User: irge304 Topic: Green Technology
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Designer Steve Pallrand combines eco-friendly with elegant 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Eco-sensitive designers and builders have long used salvaged lumber or recycled fixtures. Steve Pallrand, founder and principal designer of L.A. firm Home Front Build, is pushing even further in his quest for zero net energy, drawing inspiration from smart designs of yesteryear, and our microscopic...

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Forest Lake school recognized for environmental sustainability 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Green Ribbon status is evidence that a school is working to reduce its environmental impact and educate its students about sustainability.
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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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L.A. has a plan for combating climate change. But is it realistic? 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California has had a glimpse in recent years of what it can expect as the climate continues to change: wild swings from extreme drought to extreme rainfall and snowfall, a sharp increase in devastating wildfires and record temperatures.

With poor leadership on climate issues from the federal government,...

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Shepard Fairey and 30 other artists turn Maya Angelou school into an outdoor gallery 19.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

School was out for the day at ​Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School, but the campus was bright with activity. More than two dozen enormous murals were going up at the South L.A. ​school, transforming the mostly gray and drab-green buildings into an explosion of color and story.

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The weird, wild politics of Queensland 17.5.2019 BBC: World
Disappointed voters and small parties - some with extremist views - could disrupt the Queensland poll.
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Labour's energy plan 'last thing' National Grid needs 15.5.2019 BBC: Business
The firm behind the UK's energy networks says the party's plans would delay the switch to green energy.
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North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ sponsor wins GOP redo of tainted election 15.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

North Carolina’s most infamous political story lines of recent years are merging into a congressional race this summer that pits the architect of the state’s “bathroom bill” against a Democrat who was granted an electoral do-over after evidence of ballot fraud tainted his prior opponent’s campaign.

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Climate change: Bafta calls for more environment plot lines on TV 15.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
New research by Bafta found references to "climate change" lag far behind "beer" or "sex" in UK TV shows.
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China, Japan and South Korea, while vowing to go green at home, promote coal abroad 13.5.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In the last-ditch global battle against climate change, China, Japan and South Korea have joined other industrialized nations in promising to reduce their use of fossil fuels.

Yet even as they take steps to promote renewable energy at home, these three countries are facing growing scrutiny for...

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Co-working spaces: Not just for start-up bros anymore 12.5.2019 LA Times: Business

Co-working is often more pleasant these days than putting in eight hours at a traditional office.

If you’d prefer a work space that looks like a chic hotel lobby with waiters at your service, that can be arranged.

Want to be around other women in a cabana on an outdoor terrace? There’s a place...

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Moon Lander Event: A Science Fiction Supplement 12.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Jeff Bezos presents an ambitious utopian future during his Blue Moon lunar lander launch event, but science fiction points to some of the limitations in how the Amazon founder plans to build his future.
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Climate change: Half world's biggest airlines don't offer carbon offsetting 9.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Half the world's biggest airlines are not giving flyers the opportunity to offset the CO2 from their flights.
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Cargill, Target ask lawmakers to address climate change in final Capitol negotiations 9.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
While the corporations' letter to lawmakers doesn't specifically endorse the 100 percent carbon-free electricity policy supported by the DFL-led House but not the GOP-controlled Senate, the companies say reducing carbon emissions will boost growth and competitiveness in the state.
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Only a Third of Earth's Longest Rivers Are Now 'Free-Flowing' 8.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Rivers are the lifeblood of our planet," Bernhard Lehner told Newsweek.
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Business to the Rescue? How Corporations Will Save Us From Ourselves 6.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Climate change. Health care. Crumbling infrastructure. With political gridlock alive and well, the bad guys may be the best friends we have.
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In Carmel, a collection of coastal plots with Clint Eastwood ties comes to market 3.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Clint Eastwood’s love affair with the coastal community of Carmel-by-the-Sea stretches back for decades. He filmed his directorial debut there. He was elected mayor there.

Now he’s looking to make some money there, according to sources not authorized to comment publicly on the project.

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Why Big Oil Should Embrace Greta Thunberg 3.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Most of us in Big Oil know climate change is real. It's time we act on it.
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Legislature scorecard: How the environment has fared this session, so far 2.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate have passed vastly different environment budget and policy bills that will need to be reconciled in the next couple weeks.
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California's latest weapon against climate change is low-tech farm soil 2.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
To help meet its ambitious climate goals, California is paying farmers to grow cover crops. The aim is to promote healthier soil that can absorb more carbon from the atmosphere.
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