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Bird flu strain infects human for 1st time

Bird flu strain infects human for 1st time | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
LONDON (AP) â€" A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty surprise that shows scientists must do more to spot worrisome flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors...
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What's Mine Is Yours (For A Price) In The Sharing Economy

What's Mine Is Yours (For A Price) In The Sharing Economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
People are increasingly renting out their apartments, cars and even spare time for extra cash.
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China: The Next Phase of Reform

China: The Next Phase of Reform | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Early information from the Third Plenary Session suggests Beijing is seeking more significant changes to stay ahead of growing challenges.
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Cinderblock Rocket Stove

Cinderblock Rocket Stove | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A great video showing you how to make a very inexpensive and highly functional rocket stove with cinderblocks.
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Volkswagen to recall over 207,000 vehicles in China: govt

Volkswagen to recall over 207,000 vehicles in China: govt | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 13, 2013 - German auto giant Volkswagen will recall more than 207,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) sold in China over a possible defect in the lights, China's quality watchdog said on Wednesday.
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GM moves international operations HQ to Singapore from Shanghai

GM moves international operations HQ to Singapore from Shanghai | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Singapore (AFP) Nov 13, 2013 - US auto giant General Motors (GM) said Wednesday it would move the headquarters of its international operations to Singapore from Shanghai, boosting the city-state's status as a regional business hub.
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Three injured at Tesla electric car plant in California

Three injured at Tesla electric car plant in California | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Los Angeles (AFP) Nov 14, 2013 - Three workers suffered burns Wednesday in an accident at luxury electric carmaker Tesla's plant in California, managers said, in the latest blow for the US company.
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Building Block for Exoskeleton Could Lead to More Independence Among the Elderly

Building Block for Exoskeleton Could Lead to More Independence Among the Elderly | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cincinnati OH (SPX) Nov 14, 2013 -
What if certain patients could get a bionic pick-up without undergoing the pain and lengthy recovery of surgery?
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Rising sea levels could inundate islands, with loss of biodiversity

Rising sea levels could inundate islands, with loss of biodiversity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (UPI) Nov 13, 2013 -
Island habitats, home to about 20 percent of the world's biodiversity, are under threat of total submersion with climate change, French researchers warn.
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Dust of corruption case lingers over China's Nanjing

Dust of corruption case lingers over China's Nanjing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nanjing, China (AFP) Nov 13, 2013 - When Nanjing's mayor was removed for corruption, residents set off firecrackers to celebrate the departure of the leader who turned the former imperial capital into a dusty construction site.
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US posts $1 mln reward targeting Laos poaching ring

US posts $1 mln reward targeting Laos poaching ring | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Nov 13, 2013 - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday offered a $1 million reward to help smash a Laos-based poaching network slaughtering endangered elephants and rhinos for their precious horns and tusks.
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Mass burial cancelled as Philippines anger turns deadly

Mass burial cancelled as Philippines anger turns deadly | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tacloban, Philippines (AFP) Nov 13, 2013 - Gunfire forced the cancellation of a mass burial in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines on Wednesday as authorities struggled to dispose of the dead, while anger among survivors at the slow trickle of aid...
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Oil and gas ban spurs lawsuit in NM county

Oil and gas ban spurs lawsuit in NM county | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) â€" A decision by one northern New Mexico county to prohibit oil and natural gas development has prompted a statewide industry group and three landowners to challenge the ban in federal court.
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Public Banking in Costa Rica: A Remarkable, Little-Known Model

Public Banking in Costa Rica: A Remarkable, Little-Known Model | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Public Banking has been a functional model for Costa Rica for decades despite the fact that many around the world still do not know about it.
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Every move you make

Every move you make | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
DO YOU understand “the three represents” or “the six tightly revolve-arounds”? Have you fully embraced “ecological development civilisation” or...
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France: A troubled Republic

France: A troubled Republic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Watch France. Its mood is fractious. President Francois Hollande has the lowest approval rating of any president since the founding of the Fifth Republic 55 years ago.

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Methane-munching microorganisms meddle with metals

Methane-munching microorganisms meddle with metals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Atlanta GA (SPX) Nov 13, 2013 -
On the continental margins, where the seafloor drops hundreds of meters below the water's surface, low temperatures and high pressure lock methane inside ice crystals.
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PetroChina to pay $2.6 bn for Peru oil and gas assets

PetroChina to pay $2.6 bn for Peru oil and gas assets | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 13, 2013 - PetroChina will pay $2.6 billion to acquire oil and gas interests in Peru, the company said Wednesday, in China's latest move to secure crucial energy supplies.
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Ex-Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi urges zero nuclear power

Ex-Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi urges zero nuclear power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (UPI) Nov 13, 2013 -
A former Japanese prime minister has urged the government to abandon plans to restart the nation's nuclear power generating plants.
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Sensor Suitcase Brings Energy Efficiency to Small Commercial Buildings

Sensor Suitcase Brings Energy Efficiency to Small Commercial Buildings | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 14, 2013 -
Most buildings in the U.S. don't perform as energy-efficiently as they could simply because energy-using equipment in the building have never been set up to maximize energy performance.
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Storm-hit Air France plane turns back to Rio

Storm-hit Air France plane turns back to Rio | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Nov 13, 2013 - A violent hailstorm forced a Paris-bound Air France Boeing 747 to turn back to Rio shortly after take off, officials said Wednesday.
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Philippine typhoon may have 'burped' carbon into the atmosphere

Philippine typhoon may have 'burped' carbon into the atmosphere | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
College Park, Md. (UPI) Nov 12, 2013 -
Typhoon Haiyan may have created a carbon burp as it uprooted large swaths of Philippine forest, releasing carbon into the atmosphere, scientists say.
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2013 marked by record sea level, weather extremes: WMO

2013 marked by record sea level, weather extremes: WMO | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Geneva (AFP) Nov 13, 2013 - Sea levels this year posted a record high, making low-lying coastal regions ever more vulnerable to extreme weather like super-storm Haiyan, the UN said Wednesday.
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Typhoon: after battle to survive, the struggle to live

Typhoon: after battle to survive, the struggle to live | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tacloban, Philippines (AFP) Nov 14, 2013 - People who clung to power cables or cowered in concrete buildings as an apocalyptic storm blew through the Philippines may have thought they were lucky to live, but for many, the struggle to survive has...
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