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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

http://www.empowerbpo.com This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recip...
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Monsoon, or later

Monsoon, or later | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A farmer walks through a dry, cracked paddy-field on the outskirts of Jammu.
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Clean Energy View: Scott Davis Discusses Serious Microhydro

Clean Energy View: Scott Davis Discusses Serious Microhydro | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Waterpower is the largest source of renewable energy in the world today, and microhydro is a mature, proven technology that can provide clean, inexpensive, renewable energy with little or no impact on the environment.
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'Perpetual motion' drives electric cars

'Perpetual motion' drives electric cars | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Driving an electric Renault Fluence ZE around London's leafy Wimbledon is not merely a serene experience - it is also a sign of things to come.
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Zeitgeist Media Festival 2012 Main Event - Los Angeles PROMO

The 2nd Annual Zeitgeist Media Festival "Changing the World Through Art" Avalon's Bardot, Hollywood CA Sunday, August 5th, 20124:00pm -- 11:00pm (Doors Open ...
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Are climate sceptics more likely to be conspiracy theorists?

Are climate sceptics more likely to be conspiracy theorists? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Adam Corner: New research finds that sceptics also tend to support conspiracy theories such as the moon landing being faked...

It might seem odd to lump climate change – a scientific theory supported by thousands of peer-reviewed papers and hundreds of independent lines of evidence – with conspiracy theories like these. But new research to be published in a forthcoming issue of Psychological Science has found a link between the endorsement of conspiracy theories and the rejection of established facts about climate science

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Nationwide Insurance won’t insure fracturing

After Nationwide Insurance publicly announced it wouldn’t offer coverage for property damage caused by hydraulic fracturing, the aftermath that ensued lit up a firestorm of anti-fracking rhetoric.
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Invader in white: Activists demand an immediate rollback of Canada’s decision to resume mining of carcinogenic asbestos

Invader in white: Activists demand an immediate rollback of Canada’s decision to resume mining of carcinogenic asbestos | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

After the only two remaining asbestos mines in Canada’s Quebec province wrapped up operations in 2011, the country became asbestos-mining free for the first time in 130 years. But, in a recent move that has stunned several environmental, health, labour and human rights organisations, the government of Quebec has sanctioned a $58 million loan to revive the inoperative ‘Jeffrey Mine’ to resume asbestos mining.

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Two years after oil spill, town and its creek are reshaped

Two years after oil spill, town and its creek are reshaped | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Now, Talmadge Creek is slowly headed back to normal, insomuch as normal is possible. The same could be said for the human ecosystem and the empty homes still surrounding the spill area.
The disaster itself was overshadowed by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that same summer, but it offers lessons for other communities and for other pipeline companies eager to tap Canada's lucrative oil sands market for American dollars.
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Anti-nuke protesters surround Japanese parliament : Stltoday

Anti-nuke protesters surround Japanese parliament   : Stltoday | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Read the latest St. Louis crime, weather, traffic, St. Charles, Missouri, Illinois & breaking news from the St.
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In Texas, Arguing That Heat Can Be a Death Sentence for Prisoners

In Texas, Arguing That Heat Can Be a Death Sentence for Prisoners | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Prisoners’ rights advocates believe that the lack of air-conditioning in most Texas state prisons puts inmates’ lives at risk.
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40,000 evacuated from homes as floods peak -- Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 -- English Window to China New

MORE than 40,000 people in central China's Yellow River area have been evacuated from their homes to safer areas as flood waters peak in Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces.

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The London Array: the world's largest offshore wind farm - Telegraph

The London Array: the world's largest offshore wind farm - Telegraph | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As Britain strives to meet European renewable energy targets, the world’s largest offshore wind farm is rising from the waves off the coasts of Kent and Essex.
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Bombshell: Koch-Funded Study Finds ‘Global Warming Is Real’, ‘On The High End’ And ‘Essentially All’ Due To Carbon Pollution

Bombshell: Koch-Funded Study Finds ‘Global Warming Is Real’, ‘On The High End’ And ‘Essentially All’ Due To Carbon Pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
“The decadal land-surface average temperature using a 10-year moving average of surface temperatures over land. Anomalies are relative to the Jan 1950 – December 1979 mean.
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Materials & Energy Values of Biomass Briquettes | ecogreen4us

Materials & Energy Values of Biomass Briquettes | ecogreen4us | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
List of biomass raw materials and its calorific values for green energy.
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Agriculture: Could Africa hold the answers to America's drought woes? -- 07/26/2012 -- www.eenews.net

Agriculture: Could Africa hold the answers to America's drought woes? -- 07/26/2012 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world's poorest continent could offer clues to how America's farmers might cope with a hotter, drier climate, leading agriculture experts say.
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25 Years After First Solar Restaurant, Germany Breaks 25% Renewable Energy Barrier

25 Years After First Solar Restaurant, Germany Breaks 25% Renewable Energy Barrier | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the Rappenecker Hütte celebrates 25 years as Europe's First Solar Restaurant, Germany sets a new record: more than 25% renewable energy in the first half of 2012.
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Climate change study forces sceptical scientists to change minds

Climate change study forces sceptical scientists to change minds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Earth's land has warmed by 1.5C over the past 250 years and "humans are almost entirely the cause", according to a scientific study set up to address climate change sceptics' concerns about whether human-induced global warming is occurring.
Prof Richard Muller, a physicist and climate change sceptic who founded the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (Best) project, said he was surprised by the findings. "We were not expecting this, but as scientists, it is our duty to let the evidence change our minds." He added that he now considers himself a "converted sceptic" and his views had undergone a "total turnaround" in a short space of time.
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Wichita's smog violations could lead to EPA rules | Wichita Eagle

Wichita's smog violations could lead to EPA rules | Wichita Eagle | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A byproduct of the ongoing heat wave, increased smog, may ultimately bring more and longer-lasting annoyance than the heat itself.
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Food-borne illnesses not diminishing, CDC finds

Food-borne illnesses not diminishing, CDC finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The most recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the rates of infections linked to four out of five key pathogens it tracks — salmonella, vibrio, campylobacter and listeria — remained relatively steady or increased from 2007 through 2011. The exception is a strain of E. coli, which has been tied to fewer illnesses in the same time frame.
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Fukushima cleanup at a standstill in most evacuated areas - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Fukushima cleanup at a standstill in most evacuated areas - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Decontamination work started at a cemetery and a shrine in Tamura city, Fukushima Prefecture, on July 27 despite a political stalemate that has put much of the program on hold in districts evacuated following the nuclear disaster.
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Severe flooding hits North Korea, kills 88

SEOUL (Reuters) - Severe flooding across North Korea has killed 88 people and left tens of thousands homeless, state media reported late on Saturday, threatening to make the poverty-stricken country's...
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Chinese City Halts Plant’s Waste Project After Thousands Protest

Chinese City Halts Plant’s Waste Project After Thousands Protest | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Authorities in eastern China scrapped plans to build a waste pipeline from a paper mill run by Japan’s Oji Paper Co. after opposition from local residents mounted and a protest turned violent.
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India’s farmers wait for more monsoon rains as crops struggle, food prices rise

India’s farmers wait for more monsoon rains as crops struggle, food prices rise | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Below-average monsoon showers, combined with U.S. drought, could add pressure on global food prices.
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UCLA's new transparent solar film could be game-changer

UCLA's new transparent solar film could be game-changer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One of the holy grails of solar cell technology may have been found, with researchers at UCLA announcing they have created a new organic polymer that produces electricity, is nearly transparent and is more durable and malleable than silicon.
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