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Toxic algae problem will 'get worse in a big way' as climate continues to warm 23.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Across the U.S., reservoirs that supply drinking water and lakes used for recreation are experiencing toxic algae blooms with growing frequency. The trend represents another impact of global warming and raises looming questions about the effects on human health, researchers say.
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City Fitness is growing. But here's why it's cutting instructors 22.6.2018 News
When it comes to group exercise teachers, what used to work for the Philly-based gym just doesn't work anymore, the company said.
As other theology schools struggle, Denver’s Iliff uses social justice roots to stay resilient 22.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
At a time when theology schools and seminaries are downsizing, merging or closing, Denver's Iliff School of Theology has been holding steady.
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CU injecting trees in product trial to combat invasive beetles 22.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
On Wednesday morning, a contractor dressed in a work helmet, vest and gloves drilled small holes in rows of University of Colorado ash trees.
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Money from wealthy right-wing ideologues helps fuel group challenging Alberta's protections for GSA members 21.6.2018 - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga The so-called Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms achieved its first goal yesterday, generating plenty of publicity for itself and its social conservative supporters at the first day of its court bid to overturn the Alberta NDP government's legislative effort to protect students who join gay-straight alliances. By the sound of media reports from the southeastern Alberta city of Medicine Hat, a circus-like atmosphere prevailed outside the courtroom as a crowd of button-wearing anti-GSA activists showed up to support the group's constitutional challenge, opposed by a few counter-protesters. This produced lots of coverage, including reports in national publications , doubtless further raising the profile of the Calgary-based JCCF, which is already beloved by Alberta's conservative mainstream media, pretty well the only kind we have around here. The Calgary-based organization is seeking an injunction to stop enforcement of the Alberta law protecting members of school gay-straight ...
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A call for the NDP to withdraw from the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group 20.6.2018 - News for the rest of us
Yves Engler The undersigned are appalled by the recent deaths in Gaza. At least 110 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured by sniper fire and noxious gas used by the Israeli military. The recent violence takes place alongside ongoing land theft, destruction of olive groves, construction of Jewish-only roads, imprisonment without due process, and a blockade of Gaza. During its 70-year history, Israel has been as unjust towards Palestinians as the white-ruled apartheid state was to Black South Africans. We are concerned that members of Parliament would seek to strengthen relations with a country systematically violating Palestinian rights. In particular, we are dismayed that NDP justice critic Murray Rankin and NDP defence critic Randall Garrison serve as executive members of the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group. NDP MPs Peter Julian and Gord Johns are also members of that organization. The Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group promotes "greater friendship" between Canadian MPs and ...
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Feeling blue? How this entrepreneur created a natural dye 20.6.2018 Energy & Climate |
With regenerative agriculture and carbon capture, Stony Creek Colors is pioneering into the new sustainable textile industry.
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Why food nostalgia won't make us more sustainable 20.6.2018 Business Operations |
Sponsored: Sara Place discusses how productivity improvements in plant and animal agriculture work synergistically to reduce input requirements for producing food.
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Was Albert Einstein a Racist? 19.6.2018 American Prospect
Public Domain Albert Einstein in his office at the University of Berlin Albert Einstein is back in the news, but not because someone has disproved or confirmed one of his theories. The publication of Einstein’s travel diaries last week reveal that he wrote some racist things about the Chinese back in the early 1920s. The media have jumped on Einstein’s observations to undermine his reputation as a progressive, suggesting that the world-renowned physicist was a hypocrite. “Einstein's travel diaries reveal physicist's racism,” BBC News headlined its story. USA Today’s version was: “Einstein was a racist? His 1920s travel diaries contain shocking slurs against Chinese people.” Wrote Fox News: “Einstein's diaries contain shocking details of his racism.” Princeton University Press (in coordination with the Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology) just published The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: The Far East, Palestine, and Spain, 1922–1923, translated into English for the first ...
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Brooks Koepka wins second straight U.S. Open title thanks to clutch putting 18.6.2018 News
Koepka, who didn't touch a golf club for three months after suffering a wrist injury last November, became the seventh player in history to go back-to-back.
Parkland school shooting survivors launch tour to register young voters 16.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Student survivors from the shooting in Parkland, Fla., embark on a 20-state bus tour aimed at registering young people to vote, but this demographic typically sits out mid-term elections.
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Roots and reverence: 3 Hawaiian teenagers share hopes for a sustainable future 16.6.2018
Unfiltered, youthful advice for corporate sustainable professionals and policy experts.
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Democrats have one-party rule in Trenton. Why can't they agree on taxes? 13.6.2018 News
Five months into his term, Gov. Murphy has moved New Jersey sharply to the left after eight years under a Republican governor, enacting a sweeping liberal agenda that includes a pay-equity measure intended to narrow the gender wage gap, mandatory paid sick leave, automatic voter registration, financial aid for college to undocumented immigrants, and restoring Christie-era cuts to Planned Parenthood. At the same time, political observers said, Murphy, who had never before held elected office, has had a rocky start in dealing with the Legislature.
AAA has new automation leaders; Nelson Switzer leaves Nestle 13.6.2018 Business Operations |
In this month's roundup of interesting sustainability career moves: ex-politicos go private, Nelson Switzer leaves Nestle and sustainability boards get shakeups.
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These 8 nature-based startups from around the world are going to save it 13.6.2018 Energy & Climate |
And this environmental impact accelerator is going to help.
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Thousands are “Dying” Across the Country to Mark the Two Year Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting 13.6.2018 Mother Jones
At noon Tuesday, Capitol Hill was littered with the bodies of high school students from across the country as part of a nationwide “die-in” to protest gun violence. The demonstration occurred exactly two years after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, in which 49 people were killed. The students lay for 12 minutes, or 720 […]
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This Democrat Received “A+” Ratings From the NRA. Today We’ll Find Out If Voters Care. 12.6.2018 Mother Jones
When Maine Democrats gathered last month for their state convention, most of the party’s gubernatorial hopefuls wanted to talk about gun control. Progressive activist Betsy Sweet outlined her specific plan of action, telling the crowd gathered at an ice rink in the city of Lewiston that she’d work to ban assault weapons and enforce universal […]
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Hands-on experience gives teachers leg up on bike safety 12.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Teachers had a chance to practice starts, stops, turn signals and other skills.
Civil rights leader Dorothy Cotton dies at 88 12.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Cotton was the education director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. She focused on empowering ordinary people to exercise their rights.
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Census data show Chester County's hot, South Jersey's not. Here's how towns are changing 11.6.2018 News
The data show a sustained slow decline in South Jersey, ongoing population spikes in swaths of Chester and Montgomery Counties, and stability in Bucks and Delaware Counties.
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