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FOX Stars Raise $25,000 for Environmental NGOs at Eco-Casino Party

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For the tenth consecutive year, FOX Broadcasting celebrated the start of the new television season with the Fall Eco-Casino Party, presented by Ford and Xfinity. Several of FOX's biggest stars appeared at the event, which was held at the Bungalow Club in Santa Monica, California, on September 8. Over the course of the evening, FOX raised $25,000 to donate to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Heal the Bay, The Nature Conservancy, and the Environmental Media Association.

Parched: California Drought Update

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As Californians continue to look beseechingly to the skies for signs of any kind of rainfall, the effects of this drought are indeed far-reaching. The policies that emerge from this disastrously dry year may ultimately alter what foods we eat, where we build new homes and even what sports we play. Earlier this year, we heard from the President of the Pacific Institute, Peter Gleick, as he told us of the critical nature of this drought, even in its early stages. This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise speaks again to Dr.

Renewable Energy Gains Ground in U.S. and Global Power Picture - The Minute

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California continues to lead the country in the move toward renewable energy sources. Over 20 percent of the state’s electricity is now sourced from renewables by its three biggest utilities. In March of this year, a record level of renewable use was recorded, when utility-scale solar supplied three million homes with 4.5 gigawatts of power, accounting for five percent of the state’s overall electricity demand. This total rises to 17 percent of demand when wind, geothermal, and biomass are counted in the numbers, and to 22 percent when hydropower is included.

Akhil Rekulapelli of Virginia Wins 2014 National Geographic Bee And $50,000 College Scholarship

Students from Florida and California Take Second and Third Place
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‘Geo Bee 2014’ to air Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD

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‘Geo Bee 2014’ to air Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD

California Drought Dries Up Hydro, But Power Stays On

Solar, wind, natural gas, and planning help stave off energy crisis for parched state.
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California's record drought has parched crops, but hasn't yet dimmed lights or choked the flow of electricity, even though the Golden State, with more than 300 dams, has long been a hydroelectricity leader among U.S. states.
 

Try Recycling Jobs Instead of Trading Them Away

by RP Siegel
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - President Obama would like to create more jobs for American workers. One way he is attempting to do that is by negotiating more free trade agreements. Apparently he didn’t learn anything from Bill Clinton, who pushed through the disastrous NAFTA trade bill and several others like it. Twenty years later, the consensus seems to be that NAFTA was good for corporations, but bad for jobs.

Scaling up to Save Water

Bringing the EDF/AT&T water efficiency toolkit to 5 thirsty U.S. cities
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This year, the focus of World Water Day is on how intertwined our energy and water use are, with water supplies across the country growing increasingly strained – in areas that depend on flows from the Colorado River, like

Code REDD Presents Workshop on REDD+ in California at NACW

Code REDD will be hosting a workshop on REDD+ at North America's largest conference on carbon markets and climate change policy
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Code REDD will present a workshop on “Recent Developments in the REDD+ Voluntary Market and Opportunities for Integrating REDD+ into California’s Climate Policies” at the Navigating the American Carbon World Conference in San Francisco on March 26th.

Best and Brightest Students Prepare to Compete as Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Top students from 48 of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities will gather in Los Angeles area to test their academic prowess
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Best and Brightest Students Prepare to Compete as Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

 

Top students from 48 of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities will gather in Los Angeles area to test their academic prowess

 

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Best and Brightest Students Prepare to Compete as Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

 

Top students from 48 of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities will gather in Los Angeles area to test their academic prowess

 

Cisco Honored for Supporting Disaster Relief in the Bay Area

by Khanh Russo
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Cisco is proud to announce it has received the 2014 Humanitarian Partnership Award from the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. The award recognizes the support Cisco has given to the American Red Cross’ mission, and salutes the significant impact Cisco has made in Silicon Valley.

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