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Scotland’s green agency
fails to hit own targets

Scotsman [Edinburgh], by Ilona Amos and Craig Brown

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/30/2014 9:13:19 PM

Scotland’s environment agency has failed to meet a third of its green targets as it bids to help the country reach national and international climate change objectives. In its annual report on sustainability and action on climate change published yesterday, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) revealed an increase in its greenhouse gas emissions in the past year. The agency also failed to meet its targets for reducing transport and travel emissions. Sepa chief executive James Curran said he understood that the Scottish Government’s environment agency must set a “strong example” to the public and businesses, but added: “We are

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Unicorn giggles proved elusive to capture, unexpectedly.

Imagine how "green" it would be if they shut down entirely. Presto, zero emissions, lower energy and other commodity prices for cash-strapped consumers, etc.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/30/2014 10:35:21 PM     (No. 9712597)

I think 18 windmills on St Andrews would help.

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Posted By: Ribicon- 3/23/2014 7:59:48 PM     Post Reply
A 19-year-old Temple University student suffered serious facial injuries after an attacker hit her with a brick only a block from campus Friday. The student was walking with her 20-year-old boyfriend, who also attends Temple, near 16th and Norris streets around 6 p.m. when a group of about 10 teens and young children began taunting them, according to sources. The group of attackers consisted of boys and girls ranging in age from about 8 to 14-years-old, according to the victim´s boyfriend. (Snip) The victim´s teeth were dislocated and she suffered multiple other facial injuries.

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Posted By: Ribicon- 3/23/2014 2:56:45 PM     Post Reply
Louisville police are investigating a series of assaults by a roving group of teens in the downtown that a spokesman said sent at least two people to University Hospital Saturday night. Spokesman Dwight Mitchell said the incidents started about 9 p.m. and involved about 10 to 15 teens assaulting apparently random victims in seven or eight incidents. The first incident occurred near the Big Four Bridge. A woman was attacked in the restroom of a gas station at First and Jefferson streets and was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries, he said. Another incident occurred near The Courier-Journal,

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Posted By: Ribicon- 3/22/2014 8:46:24 PM     Post Reply
A United Nations report found that European nations received 484,600 applications. Germany topped the list with 109,580 pleas from persecuted citizens, followed by France with 60,100. Sweden was third with 54,360, followed by Turkey with 44,810, while Britain was fifth with 29,190, marginally ahead of Italy with 27,830. It is thought that the comprehensive welfare states of France and Germany and their location in mainland Europe are likely to be the reason for topping the table, though the UN did not detail the reasons for applications, nor how many were accepted by each state. (Snip) Outside Europe, the United States

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by George Mathis    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/22/2014 11:50:55 AM     Post Reply
“For better or worse” is a vow some married couples don’t take seriously. But not in Arlington, Va., where a drunk, naked wife rushed to the aid of her husband at the county jail. ARLnow.com reports Maura Fussell showed up at the Arlington Magistrate’s Office at about 11 p.m. last Saturday. She was there to see her husband, who had been arrested earlier in the day on unspecified charges in Clarendon. Fussell, 26, was drunk, completely naked and refused to get dressed or leave in a cab, police said. The Washington Post tries to piece together how this sort of thing

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Posted By: Ribicon- 3/22/2014 9:18:03 AM     Post Reply
Jacksonville, Fla. - A 16-year-old was arrested Friday, accused of attacking a disabled man pumping gas last month. Kevin Johnson is charged with abuse of a disabled adult in the Feb. 4 attack at the Hess station on Merrill Road. Michael Caraway was walking with a cane when he was struck in the face by a group a teens he believes was playing the "knockout game." Caraway told Channel 4 the pain was extreme for a long time after he was attacked in February. "I´m doing better, just taking things one day at a time," said Caraway. "My wife and

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Posted By: Ribicon- 3/21/2014 10:45:26 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Ribicon- 3/21/2014 4:30:15 PM     Post Reply
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As long as the kids are away, teachers can play, a panel of judges said Thursday, ruling that educators shouldn’t be fired for having sex with one another — even in their classrooms. The Manhattan appellate judges said foreign-language teachers Alini Brito, 34, and Cindy Mauro, 38, were treated too harshly when they were dismissed for engaging in a topless classroom tryst inside Brooklyn’s James Madison HS in 2009. “The penalty of termination is shockingly disproportionate,” said the ruling, which noted that “engagement in what appeared to be consensual sexual conduct with an adult colleague is not in and of

   

 

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