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Pictures From Women’s Marches on Every Continent

Crowds in hundreds of cities around the world gathered Saturday inconjunction with the Women’s March on Washington.
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U.S. To Pay Billions To Marines Affected By Toxic Water

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – The Obama administration has agreed to provide disability benefits to military veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to an official notice published on Thursday… Veterans, former reservists and former National Guard members who served for at least 30 days at the U.S. […]

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Obama’s ‘historic’ conservation legacy beats Teddy Roosevelt By Charlie Northcott

One of the lesser known legacies of the US president is his record as a conservationist… During his eight years in office, he has placed 548 million acres of habitat under protection. This spans Arctic tundra, mountain woodland, and coral reefs with as much biodiversity as rainforests. The outgoing president created the two largest marine […]

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President signs funding for Everglades Restoration

President Obama has signed off on a bill authorizing $2 billion in spending to help Everglades restoration efforts… The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act of 2016 provides half of the necessary funding needed for the Central Everglades Planning Project; the other half would come from the State of Florida.

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Offers Condolences In Historic Pearl Harbor Visit

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined U.S. President Barack Obama for a symbolic joint visit to Pearl Harbor on Tuesday, commemorating World War Two dead and pledging that Japan would never wage war again… The visit, just weeks before Republican President-elect Donald Trump takes office, was meant to highlight the […]

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Forgiveness Ceremony Unites Veterans And Natives At Standing Rock Casino

On Monday, Native Americans conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans at the Standing Rock casino, giving the veterans an opportunity to atone for military actions conducted against Natives throughout history… In celebration of Standing Rock protesters’ victory Sunday in halting construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, Leonard Crow Dog formally forgave Wes Clark Jr., the […]

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Army Halts Construction Of Dakota Access Pipeline

OCETI SAKOWIN CAMPGROUND, N.D. ― Federal authorities have halted construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline amid growing protests that were expected to draw some 2,000 U.S. military veterans… The Department of the Army has denied the final easement required for the $3.8 billion project to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, it announced Sunday. Instead, it will conduct […]

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Norway commits to zero deforestation

Katie Pohlman reports for EcoWatch:
Norway has become the first country to ban deforestation. The Norwegian Parliament pledged May 26 that the government’s public procurement policy will be deforestation-free.
Rainforests are the lungs of the planet.
Any product that contributes to deforestation will not be used in the Scandinavian country. The pledge was recommended by Norwegian Parliament’s Standing […]

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Bill Gates goes for chickens

After thinking it over, Bill Gates realizes that Chickens are an answer to poverty.
He elaborates on the subject in this LinkedIn Pulse story.
I hope he isn’t using the chickens he is pictured with. They won’t do the job for him. They are commercial Leghorns and hybrids. They can’t reproduce themselves, since they are already cross […]

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A “Republican Confession” from 52 years ago has a lot to say about this year’s election
“…a self-described Republican voter vents discomfort with his party’s choice of nominee, senator Barry Goldwater. “This man scares me,” he says, lamenting the “weird groups” like the Ku Klux Klan who have come out in favor of him…”

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Bernie Sanders @Gainesville, FL Thursday!

Sanders to speak at rally on UF campus

By Cindy Swirko Staff writer, Gainesville Sun
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 2:32 PM
Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, who has especially energized college students to his campaign, will speak at the University of Florida at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Grant Schwab of Progressive Gators and Alachua County Wants Bernie Sanders said the […]

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New rules limit livestock antibiotics

The Greely Tribune reports:
When the Veterinary Feed Directive goes into effect in 2017, it will impact nearly everyone in the livestock industry.
But at the Colorado Farm Show this week, when Christine Gabel, territory business manager with animal health company Zoetis asked a room of farmers and ranchers if they’d heard of it, she was met […]

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Cover crops restore soil

The NY Times takes a look at cover crops in agriculture:
Cover cropping is still used only by a small minority of farmers. When the Agriculture Department asked for the first time about cover cropping for its 2012 Census of Agriculture report, just 10.3 million acres — out of about 390 million total acres of farmland […]

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Reducing food waste

Grist reports on Davos:
People are spectacularly good at throwing things away — recyclables, dreams, reputations (lookin’ at you, Ben Carson) all come to mind. And then there’s the mother of all landfill fillers: food. Up to 40 percent of food in the U.S., for example, is wasted. But Thursday sounded a new rallying cry: Two […]

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Growing food at home is legal!

Read about it at Insteading:
As surprising as it may seem, you actually don’t have the right to grow your own fruits and vegetables on your own private property. In some states- Florida, namely- people have been fined thousands of dollars for planting vegetable gardens and even gone to prison for trying to live off the […]

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EPA revokes toxic herbicide approval

The NYTimes reports:
The Environmental Protection Agency, in a surprising move, has decided to revoke the approval of a herbicide that was made to be used on a new generation of genetically modified crops.
The agency’s decision could delay the introduction of corn, soybeans and cotton developed by Dow Chemical to be resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D. […]

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Here’s how Keystone XL got denied

Grist posted the history:
Everyone is talking about President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline proposal, but he’s not actually the hero of the story. The Keystone decision is the culmination of a startlingly successful grassroots activist campaign that defied the odds and convinced the Obama administration to change course against building a major […]

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Flowers make a Bee Highway

The Guardian reports on Norway’s innovation to save bees:
From flower-emblazoned cemeteries to rooftop gardens and balconies, Norway’s capital Oslo is creating a “bee highway” to protect endangered pollinators essential to food production.
“We are constantly reshaping our environment to meet our needs, forgetting that other species also live in it,” Agnes Lyche Melvaer, head of the […]

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Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde Sept. 2! Join Us!

Come join us for Welcome Back to School Night with a screening of Cinema Verde Audience Choice Award Winner, Confessions of an EcoTerrorist!

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Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport

Costa Rica just became the first country in Latin America to ban hunting for sport. Costa Rica’s Congress voted unanimously on Monday to approve the ban, which will protect the country’s wildlife – including several species of native big cats. Any hunters caught breaking the new law will face jail time or hefty fines.

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