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Drought, river fragmentation forcing endangered fish out of water

Drought, river fragmentation forcing endangered fish out of water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Manhattan KS (SPX) Jun 13, 2013 -
A Kansas State University researcher is discovering that the North American drought has caused dramatic changes in native fish communities.
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'Caldas tear' resolves puzzling seismic activity beneath Colombia

'Caldas tear' resolves puzzling seismic activity beneath Colombia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
San Francisco CA (SPX) Jun 13, 2013 -
Colombia sits atop a complex geological area where three tectonic plates are interacting, producing seismicity patterns that have puzzled seismologists for years.
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New study proposes solution to long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is

New study proposes solution to long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Southampton, UK (SPX) Jun 13, 2013 -
Researchers at the University of Southampton have proposed an answer to the long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is.
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INFOGRAPHIC: locating the world's minerals and mines

INFOGRAPHIC: locating the world's minerals and mines | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Do you know which country holds the largest percentage of global copper? Platinum? Chromium? What about hafnium?
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Three All-Electric Cars Now Available for $199 a Month | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Three All-Electric Cars Now Available for $199 a Month | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There are clear signs that electric vehicles are becoming affordable to mainstream car buyers. At the end of May, Honda announced a new lower price for
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How Cuba Is Bracing For Climate Change

How Cuba Is Bracing For Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
CAYO COCO, Cuba -- After Cuban scientists studied the effects of climate change on this island's 3,500 miles (5,630 kilometers) of coastline, their discoveries were so alarming that officials didn't share the results with the public to avoid...
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Anti-Keystone Activists Can Continue WIth Lawsuit, Judge Rules

Anti-Keystone Activists Can Continue WIth Lawsuit, Judge Rules | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has ruled that opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska can proceed with their legal challenge to a state law that paved the way for a new project route.
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Curbing Food Waste | The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Kojo Nnamdi Show features two-hours of news, political issues and social trends of the day in a magazine program format. The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by WAMU 88.5fm American University Radio.
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Why Greenland's darkening ice has become a hot topic in climate science

Why Greenland's darkening ice has become a hot topic in climate science | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
John Abraham: Darkening causes the snow to absorb more sunlight which in turn increases melting
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Corning VP says Gorilla Glass headed for automobiles

Corning VP says Gorilla Glass headed for automobiles | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Corning Senior Vice President, Jeffrey Evenson told audience members at this year's MIT Technology Review's Mobile Summit, that its Gorilla Glass will very soon be used in automobiles.
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Keystone Xl: TransCanada prepped local police for prosecuting pipeline foes -- Tuesday, June 11, 2013 -- www.eenews.net

Keystone Xl: TransCanada prepped local police for prosecuting pipeline foes -- Tuesday, June 11, 2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
TransCanada Corp. warned law enforcement authorities of "Aggressive/Abusive landowners" along the path of its Keystone XL pipeline in a recent security briefing that discussed avenues to prosecute demonstrators against its Canada-to-Gulf Coast...
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Tunnel Vision Part One: Delta in Peril | How Jerry Brown's plan to build two giant water tunnels could devastate the largest estuary on the West Coast.

Tunnel Vision Part One: Delta in Peril | How Jerry Brown's plan to build two giant water tunnels could devastate the largest estuary on the West Coast. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nearly everyone in California drinks fresh water from distant rivers or streams.
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Nudging Toward a Healthy Natural Environment: How Behavioral Change Research Can Inform Conservation | Center for Climate Change Communication

Nudging Toward a Healthy Natural Environment: How Behavioral Change Research Can Inform Conservation | Center for Climate Change Communication | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

This report synthesizes foundational knowledge from psychology and behavioral economics to develop recommendations for promoting the health and wellbeing of natural ecosystems. The focus is on behavioral interventions aimed at individuals, for which five “areas of influence” are identified: attitudes, agency, emotions, social norms, and environmental or decision context.

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Danish researchers expose new cause of life-threatening disease

Danish researchers expose new cause of life-threatening disease | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Jun 13, 2013 -
Danish researchers have just published findings that explain a previously unknown mechanism used by cells to communicate with one another.
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Potentially 'catastrophic' changes underway in Canada's northern Mackenzie River Basin

Potentially 'catastrophic' changes underway in Canada's northern Mackenzie River Basin | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 13, 2013 - Canada's Mackenzie River basin - among the world's most important major ecosystems - is poorly studied, inadequately monitored, and at serious risk due to climate change and resource exploitation,...
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Forget oil, there is a far more precious commodity at stake

Forget oil for once; the new cause of rising tension in the Greater Middle East (and Africa) today is between two countries that do not even share a common border.

They have no real bad history between each other, no direct links or political divergences or land or sea disputes with one another, yet the sudden appearance of tension between them could erupt in a violent conflict.

This new tension stems from a dispute over the most precious commodity in the world today, something far more precious than oil: water.

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Zimbabwe bans alluvial mining

Zimbabwe bans alluvial mining | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The government has cancelled all existing permits and will issue no new ones.  

An official said alluvial mining activities, particularly for gold, are seriously degrading waterways and posing a threat to water sources by toxic chemicals, such as mercury and cyanide, as well as increased accumulation of clay and silt particles.

Mining activities polluting the water ways have been blamed by local people for an increase in water-borne diseases.

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Chinese firms continue to scoop up VC-backed cleantech startups for cheap

Chinese firms continue to scoop up VC-backed cleantech startups for cheap | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
VC-backed LED startup Luminus Devices has been sold off to a Chinese lighting company. Following in the footsteps of solar, electric cars, and batteries, LED technology is now also getting bought up by Chinese players.
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Unusually Massive Line Of Storms Aim At Midwest

Unusually Massive Line Of Storms Aim At Midwest | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
CHICAGO — A massive line of storms packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds rolled through the Midwest Wednesday evening driving people into basements for shelter, tearing down power lines and causing flooding in low-lying areas.
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US emissions hit first low since mid-1990s - environment - 12 June 2013 - New Scientist

US emissions hit first low since mid-1990s - environment - 12 June 2013 - New Scientist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The latest figures on carbon dioxide emissions suggest US emissions are still falling, while China's emissions growth is also in decline
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A Breakthrough in How We Work to Protect Our Oceans

The Bering Sea is known to scientists and conservationists as one of the most remarkable places on Earth.
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New York City Faces Increasing Risk From Climate Change, New Data Show

New York City Faces Increasing Risk From Climate Change, New Data Show | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 800,000 New York City residents will live in flood zones by the 2050s, according to warnings issued by the Bloomberg administration, which hopes to encourage better preparation for climate change.
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Moving iron in Antarctica: New study on carbon dioxide absorption in Antarctic seas

Moving iron in Antarctica: New study on carbon dioxide absorption in Antarctic seas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The seas around Antarctica can, at times, resemble a garden. Large-scale experiments where scientists spray iron into the waters, literally fertilizing phytoplankton, have created huge man-made algal blooms.
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European coal pollution causes 22,300 premature deaths a year, study shows

European coal pollution causes 22,300 premature deaths a year, study shows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Burning coal also costs companies and governments billions of pounds in disease treatment and lost working days
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Wells Fargo Announces Record $6.4 Billion in Environmental Financing in 2012 | Caelus Green Room

Wells Fargo Announces Record $6.4 Billion in Environmental Financing in 2012 | Caelus Green Room | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Wells Fargo Announces Record $6.4 Billion in Environmental Financing in 2012
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