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The Scary Truth About How Much Climate Change is Costing You

The Scary Truth About How Much Climate Change is Costing You | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While policymakers fiddle, the threat of economic harm posed by rising sea levels, devastating storms, and drought is growing every day.
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Tequila sunset

Tequila sunset | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ON SEPTEMBER 16th 2012, at the height of the summer melt, the Arctic Ocean’s ice sheet had shrunk to an area of 3.41m square kilometres (1.32m square miles), half...
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States announce deal to cut greenhouse gasses

BOSTON (AP) — Nine northeastern and mid-Atlantic states agreed Thursday to strengthen existing limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that burn fossil fuels.
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Water-Reuse Projects Move Forward, Despite "Toilet-to-Tap" Concerns, by Audrey White

Water-Reuse Projects Move Forward, Despite "Toilet-to-Tap" Concerns, by Audrey White | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Several Texas cities have plans to implement potable reuse projects, which put treated wastewater through extra chemical and biological processes before it eventually becomes part of the drinking supply.
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New Japan-China Air Tensions: Smog

New Japan-China Air Tensions: Smog | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In a new spat between China and Japan, Japanese officials and media are suggesting China's latest air-pollution crisis may be spreading across the East China Sea into Japan.
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Indian investors are forcing Ethiopians off their land

Indian investors are forcing Ethiopians off their land | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Thousands of Ethiopians are being relocated or have already fled as their land is sold off to foreign investors without their consent
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Temporary Shipping Container City Built in Amsterdam

Temporary Shipping Container City Built in Amsterdam | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
O+A use shipping containers the way they were meant to be used
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Stewart Brand on Nuclear Energy [VIDEO] | The Energy Collective

Stewart Brand on Nuclear Energy [VIDEO] | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Environmentalist Stewart Brand speaks on environmentalism and green arguments in favor of nuclear energy.
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Oil Subsidies & Natural Gas Subsidies — Subsidies For The Big Boys (Not For Society)

Following up on my post earlier today on the subsidies given to coal, here's a post covering oil and natural gas subsidies a bit.
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All Work And No Play Makes Earth Hotter And Hotter

All Work And No Play Makes Earth Hotter And Hotter | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Leisure proponents rejoice! A new study says that cutting work hours would slash greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change.

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World's richest man Carlos Slim's mining firm run out of town | MINING.com

World's richest man Carlos Slim's mining firm run out of town | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Minera Frisco suspends exploration near Tetela de Ocampo after protests by residents and environmental activists.
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Brazil's Largest City Takes on Transition

Brazil's Largest City Takes on Transition | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
What is it about transition that is so cool? Well partially it's the attitude. As Isabela Menezes of Transition Granja Viana says in the video, “It's spreading with such speed primarily because it's a positive movement.
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How do we redesign a new economic theory framed by ecological systems?

How do we redesign a new economic theory framed by ecological systems? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Myths and assumptions underscore classical economics – we need a new economic theory grounded in contemporary understanding, writes Jonathan Dawson
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A 'Circular Economy': Why the Next Packaging Will Be Grown, Not Manufactured

A 'Circular Economy': Why the Next Packaging Will Be Grown, Not Manufactured | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

nfinite economic growth is at odds with our finite planet, and this obsession with endless growth is driving us towards ecological catastrophe. I’ve just returned from the annual World Economic Forum meeting, and this reality has never been so clear to me. The forum brings together economists, but also activists, business leaders, humanitarians and technologists. 

As the co-founder of Ecovative, an unorthodox green material science company, I tend to frame our economic and ecological challenges around materials, and the stuff, that makes up everything we use. 
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Europe consuming more coal

Europe consuming more coal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New dependence demonstrates how difficult it can be to stick to ambitious climate policies.
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In California, the Snow Tells the Future for the Water Supply

In California, the Snow Tells the Future for the Water Supply | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
California’s snowpack, which supplies water to more than 25 million people and almost one million acres of farmland, is measured monthly in the winter.
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Temple Inland pleads guilty to environmental law violations, admits killing more than 500,000 fish in Pearl River

Temple Inland, a subsidiary of International Paper, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to polluting the Pearl River in August 2011 with illegal discharges from its Bogalusa paper manufacturing plant, and killing more than 500,000 fish,...
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Chinese dams in Tibet raise hackles in India

Chinese dams in Tibet raise hackles in India | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
India irked after learning through media of plans to build three new dams on the Brahmaputra in Tibet.
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The Great Disconnect: the human disease of which climate change is but one symptom

The Great Disconnect: the human disease of which climate change is but one symptom | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'I grieved to think how brief the dream of the human intellect had been. It had committed suicide.
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The Water-Food-Energy Nexus | The Energy Collective

The Water-Food-Energy Nexus | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By 2050, demand for energy and food resources is set to increase as the global population grows to nine billion and becomes more prosperous.
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Can Tidal Energy Take Off? | The Energy Collective

Can Tidal Energy Take Off? | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tidal energy is all about capturing this energy of the sea. While large tidal projects have been proposed for centuries, actual progress has been slow.
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Public Transportation Saved 865 Million Hours Of Delay On US Roads

Public Transportation Saved 865 Million Hours Of Delay On US Roads | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
According to the Texas Transportation Institute, public transit reduced road delays by 865 million hours, and avoided the consumption of 450 million gallons of fuel.

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Virginia legislators back study into independent currency | MINING.com

Virginia legislators back study into independent currency | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Legislators in Virginia have backed a study into the establishment of an independent "contingency" currency which would enjoy the backing of precious metals.
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Our Investment Sinkhole Problem

Our Investment Sinkhole Problem | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We are used to expecting that more investment will yield more output, but in the real world, things don't always work out that way. In Figure 1, we see that for several groupings, the increase (or ...
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Survey Finds Independent Businesses Benefit from “Buy Local First” Campaigns, But Challenges Loom

Survey Finds Independent Businesses Benefit from “Buy Local First” Campaigns, But Challenges Loom | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ILSR's annual survey has found that independent businesses experienced solid revenue growth in 2012, buoyed in part by "buy local first" initiatives.
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