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km-tech: Forecasting tool for energy efficiency

km-tech: Forecasting tool for energy efficiency | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Balijepalli believes that an efficient power forecasting tool is extremely essential in today’s scenario when our country is facing a power crisis of the worst kind. And with the gap between demand and supply of power continuing to widen, the situation looks bleak. What it requires are drastic steps. Till the time that happens, an innovation like km-tech can be relied upon to ease the situation, as it will help the players in the power sector better manage their power needs and also save them some money in the process. Explaining the issues with the existing forecasting tools, he says, “The existing forecasting technologies face the drawback of using a large historian data before being able to predict to standard practical accuracy levels. Moreover...


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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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Citi: The Global Economy Is Trapped in a ‘Death Spiral’

Citi: The Global Economy Is Trapped in a ‘Death Spiral’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The bank predicts a coming "Oilmageddon" if policymakers don't change course.
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Japan to release satellite images of forests to combat illegal logging - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Japan to release satellite images of forests to combat illegal logging - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Japan will join international efforts to crack down on illegal logging in forests near the equator by releasing satellite imagery for free of areas under threat.
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Skid in Oil Prices Pulls the Recycling Industry Down With It

Skid in Oil Prices Pulls the Recycling Industry Down With It | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As oil prices sink, it becomes cheaper to make new plastic and other materials than it is to recycle them from garbage, hitting the recycling industry hard.
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The Book Radical Mycology Showcases the Amazing Power of Mushrooms

The Book Radical Mycology Showcases the Amazing Power of Mushrooms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Peter McCoy on how to cultivate fungi for food, environmental cleanup, and more.
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Gravitational Waves Exist: The Inside Story of How Scientists Finally Found Them - The New Yorker

Gravitational Waves Exist: The Inside Story of How Scientists Finally Found Them - The New Yorker | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nicola Twilley reports on the discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time that may change our understanding of the universe.
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Global Stocks Continue To Crash As Oil Plummets And Gold Skyrockets

Global Stocks Continue To Crash As Oil Plummets And Gold Skyrockets | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stock markets around the world continue to collapse as this new global financial crisis picks up more steam.  In the U.S., the Dow lost 254 more points on
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Tank’s Topped, Refiners’ Dumping Crude, 3mth WTI in Super-Contango

Tank’s Topped, Refiners’ Dumping Crude, 3mth WTI in Super-Contango | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It was just last week when we said that Cushing may be about to overflow in the face of an acute crude oil supply glut. “Even the highly adaptive US storage system appears to be reaching its limits…
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Science predicts more frequent extreme events will shock the global food system

Science predicts more frequent extreme events will shock the global food system | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A panel of British and American researchers, speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC, will present updated research revealing how extreme events which ...
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Carbon dioxide stored underground can find multiple ways to escape

Carbon dioxide stored underground can find multiple ways to escape | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When carbon dioxide is stored underground in a process known as geological sequestration, it can find multiple escape pathways due to chemical reactions between carbon dioxide, water, rocks and cement from abandoned wells, ...
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Catastrophic failure of ice age dam changed ocean circulation and climate

Catastrophic failure of ice age dam changed ocean circulation and climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The catastrophic release of fresh water from a vast South American lake at the end of the last Ice Age was significant enough to change circulation in the Pacific Ocean, according to new research co-authored by a PhD student ...
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Why we won't be able to feed the world without GM

Why we won't be able to feed the world without GM | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The concerns about genetically modified foods are well known. But when we look at population and climate projections, what happens if we don't use them to increase our food supply?
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Massive Tree Farms May Be a Really Bad Climate Idea

Massive Tree Farms May Be a Really Bad Climate Idea | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
World-wide tree plantations, soil modification or bioenergy crops could add to the planetary harm of global warming, scientist warns.
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The New Microbead Ban Won’t Solve the Microplastic Pollution Problem

The New Microbead Ban Won’t Solve the Microplastic Pollution Problem | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A prominent environmental scientist says we need to rethink everything about how we make, use, and trash plastic.
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5.1 magnitude earthquake among several temblors in Oklahoma

5.1 magnitude earthquake among several temblors in Oklahoma | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The temblors are the latest in a series of earthquakes linked to the injection of wastewater underground from oil and gas production.
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If this Iraqi dam collapses, half a million people could die

If this Iraqi dam collapses, half a million people could die | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
U.S. officials have warned that the devastation could be “a thousand times worse” than Hurricane Katrina.
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Bison ranching is growing in the U.S. — and so is the debate over how to raise them

Bison ranching is growing in the U.S. — and so is the debate over how to raise them | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Some want to follow in the footsteps of industrialized beef. Others want to focus on sustainability.
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The Dutch Are Opening a Poop Bank to Help Fight a Painful Disease

The Dutch Are Opening a Poop Bank to Help Fight a Painful Disease | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Clostridium difficile infection can be treated with poop transplants.
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Viewpoint: The First Sounds of Merging Black Holes

Viewpoint: The First Sounds of Merging Black Holes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Gravitational waves emitted by the merger of two black holes have been detected, setting the course for a new era of observational astrophysics.
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Too Many Boats, Too Little Cargo——–The Monumental Glut In Global Shipping

When business slows and owners of ships and offshore oil rigs need a place to store their unneeded vessels, Saravanan Krishna suddenly becomes one of the industry’s most popular executives. Krishna…
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Einstein's waves: a 100-year odyssey

Einstein's waves: a 100-year odyssey | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When Albert Einstein forged the bedrock theory of modern physics 100 years ago, he had no computer, no internet, no printer—ballpoint pens and pocket calculators did not exist and few homes had telephones.
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'Frightening' findings foretell ills for ecosystems

'Frightening' findings foretell ills for ecosystems | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When it comes to determining the causes negatively affecting the biodiversity of our ecosystems, a new interdisciplinary study at Western is putting numbers behind the devastation. And it's not good.
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Garry Rogers's curator insight, Today, 1:02 PM

GR:  Putting fine points on specific human impacts is truly important, but we also need to search for ways to pierce the polluters' political armor. We need to act, and we need to do it now.

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Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually

Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world's fastest growing economies, China and India.
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Parched Earth soaks up water, slowing sea level rise: study

Parched Earth soaks up water, slowing sea level rise: study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As glaciers melt due to climate change, the increasingly hot and parched Earth is absorbing some of that water inland, slowing sea level rise, NASA experts said Thursday.
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Cuba's organic honey exports create buzz as bees die off elsewhere

Cuba's organic honey exports create buzz as bees die off elsewhere | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Because it is pesticide free, Cuba's organic bee industry could act as protection from the problems hitting other honey exporters
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A Must Read: Jane Mayer's 'Dark Money' Uncovers Hidden History of Billionaire Kochs - BillMoyers.com

A Must Read: Jane Mayer's 'Dark Money' Uncovers Hidden History of Billionaire Kochs - BillMoyers.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I brought home with me to read this weekend Jane Mayer's new book Dark Money: The Hidden History of Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right. Mayer is the New Yorker staffwriter whose reporting can leave the reader breathless and whose calm, patiently-paced "voice" in every one of her books causes one to recognize that attention must be paid. I had not even opened the book, however, when an email popped up from an old friend -- a long-time public servant and experienced cultural and arts administrator who had beat me to the punch. Continue reading
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