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Will Tax Help Smokers Quit?
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, smoking, addictions, risks, disease, illness, death, warning )

- 3751 days ago -
On April 1st, a federal excise tax on tobacco and supplies, such as rolling papers, will increase to help expand the Children's Health Insurance Program.
50 Million Trees and Counting: Trees for the Future   video
Environment  (tags: trees, Sustainabililty, GoodNews, forests, ecosystems, ClimateChange, globalwarming )

- 3753 days ago - This 8 minute video documents the work of Dave Deppner and Trees for the Future. Communities around the world turn to Trees for the Future for technical knowledge and planting oportunities...
Sign Petition: Ask President Obama to Act Now for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World
World  (tags: world, america, obama, russia, medvedev, war, violence, humanrights, death, nuclear, weapons, ban, atomic, bomb )

- 3767 days ago -
On April 1, US President Obama and Russian President Medvedev will meet for the first time in London. This is an incredible opportunity for the two men who oversee 95% of the world's nuclear weapons to reverse decades of mistrust and danger.
Urban Ecotourism Gets Urbanites Interested in Conservation
World  (tags: India, tourism, travel, urban, conservation, cities, asia, environment )

- 3767 days ago -
A youth led organization and an urban think tank in Delhi, India has taken to itself to research and explore 'urban ecotourism' as a means to connect the citizens back to their city, and raise awareness about the 'nature in the city'.
Barack Obama to Designate Waterfall as New National Park
Environment  (tags: conservation, politics, Obama, national park )

- 3768 days ago -
Next week Barack Obama is expected to sign legislation that will create a national park from 35 acres of historical sites that surround a 77 foot high waterfall in New Jersey. It will be the first national park Obama will designate during his presidency.
Hunt a Leopard for $4,400 and Promote Conservation in Uganda
Animals  (tags: killing leopards, canned hunts, no conservation, wildlife slaughtered, hunters, tragedy )

- 3771 days ago -
At the same time as Botswana bans hunting close to its reserves and Kenya uses Maasai hunters to protect its lions, Uganda introduces commercial hunting into its Pian-Upe wildlife reserve in Uganda hoping to improve conservation.
SRI: A Profitable Path to Independence From Pesticides and GMO Rice Seeds
Green Lifestyle  (tags: (rice, monsanto, gmo, SRI, fair trade, sustainable agriculture, heirloom variety, terroir, business, CO2emissions, conservation, coolstuff, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, food, goodnews, greenliving, greenproducts, organic, water, world )

- 3769 days ago -
If Monsanto had it's way, all rice farmers would be buying their patented "high yield" rice seeds. SRI presents an alternative, reducing water use, eliminating pesticide use, decreasing seed use by 80-90%, while increasing yield. Take that!
Sometimes a Little (Green) Humor Goes a Long Way!
Green Lifestyle  (tags: funny, humor, videos, music, green )

- 3770 days ago -
Josh Rachlis is on a mission: To get greenies to lighten up! And he's putting his talent where his convictions are, by writing and starring in these funny vids- one a hip-hop come-on to Laurie David (the ex-wife of Larry David, who started the fantastic
The West's Largest Buddhist Stupa Rises in Spain
World  (tags: spain, buddhism, stupa )

- 3777 days ago -
Benalmádena's Enlightenment Stupa is a karmic surprise amid the Moorish minarets and ancient Christian steeples.
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