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Fracking shakes up gas economics

Fracking shakes up gas economics | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The development of technology to extract natural gas and oil from deep underground shale formations in North America is changing the global balance of power on energy issues.
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Calif. sues Whole Foods over pesticide sales

Calif. sues Whole Foods over pesticide sales | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The state of California is suing Whole Foods, claiming the company that calls itself "America's healthiest grocery store" is flouting California's pesticide regulations.
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Carbon-coated spider silk wires could lead to 'green' electronics

Carbon-coated spider silk wires could lead to 'green' electronics | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Here are two things you might not expect to see together: spider silk coated in carbon nanotubes.
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The Duwamish River’s Deadly Catches

As he waits for crabs to take his bait, the Cambodian man explains his approach to eating seafood out of the Duwamish River. “If it
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Set Of 'Walking Dead,' Or One Of China's Luxurious New Cities?

Set Of 'Walking Dead,' Or One Of China's Luxurious New Cities? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In several new communities, infrastructure and economic opportunities lag the pace of property development, making it difficult to attract residents.
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China’s Shadow Banking Surges as Growth Rebound Adds Risks (2)

China’s Shadow Banking Surges as Growth Rebound Adds Risks (2) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China’s broadest measure of new
credit almost doubled in August from the previous month in a
sign leaders are committed to meeting economic goals even at the
cost of adding financial risks.
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Egypt violence stirs fears of Suez Canal terror

Egypt violence stirs fears of Suez Canal terror | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cairo (UPI) Sep 11, 2013 -
A failed attack on a container ship transiting the Suez Canal has raised concerns that as Egypt descends into widening violence the strategic waterway, could become a target for Islamist militants.
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US House to introduce stop-gap budget

US House to introduce stop-gap budget | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington, District Of Columbia (AFP) Sept 11, 2013 - A key US lawmaker introduced a stop-gap funding bill Wednesday to prevent an October 1 government shut-down, acknowledging there is not enough time to pass a yearly US budget.
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Professor and student develop device to detect biodiesel contamination

Professor and student develop device to detect biodiesel contamination | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Knoxville TN (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 -
In 2010, a Cathay Pacific Airways plane was arriving in Hong Kong when the engine control thrusts seized up and it was forced to make a hard landing-injuring dozens.
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Hydrogen Fuel From Sunlight

Hydrogen Fuel From Sunlight | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Berkeley CA (SPX) Sep 12, 2013 -
In the search for clean, green sustainable energy sources to meet human needs for generations to come, perhaps no technology matches the ultimate potential of artificial photosynthesis.
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Indiana Jones meets George Jetson

Indiana Jones meets George Jetson | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 -
A team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden has designed a microplasma source capable of exciting matter in a controlled, efficient way.
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Researchers find new opportunites for waste heat

Researchers find new opportunites for waste heat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 - Physicists at the University of Houston's physics department and the Texas Center for Superconductivity are working on an innovation that could boost vehicle mileage by 5 percent and power plant and...
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Searchers look for 2,500 Japan tsunami dead

Searchers look for 2,500 Japan tsunami dead | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 11, 2013 - Police and the coastguard in Japan carried out large-scale searches Wednesday for the bodies of more than 2,500 people still missing two-and-a-half years since the quake-tsunami and nuclear disaster it spawned.
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China will ban new coal-fired power plants in 3 key industrial regions to fight air pollution

China will ban new coal-fired power plants in 3 key industrial regions to fight air pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

China announced Thursday that it will ban new coal-fired power plants in three key industrial regions around Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in its latest bid to combat the country’s notorious air pollution.

 

The action plan from the State Council, China’s Cabinet, also aims to cut coal’s share of the country’s total primary energy use to below 65 percent by 2017 and increase the share of nuclear power, natural gas and renewable energy.

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Colorado flood: 3 killed, streets impassable, dam breached

Colorado flood: 3 killed, streets impassable, dam breached | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Massive flash flooding across the Front Range of Colorado has resulted in at least three deaths, the destruction of multiple homes and several road closures Thursday morning.
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Billionaire Battles Native Americans Over Iron Ore Mine

Billionaire Battles Native Americans Over Iron Ore Mine | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chris Cline made a fortune in coal mines; now he's vying against the Chippewa to dig a giant iron ore mine in Wisconsin.
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Molasses Spill Could Cause Substantial Damage to Marine Life

Molasses Spill Could Cause Substantial Damage to Marine Life | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hawaii officials are rushing to remove decaying fish that threaten public health and could cause a marine die-off.
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China's government debt may exceed 15 trillion yuan ($2.45 trillion), said a government researcher

China's government debt may exceed 15 trillion yuan ($2.45 trillion), said a government researcher | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Zhao Quanhou, head of financial research at the Fiscal Science Research Center affiliated withthe Ministry of Finance, suggested that the figure may even run up to 18 trillion yuan.


Although debt has expanded at a controllable pace, experts said that aggressive borrowing bylocal governments must be halted, while many of these entities are trying to raise more moneyright now.

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GoSun stove reinvents solar cooking

GoSun stove reinvents solar cooking | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One has to adapt the food to the stove, but that's a feature, not a bug.
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Taiwan nuclear power plant progresses amid resistance

Taiwan nuclear power plant progresses amid resistance | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Taipei, Taiwan (UPI) Sep 11, 2013 -
Taiwan's controversial fourth nuclear power plant could be ready for loading of fuel rods as early as this month, the government says.
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Boeing Forecasts China's Fleet to Triple Over Next 20 Years

Boeing Forecasts China's Fleet to Triple Over Next 20 Years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing, China (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 -
Boeing, China's leading provider of passenger airplanes, projects a demand for 5,580 new airplanes in China over the next 20 years valued at $780 billion.
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Blue-green algae a 5-tool player in converting waste to fuel

Blue-green algae a 5-tool player in converting waste to fuel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
St. Louis MO (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 -
In the baseball world, a superstar can do five things exceptionally well: hit, hit for power, run, throw and field.
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Solar Exchange to Unveil Global Solar Marketplace

Solar Exchange to Unveil Global Solar Marketplace | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 12, 2013 -
Solar Exchange has announced the launch date of its cloud-based commerce platform which automates the buying and selling of goods for the solar industry.
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Ultra-fast trading robots can send markets out of control

Ultra-fast trading robots can send markets out of control | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Coral Gables, Fla. (UPI) Sep 11, 2013 -
Robots trading on global markets and operating at speeds beyond human capability can overwhelm the system and bring trading to a halt, U.S. researchers say.
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Over-pumping sucks arsenic into Hanoi's water

Over-pumping sucks arsenic into Hanoi's water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Arsenic has infiltrated an aquifer that provides water for the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, scientists said Wednesday, warning that the phenomenon could also occur elsewhere.

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