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Light Green Plants Save Nitrogen Without Sacrificing Photosynthetic Efficiency 20.11.2017 Environmental News Network
The top leaves of crops absorb far more light than they can use, starving lower leaves of light. Scientists designed plants with light green leaves with hopes of allowing more light to penetrate the crop canopy and increase overall light use efficiency and yield. This strategy was tested in a recent modeling study that found leaves with reduced chlorophyll content do not actually improve canopy-level photosynthesis, but instead, conserve a significant amount of nitrogen that the plant might be able to reinvest to improve light use efficiency and increase yield.  
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The Hydroponic, Robotic Future of Farming in Greenhouses 20.11.2017 Environmental News Network
When you think of automation, you probably think of the assembly line, a dramatic dance of robot arms with nary a human laborer in sight. But that’s child’s play. The grandest, most disruptive automation revolution has played out in agriculture. First with horses and plows, and eventually with burly combines—technologies that have made farming exponentially cheaper and more productive. Just consider that in 1790, farmers made up 90 percent of the US workforce. In 2012, it was 1.5 percent, yet America still eats.
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Reusing Waste Energy with 2D Electron Gas 20.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Novel approach utilizes high mobility two-dimensional electron gas, boosting thermoelectric conversion efficiency.
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Longmont stabbing victim ID’d as Green Mountain High grad 20.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
Green Mountain High School graduate Makayla Grote was stabbed to death Saturday at a Longmont apartment complex.
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Angela Merkel has few options left to govern Germany 20.11.2017 Washington Post
Angela Merkel has few options left to govern Germany
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Collapse of German coalition talks deals blow to Merkel; new elections likely 20.11.2017 Washington Post: World
The surprise pullout of the Free Democrats leaves the chancellor with few options for a government.
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German government talks collapse after small party walks out 20.11.2017 Washington Post: World
Germany faces the possibility of new elections after the small Free Democrats pulled out of talks on forming a government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the Greens, saying late Sunday that the parties were unable to develop an acceptable framework for moving ahead.
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German government talks collapse; Merkel seeks to reassure 20.11.2017 Washington Post: World
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged early Monday to maintain stability after the Free Democratic Party pulled out of talks on forming a new government with her conservative bloc and the left-leaning Greens, raising the possibility of new elections.
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Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation 19.11.2017
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) In a time of deep political, social and economic uncertainty for everyone (except the ultra-rich), Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin provide some theoretical and practical guidance for the left. This Truthout interview is an effort to help reimagine a realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born. Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! We live in an age of illegitimate neoliberal hegemony and soaring political uncertainty. The evidence is all around: citizen disillusionment over mainstream political parties and the traditional conservative-liberal divide, massive inequality, ...
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Add some color to your table with one of these side dishes 19.11.2017 Washington Post
Add some color to your table with one of these side dishes
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Stop Cutting Down Trees. Cities Need Birds to Eat Gross Bugs that Transmit Disease. 19.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A grove of five or six mature trees, some of them rising more than 50 feet into the air, once grew on a lot abutting our East Boston yard. In the summer, they shaded the cluster of five townhouses that wrapped around […]
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Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls Joel Embiid 'terrifying', Draymond Green ready for more trash talk 19.11.2017 News
The Warriors' Draymond Green and Sixers' Joel Embiid are creating a healthy rivalry, and Steve Kerr knows the Sixers will give Warriors their best shot.
A new way to store thermal energy 18.11.2017 Environmental News Network
In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel — such as wood, brush or dung — that is collected with significant time and effort.
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Germany's Green Energy Meltdown 18.11.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Voters promised a virtuous revolution get coal and high prices instead.
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NBA roundup: Spurs end the Thunder's three-game winning streak 18.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and the Spurs overcame a 23-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night in San Antonio.

Danny Green added 17 points and Pau Gasol had 14 points to help San Antonio end Oklahoma City's three-game winning streak.

Aldridge put back Green's missed...

Colorado’s Organa teams up with cannabis firms Canopy Growth and Green House on joint venture in Canada 18.11.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Three well-known players in the cannabis industry have partnered in the operation of an Ontario indoor cultivation facility, a site they say could serve as a springboard for international expansion.
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If We Act Now on Climate Change, the Economic Reward Will Be Immense 18.11.2017 WRI Stories
If We Act Now on Climate Change, the Economic Reward Will Be Immense Comments|Add Comment|PrintA new climate economy is blooming. Flickr/Trey Ratcliff. This article was originally posted at The Guardian. Climate negotiators are meeting in Bonn. Beyond the intricacies of the negotiations, here is one key thing to remember instead: about $1tn is already being invested in climate solutions, ranging from renewables and energy efficiency to public transport. To put it simply: for those that act... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Scientific Advances Can Make it Easier to Recycle Plastics 17.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Most of the 150 million tons of plastics produced around the world every year end up in landfills, the oceans and elsewhere. Less than 9 percent of plastics are recycled in the United States, rising to about 30 percent in Europe.
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Plant Respiration Could Become a Bigger Feedback on Climate Than Expected 17.11.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
New research, led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warns that, as the world warms, this may reduce the ability of Earth’s land surface to absorb emissions due to fossil fuel burning.
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Taking a Spin on Plasma Space Tornadoes with NASA Observations 17.11.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Interplanetary space is hardly tranquil. High-energy charged particles from the Sun, as well as from beyond our solar system, constantly whizz by. These can damage satellites and endanger astronaut health — though, luckily for life on Earth, the planet is blanketed by a protective magnetic bubble created by its magnetic field. This bubble, called the magnetosphere, deflects most of the harmful high-energy particles.
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