Chimpanzee Inmates Break Out of the Kansas City Zoo

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The Kansas City Zoo had to temporarily shut down its premises when seven chimpanzees masterminded an escape plan and put it into action. Primates share ninety-eight percent of human DNA, Read More The post Chimpanzee Inmates Break Out of the Kansas City Zoo appeared first on Ecorazzi.

GOP Not in Kansas Anymore | Mother Jones

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GOP Not in Kansas Anymore. So whos going to write the conservative version of Whats the Matter With Kansas ? Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media.

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Notes From Brownbackistan: The Kansas Welfare Controversy.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only compassion kansas politics welfare Now, I know some people will say, "Well, why are people spending their assistance money on things like going to the pool or getting tattoos?".

Public Internet Outcry Pauses Discrimination Bill in Kansas.

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The State government in Kansas has realized that the discrimination bill that passed the house last week was a huge rallying cry for those of us that want a less extreme government.

Does Drought Explain the Kansas Collapse? | Econbrowser

Environmental Economics

Menzie Chen at Econbrowser, who spends a lot of time looking at the Kansas economic experiment in state tax cuts , disagrees with Ironman about the effects of drought on the Kansas economy : Ironman at Political Calculations asserts it does. Unfortunately, he makes a mistake in calculating Kansas GDP ex.-agriculture

Siemens Opens Kansas Wind Turbine Factory

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Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Energy has opened its first nacelle assembly facility in the United States, at Hutchinson, Kansas. Wind Power News siemens wind turbine wind power kansasThe 300,000 square foot plant will produce nacelles – the central structure of the wind turbine including the power transmission and generating systems – for Siemens’ 2.3 megawatt and 3MW wind turbines.

An Open Letter to my Beautiful Yet F-ed Up Home State of Kansas.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today equal rights kansas kansas house bill discrimination As someone who loves you, I have to say, please, please, please, get it together.

Watch Rescued Puppy Mill Dogs Experience Freedom for the First Time

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The non-profit, no-kill organization National Mill Dog Rescue, (NMDR), recently rescued seventy-five surrendered breeding dogs from multiple puppy mills in Kansas and Missouri.

The Benefits of Trees. ~ Katie Dubow

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EAB has been spotted in Michigan, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario, Quebec and most recently, Colorado.

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BP Announces Major Wind Farm In Kansas

Eco Friendly Daily

Recently BP announced their plan to build a major wind farm in the state of Kansas. The UK oil company has planned to invest upwards of $8 billion for energies outside the typical fossil fuel field by the year 2015, a goal of which the new Kansas wind farm is a part.

26 Unforgettable Photographs That Prove There is No One Way to Be Beautiful. {Images}

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Kansas City-based journalist and blogger Esther Honig, 24, sent an image of her head and shoulders to photoshop specialists in more than 25 countries and told them to make her look like a woman from one of their country''s fashion magazines.

Photos: 51 places to visit before dying.

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Kansas is cool, but instead of, say, the Grand Canyon? Life is short. Get out there. Do so mindfully—offset your travel, be friendly to all you meet, and create as little plastic waste as possible as you do so. Okay: maybe not Popeye’s village. Still, a list is just that: limited, and therein lies its […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Adventure Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

This “Healing Metal of India” offers Sublime Skin Relief. {Partner}

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The Ayurvedic secret lies in the traditional Indian practice of massage and marma therapy as well as the effectiveness of what is locally revered as the "healing metal of India," the metal "Kansa"—a unique. Featured Events Health & Wellness kansa wand partner relax stress the ayurvedic experience

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Conservancy Talk

Almost unnoticed in President Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and, with that investment, the hope that this remarkably successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

Brad Pitt’s Foundation to Help Rebuild 103-Year-Old School

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The actor's foundation backs rebuilding of old school in Kansas City. Read More. Causes Environment News Top News brad pitt

EPA Win: Kansas Coal Power Plant Must Install $500 Million Pollution Scrubber

Green Living Ideas

In a case begun immediately after the Obama administration took office – under New Source Review rules that have not been enforced for over a decade, a Kansas coal power company has just settled with the newly activist EPA led by Lisa Jackson. Under the settlement, Westar Energy has agreed to pay a [.] [ EPA Win: Kansas Coal Power Plant Must Install $500 Million Pollution Scrubber from Green Living Ideas ].

The 11 US Cities with Highest Water /Sewer Charges

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· Kansas City, Kansas, saw a 15.3 A study of water use in U.S. businesses reveals that the average business district/commercialwater user saw water rates rise 5.5 percent in 2011 when compared to 2010.

Climate Change and the Future of Bison

Nature Conservancy - Science

Joe Craine is a research assistant professor at Kansas State University.

Country Star Chely Wright Opens Center for LGBT Teens

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Singer Chely Wright has launched a non-profit and community center to stop bullying and promote understanding of the LGBT community in Kansas City, Missouri. Read More. Causes News People Top News Chely Wright

Delivering the Dharma to Pagans.

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This is a yearly event at a big campground here in Kansas. Adventure Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) buddhism camping Dharma kansas paganism

Jon Christensen: Why Nature’s on the Margins in U.S. Cities–and That Could Be a Good Thing

Nature Conservancy - Science

When you look at individual cities such as, say, Kansas City, are there disconnects between what you saw in the city plan and the nature that’s on the ground in neighborhoods? If we think that visions and plans are really important, Kansas City has it.

The Incredible Shrinking Bison, an Unexpected Impact of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Memorial Preserve in South Dakota and the warmer Konza Prairie Biological Station in Kansas. A mature bison in South Dakota averaged 500 pounds larger than one in Kansas. This was especially true in the warmer grasslands of Kansas, where grasses were lower in protein.

Privacy Gone: These States allow video cameras in Dressing Rooms (who knew!?)

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” The good guys: These states don’t allow security cameras in dressing rooms: > South Dakota > New Hampshire > Michigan > Maine > Minnesota > Utah > Kansas > Delaware > Hawaii > Georgia > California > Arkansas > Alabama The […].

Crimson-rumped Toucanet

10,000 Birds

Toucans tell you that you aren’t in Kansas anymore. There’s something about a toucan, isn’t there? They affirm that the tropics are true, not just myths manufactured to make those of us with winter jealous.

The Modern GOP: The Party of Lincoln (Not). ~ Neil Alexander

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today GOP Jon Stewart Kansas NAACP racisim ron paul

The Novelist: The Importance of Setting in Fiction Writing

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And what about wayward Dorothy of The Wizard of Oz without her dear home in Kansas and the contrasting Land of Oz… Setting includes time, place and circumstance of the story. As Dorothy said herself, "Well, Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

The 7 Deadly Sins, State By State. {Map}

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Several years ago, researchers in the geography department at Kansas State University released an interesting series of state-by-state maps, featuring a spatial analysis of the seven deadly sins.

The Smallest Trogons in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

It only takes a few looks at some of the jays in Mexico to know that Kansas is definitely on the far side of some distant rainbow, and if we go birding in the Amazon, Borneo, or New Guinea, you might wonder if you are still on the same bird planet.

Already the Racist Tweets are… Trickling? ~ Michelle Marchildon

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boulder Denver Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Family, Youth, Enlightened Education New York WAYLON: Today Only kansas michelle marchildon miss america Racism yogi muse yogimuse It’s only been a few hours since the first Miss America of Indian descent was crowned, and already the racist tweets are flowing. Well, actually, if anyone cares to dig deeper, the racist tweets are trickling.

Hilton Hotels to Share Food Waste in Hungry Egypt

Green Prophet

Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Orlando and Kansas City in the United States. Hilton Worldwide has launched a pilot program to distribute surplus food to community organizations that feed the poor in Egypt.

Schools selected for wind energy project

Green (Living) Review

Kansas The Kansas Rural Center and Kansas Wind Applications Center at Kansas State University announce the selection of five more primary and secondary schools to receive a Skystream 3.7

The Great Turkey Shuffle: How Restoration Has Changed Gobbler Genetics

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Rio Grande turkey is in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and west Texas, extending south into Mexico while the Merriam’s turkey is a bird of sky island forests of New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. In study of Kansas turkeys, geneticists discovered a complex picture.

Supreme Court’s Stay on Clean Power Plan Won’t Stop Energy Revolution

Conservancy Talk

Notably, two red states—Kansas and South Dakota—are now getting more than 20% of their annual power generation from wind turbines. Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek.

Defending Clean Energy in Ohio and Beyond

Sierra Club Compass

The MSNBC show All In with Chris Hayes just aired this excellent piece on how the Koch Brothers keep losing in their own home state of Kansas, where they have tried and failed multiple times to roll back that state''s wildly successful clean energy standard.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 11

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This may fuzz it right back up, though: Kansas proposes a bill to outlaw sustainability. Animals Biodiversity Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Fresh Water Green Living Oceans & Coasts Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Arkansas bill Bloomberg Discovery News exxon pipeline rupture garbage patch great lakes green space Huffington Post Kansas MNN outlaw sustainability Treehugger walk in the park Whales white sharks Need to clear your mind?

The Feds Just Issued an Earthshaking Report About Fracking

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The risk is most acute in parts of central Oklahoma and southern Kansas, the epicenter of a fracking boom. Oklahomans have always had to deal with tornadoes, wildfires, and ice storms. But now residents of the Sooner State are facing a new threat: damaging earthquakes.

This isn't the sort of press the UMKC B-school wanted

Environmental Economics

The governor of Missouri has called for an investigation into the validity of rankings that prominently featured the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s business school. Gov. Jay Nixon sent a letter to the university’s Board of Curators after an investigation by  The Kansas City Star revealed previously undisclosed relationships between the university and the two authors of a study that ranked the Henry W. We're number 1 in the world in generating bogus rankings!

Another Snowy Owl Not Making It Home

10,000 Birds

A Kansas Snowy Owl that was seen by hundreds of birders was struck and killed by a car. At death, it weighed 876 grams, about half what a healthy owl should weight. Asides

Ancient “Weed” Could Save Middle East Wheat

Green Prophet

It is resistant, quite like the Sr35 gene detected by American researchers Eduard Akhunov, associate professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University, and his colleague, Jorge Dubcovsky from the University of California-Davis.

Where Does Your Wind Energy Come From and Is It Really ‘Green’?

Conservancy Talk

And our analysis shows that avoiding sensitive prairies is a viable solution; there is more than 20 times the necessary acreage available for wind farm construction for Oklahoma and Kansas to meet their wind energy development projections without further impacts to our prairies and wildlife.