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Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly reportedly won’t be fined by league 22.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, last season’s AP league defensive player of the year, reportedly will not be fined for actions that led to his ejection from Sunday’s 38-17 loss at Green Bay. The Panthers host the Seahawks on Sunday.
The Seeds of a New Labor Movement 22.10.2014 American Prospect
This article is from the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. If anyone has the right to be upbeat about the prospects of the American labor movement, it should be David Rolf, the president of a Seattle-based long-term care local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Between 1995 and 1999, while still in his 20s, Rolf directed a campaign that unionized 74,000 home care workers in Los Angeles. It was the largest single unionization since the United Auto Workers organized Ford in 1941. SEIU then sent him to Seattle, where he has nearly quadrupled SEIU’s Washington state membership. Last year, he led the initiative campaign that persuaded voters in SeaTac, the working-class Seattle suburb that is home to the city’s airport, to raise the local minimum wage to $15—the highest in the nation. He also managed to make SEIU’s campaign to organize fast-food workers and raise their pay to $15 the centerpiece of the mayoral race in Seattle proper. Prodded by the fast-food workers, State ...
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The stagings of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' since its 1991 premiere 22.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The 23-year journey of "The Death of Klinghoffer" to the Metropolitan Opera:
Friends of the Devil: US-Iran Ties Beyond a Nuclear Deal 22.10.2014 Politics on
Shaytân-e Bozorg: The Great Satan. Ayatollah Khomeini first bestowed this sobriquet upon the United States during the 1979 revolution in Iran. In 2002, President George W. Bush returned the favor when he cast Iran as part of an "Axis of Evil." The time for this vitriol has passed and its utility is nil. It is time for a new approach. As the November 24 deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran draws nearer, we should applaud the diplomatic efforts on both sides: they have brought us closer to a solution where it is hoped that Iran will not create a nuclear weapon for its arsenal and the United States will not be dragged into yet another armed conflict in the Middle East. These negotiations constitute the longest sustained direct and high-level contacts between Washington and Tehran in over 30 years. Even if the talks fail to bring about a deal, senior U.S. and Iranian leadership will have spent a good deal of time face-to-face. This in and of itself is ...
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'Green News Report' - October 16, 2014 22.10.2014 Green on
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rep. Paul Ryan backs away - sort of - from outright climate science denial; Have we reached peak climate change denial?; Turns out natural gas isn't a bridge fuel to a low-emissions future; PLUS: Did a U.S. defense contractor really invent a compact nuclear fusion reactor? Separating fact from fiction... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Appalachian transition: coalfield residents must help themselves to diversify; Green groups sue over EPA GMO pesticide approval; Hanford nuclear workers reveal shoddy practices; Fact and fiction on the Arctic methane bomb; Risks of cheap water; Los Angeles mayor orders water cuts of 20% amid historic ...
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'Green News Report' - October 21, 2014 22.10.2014 Green on
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican candidates continue to dodge the climate change question; Mountaintop removal coal mining promotes lung cancer; 'Significant' oil spill in Louisiana bayou; 2014 on track to be hottest year on record; PLUS: LEGO breaks up with Shell Oil... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Republicans: "I am not a scientist" on climate change, but let me advise you on Ebola; Rooftop solar: utilities must adapt or die; Extinction watch: only 6 white rhinos left; Zombie glacier surprises glaciologists; Oceans to lose $1 trillion in value due to acidification; New Method factory will be world's largest rooftop farm... PLUS: A Man For All Seasons: ...
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Portland embraces 'green' image to boost exports 21.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
In a glass tower topped with solar panels, wind turbines and rooftop gardens, a team of architects and planners who helped turn a once-moribund industrial tract into a trendy neighborhood in this river port town is crafting ways to bring street life and energy efficiency to a ...
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An Investment Perspective on Green Building Market Transformation 21.10.2014 Green on
This week the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) - the independent certification organization for LEED, WELL, PEER and other sustainability standards, announced that it has acquired the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). As CEO of this organization as well as of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), I'm excited to now have Nils Kok on our team as he continues in his role as CEO of GRESB. He and I are both deeply excited, about bringing together these two platforms, as we believe that GRESB's investment perspective on green building will spur the transformation of the built environment to become more efficient and sustainable. When I co-founded USGBC 20 years ago it was because we started to recognize that the world wanted to create superior buildings and communities; green buildings that benefit people and the environment. But we also had a challenge: the real estate industry didn't agree on how to define "better buildings." They couldn't agree on what constituted better ...
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Video: Futuristic theater on the Green Line imagines rail vs. neighborhood 21.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Artists Wing Young Huie and Ashley Hanson teamed up with the Minnesota Museum of American Art to stage an unusual performance.
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Supply-chain fixes are the secret sauce for three NY companies 21.10.2014 Business Operations |

What do ice cream toppings, mushroom-based packaging and paving stones in common? They all can be greener. Here's how three companies are doing it.

Supply-chain fixes are the secret sauce for three NY companies
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How She Leads: Sara Greenstein, Underwriters Laboratories 21.10.2014 Business Operations |

This Illinois farm girl and "citizen of the world" is passionate about the power of a science-based sustainable supply-chain strategy.

How She Leads: Sara Greenstein, Underwriters Laboratories
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Ellen Weinreb checks the pulse of the CSO profession 21.10.2014 Business Operations |

The good news: No one risks working themselves out of a job. The bad news: Some jobs disappear anyway.

Ellen Weinreb checks the pulse of the CSO profession
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 21.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Indiana Officials Say Man Has Led Them To Multiple Bodies 20.10.2014 NPR News
The suspect in custody confessed to one murder and subsequently led police to six other corpses in northwestern Indiana.
When Solartopia Transcends King C.O.N.G. 20.10.2014 Views
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Sweden Ranks #1 in new 60-nation Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI 20.10.2014 ENN Network News - ENN
The intensity of public and media discourse on climate change may be increasing, but there is far less analytic and media engagement with how to actually reorient global growth on more low carbon, resource efficient pathways.
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Why We Are Working With Colleagues in China to Develop Sustainability Metrics 20.10.2014 Green on
I am in no way an expert on China, but one need not be an expert to understand that China's elite knows they are in the midst of a deep crisis of environmental sustainability. I visited Beijing last week to finalize a partnership between Columbia University's Earth Institute Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges. Our goal is to develop a set of focused, practical sustainability metrics that can be used by businesses and governmental agencies in China, the United States, and around the world. While there are a number of NGOs and governments engaged in similar work, our goal is to develop measures of the physical dimensions of sustainability, rather than the broader environmental and social justice indicators pursued by many other organizations. The China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) is a new and impressive Chinese think tank that has the ear of the government and is loaded with analytic talent. At Columbia, ...
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Ebay, Kindle and Skype rule among the greenest apps 20.10.2014 Business Operations |

Surprises emerge among these top 20 apps named for promoting less wasteful, more efficient behavior.

Ebay, Kindle and Skype rule among the greenest apps
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Denver jail sustainably growing food through aquaponics 20.10.2014 Denver Post: Local
Instead of inmate beds, a bed of lettuce sits in the Denver jail's Palmer Building, where a convict dormitory was transformed into a space for sustainable food ...
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Ben Martin wins 1st PGA Tour title in Las Vegas 20.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories

Ben Martin hits off the first tee during the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68 and his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

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