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Radioactive waste: Where to put it?

Radioactive waste: Where to put it? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Boulder, CO (SPX) Oct 28, 2013 -
As the U.S. makes new plans for disposing of spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste deep underground, geologists are key to identifying safe burial sites and techniques.
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Poacher shot dead in Zimbabwe game park

Poacher shot dead in Zimbabwe game park | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Harare (AFP) Oct 28, 2013 - Rangers killed a poacher in a Zimbabwe game park last week as security was stepped up at wildlife parks following this year's mass poisoning of elephants, wildlife authorities said Monday.
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China's water megaproject threatens flood of problems

China's water megaproject threatens flood of problems | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Gupang, China (AFP) Oct 28, 2013 - China is looking to rework nature itself with a gargantuan project to divert water from its lush south to the parched and populous north which will take half a century and tens of billions of dollars to achieve.
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Brazil judge orders work on huge Amazon dam halted

Brazil judge orders work on huge Amazon dam halted | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bras�lia (AFP) Oct 28, 2013 - A Brazilian judge has ordered that work on the controversial Belo Monte dam in the Amazon be halted on grounds that environmental commitments were not met, the court said Monday.
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Increasing toxicity of algal blooms tied to nutrient enrichment and climate change

Increasing toxicity of algal blooms tied to nutrient enrichment and climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Corvallis OR (SPX) Oct 28, 2013 - Nutrient enrichment and climate change are posing yet another concern of growing importance: an apparent increase in the toxicity of some algal blooms in freshwater lakes and estuaries around the wo...
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Loss and damage from climate change

Loss and damage from climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Oct 28, 2013 - An open access special issue of the International Journal of Global Warming brings together, for the first time, empirical evidence of loss and damage from the perspective of affected people in nine...
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Climate change and coevolution: We've done the math

Climate change and coevolution: We've done the math | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cairns, Australia (SPX) Oct 28, 2013 -
When scientists attempt to understand how climate change might reshape our environment, they must grapple with the seemingly endless complexity of interacting systems.
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Damage to Amazon worse than reported: 14-year study of Peru gold mining

Damage to Amazon worse than reported: 14-year study of Peru gold mining | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than half of the gold mining is carried out in small, clandestine operations.
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Study documents importance of language to learning math

Study documents importance of language to learning math | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Talk to your toddler. And use numbers when you talk. Doing so may give a child a better head start in math than teaching her to memorize 1-2-3 counting routines.
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Gold mining ravages Peru

Gold mining ravages Peru | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For the first time, researchers have been able to map the true extent of gold mining in the biologically diverse region of Madre De Dios in the Peruvian Amazon.
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The rise of the distorporation

The rise of the distorporation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Our correspondents discuss the evolution of a new breed of company in America and whether these organisations are tax and finance scams, or if they can actually contribute to the economy
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Resurgence of scrub typhus fever

Resurgence of scrub typhus fever | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Early detection is crucial in treating the disease spread by mites found in scrub land
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Texas Hunt Club Auctions Permit to Hunt Endangered Rhino

Texas Hunt Club Auctions Permit to Hunt Endangered Rhino | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Dallas Safari Club is auctioning off a permit to hunt an endagered black rhino.
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Gold mining is ravaging Peruvian Amazon: study

Gold mining is ravaging Peruvian Amazon: study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Oct 28, 2013 - Skyrocketing gold prices have fueled an illegal mining rush that has tripled the rate of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon since 2008, researchers said Monday.
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Sandy suffering still acute in the Rockaways

Sandy suffering still acute in the Rockaways | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New York City (AFP) Oct 28, 2013 - A year on, the suffering wrought by Hurricane Sandy is still acute on the Rockaways, the narrow peninsula of Long Island once popular with day trippers and tourists.
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Ten dead as storm lashes northern Europe

Ten dead as storm lashes northern Europe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London (AFP) Oct 28, 2013 - At least 10 people were killed on Monday as a fierce storm tore across northern Europe, causing mass disruption to transport.
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Aboriginal Hunting Practice Increases Animal Populations

Aboriginal Hunting Practice Increases Animal Populations | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stanford CA (SPX) Oct 28, 2013 - In Australia's Western Desert, Aboriginal hunters use a unique method that actually increases populations of the animals they hunt, according to a study co-authored by Stanford Woods Institute-affil...
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International Journal of Global Warming (IJGW) - Inderscience Publishers

International Journal of Global Warming (IJGW) - Inderscience Publishers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
2013 Vol. 5 No. 4Special Issue on Loss and Damage from Climate ChangeGuest Editors: Dr. Kees van der Geest and Dr. Koko Warner   Free full-text access
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Sandy's Lessons Include: Put Parks, Not Houses, On the Beach

Sandy's Lessons Include: Put Parks, Not Houses, On the Beach | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 28, 2013 - Just days before Hurricane Sandy hit the New York and New Jersey coastline on 29 October 2012, scientists from the City University of New York's (CUNY) College of Staten Island had produced the most...
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Six dead in Spain after coal mine gas leak

Six dead in Spain after coal mine gas leak | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Trade unions call on Spain's entire mining sector to suspend work on Tuesday.
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Melting Arctic ice could be to blame for rainy British summers

Melting Arctic ice could be to blame for rainy British summers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"Loss of sea ice not only has an effect on the environment and wildlife of the Arctic region but has far reaching consequences for people living in Europe and beyond."
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NASA to probe why Mars lost its atmosphere

NASA to probe why Mars lost its atmosphere | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NASA said Monday it is on track to launch its Maven probe to Mars next month to find out why the Red Planet lost much of its atmosphere.
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Researchers quantify toxic ocean conditions during major extinction 93.9 million years ago

Researchers quantify toxic ocean conditions during major extinction 93.9 million years ago | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oxygen in the atmosphere and ocean rose dramatically about 600 million years ago, coinciding with the first proliferation of animal life.
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Making cities more resilient

Making cities more resilient | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
What is Climate Change? The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched its policy report in Stockholm 27th of September 2013
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Yes, It Gets Cooler In The Fall. No, That Doesn’t Mean Climate Change Stopped.

Yes, It Gets Cooler In The Fall. No, That Doesn’t Mean Climate Change Stopped. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
September 2013 was the fourth-warmest on record, even if you had to put on your jacket when you didn't want to.
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