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The unlikely father of esports streaming - The Kernel

A couple of weekends ago, more than 4.5 million people sat in front of their computer monitors, smartphones, TVs, and tablets and watched two teams …

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Pot Policy Splits Native Americans Over Whether Business Is Worth It

When it comes to marijuana laws, the Justice Department is now treating American Indian tribes the way it treats states that have legalized pot.<p>The move, announced in December, has inadvertently sparked interest in the marijuana business. While many see dollar signs, others worry about contributing …

Book review: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

The book gets many things right, but accepts too many others without questioning.<p>Good stories often conflict with good science. And it’s hard to …

Jamaica decriminalizes marijuana possession

Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island's famed reggae music.<p>After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in U.S. …

Biomass plus carbon capture yields negative-emission energy

Could help power the Western grid while reducing emissions by 145 percent.<p>As we saw in yesterday's National Academies of Science (NAS) report, carbon …

A 'bionic leaf' that turns sunlight into liquid fuel

Biologists have developed a way to make burnable liquid fuel out of sunlight, using an artificial leaf and a bucket of bacteria-infested water.<p>The …

Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongly linked with the drug, researchers warn

Smoking cannabis can bring on symptoms of mania, new research warns.<p>Researchers found there is a 'significant link' between marijuana use and mania, …

In Portland, turbines in water pipes harvest green energy for the city

LucidPipes harvest renewable low-cost energy from the water flowing through gravity-fed pipes.<p>11 Feb 2015<p>The most effective way to harvest renewable …

The Next Hot Ingredient in Cocktails: Cannabis

Alcohol has been my drug of choice since my very first White Russian. From guilty pleasure drinks to perfectly crisp martinis, something about the …

NHTSA: Pot doesn't significantly increase crash risk

New study says marijuana use doesn't lead to a significantly higher risk of crashing. But there are caveats.<p>Weed smokers like to say that getting high doesn't affect how they drive. Now, it appears the federal government is agreeing with them.<p>According to a new study commissioned by the National …

Washington Has More Pot Than It Can Smoke

Consumer<p>Supply is outstripping demand in the unlikeliest place—legal recreational marijuana in the state of Washington. Growers who jumped into the new legal market hoping to make a killing in cannabis are now getting killed by a glut of product.<p>"There is going to be a lot of people who are going …

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Is pot the new gay marriage for the GOP?

Republicans struggle to find their footing on an issue that resonates with younger voters.<p>Marijuana is shaping up to be the new gay marriage of GOP politics — most Republicans would rather not talk about it, except to punt to the states.<p>But when it comes to the 2016 presidential race, a series of …

Legal Marijuana Blooms Into the Fastest-Growing Industry in America

A new report finds that the legal cannabis market grew 74 percent, to $2.7 billion, in 2014.<p>Back in 1938, <i>Popular Mechanics</i> ran an article about how cannabis (specifically, hemp) was the new "billion-dollar crop." It may have taken nearly eight decades, but according to a report released this week, …

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WSJ columnist: A blizzard missed New York City, so climate change isn’t real

<b>(Screenshot/HBO)</b><p>Someone needs to teach Bret Stephens about the difference between weather and climate<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>January 27, 2015 2:54pm (UTC)<p>With the northeast U.S. waking up to less-than-apocalyptic snowfall, it was only a matter of time before <i>someone</i> took the bait and made the same tired, …

NYC economy lost $200M from fizzled storm, transit shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lost an estimated $200 million in economic activity in the fizzled snowstorm and decision to shut down the transit …

No. 1: Massachusetts

Massachusetts overtakes California, which has topped ACEEE's efficiency scorecard for the last four years. The Bay State’s ascendance is primarily attributed to the impact of the “Green Communities Act,” which has galvanized significant investments in energy efficiency since 2008.<p>“The legislation …

Poll: Majority of Va. voters support easing marijuana laws

Strong majorities of Virginia voters support medical marijuana legalization and laws decriminalizing recreational use, a new poll says.<p>According to a Christopher Newport University survey released Tuesday, 71 percent of registered Virginia voters support decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, …

Seattle is now publicly shaming people for putting food in their trash bins

By Roberto A. Ferdman<p>Roberto A. Ferdman<p>Bio<p>Too lazy to separate your trash? Too bad if you're living in Seattle.<p>Seattle began enforcing this month a new law, which aims to curb the amount of food sent to landfills. As of January 1, residents of the city, including all commercial establishments, must …

Transmission Line That Could Bring Wind And Solar Power To Millions In West Gets Go-Ahead

On Saturday, the federal government approved a major renewable energy transmission line that could help open up the West to stranded solar and wind …

MBank pulls out of Colorado a week after taking on cannabis accounts

<b>WATCH DPTV:</b> Molly Hughes with today’s top stories<p>The Oregon community bank that a week ago openly welcomed Colorado marijuana industry customers has …

BC to regulate the term “organic”

The province is refining the use of the term “organic,” according to a press release. The Ministry of Agriculture is working with the organic sector …

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Meanwhile In Canada, A Beaver Blocked West Vancouver Traffic

The morning commute in West Vancouver, B.C. was tied up by a "slow-moving" beaver who decided to cross the road.<p>Traffic at 15th Avenue and Bellevue …

How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change

Producing the food we throw away generates more greenhouse gases than most entire countries do.<p>More than a third of all of the food that's produced on our planet never reaches a table. It's either spoiled in transit or thrown out by consumers in wealthier countries, who typically buy too much and …

King Salman’s War

Why the new Saudi ruler will likely ratchet up the region-wide conflict with Iran.<p>In March 2009, the Obama administration’s top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, met with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah at his palace in Riyadh. Brennan requested on President Barack Obama’s behalf that the …