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Apocalypse Not: The Oscars, The Media And The Myth of 'Constant Repetition of Doomsday Messages' on Climate | ThinkProgress

Apocalypse Not: The Oscars, The Media And The Myth of 'Constant Repetition of Doomsday Messages' on Climate | ThinkProgress | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The two greatest myths about global warming communications are 1) constant repetition of doomsday messages has been a major, ongoing strategy and 2) that strategy doesn’t work and indeed is actually counterproductive!
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The Making of a Classic Climate Graph

Andy Lee Robinson created one of the new graphic icons of climate, illustrating the PIOMAS arctic sea ice mass graph in three dimensions. All the more powerful now that PIOMAS has been verified by ...
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Water: Lake Powell may dry up within a few decades

Water: Lake Powell may dry up within a few decades | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Southwest, Great Plains most vulnerable to future water shortages By Summit Voice FRISCO — Some of the West's biggest reservoirs could dry up completely as the region gets warmer and drier in comin...
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Indiana State energy sustainability grows with dedication of wind turbine

Indiana State energy sustainability grows with dedication of wind turbine | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A chilly breeze rumpled the ribbon a bit as a new wind turbine was dedicated on Indiana State University grounds. ISU welcomed “Helix” ho
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Thousands cut off as rivers peak - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Thousands cut off as rivers peak - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 10,000 people on the New South Wales north coast remain cut off by floodwaters, though the worst of the crisis appears to be over.
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Abandoned Canadian Open-Pit Mine Could Be Turned Into 400 Megawatt Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant

Abandoned Canadian Open-Pit Mine Could Be Turned Into 400 Megawatt Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By upcycling the mine into a waterfall bigger than Niagara, a Canadian utility hopes to generate 400MW of clean energy to offset current wind turbine production.
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Potential benefits of inertial fusion energy justify continued R and D

Potential benefits of inertial fusion energy justify continued R and D | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 25, 2013 -
The potential benefits of successful development of an inertial confinement fusion-based energy technology justify investment in fusion energy research and development as part of the long-term U.S.
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the Economics of Happiness | Home

the Economics of Happiness | Home | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'The Economics of Happiness' - a documentary about the worldwide movement for economic localization.
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A New Set of Economic Principles – Five Principles for the New Economy by 2020 | New Economics Institute

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No Country for Old People

No Country for Old People | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New research from AARP and EBRI finds the nation’s retirees are not off base in their fears for the future.
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British farming in crisis as crop losses from 'relentless' floods pile up woes

British farming in crisis as crop losses from 'relentless' floods pile up woes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Many farmers are quitting an industry hit by rain, disease and cheap imports – just as food security becomes a worldwide issue
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Capitalism is so broken it can’t be fixed Paul B. Farrell

Capitalism is so broken it can’t be fixed Paul B. Farrell | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If capitalism is America’s biggest problem, why save it?
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Department Of Defense Launches Attack On Climate Change

Department Of Defense Launches Attack On Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Defense has been among the most aggressive leaders on climate change action under the Obama Administration, and it has just stepped it up to the next level.
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Environmental Groups Target Ernest Moniz, President Obama’s Likely Choice for Energy Secretary

Environmental Groups Target Ernest Moniz, President Obama’s Likely Choice for Energy Secretary | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Environmental groups are mobilizing against Ernest Moniz, President Obama’s likely pick for Energy secretary. Miranda Green on why
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Weather changes frustrate Nepal’s farmers

Weather changes frustrate Nepal’s farmers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Farmers in the Himalayas may never have heard of climate change, but they know well enough what the region's changing weather patterns can do to their crops and their prosperity.
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Amid pipeline debate, south leg of Keystone XL is halfway done

Amid pipeline debate, south leg of Keystone XL is halfway done | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When completed, the segment will carry 700,000 gallons of oil each day
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Q&A Series: Geomagnetic Disturbances and Power Outages Part IV | The Energy Collective

Q&A Series: Geomagnetic Disturbances and Power Outages Part IV | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I presented a webcast titled, “Geomagnetic Disturbances and their Impacts on Power Transformers.” This blog post addresses a few of those questions.
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Wireless power transfer technology for high capacity transit

Wireless power transfer technology for high capacity transit | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Daejeon, Republic of Korea (SPX) Feb 25, 2013 - The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) have developed a wireless power transfer technology that can be applied to high capaci...
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The Negative Impact of Imported Goods

The Negative Impact of Imported Goods | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If the health of the environment is not a deciding factor when selecting a product, how about your health or the health of your family? In 2007, two out of three recalls were for products from China.
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How globalisation is sending the world mad – Echonetdaily

In the 35 years since I first arrived in Ladakh, I have seen how the outside global economy undermined their economy, culture and inner wellbeing. The changes I witnessed led me to recognise the connections between our economic system and overpopulation, overconsumption and a decline in human and ecological health. I saw how advertising and the media affected young children with the message: if you want to have the respect of your peer group, you’ve got to have the latest blue jeans, the latest iPhone, you’ve got to join the consumer culture, or else you’re no-one.

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Rather than ‘Figure Out More Ways to Blow People Up’, Former NASA Engineer Seeks Solution to Feed World

Rather than ‘Figure Out More Ways to Blow People Up’, Former NASA Engineer Seeks Solution to Feed World | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Douglas Mallette founded Cybernated Farm Systems with the idea of building a fully self-generating and sustainably-operating greenhouse growing system that could feed precisely 634 people for 30 years...
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Not-so-smart ALEC: How the lobbying group uses bad data to fight clean energy

Not-so-smart ALEC: How the lobbying group uses bad data to fight clean energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The American Legislative Exchange Council argues against state renewable-energy requirements using flawed studies that vastly overestimate the cost of wind energy.
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Sierra Club goes bolder in climate fight - Talia Buford

Sierra Club goes bolder in climate fight - Talia Buford | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
After 121 years of lobbying, letter-writing campaigns and law-abiding protests, the Sierra Club is retooling itself for the flash-mob age — and showing an increasingly aggressive edge.
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