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400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere Reaches Prehistoric Levels | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere Reaches Prehistoric Levels | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
400 PPM: What's Next for a Warming Planet
Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached this level for the first time in millions ...
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Wall Street Journal: CO2 Good for Plants. Seriously.

Wall Street Journal: CO2 Good for Plants. Seriously. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It's not surprising that one of the tweets floating around after this came out was that the WSJ had been bought by the Onion. Climate deniers Will Happer and Harrison Schmitt embarrassed themselves...
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China arrests anti-corruption campaigners: lawyers

China arrests anti-corruption campaigners: lawyers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2013 - Chinese authorities have arrested more than 10 activists who campaigned to have political leaders disclose their financial assets, lawyers said Thursday, with one charged with inciting state subversion.
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Show of police force after China migrant protest

Show of police force after China migrant protest | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2013 - Hundreds of police lined the streets of a Beijing shopping district on Thursday after a rare protest over a woman's death in the Chinese capital, highlighting tensions between authorities and migrant workers.
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Chinese star calls on Asia to help end elephant slaughter

Chinese star calls on Asia to help end elephant slaughter | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Samburu, Kenya (AFP) May 09, 2013 - Ivory jewelry and carvings are prized by some in Asia, but people should know they come from the massacre of elephants whose survival is threatened by rampant poaching, popular Chinese film star Li Bingbing has...
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Agriculture and Livestock Remain Major Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Agriculture and Livestock Remain Major Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2013 - Global greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector totaled 4.69 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2010 (the most recent year for which data are available), an increase of...
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Lockheed Martin Announces New System Available for Underwater Inspection

Lockheed Martin Announces New System Available for Underwater Inspection | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Houston TX (SPX) May 10, 2013 - Lockheed Martin is leveraging its proven capabilities and technology with autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) to enable the oil and gas industry to perform subsea inspections faster, safer and more...
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One big European family

One big European family | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) May 10, 2013 -
From Ireland to the Balkans, Europeans are all closely related according to a new study of the DNA of people from across the continent.
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New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide

New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cape Cod MA (SPX) May 10, 2013 - A new robotic sensor deployed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Gulf of Maine coastal waters may transform the way red tides or harmful algal blooms (HABs) are monitored and managed...
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The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers

The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) May 10, 2013 - While the impact of climate change on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet has been widely studied, a clear understanding of the key process of iceberg production has eluded researchers for many y...
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Water on Moon and Earth came from same primitive meteorites, analysis shows

Water on Moon and Earth came from same primitive meteorites, analysis shows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The water found on the moon, like that on Earth, came from small meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites in the first 100 million years or so after the solar system formed, researchers from Brown and Case Western Reserve universities and Carnegie...
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The Weekend Wonk: Google Hangout with Greenman - Climate Science and Climate Solutions

The Weekend Wonk: Google Hangout with Greenman - Climate Science and Climate Solutions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I got an invite from ITN network in the UK to join a Google Hangout with some unnamed folks and discuss climate.  Sounded like fun, so I signed on. When I got the guest list just before the show, I...
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The Obama Administration's Natural Gas Policy Is Tragically Misguided

The Obama Administration's Natural Gas Policy Is Tragically Misguided | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Important disclaimer: None of the commentary in this article is intended to be politically partisan. Peak Prosperity is a strictly non-partisan organization.

The Obama administration ha
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Mao grand-daughter accused over China rich list

Mao grand-daughter accused over China rich list | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2013 - The appearance of a grand-daughter of Mao Zedong, founding father of Communist China, on a list of the country's richest citizens prompted online accusations of hypocrisy Thursday.
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After cold winter, fewer Americans believe in global warming

After cold winter, fewer Americans believe in global warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New Haven, Conn. (UPI) May 9, 2013 -
After the cold winter of 2012-13, the percentage of Americans who believe global warming is occurring has dropped 7 points since last fall, a poll indicates.
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Sumatran orangutans' rainforest home under new threat

Sumatran orangutans' rainforest home under new threat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sibolangit, Indonesia (AFP) May 09, 2013 - A baby Sumatran orangutan swings playfully on a branch at an Indonesian rescue centre, a far cry from the terror he endured when his pristine rainforest home was razed to the ground.
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Decline in snow cover spells trouble for many plants, animals

Decline in snow cover spells trouble for many plants, animals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Madison WI (SPX) May 10, 2013 - For plants and animals forced to tough out harsh winter weather, the coverlet of snow that blankets the north country is a refuge, a stable beneath-the-snow habitat that gives essential respite from...
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US urban trees store carbon, provide billions in economic value

US urban trees store carbon, provide billions in economic value | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2013 - From New York City's Central Park to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, America's urban forests store an estimated 708 million tons of carbon, an environmental service with an estimated value of $50...
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New insights into Ebola infection pave the way for much-needed therapies

New insights into Ebola infection pave the way for much-needed therapies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) May 10, 2013 -
The Ebola virus is among the deadliest viruses on the planet, killing up to 90% of those infected, and there are no approved vaccines or effective therapies.
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Human impacts on natural world underestimated

Human impacts on natural world underestimated | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Calgary, Canada (SPX) May 10, 2013 - A comprehensive five-year study by University of Calgary ecologists - which included monitoring the activity of wolves, elks, cattle and humans - indicates that two accepted principles of how ecosys...
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Ice-free Arctic may be in our future, says research

Ice-free Arctic may be in our future, says research | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Analyses of the longest continental sediment core ever collected in the Arctic, recently completed by an international team led by Julie Brigham-Grette of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, provide 'absolutely new knowledge' of Arctic climate...
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Cirrus clouds form around mineral dust and metallic particles, study finds

Cirrus clouds form around mineral dust and metallic particles, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
At any given time, cirrus clouds—the thin wisps of vapor that trail across the sky—cover nearly one-third of the globe. These clouds coalesce in the upper layers of the troposphere, often more than 10 miles above the Earth's surface.
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