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Utah Jazz: The quest to rest NBA stars draws blowback 25.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
NBA teams have been strategically resting their star players for years, but the issue over how and when teams decide to sit their superstars has erupted into a full-blown controversy this month. Few would dispute that the NBA’s 82-game schedule is a grind. Many would also agree that top players — particularly veterans — should get an occasional night off so they are healthy and operating at peak efficiency when the playoffs roll around. But the more recent practice of benching mulitple star... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Extreme space weather: protecting our critical infrastructure 25.3.2017 Environmental News Network
Extreme space weather has a global footprint and the potential to damage critical infrastructure on the ground and in space. A new JRC report calls for bridging knowledge gaps and for better coordination at EU level to reduce the potential impact of space weather events.The sun shapes the space environment around the Earth. This so-called space weather can affect space assets but also critical infrastructure on the ground, potentially causing service disruptions or infrastructure failures. Numerous space weather events affecting the power grid, aviation, communication, and navigation systems have already been documented.
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Chance find has big implications for water treatment's costs and carbon footprint 24.3.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
A type of bacteria accidentally discovered during research supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) could fundamentally re-shape efforts to cut the huge amount of electricity consumed during wastewater clean-up.
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Spread of ages is key to impact of disease 24.3.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
How a disease outbreak affects a group of animals depends on the breakdown of ages in the population, an animal study has shown.
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The joy of meatloaf, that iconic comfort food 24.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Have you heard about the White House meatloaf? Apparently, it’s so good that President Trump has been known to order it for guests, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who dined with the president about a month ago.

“This is what it’s like to be with Trump,” Christie later said on a radio...

Video shows two sought for questioning in shooting death of Powelton's Winnie Harris 24.3.2017 Philly.com News
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Dairy farmers should rethink a cow's curfew, say UBC researchers 24.3.2017 Environmental News Network
Dairy cows housed indoors want to break curfew and roam free, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia, published today in Scientific Reports.
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In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues 24.3.2017 Environmental News Network
One day, patients may be able to monitor their body’s response to cancer therapy just by having their blood drawn. A new study, led by bioengineers at UC Berkeley, has taken an important step in that direction by measuring a panel of cancer proteins in rare, individual tumor cells that float in the blood.
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Rice U. refines filters for greener natural gas 24.3.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Natural gas producers want to draw all the methane they can from a well while sequestering as much carbon dioxide as possible, and could use filters that optimize either carbon capture or methane flow. No single filter will do both, but thanks to Rice University scientists, they now know how to fine-tune sorbents for their needs.Subtle adjustments in the manufacture of a polymer-based carbon sorbent make it the best-known material either for capturing the greenhouse gas or balancing carbon capture with methane selectivity, according to Rice chemist Andrew Barron. 
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Trump administration to give green light to Keystone XL pipeline 24.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Vote on Obamacare repeal bill is delayed amid Republican revolt March 24, 2017, 6:05 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: House GOP leaders postponed a vote on their health plan until FridayWhite House acknowledges it doesn't yet have the votes to pass healthcare...
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Trump administration issues presidential permit to TransCanada to build Keystone XL pipeline 24.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump would discuss the pipeline later Friday morning.

The State Department says that it determined...

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Episode 69: An inconvenient podcast; Bechtel engineers green infrastructure 24.3.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
On this week's podcast: Inside Al Gore’s Climate Reality training, and a digest of our World Water Day stories.
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Why do we make children sleep alone? 24.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

One particularly strange feature of middle-class family life is the way we train our children to sleep. “Go to your room,” we tell even very young children, “and stay there all night.” We have invented elaborate techniques to support this supposedly essential aspect of child development, implementing...

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Elephant in the Boardroom: Why Unchecked Consumption is Not an Option in Tomorrow’s Markets 24.3.2017 WRI Stories
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Seahawks free agent tracker updated 24.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Here's an updated look at all the Seahawks have done in free agency since the signing period began March 9.
Five changes agri-businesses need to make if they want to survive 24.3.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
For an industry that relies heavily on natural resources such as clean air, soil and water, becoming more environmentally friendly is not just a marketing ploy — it is a necessity.
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RELEASE: The Future Depends on Decoupling Business Growth from Resource Use 24.3.2017 WRI Stories
RELEASE: The Future Depends on Decoupling Business Growth from Resource Use New research from WRI recommends business leaders address unchecked consumption and embrace new business models WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2017)–The world is on a track to quadruple world GDP by 2050, creating opportunities for business, but also to triple consumption of natural resources, posing significant risks to the environment. Without a change to current business models in which growth is predicated on selling... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Latest: Suspect in Wisconsin shootings hospitalized 24.3.2017 AP National
WESTON, Wis. (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting in northern Wisconsin that left a police officer and three others dead (all times local):...
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Wastewater cleaned thanks to a new adsorbent material made from fruit peels 24.3.2017 Environmental News Network
Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR), and from the Center for Electrochemical Research and Technological Development (Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico en Electroquímica, CIDETEQ) and the Center of Engineering and Industrial Development (Centro de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial, CIDESI), both in Mexico, have developed a process that allows to clean waters containing heavy metals and organic compounds considered pollutants, using a new adsorbent material made from the peels of fruits such as oranges and grapefruits.
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Google Street View Cars Are Now Helping to Track Methane Leaks 24.3.2017 Environmental News Network
Google Street View cars have driven millions of miles across the globe, capturing 360-degree images of roadways and communities on all seven continents. Now, scientists and environmentalists are teaming up to add pollution trackers to the vehicles so they can monitor natural gas leaks as they drive.The new project, detailed this week in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, is being led by researchers at Colorado State University, the Environmental Defense Fund, and Google Earth Outreach.
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