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Off-Grid Solar Power Projects For Myanmar

Off-Grid Solar Power Projects For Myanmar | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
 
SPCG Public Company Limited has announced that it intends to set up off-grid solar power projects for rural populations in Myanmar. The company has significant experience in the solar power sector in the Southeast Asia region.
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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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Does shame have a place in the climate fight? Jennifer Jacquet thinks so

Does shame have a place in the climate fight? Jennifer Jacquet thinks so | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The climate psychologist and author of "Is Shame Necessary?" explains why need more shame (and less guilt) if we're going to fix the climate.
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Here's the only explainer on California drought you need

Here's the only explainer on California drought you need | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
What's up with the Colorado River? What are my water rights? Should I feel guilty about almonds? Answers to these questions and more.
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Barack Obama turns tables in David Attenborough climate change interview

Barack Obama turns tables in David Attenborough climate change interview | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
US president has opportunity to put questions to naturalist but ends up admitting action on climate change must be global and quicker
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Developers headed for big blue over carbon

Developers headed for big blue over carbon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Coastal developers should be paying to offset air pollution from the tonnes of carbon released into the atmosphere when wetlands are drained and dug up, says marine ecologist Dr Peter Macreadie.
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Pakistan heat wave eases after more than 1,150 die

Pakistan heat wave eases after more than 1,150 die | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Sea breezes brought lower temperatures on Friday to ease a heat wave that killed more than 1,150 people around Pakistan's teeming port city of Karachi during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

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Solar plane takes off in 'moment of truth' for longest solo flight in history

Solar plane takes off in 'moment of truth' for longest solo flight in history | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Solar Impulse 2 sets off on Pacific crossing from Japan to Hawaii, expected to last five days and nights in most difficult leg yet of Andre Borschberg’s attempt
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Ethiopia harnesses wind power

Ethiopia harnesses wind power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Camels stand near turbines of the Adama wind farm in Adama, south of Addiss Ababa.



Adama, Ethiopia: The wind blows hard over Adama, a range of rocky hills in Ethiopia’s highlands that provide the perfect location for one.
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Wildfires threaten thousands of homes in Southern California

Wildfires threaten thousands of homes in Southern California | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Two wildfires burning in parched forestland east of Los Angeles threatened thousands of structures on Friday as crews battled to contain the blazes before shifts in the wind pushed them into new
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Jim Inhofe: There is No Climate Change. My Gay Friends are Upset with the Supreme Court.

Jim Inhofe: There is No Climate Change. My Gay Friends are Upset with the Supreme Court. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Thin line between denial and delusional. Raw Story: Republican senator from Oklahoma, who once brought a snowball onto the Senate floor to disprove climate change, expressed his dismay with the Sup...
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A Changing Arctic Continues to Surprise

A Changing Arctic Continues to Surprise | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Salon: Any associations you might have with Alaska being a generally chilly place, actually, were belied by last month’s heat wave: with average temperatures 7.1 degrees above normal, the state had...
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US overtakes Russia as top oil and gas producer, report says

US overtakes Russia as top oil and gas producer, report says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The United States has overtaken Russia as the biggest oil and natural-gas producer in the world, in what one economist has described as “a changing of the guard of global energy suppliers.
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Energy-Efficiency Efforts May Not Pay Off

Energy-Efficiency Efforts May Not Pay Off | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Weatherization and other energy-efficiency efforts may not be worth the cost, according to a new study
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California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis

California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The problems are as much structural and systemic as they are natural
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"The Last Survivors” is drought's worst-case scenario -- and it looks pretty bad

"The Last Survivors” is drought's worst-case scenario -- and it looks pretty bad | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If your post-apocalyptic future involves the worst of water-privatization and hand-to-hand combat, you know you're really in for it.
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The surprisingly important climate policy moment that’s coming this week

The surprisingly important climate policy moment that’s coming this week | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The U.S.-China climate pact had huge implications. So might a U.S.-Brazil deal -- but in a very different way.
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Dalai Lama tells Glastonbury of the need to speak out on climate change

Dalai Lama tells Glastonbury of the need to speak out on climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Religions carry message of love and tolerance, which are now being used by some to create division, says the Tibetan spiritual leader
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BUSINESS: Which oil and gas companies are leaking the most methane?

BUSINESS: Which oil and gas companies are leaking the most methane? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Over the years, ConocoPhillips -- an energy company so rich that it earns as much in a year as Croatia -- has positioned itself as a good guy among its peers when it comes to greenhouse gas pollution. But, it would appear, ConocoPhillips' rhetoric does not always match its actions. The company ran one of the top 10 leakiest operations among its peers in 2013, the latest year for which data are available, according to an analysis of federal and corporate data by ClimateWire.
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Society will collapse by 2040 due to catastrophic food shortages, says study

Society will collapse by 2040 due to catastrophic food shortages, says study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A scientific model has suggested that society will collapse in less than three decades due to catastrophic food shortages if policies do not change.
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ELECTRICITY: Inside the retro world of Cuban energy

ELECTRICITY: Inside the retro world of Cuban energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
HAVANA -- A sense of hope is everywhere on the streets of Havana these days. American flags hang in the bodegas, and when Cubans encounter an American on the street, they ask a weirdly intimate question. ¿Vamos a tener relaciones? Are we going to have a relationship?
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Brazil, China, India, South Africa in push for climate financing

Brazil, China, India, South Africa in push for climate financing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brazil, China, India and South Africa voiced disappointment Sunday over the failure of rich countries to come up with billions of dollars needed to help them sign on to a landmark climate change deal.
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Pope Francis’s environmental message brings thousands on to streets in Rome

Pope Francis’s environmental message brings thousands on to streets in Rome | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Vatican officials to discuss climate change and environment with scientists and activists including Naomi Klein
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Sao Paolo: The Psychology of Drought

Sao Paolo: The Psychology of Drought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Circle of Blue: Sao Paulo is a paradox of water scarcity and abundance. Brazil’s largest city, located in a region that averages 25 more inches of rain each year than Seattle, is gripped by the wor...
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A New Alternative to Antibiotics? - Modern Farmer

A New Alternative to Antibiotics? - Modern Farmer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This new technology could one day replace the use of antibiotics in livestock and perhaps even humans for a variety of pathogenic digestive tract infections.
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China Cuts Interest Rates After Market Plunge

China Cuts Interest Rates After Market Plunge | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Action by the bank was viewed as a sign that the government is not eager to see an end to a rally that has more than doubled prices in the last 12 months.
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