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Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable 21.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Robert Gates says the organization needs to change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles. "The status quo in our movement's membership standards cannot be sustained," he said.
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DC Water Announces New Proposal to Clean Up Rivers Using Green Infrastructure Instead of Tunnels 21.5.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Becky Hammer, Project Attorney, Water Program, Washington, DC: If you're a fan of the idea of turning our nation's capital into a cleaner, greener city, you should be excited by yesterday's news from DC Water. The water and sewer utility announced that it will use green infrastructure to...
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Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable 21.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change in order to avert potentially destructive legal ...
General Motors spending $439M for upgrades to Corvette plant 21.5.2015 Yahoo: US National
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — General Motors announced Thursday it will spend $439 million to upgrade the Kentucky plant that makes the Chevrolet Corvette sports car.
GM to Invest $439 Million Into Corvette Plant 21.5.2015 Wall St. Journal: Policy
General Motors Co. will pump $439 million into its Chevrolet Corvette plant in a move that will bring more color choices to enthusiasts of the iconic sports car which has been exclusively built there since ...
Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable 21.5.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
NEW YORK (AP) — The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.
Three Keys to Sustainable Urban Governance 21.5.2015 THE CITY FIX
The official launch of the Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) yesterday marked a major milestone for urban governance worldwide. Developed by the Access Initiative and World Resources Institute, EDI looks at environmental decision making at the national level and evaluates countries ...
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CPS principal training deal got green light despite red flags 21.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's formula for fixing Chicago Public Schools has always put a priority on building better leaders, so it could have been a setback for the mayor's agenda when a prominent education nonprofit balked at funding a training program for principals in ...
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Wilson Goode Jr. talks about his election defeat, what's next 21.5.2015 Philly.com News
Goode said he will continue to work toward social justice in a new role; Kenney says he may ask Goode to join his administration
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At Green Valley, many happy returns 21.5.2015 Philly.com News
The novelist Joe Samuel Starnes forsook Philadelphia's Fishtown so he could live closer to Westmont's Green Valley Tennis Club. "I live about a mile from here," Starnes, 48, says. "I'm very fortunate to have found this place. I've made the best group of friends here, on and off the court."
LPEA board of directors fills leadership roles 21.5.2015 Durango Herald
La Plata Electric Association board members Wednesday eliminated the open political maneuvering seen last year in filling board leadership posts by adopting secret nominations and secret balloting.Board legal counsel Barry Spear gathered nominating slips in a baseball cap, read names of nominees, distributed new slips for voting, then...
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Americans are using more energy, but green tech is softening the blow 21.5.2015 Yahoo: Business

Americans are using more energy, but green tech is softening the blow


Accuser sues Bill Cosby 21.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
In November, supermodel Janice Dickinson said in an interview that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 after the two had dinner in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
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After winning Democratic primary, Kenney prepares for GOP - and Green 21.5.2015 Philly.com News
Former City Councilman Jim Kenney on Wednesday said his resounding victory Tuesday night in the Democratic primary election for mayor showed that "people want a positive campaign."
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Groundbreaking Study On Gay Marriage Views May Have Been Faked 21.5.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A seemingly groundbreaking and widely publicized study reported in Science magazine this past December may be a fake. The study appeared to show that openly gay activists in California had persuaded conservative voters to change their minds in a lasting way by engaging the voters in “heartfelt, reciprocal and vulnerable conversations” about being gay during door-to-door advocacy campaigns. It was co-authored by Michael J. LaCour, a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Donald P. Green, a professor at Columbia University. For the gay rights movement, this was good news. It suggested that the country’s shift on gay rights was, at least in part, the movement’s doing, and it provided a template for advocacy going forward. Gay rights advocates in Ireland reportedly based their strategy before a national vote on same-sex marriage this week on LaCour and Green’s results. But according to a report issued Tuesday by two University of California, Berkeley, graduate ...
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An Author Of Paper About Changing Minds On Gay Marriage Seeks Retraction 21.5.2015 NPR News
The paper, published in Science, suggested conversations could increase support for same-sex marriage. Researchers who tried to replicate the study say the data were not collected as described.
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Byko: Bill Green won't run 21.5.2015 Philly.com News
It’s a suicide mission for him, and just hay for journalists to chew on
Study that claimed to change minds about gay marriage should be retracted, coauthor says 21.5.2015 LA Times: Science
A highly publicized study that purported to show how face-to-face interactions can change people's views on same-sex marriage is being disavowed by one of its authors who now says he has doubts about the data.
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What to do with old medications 20.5.2015 Environmental News Network
Between 10 and 30 percent of all prescription and over-the-counter drugs sold are left unconsumed, according to a State of Washington report, and all those leftover medications pose significant risks to public health and the environment. Drugs that are flushed down the toilet or tossed in the trash can – rather than properly disposed of – can end up in oceans and waterways, threatening both marine life and human health. Meanwhile, many individuals don’t get rid of their unused medications at all; they simply store the drugs in their medicine cabinets – a practice that can lead to drug misuse and abuse.
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Coal power in Turkey to double if Turkey's plans go forward 20.5.2015 Environmental News Network
Turkey is planning to double its coal power capacity in four years, the third largest investment in the polluting fossil fuel in the world, health campaigners have warned.The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) today called on the European Union to promote sustainable development in Turkey and end lending for new coal projects.
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