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Climate Change and U.S. Food Production: New Reports Highlight Growing "Food Security" Worries for Nation

News Event to Feature Food Security Expert and Midwest Farmer Highlighted in Video Testimonial on Climate Change Impacts

Two new reports highlighting the growing threats to U.S. food security – including both production on the farm and the cost to consumers – will be highlighted during a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) media briefing at 1 p.m. Eastern/noon Central Thursday (May 1, 2014).

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Clayton County Running Out of Time to Hold MARTA Vote

Law gives Commissioners less than three months to decide

Mass transit supporters say Clayton County voters will not get to vote on MARTA if leaders fail to act by July 1. “The clock is ticking,” said David Emory, president of Citizens for Progressive Transit. “The state legislature has given Clayton a remarkable opportunity to join MARTA this year, but the window of opportunity is small and closing fast.”

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Energy Saving Tips

Editor's note: We loved this graphic but realize that you might not be able to convert to pounds to dollars on the fly. Use this simple formula. $1.50 = £1

If you’re sick of the amount of money you need to pay for energy bills you’d be happy to know that there are things you can do to have a smaller bill at the end of each month.

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Duke Energy’s Rate Secrets

Duke uses ratepayer money to buy political favor with Dems, GOP

Each year, Duke Energy charges North Carolina ratepayers for money poured onto groups representing both major political parties at the federal and state levels, according to documents obtained by NC WARN (read part one) during the discovery phase of Duke’s current rate hike request.   

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Weird, no more. Five reasons why sustainable investing became mainstream

SRI AssetsThis year, the number of “social investors” passed an important milestone:  A full one out of nine investment dollars under professional management now has a “responsible” mandate.  (That totals more than $3.7 trillion dollars.) 

Chalk it up to social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, of course,  but just as the population increasingly shops with a conscience, they have begun to invest consciously, too.  From Bangladeshi factories to low wage Wal-Mart workers on public assistance, fast-spreading news means that investors are less likely to be passive bystanders.

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