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Arctic scientists see Canada slipping on world stage | Toronto Star

Arctic scientists see Canada slipping on world stage | Toronto Star | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers say the basic science that would let us understand changes occurring in the Arctic is being neglected by Canada and assumed by other countries.
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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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Warming Atlantic Ocean may be causing changes in lobster growth cycle | Toronto Star

Warming Atlantic Ocean may be causing changes in lobster growth cycle | Toronto Star | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lobster fishing is set to start early on the East Coast this spring because of changes to lobsters’ growth cycle that scientists believe may be linked to the warming Atlantic Ocean.
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USA's winter was warmer and wetter than average

USA's winter was warmer and wetter than average | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The winter of 2012-13 in the USA was both warmer and wetter than average, according to data released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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In Search of Energy Miracles

In Search of Energy Miracles | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While scientists race to develop a technology, probably nuclear-based, that can slake our energy thirst without a huge environmental cost, it would be folly to wait that long to tackle carbon emissions.
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Heatwaves to hit wildlife hard – Features – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Heatwaves to hit wildlife hard – Features – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Birds and animals have their own ways of coping with heatwaves. But as Australia's climate heats up, their coping mechanisms are expected to become less effective.
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What Coal-Train Dust Means For Human Health · EarthFix · KUOW

What Coal-Train Dust Means For Human Health · EarthFix · KUOW | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

 With five coal export terminals under consideration in Washington and Oregon, Northwest residents are grappling for the first time with issues that are old hat in coal states like West Virginia and Kentucky.

One of those issues: coal dust. How much of it will escape along the journey from mines in Wyoming and Montana to proposed export terminals on the West Coast? And what might that dust mean for public health?

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Noble Profit: A Moment with Nat Goldhaber, Claremont Creek Ventures | Vol 1

Noble Profit: A Moment with Nat Goldhaber, Claremont Creek Ventures | Vol 1 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'Noble Profit: A Moment with Nat Goldhaber, Claremont Creek Ventures | Vol 1' blog post by Guest Contributors.

Venture capitalist Nat Goldhaber believes we are in serious jeapardy of becoming victims to our own need for energy. In this interview, the managing director of Claremont Creek Ventures shares his insights about the future of solar energy, why California's energy policies make it easier to switch from traditional to clean tech, and offers the firm's investment in Clean Power Finance to illustrate how more consumers can switch to clean tech sources at low costs.

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Join the Solar Freedom Cause to Reduce Rooftop Installation Costs by 50%

Join the Solar Freedom Cause to Reduce Rooftop Installation Costs by 50% | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The issue: Although panel prices have plummeted in the past five years, installling a rooftop system in the U.S. costs twice as much as it does in Germany.
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George Monbiot – Smart Phones, Dumb Companies

George Monbiot – Smart Phones, Dumb Companies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
17 years, and the phone companies still haven’t sorted out the issue of conflict minerals By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 12th March 2013 If you are too well connected, you stop thinking.
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First Nations and Quebecers call for moratorium on uranium mines | MINING.com

First Nations and Quebecers call for moratorium on uranium mines | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In addition to multiple non-profit organizations, more than 300 town councils have adopted resolutions to oppose uranium mining.
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Automated analysis of digital records could expose intimate details, personality traits of millions, study finds

Automated analysis of digital records could expose intimate details, personality traits of millions, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

New research, published today in the journal PNAS, shows that surprisingly accurate estimates of Facebook users' race, age, IQ, sexuality, personality, substance use and political views can be inferred from automated analysis of only their Facebook Likes - information currently publicly available by default.

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Hope for threatened Tasmanian devils: Research paves way for vaccine development

Hope for threatened Tasmanian devils: Research paves way for vaccine development | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New research paves the way for the development of a vaccine for the Tasmanian devil, currently on the brink of extinction because of a contagious cancer.
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GRANTS PASS, Ore.: Investors drop out of Coos Bay coal port project | Northwest News | The Bellingham Herald

GRANTS PASS, Ore.: Investors drop out of Coos Bay coal port project | Northwest News | The Bellingham Herald | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A California marine terminal management company has until the end of the month to decide if it still wants to try to develop the Port of Coos Bay to ship coal mined in Montana and Wyoming to Asia, now that two of its partners have dropped out.
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Australia toughens environmental hurdles on coal, CSG mining - AlertNet

Australia will impose tougher environmental hurdles on coal and coal seam gas mining, responding to mounting public concern about protection of fragile water resources from the impact of extraction, Environment Minister Tony Burke said on Tuesday.

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Blame allergies on shifting climate?

If the increasingly watery eyes, wheezing chest and itchy skin rash aren’t enough, just wait. Allergies and asthma have been on the rise, and while theories abound, scientists increasingly say climate change might be to blame.

Between 2001 and 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, asthma increased 12.3 percent, particularly among children, African Americans, poor people and women. During roughly that same time period, from 1997 to 2007, food allergies among children jumped up 18 percent. And a child with food allergies is more likely than others to experience other allergies, like respiratory and skin allergies.

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Setback to Boeing’s Hopes for Longer Range for 787

Setback to Boeing’s Hopes for Longer Range for 787 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Because of recent incidents with the jet’s battery, an advanced feature allowing for new flight paths may not receive approval for months, which could dilute the jet’s appeal.
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Autos: Hybrid-electrics race for mainstream and high-end buyers -- 03/11/2013 -- www.eenews.net

Autos: Hybrid-electrics race for mainstream and high-end buyers -- 03/11/2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
They may not be there just yet, but hybrid vehicles of all types and sizes are gunning for mainstream status.
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In U.S., nuclear energy loses momentum amid economic head winds, safety issues

In U.S., nuclear energy loses momentum amid economic head winds, safety issues | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Two years after the Fukushima crisis, the American atomic power industry faces major challenges of its own.
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Economic Sustainability: Ultimately about Energy

Economic Sustainability: Ultimately about Energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'Economic Sustainability: Ultimately about Energy' blog post by John Ikerd.
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It's Rocky, but the Transition to Clean Energy is Well Underway

It's Rocky, but the Transition to Clean Energy is Well Underway | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The sequester. Continued Congressional gridlock. Declining levels of venture capital funding. High-profile bankruptcies. The boom in low-cost natural gas.
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Is Japan Squandering Opportunity for Renewables after Fukushima Crisis?

Is Japan Squandering Opportunity for Renewables after Fukushima Crisis? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Japan is wasting the opportunity of the Fukushima disaster by failing to use the crisis and public opposition toward nuclear reactors to form an energy mix more reliant on renewable energy, Canadian author, environmentalist and geneticist David...
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Going clean and green: abandoned iron ore mine transforming into hydro plant | MINING.com

Going clean and green: abandoned iron ore mine transforming into hydro plant | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ontario iron ore mine to become a hydro power storage facility.
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Asteroid mining to dominate the industry: experts | MINING.com

Asteroid mining to dominate the industry: experts | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Geologists believe that asteroids hold iron ore, nickel and precious metals at much higher concentrations than those found on Earth.
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New X-ray imaging technique yields unprecedented measurements of nanoscale structures

New X-ray imaging technique yields unprecedented measurements of nanoscale structures | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

(Phys.org) —Photographers rely on precision lenses to generate well-focused and crystal-clear images. These high-quality optics—readily available and produced in huge quantities—are often taken for granted.But as scientists explore the details of materials spanning just billionths of a meter, engineering the nanoscale equivalent of a camera lens becomes notoriously difficult.

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