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Lovelydesign Address File

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Handcrafted analog organizer stocked with recycled papers. $65.00

Whether you use it for business cards, recipes, or personal projects, staying organized has never been as artful as it is with lovelydesign's rolodex-inspired filing unit. Made in Vancouver, B.C., the address file features handcut, removable cards made from recycled paper (library cards, graph paper, order forms) snugly fit in a Canadian maple base. Clean, simple, and lovingly made. Just file it....read more

Cities Solving Problems Through Tech

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Mayors mobilizing residents to engage communities and address issues

In the spring of 2017, the doors to a new type of community center swung open in Louisville, Kentucky. The Gigabit Experience Center, located in the city’s long underserved West End, provided a now critical 21st century public service: free high-speed internet access. Although an estimated 94% of Americans have web access today, many low-and middle-income families are......read more

Threatened Cities Hold Key in Addressing Climate Change

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Smart choices by coastal cities are key to reducing emissions, says IPCC report

The third and final installment of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change's (IPCC) "working group" reports was published Monday and the take-home message was crystal clear: "The high-speed mitigation train needs to leave the station very soon and all of global society needs to get on board," said the chair, Rajendra Pachauri. Decades of foot-dragging by political leaders has pushed......read more

Obama Flexes Executive Muscle to Address Climate Change

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Task force created in new plans to combat global warming

President Obama on Friday used his executive powers to take control of climate change policy. Through a stroke of the pen, he issued an executive order establishing a task force to advise the administration on how to respond to severe storms, wildfires, droughts and other potential impacts of climate change. According to the Huffington Post, Obama is directing federal agencies to revise programs......read more

University Student Sues Alaska Over Climate Change

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College freshman Nelson Kanuk takes the state to court for not adequately addressing global warming

To witness first-hand the dramatic consequences of climate change, perhaps the best (or worst) place to go is Barrow, Alaska--the northernmost town in America. There, on Alaska's north coast, sea ice is thinning, permafrost is melting, river banks are eroding, warm water fish species are showing up in nets, and extreme coastal storms are forcing residents to move inland. Finding food has become a......read more

Get Ready For the Next Generation of Wind Turbines

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GE's 'Brilliant' turbine tech addresses the problem of intermittent winds

Advancements in wind power technology generally come in small steps, as companies make incremental improvements in turbine efficiency and power. But GE appears to have leapfrogged ahead with a new line of wind turbines that generate between 20 and 24 percent more power than the previous best turbine in its class. The technology is particularly notable because it addresses the problem of......read more

Getting on the Green Track

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Ahead of Obama's State of the Union address this Tuesday, NYT's David Leonhardt advances some ideas on what climate policy will look like in 2013

As President Obama prepares to deliver Tuesday's State of the Union address, observers are keenly waiting to hear what he will proclaim on the topic of climate policy. With Congress still bitterly divided, the odds of passing a substantive bill to reduce emissions are impossibly long, so we know that Obama and his advisors will have to draw on executive power to take action. We have also......read more

Obama Takes Climate Stand in Inaugural Address

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But will he be able to sidestep Congressional opposition?

Climate change took center stage in Barack Obama's inaugural address, as the President highlighted previously stated intentions to make the issue a priority in his second term. In his speech, Obama tied failure to respond to climate change with a betrayal of future generations. "Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires,......read more

Will the Farm Bill Address GMO Concerns?

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With California's Prop 37 narrowly defeated, GMO labeling proponents take aim at the federal Farm Bill

California's Proposition 37, which would have required that genetically modified foods carry a label, suffered a narrow defeat (53 to 47) last week, thanks largely to the $45 million No On Prop 37 ad blitz backed by Big Food companies like Monsanto. Despite the defeat of the bill, GMO labeling advocates have plenty to be proud about, considering that the Yes cause was outspent 5 to 1......read more

Will Climate Change Be Addressed at Florida Debate?

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Global warming a no-show a debates so far

What a difference four years makes. In 2008, during the second presidential debate--a town hall format similar to what we witnessed a few days ago--an audience member asked the two candidates: "I want to know what you would do within the first two years to make sure that Congress moves fast as far as environmental issues, like climate change and green jobs?" In response, John McCain and Barack......read more

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