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Clout at 20: Gar Joseph's baby is all grown up and still kicking 5.2.2016 News
Here’s a look back at two decades of inside politics you never got elsewhere.
General says Obama's proposed U.S. troop cuts constrain Afghan training mission 5.2.2016 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The ability to train and advise the still green Afghan security forces will be constrained if the U.S. troop level is cut to 5,500 as President Barack Obama has proposed, the senior American commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday. Army Gen. John F. Campbell told the Senate Armed Services ...
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Sen. Mark Kirk resurrects bid to block Syrian refugee admissions 5.2.2016 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A group of Republican senators led by Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., is pushing the Obama administration to put in place a Syrian refugee moratorium over fears that terrorists might use fake passports to enter the United States. In a letter sent on Wednesday to Secretary of State John Kerry and ...
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What to know about the Super Bowl 5.2.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa, Clara, California. Below are answers to some of the questions about the game that are bouncing around the Internet.
'Green News Report' - February 4, 2016 5.2.2016 Green on
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Democrats keep pushing climate action, Republicans keep ignoring it; FL mayors beg Marco Rubio to address rising sea levels; CA Attorney General files criminal suit over massive Porter Ranch gas leak; PLUS: Plenty of blame to go around as FBI launches investigation into Flint's Water Crisis... 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): Klamath River dams moving toward removal despite congressional barriers; Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides; Are bee-killing pesticides impacting our health?; Peabody Coal clean-up protections questioned in Illinois; Appeals Court orders EPA to issue rules on mining cleanups and bankruptcy; ...
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There's no fuming about this food truck – it's electric. 4.2.2016 TreeHugger
On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia, eating Philly Greens.
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European carmakers survive politicians' backlash - for now 4.2.2016 Yahoo: Business
Intense lobbying by Europe's car manufacturers helped to save a compromise that will let them exceed EU pollution targets for now, but the narrowness of their victory in the European parliament shows that politicians are running out of patience. Green and Liberal lawmakers said the compromise, which would allow diesel cars to exceed permitted levels of deadly pollutants by 50 percent, had prioritized saving jobs above saving lives. Most center-left and center-left lawmakers finally accepted the argument of car makers that the deal was needed to give the industry time to meet its ...
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Green Groups to Obama: Take Oceans Out of Offshore Drilling 'Crosshairs' 4.2.2016 Headlines
Nadia Prupis, staff writer

On Wednesday, a coalition of lawmakers and environmental advocacy groups will deliver more than two million petitions calling on President Barack Obama to put an end to offshore drilling on the grounds that it is a threat to the climate, public health, and frontline communities.

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Five Ideas we'd like to see in Mayor Bill de Blasio's State-of-the-City Speech 4.2.2016 Switchboard, from NRDC
Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC's New York City Environment, NY: Bill de Blasio's 3rd State-of-the-City speech tonight will be a perfect opportunity for the New York City Mayor to build upon the new environmental framework he unveiled in his ambitious OneNYC sustainability plan last April.The Mayor's speech, like his previous...
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Stephen Curry gets a water bath, Draymond Green makes photobomb magic 4.2.2016 Washington Post
Stephen Curry gets a water bath, Draymond Green makes photobomb magic
Rand Paul runs for president, has to settle for a caucus 4.2.2016 Yahoo: Politics
Rand Paul runs for president, has to settle for a caucus
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25 (scientific) happiness hacks 4.2.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Some people just ooze happiness: They always seem to be smiling and having fun, and let negative emotions and experiences roll off their backs. But if you think there's no way you could possibly ever be that way, you're wrong. Science proves that you do have the power to change your outlook on life. And it isn't hard, either: Most of the tips that follow are as simple as cracking a smile once in a while (yes, that's one of the tips). Here's to a happier you!
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Canadian Prime Minister Signals Support for Environmentally Sustainable Oil Pipelines 4.2.2016 Wall St. Journal: World
After extending the review process for new projects, Justin Trudeau pledged to increase Alberta oil producers’ access to global markets, as long as it can be done in an environmentally responsible manner.
PG&E’s eco-friendly offer: Pay more, and we’ll green the grid 4.2.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
[...] electrons from solar panels, wind farms, hydroelectric dams and conventional power plants all mix freely on the grid, making it impossible to tell precisely where any of them come from. [...] PG&E will buy electricity from solar facilities to cover the needs of customers who enroll in the voluntary program. PG&E has signed contracts with developers to buy power from eight new solar plants, said spokeswoman Ari Vanrenen. Critics initially viewed the idea as an attempt by PG&E to compete with “community choice aggregation,” a new type of public power agency that lets cities or counties band together to buy electricity on behalf of their residents. Last week the California Public Utilities Commission left largely intact the state’s “net energy metering” system that compensates solar homeowners for excess electricity that they place on the grid. Commissioners rejected requests from PG&E and the state’s other large, investor-owned utilities to impose fees that would apply only to solar ...
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Green Mountain Paradise in Oman 4.2.2016 Green on
I found the perfect mountain getaway in the Sultanate of Oman. In the wake of my recent Himalayan retreat in the Kingdom of Bhutan , I was feeling inspired to explore the mountains back home in Oman. So last week my family and I headed 2,000 metres above sea level to stay at Alila Jabal Akhdar -- a five-star eco-resort perched on the edge of a breathtaking gorge in the Al Hajar Mountains. When my family and I pulled into the remote 86-room resort, we were immediately struck by how seamlessly the hotel's flat-topped stone buildings -- hewed from local ophiolite rock -- blend into the surrounding mountains. The hotel's harmonious design reflects the natural splendor of the region. Though Jabal Akhdar, which means "Green Mountain" in Arabic, is just a two hour drive from Muscat, the all-consuming quiet and geological grandeur of its rugged geography will make you feel like you've landed on a different planet -- and left all of your troubles far behind. Since I've been living and teaching in the Middle East ...
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We Must Better Communicate the Health Benefits of Nature 4.2.2016 Green on
ASLA 2015 Professional General Design Honor Award. Mill River Park and Greenway by OLIN / OLIN, Sahar Coston-Hardy While landscape architects, arborists, and park advocates, and an increasing number of mayors, planners, and public health officials understand the presence of nearby nature in cities to be central to human health and well-being, the public seems to think of tree-lined streets, trails, and parks as "nice, but not necessary, add-ons," according to a new report commissioned by the TKF Foundation and conducted by the FrameWorks Institute , a non-partisan research organization. The report shows wide gaps in understanding between members of the public and experts on the health benefits of nature, the value of daily exposure to nature, how landscape design can enhance nature's health and social benefits, and how the presence of green space and trees can boost neighborhood and, by extension, community connections. The members of the public surveyed also don't perceive the typical differences in the ...
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Canada needs a national sustainable food policy 3.2.2016 - News for the rest of us
Increasing food costs and high numbers of food insecure people mean Canada must act and create a national sustainable food policy.
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Wild Super Bowl stories from Steve Sabol: How Vince Lombardi's Super Bowl win was spoiled by a tie 3.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Steve Sabol, who helped his father, Ed, found NFL Films in 1962, sat down with The Times' Sam Farmer in 2010 and shared some of his behind-the-scenes Super Bowl stories. Sabol passed away in September 2012.

Everybody always said Green Bay Packers Coach Vince Lombardi was so confident before the...

Lathrop Homes plan seeks to preserve history, riverfront and public housing 3.2.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
Lathrop Homes, a historic but decaying public housing project on Chicago's North Side, would become a mixed-income riverfront community of more than 1,100 residences under a plan developers are expected to unveil Wednesday. The complicated, controversial and long-awaited proposal combines ...
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Hey, Drain Buster - try your skill at waste disposal. 3.2.2016 Earth Times
More important than food, if you are not starving; more important than children, if you are currently without; the sustainability of civilisation from the ancients to the International Space Station, is connected to waste and recycling, whether it is water or solid obstructions. Here is a compendium of current problems caused by yours truly in his or her own home.
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