INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you wanted to know about swing states

November 7, 2016 by  
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Swing states are always important in any election, but this election they are even more important than usual. Tomorrow, just 11 battleground states could decide our next president , with several traditionally “safe” states even entering the fray. This infographic shows you everything you need to know about swing states, both in this election and recent ones. And after you learn all about the importance of these purple states, don’t forget to get out there and vote, even if you don’t live in one of them, because every single vote matters. + University of San Francisco 

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Nestl plans to pump 210 million gallons of Michigan water every year – and residents are pissed

November 7, 2016 by  
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Flint , Michigan locals still can’t drink their water without using a filter. But only around 120 miles away, in Evart, Michigan , Nestlé plans to begin pumping almost double the volume of groundwater  that they are currently to sell under their branded bottled waters. Michigan residents were upset upon learning the state may approve a permit for Nestlé to pump so much more water while the foreign company pays hardly anything at all for such access. Nestlé aims to up groundwater pumping to 210 million gallons yearly in Evart. They want to pump 400 gallons of water a minute instead of 150 gallons a minute from a Michigan aquifer . But the Swiss company worth $219 billion will likely only have to shell out a mere $200 each year for the increase, and maybe pay a permit fee. They won’t have to pay much for their pumping because under Michigan state law the Nestlé bottling plant is treated as a private well. Related: How Nestle is pillaging California’s water in the 4th year of the state’s worst drought The water pumped would fill Pure Life and Ice Mountain water bottles. According to the company , Ice Mountain is “the number-one selling bottled spring water brand in the Midwest.” Nestlé says increased operations will create 20 jobs. In a message to regulators he provided to The Guardian, a Michigan man said, “Why on earth would the state of Michigan, given our lack of money to address water matters of our own, like Flint, even consider giving MORE water for little or no cost to a foreign corporation with annual profits in the billions?” A Michigan woman said, “The rape of our Michigan inland fresh water sources is a cause for concern, especially when it is done by a private company for profit.” Michigan residents sued Nestlé more than ten years ago because of a very similar permit that would have allowed the company to pump 400 gallons a minute at a Mecosta, Michigan plant. Nestlé received a settlement letting them pump 218 gallons per minute. Via The Guardian Images via Nestle,  Wikipedia and Wilson Hui on Flickr

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How Hurricane Sandy Could Impact the 2012 Election

October 31, 2012 by  
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The mass destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy will almost certainly have an impact on the presidential election — the question is, how? And to what extent? First, there’s the logistical challenge of getting people out to the polls in the midst of disaster cleanup efforts. Millions of people on the East Coast are still without power , and the New York subway system is nowhere near being ready to reopen . With election day less than one week away, Sandy could severely affect voter turnout in the Mid-Atlantic region. Read the rest of How Hurricane Sandy Could Impact the 2012 Election Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2012 Election , barack obama , Governor Romney , Hurricane Sandy , Mitt Romney , Nate Silver , NYC , politics , president obama , Sandy , subway , voter turnout

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Boulevard Brewery Expands With a Light- and Hop-Filled Addition in Kansas City

October 31, 2012 by  
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Grassroots Mountain Rider’s Alliance Plans to Create Carbon Neutral Ski Slopes across U.S.

October 31, 2012 by  
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Image courtesy of Mt Abram As winter fast approaches, the snow will beckon many of us to the mountains to play – but what if there was another reason to support your local ski resort? This month the Mountain Rider’s Alliance (MRA) announced a new partnership with sustainable engineering firm Brendle Group which will transform Colorado’s ski mountains into carbon-neutral, net-zero resorts. Read the rest of Grassroots Mountain Rider’s Alliance Plans to Create Carbon Neutral Ski Slopes across U.S. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brendle Group , colorado , Golden Eagle Ski Industry Award , Maine , Mountain Rider’s Alliance , Mt Abrams , net zero , partnership , Ski , Sustainable

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Klyde Warren Park Adds Much-Needed Green Space Atop the I-35 Freeway in Downtown Dallas

October 31, 2012 by  
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Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Acknowledge Relationship Between Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012 by  
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Just one day after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the eastern coast of the US, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo gave frank statements in which they acknowledged the relationship between recent extreme weather events and climate change . Cuomo compared the storm systems that have hit New York to experiencing “a 100 year flood every two years,” and that the city will have to take preventative measures such as the construction of levees and storm surge barriers in an effort to prevent such flooding from occurring in future storms. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , floodwalls , hurricane irene , Hurricane Sandy , levees , mayor bloomberg , Michael Bloomberg , sea level rise , storm surge

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How Sustainable is Mitt Romney’s Vision for America and the Environment?

September 4, 2012 by  
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With the Republican National Convention in the rearview mirror and anti-tax pledging , Koch-funded House Representative Paul Ryan named the GOP Vice Presidential candidate, less than two months remain until the 2012 Presidential Election . Critical decisions regarding how the United States should tackle climate change and energy security will need to be made in the near future. Therefore, it is of great importance that Americans elect a leader capable of addressing these issues. After three years of President Obama in the Oval Office, Americans have seen the current administration’s environmental policy agenda enacted. But in order to cast an informed ballot in the November election, the American electorate – especially independent and undecided voters – needs to know how presidential hopeful Mitt Romney plans to meet the challenges of a changing environment. Spoiler alert: Romney’s approach to the environment is unsustainable at its core and contrasts greatly with President Obama’s. Read the rest of How Sustainable is Mitt Romney’s Vision for America and the Environment? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2012 Election , clean air act , clean water act , Climate Change , energy security , environmental regulations , global warming , gop , keystone pipeline , Massachusetts Governor , Mitt Romney , offshore oil drilling , Paul Ryan , republican , sea level rise

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