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Was Iowa's data center success due to wind energy?

Was Iowa's data center success due to wind energy? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One of the factors cited Tuesday in steering the much sought-after project to Altoona, Iowa, instead of Kearney, Neb., is that renewable energy is a big deal for Facebook.
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NM grapples with tough choices as drought persists

NM grapples with tough choices as drought persists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

In southern New Mexico, the mighty Rio Grande has gone dry — reduced to a sandy wash winding from this chile farming community to the nation's leading pecan-producing county. Only puddles remain, leaving gangs of carp to huddle together in a desperate effort to avoid the fate of thousands of freshwater clams, their shells empty and broken on the river bottom.

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When Power Meets Purpose: 6 Ways Corporations and Activists Can Unite

When Power Meets Purpose: 6 Ways Corporations and Activists Can Unite | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'When Power Meets Purpose: 6 Ways Corporations and Activists Can Unite' blog post by Bill Shireman.
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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Home Page

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Home Page | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

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charles hugh smith-The Global Status Quo Strategy: Do More of What Has Failed Spectacularly

charles hugh smith-The Global Status Quo Strategy: Do More of What Has Failed Spectacularly | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The weblog, wEssays, feature articles and
works of fiction of Charles Hugh Smith
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.: San Francisco official probes whether Nevada is 'patient dumping' | McClatchy Tribune News Service | The Bellingham Herald

SACRAMENTO, Calif.: San Francisco official probes whether Nevada is 'patient dumping' | McClatchy Tribune News Service | The Bellingham Herald | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Monday opened a formal investigation into whether the state of Nevada improperly "dumped" psychiatric patients in his city and throughout California.
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Time for Growth: Austerity Has 'Reached its Limits,' Barroso Says - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Time for Growth: Austerity Has 'Reached its Limits,' Barroso Says - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has said that Europe has reached the political limits of its austerity measures, suggesting that crisis countries should get more time to consolidate their budgets.
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Canada warns against US rejection of pipeline

Canada warns against US rejection of pipeline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) April 24, 2013 - A senior Canadian official on Wednesday warned against a US rejection of the massive Keystone XL pipeline, saying it would be a serious reversal in the neighbors' energy relationship.
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Malaria: biting into the climate change debate

Malaria: biting into the climate change debate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

With modern drugs, insecticides and the prospects for vaccination, malaria should be a thing of the past. However, our ability to keep malaria at bay is now facing a new challenge - climate change.

Malaria is an infectious disease which results in the infection of red blood cells, and reduces the blood’s oxygen-carrying capacity. The parasite Plasmodium that causes malaria can be divided into four different species. The most common species of malaria isP. vivax, and is found in temperate climate zones, as well as in the tropics. Within the tropic and sub-tropic regions, where malaria is a large problem, P. falciparum is also a very common species of malaria. Female mosquitoes are the transmitters of the malaria parasite, and therefore the infection rate of malaria relies heavily on the survival of female mosquito populations.

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Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Make a Comeback

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Make a Comeback | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A giant trout once believed to be extinct is again delighting anglers at Pyramid Lake in Nevada after an intense federal and tribal effort to restore it.
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Zelectric Bug (VW Bug Turned Into An EV)

Zelectric Bug (VW Bug Turned Into An EV) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared on San Diego Goes Green (all images courtesy Zelectric Motors).



Electric cars and VW bugs? What do they have in common and why would you want to learn more about them?
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Report Sees U.S. as Top Oil Producer, Overtaking Saudi Arabia, in 5 Years

Report Sees U.S. as Top Oil Producer, Overtaking Saudi Arabia, in 5 Years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The International Energy Agency also said the United States would be a net exporter by 2030, partly because of advances in unlocking reserves in shale rock.
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EPA Schools State Department On Keystone XL Pipeline

EPA Schools State Department On Keystone XL Pipeline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The deadline for public comments on the State Department's environmental review of the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline passed on Monday, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency came in just under the wire with a scathing review of the review.
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Donald Trump's anti-windfarm ads banned over 'misleading' images

Donald Trump's anti-windfarm ads banned over 'misleading' images | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Watchdog also says US billionaire's Scottish golf resort could not substantiate claim that tourism will be harmed by turbines. By Mark Sweney
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Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan: The Challenges of Being Too Ambitious

Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan: The Challenges of Being Too Ambitious | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan was created and launched amid much fanfare in 2010. It was lauded for its ambitious goals, an exhaustive list of metrics and for its commitment to put sustainable and equitable growth at the heart of its business model.
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DOE Solar Decathlon: About Solar Decathlon

DOE Solar Decathlon: About Solar Decathlon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002; the competition has since occurred biennially in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011.

The next event will take place Oct. 3–13, 2013, at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. The competition houses will be open to visitors on eight days over two weekends. Public hours will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily:

Thursday, Oct. 3–Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013Thursday, Oct. 10–Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
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United States' Solar Decathlon Readies for Its First Road Trip

United States' Solar Decathlon Readies for Its First Road Trip | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world’s first Solar Decathlon was held in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall, our nation’s front yard, in 2002.
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Parents cutback on food for kids to cope with rising prices

Parents cutback on food for kids to cope with rising prices | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A fifth of UK parents are buying less food for their children due to rising prices with families in the South East hit the hardest.
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Utah cancer clinics turning away Medicare patients

Cuts to Medicare are driving Utah cancer clinics to turn away patients and refer them instead to hospitals for treatment. Oncologists say the cuts, ordered April 1 under the recent budget sequester, reduced what Medicare ...
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Greenpeace activists board coal ship off Australia reef

Greenpeace activists board coal ship off Australia reef | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sydney (AFP) April 24, 2013 - Six activists from conservation group Greenpeace boarded a coal carrier on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef Wednesday, calling for an end to exports of the fuel.
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New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid

New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.

"For solar and wind power to be used in a significant way, we need a battery made of economical materials that are easy to scale and still efficient," said Yi Cui, a Stanford associate professor of materials science and engineering and a member of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, a SLAC/Stanford joint institute.

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WHO says new bird strain is one of most lethal flu viruses

WHO says new bird strain is one of most lethal flu viruses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - A new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is one of the most lethal of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain that has killed hundreds...
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Solar Impulse (Solar-Powered Plane) Up Close

Solar Impulse (Solar-Powered Plane) Up Close | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One of our readers, a relatively new blogger over at 1Sun4All.com, recently had the opportunity to visit the popular solar-powered plane known as Solar Impulse.
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100 Percent Renewable Energy is 100 Percent Possible | The Energy Collective

100 Percent Renewable Energy is 100 Percent Possible | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Even those in favor of renewable energy have been known to debate how much of our power it can provide. But at the conference, the question was not whether we can get to 100%. Instead, speakers asked, How do we get there?
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