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NLRB overturns rule that made companies liable for franchisees' and contractors' workers 16.12.2017 LA Times: Business

The National Labor Relations Board overturned a landmark Obama-era rule this week that had left companies vulnerable to lawsuits filed by employees of franchisees and contractors over labor violations.

Groups representing companies in industries such as restaurants, retail and home construction...

Study shows sustainable forestry sustains these 5 birds 15.12.2017 TreeHugger
A sustainable forest is like a giant nest that protects the birds that live in it. Among forest wildlife, birds are especially important because they serve as early indicators of forest health, water quality, air quality, and climate change.
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The Growing Case for Impeaching Donald Trump, From Lawlessness and Corruption to Abuse of Power 15.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
On Thursday, another Democrat endorsed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a resolution presented in November by a half-dozen Democrats accusing Trump of obstruction of justice and other offenses. Democrat Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire is the latest official to join the effort and is one of 12 House Democrats who represent a district won by Trump in 2016. This comes as a petition for impeachment launched in October by Democratic donor Tom Steyer has garnered more than 3.5 million supporters. At least 17 communities around the country are now on record calling for impeachment proceedings against Trump. "It is not acceptable to say that we will simply kick the can down the road and wait until after an election cycle to lay the groundwork for the impeachment proceedings," says constitutional attorney John Bonifaz, co-founder and director of Free Speech for People. "We need to be laying that groundwork and making this call now." TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I'm Amy ...
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Salads, braises and more great recipes for fennel, now in season 15.12.2017 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

What's in season: Normally in season during the cold winter months, fennel is known for its bright, licorice-like notes. The vegetable, which can be found through early spring, is incredibly versatile. Wild fennel, which can be found growing throughout Southern California, is perfect for harvesting...

Lakers put up a fight against the Cavaliers but fall 121-112 15.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If the mission was to show LeBron James that the Lakers team he could join in free agency next year was a young group of talented players who cared about competing and had pride in their games and whom he could help take to the next level, they did that for a while on Thursday night.

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RushCard is distancing itself from founder Russell Simmons following sexual misconduct allegations 15.12.2017 LA Times: Business
Green Dot Corp, a Pasadena debit card company that owns RushCard, has removed photos of Simmons from the brand's website following new sexual misconduct allegations this week
Children's Screen-Time Guidelines Too Restrictive, According to New Research 14.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Digital screen use is a staple of contemporary life for adults and children, whether they are browsing on laptops and smartphones, or watching TV. Paediatricians and scientists have long expressed concerns about the impact of overusing technology on people’s wellbeing. However, new Oxford University research suggests that existing guidance managing children’s digital media time may not be as beneficial as first thought.
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Cattle delayed a weekend before slaughter produce lower-grade meat 14.12.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
When cattle arrive at a slaughterhouse on a Friday but are held for processing until Monday, they have an increased incidence of producing tough, low-grade meat, new research shows.“It can happen if there are too many cattle and there’s a backup, or if there’s a plant breakdown,” said Heather Bruce, an associate professor of carcass and meat science in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences.
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Clearing The Air 14.12.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Residents in some areas of the developing world are currently coping with dangerous levels of air pollution. Recent research, co-led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, is leading to a new understanding of a key chemical able to break down some major air pollutants.
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Rooftop wiretap aims to learn what crows gossip about at dusk 14.12.2017 Environmental News Network
What are crows saying when their loud cawing fills a dark winter’s evening? Despite the inescapable ruckus, nobody knows for sure. Birds congregate daily before and after sleep, and they make some noise, but what might be happening in those brains is a mystery.Curious about these raucous exchanges, researchers at the University of Washington Bothell are listening in. They are placing equipment on the roof of their building — a meeting place for some of the thousands of crows that sleep in nearby campus trees — and using a sort of computerized eavesdropping to study the relationship between calls and the birds’ behavior.
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Vis­itor Pat­terns and Emer­ging Activ­it­ies in Na­tional Parks Re­vealed by So­cial Me­dia Posts 14.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Researchers from the Digital Geography at the University of Helsinki have been studying whether social media data could be used to understand visitor’s activities in national parks and most recent results are presented in Scientific reports: Instagram, Flickr, or Twitter: Assessing the usability of social media data for visitor monitoring in protected areas.
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Vera Katz, who helped turn Portland into an eco-friendly hipster haven, dies at 84 14.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Vera Katz, a Jewish refugee who as mayor helped transform Portland from a sleepy backwater into a trendy city known for its public transit, eco-conscious design and live-work architecture style, has died after being diagnosed with acute leukemia.

Katz was diagnosed this month after undergoing dialysis...

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Parenting trends are going green for 2018 14.12.2017 TreeHugger
Pinterest has released its list of predicted trends for next year, and it looks like TreeHugger's eco-minded philosophies are catching on.
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Why you need to start Aaron Rodgers in the fantasy football playoffs 14.12.2017 Washington Post
Why you need to start Aaron Rodgers in the fantasy football playoffs
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Mars Mission Sheds Light on Habitability of Distant Planets 14.12.2017 Environmental News Network
How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it were orbiting a red dwarf star? It’s a complex question but one that NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission can help answer.
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RELEASE: WRI Ross Center Wins Prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award 14.12.2017 WRI Stories
RELEASE: WRI Ross Center Wins Prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award Award recognizes WRI’s outstanding achievements and innovations in urban design and sustainable transport to save lives LONDON (December 14, 2017) — Each year, the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award recognizes the most outstanding achievements and innovations to improve road safety and save lives worldwide. On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities was named a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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After the Packers did it for Aaron Rodgers, the Cowboys can give Ezekiel Elliott a chance to lead them to the playoffs 14.12.2017 Washington Post
After the Packers did it for Aaron Rodgers, the Cowboys can give Ezekiel Elliott a chance to lead them to the playoffs
Denver has been so dry that sprinklers are springing back to life, but is snow on the way? 14.12.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A 65-day dry spell has had plants and people behaving as if it's October, not mid-December.
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Green Gift Guide: For the gym-goer 14.12.2017 TreeHugger
Athletes want eco-friendly gear, too! Here are some ideas for green gym gifts.
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Engineers create plants that glow 13.12.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light of a glowing plant on your desk.
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