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Finding the Goldilocks sites to store CO2 underground

Finding the Goldilocks sites to store CO2 underground | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bristol, UK (SPX) Jul 10, 2013 -
Carbon capture and storage has been heralded as a new technology for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Kenya seizes three tonnes of ivory at port

Kenya seizes three tonnes of ivory at port | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nairobi (AFP) July 09, 2013 - Kenyan customs officers have confiscated more than three tonnes of elephant ivory destined for Malaysia, they said Tuesday, one of the largest in a series of such seizures.
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Antarctic glacier calves iceberg 8 times as big as Manhattan Island

Antarctic glacier calves iceberg 8 times as big as Manhattan Island | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bremerhaven, Germany (UPI) Jul 9, 2013 - The longest and fastest flowing glacier in the Antarctic has spawned a huge iceberg eight times the size of Manhattan Island, German researchers say.
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Ancient forest found preserved under Gulf of Mexico waters

Ancient forest found preserved under Gulf of Mexico waters | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mobile, Ala. (UPI) Jul 9, 2013 - Scuba divers say they've discovered an ancient forest of Bald Cypress trees preserved underwater in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Alabama.
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Glimpse into the future of acidic oceans shows ecosystems transformed

Glimpse into the future of acidic oceans shows ecosystems transformed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Davis CA (SPX) Jul 10, 2013 -
Ocean acidification may create an impact similar to extinction on marine ecosystems, according to a study released by the University of California, Davis.
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How well can you see with your ears? Device offers new alternative to blind people

How well can you see with your ears? Device offers new alternative to blind people | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Jul 10, 2013 - A device that trains the brain to turn sounds into images could be used as an alternative to invasive treatment for blind and partially-sighted people, researchers at the University of Bath have fou...
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The growing political risk to miners posed by water shortages

Water plays a vital role in every step of the mining process, from initial extraction to the refinement of ore.
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Scientists discover solar precursors of when, where sunspots will emerge

Scientists discover solar precursors of when, where sunspots will emerge | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Subtle surface signs reveal when and where sunspots will emerge on the Sun, at least a day in advance, according to a team of researchers led by Northwest Research Associates (NWRA).
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Supreme Court rules Drug Companies exempt from Lawsuits

Supreme Court rules Drug Companies exempt from Lawsuits | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
July 7, 2013. Washington. In case readers missed it with all the coverage of the Trayvon Martin murder trial and the Supreme Court’s rulings on gay marriage and the Voting Rights Act, the US Supreme Court also made a ruling on lawsuits...

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Farm workers carry high numbers of antibiotic resistant bacteria

Farm workers carry high numbers of antibiotic resistant bacteria | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Farm workers who work on farms where high levels of antibiotics are used in farm animals carry a high proportion of antibiotic resistant bacteria compared with farms that are antibiotic-free.

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Honeybee deaths prompt Ontario to probe possible pesticide link - CTV News

Honeybee deaths prompt Ontario to probe possible pesticide link - CTV News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
CTV News Honeybee deaths prompt Ontario to probe possible pesticide link CTV News A bee health working group is being formed to make recommendations on how to mitigate the potential risk of a certain class of pesticides to honey bees, the governing...

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World Solar PV Market To Hit 45 GW In 2014, Deutsche Bank Forecasts

World Solar PV Market To Hit 45 GW In 2014, Deutsche Bank Forecasts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Deutsche Bank is the latest to upgrade its forecasts – for the second time in as many months – predicting that the 2014 global solar market could jump to 45 GW, after rising to 38-40 GW in 2013.
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China Electrical Grid and Carbon Trading Development | The Energy Collective

China Electrical Grid and Carbon Trading Development | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This is the first post of a multi-part series on Transforming China’s Grid, where I will be critically examining China’s efforts to reinvent and decarbonize its power sector and related energy goals.
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Graphene on its way to conquer Silicon Valley

Graphene on its way to conquer Silicon Valley | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Jul 10, 2013 -
The unique properties of graphene such as its incredible strength and, at the same time, its little weight have raised high expectations in modern material science.
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Noise and the city - Hong Kong's struggle for quiet

Noise and the city - Hong Kong's struggle for quiet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hong Kong (AFP) July 10, 2013 - With its pounding construction sites and constant roar of traffic, Hong Kong is a cacophony of noise with experts and residents calling on authorities to keep a lid on the din for the sake of public health.
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Weak China trade data add to economic growth fears

Weak China trade data add to economic growth fears | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2013 - China's trade surplus fell 14.0 percent in June as imports and exports both dropped unexpectedly, data showed Wednesday, suggesting a further slowdown in the Asian economic giant as Beijing warned of grave challenges.
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Second door discovered in war against mosquito-borne diseases

Second door discovered in war against mosquito-borne diseases | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

East Lansing, MI (SPX) Jul 10, 2013 -
In the global war against disease-carrying mosquitoes, scientists have long believed that a single molecular door was the key target for insecticide. This door, however, is closing, giving mosquitoes the upper hand. 

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Research suggests Madagascar no longer an evolutionary hotspot

Research suggests Madagascar no longer an evolutionary hotspot | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Rochester NY (SPX) Jul 10, 2013 -
Madagascar has long been known as a hotspot of biodiversity. Although it represents only one percent of the earth's area, it is home to about three percent of all animal and plant species on the planet. But research suggests the island's heyday of species development may be all but over.

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Scientists Image Vast Subglacial Water System Underpinning West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier

Scientists Image Vast Subglacial Water System Underpinning West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Austin TX (SPX) Jul 10, 2013 - In a development that will help predict potential sea level rise from the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists from The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics have used an innovation in...
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Two American Families – FRONTLINE

Two American Families – FRONTLINE | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bill Moyers chronicles the lives of two ordinary families –one black, one white — for more than 20 years as they battle to keep from sliding into poverty.
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Wildfires may contribute more to global warming than previously predicted

Wildfires may contribute more to global warming than previously predicted | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Wildfires produce a witch's brew of carbon-containing particles, as anyone downwind of a forest fire can attest. A range of fine carbonaceous particles rising high into the air significantly degrade air quality, damaging human and wildlife health, and interacting with sunlight to affect climate. But measurements taken during the 2011 Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos National Laboratory show that the actual carbon-containing particles emitted by fires are very different than those used in current computer models, providing the potential for inaccuracy in current climate-modeling results.

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Massive flooding leaves 300,000 without power in Toronto (Includes interview and first-hand account)

Massive flooding leaves 300,000 without power in Toronto (Includes interview and first-hand account) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Greater Toronto Area was pounded with record rainfall today, resulting in power outages as well as road and transit closures.

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Pesticide Use Spikes as GMO Failure Cripples Corn Belt

Pesticide Use Spikes as GMO Failure Cripples Corn Belt | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

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Une forêt vieille de 50 000 ans découverte à 18 mètres de profondeur dans le Golfe du Mexique

Une forêt vieille de 50 000 ans découverte à 18 mètres de profondeur dans le Golfe du Mexique | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Il s'agit d'une forêt de cyprès chauve qui se situe au large des côtes de l'Alabama. Selon les scientifiques, son exploration a certainement été rendue possible par le passage de l'ouragan Katryna en 2005.

Via Pescalune, Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter, Frédéric Liégeois
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Christian Allié's comment, July 10, 2013 2:47 AM
Très intéressant, merci.......formidable résilience végétale!
Christian Allié's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:50 AM

Résilience.......!

Christian Allié's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:51 AM

Formidable résilience végétale.............

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Gulf Cooperation Council’s Renewable Energy Targets — Considerable Or Weak?

Gulf Cooperation Council’s Renewable Energy Targets — Considerable Or Weak? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Much has been made of renewable energy growth targets recently made by key Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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