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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rick Scott's 'Private Gator Hunt' Fundraiser Carries $25,000 Per Person Cost

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is turning to one of Florida's signature animals to help boost his reelection fundraising efforts. SaintPetersBlog reported Monday that Scott is holding an Oct. 18 "private gator hunt" in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He is running for reelection in 2014, and the cost for this event ... .

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In November of 2010, as I was winding down my journey through the Americas, documenting sustainability initiatives in the 10 countries I visited for The Esperanza Project, my path crossed with that of Ryan Luckey and Leticia Rigatti, the couple who make up Común Tierra. They were doing exactly what ... more...


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Some cats really enjoy going for a walk on a feline harness. Others... not so much. During his first visit out, the cat above decided unequivocally that the outside world was not for him, so he attempted to climb into a random woman's purse. This course of action was only marginally ... more...


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You have not seen cute until you've seen a cherubic baby and sweet little pit bull who just so happen to be best friends. Enter Eisleigh and Clyde. Eisleigh is a 10-week-old baby girl living in North Carolina with her parents. Clyde is their 8-week-old pit bull. Growing up together, the ... more...


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While Republicans are mobilizing to push back against President Obama's carbon initiatives, those in military sector are sounding the alarm about climate change--and the slew of issues that it has the potential to precipitate. In case you missed the report issued in May by the CNA Corporation Military Advisory Board, which ... more...


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Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Call it the energy or global warming news of recent weeks. No, I'm not referring to the fact this was globally the hottest June on record ever (as May had been before it), or that NASA launched the first space vehicle "dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide." Nor ... more...


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LONDON (AP) — Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations. Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has the potential to increase ... more...


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Like many Americans, the chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, Stephen Moore, recently made his way to the summer blockbuster film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. As he reflected on the film in the National Review Online, he was struck by the role energy played in the plot. "I ... more...


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Bike sharing in New York City has had a promising yet problematic start, but there is little question that it is a program worth keeping and expanding. It is clear that the de Blasio administration agrees and, in one of their first efforts to expand the former mayor Bloomberg's sustainability ... more...


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PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them. The Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento was 50 percent surrounded as of late Sunday, after burning 13 ... more...


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Why Fossil Fuels Can’t Solve the Problems Created by Fossil Fuels Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy. The Obama ... more...


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The city of Chicago is imposing an "unreasonable hardship" on KCBX Terminals, the company's lawyers wrote in a request filed with the Chicago Department of Public Health. The Chicago Tribune reports the city has imposed several rules on KCBX related to the large piles of petroleum coke the company has ... more...


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Bad news globally, in Ukraine and Gaza and bad news closer to home, too -- a wonderful friend has been ill. But she's on the mend and she's a smart girl. She's building herself back up and trying to get a little more lysine, that most awesome amino acid, with ... more...


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HuffPost Green is launching a week-long, community-driven effort to bust the myths and raise awareness about pit bulls, a maligned "breed" that often bears the brunt of dated, discriminatory legislation that can make it near impossible for these dogs to find a forever home. You can follow along with HuffPost ... more...


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Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze told energy producers the increasing number of well on public lands requires a new fee system to deal with a shortage of inspectors. Kornze made his point late last week in a speech to the American Petroleum Institute’s Upstream Committee. “The BLM takes ... more...


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With nearly $5 billion set for improvements in roads, bridges and mass transit across the Philadelphia region, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission released its four-year schedule of infrastructure projects. It all starts in the beginning of 2015. The Intelligencer has the story, and says that roads in Bucks and ... more...