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mashable.com — for The Daily Dot Written by Michael Santos The Internet did not exist when I began serving my prison sentence in 1987. I didn't have direct access to the Internet as it dawned onto popular culture and became mainstream for many Americans, throughout the "You've got mail!" craze of the '90s.
treehugger.com — "Poor diets kill more brothers than pistols." It is a powerful and hard hitting reminder to us all that gun violence is just one symptom of a deeply dysfunctional economic system. And it's an argument that's making its rounds of the internet in a hard-hitting hip hop video that compares the food industry to gangsters and drug dealers.
treehugger.com — Tesla CEO Elon Musk sat down with Betty Liu of Bloomberg TV to discuss the Model S electric car, how production is going, what are Tesla's goals for the near future, and what the fallout from the New York Times controversy has been (we've covered it in depth here, here, and here).
treehugger.com — Architectural critic Paul Goldberger of Vanity Fair looks at the design for Google's new headquarters in Mountain View, California. It's designed by NBBJ, which Goldberger calls "a somewhat more conventional choice." I must confess that I had to look them up; they have done big, important, effective and pretty anonymous work.
naturallysavvy.com — Many Californians are still lamenting the November 2012 loss of Proposition 37, the ballot initiative that would have made it the first state to require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. And while Big Ag and the biotech industry succeeded in shutting down the bill and stunning the confident anti-GMO community, a little further west in Hawaii there may be cause to celebrate.
treehugger.com — Why use giant airplane engines when a small diesel will do? Airplanes waste a lot of fuel on the ground. To taxi around airports, from passenger gates to runways, planes are powered by their main engines which simply aren't optimized for that task. This creates a lot of unnecessary CO2 emissions, air pollution, and noise.
switchboard.nrdc.org — Last night, in the State of the Union, the President showed that America is prepared to lead to limit climate change and carbon pollution. Today, 48 environmental, civil rights, science and community leaders put themselves on the line, engaging in civil disobedience in front of the White House to show how deeply they care about the dangers of climate change and how important it is to follow strong words of commitment with action.
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