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Reports foresee trillion-dollar spending gap for U.S. infrastructure

Reports foresee trillion-dollar spending gap for U.S. infrastructure | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Experts say failure to resurrect deteriorating infrastructure will cost millions in jobs, personal income.
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The Cost of America's Crumbling Roads and Bridges

The Cost of America's Crumbling Roads and Bridges | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new report says America's decrepit infrastructure could knock trillions off the GDP through the end of the decade.
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Japan plans world’s largest offshore wind farm near Fukushima

Japan plans world’s largest offshore wind farm near Fukushima | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Having for some reason soured on nuclear power.
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In the Eastern US, spring flowers keep pace with warming climate

Using the meticulous phenological records of two iconic American naturalists, Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, scientists have demonstrated that native plants in the eastern United States are flowering as much as a month earlier in response to...
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Study: Couples More Likely to Recycle Than Single People - Earth911.com

Study: Couples More Likely to Recycle Than Single People - Earth911.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how help protect the environment.
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US east-coast cities are 'sitting ducks' for storms, says top Obama scientist

US east-coast cities are 'sitting ducks' for storms, says top Obama scientist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Marcia McNutt, who resigned as director of the US Geological Survey, says hurricane Sandy has left communities exposed
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UK seeks to water down Arctic oil drilling proposals

UK seeks to water down Arctic oil drilling proposals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Leaked documents reveal the government has sought to change proposals that could prevent deepsea drilling operations
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Welcome to Rain Square, where the answer to rising flooding is: let it flow

Welcome to Rain Square, where the answer to rising flooding is: let it flow | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Housing plans in Norwich – seen as folly by some – claim to answer need for sustainable growth
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Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?

Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Renewable energy could 'run Australia' — The Daily Climate

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The Hyper-Efficient TWIKE Human-Electric Hybrid Vehicle

The Hyper-Efficient TWIKE Human-Electric Hybrid Vehicle | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We visit the factory where the only human-electric hybrid sold in series is produced to explore the benefits of a car you can pedal.
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Wake-up Call Climate Report from U.S. Government Made Public

Wake-up Call Climate Report from U.S. Government Made Public | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A government advisory committee has submitted for public review of an climate report that -- surprisingly -- doesn't mince words.
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Zero emission synfuel from seawater

Zero emission synfuel from seawater | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Guest post by John Morgan. John runs R&D programmes at a Sydney startup company. He has a PhD in physical chemistry, and research experience in chemical engineering in the US and at CSIRO. He i...
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Flood insurance premiums will be on the rise for many in 2013Live Insurance News

Flood insurance premiums will be on the rise for many in 2013Live Insurance News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Homeowners in New Jersey are finding that it may not be long before the cost of flooding coverage increases. The Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) held a meeting on January 10, 2013, wh
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Recycling old fishing nets to limit environmental damage

Recycling old fishing nets to limit environmental damage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
How a leading carpet manufacturer and conservation group partnered to recycle discarded fishing nets while building sustainable livelihoods
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Insecticide 'unacceptable' danger to bees, report finds

Insecticide 'unacceptable' danger to bees, report finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Campaigners say the conclusion by the European Food Safety Authority is a 'death knell' for neonicotinoid pesticides
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Record-breaking temperatures are now the norm - environment - 15 January 2013 - New Scientist

Record-breaking temperatures are now the norm - environment - 15 January 2013 - New Scientist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Find out how temperatures are changing in your backyard with our interactive map of NASA's historical temperature record for the whole planet
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Decades of temperature change where you live mapped

Decades of temperature change where you live mapped | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
How have temperatures changed where you live?
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At a Climate Protest, Science and Religion

At a Climate Protest, Science and Religion | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Religious leaders, scientists and civil rights workers seized on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday to protest government inaction on climate change.
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Short Sharp Science: Beijing skylines yields dramatic view of choking city

Short Sharp Science: Beijing skylines yields dramatic view of choking city | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Human health to feel impact of warmer future - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Human health to feel impact of warmer future - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
What effect will climate change have on health in the Pacific? This is the third of a five-part series in which environment reporter sets out to provide answers.
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Breaking New Ground on Grid Rules

Breaking New Ground on Grid Rules | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Grid operators are scratching their heads over how they should weigh a proposal for an undersea transmission line for electricity.
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Soot is No. 2 global-warming culprit, study finds (+video)

Soot is No. 2 global-warming culprit, study finds (+video) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that soot plays a major role in climate change – second only to carbon-dioxide emissions. Targeting soot could lead to quicker results in battling global warming.
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2013 Nissan LEAF Gets Massive Price Cut

2013 Nissan LEAF Gets Massive Price Cut | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The 2013 Nissan LEAF will now be made in the USA, and along with some technical improvements, it will sport a new much reduced price tag.
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Running the Numbers, and the Country, on Renewables

Running the Numbers, and the Country, on Renewables | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

There is general agreement across the (sane, rational) political spectrum that renewable energy is the future. In 2009, Scientific American published a detailed vision of how a renewable planet could be achieved, and what such a world might look like.

Now, in a major effort at the University of Delaware, a much more detailed and specific look at how a shift to renewables could replace, watt for watt, the current system in a large regional grid called the PJM Interconnection, representing 13 states and one fifth of the US grid.

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