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Talking Green Freight 15.4.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Jason Mathers I recently had the opportunity to speak about leading corporate green freight practices on Talking Logistics —an online weekly talk show and blog. Talking Logistics is hosted by industry expert Adrian Gonzalez and is a venue for thought leaders and newsmakers to discuss the supply chain and logistics industry. During this discussion, we spoke about the EDF 5 Principles for Greener Freight, the actions of large freight shippers, including Ocean Spray, Caterpillar, and Boise; and the importance of freight shippers adding their voice in support of strong truck efficiency standards. You can watch the episode ...
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PBS will mark Earth Day with one-half of a fine environmental documentary 15.4.2014 MinnPost
Next Tuesday (April 22) is Earth Day, and if you happen to have an hour free at 8 p.m. I recommend, I guess, that you tune your TV to PBS for its premiere showing of "A Fierce Green Fire." If that endorsement is half-hearted, it's because this version of Mark Kitchell's documentary is but half the movie, more or less. Starting about a year ago, "A Fierce Green Fire" has knocked around in limited theatrical releases at lengths of 100, 101 and 114 minutes, according to various reviews. For inclusion in the "American Masters" series, however, it has been trimmed to something under 55 minutes (and also relieved, at least in the promo materials, of its subtitle, "The Battle for a Living Planet)." What remains is a kind of high-speed, magical history tour of the modern environmentalist movement in which the earth's protectors usually win, just because they're right; Richard Nixon is an earnest hero of  unquestioned motives (he gets more time than Gaylord Nelson); and the ongoing struggle to rein in global ...
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This Time-Lapse Video Makes Iceland Look Like a Science Fiction Wonderland 15.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
You may have already seen this 2012 time-lapse video of Iceland , but dare we say this new video of the Northern lights over Iceland is even better? Shot by photographer Oli Haukur Myradi of Ozzo Photography , this time-lapse video of the Aurora Borealis in Iceland was filmed in the winter of 2014 , and is set to some seriously rockin' jams. The freelance photographer and designer , who was born in Iceland and still resides there , makes Iceland look like a science-fiction wonderland that has us wishing we could hop on a flight and let the sky melt our face off. You can check out more insane photos taken of the Aurora Borealis by Myradi here , and drool over the ones we found ...
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Real estate benchmark takes sustainability to the capital markets 15.4.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Here's a closer look at the GRESB, a sustainability "nutritional label" for real estate investments, from its director.

Real estate benchmark takes sustainability to the capital markets
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What does Rainforest Alliance certification mean for palm oil? 15.4.2014 TreeHugger
We all know the palm oil industry has a horrible reputation for deforestation. The Rainforest Alliance, however, believes that change can happen from within and that sustainable palm oil production is attainable.
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How She Leads: Lynelle Cameron, Autodesk Foundation 15.4.2014 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com

The Autodesk Foundation seeks to foster design that addresses some of the world's biggest challenges. Its director explains the opportunities.

How She Leads: Lynelle Cameron, Autodesk Foundation
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Despite drama, FLC gets the green (Cached) 15.4.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER x2013 After years of trying, Fort Lewis College has finally secured funding from the state to rebuild its engineering building.The state Senate gave final approval to a budget bill Monday that includes 10 million to begin construction on Berndt Hall this summer. An additional 13 million is expected to arrive in...
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Top-two primary might be bad for small-party candidates 15.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Study: Green Tea Boosts Working Memory 15.4.2014 Forbes.com: News
If green tea were a celebrity, it would already be tippy top of the A-list. Its active ingredients have been linked to an array of health benefits, including weight loss, decreasing anxiety, and warding off the growth of cancer cells. And now new research adds “memory enhancer” to the list. Researchers [...]
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Australia set to green light second Sydney airport: reports 15.4.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
The Australian government was Tuesday expected to give the go-ahead to build a second international airport for Sydney, reports said, ending decades of indecision in a bid to boost the economy. Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport is the main gateway into Australia but suffers from capacity limits, with a former transport minister describing it as "built in an age when planes were small and few". Prime Minister Tony Abbott's cabinet would name Badgerys Creek, in western Sydney, as the site for the city's second airport later Tuesday, the reports said. "The senior ministers who matter have come to a decision on the site, making cabinet's tick-off all but a foregone conclusion," The Sydney Morning Herald said in a front-page ...
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Apple Buys Tiny Dams to Power Its Data Centers 15.4.2014 Wired Top Stories
Apple is buying up a hydro-electric project in Oregon, hoping to lock into an environmentally sustainable way of powering its massive data ...
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Steamboat briefs: Earth Day Film Festival at library starts Tuesday 15.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Sustainable Schools program present a two-night film festival in honor of Earth Day 2014. Screenings are: ■ Tuesday: “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet” is a 2012 documentary film about the history of grass-roots environmental activism by the Academy Award-nominated director Mark Kitchell, narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende. ■ Wednesday: “YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip” is a multi-award-winning docu-comedy about three friends, 50 states and one wild year as they are called to action by a planet in peril, traveling America with hope and humor to explore the good, the bad and the weird across every state in search of the extraordinary innovators and courageous citizens who are tackling humanity’s greatest environmental crises. The films screen at 6:30 p.m. in Library Hall and are free, but donations will be accepted in support of the Steamboat Springs Middle ...
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Q&A with Mihir Jagdish Save: Efficiency Best Practices from Godrej Bhavan's Operations and Engineering Expert 15.4.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco: Q&A with Mihir Jagdish Save Efficiency Best Practices from Godrej Bhavan’s Operations and Engineering Expert  Mr. Mihir Jagdish Save is Regional Manager – India & Asia Pacific of Godrej Green Building Consultancy Services. He helped lead the energy efficiency retrofit...
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How much better can Bubba Watson get? 15.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
By winning second Masters in three years, Bubba Watson will enjoy another green jacket but also face questions as to just how good his game can become.
Reprise: Have a green sustainable Seder tonight 15.4.2014 TreeHugger
The Jewish seder is a big meal with a lot of courses; Here are some ideas for making it a little more sustainable.
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More Than 900 Environmental Advocates Slain In A Decade As Concern For The Planet Grows 15.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
BANGKOK (AP) — As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him. A year later, his three alleged killers, including a senior government official, are on trial for murder. The dumping has been halted and villagers are erecting a statue to their slain hero. But the prosecution of Prajob's murder is a rare exception. A survey released Tuesday -- the first comprehensive one of its kind - says that only 10 killers of 908 environmental activists slain around the world over the past decade have been convicted. The report by the London-based Global Witness, a group that seeks to shed light on the links between environmental exploitation and human rights abuses, says murders of those protecting land rights and the environment have soared dramatically. It noted that its toll of victims in 35 ...
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Green Groups Join Forces To Direct Donor Dollars To Pro-Environment Candidates 15.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund announced Monday that they are joining forces on a multimillion-dollar electoral effort. The goal of the initiative, which they're calling LeadingGreen, is to drive $5 million in direct campaign contributions to pro-environment candidates in 2014. The League of Conservation Voters has traditionally pointed donors to individual candidates that it is supporting through its GiveGreen program . LeadingGreen would expand on that program with the support of the NRDC Action Fund. The league has already raised nearly $3 million for 16 Senate and House candidates in this year's election, according to the group's website. The biggest recipient of those funds so far is Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who has brought in just over $260,000 through GiveGreen. Overall, GiveGreen raised $2 million for candidates in 2012 and $1 million in 2010. Among national environmental groups, the League of Conservation Voters is the ...
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Latin America Green News: green tax in Chile, blue carbon in Costa Rica, transparent processes requested for Cabo Dorado in Mexico 15.4.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Denée Reaves, Program Assistant, International, Washington, D.C.: Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. April 6th-12th, 2014 Chile A new study by Chile’s Ministry of Energy and the German Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH assessed...
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Girl dies after being struck by pickup in Northgate 15.4.2014 Seattle Times: Local
A 17-year-old girl was killed this morning when she was struck by a pickup as she crossed 5th Avenue Northeast at Northeast 115th Street in Seattle's Northgate neighborhood, according to Seattle police.
Climate Change: We have met the enemy and they are us 14.4.2014 Environmental News Network
According to McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy, we have no one to blame but ourselves for global warming in the industrial era. Lovejoy and his research team have just completed an analysis of temperature data covering more than 500 years. This study all but rules out the possibility that global warming is just a natural fluctuation in the earth's climate.
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