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New study by Skeptical Science author finds 100% of atmospheric CO2 rise is man-made

New study by Skeptical Science author finds 100% of atmospheric CO2 rise is man-made | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I have a new paper (Richardson, 2013) in the journal Global and Planetary Change that calculates the man-made and natural contributions to changing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) since 1980.
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Yucca Mountain still haunts nuclear waste issue - Darius Dixon

Yucca Mountain still haunts nuclear waste issue - Darius Dixon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee received more than 2,000 comments on the draft nuclear waste legislation it released in April, and many conveyed a common message: How can we trust the government to handle this issue after the...
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Californians uneasy about fracking's safety, lack of oversight

Californians uneasy about fracking's safety, lack of oversight | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As energy companies seek to plumb vast reserves of underground oil in California through the controversial drilling technique known as fracking, voters are concerned about its safety and uneasy with the state's lack of oversight, according to a new...
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World Environment News - U.S. farmer lawsuit filed against Monsanto over GMO wheat - Planet Ark

American wheat farmers and a food safety advocacy group filed a lawsuit Thursday against biotech seed developer Monsanto Co, accusing the company of failing to protect the U.S. wheat market from contamination by its unauthorized wheat.
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How To Clean Up Fish Farms And Raise More Seafood At The Same Time : NPR

How To Clean Up Fish Farms And Raise More Seafood At The Same Time : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Coastal fish farms are a major source of the seafood we eat, but all the fish waste they generate takes a toll on the environment.
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Irrigation Subsidies Leading to More Water Use

Irrigation Subsidies Leading to More Water Use | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Millions of dollars in farm subsidies for irrigation equipment aimed at water conservation have led to more water use, not less, threatening vulnerable aquifers and streams.                                                                       From Wyoming to the Texas Panhandle and the Midwest, water tables have fallen.

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Safety at Deadly China Plant 'Extremely Chaotic'

Safety at Deadly China Plant 'Extremely Chaotic' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China's workplace safety agency said negligence among factory managers and government inspectors caused "extremely chaotic" work-safety conditions at a poultry plant where a deadly fire killed 120 workers this week.
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Texas site begins taking federal nuclear waste

Texas site begins taking federal nuclear waste | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ANDREWS, Texas (AP) — Republican mega-donor Harold Simmons' remote hazardous waste dump in West Texas began accepting low-level radioactive material Thursday from a federal lab in New Mexico — the latest step in Simmons' vision of a site that...
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U.S. orders new safety upgrades at nuclear plants

U.S. regulators are directing 31 nuclear reactors similar in design to the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan, where an earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown two years ago, to take additional steps to help contain radiation and other damage from...
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Activists praise San Onofre closure, but 1,100 layoffs expected

Activists praise San Onofre closure, but 1,100 layoffs expected | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Anti-nuclear activists and Sen. Barbara Boxer celebrated Southern California Edison 's announcement Friday that the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant will be permanently retired.
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Lithium-Sulfur Battery Race Heats Up

Lithium-Sulfur Battery Race Heats Up | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are hot on the trail of a lithium-sulfur battery that packs four times the punch of conventional lithium-ion batteries.
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The Tesla of Garbage Trucks Could Clean Up Urban Air | The Energy Collective

The Tesla of Garbage Trucks Could Clean Up Urban Air | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An innovative retrofit for medium-duty trucks (such as delivery trucks and garbage trucks) could improve fuel efficiency and reduce smog and particle emissions by 90 percent.
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DOE Launches Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap For Project Developers

DOE Launches Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap For Project Developers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Traveling through the complex system of federal and state regulations to secure project approvals is one of the biggest challenges facing geothermal power developers – but not if they’ve got a map outlining every twist and turn.
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Genetically modified cotton helps farmers escape malnutrition

Genetically modified cotton helps farmers escape malnutrition | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
People opposed to genetically modified organisms often insist that the plants are no good for anyone except the companies, like Monsanto Co. , that sell GMO seeds.
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Feds give industry, environmentalists more time to study drilling rule

Feds give industry, environmentalists more time to study drilling rule | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
U.S. regulators will give the oil industry and other stakeholders more time to weigh in on a controversial proposal to stiffen standards for wells drilled on federal lands, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell pledged Thursday.
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Lobbyists Helped Neuter Connecticut GMO Labeling Law

Lobbyists Helped Neuter Connecticut GMO Labeling Law | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An "army of lobbyists" led by Monsanto Company helped convince Connecticut lawmakers to water down the nation's first GMO labeling law.
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Air Pollution: Invention backed by EPA just might make you a regulator

Air Pollution: Invention backed by EPA just might make you a regulator | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

"Very few people, outside of those studying yoga, are concerned with their breath," Kuller said. "But there's so much we can learn from the breath about our body. I think there's a movement of people learning how to breathe better, and we want to be at the pilot of that."

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When You Waste Food, You're Wasting Tons Of Water, Too : NPR

When You Waste Food, You're Wasting Tons Of Water, Too : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Some 45 trillion gallons of water are lost each year with all of the food that's thrown out around the world, according to a report from the World Resources Institute. This represents a staggering 24 percent of all water used for agriculture.
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New health threats for China as it grows richer: Lancet

New health threats for China as it grows richer: Lancet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The Chinese are increasingly facing diseases of affluence such as cancer, according to a study to be published Saturday in a leading medical journal, with threats to health including diet, pollution and city living.

The trends identified in The Lancet, mined from data from 1990 to 2010, illustrate the human impact of China's speedy development and urbanisation.

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The houses built on China’s 'poisoned' land

The houses built on China’s 'poisoned' land | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ChinaDialogue: Homes are being built on contaminated land in Chinese cities – and the residents of these developments have no idea
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Common solvent linked to liver cancer risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Scandinavian workers exposed to a common industrial cleaning fluid showed higher risk for developing cancers of the liver, kidneys and cervix in a large new study.Trichloroethylene,...
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Mongolia hosts World Environment Day to highlight sustainable future

Mongolia hosts World Environment Day to highlight sustainable future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I was fortunate enough to attend the official start of World Environment Day in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Here's why their vision for a sustainable future is so important.
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Bill McKibben’s Fossil Fuel Divestment – A Skyrocketing Success | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Bill McKibben’s Fossil Fuel Divestment – A Skyrocketing Success | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As described here, legendary environmentalist Bill McKibben’s suggestion that folks sell their holdings in fossil fuel companies has been accepted by a
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Cleantech Startup Develops Internet of Things Application | The Energy Collective

Cleantech Startup Develops Internet of Things Application | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
After three years of quietly building an internet-of-things platform in stealth mode, Ayla Networks unveiled itself by announcing a $5.4 million round of funding and major partnerships with leading chip producers and a Chinese internet giant.
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Investorideas.com Newswire - SURVEY: THE GREENER THE BUSINESS, THE GREENER THE BOTTOM LINE

Investorideas.com Newswire - SURVEY: THE GREENER THE BUSINESS, THE GREENER THE BOTTOM LINE | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
SURVEY: THE GREENER THE BUSINESS, THE GREENER THE BOTTOM LINE
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