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The Global People Security Screening Market will Surpass $34B Between...

PR Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:58

The 2nd half of this decade will be characterized by numerous new developments in the global People Screening market. Geopolitical turmoil in the Middle East, growing illegal immigration, rapid...

(PRWeb October 07, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Founder and CEO of LED Lighting Inc., William (Bill) Hood Visits...

PR Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:58

Bill Hood, a founding supporter of Foundations College Prep, visits newly opened charter school in Roseland to discuss continued support and growth

(PRWeb October 07, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Online Interviewing Provider Now Offers Audio Interviews for Hiring

PR Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:58

Async Interview announces the release of their new audio-only interview solution.

(PRWeb October 07, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

MTPV Power Corporation is Named in the 2014 Global Cleantech 100

PR Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:58

List Recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology

(PRWeb October 07, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

DryLet to Attend UpTech Texas Upstream Oil and Gas Summit on October...

PR Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:58

Patented MB Bioremediation consumes petroleum-based products such as gasoline, diesel, crude oil, waste oil and other petro-based products.

(PRWeb October 07, 2014)

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Namasté Solar Named One of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2014

PR Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:58

Namasté Solar has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2014. The entire list of winners appears online at...

(PRWeb October 07, 2014)

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JustHost, Bluehost And Arvixe Are Highly Recommended By Best Cheap...

PR Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:58

Recently, a famous SEO hosting review site, Best Cheap Hosting USA, has compared a lot of web hosting suppliers and announced that JustHost, Bluehost and Arvixe are the best cheap web hosting...

(PRWeb October 06, 2014)

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Low Testosterone Treatment News: Wright & Schulte LLC Notes...

PR Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:58

FDA Reviewing the Safety of AndroGel and Other Approved Low Testosterone Treatments after Studies Linked Their Use to a Higher Risk of Heart Attacks, Strokes and Death in Certain Men

(PRWeb October 06, 2014)

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New Report Details Method for Improving Mesothelioma Chemotherapy,...

PR Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:58

Scientists say targeting an estrogen receptor in the nuclei of cancer cells may make them more sensitive to chemotherapy, without increasing side effects.

(PRWeb October 06, 2014)

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New Book Harmonises Trade and Environmental Principles and Policies

PR Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:58

Dr. Yvonne Nana Afua Idun lays out common ground for two opposing views

(PRWeb October 06, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Deidre Spencer Shares Personal Emotional Battle with Leukemia in New...

PR Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:58

‘I Believe in Miracles’ follows author’s journey of overcoming leukemia and spiritual healing that took place.

(PRWeb October 06, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Top10BestSEOHosting.com Announces Great Windows Hosting Suppliers Of...

PR Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:58

Today, Top10BestSEOHosting.com announces that GreenGeeks and GoDaddy are the most recommended Windows hosting suppliers for webmasters from all over the world.

(PRWeb October 06, 2014)

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The Best Small Business Hosting Suppliers In 2014 Unveiled By...

PR Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:58

The experienced review website, Top10BestSEOHosting.com, has recently compared many professional web hosting suppliers and announces that Bluehost, HostGator and iPage are the best small business...

(PRWeb October 06, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Who is the real environmentalist hero(ine) of Twin Peaks?

Grist.org - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:21

Here at Grist HQ, like much of the internet (read: approximately 63 percent of my Twitter feed), we are elated to hear that Twin Peaks shall be making a return to television in 2016. Our offices, for those unaware, actually have a lot in common with the marvelous and fictional town of Twin Peaks, Wash.

  • We, too, are located in the picturesque, evergreen Pacific Northwest!
  • We regularly enjoy doughnuts.
  • There’s this weird room by the supply closet that’s decorated entirely in red and black, where a balding giant and a dancing dwarf chill on armchairs throughout the day, and every time I walk by it I feel like my insides have gone cold and I’m slowly becoming possessed by the collective force of all of the dark energy in the universe, and — oh, god, I’ve said too much — it’s … a joke …! Ha …! Hahahaha! Ha. Hmm.

Anyway, we got to chatting about the role that this seminal show had in our development as young environmentalists. One writer, who will go unnamed, dared to suggest that the Log Lady is the green hero(ine) of Twin Peaks.

No shade, but she is a fool. Audrey Horne holds that title, and it’s unthinkable that anyone might challenge her for it. Let us review, briefly, what the Log Lady contributed to greening the town of Twin Peaks:

  1. She carries a log around everywhere in homage to her dead husband who fell victim to the forestry industry in some tangential way, blah blah.
  2. That’s it. How easily are we swayed by trite, empty nature symbolism!

Let us review, also briefly, what Audrey Horne did to make Twin Peaks a better and more sustainable place (SPOILERS, but if you haven’t watched the whole show I honestly don’t know how you’ve gotten so far in this post):

  1. She’s a preternaturally gifted undercover reporter, going rogue as an escort at One Eyed Jack’s to reveal the source of funding for the seedy saloon/brothel. This is not an investigation of environmental wrongs, per se, but it shows promise in terms of how far she’ll go to expose corruption at its root!
  2. She uses her indisputable position as Official HBIC of Twin Peaks (OHBICTP) to bring attention to saving the local forests from corporate development — during a beauty pageant, no less! That is swag. Her impassioned speech (Season 2, Episode 21): “There is only one way to save a forest, an idea, or anything of value, and that is by refusing to stand by and watch it die. There is a law of nature which is more fundamental to life than the laws of man. And when something you care about is in danger, you must fight to save it, or lose it forever. Thank you.” Chills.
  3. She handcuffs herself to the doors of the local bank to protest its involvement in said development. And then the bank explodes! Audrey Horne died (not confirmed, but probable) for the forests!

And here’s what we all really care about, even if we hate to admit it: Who would you rather be, Audrey Horne or the Log Lady? Audrey Horne, every damn time. She has literally zero fucks to give, she’s the wisest of all high school bathroom philosophers, and she’s a woman who knows what she wants and goes for it. The Log Lady has to lug around a hunk of firewood everywhere, and she doesn’t even have a real name.

Potential plotline for Twin Peaks 2016: Audrey Horne (having survived the bank debacle of the show’s finale) chains herself to oil trains across Washington state to protest ongoing explosions and spills. I’d watch every second of that.

Do you disagree with me? I’m sure you do. Go ahead and defend your Log Lady! You and Grist Fellow Madeleine Thomas (WHOOPS) will never convince me otherwise.


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

Unique Customized Bobbleheads Provided By CuteBobble.com, A Great...

PR Web - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:58

CuteBobble.com is an outstanding online supplier when it comes to funny figurines and special gifts. The company has recently added a new range of unique customized bobbleheads to its product line.

(PRWeb October 06, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Boston Public Market and The Trustees of Reservations Announce Blue...

PR Web - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:58

Corporate Partner to Offer Provide Programming Content, Launch Initiative to Help Lower-Income Families

(PRWeb October 06, 2014)

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Centrist Project Comments on Independent Candidate Larry Pressler...

PR Web - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:58

National Movement Underway yhat Will Determine Balance of Power in the US Senate

(PRWeb October 06, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Climate activist explains why going green is like coming out

Grist.org - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:25

When Gerod Rody founded OUT for Sustainability — an LGBTQ environmental advocacy group — in the fall of 2008, it was partly because there was absolutely nothing like it out there.

Rody, who identifies as gay, was getting his MBA in sustainable business at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute in Seattle, and was surrounded by “people who valued environmental and social issues like I did,” he says. “I had my ‘sustainability pride.’ It felt really good. The problem was, I also felt that when I’d been fully immersed with the gay community, my values were checked at the door. It felt like one or the other.”

And so, when his searches for even a fledgling LGBTQ-enviro group proved futile, he began corralling sympathetic Seattleites and local organizations into social events, meetings, and discussions. “Originally I wanted to find like-minded people with whom I might get a date,” he jokes.

Now, OUT4S is a national organization and facilitates ongoing sustainability events and initiatives like Earth Gay — a day of volunteering that has included, for instance, building a park along Seattle’s seven-mile Cheshiahud Loop Trail and building a trail at Phoenix’s Steele Indian School Park. A few weeks ago, OUT4S hosted its first-ever Fab Planet Summit. The half-day conference brought together people from the NRDC, EPA, Heal the BayCasey Trees, and a dozen other groups to explore the intersections between the LGBTQ and environmental communities. Among other topics, attendees talked about discrimination (“Coming Out Green”), the outsized effects of climate disaster on marginalized communities (“Queer and Present Danger”), and why the LGBTQ community is uniquely poised to make a difference for the planet (the gay rights movement has been remarkably successful in recent years).

Here are some audio snippets from Fab Planet:

OUT4S is no longer the only organization of its kind: Other environment-LGBTQ fusions have begun taking shape, including Queers for the Climate, a group that created a #SavetheStraights campaign this summer. Queers for the Climate was formed, like OUT4S, largely to help people connect to the sustainability issue through something they already understand and embrace: their own identities.

Below, Rody makes a case for why the LGBTQ and environmental communities are inextricably linked. In his words, “We’re all trying to achieve the same thing: a fabulous planet.” Here’s an edited and condensed version of Grist’s interview with Rody:

Why coming out is like going green 

“Coming out” is a fundamental experience. It changes you. Literally. Your self-perception, the perception you experience in the world. It’s like no other thing that I can think of. It takes a lot of risk and it takes a lot of self-awareness to say, “I can articulate who I am on this level.” There’s a constant discovery of the nuances surrounding that, but to be able to say “I’m gay,” with pride, is a wonderful thing.

When I came out, I felt like I had a responsibility to be a representative of my identity, and to live up to the potential that I’ve claimed for myself. I have, in coming out, let go of the opportunity to slide through life. It calls you to a higher standard and lets you see the world in a completely different way. It’s such a gift. It’s terrifying, and most people who don’t want to do it have a good reason, because you can’t really turn back. Essentially, you’ve crossed over into being a social change agent.

What if we could apply that thinking to our communities and our natural environment? To say we’ve gone from a place of accepting the norm, to a place of challenging it, to being in line with our values. Like, “I don’t drive a car because of this, I make these buying decisions,” and to even go beyond that.

You come out gay every day and you come out green every day. I think about all of the opportunities in my life to be “out” about my [environmental] values in conversations at work, in what I do, in how I spend my time.

Why the environmental movement should get inspired by the gay rights movement

The gay community is known for being action-oriented and mobilized — we get stuff done. We’ve been remarkably successful.

I think the gay community’s biggest challenge now is to see what’s next after marriage. What are the bigger issues we can tap into? [How can we] utilize this tremendous power of unifying not around our sameness, but around our differences? The LGBTQ community is the most diverse community in the world. We represent every socioeconomic group, every race and ethnicity, age group, gender expression. [The term] “LGBTQ” in itself demonstrates this diversity.

It’s really exciting to think about how this community could be a leader in reshaping how we see every part of our world — because we’ve already done it for ourselves.

Why going green is more fun, anyway

I don’t have a car and I live in a fairly small apartment. And to me, that feels luxurious. I get to live a life that’s focused on walking. I get to breathe great air and I don’t get stuck in traffic. My rent is slightly higher, but when I priced it out, not having a car and paying a slight surplus in rent gives me a better quality of life. I see my environmental priorities as a way for me to live my life more pleasurably. It’s really not about sacrifice.

Living life with pleasure is not about eating the cheapest chicken out there. Eating meat and grains and all these things that are raised with love and care is better for the environment, overwhelmingly, but it also just gives you a better quality of life — and you’re making yourself healthier. So, there’s this reinforcing loop that I’m trying to live into. How do I live my life personally in a way that is just fabulous?

If your life reflects your priorities, it’s going to show up for people. And that makes it visible and it makes it relatable and it makes it possible for people to say, “Oh, I can do that. I know you and you’re not super human and you’re not crazy and you’re not a radical that I don’t understand.” The visibility of that kind of action has huge potential.

On connecting identity with values

The implication that everyone who’s involved with the environmental movement is a procreating heterosexual couple with kids on the way is alienating for people who don’t fit in that box. To be able to build visibility within this broader system instills — for me, anyway — a sense of pride, of ownership. I matter in the system and therefore I have a responsibility to take care of it.

Integrating who we are and what we care about is important to being a whole person. How powerful is it to connect your identity and your values? I really see that as the only way forward for the environmental movement.


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

This Amish paradise goes beyond organic farming

Grist.org - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 22:04

Amish farmers could teach us a thing or two about agriculture. Lesson No. 1: You can smell the difference between healthy plants and unhealthy ones.

Or at least, one Amish farmer can. In a recent article in The Atlantic, an Amish farmer named Samuel Zook was interviewed about his decision to phase out of the use of fungicides and pesticides, instead opting for less-harmful chemicals developed by the Amish-founded consulting firm, Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA).

AEA produces nutritional supplements for plants to increase health and yields without the use of harmful agri-chemicals. Their ingredients — such as seaweed, humic substances, and minerals including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium — aim to stimulate plant growth and enhance soil quality. Zook explains how that affects the smell of his crops: “Those aromas are actually compounds the plants produce to defend themselves from insects and disease attacks. A lot of people don’t realize that plants have immune systems.”

So now would be an apt time to mention that AEA and companies like it haven’t undergone a whole lot of academic and scientific scrutiny. While AEA’s products worked for Zook, that doesn’t mean they’re a cure-all for growing healthy plants without harmful chemicals. But to AEA’s credit, fostering healthy plant immune systems from the soil up makes more sense than attempting to wipe out all of the plants’ natural predators (which is what pesticides and fungicides do).

Lesson No. 2: It’s time to improve on the ol’ standby. In Zook’s words: “Organic certification is a negative-process certification. You can do nothing to your field and become certified. In contrast, we focus on actively restoring the balance found in natural systems.”

Even though Zook’s plants aren’t completely disease-free, he’s producing quality crops and, at the very least, he likes his work again.

Before, if I applied fungicide on my tomatoes, I had to wait three to seven days before I could reenter the area. Now, it’s so nice to just walk in my field any day of the week and not worry a bit. That in itself is huge. The other thing is, when I used to mix these skull-and-cross-bones chemicals to put in my sprayer, I’d have to be suited up. The children would be around and I’d say, “Now, get in the house. It’s not safe.” Now though, if the children want to help, it’s fine. If I want to mix the solutions better, I’ll just put my hand in a stir it around.

Simply feeling good and smelling happy plants probably isn’t enough for most farmers who need to make a living. But maybe thoughtfully considering how harmful agri-chemicals will affect your life is a more sophisticated way of approaching agricultural technology. Smells like a good idea to me.


Filed under: Climate & Energy, Food, Living
Categories: Environment

Green Mountain Energy's Giant Rain Barrel is Message Board for...

PR Web - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 20:58

Water needs being tapped in Texas, with population growth driving demand for a 16% increase in fresh water by 2060

(PRWeb October 06, 2014)

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