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3p Weekend: Stock Your Bar Cart with These Sustainable Spirits

Triple Pundit - 3 hours 43 min ago
We've already covered sustainable beer and wine in our 3p Weekend series, but what about sustainable spirits? From grain-to-bottle to fair trade certified, no bar cart is complete without these sustainable sips.

Georgia House defeats bill preventing plastic bag bans - WRCB-TV

Plastic Bag Bans - 3 hours 55 min ago

Georgia House defeats bill preventing plastic bag bans
WRCB-TV
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House has rejected a bill preventing cities from banning plastic bags. The House's 67-85 vote on Friday makes the bill's future uncertain. The Senate approved an earlier version. Officials in several Georgia cities have ...

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Girl Scouts Celebrated by the White House!

Girl Scouts of America - 3 hours 55 min ago
As reported by pretty much every news outlet possible, Girl Scouts rocked the 2015 White House Science Fair. If you missed it, check out this awesome video via Mashable.

Girl Scouts were represented by “The Supergirls,” a team of six-year old Girl Scout Daisies from Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma who invented a battery-powered page turner for people with arthritis, people who are paralyzed, or “people who have no arms”; and Lauren Prox, a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient whose project “Reaching New Altitudes” aims to reverse the small percentage of minorities and females participating in the fields of aviation and STEM.
The White House even tweeted about it!
But why is this work so important to Girl Scouts? According to Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, girls are aware that gender barriers persist: 57 percent say that if they were to go into a STEM career, they’d “have to work harder than a man to be taken seriously.”
And they’re right. Girls will still have to struggle with inequalities between the sexes. Girl Scouts is committed to doing something about this.
Along the way, our goal is to help millions of highly qualified young women launch and sustain careers in any field that attracts them, overcome barriers that confront them, and enter the ranks of senior leadership and thrive there. It’s what our country needs.
Categories: Environment

Recipe for antibacterial plastic: Plastic plus egg whites - UGA Today

Bioplastic - 4 hours 15 min ago

UGA Today

Recipe for antibacterial plastic: Plastic plus egg whites
UGA Today
Alex Jones, a doctoral student in the department of textiles, merchandising and interiors at UGA, is studying the antibacterial properties of bioplastics. He's found that albumin, a protein found in egg whites, looks the most promising. (Credit: Cal ...

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Hoping to woo China with white wine - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Bottle Bills - 4 hours 40 min ago

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Hoping to woo China with white wine
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
A Chinese employee checks a bottle of wine at a bonded logistics center in Zouping county, Binzhou city, east China's Shandong province in January 2015. (IMAGINECHINA VIA AP). BY BILL SWINDELL. THE PRESS DEMOCRAT. March 26, 2015, 6:35PM.

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Metals Used in High Tech Are Becoming Harder to Find, Study Says

Yale Environment 360 - 5 hours 10 min ago
Metals critical to newer technologies such as smartphones, infrared optics, and medical imaging will likely become harder

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This chart shows the criticality of 62 metals. to obtain in coming decades, according to Yale researchers, and future products need to be designed to make reclaiming and recycling those materials easier. The study, the first to assess future supply risks to all 62 metals on the periodic table, found that many of the metals traditionally used in manufacturing — zinc, copper, aluminum, lead, and others — show no signs of vulnerability. But some metals that have become more common in technology over the last two decades, such as rare earth metals, are available almost entirely as byproducts, the researchers say. "You can't mine specifically for them; they often exist in small quantities and are used for specialty purposes," said Yale scientist Thomas Graedel. "And they don't have any decent substitutes."
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It's taken seven years, but California is finally cleaning up microbead pollution - The Guardian

Plastic Pollution - 5 hours 36 min ago

The Guardian

It's taken seven years, but California is finally cleaning up microbead pollution
The Guardian
A workman hammers away at a railroad under construction at the Arco Polypropylene plant in Wilmington, California. Non-profits in the state are using new legislation to help clean up pre-production plastic pollution Photograph: RENE MACURA/Associated ...

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Plastic pollution is an all-consuming threat to puffins - The Courier

Plastic Pollution - 5 hours 44 min ago

The Courier

Plastic pollution is an all-consuming threat to puffins
The Courier
Experts say the discovery of small plastic pellets, or nurdles, in the stomachs of the birds, often called the clowns of the sea, is far from a joke. The nurdles, similar in size to a lentil, were found by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) in ...
Plastic pellets found in puffin tummiesCBS News

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Soft Drinks Hit 10th Year of Decline - Wall Street Journal

Bottled Water - 6 hours 46 min ago

Wall Street Journal

Soft Drinks Hit 10th Year of Decline
Wall Street Journal
Water is hot and diet soda is not. U.S. sales of non-alcoholic beverages rose 2.2% in volume terms last year, the fastest growth rate since 2006, industry tracker Beverage Marketing Corp. reported on Thursday. Much of the upswing was fueled by bottled ...
Pop goes the soda marketTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
'No Diet Coke, Pepsi'Yahoo Finance
Soda sales decline; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot from Diet CokeSILive.com
Nasdaq -Newser
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Changing the Nature of Corporate Giving to Address Poverty

Triple Pundit - 6 hours 53 min ago
The traditional corporate giving method is well documented. The question is: Can we go further?

JPMorgan Analyst: ‘2014 a Historic Year for Investment in Renewables’

Triple Pundit - 6 hours 54 min ago
Energy Finance 2015, a four-day training program for environmental advocates and attorneys, convened last week at the NYU School of Law. On day two, Paul Coster, lead alternative-energy analyst for JPMorgan Chase, made headlines by saying, “2014 was a historic year for investments for renewables.”

‘Freedom Seal’ Certifies Companies Committed to a World Free from Slavery

Triple Pundit - 6 hours 54 min ago
By eliminating the demand for goods and services produced with slave labor, the Freedom Seal aims to end human trafficking and slavery.

Leaders: Place Company Values on the Same Level as Profits

Triple Pundit - 6 hours 54 min ago
Writing out a few company creeds won’t get you on track to driving real profits. To incite real change — internally and externally — employees and consumers need to get behind your values.

SalesForce.com Takes a Stand Against Bigotry in Indiana

Triple Pundit - 6 hours 54 min ago
The CEO of SalesForce.com said the company will reduce its investments in Indiana after the state's governor signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

‘Bubble-Wrapping’ the Virtual Workforce

Triple Pundit - 6 hours 54 min ago
Today's rapidly evolving workplace needs to ensure employee safety and comfort, regardless of whether employees work from the office or their own homes.

Newburyport's plastic bag ban takes effect March 29 - Wicked Local Newburyport

Plastic Bag Bans - 7 hours 33 min ago

Wicked Local Newburyport

Newburyport's plastic bag ban takes effect March 29
Wicked Local Newburyport
Going grocery shopping in Newburyport? Bring along your own reusable or biodegradable bag. Beginning this Sunday, March 29, no thin-film plastic bag shall be distributed, either with or without charge, to a customer at any retail establishment located ...
Legislature may stop Arizona cities trying to ban plastic bagsKTAR.com
Despite state proposal, Tempe looks at bag banSierra Vista Herald
Plastic Bag Committee Collecting Survey Data; Wants Public InputIsland Gazette
TucsonSentinel.com
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Newburyport's plastic bag ban takes effect March 29 - Wicked Local North of Boston

Plastic Bag Bans - 7 hours 44 min ago

KTAR.com

Newburyport's plastic bag ban takes effect March 29
Wicked Local North of Boston
Going grocery shopping in Newburyport? Bring along your own reusable or biodegradable bag. Beginning this Sunday, March 29, no thin-film plastic bag shall be distributed, either with or without charge, to a customer at any retail establishment located ...
Legislature may stop Arizona cities trying to ban plastic bagsKTAR.com
Despite state proposal, Tempe looks at bag banSierra Vista Herald
Plastic Bag Committee Collecting Survey Data; Wants Public InputIsland Gazette
TucsonSentinel.com
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Distilling institute plans Louisville conference - The Courier-Journal

Bottle Bills - 9 hours 48 min ago

The Courier-Journal

Distilling institute plans Louisville conference
The Courier-Journal
But while more craft distilleries are opening regularly — with nearly 650 currently operating across the country and another 200 on the way — getting a new one off the ground is not an easy task, American Distilling Institute founder and president ...
US trade bodies unite in tax lobbying effortThe Spirits Business

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Obama Administration to Curb Coal Mining on Federal Land

Triple Pundit - 11 hours 6 min ago
Remember the federal land being leased to coal mining companies for next to nothing? Interior Secretary Sally Jewell finally spoke out against the practice.

Three Deaths Near A Sierra Leone Forest Highlight the Problems that Plague Conservation Efforts

The EnvironmentaList - 13 hours 5 min ago
Human-animal coexistence issues can be more complicated than just economic and ecological factors
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