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Beijing whips up NBA anger, then winds it down, disappointing Chinese nationalists 17.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Chinese nationalism is not as united as it appears.

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Denver marijuana cultivator issues statewide recall over high mold and yeast levels 15.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Denver-based marijuana cultivator is voluntarily recalling retail marijuana products because of elevated yeast and mold counts.
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The Festival Industrial Complex: How food festivals hurt the chefs they're meant to help 14.10.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Food festivals are more popular than ever, but they come at a high cost for the restaurants and chefs they're supposed to promote.

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Crowd rallies in Denver’s Civic Center to hear teen climate activist Greta Thunberg 12.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Hundreds of people are gathering in Denver's Civic Center Friday for a climate protest featuring teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, whose fiery remarks last month during the United Nations climate change conference made her an international hero.
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Fewer Colorado schools will get top ranking under new state rules 11.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
About 72% of schools were in the top level last year, though only about 40% of third graders met expectations for grade-level math and reading.
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Circular cities: The state of the art 11.10.2019 GreenBiz.com
What happens when cities think in loops.
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Does Hong Kong Even Need the NBA? 11.10.2019 Mother Jones
Last Friday night, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, tweeted an image with the seemingly innocuous text: “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” Within the hour, he was forced to delete the tweet, his account under siege by angry replies from Chinese nationalists. By Saturday, the Rockets had been effectively […]
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U.S. companies walk a fine line when doing business with China 9.10.2019 LA Times: Business

The furor over a tweet by the Houston Rockets general manager in support of Hong Kong protesters is highlighting the fine line that U.S. companies must walk when doing business with China.

Organizing lessons from Tim Hortons workers: 'Don't be afraid' 8.10.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar About 45 Tim Hortons workers in Fort Frances, Ontario, banded together to form a union this past year, joining the United Food and Commercial Workers -- Canada's largest private sector union. The outlet is the only Tim Hortons in the small northern Ontario town of about 8,000 people.  "Job security was the number one factor why they decided to join UFCW," said Nathalie Vengal, an organizer with the union. Workers bargained annual wage increases, three days paid bereavement leave as well as seniority rights for scheduling and vacation time. Moreover, both full-time and part-time staff will be entitled to benefits. Vengal said that prior to unionization, access to benefits was restricted without a clear explanation of eligibility. The collective agreement language removed that ambiguity. Cross-generational allyship Many of the workers at the outlet are close to retirement age and sought job security and benefits.  Vengal said that the older employees found allyship among the younger cohort ...
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Policy News: October 7, 2019 8.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Senate Spending Bills Include Modest Increase for NSF, Interior Agencies NSF receives 3% increase. States Challenge New Endangered Species Act Regulations in Courts House Natural Resources Committee pushes a bill to reverse regulations; Congressional Western Caucus releases draft legislation to codify the new rules. Newest IPCC Report Highlights ‘Unprecedented and Enduring Changes ...
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The lasting legacy of Bob Ross and his colorful world of 'happy accidents' 6.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The bushy-haired former Air Force sergeant with the soothing voice rose to fame in the 1980s and '90s with his PBS show The Joy of Painting. Bob Ross died in 1995, but his popularity endures.
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The L.A. vape shop scene was booming. Those days are over 6.10.2019 LA Times: Business

Vape shops thrived even in the age of Amazon, but now they face an uncertain future amid worries over teen vaping and a mysterious lung ailment.

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Everyone’s Gulf: inspiring a new generation of ocean advocates 4.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Everyone’s Gulf: inspiring a new generation of ocean advocates
'Hong Kongers, resist!' A new cry as masks are banned through colonial-era emergency law 4.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

"Hong Kong is not in a state of emergency," Chief Executive Carrie Lam said as thousands of masked protesters poured into the streets.

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Denver school buses running normally again following delays prompted by driver sick-out 3.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Buses appeared to run on schedule on Thursday morning, Denver Public Schools officials said, and they don't expect any unusual delays on the afternoon run.
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84% of Mexico’s Most Important Fisheries to be Impacted by Climate Change, Unless Action is Taken 2.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
84% of Mexico’s Most Important Fisheries to be Impacted by Climate Change, Unless Action is Taken
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How developing countries put forests on the climate agenda 2.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Nearly a quarter of all the greenhouse gases emitted by man come from the way we manage our forests, farms and fields.
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Verbund in the fall: a week with Europe's sustainability leaders 2.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From BASF to BMW to PRI, Europe holds major innovation in sustainability.
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DA won’t charge parent accused of punching Denver Public Schools employee in school bus fracas 1.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Prosecutors will not file criminal charges against the parent accused of punching a Denver Public Schools employee in an incident last month involving a school bus that had pulled over so adults on board could try to calm unruly students.
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Opinion: When deciding what foods to eat for lunch, consider climate change 29.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Production of animal-based foods accounts for about two-thirds of agricultural carbon emissions.

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