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No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher

No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 15, 2013 - A Japanese government-backed researcher said Friday no health effects from radiation released by the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have been seen in people living nearby.
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Chinese appetite for shark fin soup devastating Mozambique coastline

Chinese appetite for shark fin soup devastating Mozambique coastline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mantas and hammerheads to 'disappear' from divers' paradise if plunder is unchecked
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Visualizing The World’s E-Waste Problem

Visualizing The World’s E-Waste Problem | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Electronics supply chains have become a popular topic of discussion over the past few years, mainly because of Apple’s labor and environmental issues in its factories.
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THIERRY COHEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Thierry Cohen has been a professional photographer since 1985 and from the end of the 80s on, a pioneer in the use of digital techniques.
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Why We’re So Bad At Measuring Impact, And How To Fix It

Why We’re So Bad At Measuring Impact, And How To Fix It | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This piece is from PopTech Editions III--Made to Measure: The new science of impact, which explores the evolving techniques to accurately gauge the real impact of initiatives and programs designed to do social good.
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The 14 “Carbon Bombs” That Are About To Blow Up The Planet

The 14 “Carbon Bombs” That Are About To Blow Up The Planet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If you believe in the possibilities of corporate responsibility--or for that matter, basic human kindness--you probably shouldn’t read Greenpeace’s latest climate change report. It might shake your faith.Why?
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Guest Post: Burning Buried Sunshine | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network

Guest Post: Burning Buried Sunshine | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oil – The Least Efficient Source of Energy

By Scott McNally

Solar energy is often criticized for its inefficiency – that only about 10% of the sunlight that ...
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Where Few Trees Have Gone Before: Scientific American

Where Few Trees Have Gone Before: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the climate warms, forests encroach on meadowland
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Natural Hazards: New York City versus the Sea: Scientific American

Natural Hazards: New York City versus the Sea: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, scientists and officials are trying to protect the largest U.S. city from future floods
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OPEC and the US declaration of (energy) independence | MINING.com

OPEC and the US declaration of (energy) independence | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
OPEC points to risks in US energy independence.
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Two-thirds of Americans want Obama to act on climate change, says poll

Two-thirds of Americans want Obama to act on climate change, says poll | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Two new studies released after president's state-of-the-union promise to act on climate change with or without Congress
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Boris wants to ban petrol and diesel vehicles from central London | The Times

Boris wants to ban petrol and diesel vehicles from central London | The Times | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Petrol or diesel vehicles will be banned during office hours under plans put forward by the London Mayor
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Government Watchdog Says Climate Change and Weird Weather Will Cost Big Bucks

Government Watchdog Says Climate Change and Weird Weather Will Cost Big Bucks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Disasters like Hurricane Sandy are a giant fiscal risk, says the Government Accountability Office in a new report.
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Bill McKibben: Stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline for Good

"I'm expecting that Sunday will be the biggest rally about climate change that there's ever been in this country," Bill McKibben says about this Sunday's #ForwardOnClimate rally in Washington, DC. What will it take to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, according to the 350.org founder? "We're not going to outspend the fossil fuel industry," he explains. "We have to find other currencies to work in, and those are the currencies of movements."

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50 Open-Source Industrial Machines To Decentralize Wealth

Marcin Jakubowski is a Polish-American, PhD-level scientist who’s leading an effort to build 50 open-source machines––essential items that "allow modern life to exist." These include brick presses, bread ovens, tractors, saws, and cement mixers--all...
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Look At The World’s Greatest Skylines Without Any Lights On

Look At The World’s Greatest Skylines Without Any Lights On | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When we envision the world’s greatest cities--from San Francisco to Sao Paulo to Paris to Tokyo--we usually picture bridges and towers and cathedrals: the built environments that have left lasting impressions on our mind’s eyes.
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GAO Adds Financial Risks of Climate Change and Gaps in Weather Satellite Data to

GAO Adds Financial Risks of Climate Change  and Gaps in Weather Satellite Data to | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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WASHINGTON, DC (February 14, 2013) – Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office, announced today two areas had been added to the agency’s High Risk List: limiting the federal government’s fiscal exposure by better managing climate change risks and mitigating gaps in weather satellite data. In addition, two other areas—management of interagency contracting and IRS business systems modernization—were removed from the list because of sufficient progress in addressing past vulnerabilities.

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Quantum Shorts: Winners of the 2012 Competition | Cocktail Party Physics, Scientific American Blog Network

Quantum Shorts: Winners of the 2012 Competition | Cocktail Party Physics, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We're currently at Science Online 2013, dancing Gangnam Style and bonding with our fellow science bloggers in between sessions, so there's not much time for our ...
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Too bad we can't travel across the multiverse now. We could see the consequence of inaction on uncontrolled burning of fossil fuels, and hopefully see successful alternate paths to burning fossil fuels. Now we just seem to be frozen in  business as ususal mode ignoring the dire consequences of inaction. I guess everyone is waiting for divine intervention.

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Giant Pandas at Risk from New Chinese Forestry Policies | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

Giant Pandas at Risk from New Chinese Forestry Policies | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China's efforts to conserve and grow its populations of endangered giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) are at odds with its own changing forestry policies, which could damage ...
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Being There: Scientists Enlist Inuit for Long-Term Observations of Arctic Wildlife [Slide Show]: Scientific American

Being There: Scientists Enlist Inuit for Long-Term Observations of Arctic Wildlife [Slide Show]: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hunters and elders spend decades next to narwhals, whales, seals and other animals and provide important traditional knowledge that yields ecological insights in the fast-changing Arctic
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$195 billion in metal and fuel will just fly past the earth | MINING.com

$195 billion in metal and fuel will just fly past the earth | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Asteroid mining
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Boxer's push is a twist on carbon tax

Boxer's push is a twist on carbon tax | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sen. Barbara Boxer plans Thursday to co-sponsor a radical plan to control carbon dioxide emissions modeled on Alaska's rebates of oil royalties to residents.
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