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In Iraqi Kurdistan, Solar Offers Hope to the Powerless 17.8.2018 WRI Stories
In Iraqi Kurdistan, Solar Offers Hope to the Powerless Comments|Add Comment|PrintIraqi Kurdistan's current energy infrastructure can't keep up with rising electricity demand. Photo by Levi Clancy/Wikimedia Commons Yaseen Hasan is a director in the Planning and Research Department within the Ministry of Electricity in Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Hasan participated in the Humphrey Fellowship, which brings young and mid-career professionals to the United States for a year of non-degree, graduate-level... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Aretha Franklin, the soaring Queen of Soul, dies at 76 16.8.2018 News
The Queen of Soul has passed away
How Trump’s War on Regulation Is Trickle-Down Economics 14.8.2018 American Prospect
trickle-downers.jpg When Trump’s not blaming foreigners for everything that ails America, he’s blaming regulations. Last week, he even blamed regulations for the wildfires now ravaging California. They’re “made so much worse,” he  tweeted , “by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amount[s] of readily available water to be properly utilized.” I have news for Trump. California’s tough environmental laws are among America’s (and the world’s) last bulwarks against climate change. And it’s climate change—not regulation—that’s wreaking havoc across California as well as much of the rest of the world.   Oh, and Californians are using water very carefully. Yet Trump is pushing in the opposite direction. He’s now proposing to let cars pollute more and to strip California of its right to set higher air-quality rules . It’s not just the environment. Trump is also gutting regulations that protect consumers, workers, investors, students, and children. The Trump regime is now contemplating a ...
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Nestlé still pumping after Ontario water permit expired two years ago 10.8.2018 - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ - News
Emma Lui Two years ago Nestlé's Aberfoyle permit expired. Yet the multi-billion-dollar water corporation continues to pump up to 3.6 million litres a day from the Aberfoyle well. Since the permit expired on July 31, 2016, Nestlé has pumped an estimated 1.4 billion litres of water and counting (see our counter for the latest number here ). Nestlé's permit for the Erin well expired nearly a year ago on August 31, 2017 but Nestlé also continues to pump up to 1.1 million litres each day. The current legislation allows companies like Nestle to continue to pump water on expired permits if they submit their application before the permit expires. But this problematic legislation allows pumping of groundwater to continue without community input, without the free prior and informed consent of First Nations like Six Nations of the Grand River and without consideration of the impacts on climate change and adequate data on water availability and future demands. Nestlé purchased a third well, the Middlebrook well, in ...
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Holds water: Harvesting rain could help Caribbean countries after hurricanes 10.8.2018 Resource Efficiency |
A new model of this ancient technology could improve communities’ access to fresh water both after storms and day-to-day.
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Is vertical farming the future for agriculture or a distraction from other climate problems? 10.8.2018 Resource Efficiency |
Vertical farming promises a more equitable, resilient food system. But is it just a trend that perpetuates our current problems?
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2008 World Series Game 5, and all the rain that delayed the Phillies' reign | Oral History 3.8.2018 News
Members of Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays share their memories from the most peculiar Game 5 in World Series history.
Lighten up summer meals with these veggie swaps 1.8.2018 News
5 veggie swaps to lighten up meals this summer season.
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EPA to dig up tons of toxic soil in South Jersey Superfund cleanup 31.7.2018 News
Hercules Inc. operated its plant on a 350-acre site in the Gibbstown section of the township. Its plant spanned 80 acres with a four acre disposal area and ran from 1955 to 1974.
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Judge Kavanaugh’s Deregulatory Agenda 25.7.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump shakes hands with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House Most of us take for granted the federal regulations that make our air cleaner, our drinking water purer, our food, highways and workplaces safer, and our economic transactions less vulnerable to fraud and abuse. And few of us realize the extent to which those protections are subject to reversal by federal courts applying legal principles prescribed by the Supreme Court. If confirmed to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be a fervent vote against even well established forms of regulation. A telling example of Kavanaugh’s ideological aversion to even minimal government regulation is his dissent in a case in which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined SeaWorld of Florida following a tragic incident at its Orlando facility in which a killer whale named Tilikum pulled a trainer off a platform and held her underwater until she drowned.  A ...
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A call to action to clean-economy entrepreneurs 25.7.2018 Small Business |
Can 1,000 or more innovators and startups persuade governments to step up the pace of climate action?
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Harper's Garden brings indoor-outdoor restaurant ambitions to Rittenhouse 21.7.2018 News
Harper's Garden is an unusual hybrid that melds aspects of beer garden and craft cocktail culture to sophisticated small-plate restaurant ambitions in an lush indoor-outdoor space that has transformed a long dead office building plaza into a verdant al fresco oasis for the thirsty young corporate set.
GET Concerned water protection campaign was victorious 19.7.2018 - News for the rest of us
Doreen Nicoll Last week I asked you to GET to know Wellington Water Watchers (WWW). To refresh your memory WWW has been asking the provincial government to place a permanent moratorium on water extraction by Nestlé throughout Wellington county and to phase out the bottled water industry in Ontario within 10 years. Their most recent campaign, the Guelph-Eramosa Township (GET) Concerned, went into action to protect the township's source groundwater from additional extraction by the Xinyi Glass. Monday night in a four to one vote Guelph-Eramosa Council upheld the existing bylaw that effectively refutes Xinyi Glass' application to build a facility outside Guelph. Council, which initially favoured the project, supported the zoning bylaw definition of "dry use" and stated the extraction of 1.56 million litres of water per day did not meet that definition. Councillor Mark Bouwmeester, the lone dissenting vote, asked those in attendance to consider how Xinyi Glass was going to feel after the company had done ...
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RELEASE: Colombia Becomes First Country in Latin America to Commit to Deforestation-Free Chocolate 17.7.2018 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Colombia Becomes First Country in Latin America to Commit to Deforestation-Free Chocolate The Colombian Government – alongside Colombia's leading cocoa company, Casa Luker, and the National Cocoa Federation – pledges to produce deforestation-free and 'peace-friendly' cocoa BOGOTÁ (July 17, 2018) — The Government of Colombia – along with its largest cocoa company, Casa Luker, and the members of the National Cocoa Federation – has committed to eliminate deforestation from the country's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Can Minnesota have clean water without regulating fertilizer? 17.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesota farmers rely heavily on nitrogen fertilizer to grow the crops that help make agriculture a $75 billion industry. But the state has struggled to find the right balance between food and fuel production and clean water. The state held the first in a series of hearings about new regulations on fertilizer use Monday.
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Public hearings begin on nitrogen fertilizer rule 16.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Nitrate contamination in groundwater is a problem in some areas of the state, and agriculture officials say they're trying to prevent it from becoming worse.
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The moment for merging tiny towns may have arrived in New Jersey - but not in blink-and-you-miss Hi-Nella 16.7.2018 News
Welcome to Hi-Nella, a tidy little borough in Camden County where the mayor and others seem uninterested in the possible savings and other benefits of merging with neighboring towns.
California sets new standards for natural gas storage sites 12.7.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
California sets new standards for natural gas storage sites
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Hospital: Kids lost weight, drank dripping water in cave 11.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The four boys rescued Sunday can eat normal food and walk around, and the four pulled out Monday were eating soft food. One member of the final group of four boys and the coach who arrived at the hospital Tuesday evening had a slight lung infection.
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How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A family of chemicals -- known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases -- has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.
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