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Red Building at Pacific Design Center getting tenants at last 26.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Internationally renowned architect Cesar Pelli envisioned three striking towers in West Hollywood — clad in bright blue, green and red.
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Watchdog says casino-hotel won green light with Reid's help 26.3.2015 Yahoo: Politics
LAS VEGAS (AP) — When a $415 million casino-hotel needed its immigration visa applications sped through for foreign investors in order to keep the business deal alive, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid leaned on the director of the agency overseeing the visa program to make it happen, according to a Homeland Security inspector general's report released Wednesday.
Herbalife unveils massive public relations blitz in response to critics 26.3.2015 LA Times: Business
Amid relentless attacks on its business model, Los Angeles nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd. is firing back at its critics with its first Southern California television advertisements in more than a decade.
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Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men 26.3.2015 NPR: All Things Considered
Henry Heinz was big into pickles before ketchup came along. James Kraft gave the world American cheese. (Ironically, he was Canadian.) Now, two companies that revamped how we eat will become one.
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University And Biotech Firm Team Up On Colorblindness Therapy 26.3.2015 NPR News
Six years ago, husband-and-wife scientists used gene therapy to cure colorblindness in monkeys. Now they're trying to make it work for the millions of people with faulty color vision.
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Opinion: Ted-I-Am really likes Obamacare 26.3.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made news this week when he told CNN's Dana Bash that he would get his health care through Obamacare. Previously, Cruz's family was covered under his wife's policy through her employer, the investment bank Goldman Sachs. But with her husband's presidential candidacy underway, Heidi Cruz has taken a leave without pay. So she has lost her Goldman Sachs health benefits.
Was there ever life on Mars? 25.3.2015 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Did Mars ever support life?  This question has intrigued us for centuries!  We have had spacecraft on Mars for quite a while poking and analyzing soil and rocks and taking photos.  Now NASA has new data which help answer these questions.A team using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite aboard NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first detection of nitrogen on the surface of Mars from release during heating of Martian sediments. The nitrogen was detected in the form of nitric oxide, and could be released from the breakdown of nitrates during heating. Nitrates are a class of molecules that contain nitrogen in a form that can be used by living organisms. The discovery adds to the evidence that ancient Mars was habitable for life.
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How to reduce your car's impact 25.3.2015 Environmental News Network
As we all know, cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles aren’t the best friends of the environment. However, for many of us it’s simply not practical to depend strictly on mass transportation or make the switch to an all-electric vehicle. As a green-thinking member of society, where does that leave you? What should your stance be on driving with relation to sustainability?
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World Environment Day 2015 to promote sustainable lifestyles 25.3.2015 TreeHugger
The UN Environment Program takes aim at unsustainable consumption in 2015.
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Car collides with Green Line train in St. Paul, causing delays 25.3.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla said nobody was injured, but trains are being delayed as trains are single tracking.
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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments Over EPA Mercury Limits 25.3.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge by industry groups and Republican-led states that want to roll back Obama administration environmental rules aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday in a case about the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to take action against coal- and oil-fired power plants that are responsible for half the nation's output of mercury. The EPA's rules on emissions of chromium, arsenic, acid gases, nickel, cadmium as well as mercury and other toxic substances is supposed to begin taking effect in April, and be in full force next year. The court is to decide whether the Clean Air Act requires that costs be a factor in the initial decision on whether to regulate hazardous air pollutants from power plants, or whether health risks are the only consideration. The EPA ...
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Secretive and Seedy: How Aid Donors Are Opening the Agribusiness Flood Gates 25.3.2015 Truthout - All Articles
When big agribusiness teams up with international aid organizations to corner the market on seeds, everyone loses.  A secretive conference, co-organised by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), one of the world's largest donors, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) takes place in London today, 23 March 2015. The meeting bears the ludicrously long sobriquet 'Multiple Pathways for Promoting the Commercial and Sustainable Production and Delivery of Early Generation Seed of Food Crops in Sub-Saharan Africa.' To give it a more succinct description, this is a meeting where corporations will discuss how to increase their control of the global seed sector.  The list of invited participants reads like a roll call for some of the most renowned actors in the agribusiness world. Syngenta (the world's third biggest seed and biotechnology company), and its 'greenwashing' relative, the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, will make an appearance, as well as the Alliance ...
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Beautiful skyscrapers made from wood 25.3.2015 CNN: Top Stories
If the 20th century was the century of the skyscraper, then the 21st century is shaping up as the century of the wooden "plyscaper."
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3 Ways Sao Paulo's Companies Helped Curb Traffic Congestion 25.3.2015 WRI Stories
A century of car-centric urban development has left our cities polluted, congested, and searching for sustainable solutions. Transport Demand Management (TDM) strategies can provide these solutions by combining public policy and private sector innovation to reverse over-reliance on private cars. The Moving Beyond Cars series—exclusive to TheCityFix and WRI Insights—offers a global tour of TDM solutions in Brazil, China, India and Mexico, providing lessons in how cities can curb car culture to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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'Green News Report' - March 24, 2015 25.3.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Get out your popcorn - Climate change-denying Sen. Ted Cruz is running for president...and Gov. Jerry Brown is unimpressed; Is mandatory water rationing in California's future?; PLUS: In Florida, don't say 'climate change' or you be sent to a mental hospital....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 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): Scientists Want to Mine Our Poop for Gold -- Literally; Gulf Stream Slowdown: 'The Day After Tomorrow' Might Kinda, Sorta Come True; 26 US coal companies have gone bankrupt in the last three years; Texas town goes 100% renewable energy; Top Chinese Official Says Climate Change Is "Serious Threat"; Yemen tearing itself apart over water; BP drops ...
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Three ways São Paulo’s companies helped curb traffic congestion 25.3.2015 THE CITY FIX
A century of car-centric urban development has left our cities polluted, congested, and searching for sustainable solutions. Transport Demand Management (TDM) strategies can provide these solutions by combining public policy and private sector innovation to reverse over-reliance on private cars. ...
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Less Meat, More Plants for Healthier People and Planet: Coalition 24.3.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Perkins + Will to design Manhattan Pikettyscraper 24.3.2015 TreeHugger
How will they possibly make these inherently inefficient slivers sustainable?
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Leafy Green Machine is a complete urban farm system in a shipping container 24.3.2015 TreeHugger
These shipping container growing units from Freight Farms feature high-density vegetable & herb production, and include everything needed to go from seed to table, year-round, in a fraction of the space as a conventional greenhouse.
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Green Freight Math: How to Calculate Emissions for a Truck Move 24.3.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Jason Mathers When setting and monitoring several of the key environmental performance metrics for freight, you’ll need to know how to calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This may sound complicated, but it’s actually quite simple. Fuels contain carbon, which is released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide when burned. If you know how much fuel you’ve used, you can determine most of your current GHG emissions. You can derive fuel volume by looking at how much freight you transport, the distance that freight travels, and the specific mode of transport used. Each mode will have its own emissions factor, since some modes are more efficient than others. Here's a simple formula for calculating greenhouse gas emissions from a truck move: The distance and weight and/or volume information needed to calculate greenhouse gas emissions is most likely already captured in your transportation management software. Information on mode-specific emissions factors are generated by several sources, including the ...
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