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Six killed, 18 missing in Indonesian landslide: official

Six killed, 18 missing in Indonesian landslide: official | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jakarta (AFP) March 25, 2013 - Six people were killed and 18 were missing on Monday after they were buried in a landslide caused by heavy rain on Indonesia's Java island, a disaster official said.
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A Revolution of the Middle... and the Pursuit of Happiness

A Revolution of the Middle... and the Pursuit of Happiness | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An on-line book promoting fundamental change in our economy and society
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Los Angeles declares no more coal use by 2025 | MINING.com

Los Angeles declares no more coal use by 2025 | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
City plans to consume more natural gas and renewable energy resources.
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NIST tests underscore potential hazards of green laser pointers

NIST tests underscore potential hazards of green laser pointers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 25, 2013 - Using a low-cost apparatus designed to quickly and accurately measure the properties of handheld laser devices, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers tested 122 laser poi...
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Syria refugees draining Jordan water supply: aid groups

Syria refugees draining Jordan water supply: aid groups | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Amman (AFP) March 22, 2013 - Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan are stretching the kingdom's meagre water resources to the limit, two British aid agencies warned on Friday, calling for international help.
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Bangladesh tornado kills 20, injures 100: officials

Bangladesh tornado kills 20, injures 100: officials | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dhaka (AFP) March 23, 2013 - A powerful tornado ripped through more than a dozen rural villages in eastern Bangladesh late Friday, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 100, officials said.
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Understanding the continuous corn yield penalty

Understanding the continuous corn yield penalty | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Urbana IL (SPX) Mar 25, 2013 -
As escalating corn prices have encouraged many farmers to switch to growing corn continuously, they wonder why they have been seeing unusually high yield reductions over the past several years.
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'Temperature Rising': Will Climate Change Bring More Extreme Weather? : NPR

'Temperature Rising': Will Climate Change Bring More Extreme Weather? : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In a series for The New York Times, environmental reporter Justin Gillis has been exploring whether harsh weather events are connected to global warming or if they are simply the random violence nature visits upon us.
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A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet with Renewables

Download the slides here: http://www.scienceforpeace.ca/file_download/197/121015+Mark+Z+Jacobson+slides+UC.pdf The main goal of Jacobson's research is to und...
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Full Show: What Has Capitalism Done for Us Lately? | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Full Show: What Has Capitalism Done for Us Lately? | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bill takes a close look at avarice, banks, and capitalism -- the ABCs of economic inequality -- with insight from Sheila Bair and Richard Wolff.
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DownstreamToday.com - COMMENTARY: Meet the Future -- Methane Hydrates

If you've been involved in the energy sector for as long as me, you've undoubtedly heard endless speculation and debate over the direction of our energy future. Specifically, what energy source is capable of succeeding coal, oil, and natural gas? Most often, this discussion is framed as, "How will we displace our use of carbon-based supplies?"

But, have you ever stopped to think about what the energy future would look like if, rather than barreling off the downslope of Hubert's Peak, we discovered how to commercially tap a vast new source of the cleanest of hydrocarbons–methane? And, what if that new supply of natural gas had nothing to do with hydrofracturing? Then what?

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Counting the hidden costs of energy

Counting the hidden costs of energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By Martin Nicholson and Barry Brook. This article was first published on The Conversation. A response was then published on Business Spectator. It is worth reading both pieces, and the comments tha...
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Shanghai sees swine flow easing

Shanghai sees swine flow easing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shanghai (AFP) March 25, 2013 - Shanghai said the end of an embarrassing pollution case which saw dead pigs floating down the city's main river was in sight, with the total number recovered now standing at more than 16,000.
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Markets, Competition & The Collective Good: The Essential Characteristics of Markets

Markets, Competition & The Collective Good: The Essential Characteristics of Markets | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'Markets, Competition & The Collective Good: The Essential Characteristics of Markets' blog post by John Ikerd.
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US mining sector faces looming worker shortage | MINING.com

US mining sector faces looming worker shortage | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
National Academy of Engineering says better education, promotion and recruitment needed.
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Greenhouse gas emissions of cars could drop 80 percent by 2050

Greenhouse gas emissions of cars could drop 80 percent by 2050 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 25, 2013 - A new National Research Council report finds that by the year 2050, the U.S.
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CO2 could produce valuable chemical cheaply

CO2 could produce valuable chemical cheaply | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Providence RI (SPX) Mar 25, 2013 - A key advance, newly reported by chemists from Brown and Yale Universities, could lead to a cheaper and more sustainable way to make acrylate, an important commodity chemical used to make materials...
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EU fish discard ban poses many questions

EU fish discard ban poses many questions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brussels (AFP) March 24, 2013 - The sight of valuable fish being thrown back into the sea, mostly to die, has been a public relations headache for the fishing industry and driven calls for a discard ban by celebrity chefs and environmentalists.
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Chinese appetite makes peanuts the new 'gold' in Senegal

Chinese appetite makes peanuts the new 'gold' in Senegal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dinguiraye, Senegal (AFP) March 24, 2013 - High walls protect a Chinese peanut warehouse in central Senegal, where the product is becoming the new gold for farmers bypassing local traders to sell to Asia at inflated prices.
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PCAST Releases New Climate Report | The White House

PCAST Releases New Climate Report | The White House | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Today PCAST released a letter to the President describing key components the advisory group believes should be central to the Administration’s strategy for addressing climate change, including a dual focus on mitigation—reducing the pace and...
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Breaking News (Literally): NOAA Video Confirms Early Breakup

Breaking News (Literally): NOAA Video Confirms Early Breakup | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Compare to our recent discussion of these developments in the Beaufort Sea. NOAA Visualizations: Published on Mar 22, 2013 A series of intense storms in the Arctic has caused fracturing of the sea ...
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Planck: Big Bang's afterglow reveals older universe, more matter

Planck: Big Bang's afterglow reveals older universe, more matter | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The universe has hidden its age well. The European Space Agency’s Planck space telescope has scanned the skies for the Big Bang’s fingerprint and discovered that the universe is about 100 million years older than thought, and that there’s more...
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Phillips 66 Signs 3 Pacts to Raise Supplies of North American Crude Oil

Phillips 66 Signs 3 Pacts to Raise Supplies of North American Crude Oil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Phillips 66's major boost in domestic crude-oil usage is another sign that refiners aren't waiting for major pipelines to start delivering the growing supplies of U.S. crude oil that drilling innovations have unlocked from shale formations. Valero Energy Corp. (VLO), Tesoro Corp. (TSO) and other refiners are increasing the use of domestically produced crude to cut imports and drive down operating costs.

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