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Wireless power transfer technology for high capacity transit

Wireless power transfer technology for high capacity transit | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Daejeon, Republic of Korea (SPX) Feb 25, 2013 - The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) have developed a wireless power transfer technology that can be applied to high capaci...
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The Negative Impact of Imported Goods

The Negative Impact of Imported Goods | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If the health of the environment is not a deciding factor when selecting a product, how about your health or the health of your family? In 2007, two out of three recalls were for products from China.
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How globalisation is sending the world mad – Echonetdaily

In the 35 years since I first arrived in Ladakh, I have seen how the outside global economy undermined their economy, culture and inner wellbeing. The changes I witnessed led me to recognise the connections between our economic system and overpopulation, overconsumption and a decline in human and ecological health. I saw how advertising and the media affected young children with the message: if you want to have the respect of your peer group, you’ve got to have the latest blue jeans, the latest iPhone, you’ve got to join the consumer culture, or else you’re no-one.

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Rather than ‘Figure Out More Ways to Blow People Up’, Former NASA Engineer Seeks Solution to Feed World

Rather than ‘Figure Out More Ways to Blow People Up’, Former NASA Engineer Seeks Solution to Feed World | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Douglas Mallette founded Cybernated Farm Systems with the idea of building a fully self-generating and sustainably-operating greenhouse growing system that could feed precisely 634 people for 30 years...
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Not-so-smart ALEC: How the lobbying group uses bad data to fight clean energy

Not-so-smart ALEC: How the lobbying group uses bad data to fight clean energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The American Legislative Exchange Council argues against state renewable-energy requirements using flawed studies that vastly overestimate the cost of wind energy.
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Sierra Club goes bolder in climate fight - Talia Buford

Sierra Club goes bolder in climate fight - Talia Buford | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
After 121 years of lobbying, letter-writing campaigns and law-abiding protests, the Sierra Club is retooling itself for the flash-mob age — and showing an increasingly aggressive edge.
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Why Politicians May Not Rely On Their Own Uninformed Opinion On Climate Change Science | ThinkProgress

Why Politicians May Not Rely On Their Own Uninformed Opinion On Climate Change Science | ThinkProgress | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By Donald A. Brown via Ethics and Climate Marco Rubio, a U.S. Senator from Florida, recently said that he was not sure that climate change is human caused. This is one of the reasons he’s unwilling to support U.S.
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The Case for Fossil-Fuel Divestment | Politics News | Rolling Stone

The Case for Fossil-Fuel Divestment | Politics News | Rolling Stone | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
On the road with the new generation of college activists fighting for the environment
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Dust Bowl Days: Historic U.S. Drought Projected To Persist For Months, Worsened By Thin Western Snowpack | ThinkProgress

Dust Bowl Days: Historic U.S. Drought Projected To Persist For Months, Worsened By Thin Western Snowpack | ThinkProgress | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By Lauren Morello and Andrew Freedman via Climate Central.
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China acknowledges 'cancer villages'

China acknowledges 'cancer villages' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China's environment ministry appears to have acknowledged the existence of so-called "cancer villages", after years of public speculation about the impact of pollution in certain areas.
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Living on Earth: Secret Cash for Climate Denial

Living on Earth: Secret Cash for Climate Denial | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There's broad scientific consensus that climate disruption is human-induced, yet global warming is still hotly debated. Suzanne Goldenberg joins host Steve Curwood to discuss her recent article in the UK newspaper The Guardian.
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Export fight is a sign of things to come in the oil business | Oil and Gas | ADN.com

Export fight is a sign of things to come in the oil business | Oil and Gas | ADN.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The frenzy to sell more U.S. natural gas overseas has sparked a bitter, unseemly skirmish among Big Business that has such heavyweights as Dow Chemical Co. and GE squaring off over the prospect.
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Bay Area environmental group proposes hybrid levees for bay

Bay Area environmental group proposes hybrid levees for bay | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new report by a Bay Area environmental group claims that fortifying the San Francisco Bay shoreline with levees fronted by restored tidal marshes could be a cheaper, more aesthetic and ecologically sensitive alternative to traditional levees.
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Beijing's Pollution Alarms Neighbors

Beijing's Pollution Alarms Neighbors | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 25, 2013 -
By. John C.K.
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the Economics of Happiness | Home

the Economics of Happiness | Home | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'The Economics of Happiness' - a documentary about the worldwide movement for economic localization.
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A New Set of Economic Principles – Five Principles for the New Economy by 2020 | New Economics Institute

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No Country for Old People

No Country for Old People | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New research from AARP and EBRI finds the nation’s retirees are not off base in their fears for the future.
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British farming in crisis as crop losses from 'relentless' floods pile up woes

British farming in crisis as crop losses from 'relentless' floods pile up woes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Many farmers are quitting an industry hit by rain, disease and cheap imports – just as food security becomes a worldwide issue
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Capitalism is so broken it can’t be fixed Paul B. Farrell

Capitalism is so broken it can’t be fixed Paul B. Farrell | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If capitalism is America’s biggest problem, why save it?
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Tweets reveal the happiest U.S. cities

Tweets reveal the happiest U.S. cities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The results are skewed a bit as '15 percent of online adults regularly use Twitter, and 18-29 year olds and minorities tend to be more highly represented' on the site.
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In a Warming World, Look to the Herbivores

In a Warming World, Look to the Herbivores | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that grazing by large herbivores like caribou could help maintain biodiversity as the planet warms.
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Open Thread Plus Cartoon Of The Week | ThinkProgress

Open Thread Plus Cartoon Of The Week | ThinkProgress | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Opine away! By David Horsey, “Even deadly meteors and asteroids may not unite the human race“: In the movies, when humanity is faced with imminent doom, whether from a massive asteroid or an invasion of space monsters, the people of the world...
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U.S. offers airspace-based emissions regime

* ICAO high-level group to meet March 25-27 in Montreal* Airspace approach would only cover small part of emissions* European Commission says will reapply its law if no dealBy Valerie Volcovici and
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Coal Country Bank First to Report Carbon Footprint to Shareholders

Coal Country Bank First to Report Carbon Footprint to Shareholders | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate-conscious investors strongarm bank into rethinking impact of its investments.
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Miami Among "Most At Risk" For Sea Level Rise, Federal Climate Change Report Says

Miami Among "Most At Risk" For Sea Level Rise, Federal Climate Change Report Says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Florida -- and Miami in particular -- should prepare for habitat destruction, loss of cropland, increased salt-water intrusion, worsening coastal flooding,
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