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2 people rescued from island in Green River; 1 hospitalized 24.5.2017 Seattle Times: Politics

The King County sheriff’s Marine Rescue Unit rescued two people who became trapped on a small island in the Green River, east of Auburn. One of the victims was flown to a Seattle hospital with a life-threatening condition, the sheriff’s office said.
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How science-based targets guide Walmart's sustainability course 24.5.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Walmart is the first retailer to sign up for approved science-based targets around emissions reductions, says Kathleen McLaughlin, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer for Walmart Stores. "We are committing to reducing emissions by 18 percent by 2025 in our operations," she says, a level of rigor that "has pushed us to be more creative."
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Snow angels are back: NFL loosens its celebration restrictions 24.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The “No Fun League” won’t be taking itself quite so seriously this fall.

The league announced Tuesday it is relaxing the rules on celebrations to allow players more room for fun and spontaneous displays after they make big plays. Players will be able to use the football as a prop, for instance,...

Will air fresheners make Metro great again? 23.5.2017 Washington Post
Will air fresheners make Metro great again?
10 minutes with Aaron Stash, United Airlines 23.5.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Why this long-time marketer and musical theater buff is optimistic about his role as the 'Lorax' for sustainability at one of the world's largest airlines.
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OnePlus 5 in red colour? Company teases two new options on Twitter 23.5.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists are expressing increasing skepticism that we’re going to be able to get out of the climate change mess by relying on a variety of large-scale land use and technical solutions that have been not only proposed, but often relied upon in scientific calculations. Two papers published last week debunk the idea of planting large volumes of trees to pull carbon dioxide out of the air — saying there just isn’t enough land available to pull it off — and also various other strategies for “carbon...
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Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn 23.5.2017 Washington Post
Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn
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4 Ways China’s Belt and Road Initiative Could Support Sustainable Infrastructure 23.5.2017 WRI Stories
4 Ways China’s Belt and Road Initiative Could Support Sustainable InfrastructureAdd Comment|PrintWind farm in Shantou, China. Photo by Chris/Flickr Beijingers enjoyed clean air and blue skies earlier this month, as they usually do when big things happen in the city, such as the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and convenings of the national congresses. This time it was the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. The Forum discussed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s massive... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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There’s no avoiding it, business must lead on climate 22.5.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Tom Murray A few weeks ago, I attended the Earth Day Network’s Climate Leadership Gala in Washington, DC.  Each year the event brings together more than 300 leaders from business, government and the NGO community to celebrate achievements in working towards a clean energy future. This year’s top honor, the Climate Visionary Award, was presented to Unilever CEO Paul Polman for his commitment to fighting climate change. Bold, passionate leadership like Polman’s is essential to tackling climate change while helping to create an economy that benefits us all. He understands that it’s not a choice between business and the environment. In fact, a thriving economy depends on a thriving environment. Corporate sustainability leadership is now more important than ever. It’s clear that the Trump Administration’s efforts to roll-back environmental protections have thrust U.S. businesses into a critical leadership role on clean energy and climate change. (In fact, I’ll be talking with business leaders later today ...
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Socialism Is So Hot Right Now. Thank Bernie Sanders. 22.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON ― Consider the Bernie Bro (Wellus actuallius), an aggressive subgenus of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters. In the year since Sanders lost the Democratic primary, members of this species have been pushed out of their native habitat and forced to migrate to new ecosystems. Some nested down in social media, encroaching on classmates’ Facebook posts and female journalists’ Twitter updates with condescending diatribes about Slavoj Žižek. Others made their way to the hostile environs of Donald Trump’s campaign, finding sustenance in the idea that there was no difference between the Republican and Democratic nominees for president. Still more found their way to your dinner table, nourishing themselves on ponderous expositions of neoliberalism, where and how they refill their beer growlers, and why Bernie would’ve won.   Herds of other Bernie Bros, however, have staked out a far more hospitable environment: the Democratic Socialists of America, or DSA. For the uninitiated, DSA ― the inheritor of the ...
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George Bandy on the genius and courage of dreaming 22.5.2017 GreenBiz.com
"Why are you in this line of work?" George Bandy Jr., vice president of sustainability at the Mohawk Group, asked the audience of sustainability professionals gathered at GreenBiz 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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The Evolution Of Sustainability Education 22.5.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This past week we celebrated graduation at Columbia University. Throughout the week, schools gathered under tents on campus, and on Wednesday the entire university gathered for the official commencement and to hear Columbia’s President Lee Bollinger speak on the importance of free speech and the free global exchange of ideas. Some advocates of sustainability push a particular ideology or set of answers to these pressing problems, but at Columbia we have worked hard to ensure that multiple perspectives are part of our teaching and learning. We teach climate law and command and control regulation, and at the same time offer a certificate in sustainability finance that focuses on market-based solutions to the challenges of transitioning to a renewable resource-based economy. Our search for sustainability must be an open and honest one. My favorite part of President Bollinger’s speech was when he put his own office and prestige behind his advocacy of free speech and observed that: “Anyone with a voice can ...
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A black congressman called for Trump's impeachment. Lynching threats followed, he said. 21.5.2017 Washington Post
Rep. Al Green, a seven-term Democrat from Texas, played recordings of the two voice mails, which appear to have come from male callers, during a town hall meeting in Houston on Saturday.
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Black Congressman Who Wants To Impeach Trump Now Receiving Lynching Threats 21.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
U.S. Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) received voicemails threatening to lynch him and calling him racial slurs after he called for President Donald Trump ’s impeachment, he said Saturday. Green, who is black,  played the recordings for about 100 attendees at a town hall in Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle. They include death threats, racial epithets and graphic language. “Hey Al Green, we’ve got an impeachment for you. It’s going to be yours,” one caller said. “It’s actually going to give you a short trial before we hang your nigger ass.”  (Listen to two other voicemails at the Houston Chronicle .) “We’ll lynch all you fuckin’ niggers,” another caller said. “You’ll be hanging from a tree.” That caller went on to claim no one had called for Barack Obama’s impeachment ( they had ), even though “he was born in Kenya” ( he wasn’t ). Trump  helped spread the “birther” conspiracy theory that Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. He finally disavowed it last year, though in a September HuffPost/YouGov poll , 39 ...
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Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment 21.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HOUSTON (AP) — A black Texas congressman said Saturday that he’s been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Al Green held a town hall meeting and played recordings of several threatening voicemails left at his offices in Houston and Washington, the Houston Chronicle reports . […]
Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment 21.5.2017 AP Top News
HOUSTON (AP) -- A black Texas congressman said Saturday that he's been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump....
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A GOP congressman from Kentucky wonders: Is ‘this Trump thing’ sustainable? 21.5.2017 Washington Post
Rep. James Comer returned to his district for the first time in a month, worrying that, for Republicans, the “wheels were falling off.” Was Trump still popular here? Had he lost this part of Kentucky? As he braved town hall meetings during the congressional recess, he started to hear an answer.
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VCs hunt for food delivery business that’s sustainable 21.5.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Sprig, also in San Francisco, which is backed by Accel and other venture capitalists, is burning through $850,000 a month and is reportedly seeking a buyer. Eat Club offers similar options to Munchery or Sprig, with about 20 entrees per day, but delivers only to offices with 20 or more employees. By delivering an office’s meals together, the company estimates it costs 90 percent less per dish compared with on-demand startups. Eat Club said that its couriers drop off 20,000 meals a day, mainly to midsize technology companies such as Flipboard. Global investors had high hopes for on-demand meal delivery, doling out $4.1 billion in 2015, according to research firm CB Insights. Startups competed by offering elaborate marketing campaigns and steep discounts to customers. While it looks for a buyer, Sprig has started selling its food through competing apps, such as Caviar, to keep its kitchens busy. Brian Frank, who invests in young food companies through his FTW Ventures fund, said working with offices ...
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"You'll Be Hanging From A Tree." 21.5.2017 Mother Jones
Before Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) began his town hall Saturday morning, he instructed his aides to play a tape. It was, he explained, a voicemail he had received earlier in the week, shortly after he had delivered a speech on the House floor to become the first member of Congress to call for President Donald Trump to be impeached. "Hey, Al Green, I've got an impeachment for ya—it's gonna be yours," said a man's voice. "Actually we're gonna give you a short trial before we hang your nigger ass." A murmur went up in the audience of 80 or so Houston-area constituents who had packed into a church hall in the city's southwest corner. Green played another voicemail, which warned , "try it, and we'll rinse out you fucking niggers, you'll be hanging from a tree." When it was over, Green got to his point. "Friends, I want to assure you that no amounts of threats or intimidation will stop what I have started, I promise you—we are going to continue with this," he said. "We are gonna move forward, we will not turn ...
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