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Free Cash in Finland. Must Be Jobless.

OULU, Finland — No one would confuse this frigid corner of northern Finland with Silicon Valley. Notched in low pine forests just 100 miles below the Arctic Circle, Oulu seems more likely to achieve dominance at herding reindeer than at nurturing technology start-ups… But this city has roots as a hub for wireless communications, and […]

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Patagonia Had $10 Million In Sales On Black Friday And Is Donating Every Cent To Save The Planet

Patagonia saw an astounding $10 million in Black Friday sales  ― five times its own expectations ― and, as promised, will donate every cent toward helping save the environment.… The high-end outdoor apparel and gear retailer announced the record-breaking haul Monday, saying the “enormous love” its customers showed to the planet will benefit hundreds of grassroots environmental […]

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A Sustainable Food System Could Be A Trillion-Dollar Global Windfall

The (flagship report) claims that taking a sustainable approach to the world’s food and agriculture challenges, like hunger, food waste and environmental degradation, could lead to new business opportunities totaling an annual $2.3 trillion — and 80 million new jobs — by 2030, based on an analysis of of industry reports and academic literature… That […]

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Patagonia Wants You to Vote and so Does Cinema Verde

Patagonia said Friday it plans to shut down most of its operations on Nov. 8 in hopes of spurring its customers and employees to vote… Patagonia also gave $200,000 to two nonprofits: NextGen Climate, founded by the billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, and HeadCount, a group that registers voters at concerts. In all, the company said it […]

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Why Bernie Sanders Is the Best Candidate for Senior Citizens (Guest Column)

“Older people often get frightened by labels [like ‘socialist’], and I’m here to tell them they shouldn’t.”
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-bernie-sanders-is-best-898479

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Monsanto profits from chemical agriculture

Janine Jackson interview Patty Lovera of Food and Water Watch on Monsanto:
Monsanto at this point has become synonymous, not just with GMOs, but I think also with a type of agriculture, and it’s a type of agriculture that’s really counter to the way a lot of people want to farm around the world, and are […]

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‘Stockbroker’s Bible’ Just Told Oil Industry To Accept Its Demise

Coming from the Financial Times, that’s a sobering wake-up call.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ft-oil-companies_us_574a0248e4b0dacf7ad5198f

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Ron Cunningham: Selling Florida’s natural wonders is getting tricky

“Our customers still marvel at the crystal-clear springs we show them. But do we tell them that virtually all Florida springs are dying the slow death of nutrient poisoning?”
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20160528/columnists/160529828?p=2&tc=pg

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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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California’s colorful despite drought

Sara Aminzadeh calls it out for Popular Resistance:
As the drought continues, Californians are stepping up to conserve water, and collectively exceeded Gov. Brown’s 25 percent reduction mandate in June 2015. Nonetheless, water-intensive lawns and other hallmarks of an English garden-style landscape still remain a huge draw on our state’s dwindling water supply.

Outdoor watering accounts for about half of residential […]

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In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

“Local restaurants are serving unsustainable fish, and profiting from turtle tourism, while contributing to the demise of sea turtles.”

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Seeding the Way for Transformative Change: An Open Invitation from The Rockefeller Foundation

“We recently announced Insight Dialogues, a live event and digital content series focused on sparking global conversations and action around the most pressing global challenges of our time. Through this new series, we are gathering some of the world’s greatest leaders and changemakers—from different fields and backgrounds—to discuss a variety of issues with one goal: […]

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New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought

Oil companies’ coordinated cover-up of climate risks stretches back decades and rivals that of big tobacco companies.
 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oil-cover-up-climate_us_570e98bbe4b0ffa5937df6ce

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Warren Buffett Wants To Build The Nation’s Largest Wind Farm

His company, MidAmerican Energy, has pledged $3.6 billion toward the project.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/warren-buffet-wind-energy-farm-iowa_us_570ff429e4b0018f9cb96e8e

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This May Be The Biggest Environmental Catastrophe No One Is Talking About

Researchers used infrared cameras to scan for methane gas leaks at over 8,000 U.S. sites.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/potent-methane-gas-leaks_us_570d62fce4b0885fb50e9306

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In An Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat

Companies are becoming adept at identifying wealthy customers and marketing to them, creating a money-based caste system.
Emmanuel Saez, a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, estimates that the top 1 percent of American households now controls 42 percent of the nation’s wealth, up from less than 30 percent two decades ago. The […]

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Billionaire Environmentalist to Spend $25 Million to Turn Out Young Voters

Thomas F. Steyer and his political advocacy group, NextGen Climate, will target at least 203 college and university campuses in seven mostly battleground states.

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Water Scarcity Could Shrink Economies By Mid-Century: World Bank

The report attributes growing water scarcity to climate change.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/water-scarcity-economy_us_57293cf4e4b096e9f08fa934#comments

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Disrupting Solar

We are on the cusp of a solar revolution where the cost of solar cells will plummet, efficiency will rise dramatically, and the incentives for widespread adoption will become compelling.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-diamandis/disrupting-solar_b_9865216.html

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Starbucks Is Selling Nearly A Half-Billion Dollars In ‘Sustainability’ Bonds

The coffee giant is asking investors to fund its environmental efforts for the first time.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/starbucks-sustainability-bonds_us_5735e64fe4b077d4d6f2d612

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