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Report: Beachgoers should be careful of what's in the water

Report: Beachgoers should be careful of what's in the water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When beachgoers take to the water at the New Jersey Shore and elsewhere, they may expect to come away with a nasty sunburn if they are not careful.
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Shanghai kids more likely to have asthma - People's Daily Online

Shanghai children were found to have the highest incidence of childhood asthmaamong 10 major cities in China - a level almost 56 percent higher than the average forthose cities, according to a new study.
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EPA defends chemical testing of low-dose hormone effects — Environmental Health News

EPA defends chemical testing of low-dose hormone effects — Environmental Health News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that current testing of hormone-altering chemicals is adequate for detecting low-dose effects that may jeopardize health.
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Coalition puts green energy top of agenda in bid to boost investment will unlock billions

Coalition puts green energy top of agenda in bid to boost investment will unlock billions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Government will open the door to multi-billion pound investment in off-shore renewable energy supplies as part of plans to boost major infrastructure projects in the UK.
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In Canada, Pipeline Remarks Stir Analysis

In Canada, Pipeline Remarks Stir Analysis | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
President Obama, in Canada, says the Keystone XL pipeline would be built only if carbon pollution would not increase.
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Human activity linked to hottest summer on record

Human activity linked to hottest summer on record | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia's record-breaking heat last summer was at least five times more likely to have occurred in a world subject to to greenhouse gas emissions from human activities than one without, a study has found.
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LA now pays for power from solar panels

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles utilities officials will now pay building owners who install solar panels on their properties for feeding power into the city's grid.
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Toyota Seeks Prius-Like Success With 2015 Fuel-Cell Model

Toyota Seeks Prius-Like Success With 2015 Fuel-Cell Model | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hydrogen fuel cells have long been seen as a potentially perfect way to power a car: They generate electricity and emit only water vapor. While a few cars have been tested, Toyota Motor Corp. is about ready to roll.
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IEA: Global renewable energy growing fast

IEA: Global renewable energy growing fast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Renewable energy is growing fast around the world and will edge out natural gas as the second biggest source of electricity, after coal, by 2016, according to a five-year outlook published Wednesday by the International Energy Agency.
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Searching for Sustainable Business: Lessons from Africa’s Wild Frontiers

Searching for Sustainable Business: Lessons from Africa’s Wild Frontiers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Birthplace of Blood DiamondsWe start our journey around the world in Africa, in the country known today as Zimbabwe. This is the place where I was born and spent my childhood years. At that time, however, the country was still called Rhodesia – so named after the colonialist Cecil Rhodes in the late 1800s.Rhodes, an English-born explorer turned entrepreneur and business magnate, is the focus of my first story – a lesson in the abuse of corporate power.
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In Face of Climate Change, Major Wildlife Group Calls for Renewable Energy

In Face of Climate Change, Major Wildlife Group Calls for Renewable Energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate change is altering and destroying important habitats that America’s migratory birds depend on and urgent action is needed to change that dangerous "flight path," including rapid development of renewable energy sources, according to a new report...
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China Tops Table for Renewables Investment

China Tops Table for Renewables Investment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China is currently the best country in the world for renewable energy investment, while India has the strongest potential for conventional power investors, according to a new report.
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Canadian gold miner responds to fatal mine collapse in the Central African Republic

Canadian gold miner responds to fatal mine collapse in the Central African Republic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Canadian gold explorer AXMIN (TSX VENTURE: AXM) has issued a statement in response toSunday's fatal gold mine collapse in the Central African Republic.

Provoked by heavy rainfall, the incident killed nearly 40 people at the location of AXMIN's Passendro project. But the gold miner has not had access to the mine since December 2012 due to political volatility and a brief occupation by rebel groups, the company said. Since that time artisanal miners have been working the site.

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Nitrogen pollution widespread in southern Minnesota waters, report finds

Nitrogen pollution widespread in southern Minnesota waters, report finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nitrogen contamination in the southern half of Minnesota is so severe that 27 percent of the state’s lakes and rivers could not be used as drinking water, according to a new and unexpectedly blunt assessment of the state’s most prevalent form of water...
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An Environmental Catch-22: Fire Safety Chemicals in Insulation Pose Risks | KQED Science

An Environmental Catch-22: Fire Safety Chemicals in Insulation Pose Risks | KQED Science | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mounting research questions the safety and effectiveness of flame retardants used in consumer products. The chemicals are also used in the foam plastic insulation that improves energy efficiency in buildings.
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Nitrates in mom's drinking water linked to birth defects in kids. — Environmental Health News

Babies whose mothers consume nitrates in drinking water have a higher risk of spina bifida, cleft palate and other birth defects, according to a large study of children in Texas and Iowa.
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Climate speech puts EPA nomination in further peril

By rolling out a big plan for combating climate change, President Obama may have just delivered a fatal blow to his nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Canada Optimistic on Keystone Approval After Obama Climate Plan

Canadian business leaders say
there’s growing optimism that President Barack Obama will
approve TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline because
thwarting it would cost U.S. consumers and won’t halt
development of Alberta’s oil sands.
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Stopping a Hurricane’s Storm Surge: Texas Considers What Will Work

Stopping a Hurricane’s Storm Surge: Texas Considers What Will Work | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Petrochemical companies are spending billions of dollars to expand facilities along the Texas Gulf Coast. Which means when the next hurricane hits, there will be just that much more expensive infrastructure that could be damaged by the massive amount of seawater — or “storm surge” — pushed inland by the hurricane.
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This Climate Fix Might Be Decades Ahead Of Its Time : NPR

This Climate Fix Might Be Decades Ahead Of Its Time : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers are developing a technology that could draw carbon dioxide directly out of the air. It's very expensive now, but it works, and one company is already trying to identify a market for all that captured greenhouse gas.
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GOP climate tack: Talk jobs, not science - Darren Goode

GOP climate tack: Talk jobs, not science - Darren Goode | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Republican leaders have a clear strategy for combating President Barack Obama’s climate agenda: Don’t talk about the science.
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In Bid for Keystone, Visions of a Greener Pipeline

In Bid for Keystone, Visions of a Greener Pipeline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A race to develop cleaner technologies is one part of an industrywide campaign in Canada aimed at winning the Obama administration’s approval for a pipeline extension.
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Can Wind Power Keep Energy Prices in Check?

Can Wind Power Keep Energy Prices in Check? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Our system of checks and balances in government is important to our democracy. Each of the three branches of government limits the powers of the others to prevent one branch from becoming too powerful.
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Sunrun to Utilities: It's Time to Innovate with Rooftop Solar

Sunrun to Utilities: It's Time to Innovate with Rooftop Solar | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the cost of distributed solar, like rooftop solar, continues to become cheaper for home and business owners, utilities are getting worried that distributed solar will hurt their bottom line.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Is deep sea mining worth the risk?

INFOGRAPHIC: Is deep sea mining worth the risk? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The pros and cons of extraction from the seabed.  

The team at 911 Metallurgist takes a look at mining the ocean floor in their newest infographic.

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