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Why are US firms going 'green': CEOs or customers?

Why are US firms going 'green': CEOs or customers? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The number of large US corporations with a climate, energy strategy has soared in the past five years, a new survey says. Customers, employees are the two major forces pushing change.
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Don't Fear That Expired Food : NPR

Don't Fear That Expired Food : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When food passes its sell-by date, it's swept from the supermarket shelf. But that doesn't mean it's not safe to eat. Taste and smell are usually better indicators of a food's safety.
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Thousands flee Malaysia floods, dam wall broken

Thousands flee Malaysia floods, dam wall broken | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Dec 26, 2012 - Floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Malaysia forced almost 14,000 people to flee their homes and seek shelter at relief centres, the official Bernama news agency said Wednesday.
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Seven dead as US storm snarls post-Christmas travel

Seven dead as US storm snarls post-Christmas travel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chicago (AFP) Dec 26, 2012 - A massive winter storm system that whipped up tornadoes, ice and snow from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes on Christmas Day, killing at least seven people, headed for the northeastern US Wednesday.
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Fluctuating environment may have driven human evolution

Fluctuating environment may have driven human evolution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
University Park PA (SPX) Dec 27, 2012 -
A series of rapid environmental changes in East Africa roughly 2 million years ago may be responsible for driving human evolution, according to researchers at Penn State and Rutgers University.
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When the ice melts, the Earth spews fire

When the ice melts, the Earth spews fire | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Dec 24, 2012 -
It has long been known that volcanic activity can cause short-term variations in climate.
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New whole plant therapy shows promise as an effective and economical treatment for malaria

New whole plant therapy shows promise as an effective and economical treatment for malaria | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Worcester MA (SPX) Dec 26, 2012 - In the worldwide battle to curtail malaria, one of the most prevalent and deadly infectious diseases of the developing world, drug after drug has fallen by the wayside as the malaria parasite has be...
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Inhabitat’s Top Clean Energy Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top Clean Energy Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Inhabitat's most popular renewable energy, solar power, wind power, and alternative energy stories of 2012.
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Forecaster WSI expects Jan-March cold for northern U.S

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Temperatures across much of the northern half of the United States will be colder than normal during the first quarter, private forecaster Weather Services International said on Wednesday.After...
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How smart buildings become radically efficient

How smart buildings become radically efficient | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Next-gen buildings generate business value for owners, occupants and utilities through intelligent IT tools defined by social business, cloud computing, big data analytics and mobility.
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Baker’s Dozen: Sampling the Best Science Books of 2012 | Cocktail Party Physics, Scientific American Blog Network

Baker’s Dozen: Sampling the Best Science Books of 2012 | Cocktail Party Physics, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Every year, my former co-blogger, author Allyson Beatrice, compiles a handy list of science books for kids, just in time for last-minute holiday shopping. Sometimes I ...
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Perchlorate in Drinking Water Raises Health Concerns: Scientific American

Perchlorate in Drinking Water Raises Health Concerns: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Besides its potential to cause endocrine system and reproductive problems, perchlorate is considered a “likely human carcinogen” by the EPA
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Can Silicon Valley Adapt to Climate Change?: Scientific American

Can Silicon Valley Adapt to Climate Change?: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The high-tech mecca will have to focus its short attention span on long-term planning for sea-level rise and other global warming impacts
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The Nickel Pincher: How to Freeze and Store Food without Using Plastic | Rodale News

The Nickel Pincher: How to Freeze and Store Food without Using Plastic | Rodale News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Plastic baggies and cling wrap may be popular containers for freezing food, but there are better, less-wasteful, less-plastic options.
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Four dead as heavy rains flood Iraq capital

Four dead as heavy rains flood Iraq capital | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Baghdad (AFP) Dec 26, 2012 - The worst rains to hit Baghdad in 30 years left four people dead and many of the Iraqi capital's residents struggling to cope with heavy flooding on Wednesday as the government declared a national holiday.
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'Yak insurance' plan saving Nepal's snow leopard

'Yak insurance' plan saving Nepal's snow leopard | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kathmandu (AFP) Dec 26, 2012 - The remorse felt by Himali Chungda Sherpa after he killed three snow leopard cubs in retaliation for his lost cattle inspired him to set up a scheme to prevent other herders from doing the same.
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CryoSat hits land

CryoSat hits land | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (ESA) Dec 27, 2012 -
ESA's ice mission is now giving scientists a closer look at oceans, coastal areas, inland water bodies and even land, reaching above and beyond its original objectives.
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Miners file South Africa's biggest ever class-action lawsuit against gold giants | MINING.com

Miners file South Africa's biggest ever class-action lawsuit against gold giants | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
South African miners believed to suffer from the world's highest tuberculosis rates
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Death of hemlock trees yields new life for hardwood trees, but at what cost to the ecosystem?

Death of hemlock trees yields new life for hardwood trees, but at what cost to the ecosystem? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Urbana IL (SPX) Dec 26, 2012 -
Due to the introduction of exotic pests and pathogens, tree species are being eliminated one by one from forest ecosystems.
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How shrubs are reducing the positive contribution of peatlands to climate

How shrubs are reducing the positive contribution of peatlands to climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Peatlands (bogs, turf moors) are among the most important ecosystems worldwide for the storage of atmospheric carbon and thus for containing the climate warming process.
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What’s Damaging Marshes on U.S. Coast and Why It Matters by Kevin Dennehy: Yale Environment 360

What’s Damaging Marshes on U.S. Coast and Why It Matters by Kevin Dennehy: Yale Environment 360 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A nine-year study led by researcher Linda Deegan points to the damage that human-caused nutrients inflict on salt marshes along the U.S. East Coast.
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World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line Opens in China

World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line Opens in China | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world’s longest high-speed rail line, connecting Beijing in the north to Guangzhou in southern China was opened on Wednesday.
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Sustainable Eating: From Bunnies to Black-Eyed Peas (re-broadcast) | Sea Change Radio

Sustainable Eating: From Bunnies to Black-Eyed Peas (re-broadcast) | Sea Change Radio | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When you think about living sustainably, what comes to mind first? Driving less, recycling, avoiding plastics? For this week’s guests on Sea Change Radio,
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After 40 Years, Has Recycling Lived Up to Its Billing?: Scientific American

After 40 Years, Has Recycling Lived Up to Its Billing?: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The practice is considered a huge success, saving natural resources and keeping about a third of the solid waste out of quickly filling landfills
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Could Climate Change Boost Toxic Algal Blooms in the Oceans?: Scientific American

Could Climate Change Boost Toxic Algal Blooms in the Oceans?: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Preliminary research hints that ocean acidification may promote some types of algal blooms that make people and animals sick
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