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'Badass. Prolife. Feminist.' How the 'pro-life feminist' movement is straddling the March for Life and Women's March 20.1.2018 Washington Post
'Badass. Prolife. Feminist.' How the 'pro-life feminist' movement is straddling the March for Life and Women's March
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Paul Booth, labor leader and antiwar activist, dies at 74 20.1.2018 Washington Post
Paul Booth, labor leader and antiwar activist, dies at 74
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Taking a look at the NBA stars deserving of top awards at midseason 20.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Philadelphia followed a win over Toronto by beating Boston on Thursday, and Joel Embiid became Philly’s first All-Star starter since Allen Iverson, it was more than a banner day for the 76ers.

It pushed the NBA across the midseason threshold, with Philadelphia being the last team to hit the...

A Year After the Women’s March, “We Haven’t Stopped” 19.1.2018 Mother Jones
Janet Habib had always considered herself a “quiet activist.” A retired teacher in Mobile, Alabama, she had protested the Vietnam War in college, volunteered with Amnesty International for many years, and long kept up with political issues. But she had never worked on a political campaign—until last year, when she supported Doug Jones’s run for Senate.  At 71, Habib […]
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An Organizer's Life 19.1.2018 American Prospect
There’s a scene in last year’s documentary by Lilly Rivlin, Heather Booth: Changing the World, in which Heather and Paul Booth discuss how they met at an anti-war sit-in at the University of Chicago’s administration building in 1966. “The sit-in lasted several days and nights. We got to know each other very well,” Paul recalled. “By the end of the week I was ready to propose marriage and I did.” Married the following year, they spent a lifetime together as key organizers and activists in every social justice movement of the past half-century. On Wednesday, Heather was escorted, in handcuffs, out of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., at a protest of Dreamers and Jewish activists in support of DACA and immigrant rights. At the time, she didn't know it was Paul's last day. Paul had died unexpectedly at 7:30 p.m. of complications of leukemia. In their last conversation, Paul told Heather that he was proud of her involvement in the civil disobedience. It bespeaks their lifetime together as activists. Paul spent ...
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Outdoor lessons improve children's learning 19.1.2018 TreeHugger
A study found that, after teaching a lesson outside, teachers were able to hold kids' attention for nearly twice as long during a subsequent indoor lesson.
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Philadelphia Zoo challenges Minnesota zoos over NFC Championship 19.1.2018 Philly.com News
The loser has to plant 52 trees in honor of Super Bowl LII.
Root Discovery May Lead to Crops That Need Less Fertilizer 19.1.2018 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Bean plants that suppress secondary root growth in favor of boosting primary root growth forage greater soil volume to acquire phosphorus, according to Penn State researchers, who say their recent findings have implications for plant breeders and improving crop productivity in nutrient-poor soils.
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Antiabortion activists gather on the Mall for the March for Life today 19.1.2018 Washington Post
Antiabortion activists gather on the Mall for the March for Life today
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Green Seal stamps a new CEO; a Whole Foods exec fights food waste 19.1.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
An energy industry veteran charges up EVs, Fidelity names its first sustainable investing lead and Freddie Mac leads on diversity.
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In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches 19.1.2018 AP Top News
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police officer and wept with victims of sex abuse by priests....
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Fanged Friends: Study Says the World's Most Vilified and Dangerous Animals May be Humankind's Best Ally 19.1.2018 Environmental News Network
An international review led by the University of Queensland and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that many native carnivores that live in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – spelling bad news for humans who indirectly rely on them for a variety of beneficial services.
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UNH Researchers Find Human Impact on Forest Still Evident After 500 Years 19.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Tropical forests span a huge area, harbor a wide diversity of species, and are important to water and nutrient cycling on a planet scale. But in ancient Amazonia, over 500 years ago, clearing tropical forests was a way of survival to provide land for families to farm and villages to prosper. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire used high-tech tools to more precisely view where these cleared sites were and how much lasting impact they had on the rainforest in the Amazon Basin in South America.
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Fruit fly breakthrough may help human blindness research 18.1.2018 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
For decades, scientists have known that blue light will make fruit flies go blind, but it wasn’t clear why. Now, a Purdue University study has found how this light kills cells in the flies’ eyes, and that could prove a useful model for understanding human ocular diseases such as macular degeneration.
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Greenhouse technology could be the future of food 18.1.2018 Environmental News Network
CU Boulder engineers have received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.The four-year research program could yield next-gen technology capable of solving food, energy and water security challenges posed by global population growth and climate change.
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Texas cities, businesses, and schools know the economic upside of clean energy 18.1.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Texas cities, businesses, and schools know the economic upside of clean energy
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No, your microwave oven isn't killing the planet 18.1.2018 TreeHugger
These stupid headlines miss the whole point- Microwaves use very little power, slightly more than a 7 watt LED bulb over its lifetime.
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Today: The Trump EPA’s Light Touch on Heavy Polluters 18.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The Trump administration’s environmental agenda is already taking a measurable toll.

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The Trump EPA’s Light Touch on Heavy Polluters

Some call it industry-friendly regulation. Others call it abandonment of duty. The Trump administration’s approach to the environment is markedly different...

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Aid for Oceans and Fisheries in Developing World Drops by 30% 18.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Financial aid to fisheries in developing countries has declined by 30 percent, finds a new study from UBC and Stockholm Resilience Centre researchers, published in Marine Policy. Projects focusing on climate issues in fisheries had a 77 percent decline over the five years studied.
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Eagles fans indulge wild superstitions for NFC championship game 18.1.2018 Philly.com News
From boxers that aren't getting taken off to Eagles gear that must never be put on, we asked Philly's biggest fans for their game-day superstitions. They did not disappoint.
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