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change.org — Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States, made the astute comment that "Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late." The United States' sizable Baby Boomer generation is advancing towards retirement age.
theatlantic.com — USA Today has published an extraordinary interview with three former NSA employees who praise Edward Snowden's leaks, corroborate some of his claims, and warn about unlawful government acts. Thomas Drake, William Binney, and J. Kirk Wiebe each protested the NSA in their own rights.
treehugger.com — On a scientific journey along the Gulf Stream The world's largest solar boat is a catamaran named Tûranor (the name comes from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, it means Master of the Sun) operated by the PlanetSolar Expedition. They've been roaming the oceans for a couple of years, completing a record-breaking 18-month, 37,000-mile trip around the world last year.
treehugger.com — One of the great scientific questions has now been answered. No, it's not something about the Higgs Boson or the Riemann hypothesis... Rather, we now know what the water that has been sequestered 1.5 miles underground in Timmins, Ontario, for between 1 and 2.6 billion years tastes like.
treehugger.com — We recently learned that 100 New York City restaurants would be participating in a food waste composting program. Now, The New York Times reports that Mayor Bloomberg, who in February called food waste "New York City's final recycling frontier", will soon announce a new composting plan that aims to divert 100,000 tons of food scraps from landfills each year and become mandatory city-wide by 2016.
treehugger.com — We've all been there. You have an important meeting or date planned, but suddenly realize your smart phone is almost out of battery power, thus complicating your ability to rendezvous with your colleagues, friends or -- even worse -- a first date.
treehugger.com — Saving 1.6 million litres of diesel fuel per year The Seychelles are a group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, about 1,000 miles east of the coast of Africa. The archipelago currently relies on expensive and dirty diesel generators to produce most of its electricity, and fuel accounts for about 25% of the country's total net imports.
treehugger.com — Could become the biggest electric car sharing service in the U.S. Many are familiar with Vélib, the huge bike-sharing program in Paris (18,000 bicycles and 1,200 stations!), but not everyone knows about Autolib, Paris' other shared transportation service.
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