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Environmental experts say China's new leadership has to tackle pollution

Environmental experts say China's new leadership has to tackle pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New leadership has to declare war on pollution, end power struggles and take on vested interests
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Firms 'own unburnable fossil fuels'

Firms 'own unburnable fossil fuels' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Some 60% to 80% of fossil fuel reserves owned by listed firms could be classed as unburnable if politicians stick to CO2 emission limits, a report warns.
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TEMECULA: Winemaking would suffer under climate change, study reveals

TEMECULA: Winemaking would suffer under climate change, study reveals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The area suitable for wine production would shrink by more than half in the next 37 years, if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the same rate, researchers find
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Coal-backed research takes on mining health studies  - News - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports -

 Scientists backed by a $15 million industry-funded research project are picking apart -- and trying to disprove -- a series of studies that found coalfield residents near mountaintop-removal mining operations face greater risks of serious illness and premature death.

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Tiny Home Builders Workshop

Tiny Home Builders Workshop | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This May 25-26, 2013 Dan Louche and I are hosting a Tiny Home Builders workshop in Alpharetta, Georgia.
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Carbon Pollution: If We Don’t Change Our Direction, We’ll End Up Where We’re Headed

Carbon Pollution: If We Don’t Change Our Direction, We’ll End Up Where We’re Headed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By Dr. Jonathan G.Koomey, via koomey.com If we don’t change our direction, we’ll end up where we’re headed Climate Progress did a great service for climate communications on March 8th, 2013 by publishing this graph of historical and projected global...
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So Hot Right Now: Has Climate Change Created A New Literary Genre?

So Hot Right Now: Has Climate Change Created A New Literary Genre? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When Superstorm Sandy hit New York City last fall, the publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, like most everything else, totally shut down. It was a week
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Farmers And Climate Change

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the weather lately. From the Midwest drought to April snowstorms to violent hurricanes hurling up the East Coast, the weather seems to be in the news more and more.
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How the Old Amazon May Help Explain the New | Climate Central

How the Old Amazon May Help Explain the New | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Looking at the Amazon forest in the Holocene period might give an idea of what could happen in the future.
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Chinese car makers turn to hybrids, hope for Beijing backing

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is warming to gasoline-electric hybrid cars as it tackles an addiction to fossil fuels, and local car makers are finally heeding the call and entering a niche 'green' market...
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Living on Earth: 'The World’s Greenest Commercial Building

Living on Earth: 'The World’s Greenest Commercial Building | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Seattle public radio station KUOW reporter Ross Reynolds visits the deep green Bullitt Center along with the man who dreamed it up, Denis Hayes. As Hayes explains, the Center is a self sufficient building designed to emulate a living organism.
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Investigators seek cause of Texas blast that killed at least 12

Investigators seek cause of Texas blast that killed at least 12 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WEST, Texas (Reuters) - Investigators searched for clues on Friday to the cause of a Texas fertilizer plant explosion that obliterated sections of a small town and killed at least 12 people, including...
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Koch Brothers Making Play for Tribune’s Newspapers

Koch Brothers Making Play for Tribune’s Newspapers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists and supporters of libertarian causes, are exploring a bid to buy the Tribune Company’s eight regional newspapers.
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Enbridge proposal to pump tarsands bitumen shines a light on Toronto’s aging underground oil pipelines | Toronto Star

Enbridge proposal to pump tarsands bitumen shines a light on Toronto’s aging underground oil pipelines | Toronto Star | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Few Torontonians know there are oil pipelines beneath the city and that Enbridge has applied to make significant changes to one of them
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California's carbon market may succeed where others have failed

California's carbon market may succeed where others have failed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Golden State's new cap-and-trade program aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions while avoiding the pitfalls of similar attempts.
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Moral climate: Beyond science and politics

Moral climate: Beyond science and politics | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rob Gillies and his team gather data on Nepal’s changing climate for a research project. They log temperatures, raindrops and snow. They pump the numbers into powerful computers and read the trend lines the computers ...
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Rise Over Run Backyard House

Rise Over Run Backyard House | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An 11x14 foot former vegetable patch eventually became the home for this tiny backyard house designed and built by sustainable building advisor Megan Lea. Since
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Global Warming: Not Reversible, But Stoppable

Global Warming: Not Reversible, But Stoppable | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Let's start with two skill-testing questions:

1. If we stop greenhouse gas emissions, won't the climate naturally go back to the way it was before?
2. Isn't there "warming in the pipeline" that will continue to heat up the planet no matter what we do?

The correct answer to both questions is "no".

Global warming is not reversible but it is stoppable.

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Canadian ambassador to U.S. calls for Keystone XL approval

Canadian ambassador to U.S. calls for Keystone XL approval | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline sharpened this week at State Department hearings in Nebraska, Canada’s ambassador to the United States called for approval of the giant pipeline intended to carry oil from Alberta and North Dakota south ...
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Cities: Climate change, poor urban planning contributed to deadly Argentine flooding -- 04/19/2013 -- www.eenews.net

Cities: Climate change, poor urban planning contributed to deadly Argentine flooding -- 04/19/2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rain began to fall over the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires late at night April 1. By the next morning, rainfall records for the month had been broken and the city woke up to find its streets covered with water.
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Living on Earth: Carbon Neutral Capital

Living on Earth: Carbon Neutral Capital | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In fall 2012, Copenhagen laid out an ambitious plan to become the world's first carbon neutral capital by 2025. There's still a long way to go, but as reporter Justin Gerdes tells host Steve Curwood, the Danish city has made great progress, with an ocean-water cooling system up and running, a bike super-highway and of course, many windmills.
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Keystone xl: At emotional State Dept. hearing, Nebraskans vow to keep fighting -- 04/19/2013 -- www.eenews.net

Keystone xl: At emotional State Dept. hearing, Nebraskans vow to keep fighting -- 04/19/2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- The activists and ranchers who aligned to push Keystone XL from obscurity to the top of the nation's energy agenda yesterday carried a message to its backers through blinding snow: Even if the pipeline gets a presidential seal...
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Fertilizer trade group opposed stricter security rules

Fertilizer trade group opposed stricter security rules | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Fertilizer Institute has fought legislation that would require chemical facilities to consider using safer substances and processes
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