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Latinos hold the key to pot legalization, but will people of color share in its economic riches? 28.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The town hall meeting, in a cavernous garage on an industrial side street in Gardena, was billed as an opportunity to learn about cannabis from some of the industry’s experts.

I assumed there would be strong arguments made in favor of Proposition 64, the November ballot initiative to legalize marijuana...

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Readers Think. Thinkers Read. 28.8.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Ralph Nader

Here are my recommended books to read for the late summer holidays.

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Jewelry, wine, clothing and sports tickets: D.A. collects more than $10,000 worth of gifts 28.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey has accepted more than $10,000 worth of gifts over the last four years from criminal defense attorneys, police unions, business owners, prosecutors in her office and others who could have an interest in influencing her decisions as one of the most powerful...

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NFL: Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest 28.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Santa Clara, Calif. • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team’s bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game. He later explained his reasoning in an interview with NFL Media . “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that op... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Waterloo chemists develop promising cheap, sustainable battery for grid energy storage 27.8.2016 Environmental News Network
Chemists at the University of Waterloo have developed a long-lasting zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries and could help enable communities to shift away from traditional power plants and into renewable solar and wind energy production.Professor Linda Nazar and her colleagues from the Faculty of Science at Waterloo made the important discovery, which appears in the journal, Nature Energy.
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49ers Quarterback Sits Out National Anthem To Protest Oppression Of Minorities 27.8.2016 NPR News
As players rose to stand for the national anthem at the 49ers-Packers game on Friday night, quarterback Colin Kaepernick pointedly remained seated.
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Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest 27.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team’s bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in […]
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A six-legged snack is the latest food trend in tech world 27.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Enthusiasts — and their financial backers — say tiny, chirping crickets are high in protein and iron and can serve as a sustainable alternative to beef or chicken.
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Trump and the Transformation of Politics 27.8.2016 Commondreams.org Views
John Feffer

The history of political parties is rather boring. Not much has changed since the French Revolution, which produced the the terms “Left” and “Right” to reflect where people sat in the National Assembly. The early 20th century saw the rise of Communist parties on the far left. Shortly later, fascist parties began to emerge on the far right.

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Corporations turn to their own green energy sources 27.8.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
The words are stenciled on the front of the Apple Store, a glass box sandwiched between a nondescript Thai restaurant and a CVS pharmacy in downtown Palo Alto: “This store runs on 100 percent renewable energy.” If Apple’s plans play out, it will be able to make that claim not only for its operations throughout California but also beyond, as the company aims to meet its growing needs for electricity with green sources like solar, wind and hydroelectric power. Like other big companies before it, including Walmart and Google, Apple recently received a federal designation for its energy subsidiary that allows it to become a wholesale seller of electricity from coast to coast. [...] like a growing number of corporations, Apple is intent on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from electricity production — one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. In one ambitious venture, Apple has contracted with First Solar to begin buying a little less than half of the power later ...
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Bengals' A.J. Green says he won't play if his wife gives birth on a game day 27.8.2016 Washington Post
Bengals' A.J. Green says he won't play if his wife gives birth on a game day
Blending wastewater may help California cope with drought 26.8.2016 Environmental News Network
Recycled wastewater is increasingly touted as part of the solution to California's water woes, particularly for agricultural use, as the state's historic drought continues. The cost of treating wastewater to meet state health standards for reuse and to reduce salt levels that damage crops presents a new set of challenges, however.Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed an economic model that demonstrates how flexible wastewater treatment processes which blend varying levels of treated effluent can be optimized to produce a water supply that is affordable, and meets and surpasses a variety of water quality requirements.
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Ecological consequences of amphetamine pollution in urban streams 26.8.2016 Environmental News Network
Pharmaceutical and illicit drugs are present in streams in Baltimore, Maryland. At some sites, amphetamine concentrations are high enough to alter the base of the aquatic food web. So reports a new study released today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, which is one of the first to explore the ecological consequences of stimulant pollution in urban streams.Lead author Sylvia S. Lee conducted the work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Lee, now with the Environmental Protection Agency, comments, "Around the world, treated and untreated wastewater entering surface waters contains pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs that originate from human consumption and excretion, manufacturing processes, or improper disposal. We were interested in revealing how amphetamine exposure influences the small plants and animals that play a large role in regulating the health of ...
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Why you'll want to figure out how to use a spiralizer 26.8.2016 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

I came late to the spiralizer party. I’d never heard of the gadget that turns vegetables into noodle-like strands until about a year ago, when I started seeing dishes with names such as “Zinguine™” on restaurant menus.

The gluten-free and paleo crowd have been onto this tool for some time — it’s...

Farmers market report: Tomatillos are in season. We have recipes. 26.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

What’s in season: A vibrant shade of green, tomatillos look like tomatoes hidden under a paper-like husk. A cousin of the tomato and the Cape gooseberry, tomatillos are known by a variety of names, including husk tomatoes, jam berries and Mexican green tomatoes. Peel back the flesh to find a firm,...

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Jill Stein's foul language on race 26.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Jill Stein's foul language on race
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California Doubles Down On Green Economy, But Kicks Cap-And-Trade Down The Road 26.8.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. California doubled down on its green economy Wednesday as the legislature passed a pair of bills that set ambitious new targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The new goals are being hailed by environmentalists for providing the certainty needed to ramp up clean-tech investment. Governor Jerry Brown announced in a press conference that opponents of the new targets were “vanquished.” Indeed, there had hardly been a squeak from the oil industry or anyone else. Maybe that’s because the cap-and-trade exchange that allows heavy polluters to mitigate their damage by purchasing emission credits, and which is one of the state’s most embattled emission-reduction programs, got kicked down the road. All summer the new emissions goals were embroiled in intense negotiations centered on cap-and-trade — talks that included the legislature, the governor and representatives of Big Oil and other heavy industries. ...
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Could This Be the Year Movies Stopped Mattering? 26.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
Could This Be the Year Movies Stopped Mattering?
There are great films out there, and people who want to see them. But in a year of endless pop-cultural distractions, movies have never felt less important. The post Could This Be the Year Movies Stopped Mattering? appeared first on WIRED.
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Episode 41: Food data players to watch; a corporate renewables crash course 26.8.2016 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
This week on the GreenBiz 350 podcast: A look at where agriculture meets cap-and-trade climate policy, plus a breakdown of the organizations catalyzing corporate clean energy.
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Here's what a global treaty on plastics should look like 26.8.2016 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Plastic pollution harms more than just the ocean, and it's time we did something about it.
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