotes the use of biochar. Jim Doten, Minneapolis' environmental services' supervisor, says it's a product similar to cooking charcoal that's used for gardening.
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4 Vegetables you can plant now for a fall harvest 3.9.2014 TreeHugger
The cooler weather and shorter days of fall don't have to mean the end of the harvest from your garden. If you plant some of these classic root crops now, you can still enjoy fresh homegrown produce well into late autumn.
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Mongoose Fights Off Lions, Shows Us The Definition Of Courage 3.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This mongoose has courage, and we're not lion. Faced with fierce cats in Kenya's Masaai Mara National Park, this plucky mongoose opted to fight back . Videographer Jerome Guillaumot captured the scene in 2011, but only recently released the footage online. In the video, the mongoose repeatedly bares its teeth, emits a terrifying squealing noise and charges the lions, who retreat in the face of such aggression. Though the small animal ultimately escapes to safety in a burrow, it later emerges to mount a second attack. Mongooses, notes National Geographic, are famously brave animals . Some species are known to attack venomous cobras. Of the International Union for Conservation of Nature 's 39 listed species of mongoose, seven are categorized as "vulnerable," "endangered" or "critically endangered" due to loss of habitat. WATCH the mongoose fight off the lions, ...
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Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hosts Green Gardens Tour on Tuesday 2.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The fifth annual Green Gardens Tour, sponsored by Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, beginning at the Community Garden on Oak Street between Sixth and Seventh streets. Gardens highlighted on the downtown walking tour are local, residential, sustainable food gardens. Discussion will revolve around tips to grow gardens in a short season at high altitude, as well as a short talk about the CSU Extension’s Master Gardener Program starting this winter. Visit www.yvsc.org for information. Business Plan Competition submissions due Sept. 15 Submissions for the 2014 Steamboat Springs Business Plan Competition are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 15. The contest is open to those looking to establish a new business or substantially change the direction of an existing business in Routt County. Plans should be submitted to Randy Rudasics at the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus. The winner of the contest will receive $10,000 in prize money, and ...
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These Retired Research Chimps Are Really Enjoying Their New Home 30.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Meet Mason. He's only 5, but already, he seems to be quite the "ladies' man." “He likes to play with the other girls,” Mark Lewis, an animal care specialist at Chimp Haven , a Keithville, Louisiana, chimpanzee sanctuary where Mason now lives, said per the Humane Society. "And he likes to follow some of the older females around.” Things haven’t always been so rosy for Mason, a former research chimp. His old home was the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana, an animal research facility where some animals were allegedly subjected to abusive treatment, ABC News reported in 2009. Two years ago, Mason, together with 109 of the lab's other chimpanzees, were retired by the National Institutes of Health, and since then, animal welfare activists have been working hard to get them all to Chimp Haven. This summer, thanks in part to a fundraising campaign that raised millions of dollars, that goal was finally realized. According to the Humane Society, this is the largest group of government-owned chimpanzees ever ...
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