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U.S. nuclear companies fight new safety measures

U.S. nuclear companies fight new safety measures | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Is $20 million too much to spend to prevent radioactive fallout in the case of a nuclear accident? Germany, Japan, and other nations say no. American companies say yes.
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Must-Read: Tom Friedman On The Hidden Ways Climate Change Contributes To Global Insecurity

Must-Read: Tom Friedman On The Hidden Ways Climate Change Contributes To Global Insecurity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has a new piece out today on a report that investigates the web of interconnections between climate change and global insecurity, particularly in the Arab Spring.
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The Business Council On Sustainable Energy’s Ideas To Immediately Address Climate Change

The Business Council On Sustainable Energy’s Ideas To Immediately Address Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By Julius Fischer The companies and trade associations in the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) a few days ago agreed that tackling climate change will revitalize U.S. industry and grow the U.S.
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The carbon way below - We’ve only skimmed the surface | SmartPlanet

The carbon way below - We’ve only skimmed the surface | SmartPlanet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Where has all of Earth’s carbon gone? A study says 90 percent is missing, and probably resides in the planet’s deepest regions. We might b
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What a U.S. high-speed rail system should look like | SmartPlanet

What a U.S. high-speed rail system should look like | SmartPlanet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Could we one day ride the rails from Chicago to New York in 6 hours?
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How 'Public Markets' in Birmingham, AL Food Desert Catalyze Community
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We're Scarily Close to the Permafrost Tipping Point

We're Scarily Close to the Permafrost Tipping Point | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lose the permafrost, lose the battle to preserve a habitable climate.
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It’s Time to Rethink America’s Corn System

It’s Time to Rethink America’s Corn System | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As a crop, corn is highly productive, flexible and successful. As a system, the same is not true.
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Standard & Poor's warns oil firms could soon be facing credit downgrades

Standard & Poor's warns oil firms could soon be facing credit downgrades | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Credit agency teams up with Carbon Tracker Initiative to analyse long-term creditworthiness of firms investing in Canadian oil sands
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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dies aged 58

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dies aged 58 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez dies at the age of 58 after a battle with cancer, his vice-president announces.
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Are humans really the planet’s top dogs? Geologists will make the final call

Are humans really the planet’s top dogs? Geologists will make the final call | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Meet the scientists who have been charged with deciding whether humans have been so harmful to the Earth that we've kicked off a new geologic age.
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New Mobile Methane Surveyor Could Put An End To The Fracking Debate

New Mobile Methane Surveyor Could Put An End To The Fracking Debate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There has been no end to the debate and controversy surrounding “fracking” -- hydraulic fracturing of carbon-rich shale deposits to liberate natural gas and oil -- and its impact on water, land, and the atmosphere.
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Chevron Using 60 Law Firms and 2,000 Legal Personnel To Evade Ecuador Environmental Liability, Company Reports – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

Chevron Using 60 Law Firms and 2,000 Legal Personnel To Evade Ecuador Environmental Liability, Company Reports – Press Releases on CSRwire.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Press Releases get your corporate social responsibility news and information out to journalists, investors, and industry professionals utilizing CSRwire’s targeted reach.
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Keystone: Exporting Canadian Oil Across America’s Backyard

Keystone: Exporting Canadian Oil Across America’s Backyard | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cross-posted from Huffington Post Given the relentless “all of the above” energy strategy pursued by the Obama Administration, the release this past Friday of a positive environmental impact report for the proposed Keystone oil pipeline was no big...
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In Epic Blunder, NY Times And Washington Post All But Abandon Specialized Climate Science Coverage

In Epic Blunder, NY Times And Washington Post All But Abandon Specialized Climate Science Coverage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Columbia Journalism Review slams Times for “outright lie” about its commitment to environmental coverage. This weekend two of the premier newspapers in the country basically abandoned the story of the century — climate change — as a specialized beat.
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Los Angeles Aims To Be Coal-Free In 12 Years

Los Angeles Aims To Be Coal-Free In 12 Years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa intends to sign two agreements that will get the city off of coal-generated electricity entirely by 2025, according to reports flagged on Monday by the Sierra Club.
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One city’s proposed solar mandate | SmartPlanet

One city’s proposed solar mandate | SmartPlanet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, Calif., is taking the government’s role in renewable energy to a new level in a bid to make his city “
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Spring Back, Fall Forward

Spring Back, Fall Forward | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Last year’s “June in March” spring weather caused chaos in the upper midwest as buds burst into bloom only to be frozen by the inevitable April frosts that followed.  For some reason, increased atmospheric CO2 did not help the apple crop. Weird.

This occurrence will become more common in coming decades, and agriculture will be hard pressed to adapt.

While spring comes sooner, you may have noticed that Fall is coming later as well. Further research called for.

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Snowquestration: How D.C. Fits In With The ‘Less Snow, More Blizzards’ Pattern

Snowquestration: How D.C. Fits In With The ‘Less Snow, More Blizzards’ Pattern | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C. is abuzz with the news that a new storm is sweeping down towards the mid-Atlantic seaboard, already dubbed “snowquester” (or “snowquestration” if you’re a grammar stickler) in honor of the nation’s latest budget debacle.
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Former Bus Driver And Conspiracy Theorist Is The New Leader Of Venezuela

Former Bus Driver And Conspiracy Theorist Is The New Leader Of Venezuela | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nicolás Maduro.
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Mad Max: Fury Road sparks real-life fury with claims of damage to desert

Mad Max: Fury Road sparks real-life fury with claims of damage to desert | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Filmmakers accused of riding roughshod over ancient ecosystem in Namibia, endangering lizards and rare cacti
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Fukushima radiation reveals migratory habits of Pacific bluefin tuna

Fukushima radiation reveals migratory habits of Pacific bluefin tuna | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daichi in Japan was a very bad thing any way you look at it, but researchers are trying to make some good come out of it.
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Climate change is melting open the North Pole

Climate change is melting open the North Pole | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By 2040, ships could start traveling right across the North Pole, according to new scary research.
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New Water Treatment Process Enhances Oil Recovery

New Water Treatment Process Enhances Oil Recovery | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Serendipity has played a role in many scientific discoveries.
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China Takes a Leading Role in Solving Climate Change

China Takes a Leading Role in Solving Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A few months ago we looked at some hopeful climate news, including Mexico passing comprehensive climate legislation nearly unanimously, and many other efforts from a variety of countries to reduce their carbon emissions.
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