Aaron Puryear

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Drug War? American Troops Are Protecting Afghan Opium. U.S. Occupation Leads to All-Time High Heroin Production

This article was first published in November 2013.<i>It is well-documented that the U.S. government has – at least at some times in some parts of the</i> …

Growing your own marijuana in Colorado: Legal doesn’t mean simple

Once you’ve exhausted the jokes about green thumbs, red eyes, and the hilarity of growing weed instead of blooms, the questions remain about how to …

Cannabis

For BP Cleanup, 2013 Meant 4.6 Million Pounds Of Oily Gunk

<b>Listen · 5:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p><i>As we near the end of 2013, NPR is taking a look at the numbers that tell the story of this year. They're numbers that, if you really understand them, give insight into the world we live in.</i><p>On a breezy December morning, a work crew is scouring the …

Finance for farming: scaling up urban vegetable farming

Most of the organic baby greens sold in Washington DC supermarkets are not "green" at all. They're grown in the Salinas Valley in California, which has been called the most hydrologically altered landmass on the planet. Then they are shipped in refrigerated trucks roughly 2,800 miles across America.<p>…

Michael Jantzen’s Solar Eco-Aquaponic House is a Self-Sustaining Urban Farm

Michael Jantzen’s Eco-Aquaponic House is a cylindrical steel structure that creates a self-sustaining environment for growing fish and plants – waste …

Aquaponics

These Urinals Turn Pee Into Fertilizer For Local Food

Amsterdam’s urine alone can fertilize 10,000 football fields’ worth of plants. Drink some water, quick!<p>Peeing in public isn’t usually a government-sanctioned activity. But a few weeks ago, Dutch officials lined up some not-so-private urinals in an Amsterdam park and invited local men to come and, …

2013's Best Performing American Cities

The secrets of going sustainable: 'It's hard to go back to business as usual'

The deLeuze family of ZD Wines, located in California’s picturesque Napa Valley, has a history of eco-friendly practices that spans three generations. It all started, however, with bugs.<p>The winery’s late founder, Norman deLeuze, undertook organic farming in the early 80s, after an outbreak of …

Hope for a Greener Future in 2014

Electronic and nuclear waste, fresh water degradation, and organic agriculture are among the major environmental issues Epoch Times will explore as …

Heroic Uruguay deserves a Nobel peace prize for legalising cannabis

I used to think the United Nations was a harmless talking shop, with tax-free jobs for otherwise unemployed bureaucrats. I now realise it is a force for evil. Its response to a truly significant attempt to combat a global menace – Uruguay's new drug regime – has been to declare that it "violates …

Amazon to build futuristic HQ of greenhouse domes in downtown Seattle

Google keeps its employees happy with swimming pools, bowling alleys and a crazy golf course, while Facebook is building its workers a giant shed with a four-hectare (10-acre) park on the roof, in which they can work in the Californian sun. Now Amazon is joining the party of novelty headquarters – …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Bitcoin

Watch the Real-Life Anchorman Who Inspired Will Ferrell to Create Ron Burgundy

In a new* *<i>Rolling Stone</i> interview, Will Ferrell reveals the origin story of Ron Burgundy, the satirical 70s anchorman who is currently terrorizing our great nation —its college campuses, grocery aisles, and museums—to promote <i>Anchorman</i>’s upcoming sequel,<i>Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues</i>.<p>The actor …

The New Politics of Pot: The 2014 Candidates Who Want to Legalize It

Forget decriminalization or medical marijuana. Bolstered by state ballot victories, top-tier contenders in 2014 are seeking full legalization, the …

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

The Case for a Local Minimum Wage

The Best Companies To Work For In 2014

Boston-based consulting giant Bain & Co. finds itself at the top of several prestigious rankings. It holds the No. 2 spot on Vault’s <i>Consulting 50</i>; it has been named the <i>Best Firm to Work For</i> by <i>Consulting</i> magazinefor eleven consecutive years; it ranks among the Human Rights Campaign’s <i>Best Places to</i> …

Victory Gardens

Notions and perceptions revolving around food have changed drastically in recent years. As organic options become the norm for many, the origin and social and environmental impact of food continues to become a greater concern—with many consumers seeking a greater role in the production of their …

Lawmaker Says Snowden May Testify Before EU Parliament

A European lawmaker says former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is set to testify before a civil liberties committee of the European Parliament later this month.<p>Snowden, of course, is expected to talk about the surveillance activities of United States' National Security Agency. Reporter Teri Schultz …

BlackRock Is The Biggest Investor In The World — Is Its Dominance A Problem?

One firm unlikely to feature on their list is BlackRock, an investment manager whose name rings few bells outside financial circles. Yet it is the single biggest shareholder in all the companies listed above. It owns a stake in almost every listed company not just in America but globally. (Indeed, …