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Oxford City Basketball, A Division Of Oxford City Football Club,...

PR Web - 34 min 3 sec ago

Oxford City Basketball Continues to Strengthen Their Roster for the Upcoming Season.

(PRWeb August 01, 2014)

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Kowa Announces First Ever "Summer Optics Sale"

PR Web - 34 min 3 sec ago

Enjoy 15% Off All Kowa Scopes, Binoculars, and Eyepieces

(PRWeb August 01, 2014)

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iFitDress.com: Top Bridesmaid Dresses For The Global Customers

PR Web - 3 hours 34 min ago

Recently, iFitDress.com, one of the most famous dress suppliers in the world, has unveiled its new assortment of top bridesmaid dresses online. At the moment, all the brand new items are provided at...

(PRWeb August 01, 2014)

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Celer Soluciones, a translation company adapted to new technology

PR Web - 3 hours 34 min ago

At Celer Soluciones we bring together, standardise and enhance our expertise in specialised translation using the most suitable technical and human resources.

(PRWeb August 01, 2014)

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The country could supply all of California with water if we fixed our leaky pipes

Grist.org - 4 hours 17 min ago

As if California didn’t already have enough water issues to worry about right now, last week Los Angeles lost more than 20 million gallons – a day’s worth for at least 100,000 people – when a pipe that was installed a century ago finally broke. But it turns out geriatric pipes aren’t just a problem for the City of Angels. Aging infrastructure means that nationwide, pipes hemorrhage seven billion gallons of treated drinking water each day; enough to meet the daily water needs of the entire state of California.

From ABC News:

Much of the piping that carries drinking water in the country dates to the first half of the 20th century, with some installed before Theodore Roosevelt was in the White House.

Age inevitably takes a toll. There are 240,000 breaks a year, according to the National Association of Water Companies, a problem compounded by stress from an increasing population and budget crunches that slow the pace of replacement.

Which is why the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave U.S. water infrastructure a D grade last year, and the EPA says we need a $384 billion upgrade. Or, you know, as ASCE said in their report, we could do nothing and live with water shortages and higher rates.

Anybody know a good plumber?


Filed under: Article, Cities, Living
Categories: Environment

New Orleans school won’t be built atop a toxic dump — for now

Grist.org - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 22:24

Last november, I wrote about the struggles of a small alumni group from the floundering Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans, fighting against state plans to fold Cohen into another school, Booker T. Washington High, which was slated to be built on a former landfill.

After a healthy dose of community organizing, and the threat of a lawsuit, the Louisiana state school board decided this week to halt the relocation plans. The future of Cohen is up in the air, as is the fate of the new Washington school. The board will take this back up in November. But for now, Cohen students can rest easy that they won’t have to attend classes atop an old garbage dump.

As reported in nola.com:

Also up for a series of fall meetings is Booker T. Washington High, whose site by the former Calliope and B.W. Cooper developments is contaminated by toxic metals. The Recovery system has maintained its remediation plan is adequate and approved by the Department of Environmental Quality. However, alumni and neighbors have been adamant that it is not – going so far as to sue the environment department.

“Listening to community concerns, (we’ll) take this opportunity to pause on this project,” [Superintendent Patrick] Dobard said.

“We have urged RSD officials and the LDEQ to ensure that the health of students and neighboring residents, in particular children, is protected from toxic exposures, but they have refused to do so,” said the Cohen Alumni Association’s president Jim Raby in March, after announcing plans to sue.

The state school board planned to dig up and stockpile contaminated soil and, later, transport it from the property. The lawsuit argued that these activities would cause the soil contaminants to become airborne, exposing people’s lungs to toxic dust and small particles.

“By approving the [state school board plan], the [Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality] ignored the legal standard for environmental remediation of a site that is located near infants, children, the elderly, pregnant and nursing mothers, and people with chronic illnesses,” said Monique Harden, co-director of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, which represented the alum association in the lawsuit. “This standard requires vitally important health and safety measures that are missing from the [school board] plan.”

Just to recap what was problematic about the proposed new site, here’s a passage from my November story:

The site for the new school was once home to a city dump called the Silver City Landfill. In the 1930s, it was cleared out under a Works Progress Administration program, and in 1942, it became the site of the first high school built for African Americans in New Orleans, also named for Booker T. Washington. The school was closed in 2004 due to disrepair, and except for an auditorium and a random stairwell, none of the original school buildings still stand.

Developers discovered toxic earth in the area two years ago while razing nearby public housing projects to make way for a new mixed-income housing development. As Katy Reckdahl reported in the Times-Picayune at the time, the area was “a city dumping area” that contained underground storage tanks before the public housing was built. There was also a municipal incinerator nearby. Today, there are crowds of old and barely operating car repair shops and former industrial warehouses. The heavy car- and truck-trafficked Earhart Blvd runs up it’s east side, serving as a divider from old train tracks and rundown brownfields just off the other side of the road.

Just the spot to build a school for poor black kids.

Harden is taking it as a victory, however temporary, saying in an email, “Look at what organized people can change in New Orleans!”


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Categories: Environment

Straussed out? Listen to wind turbine version of Blue Danube

Grist.org - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 22:24

We’d like to hear Big Oil try this. It would probably go something like “spill spill spilll spilll spillll FRACK FRACK, FRACK FRACK.”

Siemens commissioned musician Will Bates to record the windy version of Blue Danube Waltz to celebrate the 448-turbine wind farm it’s building in Iowa. The results are much classier than that other windy version of the song.


Filed under: Article, Business & Technology, Climate & Energy, Living
Categories: Environment

Donate Your Old Shoes to Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia's...

PR Web - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:55

Did you know that every year 300 million shoes end up in Landfills? Give your shoes new life with Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia's Scouting for Shoes program by dropping off your gently used,...

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New Book, Learning to Breathe by Susan Fries Wins Honorable Mention in...

PR Web - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:55

What happens when you have a determined mother battling to protect her child from the harmful effects of chemicals and allergens in her home? Learn more about Susan Fries a.k.a. "The Termite...

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More people drive to work if you give them free parking and transit passes

Grist.org - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:32

Somewhere between getting a paycheck and free coffee, commuter benefits are often a nice perk to being employed. But, like I finally realized after a week of downing cup after cup of joe (why? Because I can!), sometimes fringe benefits have some jittery downsides. And commuter packages are no exception: Ones that offer drivers free parking end up hurting the planet.

A new analysis of commuter benefits from Virginia Tech reports that when employees are offered free parking, they’re much more likely to drive to work — even if they’re also offered free public transit. Which means more traffic and carbon emissions for everyone.

From The Atlantic’s CityLab:

[C]ommuter benefits for everyone can end up being a loss for the city itself. That’s because the lure of free parking is so great that it not only neutralizes the other benefits, it actually entices some commuters into their car and out of the alternative mode they might otherwise prefer.

The report, based on data collected in and around Washington, D.C., found that when an employee isn’t offered commuter benefits, they are 76 percent likely to drive to work alone and 22 percent likely to take public transit. But if employees are offered both free parking and transit passes, they’ll take the car: They’re 83 percent likely to drive solo and only 16 percent likely to opt for transit.

“In the end, what the data give us is yet another example of how incentives to ride transit aren’t enough to shift commuter preferences on their own,” Eric Jaffe writes on CityLab. “If cities want real change, they need to create disincentives to drive or park, too.”


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Categories: Environment

Global Wind Turbine Rotor Blades Market Segmentation, Shares, Size,...

PR Web - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:55

MarketResearchReports.Biz include new market research report "Wind Turbine Rotor Blades - Global Market Size, Market Segmentation, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2020" to...

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The Lodge at Woodloch Kicks Off National Relaxation Day with a Month...

PR Web - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:55

Celebrate National Relaxation Day all month long at The Lodge at Woodloch with a prime selection of relaxation experts throughout the month of August.

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Inmar Will Host Webinar on GS1 DataBar™ for Coupons on August 12

PR Web - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:55

Presentation will explore implementation requirements; status of industry transition.

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Special Offer on SMA Coaxial Connector from China Electrical Accessory...

PR Web - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:55

LenoRF, the famous electrical accessory supplier, has unveiled its new collection of SMA coaxial connectors.

(PRWeb August 01, 2014)

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Antimicrobial Coatings Market Projected to Reach $2.9 Billion by 2018...

PR Web - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:55

Antimicrobial Coatings Market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of about 11.8% to 2018. The market is studied for different regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the ROW....

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Nielson, Hoover & Company Announces Acquisition of Leading Online...

PR Web - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:55

Nielson, Hoover & Company, Inc., America’s number one provider of surety bonds, announced that it has acquired the assets of Suretegrity®, the only bond agency in the country with the...

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North America Learning Management System Market is Expected to Reach...

PR Web - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:55

The North America Learning Management Systems (LMS) applications help in creating a more interactive and personalized learning environment in a digitized life....

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North America End-Point Security Market is Expected to Reach $4...

PR Web - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:55

The North America Endpoint Security Market report defines and segments the endpoint security solutions market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue....

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Automotive Exhaust Systems Market Will Be $33,379.7 Million by 2019 –...

PR Web - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:55

Automotive Exhaust Systems Market report provides details of the trends, drivers and key player analysis for the automotive exhaust systems market.

(PRWeb August 01, 2014)

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Pat Harrison to Serve as Interim BRIT® Executive Director...

PR Web - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:55

The Board of Directors of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) today announced the appointment of Patricia Harrison as interim executive director of the Institute.

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