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TransCanada Fires Back at EPA Over Keystone XL Pipeline

TransCanada Fires Back at EPA Over Keystone XL Pipeline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
TransCanada Corp. (TRP.T, TRP) has played the sovereignty card in the escalating debate over the Keystone XL pipeline, arguing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is interfering on Canadian turf with its recommendation that Washington work on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil sands.

The Calgary-based pipeline company issued a sharp rebuttal to EPA on Tuesday, a day after the agency said the State Department's environmental review of the long-delayed pipeline was seriously deficient and urged considerable new analysis before any permit decision is taken.
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Climate Change Is in the Air

Climate Change Is in the Air | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Last year climate change became reality for the United States. New York City flooded, a historic drought blanketed the Midwest, and we saw one of the worst fire seasons ever recorded. By July, the U.S.
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US Senators Re-Introduce MLP Act to Level Playing Field for Renewable Energy

US Senators Re-Introduce MLP Act to Level Playing Field for Renewable Energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
JinkoSolar Holding Co. and First Solar Inc. were among solar companies that surged after four U.S.
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New Research Findings Open Door to Zinc-Oxide-based UV Lasers, LED Devices

New Research Findings Open Door to Zinc-Oxide-based UV Lasers, LED Devices | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Raleigh NC (SPX) Apr 26, 2013 - Researchers from North Carolina State University have solved a long-standing materials science problem, making it possible to create new semiconductor devices using zinc oxide (ZnO) - including effi...
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The Great Green Wall Of Africa -- A 4,000 Mile Defense Against Climate Change | PlanetSave

The Great Green Wall Of Africa -- A 4,000 Mile Defense Against Climate Change | PlanetSave | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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U.S. housing rentals the new hot asset | Investing | Financial Post

U.S. housing rentals the new hot asset | Investing | Financial Post | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Investors, including former bankers and bond traders, are rushing to buy and renovate properties, as well as secure Wall Street funding to turn what’s been a mom and pop business into an institutional asset class...
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Wildfires can burn hot without ruining soil

Wildfires can burn hot without ruining soil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 26, 2013 - When scientists torched an entire 22-acre watershed in Portugal in a recent experiment, their research yielded a counterintuitive result: Large, hot fires do not necessarily beget hot, scorched soil...
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Study Led by NUS Scientists Reveals Escalating Cost of Forest Conservation

Study Led by NUS Scientists Reveals Escalating Cost of Forest Conservation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Singapore (SPX) Apr 26, 2013 -
In the face of unprecedented deforestation and biodiversity loss, policy makers are increasingly using financial incentives to encourage conservation.
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What Does It Mean To Be An "American" Corporation?

What does it mean to be an American? What does it mean to be an American corporation? An article in the Wall Street Journal the other day should trigger questions like these.
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Fracking waste deemed too radioactive for hazardous-waste dump

Fracking waste deemed too radioactive for hazardous-waste dump | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A truck full of fracking waste was turned away from a Pennsylvania landfill after it set off a radiation alarm. But, hey, nothing to worry about.
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Wattio: live in a smarthome

Wattio: live in a smarthome | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Wattio brings you a complete solution for saving and managing your home in a smarter way the Wattio's SmartHome 360º. Easy, online, cool.
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Air pollution linked to hardening of arteries

Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries," according to a University of Michigan public health researcher and colleagues from across the U.S.
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Jessica Meyers's comment, April 26, 2013 10:59 AM
People tend to ignore these things until it becomes a serious issue
Austin Groeneveld's comment, April 26, 2013 11:01 AM
Probably Cailyn. Hopefully people will start to become more aware of the harm that pollution causes.
Becca Kolenkiewicz's comment, April 29, 2013 11:04 AM
Most people ignore side effects because they don't think anything bad will happen to them.
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Research Harnesses Solar-Powered Proteins to Filter Harmful Antibiotics from Water

Research Harnesses Solar-Powered Proteins to Filter Harmful Antibiotics from Water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cincinnati OH (SPX) Apr 23, 2013 - New research, just published, details how University of Cincinnati researchers have developed and tested a solar-powered nano filter that is able to remove harmful carcinogens and antibiotics from w...
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HOAs Fight Solar, Homeowners Fight Back

HOAs Fight Solar, Homeowners Fight Back | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
You own your home. You want to save on your electric bill and reduce your carbon footprint. You’ve paid for a roof that can support solar panels. The next step is to research solar installation companies that serve your area, right?
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DOE Selects Four Pilot Projects for Military Drop-in Biofuels Development

DOE Selects Four Pilot Projects for Military Drop-in Biofuels Development | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
After a tumultuous year of opposition and rebuttals from members of Congress, the U.S. biofuels industry was able to maintain support from the more-than-willing U.S. military.
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Microgrids in India: Bringing Light to Those in Need

Microgrids in India: Bringing Light to Those in Need | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Every night, the rural areas of the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in India plunge into complete darkness.
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Recipe for Low-Cost, Biomass-Derived Catalyst for Hydrogen Production

Recipe for Low-Cost, Biomass-Derived Catalyst for Hydrogen Production | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Upton NY (SPX) Apr 26, 2013 -
In a paper to be published in an upcoming issue of Energy and Environmental Science (now available online), researchers at the U.S.
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Watch now: The Retirement Gamble | FRONTLINE | PBS Video

Will your IRA or 401(k) accounts ensure a safe retirement?
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Insights into deadly coral bleaching could help preserve reefs

Insights into deadly coral bleaching could help preserve reefs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 26, 2013 -
Coral reefs are stressed the world over and could be in mortal danger because of climate change. But why do some corals die and others not, even when exposed to the same environmental conditions?
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Sunlit Snow Triggers Atmospheric Cleaning, Ozone Depletion in the Arctic

Sunlit Snow Triggers Atmospheric Cleaning, Ozone Depletion in the Arctic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 26, 2013 - National Science Foundation-funded researchers at Purdue University have discovered that sunlit snow is the major source of atmospheric bromine in the Arctic, the key to unique chemical reactions th...
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Saudi Arabia’s shale gas hopes dashed due to lack of water

Each hydraulically fractured shale well requires several million gallons of water.
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Key mechanism for a common form of Alzheimer's disease discovered

Key mechanism for a common form of Alzheimer's disease discovered | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in collaboration with researchers from Icelandic Heart Association, Sage Bionetworks, and other institutions, have discovered that a network of genes involved in the inflammatory response...
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Troubled slaughter: Big Ag fights to keep out prying eyes

Troubled slaughter: Big Ag fights to keep out prying eyes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The industrial farm lobby is pushing tough laws that turn documenting animal abuse into a criminal activity. How did we get here?
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En Wattio estamos de crowdfunding y hemos querido explicarlo de forma divertida, ¿quieres ver cómo?

En Wattio estamos de crowdfunding y hemos querido explicarlo de forma divertida, ¿quieres ver cómo? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
En Wattio estamos de crowdfunding y hemos querido explicarlo de forma divertida, ¿quieres ver cómo?
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What Went Wrong in West, Texas — and Where Were the Regulators?

What Went Wrong in West, Texas — and Where Were the Regulators? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Seven different agencies regulate fertilizer plants in Texas, but none of them have authority over how close they are to homes and schools.
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