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Over 30 Million Bees Found Dead In Elmwood Canada

Over 30 Million Bees Found Dead In Elmwood Canada | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shortly after 50,000 bees were found dead in an Oregon parking lot (read more here), a staggering 37 million bees have been found dead in Elmwood, Ontario, Canada. Dave Schuit, who runs a honey operation in Elmwood has lost 600 hives.
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What Happens in Detroit Won’t Stay in Detroit

What Happens in Detroit Won’t Stay in Detroit | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In Detroit, a reckoning is near. A recent report from the city’s emergency manager on its deteriorating finances reads like a municipal adaptation of the Book of Revelation.
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Downtown apartment dwellers unplug from the grid - Technology & Science - CBC News

Downtown apartment dwellers unplug from the grid - Technology & Science - CBC News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, Ont., roommates Stephen Szucs and Dave Pope are living with no fridge, air conditioner, stove or hot, running water this summer after deciding to disconnect from the electrical grid for three months.
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For better batteries, just add water

For better batteries, just add water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Lithium-ion batteries are now found everywhere in devices such as cellular phones and laptop computers, where they perform well. In automotive applications, however, engineers face the challenge of squeezing enough lithium-ion batteries onto a vehicle to provide the desired power and range without introducing storage and weight issues. 

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Illinois first Net Zero Energy Ready Home | The Energy Collective

Illinois first Net Zero Energy Ready Home | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ever thought about building a very energy-efficient custom home? What if this home would be one of the greenest homes of its kind? Weiss Building & Development LLC and Tom Bassett Dilley Architects have accomplished just that.
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The Peak Oil Crisis: China at a Turning Point

The Peak Oil Crisis: China at a Turning Point | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This spring, I spent three weeks traveling around China and needless to say I, along with every other visitor, was impressed by the economic progress the Chinese have made.
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China's largest algal bloom turns the Yellow Sea green

China's largest algal bloom turns the Yellow Sea green | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The algae, which can suffocate marine life, is thought to be caused by pollution from agriculture and industry
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From Forests to Fossil Fuels: U.S. Energy Consumption Since 1776 | TIME.com

From Forests to Fossil Fuels: U.S. Energy Consumption Since 1776 | TIME.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 200 years of U.S. energy statistics show the dominance of fossil fuels like oil and coal. Will the trend change in the future?
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Antifreeze, cheap materials may lead to low-cost solar energy

Antifreeze, cheap materials may lead to low-cost solar energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A process combining some comparatively cheap materials and the same antifreeze that keeps an automobile radiator from freezing in cold weather may be the key to making solar cells that cost less and avoid toxic compounds, while further expanding...
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Bill Nye The Science Guy Explains The Basics Of Something You Should Really Know

Bill Nye The Science Guy Explains The Basics Of Something You Should Really Know | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If only we could get everyone in Congress to watch this.
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Nepal boosts early warning system for climate hazards

Nepal boosts early warning system for climate hazards | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Floods and landslides have hit Nepal hard this monsoon season, bringing high casualties in just the first few weeks.
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Thorium nuclear reactor trial begins, could provide cleaner, safer, almost-waste-free energy

Thorium nuclear reactor trial begins, could provide cleaner, safer, almost-waste-free energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

At a test site in Norway, Thor Energy has successfully created a thorium nuclear reactor — but not in the sense that most people think of when they hear the word thorium. The Norwegians haven’t solved the energy crisis and global warming in one fell swoop — they haven’t created a cold fusion thorium reactor. What they have done, though, which is still very cool, is use thorium instead of uranium in a conventional nuclear reactor. In one fell swoop, thorium fuel, which is safer, less messy to clean up, and not prone to nuclear weapons proliferation, could quench the complaints of nuclear power critics everywhere.


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NEW, SAFER WAY TO GO NUCLEAR! Thank you Norway! Hope this proves out well.

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U.S. drought expands for 3rd straight week-US drought monitor

By Christine Stebbins CHICAGO (Reuters) - Drought conditions expanded in the contiguous United States over the past week given persistent heat and dryness in the southern Plains, while the eastern half of the country is out of drought amid steady...
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This Thorium Reactor Has the Power of a Norse God

The Uranium-235 and -238 we use in modern nuclear fission reactors are humanity's single most energy-dense fuel source (1,546,000,000 MJ/L), but that potent power potential comes at a steep price—and not just during natural disasters.
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Loan Practices of China’s Banks Raising Concern

Loan Practices of China’s Banks Raising Concern | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Regulators say banks have been profiting by offering wealthy Chinese high returns on loans, with banks lending the cash to companies unqualified for loans otherwise.
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Starved for jobs, Europe shifts attitude towards mining

Starved for jobs, Europe shifts attitude towards mining | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"Growing resource nationalism in many parts of the world makes Europe more attractive from a political risk point of view."
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Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than first thought, study finds

Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than first thought, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than is commonly reported, a new study by Murdoch University and Cranfield University in the UK has found.  

 

Soil locks in greenhouse gases by storing carbon, making it a crucial player in the fight against global warming. Greenhouse gases are released when soils are exposed to air by farming, peat drainage and deforestation.

 




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Retired Couple to Travel Around the Wold on Solar Powered Electric Tricycle

Retired Couple to Travel Around the Wold on Solar Powered Electric Tricycle | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Linxiang, 66, and his wife Zhao Yafan, 64, are a retired couple from Shenyang, China – and they plan to circle the globe in a homemade solar-powered trike.
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Man dies from new coronavirus in UK

Man dies from new coronavirus in UK | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A man infected with the novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has died in a hospital in the UK.
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Chinese beaches overwhelmed by algae – in pictures

Chinese beaches overwhelmed by algae – in pictures | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The seas of China have been hit by their largest ever growth of algae
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Ethanol trade undermines U.S. biofuels policy

Ethanol trade undermines U.S. biofuels policy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
U.S.policy to boost the use of fuel from renewable sources is leading to growing ethanol trade between the United States and Brazil - something that is raising rather than lowering emissions, research shows...
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Transit Strike Shows the Dark Side of Silicon Valley’s Privatization Fetish

Transit Strike Shows the Dark Side of Silicon Valley’s Privatization Fetish | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
San Francisco is a far different city, travel-wise, than New York. In New York, most people take some form of public transportation every day, with a sprinkling of cab rides for times when the subway is inconvenient or running oddly. Here, the private sector rules. In addition to taking ubiquitous Uber cars, San Franciscans rely on ride-sharing services like Lyft, Sidecar, ZimRide, Flywheel, and more. To get to work in Silicon Valley, many of them boardluxury buses owned by their tech companies.
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Oil spill stretches 10 miles down a river in Mississippi

Oil spill stretches 10 miles down a river in Mississippi | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 200 barrels of oil spewed out of a malfunctioning oil well in rural Mississippi, contaminating the Chickasawhay River.
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Eating the Landscape: American Indian Stories of Food, Identity, and ...

Eating the Landscape: American Indian Stories of Food, Identity, and ... | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Eating the Landscape: American Indian Stories of Food, Identity, and Resilience. Linked by Michael Levenston. amerind. Traversing a range of cultures, including the Tohono O'odham of the Sonoran Desert and the Rarámuri ...

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