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Global Warming and Temperature Change Prevention | The Energy Collective

Global Warming and Temperature Change Prevention | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There is now something of a religious fervor around the goal of 2°C, to the extent that it is almost impossible to discuss other trajectories or outcomes.
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Crayola Is Transforming Used Markers Directly Into Clean Energy

Crayola Is Transforming Used Markers Directly Into Clean Energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Crayola is launching a nationwide used-marker recycling program in which the used markers will be directly transformed into energy.
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Solar PV Capacity Expands Quickly when States Provide the Right Incentives

Solar PV Capacity Expands Quickly when States Provide the Right Incentives | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The United States solar photovoltaic (PV) industry has grown tremendously in recent years.
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WATCH: Massive Storm Develops In Seconds, Barrels Through Neighborhood

WATCH: Massive Storm Develops In Seconds, Barrels Through Neighborhood | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nature certainly can be awe-inspiring, even during a seemingly ordinary thunderstorm. One stay-at-home storm chaser in Lethbridge, Alberta learned just that while filming the developing weather from his porch.
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The Three Biggest Lies About Why Corporate Taxes Should Be Lowered

The Three Biggest Lies About Why Corporate Taxes Should Be Lowered | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Instead of spending August on the beach, corporate lobbyists are readying arguments for when Congress returns in September about why corporate taxes should be lowered. But they're lies. You need to know why so you can spread the truth.
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How much will sea levels rise in the 21st Century?

How much will sea levels rise in the 21st Century? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This post is a new 'basic' level rebuttal of the myth: 'Sea level rise predictions are exaggerated.'
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Green policy failures are choking off billions in private investment

Green policy failures are choking off billions in private investment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Government policies to tackle climate change are so “inadequate and inconsistent” that jobs and pensions are being put at risk across the world, an influential group of investors has warned.
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As Antarctic Sea Ice Melts, Seaweed Smothers Seafloor

As Antarctic Sea Ice Melts, Seaweed Smothers Seafloor | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As sea ice melts at the poles, increasingly more sunlight hits the seafloor, where sponges and other invertebrates have adapted to life in the dark. With more rays of sun, algae has begun creeping in and decimating existing seafloor communities.
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IPS – Geothermal Energy Stuck in a Hole in Switzerland | Inter Press Service

IPS – Geothermal Energy Stuck in a Hole in Switzerland | Inter Press Service | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Geothermal Energy Stuck in a Hole in Switzerland - An accident in a flagship project threatens the future of geothermal energy in Switzerland.
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Synthetic meat: how the world's costliest burger made it on to the plate

Synthetic meat: how the world's costliest burger made it on to the plate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Created in a laboratory, paid for by Google's co-founder – is this the future for the planet's growing population?
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Fonterra under fire over milk scare; more product recalls

Fonterra under fire over milk scare; more product recalls | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, came under fire from the New Zealand government, farmers and financial regulators for its handling of a food contamination scare that...
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Chevron pleads no contest to criminal charges stemming from Richmond refinery fire

Chevron pleads no contest to criminal charges stemming from Richmond refinery fire | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chevron Corp.pleaded no contest Monday to six misdemeanor counts stemming from a fire at its Richmond refinery last year and will pay $1.28 million in fines, according to Contra Costa County Superior Court filings...
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Wind Energy Research Facility Launched To Boost Wind Farm Output

Wind Energy Research Facility Launched To Boost Wind Farm Output | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new research facility could help solve one of wind energy's biggest limiting factors – the slowing effect multiple turbines have upon wind strength and power output within large wind farms.
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National Flood Insurance Inner Working and Reasons | The Energy Collective

National Flood Insurance Inner Working and Reasons | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As we look towards a future where climate change will bring more frequent and severe flooding, property owners will increasingly turn to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its National Flood Insurance Program to bail them out.
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To Mandate or Not to Mandate Solar Hot Water, That Is the Question

To Mandate or Not to Mandate Solar Hot Water, That Is the Question | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While incentives alone have worked to grow the market for solar PV systems in California, the state's generous CSI Thermal rebates — plus the Federal 30% Investment Tax Credit — have yet to create a solar hot water boom in California.
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BP Claims To Have Uncovered Fraud Allegations, Conflicts Of Interest In Spill Settlement

BP Claims To Have Uncovered Fraud Allegations, Conflicts Of Interest In Spill Settlement | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NEW ORLEANS — BP said Monday that it has uncovered new allegations of fraud and conflicts of interest inside the settlement program that has awarded billions of dollars to Gulf Coast businesses and residents for damage from the company's 2010 oil...
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Why One Fast Food Restaurant Pays Its Workers A Living Wage

Why One Fast Food Restaurant Pays Its Workers A Living Wage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fast food workers' wages have become a topic of controversy in recent weeks, as employees took to the streets claiming fast food giants aren't paying them enough to survive.
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Study: Watching Fox News Makes You Distrust Climate Scientists

Study: Watching Fox News Makes You Distrust Climate Scientists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New research shows that global warming denial is partly fueled by negative treatment of scientists in conservative media.
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Coal at Risk as Global Lenders Drop Financing on Climate

Coal at Risk as Global Lenders Drop Financing on Climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world’s richest nations, moving to combat global warming, are cutting government support for new coal-burning power plants in developing countries, dealing a blow to the world’s dominant source of electricity.
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Arctic Sea Ice Loss Creates Ripple Effects: Scientific American

Arctic Sea Ice Loss Creates Ripple Effects: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
From disease to weather patterns, the meltdown of Arctic sea ice—close to record levels again this year—is changing the globe
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GM cuts plug-in Volt's price by $5,000

GM cuts plug-in Volt's price by $5,000 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
General Motors Co. is slashing the price of its plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt by $5,000, making it the latest automaker to lower prices of electric vehicles in the face of lagging consumer demand.
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Why It’s Taking So Long to Find the Source of the Cyclospora Contamination | TIME.com

Why It’s Taking So Long to Find the Source of the Cyclospora Contamination | TIME.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The first cases emerged at the end of June, and health officials have only just identified the possible source of the cyclospora contamination that has sickened more than 400 people.
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State says delta tunnel benefits exceed costs by billions

State says delta tunnel benefits exceed costs by billions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The benefits of reconfiguring the way California exports water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta would substantially outweigh the costs, according to a study released Monday by the state.
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Seven dead dolphins found on Md. shores in 'alarming' Mid-Atlantic trend

Seven dead dolphins found on Md. shores in 'alarming' Mid-Atlantic trend | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Seven bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead on Maryland shores in recent weeks, part of a larger mystery along the Mid-Atlantic coast, where alarmed scientists are working to find the cause of more than 120 dolphin deaths since June.
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