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George Monbiot – Parliament of Fools

George Monbiot – Parliament of Fools | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The US disease has arrived in Britain: representatives waging an all-out war against science. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 17th September 2013 A “flat-earth love-in”.
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Why the Advanced Biofuel Industry is Struggling

Why the Advanced Biofuel Industry is Struggling | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
advanced biofuels are made from sources that are not used as food. They are more desirable than crop-based biofuels, yet what has happened to them? A number of reasons why
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New battery uses microbes to turn sewage into energy

New battery uses microbes to turn sewage into energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Sept 16, 2013 - US scientists may have found a new way to produce clean energy by way of dirty water, according to a new study out Monday.
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China aims to reduce coal consumption

China aims to reduce coal consumption | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (UPI) Sep 16, 2013 -
China plans to reduce coal use and promote cleaner industrial production as part of the government's new plan aimed at reducing pollution.
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Xylem helps users optimize solar power with free XyDial iPhone application

Xylem helps users optimize solar power with free XyDial iPhone application | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Morton Grove IL (SPX) Sep 17, 2013 -
Xylem is expanding its mobile application offerings with XyDial, an iPhone application that helps customers position their solar panels.
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WELTEC BIOPOWER Develops Green Energy in France

WELTEC BIOPOWER Develops Green Energy in France | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Vechta, Germany (SPX) Sep 17, 2013 - Biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH has made the next step in its successful export strategy: Together with the partner Domaix Energie in Alsace, the company from Germany has started roll...
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Stanford scientists calculate the energy required to store wind and solar power on the grid

Stanford scientists calculate the energy required to store wind and solar power on the grid | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stanford CA (SPX) Sep 17, 2013 -
Renewable energy holds the promise of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. But there are times when solar and wind farms generate more electricity than is needed by consumers.
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'Terminator' polymer that regenerates itself

'Terminator' polymer that regenerates itself | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Sep 17, 2013 -
Scientists in Spain have reported the first self-healing polymer that spontaneously and independently repairs itself without any intervention.
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Emerging powers chide rich nations� climate stance

Emerging powers chide rich nations� climate stance | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bras�lia (AFP) Sept 16, 2013 - Brazil, China, India and South Africa on Monday chided developed nations for not doing enough to curb greenhouse gases and fund efforts to confront climate change.
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Mythical sea creature joins bid to ban bottom trawling

Mythical sea creature joins bid to ban bottom trawling | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) Sept 16, 2013 - Environmentalists on Monday unveiled unprecedented footage of a legendary sea creature, the giant oarfish, as they stepped up a campaign against bottom trawling.
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Democrats lose out in Macau elections

Democrats lose out in Macau elections | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 16, 2013 - Casino bosses and pro-Beijing candidates dominated poll results in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau, with democrats conceding defeat on Monday.
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Doomed deer freed to feed China's elusive tigers

Doomed deer freed to feed China's elusive tigers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Wangqing, China (AFP) Sept 16, 2013 - High in the mountains of northeastern China, conservationists looking to preserve the endangered Amur tiger - the world's largest living feline - are releasing deer into the area for the big cats to kill and...
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'Grassroots action' in livestock feeding to help curb global climate change

'Grassroots action' in livestock feeding to help curb global climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 17, 2013 - In a series of papers to be presented next week, scientists offer new evidence that a potent chemical mechanism operating in the roots of a tropical grass used for livestock feed has enormous potent...
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Young people drawn to farming by income, job opportunities

Young people drawn to farming by income, job opportunities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Canadian farmers have been getting older for years, but some young people are finding an attractive lifestyle, more lucrative incomes and a more dynamic agri-business world luring them into careers on the land.
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My Natural Garden Pest Control - Weed'em & Reap

My Natural Garden Pest Control - Weed'em & Reap | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I’m proud to announce that my fall garden is goin’ strong! I’ve got my soil composted, my organic heirloom seeds planted, my labels painted, and my day laborers (aka my...
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Americans' phones grow as Internet connection: survey

Americans' phones grow as Internet connection: survey | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Sept 16, 2013 - A majority of Americans use their mobile phones to access the Internet, and a growing number use their handsets as their primary online device, a survey showed Monday.
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Swiss engineers create hybrid car engine said capable of 117 mpg

Swiss engineers create hybrid car engine said capable of 117 mpg | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Zurich, Switzerland (UPI) Sep 16, 2013 -
Swiss scientists say they've developed a hybrid natural gas/diesel engine that emits less than half the CO2 compared to a regular internal combustion engine.
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AREVA wins a contract for a cogeneration power plant in France

AREVA wins a contract for a cogeneration power plant in France | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris, France (SPX) Sep 17, 2013 - AREVA, in consortium with a French industrial boiler supplier Leroux and Lotz Technologies, has been selected by neoen, an electricity producer from renewable energies, following a call for tender f...
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Renewable Energy to Represent One-Fifth of the Global Installed Capacity by 2030

Renewable Energy to Represent One-Fifth of the Global Installed Capacity by 2030 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Sep 17, 2013 - The global renewable capacity is estimated to reach 2,055 GW in 2030, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.2% from 2013 to 2030, but thermal energy will continue to be the dominant s...
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NRL Achieves Highest Open-Circuit Voltage for Quantum Dot Solar Cells

NRL Achieves Highest Open-Circuit Voltage for Quantum Dot Solar Cells | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 17, 2013 - US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) research scientists and engineers in the Electronics Science and Technology Division have demonstrated the highest recorded open-circuit voltages for quantum dot s...
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Russia to restore Soviet-era naval base in Arctic: Putin

Russia to restore Soviet-era naval base in Arctic: Putin | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Moscow (AFP) Sept 16, 2013 - Russia is to reestablish its military presence in the resource-rich Arctic by re-opening a Soviet-era base to patrol the increasingly navigable Northern Sea Route, President Vladimir Putin said Monday.
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French milk firm to investigate China corruption claim

French milk firm to investigate China corruption claim | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Sept 16, 2013 - French baby formula manufacturer Dumex promised Monday to investigate allegations that its staff bribed Chinese hospital officials to provide its products to newborns.
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Andrea Bonime-Blanc's curator insight, September 19, 2013 8:06 AM

Supply chain integrity - one of the most critical concerns global companies need to tackle successfully - from a governance, risk and reputation standpoint as well as a logistical and operational standpoint.

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Rare twin storms batter Mexico, 34 dead

Rare twin storms batter Mexico, 34 dead | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Acapulco, Mexico (AFP) Sept 16, 2013 - Authorities scrambled to rescue people stranded in flooded homes in Mexico's resort of Acapulco Monday after twin storms slammed opposite coasts in a rare one-two punch that has killed 34 people.
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Africa's 'right-on' whale capital

Africa's 'right-on' whale capital | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hermanus, South Africa (AFP) Sept 16, 2013 - Perched away from the world on the rocky southern tip of Africa, the town of Hermanus rose to global whale-watching renown almost by chance.
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Typhoon hits Japan as Fukushima operator releases water into sea

Typhoon hits Japan as Fukushima operator releases water into sea | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 16, 2013 - Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan Monday, leaving three people dead and forcing the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean.
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