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Arizona Asks For Haboob Haikus To Promote Safety

Arizona Asks For Haboob Haikus To Promote Safety | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
PHOENIX -- Arizona transportation officials are getting the message out about dust storm safety – in precisely 17 syllables.
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Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind

Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Earth is a chemical battery where, over evolutionary time with a trickle-charge of photosynthesis using solar energy, billions of tons of living biomass were stored in forests and other ecosystems and in vast reserves of fossil fuels. In just the last few hundred years, humans extracted exploitable energy from these living and fossilized biomass fuels to build the modern industrial-technological-informational economy, to grow our population to more than 7 billion, and to transform the biogeochemical cycles and biodiversity of the earth. This rapid discharge of the earth’s store of organic energy fuels the human domination of the biosphere, including conversion of natural habitats to agricultural fields and the resulting loss of native species, emission of carbon dioxide and the resulting climate and sea level change, and use of supplemental nuclear, hydro, wind, and solar energy sources. The laws of thermodynamics governing the trickle-charge and rapid discharge of the earth’s battery are universal and absolute; the earth is only temporarily poised a quantifiable distance from the thermodynamic equilibrium of outer space. Although this distance from equilibrium is comprised of all energy types, most critical for humans is the store of living biomass. With the rapid depletion of this chemical energy, the earth is shifting back toward the inhospitable equilibrium of outer space with fundamental ramifications for the biosphere and humanity. Because there is no substitute or replacement energy for living biomass, the remaining distance from equilibrium that will be required to support human life is unknown.

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Memo Outlines Planet-Killing GOP Energy Policy

Memo Outlines Planet-Killing GOP Energy Policy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenpeace Energy Desk: President-elect Donald Trump is set to gut US environmental regulations, open up federal lands for fossil fuel extraction, and quit the Paris climate agreement, according to documents seen by Energydesk. A memo penned by Thomas Pyle, head of the Department of Energy transition team, and obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy, lists…
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“Science” Committee Goes Full Climate Denial/White Supremacist – Tweeting Breitbart

“Science” Committee Goes Full Climate Denial/White Supremacist – Tweeting Breitbart | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QK5Kp2uM1E Above, if you have not seen this video on the workings of Rep. Lamar Smith's House "Science" Committee, by all means do so now, and share with anyone that cares about the future. Then consider a donation to the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. You can tell if you are doing good work by…
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School shootings less likely in states with background checks on gun purchases

School shootings less likely in states with background checks on gun purchases | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
School shootings are less likely in US states with mandatory background checks on gun and ammunition purchases, and with higher levels of spending on mental health services and public education, reveals research publishe
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New discovery at heart of healthy cereals

New discovery at heart of healthy cereals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new discovery at the University of Queensland could help reduce heart disease and boost nutrition security – the access to balanced nourishment - globally.
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Researchers suggest increased instances of C-sections are causing evolutionary changes

Researchers suggest increased instances of C-sections are causing evolutionary changes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A small team of researchers with members from Austria and the U.S. has found statistical evidence that an increase in the number of mothers giving birth via C-section over the past several decades has bee
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Expectation versus reality in the acceptance of self-driving cars

Expectation versus reality in the acceptance of self-driving cars | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As interest in the development of automated cars increases, public and media attention has focused on the speculative benefit of having an abundance of in-vehicle work and leisure time that would otherwise be spent driving
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Paris bans half of cars to tackle new peak of pollution

Paris bans half of cars to tackle new peak of pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris has temporarily barred half of all cars from traveling on city streets and made public transportation free for the day as it battles a peak in pollution.
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India-backed Australia mega coal mine to start work mid-2017

India-backed Australia mega coal mine to start work mid-2017 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A controversial India-backed Aus$21.7 billion (US$16 billion) giant coal project near Australia's Great Barrier Reef is set to start construction by the middle of next year, the miner said Tuesday.
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POLITICS: How far will Trump go to gut U.S. climate policies?

POLITICS: How far will Trump go to gut U.S. climate policies? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
President-elect Donald Trump would have to undertake a herculean political effort to reverse his administration's responsibility to reduce greenhouse gases, and he might not be able to count on Republicans in Congress for help.
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More bad storms are coming. A lot more

More bad storms are coming. A lot more | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Weather experts say the U.S. can expect a five-fold increase in the number of extremely heavy rainstorms by the end of the century.
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An Unusually Warm Arctic Year: Sign of Future Climate Turmoil? by Fen Montaigne: Yale Environment 360

An Unusually Warm Arctic Year: Sign of Future Climate Turmoil? by Fen Montaigne: Yale Environment 360 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This year will almost certainly go down as the warmest on record in the Arctic, with autumn temperatures soaring 36 degrees F above normal. In a Yale e360 interview, climatologist Jennifer Francis explains why a swiftly warming Arctic may have profound effects on global weather.
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Scientists Study Deadly Tibet Avalanche, Prevent Second Disaster

Scientists Study Deadly Tibet Avalanche, Prevent Second Disaster | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
After the largest glacier collapse in recorded history, a team of international researchers used data to avert further calamity.
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CBS News: What Happened to Arctic Sea Ice?

CBS News: What Happened to Arctic Sea Ice? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7bdnh-JLuY A few hundred more like this could begin to make up American's info deficit on the issue. If you have not seen my fall video on sea ice, check below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YcgtH15tjw
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New Video: The Perfect Tide – Sea Level and the Future of South Florida

New Video: The Perfect Tide – Sea Level and the Future of South Florida | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRGuQKv4gPU I spent mid-October in the Miami Beach, Florida area, with Rolling Stone writer Jeff Goodell. Jeff has been working on the climate and sea level rise story for quite a few years, and we originally met when Jeff came along with the first Dark Snow Project field trip in 2013. Since then I've followed and…
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Climate change is really only affecting the polar bears, right?

Global Weirding is produced by KTTZ Texas Tech Public Media and distributed by PBS Digital Studios. New episodes every other Wednesday at 10 am central
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Ban on triclosan shows need for new chemicals to demonstrate efficacy and safety

Ban on triclosan shows need for new chemicals to demonstrate efficacy and safety | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new commentary from Patrick McNamara and Stuart Levy cautions that the Food and Drug Administration's ban on triclosan and 18 other biocidal chemicals that promote antibiotic resistance is only a starting point. Triclosan'
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Research finds that older people's sexual problems are being dismissed

Research finds that older people's sexual problems are being dismissed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Older people's sexual activity problems and desires are being dismissed by health practitioners due to their age, a new study has suggested.
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Unbelievable news? Read it again and you might think it's true

Unbelievable news? Read it again and you might think it's true | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the weeks since the U.S. election, concerns have been raised about the prominence and popularity of false news stories spread on platforms such as Facebook. A BuzzFeed analysis found that the top 20 false election storie
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Scientific breakthrough reveals unprecedented alternative to battery power storage

Scientific breakthrough reveals unprecedented alternative to battery power storage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ground-breaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics Ltd., in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilitie
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Sea ice hit record lows in November

Sea ice hit record lows in November | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Unusually high air temperatures and a warm ocean have led to a record low Arctic sea ice extent for November, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder
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FINAL live discussion – The Economy After Fossil Fuels, 12/13

FINAL live discussion – The Economy After Fossil Fuels, 12/13 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
All economic activity entails energy usage. As our energy sources change, our economy will likely evolve and adapt—perhaps in surprising ways. 

 Join us for the sixth and final conversation in conjunction with the recently released book Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path to 100% Clean Energy with Rob Dietz, former Executive Director of Center for Advancement of a Steady State Economy and author of Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources and Joshua Farley, Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and co-author (with Herman Daly) of the foundation textbook Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications. Joined by Richard Heinberg and hosted by Asher Miller of Post Carbon Institute, we will discuss what the future of our economy might look like in a 100% renewable energy future
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Auto group tries to block EPA from finalizing vehicle rules

Auto group tries to block EPA from finalizing vehicle rules | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A major auto trade group is making a last-ditch effort to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing tough fuel economy standards through the 2025 model year.
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Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat

Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising global temperatures, climate scientists say.
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Exxon record in spotlight as Trump interviews CEO

Exxon record in spotlight as Trump interviews CEO | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The possible appointment of ExxonMobil's CEO as U.S. secretary of state would place an oil executive in charge of American diplomacy in an age when energy and climate change are fueling geopolitical tension.
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Interview: Al Gore on commiserating with Hillary, fake news, and Trump's climate views

Interview: Al Gore on commiserating with Hillary, fake news, and Trump's climate views | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In an interview with Mashable, Gore details his optimism for climate change under Donald Trump.
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