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Getting an Edge in the Long Afghan Struggle 23.6.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Trump’s early approach holds promise if backed with a sustained, and sustainable, commitment.
Construction Begins on Australia's Tallest Timber Tower 23.6.2017 Planet Ark News
Construction has begun on Impact Investment Group's 25 King development, set to become Australia's tallest cross-laminated timber building and one of the tallest in the world. The 10-storey, 45-metre building at Brisbane's Showgrounds, designed by Bates Smart, is being developed and built by Lendlease with completion expected in late 2018.
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Paw Pods offer a dignified biodegradable burial option for pets 23.6.2017 TreeHugger
Our pets become like family to us during their lives, so why not treat them with the dignity that a family member deserves when they die?
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John Green announces 'Turtles All the Way Down,' his first novel since 'The Fault in Our Stars' 23.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Driver rescued after van gets stuck in Wisconsin drawbridge 23.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Firefighters had to rescue a man after his minivan became wedged in a drawbridge in downtown Green Bay. Officials say the van got stuck between one of the opening spans and the fixed roadway on the Walnut Street Bridge early Thursday. The Green Bay Metro Fire Department says the driver […]
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This Australian Senator Became The First To Breastfeed While Addressing Parliament 23.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In May, Greens senator  Larissa Waters made history  as the first person to breastfeed in Australia’s federal Parliament. Now the politician has reached another milestone: becoming the first person to breastfeed while making remarks on the Australian Parliament floor.  On Thursday, Waters put forward a motion on black lung disease while nursing her infant daughter, Alia Joy. First time I've had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding! And my partner in crime moved her own motion just before mine, bless her — Larissa Waters (@larissawaters) June 22, 2017 “First time I’ve had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding!” she tweeted after her remarks. “And my partner in crime moved her own motion just before mine, bless her.” Waters, who is the co-leader of Australia’s Greens party, joined many of her colleagues in urging the Senate to change its rules about children and breastfeeding in Parliament last year .  The senator told BuzzFeed she nursed while giving her speech because “black lung disease is ...
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John Green to publish his first book since 'The Fault in Our Stars' 23.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It’s been more than five years in the making, but John Green’s follow-up to his beloved 2012 novel, “The Fault in Our Stars,” is finally becoming a reality.

Penguin Young Readers announced the upcoming release of “Turtles All the Way Down,” Green’s new novel, scheduled for publication on Oct. 10.

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A Bold Proposal To Unleash America’s Green Economy 22.6.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
China completed construction on the world’s largest solar farm earlier this year. Shortly afterward, both China and India officially surpassed the United States to become the world leaders in renewable energy investment. This all happened before President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. For the sake of our planet’s future, it’s reassuring to know the rest of the world is going on without us in the fight against climate change. For the sake of our planet’s future, it’s reassuring to know the rest of the world is going on without us in the fight against climate change. For our economy, however, failing to compete globally in the rapidly growing clean-energy sector represents a self-inflicted wound. This precise concern is why major American businesses, including Microsoft, Apple, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Google, Exxon, and GE, opposed the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. They know the growth of clean energy jobs, like wind and solar, is far outpacing fossil fuel jobs. ...
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Philadelphians could be on the hook for political campaign expenses 22.6.2017 Philly.com News
City Council wants taxpayers to fund local political campaign in an effort to get more Philadelphians to run for office and perhaps increase voter turnout. A package of bills to create a publicly-funded election system in Philadelphia will be introduced Thursday at City Council's last meeting for the spring session. Councilman Derek Green, one of the sponsors of the bill, said that hearings on the proposal would be held over the summer and continue into the fall. Voters would have to approve a charter change to allow the city to fund elections.
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'What the hell, Trump?' President upsets golf fans after driving cart on green 22.6.2017 Washington Post
'What the hell, Trump?' President upsets golf fans after driving cart on green
Donald Trump Breaks Golden Rule By Driving Golf Cart On Green 22.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
That isn’t par for the course, sir. President Donald Trump was caught driving his golf cart on the green in a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday. That’s a no-no in golf , even deemed a “ cardinal rule ” not to be broken. Sure, the place in which he  ran over etiquette like roadkill bears his name ― the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. But we still think that no man is bigger than the game. So what do we have to do to keep him off the green ― build a wall?  Trump driving on green at Bedminster.."playing well till this hole" *knucks* @ForePlayPod pic.twitter.com/ftBmxiNrwy — Mike Frank (@MikeNFrank) June 21, 2017 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...
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Can Hawaii sell tourists on sustainability? 22.6.2017 GreenBiz.com
Taking advantage of $15 billion in annual tourism spending while also ramping up local sustainability efforts is no easy task.
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Lyft Shuttle: Another Silicon Valley effort to shelter the well-off from those pesky poor people 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Here’s a modern-day startup riddle: When is a bus not really a bus?

The ride-hailing company Lyft rolled out its new shuttle service this week, allowing users in San Francisco and Chicago to “ride for a low fixed fare along convenient routes, with no surprise stops.” Some were quick to identify...

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Green Clean for Sydney's Opera House 22.6.2017 Planet Ark News
A 50-year love affair between man and building nurtured with bicarb soda, olive oil and devotion.
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Police find bodies of three Utah men in a truck in the Green River, a month after they were reported missing 22.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A truck and three bodies — which may belong to three Vernal men reported missing nearly a month ago — were recovered from a river in Uintah County on Wednesday morning, police reported. Searchers discovered the truck in the Green River in Jensen about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle matched the description of the truck carrying 33-year-old Robert Alan Spoon, 33-year-old Jason Ralph Tilt and 29-year-old Jacob Douglas Tilt when they were last seen on May 22, according to a Uintah County Sheriff...
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Your business legacy must now include the planet 22.6.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
In the absence of federal leadership and oversight, who will be the standard-bearer for the environment? You will. The opportunity and need for bolder private sector leadership has never been greater. Business must continue to step up and lead the way to a more sustainable world where companies, communities, and the environment thrive. Your legacy must now be a legacy of leadership and stewardship. One cannot exist without the other. Long-term economic growth and business competitiveness depends on a thriving environment. By 2050 there will be 9.5 billion consumers on our planet, all demanding more energy, food, products and services than ever before. This presents a huge challenge, and a huge opportunity for business leadership, collaboration and advocacy. Tom Murray, VP EDF+Business It is up to you to inspire, influence and innovate for a future where both the economy and the environment can prosper. We know this is achievable because we’ve proven it. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has been at the ...
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Police Chief Urges 1-Day Suspension For White Cop Who Kicked Handcuffed Black Man's Head 22.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
An Ohio police chief has recommended a 24-hour suspension for a white officer accused of kicking a handcuffed black man in the head ― a burst of violence an internal review called “unreasonable.” Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs wrote in a June 14 memo to the city public safety director that Officer Zachary Rosen should serve the disciplinary period over the course of three work days, The Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday. The police department wouldn’t elaborate on Jacobs’ recommendation. “It’s an ongoing discipline case and we won’t be able to comment,” Sgt. Rich Weiner told HuffPost. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said no decision on discipline for the officer has been made.  “While the Chief of Police has made a recommendation for discipline in the use of force case involving Officer Rosen, the Director of Public Safety will make the final decision under the current FOP contract,” Ginther said in a Wednesday Facebook post . “I have every expectation the Public Safety Director will discipline ...
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Reader’s Lens | Green frog on a red rose 22.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Seattle Times reader Jeff Seldomridge’s dazzling image of a green, green tree frog on a red, red rose.
Police find bodies of Utah three men in a truck in the Green River, a month after they were reported missing 22.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A truck and three bodies — which may belong to three Vernal men reported missing nearly a month ago — were recovered from a river in Uintah County on Wednesday morning, police reported. Searchers discovered the truck in the Green River in Jensen about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle matched the description of the truck carrying 33-year-old Robert Alan Spoon, 33-year-old Jason Ralph Tilt and 29-year-old Jacob Douglas Tilt when they were last seen on May 22, according to a Uintah County Sheriff... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Trump Administration Resumes Global Vetting Review 21.6.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
President Donald Trump’s travel ban remains on hold due to court rulings, but his administration is resuming a global review of nations that may lead to far more sweeping travel restrictions.
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