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Analysis: Behind China's U.S. pork deal, fears over feed additives

Analysis: Behind China's U.S. pork deal, fears over feed additives | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Smithfield Foods Inc.
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Nations: Pakistan's road to renewable energy remains in the dark -- Wednesday, May 29, 2013 -- www.eenews.net

Nations: Pakistan's road to renewable energy remains in the dark -- Wednesday, May 29, 2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- As Pakistan's energy crisis reaches a fever pitch, with temperatures hitting 104 degrees Fahrenheit, 20-hour blackouts crippling industry and ineffectual public officials reduced to instructing civil servants to avoid...
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CSX: Md. train explosion caused by chemical cargo

CSX: Md. train explosion caused by chemical cargo | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — Train operator CSX Transportation on Wednesday pointed to a hazardous chemical in a rail car as the source of an explosion on a derailed train near Baltimore that sparked a fire, rattled homes and damaged buildings.
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Genetically engineered wheat found in Oregon field, federal investigation underway

Genetically engineered wheat found in Oregon field, federal investigation underway | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oregon's wheat crop is valued at $300 million to $500 million annually, depending on yield and price. Most of it is exported to Asia, where it's made into noodles and crackers.
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West Is Best: Study Ranks U.S. States for Marine Conservation Progress - ScienceInsider

West Is Best: Study Ranks U.S. States for Marine Conservation Progress - ScienceInsider | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Threat of hunger in oil-rich Niger Delta

Threat of hunger in oil-rich Niger Delta | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fishing communities in the oil-rich Niger Delta region struggle to make ends meet as the effects of pollution and oil theft take their toll, the BBC's Will Ross says.
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Gabby and Kamri's curator insight, April 10, 2014 12:48 PM

Oil is in high demand, but with so much extraction of oil, and the pollution that follows, where will all the fish go? Africa needs money, however, the people also need fish and other resouces to feed their families and to survive.

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California's children face higher health risks from contaminants in food than adults. — Environmental Health News

Pre-schoolers are exposed to more food contaminants than are older children and adults, reports a study from California.
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BOJ has room for more stimulus, top Abe adviser says

BOJ has room for more stimulus, top Abe adviser says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Koichi Hamada, a retired Yale University professor advising Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, says the Bank of Japan can add to already unprecedented stimulus if necessary to drive an economic revival. ...
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Student debt crisis: 'it's like carrying a backpack filled with bricks'

Student debt crisis: 'it's like carrying a backpack filled with bricks' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cryn Johannsen: Real lives are impacted by large student debt burdens, yet our government and universities do little to change things
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Desperation Sets In For Spain's 'Lost Generation'

Desperation Sets In For Spain's 'Lost Generation' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Despite having a bachelor's degree, five years of professional experience and speaking three languages, Paloma Fernandez has joined the swelling ranks of Spain's "lost generation" that can't find work in a grinding recession.The 28-year-old, who...
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Fresh oil spill from Turkish tanker off Cape Town

Fresh oil spill from Turkish tanker off Cape Town | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Johannesburg (AFP) May 29, 2013 - Fresh oil has begun pouring from a Turkish tanker that ran aground four years ago off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa's premier tourist destination, an official said on Wednesday.
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Human scabs serve as inspiration for new bandage to speed healing

Human scabs serve as inspiration for new bandage to speed healing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) May 30, 2013 -
Human scabs have become the model for development of an advanced wound dressing material that shows promise for speeding the healing process, scientists are reporting.
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Planetary Resources wants to raise $1m with its first asteroid prospectors

Planetary Resources wants to raise $1m with its first asteroid prospectors | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Promising "a telescope for everyone" asteroid mining company Planetary Resources unveiled its campaign for the world’s first crowdfunded space telescope, a 33-day program that aims to put the controls of one of the several satellites with a telescope, the Arkyd 100s, into your hands.
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New lawsuits target mountaintop removal landowners  - News - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports -

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Five Surprising Facts About Energy Poverty

Five Surprising Facts About Energy Poverty | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The countries that have made the most progress still have far to go to bring electricity and clean energy to their populations, a World Bank-led report details.
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Smoldering landfill could threaten nuclear waste

Smoldering landfill could threaten nuclear waste | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Environmentalists are alarmed by the possibility that the fire could someday reach the nuclear waste in the neighboring West Lake Landfill, owned by a subsidiary of Republic Services.
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As Factory Farms Spread, Government Efforts to Curb Threat From Livestock Waste Bog Down

As Factory Farms Spread, Government Efforts to Curb Threat From Livestock Waste Bog Down | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Large livestock farms, which can generate as much waste as people in a large city, have been growing in size and number for the last 30 years. In many areas, they pose a serious threat to water supplies.
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EU Gets Political Deal on Fisheries Reform

The European Union agreed to drastically reform its fishing policy Thursday, aiming to end decades of overfishing that has depleted many species in its Atlantic and Mediterranean waters.
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Terror Fears Keep Toxic Plants Hidden From Public

Terror Fears Keep Toxic Plants Hidden From Public | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Until the local fertilizer company in West, Texas, blew up last month and demolished scores of homes, many in that town of 2,800 didn't know what chemicals were stored alongside the railroad tracks or how dangerous they were.
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George Monbiot – Surprised by Joy

George Monbiot – Surprised by Joy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Robert MacFarlane interviews George Monbiot about rewilding. Published in The Big Issue, 20th May 2013. RM: Aldo Leopold, the great American conservationist, wrote in 1947 that ‘wilderness is a resource which can shrink but not grow’.
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Euro leaders unite to tackle soaring youth unemployment rates

Euro leaders unite to tackle soaring youth unemployment rates | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
François Hollande makes impassioned plea for jobless 'post-crisis' generation that fears it will never work
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Senior citizens struggle with mounting debt

Senior citizens struggle with mounting debt | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The average debt level for those over the age of 65 soared by 83% between 2001 and 2010, fueled by mortgages and credit cards.
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Hurricane Barbara hits land in Mexico, two dead

Hurricane Barbara hits land in Mexico, two dead | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oaxaca, Mexico (AFP) May 29, 2013 - Hurricane Barbara made landfall in Mexico's southern Pacific coast Wednesday, leaving at least two dead, including a 61-year-old US surfer who drowned under the waves, authorities said.
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Even farm animal diversity is declining as accelerating species loss threatens humanity

Even farm animal diversity is declining as accelerating species loss threatens humanity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) May 29, 2013 - The accelerating disappearance of Earth's species of both wild and domesticated plants and animals constitutes a fundamental threat to the well-being and even the survival of humankind, warns the fo...
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Fast-sinking jellyfish could boost the oceans' uptake of carbon dioxide

Fast-sinking jellyfish could boost the oceans' uptake of carbon dioxide | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 29, 2013 -
The oceans absorb about 25 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by human activities. Since the industrial revolution, they have taken up about half of the man-made CO2.
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