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100,000 Signatures Overcome Coca-Cola in National Park Bottle-Ban Debate

If you’re looking for good news for the holiday season, we’ve got something for you. The proposed ban on sales of disposable plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon National Park, which had been abruptly shelved last year following alleged pressure from Coca-Cola is now moving forward and would take effect next year.

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100,000 Signatures Overcome Coca-Cola in National Park Bottle-Ban Debate

Source: Triple Pundit, Wed December 21, 2011
If you’re looking for good news for the holiday season, we’ve got something for you. The proposed ban on sales of disposable plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon National Park, which had been abruptly shelved last year following alleged pressure from Coca-Cola is now moving forward and would take effect next year.

Surprise: Burglaries Down Despite Downturn

Source: NPR, Wed November 11, 2009
During recessions, crime tends to rise, especially burglaries and other financial-related offenses.

Arizona Air Force Base Community to Rely 75% on Solar

Source: Environmental Leader, Tue October 27, 2009
The Soaring Heights Community at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will become the largest solar-powered community in the continental U.S., upon completion, according to a press release.

Bright Spot in Downturn: New Hiring Is Robust

Source: New York Times, Wed May 06, 2009
Everyone knows the grim news — unemployment in the United States has jumped to 8.5 percent, a 25-year high, and is racing toward double digits. Since November, the nation has lost more than three million jobs.

Debit-Card Use Overtakes Credit

Source: News to U(se), Thu April 30, 2009
Brad Sagara uses a debit card to buy everything from groceries to climbing gear to bottled water.

Tour world through its colorful butterflies

Source: Arizona Daily Star, Wed April 08, 2009
About 400 butterflies are fluttering their wings in a greenhouse at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, sharing their natural beauty.

‘Greenest city’ idea for Phoenix bold but doable

Source: Arizona Republic, Tue March 17, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona. USA - Green. Greener. Greenest.

Senate Votes ‘Yes’ on Public Lands Protection Package

Source: ENS, Fri January 16, 2009
Washington, D.C., USA - The U.S. Senate today passed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act with a bipartisan vote of 73-21, ending a year-long standoff between the Democratic majority and a small group of lawmakers who blocked the conservation measures.

Doctors going alternative: More mainstream physicians suggesting meditation, massage and acupuncture

Source: Hartford Courant, Wed January 14, 2009
Chicago, Illinois, USA - For years, Dr. Ali Keshavarzian ignored "alternative" therapies because his Western-trained brain wanted more evidence that they actually worked.

Secret Santas in 3 states spread cheer, $100 bills

Source: Associated Press, Sun December 07, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri, USA - At a suburban Goodwill store on Friday, Theresa Settles selected a large, black comforter to warm her family until she can raise the money to turn the gas heat back on.

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