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Why Pollen Allergies May Only Get Worse

Why Pollen Allergies May Only Get Worse | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Spring has sprung, and allergy season won't be far behind.
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New EIA Data Reveal U.S. Coal Use Rising Again

New EIA Data Reveal U.S. Coal Use Rising Again | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By Kristin Meek, via World Resources Institute New data from the U.S.
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Bombshell IMF Study: United States Is World’s Number One Fossil Fuel Subsidizer

Bombshell IMF Study: United States Is World’s Number One Fossil Fuel Subsidizer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Between directly lowered prices, tax breaks, and the failure to properly price carbon, the world subsidized fossil fuel use by over $1.9 trillion in 2011 — or eight percent of global government revenues — according to a study released this week by...
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Celebrity architect death match: Ito vs. Beeby | SmartPlanet

Celebrity architect death match: Ito vs. Beeby | SmartPlanet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The winners of this year’s two most influential architecture prizes have built careers predicated on rejecting modernism, but only one can truly
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'The Shale Gale Is a Retirement Party'

'The Shale Gale Is a Retirement Party' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
 So concludes an expert analyst of the natural gas boom. Brace for bust. From the series: The Big Shift-Surviving the Great Energy Transition.
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Investorideas.com - Solar energy causes revolution in Dutch electricity market

Solar energy causes revolution in Dutch electricity market.  

The growth of solar energy has had a much greater impact on the Dutch energy infrastructure than was previously expected and taken into account. As solar panels look set to supply a much greater share of domestic electricity needs in the future, gas and coal plants are growing increasingly unprofitable, and energy utilities are having to find new solutions for energy storage and smart-grid development.

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Natural Gas Extraction Triggering More Earthquakes in Netherlands | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Natural Gas Extraction Triggering More Earthquakes in Netherlands | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Extraction of natural gas from the deep soil in a region of the Netherlands has triggered an increase in minor earthquakes, similar to seismic effects that have
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New Solar Structure Vastly Improves The Daylight Cooling Of Buildings

New Solar Structure Vastly Improves The Daylight Cooling Of Buildings | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A completely new type of cooling panel capable of vastly outperforming previous forms has been created by researchers at Stanford University. The new structure works to radiate significant amounts of sunlight back into space even in full sunlight.
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US #1 Wind Power Market (Again), GE #1 Wind Turbine Manufacturer, According To Navigant

US #1 Wind Power Market (Again), GE #1 Wind Turbine Manufacturer, According To Navigant | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Tesla: 500 Model S Cars Per Week, Expanding In US, Canada, & Europe

Tesla: 500 Model S Cars Per Week, Expanding In US, Canada, & Europe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tesla is busy as ever, as it continues to gain further share of the global EV market while moving past the New York Times controversy from this winter. In its most recent blog post, Tesla noted that within the past three weeks it has pushed out an...
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Energy Innovation: Massive Solar Downdraft Tower Proposed in Arizona | The Energy Collective

Energy Innovation: Massive Solar Downdraft Tower Proposed in Arizona | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Solar Energy, Inc. is attempting to build a massive downdraft tower reaching 2,250 feet in height and 500 feet in width. If approved, this colossal structure would be able to generate 600 megawatt hours of electricity.
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Two Key Climate Change Concepts Are 'Misunderstood' | Climate Central

Two Key Climate Change Concepts Are 'Misunderstood' | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In a new paper, two senior climate scientists argue that scientific findings about reducing global warming have been wrongly used to justify inaction.
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Adaptation: San Diego, bracing for climate change, studies its weaknesses

Adaptation: San Diego, bracing for climate change, studies its weaknesses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A collection of experts are assembling in San Diego to wrestle with the city's seesaw climate challenges that include heat-sparked wildfires on one side and increased floods from rising seas on the other.
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André Michel's curator insight, April 3, 2013 6:02 AM

It's great to mention the climate Change challenges but, as an International Consultant, I think that it would be useful to mention INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS.

Andre Michel

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Video: The Price OF Carbon Requires A Price ON Carbon

Video: The Price OF Carbon Requires A Price ON Carbon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This video produced by the Climate Reality Project featuring Reggie Watts demonstrates the argument that because carbon pollution costs us money, the world should put a price on carbon.
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IceBreakers Might Rescue Ice - Mike MacCracken on Mitigating Arctic Melt

IceBreakers Might Rescue Ice - Mike MacCracken on Mitigating Arctic Melt | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Here's part of my August, 2012 interview with Mike MacCracken that has not made its way into any videos, but deserves some attention. There is a serious effort underway to consider mitigation of ar...
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Can luxury resorts solve the global water crisis? | SmartPlanet

Can luxury resorts solve the global water crisis? | SmartPlanet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Decades ago, only the rich drank imported bottled water. Now, two women are hoping the elite will start a new (old) trend: drinking local water.
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Cold cities less sustainable than warm cities, research suggests

Living in colder climates in the US is more energy demanding than living in warmer climates.
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Solar Impulse Airplane Lands in California to Launch First Sun-Powered Flight Across America!

Solar Impulse Airplane Lands in California to Launch First Sun-Powered Flight Across America! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Solar Impulse airplane just landed at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California to launch the first sun-powered cross-America flight in history.
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Fossil Fuels Divestment Fever: Canadian Students, Doctors Launch New Campaign | The Energy Collective

Fossil Fuels Divestment Fever: Canadian Students, Doctors Launch New Campaign | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Calls in the United States for universities to divest their fossil-fuel holdings are starting to spread into Canada, where students and doctors are beginning to speak out.
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High-Speed Trains Improve Quality Of Life

High-Speed Trains Improve Quality Of Life | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If you aren't from China, Japan, Europe, or one of those places in which there are high-speed railways, riding the train may not be super glamorous. But they still improve your community and the environment.
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Solar-Electric Cars Crush Biofuels In Efficiency

Solar-Electric Cars Crush Biofuels In Efficiency | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Climate Progress recently reported on a study that found both economic and environmental benefits if homes in the northeastern United States upgraded older heating systems by moving from heating oil to switchgrass.
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Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive To Be 1st 100% Electric Mercedes In US

Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive To Be 1st 100% Electric Mercedes In US | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it


Mercedes-Benz has been slow to adopt hybrid and electric vehicle technology, but the lumbering German giant will soon bring its first pure electric car to American shores.

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Imagining the Supergrid: HVDC Loops for High Penetration of Renewable Energy | The Energy Collective

Imagining the Supergrid: HVDC Loops for High Penetration of Renewable Energy | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The piecemeal way that the grid is being reinforced today is not compatible with a future supergrid incorporating renewable energy sources. This post examines an alternative layout for new HVDC connections for a future supergrid.
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UK's CO2 emissions up 4.5% in 2012

UK's CO2 emissions up 4.5% in 2012 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Huge jump in coal use in power stations prompts rise, while Scotland renewables production reaches record levels
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