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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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Stupidity Is Not A Valid Defense For Us - The Automatic Earth

Stupidity Is Not A Valid Defense For Us - The Automatic Earth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

If we can't plead stupidity, what else is there? How do we live with ourselves? Is it all the stuff we buy that manages to numb our brains and consciences?

 

When I see a headline like this one at Bloomberg today, World Needs Record Saudi Oil Supply as OPEC Convenes, there’s just one thought that pops into my head: what the world needs is for us to stop doing this thing we’re doing. Even apart from peak oil concerns, it’s obvious we’re going to run out at some point or another, and it doesn’t matter whether that’s tomorrow or at some other point in the future, though we do know it’s not going to take another 100 years, or even 50.

 

And nothing will ever take the place of oil; once those unique carbons are gone, that’s it, we’ll have to find a completely different way of running our societies, and if we’re not smart enough to prepare for that beforehand, we’ll be cats fighting in a sack and use the last scraps to kill off each other. And our legacy won’t be the Greek thinkers and Picasso and Dostoyevsky and Walt Whitman and Maria Callas, since there won’t be the means for our children anymore to share what makes man great between them. Our main legacy will instead be bloodshed, we will have gone the exact same path that any non-thinking or even primitive organism would have taken, who don’t have opera or philosophy or poetry to their name.

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Time for worldwide fund to save mangroves: UNEP

Time for worldwide fund to save mangroves: UNEP | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
World lenders should set up a 'Global Mangrove Fund' to protect these hotspots of biodiversity and vital sources of income, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Monday.
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Ocean acidification could lead to collapse of coral reefs

Ocean acidification could lead to collapse of coral reefs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An expedition from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Carnegie Institute of Science has measured a roughly 40% reduction in the rate of calcium carbonate deposited in Australia's Great Barrier Reef in the last 35 years—a scenario that could damage the reef framework and endanger the entire ...
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Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather (Update 2)

Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather (Update 2) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.
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Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought

Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested, which would accelerate the rising sea levels that threaten coastal ...
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Hong Kong's Protest, in Memes

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A selection of the most powerful remixed images coming from the island city.
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The Horrifying Toxic Chemical Footprints of Everyday Items

The Horrifying Toxic Chemical Footprints of Everyday Items | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Consumers have a new guide for plastics safety, but the game is still rigged in the favor of industry.
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Political conflicts worsening Yemen food security - UN agency

Political conflicts worsening Yemen food security - UN agency | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One in four Yemenis is undernourished and more than half of Yemen's 25 million people are 'food insecure'
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What is the value of an ecosystem? Teacher’s Kit for Human Activity and the Environment 2013: Measuring ecosystem goods and services in Canada

The materials introduce and develop critical thinking about the topics of ecosystems, ecosystem goods and services, valuation of ecosystem goods and services and research methods associated with measuring ecosystems and ecosystem goods and services.

 

All lessons, case studies, assignment sheets and evaluation rubrics are provided in HTML and PDF formats. Three classroom-ready presentations are provided in PowerPoint, PDF and HTML formats.

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Cutting Carbon City By City Could Have A Huge Impact On Climate Change

Cutting Carbon City By City Could Have A Huge Impact On Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By taking aggressive action, city governments could avoid 140 billion tons of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 -- a substantial portion of the GHGs the world can still afford to emit.
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Infectious disease: Ebola’s lost ward

Infectious disease: Ebola’s lost ward | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A hospital in Sierra Leone has struggled to continue its research amid the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
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Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Joins The ‘I Don’t Know The Science’ Chorus On Climate Change

Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Joins The ‘I Don’t Know The Science’ Chorus On Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"I don’t know the science behind climate change," Ernst said, when pressed at a debate last night. "I can’t say one way or another what is the direct impact, whether it’s man-made or not."
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"Soft Costs" Squeeze US Solar

"Soft Costs" Squeeze US Solar | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
So it turns out those crazy socialists in Germany are doing a better job of beating bureaucratic red tape out of solar installations, while the US's "free market" has an obstacle in that area. Thos...
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China to impose revamped coal tax in December

China to impose revamped coal tax in December | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The new resource expected to encourage a more efficient use of coal, which has been blamed for the nation's severe air pollution troubles.
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Climate detectives reveal handprint of human caused climate change in Australia

Climate detectives reveal handprint of human caused climate change in Australia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia's hottest year on record in 2013 along with the accompanying droughts, heat waves and record-breaking seasons of that year was virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused global warming.
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Recovery of bodies suspended at Japanese volcano

Recovery of bodies suspended at Japanese volcano | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(AP)—Japanese soldiers managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort in the early afternoon.
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While the Arctic is melting the Gulf Stream remains

While the Arctic is melting the Gulf Stream remains | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The melting Arctic is not the source for less saline Nordic Seas. It is the Gulf Stream that has provided less salt.
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The Umbrella Revolution

The Umbrella Revolution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement takes to the streets.
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National Science Foundation: Record California Drought Directly Linked To Climate Change

National Science Foundation: Record California Drought Directly Linked To Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A Stanford study funded by the National Science Foundation confirms a growing body of research that finds "the atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought in California are very likely linked to human-caused climate change."
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Global warming: There's no 'Planet B'

Global warming: There's no 'Planet B' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The climate change dilemma isn’t all that unfamiliar
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Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators clean up and recycle after night of clashes with police

Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators clean up and recycle after night of clashes with police | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have been cleaning up after themselves after a night of battles with police who used tear gas and pepper spray in a crackdown condemned around the world.
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How global warming affected extreme weather events in 2013 – interactive

How global warming affected extreme weather events in 2013 – interactive | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A report by 92 scientists from 14 countries look at how climate change affected 16 of the biggest weather events of 2013
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How fossil fuels threaten our ability to have healthy children

How fossil fuels threaten our ability to have healthy children | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Naomi Klein on why oil spills, fracking, and climate change pose a special danger to the youngest members of all species.
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A $60 trillion global-warming gamble in a $75 trillion GDP world

A $60 trillion global-warming gamble in a $75 trillion GDP world | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Global warming is a $60 trillion bet in a world where the total GDP of all nations is only $75 trillion, where the climate mess is already a catastrophe. And yet we keep gambling, blindly addicted to capitalism’s promise of perpetual growth..
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Benedict on the climate summit and march

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In an Al Jazeera appearance, Bulletin executive director Kennette Benedict discusses the import of the UN Climate Summit and the People's Climate March in New York City

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Video: Massive Pro-Democracy Protests Rage On In Hong Kong

Video: Massive Pro-Democracy Protests Rage On In Hong Kong | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse thousands of pro-democracy protesters near the government complex, after a week of escalating tensions. Dozens of demonstrators were arrested, with hundreds remaining in the city centre late on Sunday.
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