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Energy independence for India?

Energy independence for India? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New Delhi (UPI) Jan 7, 2013 -
Indian Oil Minister Veerappa Moily called for the country to achieve energy independence by 2030, a goal he said is very much possible.
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Chinese media target provincial censor

Chinese media target provincial censor | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (UPI) Jan 7, 2013 -
Journalists at one of China's main liberal newspapers are calling for the resignation of a Guangdong province censor to resign after he changed an editorial in the publication.
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Stormy weather, heavy rains lash Israel, Palestinians

Stormy weather, heavy rains lash Israel, Palestinians | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jerusalem (AFP) Jan 7, 2013 - Stormy weather, including high winds and heavy rainfall, lashed Israel and the Palestinian territories on Monday, downing powerlines and trees and causing several injuries.
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Counting the cost of mercury pollution

Counting the cost of mercury pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 08, 2013 - Cleaning up mercury pollution and reducing prenatal exposure to the neurotoxin methylmercury (MeHg) could save the European Union 10,000 million Euro per year, finds a new study published in BioMed...
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Finding Chicago's food gardens with Google Earth

Finding Chicago's food gardens with Google Earth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chicago IL (SPX) Jan 08, 2013 -
Urban agriculture is promoted as a strategy for dealing with food insecurity, stimulating economic development, and combating diet-related health problems in cities.
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Drainage Ditches Can Help Clean Up Field Runoff

Drainage Ditches Can Help Clean Up Field Runoff | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oxford MS (SPX) Jan 08, 2013 -
Vegetated drainage ditches can help capture pesticide and nutrient loads in field runoff, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists report.
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Mega-Solar Matchmaking in California

Mega-Solar Matchmaking in California | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Flexing its billion-dollar muscles once again in the renewable energy space, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (famously backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.) is buying two co-located solar projects in California from SunPower, billed...
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Algae.Tec Plans $200 Million Bond Sale to Fund US Biofuel Plants

Algae.Tec Plans $200 Million Bond Sale to Fund US Biofuel Plants | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Algae.Tec Ltd., an Australian producer of algal oils used in clean fuel, plans to sell $200 million of bonds in Europe to fund expansion in the Americas.
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Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purple

Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purple | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia's “dome of heat” has become so intense that the temperatures are rising off the charts – literally.
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From the Mouth of Babes: President Obama, End Mountaintop Removal Now

In Appalachia, children are 42 percent more likely to have birth defects if they live near a mountaintop removal coal mine. More people are likely to die from cardiovascular disease, and 50 percent are more likely to die of cancer—if they live near one of these sites of utter destruction.

What if those were your loved ones? That is the question posed in a new video released today by Appalachian Voices with a strong message to President Obama: No more excuses. End mountaintop removal now. 

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U.S. Fiscal Deal Leaves Science Vulnerable: Scientific American

U.S. Fiscal Deal Leaves Science Vulnerable: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Congress's decision on January 1 to delay mandatory cuts to agencies, including the NIH and NSF, means administrators must still plan for possible plunges in funding for medical schools and other campuses...
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PHOTOS: India Shivers During Worst Cold Spell In Decades

PHOTOS: India Shivers During Worst Cold Spell In Decades | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 100 people have died in India as the country suffers through its worst cold spell in decades.
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Disaster-prone Kashmir trains communities to respond - AlertNet

Disaster-prone Kashmir trains communities to respond - AlertNet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Aid agencies collaborate with Pakistani state government to get local volunteers ready to deal with floods, landslides and quakes
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Shortage of helium has business impact

Fort Worth, Texas (UPI) Jan 7, 2013 -
A worldwide shortage of the lighter-than-air gas helium has seen huge increases in costs for businesses that say they depend on it.
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China labour camp reform revealed - then deleted

China labour camp reform revealed - then deleted | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Jan 7, 2013 - China will stop using its long-criticised re-education labour camps this year, state media quoted a senior official saying Monday - only for reports of the news to disappear within hours.
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Protesters gather at China newspaper in censorship row

Protesters gather at China newspaper in censorship row | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Jan 07, 2013 - Hundreds of people demonstrated in support of media freedom in China on Monday outside the offices of a newspaper at the centre of a censorship row, in a rare public display of anger on the issue.
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Siberian region offers bounty for wolves

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Moscow (AFP) Jan 07, 2013 - A remote Siberian region has placed a bounty on the heads of its wolf population, complaining that thousands of the predators are killing too many reindeer and horses.
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Rural Demand for Better Water Driving Mobile Water Treatment Growth In Asia Pacific

Rural Demand for Better Water Driving Mobile Water Treatment Growth In Asia Pacific | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Singapore (SPX) Jan 08, 2013 -
Rapid urbanization in the Asia Pacific is prompting the rural population to intensify its demands for a better quality of life, which includes access to cleaner and purer water.
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The Consumerization of Energy (Revisited)

The Consumerization of Energy (Revisited) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Last year I wrote an article on the consumerization of energy in which I predicted that “Distributed energy technologies… will soon be able to provide electricity at costs and reliability levels that are competitive with grid power.
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George Monbiot – The Grime Behind the Crime

George Monbiot – The Grime Behind the Crime | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Could an astonishing explanation for the rise and fall of violent crime be correct? By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th January 2013 It seemed, at first, preposterous. The hypothesis was so exotic that I laughed.
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Debating 4 Dirty Myths on Clean Energy

Debating 4 Dirty Myths on Clean Energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the US Presidential Election is now behind us and 2013 is beginning, it is critical that our country begin to focus on solving problems.
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Tax Avoidance On the Rise: It's Twice the Amount of Social Security and Medicare

Three trillion dollars a year. That's how much the wealthiest Americans avoid through the system of subsidies and schemes and sweet deals that deprive middle-class workers of their earned benefits. That's three times more than the deficit. That's enough for a full-time job for every middle-class household in America. Here are the distressing details:Protesters gathered in the Minnesota state capitol rotunda in April of 2010. (Fight Back! News/Kim DeFranco)

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'Idle No More' Prepares for Global Day of Action

'Idle No More' Prepares for Global Day of Action | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Chance for Cheap Climate Change Solution Fades: Scientific American

Chance for Cheap Climate Change Solution Fades: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Delays in reducing emissions of the greenhouse gases causing global warming may mean combating climate change becomes prohibitively expensive
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Brazil faces risk of energy rationing due to dry summer - AlertNet

BRASILIA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Brazil is facing the risk of widespread energy rationing for the first time since 2001 due to a hot, dry summer that has deprived hydroelectric dams of the water they need and driven up power consumption in stifling cities.

Electricity experts say that even if the country escapes rationing it may have to make up for the shortfall by resorting to increased use of thermo-electric power - which is more expensive, and could undermine President Dilma Rousseff's plans to lower energy rates this year.

Brazil's stock market shed nearly 1 percent on Monday as rationing fears intensified. Depending on how Rousseff handles the shortage - and whether it rains in the next few weeks - the fallout could impair Brazil's ability to hit its inflation goal in 2013 and damage growth in an already stagnant economy.

Several big cities already experienced blackouts late last year. Rationing would cause particular disruptions for the country's large, power-hungry mining and metallurgical sector.

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