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How Wildfires Are Threatening the West | Politics News | Rolling Stone

How Wildfires Are Threatening the West | Politics News | Rolling Stone | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Terrifying blazes are the new normal in the West, where a mix of climate change and Tea Party politics has put an entire region at risk
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Dolphin deaths higher than normal along U.S. East Coast beaches

Dolphin deaths higher than normal along U.S. East Coast beaches | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - 

 Carcasses of bottlenose dolphins are washing up on U.S. East Coast beaches from New Jersey to Virginia at a higher than normal pace, with more than 120 dead animals discovered since June, local and federal officials said on Thursday.

The cause of the dolphin deaths has yet to be determined, said Maggie Mooney-Seus, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service, which is analyzing information collected by marine stranding response centers along the East Coast.

"It's absolutely alarming,..." 

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EHP – Oral Argument: Sublingual Findings Challenge Key Assumptions about BPA Exposure

EHP – Oral Argument: Sublingual Findings Challenge Key Assumptions about BPA Exposure | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Key assumptions about bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and bioavailability may be off base, according to a new report in EHP that questions the traditional interpretation of biomonitoring data underlying current risk assessments of the chemical.1 Laboratory research suggests that BPA, a widely used chemical for polycarbonate plastics and other products, is an endocrine disruptor with potential adverse health effects involving reproduction, metabolism, and cancer.2,3

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Horticulturist is rooting for diseased Muir sequoia

Horticulturist is rooting for diseased Muir sequoia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
MARTINEZ, Calif. — It would be hard to equal John Muir's love for the giant sequoia, a majestic California native that can live 3,000 years and soar 250 feet high.
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Witnesses say 1 dead, 15 hurt as Sri Lanka military shoots on protesters demanding clean water

Witnesses say 1 dead, 15 hurt as Sri Lanka military shoots on protesters demanding clean water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - One person has been killed and about 15 wounded when Sri Lanka's military shot at protesters demanding clean drinking water, according to television footage and demonstrators.
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The Social Importance of Energy Return

The Social Importance of Energy Return | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Social Importance of Energy Return Download as PDF (397 KB) By Eric Garza Seasoned naturalists observe that animals are quite adept at deciding whether or not a particular food acquisition stra...
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Record High Number Of Young Adults Living With Parents

Record High Number Of Young Adults Living With Parents | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than one in three millennials are now living at home with their parents.
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This One Tweet Reveals What's Wrong With American Business Culture And The Economy

This One Tweet Reveals What's Wrong With American Business Culture And The Economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"Employees are costs. Full stop."
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Home | Energy East Pipeline

Home | Energy East Pipeline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

TransCanada Corp. (TSX, NYSE: TRP) has decided to move forward with its proposed $12 billion Energy East Pipeline project, which will move 1.1 million barrels of crude per day from the western province of Alberta to New Brunswick, on the East coast.

The Calgary-based pipeline giant said Thursday it will join giant Irving Oil Ltd. to build a new deep-water export terminal off Saint John, N.B. with an estimated investment of $300 million.

 
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Shifting Baselines: Why the Environment Is Even Worse Off Than You Think | TIME.com

Shifting Baselines: Why the Environment Is Even Worse Off Than You Think | TIME.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When it comes to the ocean, we don't know how good we used to have it.
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'Soft' approach leads to revolutionary energy storage

'Soft' approach leads to revolutionary energy storage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Monash University researchers have brought next generation energy storage closer with an engineering first - a graphene-based device that is compact, yet lasts as long as a conventional battery.
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Arctic sea-ice loss has widespread effects on wildlife

Arctic sea-ice loss has widespread effects on wildlife | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With sea ice at its lowest point in 1,500 years, how might ecological communities in the Arctic be affected by its continued and even accelerated melting over the next decades?
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Field study shows group decision making not always the best

Field study shows group decision making not always the best | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A combined team of researchers from Arizona State University and Uppsala University in Sweden has found that collective decision making by ants doesn't always result in selecting the best option for adopting a new nest.
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Workers' Silica Exposure at Fracking Sites Far Exceeds OSHA Limit, NIOSH Study F...

Workers' Silica Exposure at Fracking Sites Far Exceeds OSHA Limit, NIOSH Study F... | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
concentration silica air workers breathe exceeded occupational health criteria 11 hydraulic fracturing sites tested National Institute Occupational Safety Health American Industrial Hygiene Association announced July 31.
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Judge affirms deal to bring Imperial Valley water to San Diego County

Judge affirms deal to bring Imperial Valley water to San Diego County | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A judge has approved a complex water deal between the farmers of the Imperial Valley and the cities of San Diego County -- hailed as the largest sale of water from farms to cities in the nation.
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Diaper crisis among poor families endangers children, study finds

Diaper crisis among poor families endangers children, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There have been days, since her son Ezekiel was born 11 months ago, that Los Angeles mom Beth Capper has gone without food to keep up her supply. One friend was arrested for stealing some.
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Violence will rise as climate changes, scientists predict

Violence will rise as climate changes, scientists predict | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Long before scientists began to study global warming, author Raymond Chandler described the violent effects of dry, "oven-hot" Santa Ana winds gusting through the city of Los Angeles.
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EVs and the Environment: The Discussion Continues - IEEE Spectrum

EVs and the Environment: The Discussion Continues - IEEE Spectrum | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Questions about how to evaluate the greenness of electric vehicle technology provoke heated debate
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A Fast-Food Joint Thrives, Even by Paying $12 an Hour

A Fast-Food Joint Thrives, Even by Paying $12 an Hour | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
At Detroit’s Moo Cluck Moo, fast food comes with a twist: a living wage for employees. By Daniel Gross.
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Business Subsidies Don't Turn "Acorns" into "Oak Trees"

Back in 1962 John F. Kennedy had been president of the United States for one year, four lads from Liverpool were about to hit it big in the music world, and a Saskatchewan lawyer, John Diefenbaker, was in his fifth year as Prime Minister of Canada.

In retrospect, 1962 was also notable for another reason: it was the start of a trail identifying corporate welfare recipients, many of whom have sought subsidies from the federal government ever since.

First though, a definition: "corporate welfare" is when governments transfer tax dollars to companies, not in exchange for some good or service, but simply to give or loan money, and on a variety of justifications: 

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Philadelphia sues big banks over swaps losses

Philadelphia has joined the ranks of municipalities suing some of the world's biggest banks for losses caused by the alleged manipulation of a benchmark interest rate during and after the financial...
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House GOP Tries To Roadblock Taking The Cost Of Carbon Seriously

House GOP Tries To Roadblock Taking The Cost Of Carbon Seriously | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
House Republicans moved today to hamstring the federal government's efforts to account for the economic costs of carbon emissions.
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Aviation Climate Pollution Flying Under the Radar

While there is a lot of focus deservedly being put on other large climate polluters like the tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline, there will shortly be made some very big decisions about the future of airline emissions.
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Climate strongly affects human conflict and violence worldwide, says study

Climate strongly affects human conflict and violence worldwide, says study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shifts in climate are strongly linked to human violence around the world, with even relatively minor departures from normal temperature or rainfall substantially increasing the risk of conflict in ancient times or today, according to a new study by...
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Nice organisms finish first: Why cooperators always win in the long run

Nice organisms finish first: Why cooperators always win in the long run | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Leading physicists last year turned game theory on its head by giving selfish players a sure bet to beat cooperative players.
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