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Federal shutdown vexes greens, pleases industry - Darren Goode

Federal shutdown vexes greens, pleases industry - Darren Goode | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Environmental groups are howling, but energy companies are mostly staying mum about the government shutdown and the trench warfare that has paralyzed Washington.
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5 Depressing Ways That 1%'s Huge Profits Have Broken the Back of America

5 Depressing Ways That 1%'s Huge Profits Have Broken the Back of America | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The American middle class is broken, and poverty is spreading.
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The Scary Truth About Antibiotic Overprescription

The Scary Truth About Antibiotic Overprescription | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Antibiotics are never recommended for acute bronchitis—and yet doctors prescribe them in 73 percent of cases. What gives?
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High Unemployment Is Here To Stay

High Unemployment Is Here To Stay | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Key takeaways: -We must prepare for a long period of harder times-Canada will be a water superpower-Oil sands won’t boom like the industry predicts-Anti-Keystone movement has backfired
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Green Ninja: Footprint Renovation

"While a man sleeps, his feet grow to a gigantic size due to the carbon footprint of his home. The Green Ninja - a climate action superhero, is called in to help." 

 

Featured on The Guardian Post Blog:
Could the Green Ninja become the New Captain Planet? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jan/22/green-ninja-new-captain-planet

  

and on GOOD: "Meet Green Ninja: A Smokey The Bear for Climate Change" http://www.good.is/posts/green-ninja-a-smokey-the-bear-for-climate-change/

 

http://www.greenninja.org   


Via Roxana Marachi, PhD, Green Ninja
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Emma Lacey's curator insight, March 12, 2014 3:26 AM

This is a great clip exploring ways that carbon foot print can be reduced around the house.  

The simple cartoon would be appropriate for grades 2-4. While the clip is simple and relatively short, technology has been used effectively and as a result it is engaging and provides the information in a way which students find enjoyable.

The clip also highlights different forms of technology, such as energy saving light bulbs and water saving filters, which has helped with sustainability. Class discussions and further research can provide a deeper understanding of these and other technologies.  

The clip can be used in various ways in the classroom; for younger students the information may be substantial to form lessons off, while older grades may use it as a foundation on which deeper understanding can be developed.

The Australian Curriculum has embedded sustainability throughout its content descriptors and its rationale, exploring how technology can impact this.    

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Big in Reykjavik

Big in Reykjavik | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Earth 101 event has drawn to a close in Reykjavik, and by all accounts my presentations have been well received.  Turns out there's a lively subculture of climate crock viewers here,, including...
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Russia’s First Ever Clean Power Auction Completed — 504 MW Of State-Backed Solar And Wind Projects Approved

Russia’s First Ever Clean Power Auction Completed — 504 MW Of State-Backed Solar And Wind Projects Approved | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The first ever renewable energy auction within the borders of the world's largest oil producer -- Russia -- was recently completed.
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Our Energy Transition, Away From Fossil Fuels

Our Energy Transition, Away From Fossil Fuels | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on Mosaic.
By Aven Satre-Meloy.





In the 21st century, many countries are moving away from dependence on fossil fuels for their energy needs.
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The Aqualibrium Garden — The Future of Food, For Any Apartment, House, Or Room

The Aqualibrium Garden — The Future of Food, For Any Apartment, House, Or Room | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pure, fresh food increases a sense of pleasure and well-being. Enzymes and proteins from food are one thing that no human can do without. They are essential to an active, purposeful daily life. Food, vital food, is a comfort that nothing can replace.
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Oceans Spiralling Downward, Threatening Life on Earth

Oceans Spiralling Downward, Threatening Life on Earth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This is not an Orson Welles-esque prank, but real and scary: An international panel of marine scientists is demanding urgent remedies to halt ocean degradation based on findings that the rate, spee...
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Solar car crash ends race hopes

Solar car crash ends race hopes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A British team withdraws from a solar car race in Australia after crashing the Cambridge University-designed vehicle.
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Can Long-Distance Migrating Shorebird Survive?

Can Long-Distance Migrating Shorebird Survive? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rufa red knots are some of the longest-migrating birds in the world, but their population has plummeted, partly due to overharvesting of horseshoe crabs.
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Warmer seas may raise mercury in fish

Warmer seas may raise mercury in fish | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The marine food chain may be at risk as warming waters lead to increased uptake of mercury pollution by some species of fish.
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What Would Our Country Look Like Without the EPA?

What Would Our Country Look Like Without the EPA? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Some in Congress want to drastically restrict—or abolish—the EPA. Let's imagine an America without the environmental protections that have improved our lives over the last 43 years.
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Which airline is most fuel efficient?

Which airline is most fuel efficient? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The difference between carriers—and their routes—may surprise you.
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4 Ways to End Food Waste - Modern Farmer

4 Ways to End Food Waste - Modern Farmer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ending food waste is going to take generations of work. But here are four solutions that are up and running, today.
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From Cascading Complexity To Systemic Collapse: A Walk Thru "Society's Equivalent Of A Heart Attack" | Zero Hedge

From Cascading Complexity To Systemic Collapse: A Walk Thru "Society's Equivalent Of A Heart Attack" | Zero Hedge | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"The commonalities of global integration mean that diverse hazards may lead to common shock consequences.
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Wind Turbine Syndrome is Bullshit - DownUnder Edition

Wind Turbine Syndrome is Bullshit - DownUnder Edition | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Above, see interviews with landowners around Australian wind turbines where an outside group of right wing fossil fuel interests has been trying to create the illusion of negative effects, health a...
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United Nations envoy arrives in Canada to document Aboriginal concerns

United Nations envoy arrives in Canada to document Aboriginal concerns | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With no legally binding authority, Anaya's job is to promote Aboriginal rights by 'naming and shaming' governments into policy action.
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Competing Energy Resources and Systems | The Energy Collective

Competing Energy Resources and Systems | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Targets and policies that support solar heating and cooling (SHC) could drive the installation of 300 gigawatts-thermal of capacity by 2050.
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Home Green Home: Ecofriendly Materials and Resources Abound for House Renovations: Scientific American

Home Green Home: Ecofriendly Materials and Resources Abound for House Renovations: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There has never been a better time to renovate green, given the abundance of Earth-friendly building materials as well as contractors well-versed in energy- and resource-efficiency
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Ruth Grigg's curator insight, October 9, 2013 1:39 PM

Great insights....  we have been replacing things slowly in our home, starting with solar panels to generate electricity and then the right kind of boiler.... of course we have insulation and double glazing too.... working on the garden next ....

 

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Climate Change Caused Conflicts | The Energy Collective

Climate Change Caused Conflicts | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A recent episode from Dr. Joylette Portlock’s YouTube series, titled 'Don’t Just Sit There, Do Something', discusses the impact of climate change on national and international security, and how global warming can lead to dangerous conflicts.
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IPCC: Europe has been warming faster than the global average

IPCC: Europe has been warming faster than the global average | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
UN climate science panel's full report shows how climate change could pan out differently across the many regions of the world
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Great Plains hit with tornadoes, snow as severe weather slams U.S.

Great Plains hit with tornadoes, snow as severe weather slams U.S. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
From the red flag warnings along California’s coast to the blizzard that dumped almost 4 feet of snow on the Great Plains, from the slew of tornadoes that damaged Midwest towns to Tropical Storm Karen crawling toward the Gulf Coast, severe...
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Federal boost for farms' renewal energy in doubt

Federal boost for farms' renewal energy in doubt | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Across rural America, thousands of farms and small businesses are turning to renewable energy to cut costs and boost their often uncertain bottom lines, increasingly with the help of a decade-old federal program that aimed to hasten change in a...
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