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Corrections to Host Military Career Fair at Dobbins Reserve Air Force Base

Public Safety Agencies to Participate

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) in conjunction with the Georgia National Guard will host several law enforcement and public safety agencies for a Military Personnel Career Fair on Thursday, August 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Clay National Guard Complex, Building #447, Drill Hall of Dobbins Reserve Air Force Base in Marietta, Ga.

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Green Financing is more than Just a Passing Fad

Investments in green renewable energy, better known as green financing, is an initiative that has taken greater hold in the past few years, owing to the volatility of oil prices, rise in the overall energy requirements and emphasis on preventing further damage to the environment.

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August Is Tree Check Month. A Devastating Pest Could Change the Way You View the Great Outdoors

USDA Reports 130,000 Trees Lost to the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB)

It is potentially a nightmare environmental and economic scenario. A devastating invasive pest with no known natural predators threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees. The recreation, timber, nursery, and maple syrup industries alone could suffer severe losses. Once a tree is infested, it must be removed.

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SeaWorld Taps Coca-Cola's Breakthrough PlantBottle Technology To Create First Consumer Cup

Cup reduces carbon impact and advances planet-friendly vacations

Being green is oh-so refreshing. That was the message today as SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ debuted the first refillable plastic cup made from plant-based materials.  Now available in all SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens parks across the U.S., the reusable, 100-percent recyclable plastic cup is manufactured using proprietary PlantBottle™ packaging technology from the company's beverage partner, Coca-Cola.

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Dallas Arboretum Kicks Off Autumn at the Arboretum With a Storybook Pumpkin Village Created with 50,000 Pumpkins, Gourds and Squash

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden celebrates Autumn at the Arboretum, one of the Southwest's largest fall festivals, from September 20 to November 26. Visitors will find plenty to do daily with activities in the main garden and the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden during the festival period, as well as discounts for certain days, by checking the website at http://www.dallasarboretum.org.

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Kids' Risks From Toxic Metals In Dirt Downplayed Using Standard Tools

Current approaches may be underestimating the risks posed to children by toxic metals that they are exposed to while playing outdoors, according to Japanese researchers. The researchers used a new approach that they developed for their study of how much dirt and associated metals adheres to children's hands. They found that lead, chromium, zinc and other heavy metals adhere more to smaller soil particles than to the larger particles typically employed in soil exposure studies. That finding suggests using the researcher's new approach going forward to better assess children's soil-related risks.  

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