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Riot in Paris: Armored trucks, tear gas, smashed glass 8.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week.
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How Ruth Gates is using social design to save coral reefs 8.12.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The unique collaboration means more science and more communication.
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Human rights as a driver of climate action and sustainable development 6.12.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The impacts of climate change threaten our foundational rights. We must act on them with dignity and respect.
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Why Presidio Graduate School integrated the SDGs into its curriculum 5.12.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
End goal: For every MBA program to include global sustainability and multisector thinking within its core.
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Why Presidio integrated the SDGs into its curriculum 5.12.2018 GreenBiz.com
End goal: For every MBA program to include global sustainability and multisector thinking within its core.
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Cop out: Can the UN Climate Summit deliver? 4.12.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A deep dive into the key opportunities and stumbling blocks that are set to shape this week's U.N. Climate Summit in Poland.
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Yellow vest protests in France may be a warning to governments around the world 2.12.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson While there may be the impression that the gilets jaunes (yellow vest) movement in France is simply a right-wing populist reaction to an increase in gas taxes, and, thus, a cautionary tale against measures intended to counter climate change, there is much more to it than that. Reuters reports, "The popular rebellion erupted out of nowhere on Nov. 17 and has been coordinated via social media, with protesters blocking roads across France and impeding access to shopping malls, factories and some fuel depots." The New York Times further explains, "The catalyst for the protests was the government’s decision to increase gas taxes in 2019 to help pay for the transition to more sustainable energy." But that article notably highlights, "It [also] reflects the bite of French payroll taxes, which are among the highest in Europe, and disposable income that is below that of several other western European countries." The Local -- France adds, "While initially focused on fuel taxes, the 'yellow ...
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Worst riot in a decade engulfs Paris; Macron vows action 2.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
France's most violent urban riot in more than a decade engulfed parts of central Paris on Saturday as "yellow jacket" activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti.
How the Blue Wave Swelled to a Tsunami in Orange County 30.11.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File Democratic Representative-elect Katie Porter speaks during an election night event on in Tustin, California.  Ever since California’s Orange County helped power the rise of Barry Goldwater and the Reagan Revolution, political observers have viewed it as the quintessential Republican stronghold.  Such congressional representatives as Dana Rohrabacher and Robert Dornan personified the belligerent far right, the Orange County Register promoted a hard-edged libertarian worldview, and Republican lawmakers such as Christopher Cox, Darrel Issa, and Ed Royce wielded considerable clout on Capitol Hill.      Named for orange groves long vanished, the suburban region south of Los Angeles was known for Disneyland, beautiful beaches, master planned communities, and a powerful conservative business class that exercised national political influence via the Lincoln Club, a high-rolling conservative fundraising group. Republican senators from across the nation made the pilgrimage to Orange ...
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Organic Valley and Clif Bar are making clean energy part of their operational recipes 29.11.2018 GreenBiz.com
The projects they're supporting aren't necessarily huge, but their local impact shouldn't be underestimated.
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Romaine lettuce cropping up in Twin Cities stores after lifting of national health warning 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Twin Cities grocery stores will likely have significant supplies of romaine lettuce early next week.
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Transforming America’s 'Hidden Tribes' into a Progressive Majority 22.11.2018 American Prospect
Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP A voter drops an election ballot off at the Pitkin County Administration box in Aspen, Colorado.  Since progressives are only a slice of the larger body politic in America, is it possible to build a sustainable governing progressive majority by appealing to the majority of voters who are fed up with the polarized political climate? I have been pondering that question in light of the recent midterm elections and in light of a groundbreaking, recently-released  study  of American political attitudes.  The research was conducted by a group called More in Common, an international group of progressive political operatives, thinkers, and researchers based in London and New York who are working to address the growth of political polarization and the rise of ethno-nationalist populism in France, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Over the past year, the More in Common team conducted extensive surveys with 8,000 Americans as well as in-depth interviews with a smaller ...
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A sharing economy for plants: Seed libraries are sprouting up 22.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Agribusinesses vs. community agriculture — an American tradition?
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Giving thanks for bipartisanship 22.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Here's something to be thankful for: climate action on the political horizon.
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Five reasons for hope on World Fisheries Day 2018 21.11.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Five reasons for hope on World Fisheries Day 2018
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10 questions for Lime's head of sustainability, Andrew Savage 20.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The former solar executive talks about how Lime scooters can help cities reduce carbon emissions, cut congestion and provide better access to transportation.
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5 trends in sustainable retail promoting chemical safety 20.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Product health is what's in store for retailer strategies.
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Walmartism and Its Discontents 19.11.2018 American Prospect
Nick Ut/AP Images Efforts to unionize Walmart have made little headway in the face of a problem endemic to the retail sector: high turnover. Discontented workers simpyl quit rather than invest in the hard work of fixing a company's problems.  Working for Respect: Community and Conflict at Walmart By Adam Reich and Peter Bearman Columbia University Press This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Until the “gig economy” and artificial intelligence became their primary preoccupations, observers of the 21st-century workplace were obsessed with the 800-pound gorilla of global retail: Walmart. Infamous for its low wages—so low that many of its workers are eligible for public assistance—and for its intransigent resistance to unionization, this global corporate behemoth was also the target of multiple gender discrimination lawsuits over the years. Although many of its practices are similar to those of other large retailers, Walmart became the poster child ...
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3 reasons why Apple, Danone, Mars, Nestle and Unilever just stood up for strong climate policy 16.11.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
3 reasons why Apple, Danone, Mars, Nestle and Unilever just stood up for strong climate policy
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Met Council: Southwest light rail gets federal green light 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Metropolitan Council says it has received an important approval from the federal government for funding the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project.
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