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Being well-dressed helped save his life

CNN World - 5 hours 3 min ago
What do Dwight D. Eisenhower, Barack Obama and the cast of Boardwalk Empire have in common? They've all been dressed by Auschwitz survivor Martin Greenfield.
Categories: International News

'As long as my mind is working, I will tell this story'

CNN World - 5 hours 3 min ago
Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone left behind a successful career in fashion to share her story of resilience. Watch "Voices of Auschwitz" Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.
Categories: International News

Escaping the 'world's biggest cemetery'

CNN World - 5 hours 3 min ago
When a fellow prisoner asked Anita Lasker-Wallfisch what she did before Auschwitz, Anita told her she played the cello. "Fantastic," the other prisoner said. "You'll be saved." Watch "Voices of Auschwitz" Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.
Categories: International News

She lost 87 family members in the Holocaust

CNN World - 5 hours 3 min ago
Elizabeth Ungar Lefkovits woke up one morning to the sound of soldiers marching. She looked out the window and saw Nazis. Watch "Voices of Auschwitz" Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.
Categories: International News

Timeline: What's expected city by city

CNN - 5 hours 17 min ago
The first major snowstorm of 2015 is expected to hit the Northeastern United States on Monday afternoon. Here's what's expected in three major cities.
Categories: National News

IBM disputes report of 112,000 layoffs

Business News - 5 hours 17 min ago
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Northeast blizzard: What you need to know if you're traveling

Business News - 5 hours 34 min ago
The Northeast is bracing for a storm that is throwing off travel plans not only on the east coast, but around the nation. Nearly 6,000 flights have already been canceled.

Photos: Inside Guantanamo Bay

CNN - 5 hours 42 min ago
Categories: National News

Photos: Super Bowl rings

CNN - 5 hours 42 min ago
Categories: National News

How to catch a glimpse of asteroid flyby

CNN - 5 hours 43 min 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 - 5 hours 43 min ago
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11 of the world's coolest themed runs

CNN World - 5 hours 44 min 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 - 5 hours 49 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 - 6 hours 3 min ago
There's trouble in Barbie land.

Garden Project Spreads Its Roots in Urban Areas

Lifestyles - 6 hours 4 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.

Alexis Tsipras' grand promises for Greece

CNN World - 6 hours 11 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 - 6 hours 11 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

This money manager is not a fan of Carl Icahn

Business News - 6 hours 20 min ago
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