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'Green News Report' -- March 26, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lots of good and/or hysterical news today! Climate change denier Ted C...

Sugar, Maybe Not So Sweet

Karen J. Inwald | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen J. Inwald

Back in 2013, a judge threw out a ban on super-sized sugary drinks that then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attempted to enact. Mayor Bloomberg...

Using Urban Observation to "Ghost-Bust" Cities

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 03.26.2015 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

I saw a ghost, of a missing building from a boyhood memory -- something that Amazon might have retrofitted, today, if it were still there for the taking.

Kale Smoothie for Breakfast

Katrin Björk | Posted 03.18.2015 | Taste
Katrin Björk

When the winter darkness starts to feel heavy it is time to freshen up and find new energy. Starting your day with a boosting Green Kale Smoothie w...

America's Fracking Mayor: Rahm Emanuel

Will Reynolds | Posted 03.18.2015 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

When Rahm Emanuel became mayor, the city of Chicago was making lists of top green cities in America. During the election he pledged support to a community movement aimed at closing the polluting Fisk & Crawford coal plants.

America's Best Irish Bars

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.17.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It's all those tiny details that contribute to bar feeling as though it has been lived in.

10 Traditional Irish Dishes You Should Know

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.11.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You'll find impressive and flavorful dishes that speak to the roots or Ireland far beyond the potato.

Study: What Your Favorite Color Says About Your Value as a Human Being

Galanty Miller | Posted 03.11.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Some people looked at the dress and saw white and gold. Some people looked at the dress and saw blue and black. I looked at the dress and saw 1980s pro wrestling legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. Scientists say it has something to do with the reflection of the light.

Top of the Food Chain: How Women Are Helping Each Other Lead the Food and Farming Sector

Kathleen Frith | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Kathleen Frith

The fact that men, almost without exception, led the environmental movement came somewhat as a surprise to me. I had formed the false assumption that conservation work was one area that naturally offered more equitable women leadership. It still doesn't.

This Plantable Coffee Cup May Change The Way You See Waste

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green

A plantable coffee cup studded with native seeds could change the way coffee drinkers see their trash, as well as green up urban and deforested areas....

So, What About the Topsoil?

Karen J. Inwald | Posted 03.03.2015 | Green
Karen J. Inwald

Time magazine in 2012 called attention to the crisis of topsoil. It is estimated that we have 60 years of topsoil left. Forty percent of the soil used for agriculture is classed as either degraded or seriously degraded.

What If

Enid Borden | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
Enid Borden

What If. Two simple words that have confounded generation after generation of politicians. What If. Two simple words that have energized generation after generation of social entrepreneurs.

Environmental Collapse and Extinction: The Bright Side

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 02.20.2015 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Even now, on the very eve of extinction, we continue to move forward with strength, courage and determination to complete the task of annihilation with the almost certain knowledge that our own demise is part of the package.

Three Wrongs Don't Make the Right Right

Duncan Hosie | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Sometimes the sky doesn't fall. It lifts. Acting on climate change is reaping incredible benefits for California. Ultimately, none of the AB 32 dooms-day scenarios came true. Now, more than ever, we should not buy into conservatives' Chicken Little politics on environmental policy. They were wrong in the past and they are wrong now.

A Community Copes With Hydraulic Fracturing

Madeline Cottingham | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Madeline Cottingham

Play Grounds, depicts Montrose, Pennsylvania, a rural community on the front lines of the natural gas revolution, and the local residents who have bee...

Rebirth, Miracles, and Magic

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 02.16.2015 | Religion
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Where can we find the magic we need to free ourself from this self-destructive spell of consumerism, this soul-destroying pursuit of distractions? Magic is always present, just as the Divine is always present.

In London, An Empty Underground Tunnel Could Become A Cyclist's Paradise

HuffPost Germany | Katja Black | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

If this idea becomes a reality, it could transform urban transport from the ground up. And it may be coming to London first. In a concept from the ...

Reading Cities, Cover to Cover, And Why

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

When Charles Montgomery penned The Happy City, he knew that going forward, evolving cities need to honor human emotion. His follow-up labs attempt to measure what humans want and need in urban environments.

6 Catchphrases to Connect Your Children to Nature

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Because words send powerful messages to children, you can further help your children connect to nature by associating their wonderful experiences in nature with meaningful catchphrases related to nature.

Is Boston the Greenest American City?

Lance Hosey | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Lance Hosey

At number 13 overall, Boston ranks highest among U.S. cities. Only New York fares better among American metropolises for "profit" and "planet," but it falls far short under "people," nudging Boston forward.

Big Ship, Little Bird: WildCare Rescues and Rehabilitates an Injured Seabird Aboard a Cruise Ship

Alison Hermance | Posted 02.05.2015 | Green
Alison Hermance

Without a radiograph machine, determining if bones are broken on a bird the size of a robin is a real challenge, but Melanie is an expert. Mary held the bird while Melanie gently palpated the bones of the wings, spine and legs. To her relief, no fractures presented.

Fracking Failures, Organizing Successes

Margie Alt | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

The best way to protect public health and the environment from this dirty drilling practice is to halt it altogether. And this week, an entire country and at least Pennsylvania's parks and forests finally got the protection they deserve.

Left Right or Better: An Impactful Meeting of Minds

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

What difference does your money make when you invest or divest? You might be conservative and want nature to remain beautiful forever. You might be liberal and want to undo environmental injustices.

Crystal Ball 2015: Top 4 Hot Investments, with 4 Investor Alerts.

Natalie Pace | Posted 03.27.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

Here are my predictions for 2015, to make your year rich in returns and light on costly mistakes.

Rubio New Subcommittee Chair

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Dr. Ellen Prager

Dear Senator Marco Rubio, So, you are thinking of running for President? You recently became chair of the Senate Subcommittee that oversees our national interests, mission, and investments in the ocean, atmosphere, fisheries, and the Coast Guard.