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Interagency Report Published on Information Required for Short-Term Water Management Decisions

Interagency Report Published on Information Required for Short-Term Water Management Decisions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 11, 2013 - Adapting to future climate change impacts requires capabilities in hydroclimate monitoring, short-term prediction and application of such information to support contemporary water management decisio...
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Harmful Algal Blooms Increase as Lake Water Warms: Scientific American

Harmful Algal Blooms Increase as Lake Water Warms: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Increasing temperatures as a result of climate change have aided blooms of algae
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What Will It Take to Solve Climate Change? | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

What Will It Take to Solve Climate Change? | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia had to add a new color to its weather maps this week. Meteorologists used royal purple to denote an off-the-charts high temperature of 50 degrees ...
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California Megaflood: Lessons from A Forgotten Catastrophe: Scientific American

California Megaflood: Lessons from A Forgotten Catastrophe: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A 43-day storm that began in December 1861 put central and southern California underwater for up to six months, and it could happen again
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Telescopes That Look Into Space Can Help Find Nukes On Earth

Telescopes That Look Into Space Can Help Find Nukes On Earth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Very Large Array (that’s its real name) is a radio astronomy observatory in the plains of New Mexico made up of 27 enormous antennas.
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January 9 News: Interior Department To Conduct High-Level Review Of Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plans

January 9 News: Interior Department To Conduct High-Level Review Of Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plans | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
After a series of serious mishaps involving Shell Oil’s Arctic ocean oil drilling equipment, federal officials said they will conduct a 60-day assessment of the proposed offshore drilling program in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, off the north...
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Hacking The Planet: World Economic Forum Raises Concerns About ‘Rogue’ Geoengineering

Hacking The Planet: World Economic Forum Raises Concerns About ‘Rogue’ Geoengineering | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum has put out a new report on global risks for 2013, and the report’s chapter on “X factors” — concerns more remote than the report’s primary risks, but still worthy of note — includes a section on rogue “geoengineering”...
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Year in Review: 10 Things You Should Know about Food and Agriculture in 2012

Year in Review: 10 Things You Should Know about Food and Agriculture in 2012 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Do EVs Make Good Cents or Sense? | The Energy Collective

Do EVs Make Good Cents or Sense? | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
David Herron of Torque News stated in his article “60 kWh Tesla Model S rated at 208 mile electric driving range by EPA:” 
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1 Year Of Volt Ownership: Costs Of Operations & Comparisons

1 Year Of Volt Ownership: Costs Of Operations & Comparisons | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
 
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Ford Fusion Wins AOL Autos 2012 Car Of The Year

Ford Fusion Wins AOL Autos 2012 Car Of The Year | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
 
The staff over at AOL Autos did what many websites do at the end of the year and nominated its top 5 products of the year; in AOL Auto's case, the top 5 cars from 2012.

The winner? The 2013 Ford Fusion.
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China's carbon intensity falls over 3.5 percent in 2012: official

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's carbon intensity, or its emissions relative to economic output, fell more than 3.5 percent in 2012, outperforming its average annual target, China's chief climate change official...
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The flu is here, and it's bad: What you can do to avoid it

The flu is here, and it's bad: What you can do to avoid it | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The best way to protect yourself against the flu is to get the flu shot, and the best time for that is before the flu season starts.
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Heat-resistant corals provide clues to climate change survival

Heat-resistant corals provide clues to climate change survival | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stanford CA (SPX) Jan 11, 2013 -
In a future shaped by climate change, only the strong - or heat-resistant - will survive.
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Will We Come to Grips with Nuclear Weapons?: Scientific American

Will We Come to Grips with Nuclear Weapons?: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If the world can't manage to cast off the ultimate weapons by the middle of the century, we may face extinction
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Oil Sands Raise Levels of Cancer-Causing Compounds in Regional Waters: Scientific American

Oil Sands Raise Levels of Cancer-Causing Compounds in Regional Waters: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
From carcinogens to acid rain, tar sands development is raising levels of industrial pollution across the north
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Megastorms Could Drown Massive Portions of California: Scientific American

Huge flows of vapor in the atmosphere, dubbed "atmospheric rivers," have unleashed massive floods every 200 years, and climate change could bring more of them
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Rethinking Wedges: We Need A Lot of Clean Energy To Stabilize Near 2°C Warming So We Better Start Deployment ASAP

Rethinking Wedges: We Need A Lot of Clean Energy To Stabilize Near 2°C Warming So We Better Start Deployment ASAP | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study underscores the point that we need to start deploying every last bit of carbon-free energy starting ASAP to have a reasonable chance of avoiding catastrophic levels of carbon pollution.
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Big Oil Lobby Claims The Industry ‘Gets No Subsidies, Zero, Nothing’

Big Oil Lobby Claims The Industry ‘Gets No Subsidies, Zero, Nothing’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Despite ranking among the most profitable corporations in the world, Big Oil benefits from $4 billion in annual tax breaks.
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Republican And Democratic Scientists: Leaders Must ‘Speak To The Reality Of Human Caused Climate Change’

Republican And Democratic Scientists: Leaders Must ‘Speak To The Reality Of Human Caused Climate Change’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Union of Concerned Scientists has releasing a new video featuring two climate scientists calling for bipartisan action on climate change.
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Oil Remains King, But Coal and Natural Gas Use Continue to Grow | Worldwatch Institute

Oil Remains King, But Coal and Natural Gas Use Continue to Grow | Worldwatch Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Nearly 12% of UK’s Electricity Now Produced by Renewables | The Energy Collective

Nearly 12% of UK’s Electricity Now Produced by Renewables | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show renewable energy is now providing almost 12% of the UK’s electricity.The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources increased to 11.7% in the third quarter...
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$120 Million “Manhattan Project” To Avert Critical Materials Shortage

$120 Million “Manhattan Project” To Avert Critical Materials Shortage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
  Dysprosium, terbium, europium, neodymium and yttrium: if you can't pronounce them that's okay, all you need to know is that the near-term supply of these five rare earth metals is on shaky ground, just when they have been emerging as critical...
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Interactive Tool For Developing A Cleaner Energy Future

Interactive Tool For Developing A Cleaner Energy Future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
 
NREL just made a big announcement regarding an interactive tool it has created for developing a cleaner energy future. Here's the full announcement (screenshot from the BITES website added):

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Climate-proofing cities: Not something conservatives are going to be good at

Climate-proofing cities: Not something conservatives are going to be good at | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
To prepare cities for climate change, we’re going to need government spending, government planning, and density. Right-wingers are unlikely to play along.
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