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United States of Consumerism. ~ Vince G. Sparks

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We are in a whole new age of food and drug consumption, which seems to perpetually flirt with disaster. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Health & Wellness Big Pharma consumerism health of america standard American diet

2.4 magnitude earthquake near Boone, North Carolina, United States and Columbus, Ohio, United States : August 24, 2014 23:16

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Natural hazards: UTC time: Sunday, August 24, 2014 23:16 PM. Your time: Sunday, August 24 2014 7:16 PM. No tsunami statement issued. Magnitude Type: md. USGS page: M 2.4 - 4km NE of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist. Reports from the public: 17 people. via earthquaketrack.com. No one in my family believed me

United States introduces military draft for women

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It’s Time to Call Out the United States.

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The 10 Quietest Places in the United States

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It's no surprise that most of the places are in National Parks — it seems that land must be protected in order to be left alone. Read More. Causes Environment Featured News

JustAhead app supercharges national park vacations

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California North America United States Utah app for US national parks JustAhead travel guide for US national parks | Green Travel News | A new GPS-powered travel app turns smartphones into hands-free audio tours of Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley and several more U.S.

The Pentagon is offering FREE military hardware to every Police Department in the United States

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Then they acquire the equipment, they create a paramilitary unit, and everything seems fine. What they h are they preparing for? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The U.S.

United States Milk Consumption Has Fallen Nearly 30 Percent

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Department of Agriculture reveals milk consumption in the United States has fallen 30 percent, since 1975. Read More The post United States Milk Consumption Has Fallen Nearly 30 Percent appeared first on Ecorazzi. The U.S.

Imlay City, Michigan: Mulefoot Gastropub redefines the food culture

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| A Green Field of Dreams | It’s on a beach walk along wind-swept Lake Huron in the Thumb—do as all Michiganders do and think of the state as mitten-shaped and you get the picture—that we meet Paul Weideman.

Just Back: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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California Just Back Kings Canyon Mariposa Sequoia The Americas Tulare United States Yosemite Ahwahnee Hotel Michael Straus Tenaya Lodge Wuksachi Lodge | The Beauty Amid Us | It has oft been observed that we ignore or overlook the beauty in our own backyards.

View This Gorgeous Wind Map of the United States

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First posted back in March by a group of Google computer scientists, this wind map of the United States is updated hourly Read More. Never before has wind appeared so strikingly beautiful. Entertainment News Top News

How California Uses Forests—and Economic Forces—to Fight Climate Change

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The state is using a market-based approach to reduce emissions at the lowest cost possible – while protecting forests at a significant scale. And remember, California is not just one more state – it’s the eighth largest economy in the world.

Winning some (eco) green in Vegas

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Las Vegas green: B&B Ristorante

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Manhattan: An Eco-Friendly Element in Times Square

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Aqua Bamboo: a green sanctuary in the heart of Waikiki

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As you enter this boutique, award-winning green “condotel” (meaning each unit is privately owned), you leave behind the chaos and enter a peaceful sanctuary […] Aqua Bamboo: a green sanctuary in the heart of Waikiki is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Santa Barbara grows up (and gets green)

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| A New Eco-Hotel in a Revitalized Arts District | I grew up an hour south of Santa Barbara, and have lived there twice over the last two decades.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa: from sardines to gorgeous sustainability

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All California Monterey North America United States best green hotel Monterey Bay Chef James Waller Green Hotel Cannery Row Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa Schooners Coastal Kitchen sustainable seafood Monterey Bay waterfront green hotel in Monterey| Luxury At Bayside | This morning in Monterey is beyond glorious. Throwing open the windows to the briny tang of the bay, we hear the shreik of gulls. Seals barking. Terns are diving for breakfast.

America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

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California Charlotte Dallas District of Columbia Florida Houston Los Angeles Miami North America North Carolina Orlando Raleigh San Diego Tampa Texas The Americas United States 10 sweatiest cities in U.S. | Green Travel News | Making summer travel plans? No sweat, or should we say lots of it. A team of environmental scientists has ranked major American metropolitan areas on their “sweatiness.”

San Francisco: turning back the carbon clock

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| America’s Greenest City? | | We are proud to have been asked to contribute the May cover story for British Airway‘s magazine, High Life.

Health-conscious travelers near half of U.S. market

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| Green Travel News | Health-conscious travelers now make up more than 40 percent of the U.S. travel marketplace and that number is trending upward—fast.

California wine country: 10 great places to hike, bike and sip

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| Eco-Active In The Vines | Now that the harvest rush is winding down, it’s the perfect season for green wine lovers to savor the good weather and fall vineyard landscapes with a hike or bike ride in California wine country. Capped off with, of course, some wine tasting.

Wasted food from the United States alone could feed all of the world's hungry

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Within the United States alone, food retailers, food services, and households waste approximately 40 million tons of food each year, which is about the same amount needed to feed those very estimated 1 billion hungry people worldwide. Add to that the food that is wasted in Britain, other major EU Member States and other developed countries, and not just by the richer segment of society, no one, anywhere, would need to go hungry, not even just a little.

Social Media Etiquette for the Election Year.

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El Capitan Canyon: Santa Barbara’s green ‘nature lodging’

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Just across California Highway 101 from historic El Capitan State Beach, fewer than 20 miles north of Santa Barbara, this eco-friendly “nature lodging” lures city slickers and locals alike to its luxury safari tents [.] All California Eco-adventure Resorts Santa Barbara United States El Capitan Canyon Laurel Miller Reuters Santa Barbara Adventure

Coal Ash Needs Regulation In United States

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The coal ash pond that ruptured is one of 1,300 such ponds, many of which are upwards of 1,500 acres, spread across the United States. Mr. Burke states: “Your household garbage is managed much more consistently [than coal ash].”.

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

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Since the early 2000s, states have moved toward requiring generation from solar, wind and other renewable energy resources. Notably, two red states—Kansas and South Dakota—are now getting more than 20% of their annual power generation from wind turbines.

One of the most Important & Misunderstood Acts of Being Human.

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Green Health & Wellness nature outdoors stroll walk across the United States walkingThe real world waits. Breathing, beautiful, and messy people like us move about it—away from.

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New report will help advance health and water conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Ojai, Calif.: that old green (and pink) magic has us in its spell

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| SoCal’s Eco-Friendly Oasis | With family in the ant swarm of the Los Angeles basin, we are frequently pulled southward from our tranquil northern California home.

San Francisco: Bay Area Green Tours leads the way

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Should the United States Deport the Dreamers?

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This simply means an unauthorized immigrant who came to the United States before age 16. My friend is a “Dreamer.” Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood Deportation donald trump dreamers executive order immigrants Obama sanctuary church

How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature

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Show us the data. That’s what I hear almost every time I work with decision-makers. Governments and businesses aren’t going to invest in conservation without data showing the effectiveness of those initiatives.

East Maui: the heart of Hawaiian culture at Travaasa Hana

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All Hana Hawaii Hotels Maui United States green hotel Hana Laurel Miller Reuters sustainable restaurant Hana Travaasa Hana | Truer Shade of Green | The heart of Hawaiian culture is family, food, and ’aina, or a connection to the land.

I’m Disgusted, but I’m Determined.

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Five Steps Toward a Brighter Water Future for California

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The last five years are the driest on the state’s record book, and snowpack in the Sierra Nevada—which provides water to six in 10 Californians—hit an all-time low. While Californians hope for rain, it remains crucial for the state to improve its long-term water management.

Before the Flood: the Must-See Climate Change Film by Leonardo DiCaprio

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San Francisco: Verbena, new green magic on Russian Hill

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Manhattan’s biggest hotel gets even greener

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Hotels New York New York City News North America United States Green Travel News Hilton New York Manhattan ReutersA new living green roof and a super-energy-efficient heat and power system are the latest eco-upgrades at Hilton New York, the city's largest hotel. Manhattan’s biggest hotel gets even greener is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S.

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Boston/Cambridge California Fayetteville Florida Lake Tahoe Las Vegas Lecanto Massachusetts Miami Miles City Montana Napa Nevada Newberg North America North Carolina Oregon Park City Placer The Americas United States Utah 10 best green hotels U.S. The winners span the gamut from budget to ultra-luxury, but all have "Platinum" ranking and great traveler reviews TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S. is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.