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BP launches new website defending the company's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

BP launches new website defending the company's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BP has launched a new website to counter critics and provide its own spin on developments involving the April 2010 blowout of its Macondo well, which caused the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drillship, the death of 11 workers and...
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Harvard Project to Co-Host Panel at COP-19 on the Durban-Platform Process - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Harvard Project to Co-Host Panel at COP-19 on the Durban-Platform Process - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements will co-host an official side-event panel at the Nineteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-19) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Warsaw, Poland, on November 20, 2013.
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Identifying Options for a New International Climate Regime Arising from the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Identifying Options for a New International Climate Regime Arising from the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Harvard Project co-sponsored a research workshop in May 2013 examining options for the UNFCCC's Durban-Platform process. This Issue Brief draws from and extends the discussion at the workshop.
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New Bracelet Saves Energy by Heating the Person, not the Room

New Bracelet Saves Energy by Heating the Person, not the Room | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
a team of MIT engineers have just won the MADMEC competition with their design of a thermoelectric bracelet that can control the temperature of an individual person, saving energy in heating
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Major China trade fair export orders hit four-year low

Major China trade fair export orders hit four-year low | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Nov 05, 2013 - Export contracts signed at a major trade fair in China hit their lowest in four years, state media reported, indicating foreign demand for the country's goods is still weak.
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Aluminum alloy can store hydrogen, could be fuel cell material

Aluminum alloy can store hydrogen, could be fuel cell material | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (UPI) Nov 5, 2013 -
A new alloy of aluminum that can store hydrogen could open the door to lightweight, efficient fuel cells of the future, Japanese researchers say.
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Australia's mining boom over: report

Australia's mining boom over: report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sydney (UPI) Nov 5, 2013 -
Australia's mining sector is expected to suffer from China's economic downturn, says a new report.
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Gas injection probably triggered small earthquakes near Snyder, Texas

Gas injection probably triggered small earthquakes near Snyder, Texas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2013 - A new study correlates a series of small earthquakes near Snyder, Texas between 2006 and 2011 with the underground injection of large volumes of gas, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2) - a finding that...
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Study: Humble clays may have been birthplace of life on Earth

Study: Humble clays may have been birthplace of life on Earth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ithaca, N.Y. (UPI) Nov 5, 2013 -
Clay may have been the birthplace of life on Earth despite being a seemingly infertile and inhospitable blend of minerals, some U.S. scientists say.
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Watching Earth's Winds, On a Shoestring

Watching Earth's Winds, On a Shoestring | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 5, 2013 -
Built with spare parts and without a moment to spare, the International Space Station (ISS)-RapidScat isn't your average NASA Earth science mission.
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Toxic river a bane to one in eight Argentines

Toxic river a bane to one in eight Argentines | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Buenos Aires (AFP) Nov 05, 2013 - Riachuelo, a densely populated river basin on the edge of Buenos Aires, is among the world's most polluted sites and has been targeted for clean-up after two centuries of stench.
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Water mark: Los Angeles fetes 100 years of aqueduct

Water mark: Los Angeles fetes 100 years of aqueduct | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Nov 06, 2013 - Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti Tuesday joined descendants of the engineers who brought water to the then sleepy Californian town, marking the 100th anniversary of the transformative project.

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First GMO rice to be launched in Philippines in 2016: researchers

First GMO rice to be launched in Philippines in 2016: researchers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Manila (AFP) Nov 05, 2013 - The first genetically-modified rice to be commercially available could be approved for production in the Philippines in two to three years, researchers said Tuesday, despite strong opposition from environmental groups.
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Religious leaders rally against proposed pipeline

Religious leaders rally against proposed pipeline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The group of about 50 demonstrators called on the governor to oppose the Bluegrass Pipeline project, saying the natural gas liquids transmission line is a danger to leak hazardous materials.
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Linkage of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Systems: Learning from Experience - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Linkage of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Systems: Learning from Experience - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The authors draw upon the past decade of experience with carbon markets to test a series of hypotheses about why governments have demonstrated a preference for linking.
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The U.S. Is Farming More Fish than Ever (But Nowhere Near What China Does) - Modern Farmer

The U.S. Is Farming More Fish than Ever (But Nowhere Near What China Does) - Modern Farmer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Unlike China, America has yet to take the bait on fish farming.
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Pople Backyard Farm: 12 Ways to keep your family warm this winter

Pople Backyard Farm: 12 Ways to keep your family warm this winter | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Living in Upstate New York, keeping warm for the next few months becomes a big thing and to be able to save so your heating bills aren't too crazy the following are a list of things I find helpful from day to day that you may find work for you and your family.

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UN nuclear inspectors in Japan as China demands openness

UN nuclear inspectors in Japan as China demands openness | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 06, 2013 - Inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog arrived in Tokyo Wednesday to monitor marine pollution near Fukushima as China demanded Japan provide accurate information on how it is handling the crisis.
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EU signals end to high subsidies for renewable energy

EU signals end to high subsidies for renewable energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brussels (AFP) Nov 05, 2013 - The European Commission issued new guidelines Tuesday which could end costly and controversial subsidies for renewable energy, opening the way for state-aid backing of gas or coal-fired electricity generation projects.
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Jordanians fret over 'dangerous' nuclear plan

Jordanians fret over 'dangerous' nuclear plan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Amman (AFP) Nov 05, 2013 - Jordan's plan to build its first nuclear plant with Russian help has stirred fresh fears and suspicions as experts called for the dangerous and illogical project to be abandoned.
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Corvus Energy's lithium energy storage system is the world's first to be type - approved by DNV GL

Corvus Energy's lithium energy storage system is the world's first to be type - approved by DNV GL | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Richmond, Canada (SPX) Nov 05, 2013 -
Corvus Energy's lithium energy storage system is the world's first to be type- approved by DNV GL.
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NASA Begins Airborne Campaign to Map Greenland Ice Sheet Summer Melt

NASA Begins Airborne Campaign to Map Greenland Ice Sheet Summer Melt | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 5, 2013 -
For the first time, a NASA airborne campaign will measure changes in the height of the Greenland Ice Sheet and surrounding Arctic sea ice produced by a single season of summer melt.
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China climate negotiator laments 'severe' pollution

China climate negotiator laments 'severe' pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Nov 05, 2013 - China's top negotiator at international climate talks said on Tuesday that air pollution in his own country - the world's biggest carbon emitter - is harming its citizens.
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Two-degree global warming limit 'ever-more elusive': UN

Two-degree global warming limit 'ever-more elusive': UN | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Berlin (AFP) Nov 05, 2013 - The chance of limiting global temperature increases to two degrees Celsius this century are swiftly diminishing, a new United Nations report warned Tuesday, ahead of the body's annual climate talks next week.
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200 million people at risk from toxic pollution: environmentalists

200 million people at risk from toxic pollution: environmentalists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Geneva (AFP) Nov 04, 2013 - Hundreds of millions of people worldwide risk exposure to toxic pollution, environmental groups warned Monday, publishing a list of the world's worst areas, including an African processing site for European electronics.
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