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Coal seam gas mining may risk ocean life: report | MINING.com

Coal seam gas mining may risk ocean life: report | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Groundwater leaks from shore into the ocean floor itself and experts are trying to figure out the implications of this for the supply of fresh water on land and aquatic life.
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Ocean life is much more important than energy! we don't want to kill animals

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US readers turn increasingly to digital books, study finds

US readers turn increasingly to digital books, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
US readers are increasingly opting for digital books instead of ink-and-paper editions, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Thursday.
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Solar Potential — Insane (VIDEO)

  Here's an interesting solar energy video that one of our fabulous readers shared awhile back: http://youtu.be/R1y2wll2Ve8 The post on which the video was shared was a short post that included these two graphics: [caption id=...
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Corporate Social Responsibility As Value Creation

Elca Media - Reimagine Your Business Model

 

CSR & Sustainability from strategy to implementation - CRADLE TO CRADLE

Effective Sustainability strategy, management and communications
Achieving ROI from CSR: a proven strategic approach 
Corporate Social Responsibility provides opportunities to build long-term business value. Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility efforts are therefore not to be concentrated only on reducing any negative environmental and social footprint (less bad) but also on maximising positive environmental and social footprint (be good)... http://elcamedia.com/en/sustainability-strategy.php


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Aerial Photos of Giant Google-Funded Solar Farm Caught in Green Energy Debate | Raw File | Wired.com

Aerial Photos of Giant Google-Funded Solar Farm Caught in Green Energy Debate | Raw File | Wired.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

One big problem with renewable energy projects is that they have to go somewhere. They have to occupy a part of the very environment that their proponents are often trying to save.

 

Photographer Jamey Stillings beautifully captures this tension in his images of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS). Located in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, the plant aims to eventually be the largest solar thermal power plant in the world – making enough electricity to run 140,000 homes all by focusing the sun’s energy to create steam.

 

Problem is, the system is located smack in the middle of the threatened desert tortoise habitat and the companies that built the system have already had to allocate $56 million to care for and relocate these ground dwellers. At least one major environmental group has argued the plant should have never been built on its current location.

 

“What I’ve discovered along the way is the issue of building renewable energy is a lot more complicated than one what might assume from afar,” says Stillings, who has been photographing Ivanpah since 2010.

 

Known for his photos of other large-scale industrial engineering projects at the intersection of nature and human activity, Stillings hopes the Ivanpah photos provide a way for people on opposite sides of the issue to find common ground for negotiations.

 

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Climate Change Gets Real For Americans : NPR

Climate Change Gets Real For Americans : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Something remarkable happened in 2012.
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Climate change could cut Western water runoff by 10%

Climate change could cut Western water runoff by 10% | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Another climate change study is projecting declines in runoff in many parts of the West, a scenario that would put more pressure on the region’s water supplies.
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Aspen Skiing Co. outlines successes and failures on the environment | AspenTimes.com

ASPEN — Aspen Skiing Co. held its carbon emissions flat between 2000 and 2011 despite growing in size and boosting its revenues by 41 percent (read more)
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Why are US firms going 'green': CEOs or customers?

Why are US firms going 'green': CEOs or customers? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The number of large US corporations with a climate, energy strategy has soared in the past five years, a new survey says. Customers, employees are the two major forces pushing change.
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Don't Fear That Expired Food : NPR

Don't Fear That Expired Food : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When food passes its sell-by date, it's swept from the supermarket shelf. But that doesn't mean it's not safe to eat. Taste and smell are usually better indicators of a food's safety.
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Thousands flee Malaysia floods, dam wall broken

Thousands flee Malaysia floods, dam wall broken | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Dec 26, 2012 - Floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Malaysia forced almost 14,000 people to flee their homes and seek shelter at relief centres, the official Bernama news agency said Wednesday.
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Seven dead as US storm snarls post-Christmas travel

Seven dead as US storm snarls post-Christmas travel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chicago (AFP) Dec 26, 2012 - A massive winter storm system that whipped up tornadoes, ice and snow from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes on Christmas Day, killing at least seven people, headed for the northeastern US Wednesday.
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Fluctuating environment may have driven human evolution

Fluctuating environment may have driven human evolution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
University Park PA (SPX) Dec 27, 2012 -
A series of rapid environmental changes in East Africa roughly 2 million years ago may be responsible for driving human evolution, according to researchers at Penn State and Rutgers University.
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China and Japan could clash in 2013 | MINING.com

China and Japan could clash in 2013 | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Leading international relations expert says open warfare could break out between China and Japan next year
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Climate Model Coverage: Far from Model Journalism | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Climate Model Coverage: Far from Model Journalism | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With a less-than-stellar end to the Qatar climate talks, and with all eyes on the US for more ambitious commitments ahead of the next round, it ...
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California Sets Second Cap-And-Trade Emissions Auction

California Sets Second Cap-And-Trade Emissions Auction | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
 
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued official notice that the state’s cap-and-trade program will hold its second auction of greenhouse gas allowances on February 19, 2013.
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10 Global Sustainability Megaforces That Will Impact Every Business | Green Business Times

10 Global Sustainability Megaforces That Will Impact Every Business | Green Business Times | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
What are the sustainability megaforces that will impact every business over the next 20 years?

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EPA head Jackson to resign post

EPA head Jackson to resign post | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
She pushed through sweeping air pollution rules; successor could come from within agency.
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Report finds US energy production growing, consumption down - The Hill's E2-Wire

Report finds US energy production growing, consumption down - The Hill's E2-Wire | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Sandy-flooded inland towns in NJ see no solutions

Sandy-flooded inland towns in NJ see no solutions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Images of New Jersey's devastated shoreline captivated the nation in the days after Superstorm Sandy.
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High Energy Costs Plaguing Europe

High Energy Costs Plaguing Europe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Europe has poured tens of billions of euros into clean energy initiatives, but the effort has yet to become financially sustainable. Instead, the Continent is likely to have only exported its emissions elsewhere.
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The Nickel Pincher: How to Freeze and Store Food without Using Plastic | Rodale News

The Nickel Pincher: How to Freeze and Store Food without Using Plastic | Rodale News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Plastic baggies and cling wrap may be popular containers for freezing food, but there are better, less-wasteful, less-plastic options.
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Four dead as heavy rains flood Iraq capital

Four dead as heavy rains flood Iraq capital | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Baghdad (AFP) Dec 26, 2012 - The worst rains to hit Baghdad in 30 years left four people dead and many of the Iraqi capital's residents struggling to cope with heavy flooding on Wednesday as the government declared a national holiday.
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'Yak insurance' plan saving Nepal's snow leopard

'Yak insurance' plan saving Nepal's snow leopard | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kathmandu (AFP) Dec 26, 2012 - The remorse felt by Himali Chungda Sherpa after he killed three snow leopard cubs in retaliation for his lost cattle inspired him to set up a scheme to prevent other herders from doing the same.
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CryoSat hits land

CryoSat hits land | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (ESA) Dec 27, 2012 -
ESA's ice mission is now giving scientists a closer look at oceans, coastal areas, inland water bodies and even land, reaching above and beyond its original objectives.
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