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How to catch a glimpse of asteroid flyby

CNN - 55 min 43 sec ago
A treat is in store for sky watchers Monday, as a large asteroid will fly close to Earth.
Categories: National News

To avoid Sony's fate, companies play war games

Business News - 56 min 26 sec ago
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11 of the world's coolest themed runs

CNN World - 57 min 29 sec ago
No longer is it enough to simply lace up your running shoes and pant your way through a marathon.
Categories: International News

Why milk, bread and toilet paper when it snows?

CNN - 1 hour 1 min ago
Seriously people, is there something about snow storms that makes us want to eat French toast and sit on the toilet?
Categories: National News

Barbie-maker Mattel CEO out as sales falter

Business News - 1 hour 16 min ago
There's trouble in Barbie land.

Garden Project Spreads Its Roots in Urban Areas

Lifestyles - 1 hour 17 min ago
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(NewsUSA) - It's not easy being green -- especially when you share space with more than 3 million people. And yet, one Southern California business is making it easier.

BP Gardens, a subsidiary of GreenGro Technologies (OTC: GNRH), an Anaheim-based eco-friendly technology company, is taking local farming in a crowded urban environment to a whole new level by designing vertical gardens. Its hope, says GreenGro CEO James Haas, is to provide local communities, restaurants and grocers with locally grown, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables.

BP Gardens began as the seed of an idea from Haas. The thought, he says, was to use as little water and energy as possible, while still yielding fresh, locally grown produce and herbs for customers.

According to Haas, there will be two separate locations and growing methods. BP Gardens Buena Park currently sits on 4.5 acres in Anaheim, California, and features a 5,000-seat full hydroponic grow system, while its sister company, BP Lincoln Gardens in northern California, employs a zero-waste, 80 percent water-saving aquaponics solution with a 40,000-seat capacity.

"With California consistently facing severe droughts, these systems will help change the way we grow [food], modernizing its processes to become more sustainable for the future," says Haas.

Currently, Buena Park has completed its construction and has planted its first crops, which is ideal for leafy greens, while Lincoln is in the process of installing floating raceways and introducing fish in preparation for its first crops. This location will focus on the growth of heavy greens and Sacramento Perch for its customers. Between the two structures, Haas said he anticipates growing 45,000 heads of lettuce a month.

In addition to finding a way to combine technology and food production while reducing the company's own carbon footprint, Haas has also stumbled on a niche market in the medical marijuana industry. While GreenGro does not participate in the sale of medical marijuana, Haas said GreenGro's equipment and advanced hydroponic systems benefit that business as well.

Although Haas estimates that about 60 percent of his customers buy his gardening equipment to grow medical marijuana, he says he is focused on his BP Gardens projects, and isn't content to stop with the California market, but believes he can take his idea worldwide.

"BP Gardens wants to go big," says Haas. "We want to be the source for food and not have to have it travel, and save the Earth."

For more information, visit http://bpgardens.com.

Greece's anti-austerity PM sworn in

CNN World - 1 hour 21 min ago
The leader of the left-wing Syriza party Alexis Tsipras is sworn in as Greece's new Prime Minister after forming a coalition with the right-wing Independent Greeks party -- but how will the debt-laden state satisfy promises on ending austerity?
Categories: International News

Alexis Tsipras' grand promises for Greece

CNN World - 1 hour 24 min ago
The poster child of Greece's new left has made bold promises: "No more bailouts, no more submission, no more blackmailing."
Categories: International News

Opinion: Syriza shows failure of 'cartel politics'

CNN World - 1 hour 24 min ago
Syriza's victory in Greek elections signals the failure of the "cartel politics" used to implement austerity measures in debt-ridden southern Europe, writes analyst Alexandre Afonso.
Categories: International News

4 stocks popping thanks to Snowmageddon

Business News - 1 hour 29 min ago
The weather outside much of the Northeast may be frightful, but the stock performance of several companies that could benefit from The Blizzard of 2015/Snowmageddon 2015 is delightful.

This money manager is not a fan of Carl Icahn

Business News - 1 hour 33 min ago
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Elon Musk stars on The Simpsons

Business News - 1 hour 45 min ago
Where does Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla Motors, SpaceX and PayPal, get his breakthrough ideas? Would you believe Homer Simpson?

Blizzard of 2015: Winners and losers

Business News - 1 hour 53 min ago
When a blizzard strikes, it's not all fun and games with snowmen and sledding.

Sights and sounds of the #Blizzardof2015

CNN - 1 hour 54 min ago
The predictions are epic, the warnings are dire, and the blizzard is hours away from blanketing parts of the Northeast.
Categories: National News

Syriza won, so what's next for Greece?

Business News - 1 hour 56 min ago
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2015 SAG Awards: Red carpet

CNN - 2 hours 1 min ago
Categories: National News

7 resolutions that yoga can help you keep

Health - 2 hours 30 min ago
Categories: Health

Ebola fighter coming to U.S. for nursing school

Health - 2 hours 31 min ago
A young Liberian woman who saved three of her relatives by nursing them back to health after they contracted the Ebola virus is coming to the United States to finish her nursing degree.
Categories: Health

Baby buried by 2010 Haiti quake: See her now

Health - 2 hours 31 min ago
For 10 days following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, two CNN colleagues and I lived in a tent hospital run by Project Medishare. Our hearts ached as we heard the cries of the injured, as we watched surgeons performed amputations without general anesthesia, as people died in front of our eyes.
Categories: Health
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