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This article is cross-posted on TheCommunity.com Authors: Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Patron of WithOneSeed Andrew Mahar, CEO, Xpand Foundation As the aftermath of the US election fixes our attention internationally, and will continue to do so as we wait to see what happens next, the issue of climate change is only accelerating in urgency. We must not allow ourselves to lose focus, particularly on the climate talks currently underway in Marrakech (COP22)

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In Cinzana, Mali, cooperative vegetable gardens were established with access to water, tools & land, to diversify their food and livelihoods (Photo:UNDP) After last year’s successful adoption of the Paris Agreement, climate negotiators and activists are now on their way to Morocco.

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Idolatry And The U.S. Climate Change Divide

04Nov

Photo credit: Pixabay In his book The Dynamics of Faith Paul Tillich famously defines one’s object of faith as that for which one is willing to sacrifice everything. Some people sacrifice friends and family for money or fame.

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The U.S. electric sector is on track to meet the Clean Power Plan, according to a new NRDC analysis released yesterday

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By Casey Roberts In a major victory for consumers and the environment, on January 25 the Supreme Court reversed the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and held that demand response resources may continue to participate in wholesale energy markets on a level playing field with generators. Because the issues at stake in this case are fundamental to Sierra Club’s work to move our country toward clean energy, the Sierra Club teamed up with other environmental groups and consumer advocates to encourage the Supreme Court to review and reverse the D.C.

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Basic Wage, Basic Rights

20Ene

This last Monday, on Martin Luther King holiday, Oxfam released its annual report on inequality. The report found that the world’s 62 richest people now own as much wealth as the “the bottom half of humanity,” — some 3.6 billion people

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Ted Cruz’s wife is a managing director of Goldman Sachs and the firm loaned Cruz money for his Senate campaign. Hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer has donated millions to his super PAC

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A member came to our credit union with no job and very poor credit. At the time, her parents’ credit was also deteriorating because they cosigned her student loan. We had a very straightforward conversation with her and pointed her toward seeking a job in her career, which she found and with wonderful benefits.

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LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum-Cooke debate the sharp political contrasts of Oscar Week: Obama is Jimmy Stewart at the end of It’s a Great Life while Republicans see only the despotic villain in Fury Road.

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If you’re protecting important personal accounts with nothing more than a few security questions, it may be time for an upgrade. A study from Google recently compared the use of security questions to other account recovery methods like SMS (short text messages) and an alternative email address. It found that true or made-up responses to questions like, “What was your mother’s maiden name?” or specific answers to prompts such as “Favorite Superhero,” “First Car” or “Childhood Phone Number,” weren’t a reliable way to recover or protect an account.

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Talk about sore losers. The Canadian pipeline company TransCanada announced this afternoon that it is suing Obama Administration over its decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. The lawsuit won’t do anything to help get the pipeline built, it’s too late for that.

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Shark Tank Edition: How to Value a Startup

06Ene

Lately, it seems like every week we read about a new hot startup selling for millions of dollars. Despite the high prices investors are willing to put on these companies, many are not profitable, and some are not even generating revenue

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Hey Betsy, what are you doing for the next month or so? For the next month or so, I will be on a bus with a bunch of hobos! A bus with a bunch of hobos? Which bus is this

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There are some anniversaries you don’t want to celebrate, and this month marks one of them. November 12 marked the one-year anniversary of Judge Luis Restrepo’s nomination to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Pennsylvania, a nomination that — one year later — languishes in the Senate due to Senate obstruction.

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Is it just me or did Hillary Clinton pull a Lois Griffin at the second Democratic debate? Asked about taking campaign money from Wall Street, she deferred to 9/11. Hillary Clinton: “Oh, wait a minute, senator

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In the wake of the horrific Paris attacks that claimed the lives of at least 153 innocent people , FOX News and some Republican presidential hopefuls wasted no time to fear monger and stir up some good-ol-fashioned Islamophobia. FOX anchor Megyn Kelly hosted R-NY Representative Peter King , a former IRA sympathizer , who stated in the interview: “This was terrorism at its worst.

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Eight candidates will take part in Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate airing on the Fox News Business channel. Here’s what you’ll want to look for as the primary season enters its final months before the first votes are cast in the Iowa caucuses.

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It takes balls to take a gunshot to the testicles. But it’s the only way Jeremiah Raber can test his invention, a bulletproof jockstrap. More…

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The One Minute Blog. Ebola Cure?

05Ago

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa set off a panic. It’s not surprising. The symptoms are alarming, with internal and external bleeding the most horrific.

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CAIRO, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Egypt is planning to build a new Suez Canal alongside the near-145 year-old historic waterway in a multi-billion dollar project aimed at expanding trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia. “This giant project will be the creation of a new Suez Canal parallel to the current channel of a total length of 72 kilometers (44.74 miles),” Mohab Mamish, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, told a conference in Ismailia, a port town on the Canal. His comments were broadcast by state television.

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GAZA, July 29 (Reuters) – Israeli tank fire hit the fuel depot of the Gaza Strip’s only power plant on Tuesday, witnesses said, cutting electricity to Gaza City and many other parts of the Palestinian enclave of 1.8 million people. A thick column of black smoke rose from the facility, which supplies the territory with two-thirds of its energy needs, and the fuel containers were in flames.

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TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Eduard Shevardnadze, a groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of an independent Georgia, died Monday at the age of 86, his spokeswoman said. Marina Davitashvili said Shevardnadze died after a long illness.

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I made a pie yesterday that goes down in family folklore. More…

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Shelley has gone against the grain most of her career, starting in 2000 when she left the corporate world to pioneer online research. Shelley created OTX (Online Testing Exchange), which in just nine years became one of the largest and fastest growing research companies in the world

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Who Invented the Universe?

29Jun

A physicist I know calls himself spiritual and says the atomic physicists he knows also consider themselves spiritual.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The Ukrainian president’s office says he has extended a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine for three more days. President Petro Poroshenko’s office said that the weeklong cease-fire that ended Friday has been extended until 10 p.m

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What started out as a simple, selfless idea to help women cancer patients, has grown into an incredible organization spanning all 50 states and Canada. After receiving a call from a woman with cancer who said that she was unable to afford the professional cleaning offered by Buckets and Bows Maid Service , in Lewisville, Texas, owner Debbie Sardone decided to never again charge clients who were undergoing cancer treatment

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Gratitude for "Home"

28Jun

With the frothy waves of Lake Michigan washing ashore, our beach walk is being recorded with a trail of wet foot prints.

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As the economic, political and personal costs of doing nothing to mitigate climate change skyrocket, there’s one lifestyle change that slashes dietary greenhouse gas emissions in half: Veganism. Climate change is predicted to cost the U.S.

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By Nadia Damouni and Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK, June 21 (Reuters) – An internal investigation at American Apparel Inc has found that its CEO Dov Charney violated company policies, ranging from misusing company funds to failing to stop the discrediting of at least one former employee who had accused him of sexual harassment, a person close to the matter said. The company’s board ousted the 45-year-old Charney as chairman on Wednesday, citing unspecified allegations of misconduct. It suspended him as president and chief executive officer, and plans to fire him for cause, following a 30-day period stipulated in his contract

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Kathy Button Bell is responsible for global marketing and corporate branding for Emerson (NYSE: EMR), a $24.7 billion diversified global technology and engineering leader, and oversees all corporate communications, market research, and professional marketing development programs.

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WASHINGTON — Republicans have been impugning the character of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in their criticism of the prisoner swap that freed him.

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Two men out for a run in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, recently got the scare of a lifetime when a black bear joined them on the trail . In footage posted on YouTube, the bear approaches the men on the Matcheetawin Discovery Trails and becomes increasingly aggressive.

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As if sword swallowing wasn’t challenging enough, try having someone attack the blade with a whip.

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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians were choosing a new president on Monday in an election likely to be won by the man who nearly a year ago ousted the nation’s first freely elected president, the Islamist Mohammed Morsi. Retired military chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is practically assured of a victory in the vote, which is being held over two days, Monday and Tuesday

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House Directs Pentagon To Ignore Climate Change

24May

WASHINGTON — The House passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill on Thursday that would bar the Department of Defense from using funds to assess climate change and its implications for national security. The amendment, from Rep

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