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Frac sand mining splits Wisconsin communities

Frac sand mining splits Wisconsin communities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dotting much of western Wisconsin’s rural landscape are new man-made tears in the hills where frac sand mining has exploded as a job creator and source of community tension.
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The war on malaria: Mosquitoes gain ground as search for new weapons intensifies — Environmental Health News

The war on malaria: Mosquitoes gain ground as search for new weapons intensifies — Environmental Health News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A decade of blanketing Africa with pyrethroids has fueled resistance to this front-line chemical weapon in the war against malaria. Now immune mosquitoes are spreading quickly throughout the continent.
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Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News: Cost of economic growth have 'outweighed benefits'

Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News: Cost of economic growth have 'outweighed benefits' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

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Development policies should urgently shift from trying to maximise production and consumption towards attempts to improve real welfare, which — unlike growth in GDP (gross domestic product) — has not improved since the late 1970s, according to a study.

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What if quantum physics worked on a macroscopic level?

What if quantum physics worked on a macroscopic level? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 29, 2013 -
Quantum physics concerns a world of infinitely small things.
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Devastating long-distance impact of earthquakes

Devastating long-distance impact of earthquakes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bonn, Germany (SPX) Jul 29, 2013 - In 2006 the island of Java, Indonesia was struck by a devastating earthquake followed by the onset of a mud eruption to the east, flooding villages over several square kilometers and that continues...
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Bees 'betray' their flowers when pollinator species decline

Bees 'betray' their flowers when pollinator species decline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Crested Butte CO (SPX) Jul 29, 2013 -
Remove even one bumblebee species from an ecosystem and the impact is swift and clear: Their floral sweethearts produce significantly fewer seeds, a new study finds.
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Seeing Photosynthesis from Space: NASA Scientists Use Satellites to Measure Plant Health

Seeing Photosynthesis from Space: NASA Scientists Use Satellites to Measure Plant Health | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 26, 2013 -
NASA scientists have established a new way to use satellites to measure what's occurring inside plants at a cellular level.
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VIDEO: Bitcoin explained

VIDEO: Bitcoin explained | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

This snazzy video by Duncan Elms shows you how Bitcoins work. The video was a staff pick atVimeo and Visual.ly.

But why are people choosing to use Bitcoins now is unpacked by a communications expert,Paul Kemp-Robertson, during his Ted Talk.

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Overview of Bioenergy Technologies

Overview of Bioenergy Technologies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

A wide range of technologies are available for realizing the energy potential of biomass wastes, ranging from very simple systems for disposing of dry waste to more complex technologies capable of dealing with large amounts of industrial waste. Conversion routes for biomass wastes are generally thermo-chemical or bio-chemical, but may also include chemical and physical.


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Is it possible to have morality in a free market?

Is it possible to have morality in a free market? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This speech was delivered today at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY. Are the markets moral? Should we expect them to be? Moral according to whom? And if they’re not moral, are they immoral?

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Ship noise makes it harder for crabs to eat, easier for them to be eaten

Ship noise makes it harder for crabs to eat, easier for them to be eaten | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that the problem of ocean noise pollution extends all the way up to the shoreline. And shore crabs face a double-edged sword from too much noise from ships.
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Fukushima trench water crisis returns

Fukushima trench water crisis returns | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday that the trench problem at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has cropped up again and is sending highly radioactive water into the ...
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BMW Challenges Tesla with New Electric i3 Car

BMW Challenges Tesla with New Electric i3 Car | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Electric vehicles remain very much a niche market. But as BMW, one of the world’s largest automakers, formally enters the fray, that may begin to change.
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Does Lake Michigan's record-low water level mark beginning of new era for Great Lakes? - JSOnline

Does Lake Michigan's record-low water level mark beginning of new era for Great Lakes? - JSOnline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lake Michigan is no longer just a Great Lake; it is a great unknown. More ominous than the all-time low the lake touched this winter is the fact that it came after languishing for 14 years below its long-term average.
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Bee-Killing Germs May Leave You With Less Food Options

Bee-Killing Germs May Leave You With Less Food Options | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For centuries, bees have been a steady part of agriculture. However, in the last decade, due to a rather pesky germ and modern day crop management, this stability has been threatened.
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Making big 'Schroedinger cats'

Making big 'Schroedinger cats' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Calgary, Canada (SPX) Jul 29, 2013 - Since Erwin Schroedinger's famous 1935 cat thought experiment, physicists around the globe have tried to create large scale systems to test how the rules of quantum mechanics apply to everyday objec...
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Managing waters shared across national boundaries

Managing waters shared across national boundaries | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New York NY (SPX) Jul 29, 2013 - The science-based management and governance of shared transboundary water systems is the focus of a wide-ranging collection of articles now published in a special edition of the Elsevier journal Env...
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Common agricultural chemicals shown to impair honey bees' health

Common agricultural chemicals shown to impair honey bees' health | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
College Park MD (SPX) Jul 29, 2013 - Commercial honey bees used to pollinate crops are exposed to a wide variety of agricultural chemicals, including common fungicides which impair the bees' ability to fight off a potentially lethal pa...
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NASA's Van Allen Probes Discover Particle Accelerator in the Heart of Earth's Radiation Belts

NASA's Van Allen Probes Discover Particle Accelerator in the Heart of Earth's Radiation Belts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 26, 2013 - Scientists have discovered a massive particle accelerator in the heart of one of the harshest regions of near-Earth space, a region of super-energetic, charged particles surrounding the globe called...
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JPMorgan quits physical commodities business

JPMorgan quits physical commodities business | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
JPMorgan is exiting physical commodities trading, the bank said in a surprise statement on Friday.
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Alabama and Mississippi assessing oil sands resources

Alabama and Mississippi assessing oil sands resources | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Looking at the Hartselle Sandstone formation with an estimated 7.5 billion barrels of oil.
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All About Biogas

All About Biogas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lots of new info flowing on the internets these days about biogas and methane digesters. Here is a recent post form John Robb at Resilient Communities about using biogas for increasing ones resi

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All about Biogas for the newcomers in the field :)

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Earthquakes can release sub-sea pockets of methane | The Raw Story

Earthquakes can release sub-sea pockets of methane | The Raw Story | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Earthquakes can rip open sub-sea pockets of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, according to a study by German and Swiss scientists published on Sunday.

Quake-caused methane should be added to the list of heat-trapping carbon emissions that affect the world’s climate system, although the scale of this contribution remains unclear, they said.

The evidence comes from cores of sediment drilled from the bed of the northern Arabian Sea during a research trip by marine scientists in 2007.

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High-octane bacteria could ease pain at the pump: Engineered E. coli mass-produce key precursor to potent biofuel

High-octane bacteria could ease pain at the pump: Engineered E. coli mass-produce key precursor to potent biofuel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Potent gasoline-like biofuels are needed to fuel millions of cars with internal combustion engines, and current biofuels don't pack the necessary power.
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Extremely high concentrations of radiation found in water at Japan nuclear accident site.

Extremely high concentrations of radiation found in water at Japan nuclear accident site. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo Electric Power Co. detected extremely high concentrations of radiation in water near one of the reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
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