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U.S. Places 13th Out of 16 in World Cup of Energy Efficiency, Behind Australia, India and South Korea

Jul 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 17, 2014 - Germany comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world's major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China, and France, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published today by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). New...

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Mysterious dance of dwarfs may force a cosmic rethink

Jul 21, 2014

July 20, 2014 - The discovery that many small galaxies throughout the universe do not 'swarm' around larger ones like bees do but 'dance' in orderly disc-shaped orbits is a challenge to our understanding of how the universe formed and evolved.

The finding, by an international team of astronomers, including Professor Geraint Lewis from the...

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Nearsightedness increases with level of education and longer schooling

Jul 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 - Education and behavior have a greater impact on the development of nearsightedness than do genetic factors: With each school year completed, a person becomes more nearsighted. The higher the level of education completed, the more severe...

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Judicial Vacancies Delay Cases and Create Unmanageable Workloads, Judges Say

Jul 21, 2014

NEW YORK, July 21, 2014 -Despite the recent uptick in judicial nominee confirmations over the last few months, judicial vacancies are causing significant case delays and creating unmanageable workloads for judges in district courts, according to a new Brennan Center for Justice study out today.

In a first-of-its-kind-study, the Brennan Center interviewed more than 20...

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Welcome to Sacramento Natural Foods

Jul 21, 2014
Welcome to Sacramento Natural Foods

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op offers great cooking classes!  There’s one coming up just for kids featuring the book, “If You Give a Pig a Pancake,” by Laura Numeroff.

Sac Natural Foods Co-Op info HERE


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Cops: Boy Beaten, Starved, Forced to Eat Bugs, After Sneaking Food

Jul 21, 2014
Cops: Boy Beaten, Starved, Forced to Eat Bugs, After Sneaking Food

MERCER COUNTY, Pennsylvania (CNN)-

A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and weighed only 25 pounds when he arrived at a hospital, authorities said. The boy sometimes ate insects he caught on his porch.

The boy’s


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34 Groups to President Obama: NRC Commissioner Magwood Must Go

Jul 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 21, 2014 – Nearly three dozen leading national and local groups – including Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy – are asking President Barack Obama to request the resignation of controversial U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission...

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BLM Turning Public Lands Over to Welfare Ranchers, Advocates Say

Jul 21, 2014

ROCK SPRINGS, WY, July 19, 2014 - The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, today assailed a plan announced yesterday by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to round up and remove nearly 1,000 wild horses from 1.2 mil...

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President Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT People from Workplace Discrimination

Jul 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 – President Obama signed an executive order today to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from workplace discrimination during a ceremony at the White House.

The order bars businesses that contract with the federal government from engaging in discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. It also...

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Terrorism Prosecutions Often An Illusion; Investigations, Trials of American Muslims Rife with Abuse

Jul 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, July 21, 2014 - The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism "sting operations" based on religious and ethnic identity, Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute said in a report released today. Many of the more than 500...

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