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Mass. committee advances bill on clean energy - BusinessWeek

Mass. committee advances bill on clean energy - BusinessWeek | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
A key Massachusetts legislative committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that forces clean energy companies to compete for contracts while boosting the amount of renewable power state utilities must buy.
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State clears SNWA to pump water from rural Nevada

State clears SNWA to pump water from rural Nevada | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Just a reminder to my neighbors in Michigan how blessed we are to have the Great Lakes at our side.  In states like Nevada, water is a constant challenge.  The Southern Nevada Water Authority has something to put in its pipeline once again.

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The Garden Guru: An expert advises on how to treat our trees | Home & Garden | Dallas-Fort Wo...

The Garden Guru: An expert advises on how to treat our trees | Home & Garden | Dallas-Fort Wo... | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Last summer will have lasting repercussions on root systems, so be gentle, he says (The Garden Guru: An expert advises on how to treat our trees: His company uses organic fertilizers, so timing is...)...
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The Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

 The Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic http://t.co/M7UvXXPK...

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How ALEC is Destroying the Teaching of Climate Change Science, One State at a Time

How ALEC is Destroying the Teaching of Climate Change Science, One State at a Time | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Tennessee just became the fourth state in the nation to include climate change denial in their science education curriculum. Who's behind this crafty legislation? You guessed it.
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High Tech Cows & Open Source Farm Equipment: Yes, The Economics Of Farming Is ... - Techdirt

High Tech Cows & Open Source Farm Equipment: Yes, The Economics Of Farming Is ... - Techdirt | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
High Tech Cows & Open Source Farm Equipment: Yes, The Economics Of Farming Is ...TechdirtJust recently, the good folks over at NPR's Planet Money put together a fascinating episode about modern farm economics (and host Adam Davidson also wrote a NY...
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Scotland: Wind farms 'positive for landscape'

Scotland: Wind farms 'positive for landscape' | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Scotland: Wind turbines can be positive for wildlife and aesthetically pleasing, according to the body responsible for Scotland's nature and landscape.

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Small Farm Featured in Taste the Local Difference - MLUI

Small Farm Featured in Taste the Local Difference - MLUI | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
A short drive from Crystal Lake and around a bend made by the Betsie River on Adams Road in Frankfort, is a hidden gem. At first glance, it seems like a small farm with a few pigs and chickens. But it is so much more: it is a living, breathing example of sustainability at work.
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Remarks by the President on Energy | The White House

Remarks by the President on Energy | The White House | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

President Obama stands tall on the need for Solar Power as part of the US Energy Strategy.

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Olive Garden reviewer Marilyn Hagerty on Q from Q

Olive Garden reviewer Marilyn Hagerty on Q from Q | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

"People don't like people to be nasty."  CBC Canada interview:  Today, Jian spoke to Marilyn Hagerty, a columnist at the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota, who recently wrote a (sincere and earnest) review of her city's new Olive Garden. Within days, it was picked up by blogs and shared hundreds of thousands...

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Is Organic Baby Food Really Any Better For Your Baby?

Is Organic Baby Food Really Any Better For Your Baby? | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
You people know that there I know what you're thinking - "I want to feed the healthiest food to my baby & I've heard Organic Baby Food is good, but - I've also heard it's not any better & is just marketing hype!
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Federal support announced for aquaculture businesses

Federal support announced for aquaculture businesses | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Newfoundland: Aquaculture operations can be far-reaching, with the potential to offer jobs in several communities at once.For example, Northern Harvest (through subsidiary Northern Harvest Smolt Ltd.) has a land-based hatchery facility in Stephenville.

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Have Our Schools Become Educational Plantations?

Have Our Schools Become Educational Plantations? | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Is high-stakes testing turning our teachers into 21st Century overseers -- and our schools into latter day plantations?
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Bill McKibben: Winter Heat Wave Shows Need for Obama to Reject, Not Fast-Track, Keystone XL

Democracy Now with Amy Goodman: As President Obama heads to Oklahoma today to announce the fast-tracking of the southern portion of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas, we speak with 350.org’s Bill McKibben.

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Organics and the Science of Farming | Organic Connections

Organics and the Science of Farming | Organic Connections | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh, via Yes!Magazine, One of the biggest myths about (Organics and the Science of Farming | Organic Connections Magazine http://t.co/gDPQjWsb #Organic #farming #rice...)...
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Organic farming without cabbage flies – domain | Organic Food Tips

Organic farming without cabbage flies – domain | Organic Food Tips | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
When cabbage root flies lay their eggs on freshly planted vegetables, organic farmers often lose their entire crop. In the future, pellets made of.
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Smart rural communities nurture young entrepreneurs, build futures - Richmond Daily News

From Richmond, VA, but with clear parallels to Michigan. Smart rural communities nurture young entrepreneurs, build futuresRichmond Daily NewsBy Craig Schroeder Clearly, it is the perceived lack of careers that is causing many rural youth to believe that they must leave their hometowns and never return.

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How Can Cities Reverse Urban Sprawl, Increase Transit Use, Reduce Emissions? - MarketWatch (press release)

How Can Cities Reverse Urban Sprawl, Increase Transit Use, Reduce Emissions? - MarketWatch (press release) | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
How Can Cities Reverse Urban Sprawl, Increase Transit Use, Reduce Emissions?
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Versatile Wind Harvester breaks from traditional turbine design

Versatile Wind Harvester breaks from traditional turbine design | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Heath Evdemon has designed a new kind of wind turbine based on reciprocating motion that's currently being scaled up into a full-size prototype wi...
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Positive Spin Put on PV Cell Tariffs

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Smaller-than-expected duties on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells from China, announ...
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5 Reasons Zimmerman's "Stand Your Ground" Defense Won't Work in Trayvon Martin Case

5 Reasons Zimmerman's "Stand Your Ground" Defense Won't Work in Trayvon Martin Case | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Former Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm weighs in on the Trayvon Martin case with a singularly concise analysis as both prosecutor AND mother.  Without having heard directly from Zimmerman himself or knowing any other evidence, it seems to me it is probable that Zimmerman's "Stand Your Ground" defense will not fly.

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Coal port advocates narrow the range of environmental impacts | Crosscut.com

Coal port advocates narrow the range of environmental impacts | Crosscut.com | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Gateway Pacific Terminals, the entity behind Bellingham's proposed Cherry Point coal port, is moving ahead with permitting but dodging opponents pushing for an environmental review covering a wider geography.
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Clean Light Green Light Offers Shared Energy Savings Pilot Program

Clean Light Green Light Offers Shared Energy Savings Pilot Program | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Michigan: The Mt. Clemens-based energy efficient lighting provider Clean Light Green Light Tuesday announced a new energy savings program being introduced through the company's partnership with a private equity firm.

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The war of the roses ... and daisies: Condo owner in legal battle over perennials

The war of the roses ... and daisies: Condo owner in legal battle over perennials | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Portsmouth, NH: A condo association in Portsmouth, N.H., has placed a lien on Kimberly Bois' home and slapped her with nearly $6,000 in fines plus legal fees, all because of a tidy little flower bed outside of her townhouse.

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Digest this: Farm and food controversies | Harvest Public Media

Digest this: Farm and food controversies | Harvest Public Media | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
RT @FarmSanctuary: A pig farmer, two factory farming apologists, & a vegan walk into a bar (the #vegan is our own @BruceGFriedrich) WATCH http://t.co/HJ0PgEwq...
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