User: newstrust Topic: Green Technology
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PACE lender approved ‘potentially fraudulent loans,’ ex-employee alleges 1.3.2019 LA Times: Business

A former employee of lender Energy Efficient Equity alleges in a lawsuit that the company fired him after he raised concerns it was approving “potentially fraudulent loans.”

Energy Efficient Equity, which was included in a recent Los Angeles Times article that examined the misuse of Property Assessed...

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From a brilliant field of cinematography Oscar nominees, a critic chooses his ‘Favourite’ 22.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When the Oscars are finally (finally!) handed out Sunday evening, you may hear an impassioned comment or two from the stage about the importance of the art of cinematography. Maybe you’ve heard some of them already.

Earlier this month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that...

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Butterfly Refuge Sues to Block Border Wall Construction, Break-ins by Customs Officials: 'BradCast' 2/13/2019 14.2.2019 BradBlog
As my guest details on today's BradCast, it's not immigrants who are currently posing a threat to those living on our southern border, it's lawless federal agents encroaching on private lands to build an unnecessary and dangerous border wall. [Audio link to show is posted below.] But, first up: the Department ...
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Storm brings chaos to Southland, but worse is yet to come 1.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Lighting struck a passenger plane that had taken off from Los Angeles International Airport, forcing an emergency landing, and the nearby Chevron refinery, causing a power outage. Heavy rain sent mud gushing onto Pacific Coast Highway and in La Tuna Canyon, prompting roadway closures and stranding...

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Tutankhamun's tomb restored to prevent damage by visitors 31.1.2019 BBC: World
Experts repaired scratches and installed a ventilation system to reduce the need for future cleaning.
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'Busted could keep going for 50 years' 30.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
The band talk about their split, reunion, nostalgia and their beef with the music industry.
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Desert X 2019: Artists will tackle environmental disaster, guns, immigration 28.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Desert X is back. The biennial that scattered large-scale artworks — including a ranch house, fully mirrored on the inside and outside — across the vast desert of the Coachella Valley in 2017 on Monday announced its artist lineup for 2019.

When the second iteration of Desert X premieres Feb. 9,...

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Muscles may preserve a shortcut to restore lost strength 26.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Muscle cells may retain nuclei that helped them grow strong, even after muscles shrink from lack of use. This provocative contentious idea could have implications for public health and sports.
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Davos 2019: The man who thinks he can make us love kale 23.1.2019 BBC: Business
Matt Barnard is on a mission to persuade people to eat more vegetables.
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A Bali vacation sounds magical — and it is when you help keep the island beautiful 20.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Given the situation, I was moving as fast as I could.

I was walking cautiously on a foot-wide earthen berm separating water-soaked rice paddies. A big cross-body garbage bag banged against my hip as I clutched a 6-foot pole with a pointed metal tip.

Rivulets of sweat ran down my back as I speared...

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Climate change: 'Right to repair' gathers force 9.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
EU and US states are to introduce laws helping people to mend appliances that break down.
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Forget stars' homes. The newest tours visit pot growers and bong makers 4.1.2019 LA Times: Business

In Napa and Sonoma, tour bus operators ferry oenophiles between tasting rooms and vineyards. In Hollywood and environs, they shepherd the starstruck past the homes of the rich and famous.

Now they're giving customers a mind-expanding look at one of Los Angeles’ burgeoning industries: pot.

Since...

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Climate change: LED lights could dent UK energy demand 3.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Energy efficiency is more important in the battle against climate change than wind and solar power, research shows
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Sheriff: No fingerprints, no shoe prints, no DNA in Wisconsin double homicide, missing teen case 15.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's been two months since someone shot and killed a husband and wife in Barron, Wisc., and apparently snatched their 13-year-old daughter. The sheriff said a lack of forensic evidence complicates the still-unsolved case.
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How the humble lamp-post could help power our cities 6.11.2018 BBC: Technology
As more of half of us live in cities, scientists are looking at new ways of harnessing urban energy.
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Meet the man behind the State Fair's wildest rides 23.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A Texas thrill ride operator who prides himself on offering some of the biggest attractions returns to the Minnesota State Fair. Michael Wood, the son of Michigan carnival workers, was "born into the business." He took over for his pioneering father who died 20 years ago.
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Bengaluru gets Karnataka’s first climate change lab 23.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI) has been designated as the state nodal agency for Climate Change in Karnataka to provide technical support in conducting research, training and capacity building in climate change programs. »
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South Dakota officials approve new 300-megawatt wind farm 12.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
State officials have approved a roughly 300-megawatt wind farm in Grant and Codington counties of northeastern South Dakota.
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FDA Repays Industry by Rushing Risky Drugs to Market 30.6.2018 Truthout.com
The agency is fast-tracking expensive drugs with significant side effects and inconclusive evidence.

The post FDA Repays Industry by Rushing Risky Drugs to Market appeared first on Truthout.

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Solar persuaders 22.6.2018 BBC: Business
In India's desert state of Rajasthan, rural women are training as solar entrepreneurs, to bring power to those living off grid.
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