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The Role of Border Carbon Adjustment in Unilateral Climate Policy: Insights from a Model-Comparison Study - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

A new Harvard-Project Discussion Paper examines the relationships between domestic climate policy and trade. The study compares the output of a range of economic models, using the methodology of the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF).
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UK Plans to Retrofit Shipping Containers from Amsterdam Into Housing to Help Fight Homelessness

UK Plans to Retrofit Shipping Containers from Amsterdam Into Housing to Help Fight Homelessness | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The communities of Brighton and Hove in the UK are looking to use recycled shipping containers from Amsterdam to help fight homelessness.
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Case Study Polarbröd: The Two Tiers of Sustainability | Post Growth Institute

Case Study Polarbröd: The Two Tiers of Sustainability | Post Growth Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: In this article Anna Borgeryd of Polarbröd gives her perspective on what it would mean for the Swedish bread company to become truly sustainable – in a world with limits to growth.
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allAfrica.com: Africa: Why Negotiators At Doha Should Care About the World's Forgotten Mangroves

allAfrica.com: Africa: Why Negotiators At Doha Should Care About the World's Forgotten Mangroves | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Doha — New estimates have shown that when coastal ecosystems suffer degradation or are converted for aquaculture, upstream dams, dredging or urban development, up to one billion metric tons of carbon is emitted into the atmosphere every year - with over half of that coming from mangrove destruction alone.

Yet as negotiators travel this week to the United Nations climate change summit (COP18) in Doha, Qatar - a country rich in mangroves - it seems that the rapid decline of wetlands has yet to garner the international attention it deserves.

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Russia Hopes Climate Change Maximizes Arctic Shipping

Russia Hopes Climate Change Maximizes Arctic Shipping | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
US experts predict cargo volumes will increase this decade by more than 50 times from this year’s level as Arctic ice meltdown seemingly accelerates...
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AAA warns E15 gasoline could cause car damage

AAA warns E15 gasoline could cause car damage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
AAA says the EPA and gasoline retailers should halt the sale of E15, a new ethanol blend that could damage millions of vehicles and void car warranties.
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allAfrica.com: Africa: Climate Change Triggers Nomadic Lifestyle (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: Africa: Climate Change Triggers Nomadic Lifestyle (Page 1 of 2) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience...
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New study affirms ice-sheet-loss estimates in Greenland, Antarctica

New study affirms ice-sheet-loss estimates in Greenland, Antarctica | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More reliable findings show giant polar ice sheets are losing three times as much ice as 20 years ago.
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Ecuadoran villagers drag Chevron to Canadian court

Ecuadoran villagers drag Chevron to Canadian court | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Toronto (AFP) Nov 29, 2012 - A 19-year court battle that resulted in a staggering US$18.3-billion judgment from an Ecuadoran court against Chevron last year moved to Canada on Thursday as the plaintiffs seek to collect.
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Sandy adds to global air traffic gloom: IATA

Sandy adds to global air traffic gloom: IATA | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Geneva  Nov 29, 2012 - The effects of Superstorm Sandy which devastated parts of the Northeastern US and the Caribbean last month are deepening an already dire situation for the global airline industry, the International Air Transport...

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Fracking in Michigan

Fracking in Michigan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Nov 30, 2012 - University of Michigan researchers are conducting a detailed study of the potential environmental and societal effects of hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas drilling process known a...
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The music of the silks

The music of the silks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 30, 2012 - Pound for pound, spider silk is one of the strongest materials known: Research by MIT's Markus Buehler has helped explain that this strength arises from silk's unusual hierarchical arrangement of pr...
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China demand fuels illegal logging: report

China demand fuels illegal logging: report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2012 - The preservation of the world's forests is in China's hands, a top environmental campaign group said Thursday, accusing the biggest wood importer and consumer of fuelling the illegal timber trade.
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UN Offers Prize to Help Bring Power to 3,000 Bosnian Homes Using Renewable Energy

UN Offers Prize to Help Bring Power to 3,000 Bosnian Homes Using Renewable Energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
To help over 3.000 families living far from Bosnia’s power grid, the United Nations have offered $20.000 to whoever invents a relatively cheap renewable energy solution.
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Notes on a Greener Economy | Post Growth Institute

Notes on a Greener Economy | Post Growth Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shorter working hours, more thoughtful subsidies, and better investments…...
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REFILE-Drought drops Lake Michigan water to near record low - AlertNet

REFILE-Drought drops Lake Michigan water to near record low - AlertNet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The worst drought in the United States in over a half century slashed crop output, snarled river transportation and is now drawing down water in the U.S. Great Lakes, particularly Lake Michigan.

The low water was exposing broad expanses of shoreline to owners of lakeside property, but so far no significant impact has been reported by commercial shipping interests, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said this week.

The water level in Lake Michigan is within two inches of its December record low set 48 years ago. The lake is one of the five lakes that make up the Great Lakes, which cover 94,000 square miles and straddle the United States and Canadian border.

The water level on Lake Michigan may fall to record lows over the winter unless heavy rains fall soon or large snowstorms blanket the area surrounding the Lakes.

"There is a good chance of setting record lows. We've been falling below average for over a decade due to lean winter snowfalls," said Keith Kompoltowicz, chief of watershed hydrology for the Army Corps of Engineers.

The Great Lakes, which comprise lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, Superior and Ontario, contain about a fifth of the world's fresh water supply and 84 percent of the supply in North America.

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Tar Sands Oil Boom Drives Push for A Northern Pipeline by Ed Struzik: Yale Environment 360

Tar Sands Oil Boom Drives Push for A Northern Pipeline by Ed Struzik: Yale Environment 360 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The rapid development of Alberta’s tar sands has spawned a new proposal for a 731-mile pipeline that would transport oil to the British Columbia coast.
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Projections of sea level rise are vast underestimates - environment - 29 November 2012 - New Scientist

Projections of sea level rise are vast underestimates - environment - 29 November 2012 - New Scientist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Estimates made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007 were wildly wrong...
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Renewable fuels increasing price of food for consumers – restaurant group

Diners may have to pay more for their favorite chain restaurant meal in the coming years because of billions of dollars in extra costs generated by a federal mandate requiring ethanol to be blended into the country’s gasoline supply, according to a study released on Wednesday by the National Council of Chain Restaurants.

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Fracking Our Food Supply | The Nation

Fracking Our Food Supply | The Nation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Are dying cattle the canaries in the coal mine? Farmers and ranchers are sounding alarms about the risks to human health of hydraulic fracturing.
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North America lags in gas-driven vehicles

North America lags in gas-driven vehicles | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Boulder, Colo. Nov 29, 2012 - Despite advances in finding new energy sources, including shale oil and natural gas, North America is trailing in natural gas as an alternative vehicle fuel, conclusions of a study indicate...

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Ford Fusion wins LA car show green prize

Ford Fusion wins LA car show green prize | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Los Angeles  Nov 29, 2012 - The 2013 Ford Fusion was named Green Car of the Year Thursday at the LA Auto Show, as the US carmaker boasted having gone from laggard to leader in the environmentally-friendly vehicle market.

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Research discovery could revolutionise semiconductor manufacture

Research discovery could revolutionise semiconductor manufacture | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Nov 30, 2012 -
A completely new method of manufacturing the smallest structures in electronics could make their manufacture thousands of times quicker, allowing for cheaper semiconductors.
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Trojan Battery's Industrial Line Surpasses 15-year Cycle Life In IEC 61427 Testing

Trojan Battery's Industrial Line Surpasses 15-year Cycle Life In IEC 61427 Testing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Santa Fe Springs CA  Nov 30, 2012 - Trojan Battery has announced that its Industrial line of batteries for renewable energy applications has achieved a major milestone in Trojan's ongoing IEC 61427 testing by surpassing a 15-year cycl...

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Kyoto under the microscope in quest for new climate deal

Kyoto under the microscope in quest for new climate deal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) Nov 29, 2012 - As the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol draws to a close, the world will dissect its record for successes to emulate in the fight against global warming - and pitfalls to avoid.
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