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UBS reports bonus payments equal to net loss

UBS reports bonus payments equal to net loss | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
UBS handed out CHF2.5 billion ($2.6 billion) in bonuses to top employees last year, the same amount as its annual losses recorded in 2012. The bank’s newest executive received a soon-to-be-banned “golden hello” bonus worth CHF25 million.
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The Mystery of the Vanishing DDT in the Ocean Near Los Angeles: Scientific American

The Mystery of the Vanishing DDT in the Ocean Near Los Angeles: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A deposit of 110 tons of the banned pesticide has rapidly shrunk on the ocean floor and cast doubt on the need to mount an expensive cleanup
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A Silver (Actually Cesium) Lining: Traces of Fukushima Disaster Fallout Help Scientists Track Tuna: Scientific American

A Silver (Actually Cesium) Lining: Traces of Fukushima Disaster Fallout Help Scientists Track Tuna: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Radioactive cesium from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster shows up in bluefin tuna off the California coast, offering researchers a way to follow the fish's migratory history
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Is Natural Gas Critical to Reducing U.S. Carbon Emissions? | The Energy Collective

Is Natural Gas Critical to Reducing U.S. Carbon Emissions? | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Besides further increasing renewable energy supplies and increasing energy efficiency, can U.S. total carbon emissions be substantially reduced without increased lower carbon natural gas?
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Is Natural Gas Critical to Reducing U.S. Carbon Emissions? | The Energy Collective

Is Natural Gas Critical to Reducing U.S. Carbon Emissions? | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Besides further increasing renewable energy supplies and increasing energy efficiency, can U.S. total carbon emissions be substantially reduced without increased lower carbon natural gas?
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Energy Efficiency Could Save US Billions, Create 1.3 Million Jobs By 2030

Energy Efficiency Could Save US Billions, Create 1.3 Million Jobs By 2030 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If you were choosing an investment strategy, you’d probably choose the option that would double your money, right? Now, what if that same investment could create millions of jobs and reduce carbon emissions?
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Will Alternative Energy Growth Tank During New Fossil-Fuel Glut? [Slide Show]: Scientific American

Will Alternative Energy Growth Tank During New Fossil-Fuel Glut? [Slide Show]: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Abundant natural gas may undermine alternative energy sources, whether nuclear or electro-fuels
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American Pipeline Will Diminish Energy Security, Prominent Canadian Says | InsideClimate News

American Pipeline Will Diminish Energy Security, Prominent Canadian Says | InsideClimate News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Prominent Canadian economist Robyn Allan made waves in Canada last year with papers claiming that rapid oil sands growth would do more economic harm than good for her country.
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Dilbit Sinks in Enbridge Oil Spill, but Floats in Its Lab Study | InsideClimate News

Dilbit Sinks in Enbridge Oil Spill, but Floats in Its Lab Study | InsideClimate News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A recent industry-backed study of diluted bitumen, the Canadian crude oil that would be shipped through the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, contradicts what environmentalists have said for years—that diluted bitumen, or dilbit, sinks in water and is...
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Resource Insights: Oil's average price posts new records and they’re telling us it’s abundant!

Resource Insights: Oil's average price posts new records and they’re telling us it’s abundant! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

It is a slick piece of public relations to convince people to disregard what is right in front of them and believe the opposite. And yet, that is what the oil industry has achieved with an oh-so obviously coordinated campaign to tell the public and policymakers that there is no need to be concerned about future oil supplies.

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German Central Bank Doubles Reserves

German Central Bank Doubles Reserves | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The move is an expression of uneasiness with measures by the European Central Bank to combat the euro crisis.
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Military tuition assistance another casualty of the sequester

Military tuition assistance another casualty of the sequester | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Active service military members in the Army, Navy and Marines will no longer get assistance to further their educations.
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India offers $532 million to states hit by drought, floods

India offers $532 million to states hit by drought, floods | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New Delhi (AFP) March 13, 2013 - India's government on Wednesday offered millions of dollars to states hit by drought or floods, marking half the funds for a western zone were millions face their worst water shortage since 1972.
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Senate Report Blames Bank Execs For Whale Loss

Senate Report Blames Bank Execs For Whale Loss | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — A Senate panel on Thursday issued a scathing assessment of JPMorgan's $6.2 billion trading loss last year. The investigation found that bank officials ignored growing risks and hid losses from investors and federal regulators.
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The Not-So-Mysterious Loss of Salt Marshes and Ecosystem Services | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

The Not-So-Mysterious Loss of Salt Marshes and Ecosystem Services | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mosquitos by the droves. Polluted coastal waters. Increased storm surge vulnerability. Loss of habitat for crabs, shellfish and vast numbers of beautiful bird species including sparrows ...
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Still in Search of the Energy Unknown: A Q&A with ARPA-E Director Cheryl Martin: Scientific American

Still in Search of the Energy Unknown: A Q&A with ARPA-E Director Cheryl Martin: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Amid rising oil and gas production, can the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy get the U.S. to develop alternative, cleaner energy solutions?
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Faint Praise for Nuclear Energy in New Documentary [VIDEO] | The Energy Collective

Faint Praise for Nuclear Energy in New Documentary [VIDEO] | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There is not a single mention of the ‘N’ (nuclear) word; the closest the documentary’s promotional clip comes to acknowledging the existence of nuclear energy is a brief shot of cooling towers.
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On Climate Change: U.S. Should Act to Reduce Short-Lived Pollutants | The Energy Collective

On Climate Change: U.S. Should Act to Reduce Short-Lived Pollutants | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Reducing emissions of carbon dioxide is critical, but curbing greenhouse gases with shorter atmospheric lifetimes will have significant near-term climate and public health benefits.
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New Zero-Down, No-Risk Energy Efficiency Investment Fund Aims To Unlock $150 Billion In Savings

New Zero-Down, No-Risk Energy Efficiency Investment Fund Aims To Unlock $150 Billion In Savings | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Double your money, create more than 1 million jobs and make a big dent in US carbon and greenhouse gas emissions – that's what could be realized if the US were to double energy productivity by 2030, according to the Alliance Commission on National...
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Plasmonics: Model makes light work of nanocircuits

Plasmonics: Model makes light work of nanocircuits | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A numerical simulation predicts the behavior of a component that controls light for faster computing.
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Keystone Report Skirts Climate Analysis Required Under Law, Lawyers Say | InsideClimate News

Keystone Report Skirts Climate Analysis Required Under Law, Lawyers Say | InsideClimate News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON—The surprising message of the State Department's latest Keystone review—that the decision whether to approve the disputed pipeline won't have much effect on the environment—can be traced to the way the agency framed the report.
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Forget climate change; economics will doom tar sands & fracking — Transition Voice

Forget climate change; economics will doom tar sands & fracking — Transition Voice | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate activists want to keep ultra-dirty unconventional oil and gas in the ground. But soon, poor energy return alone may end tar sands and fracking projects.
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Students Rally Against Proposed Tuition Hike

Students Rally Against Proposed Tuition Hike | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dozens of students rallied on the campus of Central Connecticut State University to speak out against proposed increases to their tuition and fees.
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Spain unveils $4.6-billion plan to get young back to work

Spain unveils $4.6-billion plan to get young back to work | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Government seeks to stem relentless tide of layoffs and lengthening jobless queues
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