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Urbanism Hall of Fame: Enrique Peñalosa leads Bogotá’s inclusive urban transformation 19.12.2014 THE CITY FIX
This is the seventh entry in the Urbanism Hall of Fame series, exclusive to TheCityFix. This series is intended to inform people about the leading paradigms surrounding sustainable transport and urban planning and the thinkers behind them. By presenting their many stories, TheCityFix ...
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Group challenges Plum Creek's 'green lumber' label 19.12.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.
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Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label 19.12.2014 AP Washington
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers....
Group challenges 'green' certification for Plum Creek, 1 of nation's biggest timber producers 19.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label 19.12.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.
Study finds reefs reduce wave energy by 97% 18.12.2014 Environmental News Network
We have a lot of stake in the coast. Coastal waters are where we host fisheries, build homes and turn to for tourism and recreation. So how should coastal communities, which comprise nearly 40 percent of the world's population, safeguard against flooding, erosion and violent weather? Marine scientist Michael Beck suggests the solution is growing right beneath some waves and, in many cases, it has been waiting there for thousands of years. 
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REDD and the Green Economy Continue to Undermine Rights 18.12.2014 Views
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New process turns biomass 'waste' into chemical products 18.12.2014 Environmental News Network
A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and jets. A team of researchers from Purdue University's Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, or C3Bio, has developed a process that uses a chemical catalyst and heat to spur reactions that convert lignin into valuable chemical commodities. Lignin is a tough and highly complex molecule that gives the plant cell wall its rigid structure.
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Closing in on ALS? Link Between Lethal Disease and Algae Explored 18.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Residents of Toledo, Ohio, lost drinking water for days this summer when toxins from a Lake Erie algal bloom were found in the water supply. (Photo: Jeff Reutter / Ohio Sea Grant )For 28 years, Bill Gilmore lived in a New Hampshire beach town, where he surfed and kayaked. “I’ve been in water my whole life,” he said. “Before the ocean, it was lakes. I’ve been a water rat since I was four.” Now Gilmore can no longer swim, fish or surf, let alone button a shirt or lift a fork to his mouth. Earlier this year, he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In New England, medical researchers are now uncovering clues that appear to link some cases of the lethal neurological disease to people’s proximity to lakes and coastal waters. About five years ago, doctors at a New Hampshire hospital noticed a pattern in their ALS patients – many of them, like Gilmore, lived near water. Since then, researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center have identified several ALS hot spots ...
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ADVISORY: Transforming Transportation 2015: Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity 18.12.2014 WRI Stories
ADVISORY: Transforming Transportation 2015: Smart Cities for Shared ProsperityDecember 18, 2014 From climate change to poverty reduction, 2015 is a year of immense opportunity to advance progress on sustainable transport and inclusive cities. Heads of state, mayors, and global leaders will convene in Washington, D.C., to discuss policies and opportunities for unlocking smart and sustainable urban growth.Read more [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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16 Major Companies and Agencies Say No to Chemical Flame Retardants 18.12.2014 Environmental News Network
The debate over chemical flame retardantsseems to be heating up. The Center for Environmental Health, which helped encourage a rewrite of California’s regulations regarding safety standards in furniture manufacturing, announced last week that 16 major furniture manufacturers have now sworn off chemical flame retardants.
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Restaurants move way beyond local and organic, get serious about carbon 18.12.2014 TreeHugger
How green can restaurants really go? A couple of new contenders aim to find out.
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Medical marijuana applicants come with baggage 18.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
As Illinois prepares to authorize its first medical marijuana businesses, applicants seeking the potentially lucrative licenses include people with political connections and blemished ...
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GREEN LANE A cat that evidently had a tough life and was being cared for at the Green Lane Veterinary Hospital has tested positive for rabies, according to the Montgomery County Health Department.
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Green bonds sell big in 2014 as finance bids to help climate 18.12.2014 World
By Ross Kerber and Hilary Russ (Reuters) - A "green" bond market has taken root this year, with municipalities and corporations issuing new environmentally-focused bonds and money managers jumping in to buy them. But it's too soon to tell whether all the new activity - less than a sliver of the $91 trillion worldwide bond market - will send much new money to projects like efficient buildings and better water systems. Instead, the new bonds reflect the complexities of using finance to address issues like climate change. ...
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Grizzlies outlast Spurs 117-116 in 3 overtimes 18.12.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday ...
ADVISORY: WRI’s Stories to Watch in 2015 18.12.2014 WRI Stories
ADVISORY: WRI’s Stories to Watch in 2015December 17, 2014 WASHINGTON— Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute, will offer his views on the big stories in environment and sustainability that will shape our world in the coming year. WRI’s Stories to Watch 2015 will take place on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 9:00 am, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.Read more [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space 18.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Americans are serious about their Christmas lights -- so much so that a NASA satellite can see them from space.
The Big Drop: Cheap oil burns green energy 18.12.2014 Financial Times: Energy
Shares in some of best known renewable groups slump
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USC recruit Rasheem Green narrows list of schools 18.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Rasheem Green, a defensive lineman from Gardena Serra High, announced his top four schools on Tuesday — and USC was among them.
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