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NBA's Spurs Culture Creates Competitive Advantage 26.2.2015 Yahoo: Business
Like all great leaders, Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich creates a culture that produces sustainable superior performance.
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U.S. Utilities: For or Against a Green Future? 26.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The photo here is of a Berlin street lined with electric vehicles recharging. Are we likely to see anything similar here in the U.S.? Electric Vehicles (EVs) aren't selling well in part because retail charging has stalled and people are afraid of being stranded with no power source. According to the US Census, there are 121,000 gas stations in the U.S. and just 9,124 charging stations. Refueling takes minutes with gas vs. 30 minutes to hours to charge. And payment systems to charge EVs are cumbersome to say the least. According to Plugincars.com's " Ultimate Guide to Electric Car Charging Networks ," most public chargers are free for now, but those that are not free require subscriptions to be set up in advance. Using regular credit cards for a single charge is possible but complicated. The West Coast's ballyhooed "Electric Highway" is made up of six different charger providers, each requiring a different subscription and another card for your wallet. Some chargers don't fit every vehicle (!) and ...
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BLM vs the Sage Grouse 25.2.2015 Environmental News Network
The Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to offer new oil and gas leases on 89,000 acres in northwestern Wyoming would have devastating effects on greater sage grouse, including allowing industrial operations in some of the birds’ most important nesting and rearing habitat, according to comments submitted to the agency this week by the Center for Biological Diversity. Even though sage grouse have declined 60 percent over six years in Wyoming, the plan repeatedly ignores federal scientists’ recommendations for protecting these prairie birds from fossil fuel development.“Rather than protecting these vanishing birds, the BLM is proposing to hand over some of their last remaining habitat to the oil and gas industry,” said Michael Saul, an attorney with the Center. “A few companies may squeeze some short-term profits out of it, but the long-term effect will be pushing these great prairie birds toward ...
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Bike Party 25.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout is pleased to post weekly short videos for middle school-aged kids - and everyone else - about climate change and its effects. "The Green Ninja," a character created by a climate scientist and his team, provides a way to help us grasp the intricacies of climate change and learn what we personally can do to become involved in fighting it. See additional details about the series or head straight to this week's episode, " Bike Party ." A gaggle of Green Ninjas show how they feel about saving the world by riding in a bike party around San Jose, CA. With the catchiest of music and the power of conservation, the party gathered people from all around to enjoy this fantastic social event! While this video may have some silly lyrics and entertaining dancing, there is a real message behind it all. Riding a bicycle is good for you and good for the planet. Riding bikes is a very special activity. Not only is it loads of fun, but it also can be a great social experience! Some of the reasons people love ...
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Bike Party 25.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout is pleased to post weekly short videos for middle school-aged kids - and everyone else - about climate change and its effects. "The Green Ninja," a character created by a climate scientist and his team, provides a way to help us grasp the intricacies of climate change and learn what we personally can do to become involved in fighting it. See additional details about the series or head straight to this week's episode, " Bike Party ." A gaggle of Green Ninjas show how they feel about saving the world by riding in a bike party around San Jose, CA. With the catchiest of music and the power of conservation, the party gathered people from all around to enjoy this fantastic social event! While this video may have some silly lyrics and entertaining dancing, there is a real message behind it all. Riding a bicycle is good for you and good for the planet. Riding bikes is a very special activity. Not only is it loads of fun, but it also can be a great social experience! Some of the reasons people love ...
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Videographer Captures Elusive Green Flash At Sunset On Hawaii's North Shore 25.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
When it comes to the green flash at sunset, people fall into one of two camps: those who have seen it with their very eyes and swear by its majesty, and those who say it's just a figment of our imagination. Hawaii-based videographer Eric Sterman falls into the former, having recently caught the flash while making a time-lapse video of the sunset on the north shore of Oahu. As the last sliver of sun falls below the horizon -- right after a couple of breaching whales make an appearance, because, Hawaii -- the video shows a quick green glint: (Story continues below) A video posted by Eric Sterman (@ericsterman) on Feb 18, 2015 at 6:04pm PST NASA explains that the sun could flash green before sunrise or after sunset because the atmosphere refracts the sunlight at that angle: Like a weak prism, the Earth's atmosphere breaks white sunlight into colors, bending red colors slightly and green and blue colors through increasingly larger angles. When the sky is clear, a green flash just above the sun's edge can ...
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From soothing respite to furious make-out spot, design ideas for downtown 'Commons' run the gamut 25.2.2015 MinnPost
If the designers of the proposed Downtown East Commons near the new Vikings stadium were to build a word cloud from what they heard at the first public meeting about the new park — and, naturally, they intend to — the largest word would be GREEN. Even though the proposed downtown park must accommodate a host of uses, including Vikings pre-game festivities and big events planned by park programmers, those who showed up Tuesday night at the Mill City Museum want the park be green and soothing, a respite from the steel and concrete — and lots and lots of glass — surrounding it. Other words participants used in describing what they want the park to be: Connections. Flexible. Four-season. Intimate. Active. Destination. Multi-use. Playground. Native plantings. Inclusive. Firepit. Rockclimbing. “What we’re really doing is triggering memories,” said Council Member Jacob Frey, whose ward 3 includes the park. “In 10 years time, I want to talk to a father who says that’s the place I played Frisbee with my son. I ...
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How the Sahara Keeps the Amazon Green 25.2.2015 Wired Top Stories
How the Sahara Keeps the Amazon Green

The Sahara Desert is huge, hot, and full of sand and dust. The Amazon basin is huge, warm, but full of greenery and wildlife. And one can’t live without the other. The Amazon, it seems, depends on the Sahara for its very survival. The link: Dust. Specifically, phosphorous and other nutrients, kicked up by the […]

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D.C. Bible Museum Will Be Immersive Experience, Organizers Say 25.2.2015 NPR News
Just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, construction is underway for the Museum of the Bible, which will hold about 40,000 biblical artifacts from the family of Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.
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Millennials won’t lose recession scars anytime soon 25.2.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – With the U.S. economy gaining steam, employers are finally hiring – and those benefits have spread to most corners of the job market. Even America’s young adults, who bore the brunt of the downturn, are starting to regain their economic footing.That doesn’t mean all is well for millennials,...
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A Whiter shade of green 25.2.2015 Philly.com News
First man to be cited under new ordinance was Marine Corps vet with PTSD
Man shot, killed after stabbing Green Bay police officer in arm 25.2.2015 Star Tribune: Local
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces Runoff In Re-Election Bid 25.2.2015 NPR News
The one-time White House chief of staff will face off against a longtime county commissioner in April.
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'Green News Report' -- February 24, 2015 25.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: VETOED: Obama nixes Keystone XL pipeline bill; EXPOSED: prominent climate denier researcher funded by fossil fuel industry; BUSTED: Duke Energy clipped by the Feds; Sorry, deniers: Climate change is not caused by the sun; PLUS: It's GNR's 6th Anniversary!.... All that and more in today's Green News Report! It's our 6th anniversary! THANK YOU for sharing it with us! Please help us to continue to connect the climate change dots over your public airwaves!!! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Obama is right: climate change kills more people than terrorism; New U.S. heat records outnumber new cold records; Solar energy now unstoppable force; White House proposes first-ever Arctic oil drill ...
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INDIA GREEN NEWS: RE Invest 2015 Creates Renewables Buzz; Government Launching Air Quality Index 25.2.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Ariel Cooper, Program Assistant, San Francisco: India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India. Compiled by Nehmat Kaur February 13-20, 2015 CLIMATE CHANGE World Bank agrees $8 million aid to India for climate change mitigation India on Friday...
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'Green News Report' - February 24, 2015 25.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: VETOED: Obama nixes Keystone XL pipeline bill; EXPOSED: prominent climate denier researcher funded by fossil fuel industry; BUSTED: Duke Energy clipped by the Feds; Sorry, deniers: Climate change is not caused by the sun; PLUS: It's GNR's 6th Anniversary!.... All that and more in today's Green News Report! It's our 6th anniversary! THANK YOU for sharing it with us! Please help us to continue to connect the climate change dots over your public airwaves!!! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Obama is right: climate change kills more people than terrorism; New U.S. heat records outnumber new cold records; Solar energy now unstoppable force; White House proposes first-ever Arctic oil drill ...
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Chicago voters head to the polls in mayoral race 25.2.2015 LA Times: Nation
Chicago voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide whether Mayor Rahm Emanuel collects a majority and quickly wins a second term or faces six more weeks of campaigning and a politically risky runoff election.
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Take Action: Help Fix Fishery Management 25.2.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
The Gulf of Mexico red snapper population is on the rebound, but broken management of recreational fishing is threatening their long-term ...
Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa 25.2.2015 NPR Health Science
The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here's a guide to the science.
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Changing the Climate Narrative 25.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This is the fourth in a series of posts about the prospects for achieving an international climate agreement this December in Paris. The first three posts can be found in the author's Huffington Post archive . If we wonder why the international community has labored for 20 years without reaching a final agreement to confront global warming, we might consider what the dominant narrative has been. It has been mostly about constraining progress and apportioning limits. It is time to change the conversation. It should be about a race to the future - a 21st century global Marshall Plan that builds the capacity of nations to achieve sustainable prosperity. Before going into this idea further, let's unpack the invalid logic chain that has been implicit in climate negotiations so far. It goes like this: 1) Controlling climate change requires dramatic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions; 2) dramatic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions require dramatic cuts in fossil fuel consumption; 3) less fossil fuel consumption ...
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