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Elon Musk Lays Out Future Plans for Tesla

Triple Pundit - 6 hours 9 min ago
In a recent interview with AutoExpress magazine, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company's future plans, which include a lower-priced Model 3 and upgrades to the original Roadster.

Breaking Now: No Contest Plea From Judge Lynn Rosenthal - Daily Business Review (registration)

Bottle Bills - 6 hours 35 min ago

Daily Business Review (registration)

Breaking Now: No Contest Plea From Judge Lynn Rosenthal
Daily Business Review (registration)
Defense attorney Brian Silber told Miami-Dade County Court Judge Bill Altfield that Rosenthal completed 25 hours of community service and other requirement for a reckless driving sentence. Silber said she was evaluated by a psychologist, who concluded ...

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Police log: Bottle explodes on bus; vandals hit church - Durham Herald Sun

Bottle Bills - 6 hours 58 min ago

Durham Herald Sun

Police log: Bottle explodes on bus; vandals hit church
Durham Herald Sun
One of the suspects was wearing a purple ball cap with a pink bill, a dark sweatshirt, green cargo shorts and white and purple sneakers. A second teen was wearing a light-colored T-shirt with writing and the number 22 on the front and light-colored shorts.
Video shows suspects in Durham bus prankWRAL.com
Police report small explosion on bus in downtown DurhamDurham News
Durham police search for teens after explosion on busWTVD-TV
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San Diego Holds Off on Considering Plastic Bag Ban - KCET

Plastic Bag Bans - 7 hours 2 min ago

KCET

San Diego Holds Off on Considering Plastic Bag Ban
KCET
The heads of three environmental groups are urging San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer to move forward a review of an ordinance that would sharply curtail the use of plastic shopping bags. The review is a necessary step before the ordinance, a top priority ...
Fremantle votes to ban plastic shopping bagsABC Online

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Get Them Before They're Gone: Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit - The Daily Meal

Bioplastic - 7 hours 4 min ago

The Daily Meal

Get Them Before They're Gone: Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit
The Daily Meal
With regular tests to measure Zespri's carbon footprint and water usage, recyclable packaging, and new bio-plastic stickers on the SunGold variety, Zespri aspires to make the process of growing and shipping quality kiwifruit as responsible and ...

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When our 2.3 million girl bosses speak—we listen.

Girl Scouts of America - 7 hours 11 min ago
As the world’s largest girl-led organization, Girl Scouts of the USA reports to 2.3 million girl bosses—and we go where girls lead us!
And girls lead us to some amazing collaborations with a host of organizations, like Dove, whose Free Being Me campaign empowers girls to challenge beauty stereotypes, andDell, who we partnered with to close the technology gap and inspire more girls to explore STEM-related fields.
Another relationship we’ve forged is with Mattel. As the experts on girls and girl leadership development, we know young girls cannot be what they cannot see, which is why this relationship emphasizes career exploration. At Girl Scouts, we encourage girls to be whatever they want to be—from CEO of the world’s largest company to CEO of their families.
Three Barbie dolls are sold in the U.S. every second, so the Girl Scout-inspired doll is an invaluable communication tool that will allow our organization to reach millions of girls—members and non-members alike—with the message that they can be anything and do everything. We know that girls love to play with dolls—particularly Barbie dolls. In fact, Girl Scout members—forever having fun—are 20 percent more likely to be avid doll owners than non-member girls, with a full 77 percent of girls playing with dolls at least weekly.
And research shows that the Girl Scout-inspired doll—one aspect of our collaboration with Mattel—is a win with both girls and moms.
Girls associate the doll with hiking and the outdoors, selling cookies, and helping others, all of which are fun experiences firmly rooted in the Girl Scout mission. For over 100 years, Girl Scout programming has inspired over 59 million girls to explore new opportunities in a fun way, which is exactly what the Girl Scout-inspired doll is designed to do.
In fact, 83 percent of moms believe the Girl Scout-inspired doll will encourage their daughters to explore new opportunities, and 77 percent of moms believe the doll will help their daughters feel good about themselves.
We are Girl Scouts. We report to 2.3 million girl bosses. And when our bosses speak, we listen.
Categories: Environment

Plastic bag ban proposed for Brookings - KELO AM-FM

Plastic Bag Bans - 7 hours 19 min ago

Plastic bag ban proposed for Brookings
KELO AM-FM
Brookings, SD (KELO-AM) Brookings would become the first place in South Dakota to ban plastic grocery and shopping bags if City Councilman Tom Bezdichek has his way. Bezdichek says plastic bags pollute and are eyesores, sticking to fences in the ...

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Supervisors seek plastic bag ban, renew Wildlife Services contract - Times-Standard

Plastic Bag Bans - 8 hours 58 min ago

Supervisors seek plastic bag ban, renew Wildlife Services contract
Times-Standard
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors directed staff to begin crafting an ordinance for a ban on single-use plastic bags in unincorporated areas of the county during its Tuesday meeting. After reviewing potential options, the board told staff to ...

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Vote on Oil Drilling in Hermosa Set for Next March

Heal the Bay - 9 hours 24 min ago

Heal the Bay has been leading the fight to stop a scary proposal to open up the Bay to oil drilling in Hermosa Beach. You may recall that energy company E&B Natural Resources wants to erect an 87-foot drilling rig and up to 34 wells on a 1.3-acre plot six blocks from the beach. They want to extract up to 8,000 barrels of oil a day from underneath the seafloor. To do it, the company has to convince local voters to repeal an existing drilling moratorium in the city. We think it’s a terrible idea.

Well, after months of wrangling, the Hermosa Beach City Council has set a special-election date to decide the issue: March 3, 2015.

Shortly before 3 a.m., after hours of discussion, public input, and negotiation, the council elected to move forward with the ballot measure.  Originally, the council and community had been striving for a November 2014 election. But, E&B has continually maintained it has the right to set the election date based on a previous legal settlement with the city, and the oil company would not agree to November. Due to concerns about additional litigation, the council elected for a March date as a better alternative, which E&B’s president endorsed.

The final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed slant-drilling project accompanying the ballot initiative received City Council approval earlier this month. It identifies nine significant and unavoidable impacts: aesthetics, air quality, biology, hydrology, land use, noise, recreation, safety, and risk of upset (e.g. spills and explosions).

Additional studies, including the Health Impact Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis, are expected to be finalized over the next month.

Heal the Bay will continue to oppose lifting the ban on oil drilling in Hermosa Beach, along with the E&B project. It’s an ill-conceived proposal that poses numerous ecological and economic threats to our coastline. Despite the allure of royalties to local residents, it’s simply not worth the risk.

We are pleased that the city and E&B collectively chose a date that diminishes the threat of additional litigation. We will continue to follow this issue closely and work with our community partners ahead of the election to educate voters and keep oil drilling out of our Bay.

What can you do to prevent oil drilling from taking place in Santa Monica Bay? Want to learn more? Check out our Take Action page. 

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Greens' Attempt To Ban Bisphenol A Will Endanger Public Health - Forbes

BPA - 9 hours 29 min ago

Greens' Attempt To Ban Bisphenol A Will Endanger Public Health
Forbes
Resins that line food containers made with BPA prevent the development of deadly pathogens in our food supply, protecting consumers from potentially deadly bacteria like E. coli. Because there aren't good alternatives to BPA resins, if passed into law ...

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Bottled Life: Let's talk about water - The Moderate Voice

Bottled Water - 9 hours 43 min ago

The Moderate Voice

Bottled Life: Let's talk about water
The Moderate Voice
Bottled Life (directed by some bloke I've never heard of, Urs Schnell) is a deeply critical film about the multi-national foods company Nestle and more specifically their bottled-water business. The characteristics of everything I hate about issues ...

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Manufacturers Back Bill to Limit Liability for Energy Star Ratings

Triple Pundit - 10 hours 21 min ago
The Alliance to Save Energy, an association of lawmakers and manufacturers are promoting a bill that would strip consumers of the right to lodge class action litigation against companies that falsify Energy Star ratings. Consumer advocates and trial lawyers argue however that companies stay honest when they know that there is more to risk than simply having to return a customer's good-faith investment.

Giant ketchup bottle up for sale in southern Illinois - Reuters UK

Bottle Bills - 10 hours 53 min ago

Reuters UK

Giant ketchup bottle up for sale in southern Illinois
Reuters UK
A water tower shaped like a 170-foot-tall ketchup bottle is for sale in southern Illinois, along with an adjacent warehouse, an owner said on Wednesday. Fans fear the 65-year-old landmark, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, might be ...
170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in IllinoisWVVA TV

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Cheapism: Ditch bottled water with best budget water filters - Today.com

Bottled Water - 10 hours 55 min ago

Today.com

Cheapism: Ditch bottled water with best budget water filters
Today.com
Each year American consumers drain billions from their wallets buying bottled water, even as H2O flows from the faucet at practically no cost. Some object to the taste and question the quality of their tap water, but a basic water filter can take care ...

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French Grocer Sees Major Success in Marketing "Inglorious" Fruits and Vegetables

Yale Environment 360 - 11 hours 13 min ago
A major French grocery chain, Intermarche, has launched a novel campaign to curb food waste and

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"Grotesque Apple" poster market visually flawed produce. The "Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables" campaign aims to revamp the image of imperfect and non-conforming produce, much of which is thrown away by growers because it doesn't meet grocery retailers' standards. Intermarche began welcoming the "Grotesque Apple," "Ridiculous Potato," "Hideous Orange," and other infamous items to its shelves, created posters to explain that the produce is as nutritious and flavorful as the more attractive versions, and reduced prices by 30 percent. The campaign was an "immediate success," Intermarche says: Stores nationwide sold 1.2 million tons of "inglorious" fruits and vegetables in the first two days, and overall store traffic increased by 24 percent.
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CSR Asia Highlights Inclusive Business Opportunities in Cocoa

Triple Pundit - 11 hours 34 min ago
Identifying and implementing inclusive business opportunities can assure sustainability and benefit consumers and participants across the cocoa value chain, according to a CSR Asia case study that focuses on cocoa production and the supply chain in Indonesia and Vietnam.

Four Companies with Secret (and Not-So-Secret) Shady Sides - Equities.com

Bottled Water - 11 hours 37 min ago

Four Companies with Secret (and Not-So-Secret) Shady Sides
Equities.com
In response to the investigative documentary “Bottled Life,” CEO Peter Brabeck claimed, “in its worldwide bottled water business, Nestlé uses a total of 0.0009% of the global water withdrawal.” While it may appear modest, that figure does not take into ...

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Houston’s One-Bin Recycling Program: Path to Zero Waste or Environmental Racism?

Triple Pundit - 11 hours 43 min ago
When you think of zero waste, you might picture towering compost heaps or overflowing recycling carts – but what about one bin for all your household waste, from carrot peels and chicken bones to junk mail and soda bottles? That’s the idea behind Houston’s “One Bin for All” program, which aims to boost the city’s dismal recycling rate of 19 percent, which falls 15 percent below the average national recycling figure. Public officials predict the initiative will help the city keep 75 percent of its trash from the landfill, but critics of the program, ranging from the Texas Campaign for the Environment to the NAACP, contend that it will actually prevent the city from achieving zero waste and smacks of environmental racism.

$10 Million for Native American Climate Resilience

Triple Pundit - 12 hours 18 min ago
Announced by the president and launched last week, the Tribal Climate Resilience Program should benefit American Indian tribes and the nation economically, socially and environmentally.

Wining and dining at Atria - Martha's Vineyard Times

Bottle Bills - 12 hours 53 min ago

Martha's Vineyard Times

Wining and dining at Atria
Martha's Vineyard Times
According to Mr. Decker, time, atmosphere, detail, and contemplation are unprinted yet equally essential menu listings. “Wine dinners allow you to sit back and engage in a more deeply imaged culinary experience — they are like the long form of dining ...

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