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Toxic waste spill in northern Alberta biggest of recent disasters in North America

Toxic waste spill in northern Alberta biggest of recent disasters in North America | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Plants and trees have died in 42 hectares affected by the leak of ‘produced water’ from an oil and gas operation
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Third of all honeybee colonies in England did not survive winter

Third of all honeybee colonies in England did not survive winter | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
British Beekeepers Association attributes worst losses since survey began to washout summer leading to long winter, exacerbated by late spring
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American West Becoming Increasingly Dusty

American West Becoming Increasingly Dusty | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dust storms are increasing in number in the U.S. What does having more dust in the air actually mean?
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Study links food-packaging chemical and obesity in girls

Study links food-packaging chemical and obesity in girls | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The chemical, BPA, could alter metabolism and disrupt children's ability to lose weight.
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Natural Gas and Sustainable Transportation | The Energy Collective

Natural Gas and Sustainable Transportation | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If you read the business section of a major U.S. newspaper with any regularity, chances are you’ve seen something about the potential for the shale gas boom to transform the transportation sector.
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China Focuses on Energy Efficiency and Fracking | The Energy Collective

China Focuses on Energy Efficiency and Fracking | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China can realize the ambitious targets in its twelfth 5-Year Plan by shifting its focus from increasing capacity to managing demand, according to a just-released report from the China Greentech Initiative, The 2013 China Greentech Report: China at...
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California Breaks Record for Solar Energy | The Energy Collective

California Breaks Record for Solar Energy | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Late last Friday, grid operator California ISO announced the state set an all-time solar record just before 1:00 pm when it registered 2,071 megawatts worth of solar electricity system-wide, shining new light on the role renewables can play in the...
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Why Strong CSR Programs Don’t Always Lead to Successful Corporate Citizenship

Why Strong CSR Programs Don’t Always Lead to Successful Corporate Citizenship | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'Why Strong CSR Programs Don’t Always Lead to Successful Corporate Citizenship' blog post by Thomas Knowlton.
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U.S. Investor Group Joins Global Investors in Tackling Climate Change in Hong Kong – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

U.S. Investor Group Joins Global Investors in Tackling Climate Change in Hong Kong – Press Releases on CSRwire.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Press Releases get your corporate social responsibility news and information out to journalists, investors, and industry professionals utilizing CSRwire’s targeted reach.
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Is the IRS Considering Solar REITs?

Is the IRS Considering Solar REITs? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
On June 7, 2013, the IRS released the public version of the private letter ruling (PLR) that it issued to Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. prior to that company’s IPO in April.
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How to Talk Renewables so Farmers and Landowners Listen

How to Talk Renewables so Farmers and Landowners Listen | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A survey by Energy Now this year revealed two startling statistics: 1. 95 percent of farmers and landowners believe renewable energy will be vital to the future of farming in the UK, and 2.
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Mini flash crashes strike again

Mini flash crashes strike again | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Three companies – Prologis Inc., Mellanox Technologies and J.P. Morgan Alerian MLP Index ETN – experienced mini-flash crashes Tuesday.
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Food Stamp Use Doubles In Colorado

Food Stamp Use Doubles In Colorado | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
47 million Americans are enrolled in the SNAP program – short for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps.
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Lawmakers scramble to make drinking water a right; meanwhile, contamination in Monterey County is getting worse.

Lawmakers scramble to make drinking water a right; meanwhile, contamination in Monterey County is getting worse. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lawmakers scramble to make drinking water a right; meanwhile, contamination in Monterey County is getting worse.
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Long-banned chemicals found in pregnant mothers' blood

Long-banned chemicals found in pregnant mothers' blood | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As a reminder of just how persistent some toxic chemicals can be, a Johns Hopkins-led research team reports finding traces of long-banned DDT and PCBs along with other contaminants in the blood of 50 pregnant women checked from Baltimore and its...
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Black Forest fire prompts more evacuations, fears of spreading

Black Forest fire prompts more evacuations, fears of spreading | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shifting winds whipped flames through the winding roads and hills of Black Forest on Wednesday, forcing new evacuations and sending a plume of thick smoke across the Front Range.
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China’s New Arctic Presence Signals Future Development

China’s New Arctic Presence Signals Future Development | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When China — along with Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, and Italy — was granted permanent observer status in the Arctic Council last month, it left many experts wondering whether a paradigm shift in geopolitics is taking place in the region.
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Food and Sleep for Energy Auditors? | CleanTechies.com

Food and Sleep for Energy Auditors? |  CleanTechies.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The US faces a bit of a math problem when it comes to making its buildings more energy efficient. If every energy auditor worked around the clock, it would take 22 years to analyze all buildings.
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Agriculture Alert: Farmed Fish Production Overtakes Beef

Agriculture Alert: Farmed Fish Production Overtakes Beef | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

June 12, 2013  The world quietly reached a milestone in the evolution of the human diet in 2011. For the first time in modern history, world farmed fish production topped beef production. The gap widened in 2012, with output from fish farming-also called aquaculture-reaching a record 66 million tons, compared with production of beef at 63 million tons. And 2013 may well be the first year that people eat more fish raised on farms than caught in the wild. More than just a crossing of lines, these trends illustrate the latest stage in a historic shift in food production-a shift that at its core is a story of natural limits.

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Looking at Nuclear Energy and Fossil Fuels | The Energy Collective

Looking at Nuclear Energy and Fossil Fuels | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court ordered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to perform more thorough evaluations in support of its new Waste Confidence Rule, particularly with respect to the potential impacts of long-term storage of spent fuel at plant sites.
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The New Equator Principles III Amplify CSR For Financial Institutions

The New Equator Principles III Amplify CSR For Financial Institutions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'The New Equator Principles III Amplify CSR For Financial Institutions' blog post by Guest Contributors.
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American Meteorological Society Pres. - Our Children's Biggest Challenge, and Climate Zombies

American Meteorological Society Pres. - Our Children's Biggest Challenge, and Climate Zombies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One of the comments I had on my most recent Yale Video was, "after Bob Schieffer's opening, I wanted to hear more from that gentleman he was talking to on the other side of the split screen". That ...
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Residential Demand Spurs US Solar Installations in 1Q13

Residential Demand Spurs US Solar Installations in 1Q13 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Big growth in residential solar demand, bucking broader market volatility and seasonal trends, set the pace for yet another record quarterly performance for U.S.
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Supreme Court rules human genes may not be patented

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that human genes cannot be patented, a decision that could shape the future of medical and genetic research and have profound effects on pharmaceuticals and agriculture.  The high court’s decision on Myriad Genetics could profoundly affect the medical and biotechnology industries.
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Dramatic honeybee shortage threatens Calif. almond crop, nation's food supply | news10.net

Dramatic honeybee shortage threatens Calif. almond crop, nation's food supply | news10.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

 Have you noticed fewer honeybees than usual flying around your home or backyard this year?  The honeybee population has been dwindling for years, but Californians are now seeing the effects of the shortage firsthand.

It has been reported that roughly 80 percent of the world's almonds come from California's Central Valley. TIt's an 800,000 acre area that is entirely dependent on bees pollinating the trees. 
But what's known as colony collapse disorder is threatening the almond crop, along with a whole lot more. 

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