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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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Climate Code Red: Is climate change already dangerous? (1)

Climate Code Red: Is climate change already dangerous? (1) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

… the (climate) disruption and its impacts are now growing much more rapidly than almost anybody expected even a few years ago. The result of that, in my view, is that the world is already experiencing ‘dangerous anthropogenic interference in the climate system’… The question now is whether we can avoid catastrophic human interference in the climate system.
— John Holdren, senior advisor to President Barack Obama on science and technology issues, 2008

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Devastating cost of illegal mining in Peru higher than ever thought: government

Devastating cost of illegal mining in Peru higher than ever thought: government | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
About 40,000 hectares of Amazonic forest, not 18,000 as the government thought, has been destroyed by illegal mining in Peru.
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Alberta First Nation reports two new oil sands leaks

Alberta First Nation reports two new oil sands leaks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"Our people want answers and factual information on the contamination of now, six surface releases of bitumen oil."
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Carbon farming schemes should consider multiple cobenefits

Carbon farming schemes should consider multiple cobenefits | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 17, 2013
Carbon markets and related international schemes that allow payments to landholders for planting trees, sometimes called carbon farming, are intended to support sequestration of carbon from the atmosphere.
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Scoop.it Launches A Social Curation App For The iPad | TechCrunch

Scoop.it Launches A Social Curation App For The iPad | TechCrunch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scoop.it, a startup that helps users highlight interesting content (and, implicitly, their own knowledge in the field), is bringing its social curation tools to the iPad today with the launch of a new app.
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Comet collisions increase chance of life across solar system, research suggests

Comet collisions increase chance of life across solar system, research suggests | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Findings by astrobiologists from Britain and US suggest violent celestial impacts deliver building blocks for life to planets
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Fire breaks out on Russian nuclear submarine

Fire breaks out on Russian nuclear submarine | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
No injuries or radiation leaks are reported after blaze on Tomsk submarine in Bolshoi Kamen
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Case for climate change is overwhelming, say scientists

Case for climate change is overwhelming, say scientists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate News Network: Eleven days before the IPCC publishes its latest report, a group of eminent scientists says there is massive evidence of human responsibility
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Colorado’s Flooding Becomes A 1,000 Year Event As Rescuers Search For 500 Missing People

Colorado’s Flooding Becomes A 1,000 Year Event As Rescuers Search For 500 Missing People | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Multiple rainfall records in the state have been broken, including wettest month ever recorded in Boulder.
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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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Japan redoubles efforts to control leaks at Fukushima

Japan redoubles efforts to control leaks at Fukushima | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The situation at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant is far from being “under control,” said a senior official from plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co.
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Five Chinese miners die from poison gas in Hunan

Five Chinese miners die from poison gas in Hunan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rescue attempt gone bad.

 

Five miners are dead in the Chinese province of Hunan after inhaling poison gas in an underground pyrite mine, local authorities report.

 

At roughly 9:30 a.m. on Monday, a deputy mine manager and two workers went down the shaft to inspect the ventilation facilities. The men began to choke but only one survived, escaping out of the shaft.

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Anglo American abandons Alaskan copper project Pebble

Anglo American abandons Alaskan copper project Pebble | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Partner in the open-pit gold and copper project, Northern Dynasty Minerals, was quick to clarify it will still go ahead with it.
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What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 80% of b2b marketers now distribute content on social networks. But are these efforts paying off? If so, which social networks are most productive?
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:14 PM

Great list for social media tactics, tools and channels .

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CDC: Deadliest Drug Resistance Comes From Hospitals, Not Farms : NPR

CDC: Deadliest Drug Resistance Comes From Hospitals, Not Farms  : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The agency said that the most problematic resistant bacteria are emerging in hospitals. But it also called bacteria that have become resistant to drugs used on the farm a "serious threat."
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The Site of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting

The Site of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shots were fired inside a building at a Navy facility in Washington on Monday morning. Multiple fatalities were reported, and officials said a gunman had been killed.
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Why is the use of chemical weapons taboo?

ON AUGUST 21ST almost 1,500 people were killed in a nerve-agent attack in Syria. It was not just the scale of the atrocity which caused international outrage, but...
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Sun Mysteriously Goes All Quiet Just When Its Activity Should Be Highest - Wired Science

Sun Mysteriously Goes All Quiet Just When Its Activity Should Be Highest - Wired Science | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Almost every measure of solar activity flatlined over the weekend. The event, though not unprecedented, is odd considering that our local star has just passed what is supposed to be the peak of its solar cycle, when activity is at its highest.

“It really underscores this solar cycle playing out as being pretty benign,” said Robert Rutledge, lead of the forecast office at the NOAA/National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center. “This has been by any measure a really pretty quiet cycle, and I think we shouldn’t expect the second half to be any different.”

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