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US coastal cities in danger as sea levels rise faster than expected, study warns

US coastal cities in danger as sea levels rise faster than expected, study warns | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Satellite measurements show flooding from storms like Sandy will put low-lying population centres at risk sooner than projected...
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Chasing Ice: glacial melting in the Arctic - in pictures

Chasing Ice: glacial melting in the Arctic - in pictures | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chasing Ice, a documentary by the producers of Academy award-winning The Cove, tells the story of James Balog's mission to capture visual evidence of the effect of climate change on our planet...
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Can we adapt to climate change?

Can we adapt to climate change? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In a series of blog posts curated by the World Economic Forum’s Climate Change Initiatives, a number of leading voices will present their perspectives on climate change.
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Scientists Probe Human Nature--and Discover We Are Good, After All: Scientific American

Scientists Probe Human Nature--and Discover We Are Good, After All: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Recent studies find our first impulses are selfless...
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Homo (Sans) Sapiens: Is Dumb and Dumber Our Evolutionary Destiny? | Talking back, Scientific American Blog Network

Homo (Sans) Sapiens: Is Dumb and Dumber Our Evolutionary Destiny? | Talking back, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
James R. Flynn's observation that IQ scores experienced dramatic gains from generation to generation throughout the 20th century has been cited so often, even in popular ...
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Martian Colony Designed by Private Space Flight Company: Scientific American

Martian Colony Designed by Private Space Flight Company: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
SpaceX founder Elon Musk wants to colonize the Red Planet, flying pioneers into space for $500,000...
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Chemical "Soup" Clouds Connection between Toxins and Poor Health: Scientific American

Chemical "Soup" Clouds Connection between Toxins and Poor Health: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
After 33 years in the federal government, toxicologist Linda Birnbaum has tried to put sound science at the center of debates over chemical regulation...
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Why the Maya Fell: Climate Change, Conflict—And a Trip to the Beach?

Why the Maya Fell: Climate Change, Conflict—And a Trip to the Beach? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The latest thinking suggests the mighty Maya Empire collapsed due to climate change, conflict—and maybe a trip to the beach.
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Five Ways The Government Can Create Sustainable Innovation

Five Ways The Government Can Create Sustainable Innovation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Obama’s second term is the chance to turn lemons into lemonade. America has a lot of experience with that: Like rebuilding the U.S.
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Amazing Photos Of Animals In The Wild, Snapped By Hidden Automatic Cameras

Amazing Photos Of Animals In The Wild, Snapped By Hidden Automatic Cameras | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bill McShea has traveled to China more than 20 times as a research ecologist in search of pandas--or at least signs of them--while working with conservation parks eager to monitor their wildlife.
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UK to Shift Focus from Renewable Energy to Natural Gas

the UK coalition government has finally made its decision regarding its long overdue energy bill, and it will forego renewables in favour of a dash for gas.
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The New Future of Energy Policy

The New Future of Energy Policy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Flood myths are common to human culture. Swollen rivers, tidal storms, and tsunamis make their appearance frequently in literature.
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California is about to get drenched by an ‘atmospheric river’

The real Pineapple Express is an "atmospheric river" capable of turning the state's Central Valley into a lake -- and it's rolling through this week.
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UN: methane released from melting ice could push climate past tipping point

UN: methane released from melting ice could push climate past tipping point | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Doha conference is warned that climate models do not yet take account of methane in thawing permafrost...

Thawing permafrost releases methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, but this has not yet been included in models of the future climate. Permafrost covers nearly a quarter of the northern hemisphere at present and is estimated to contain 1,700 gigatonnes of carbon – twice the amount currently in the atmosphere. As it thaws, it could push global warming past one of the key "tipping points" that scientists believe could lead to runaway climate change.

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Hack on hotel locks leads to theft in Texas

Hack on hotel locks leads to theft in Texas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A woman's hotel room was burglarized due to a known vulnerability in hotel key card readers from Onity. The robbery occurred at a Hyatt in Houston, Texas.
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Project to leave oil in ground under Yasuní park reaches $300m

Project to leave oil in ground under Yasuní park reaches $300m | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than $300m (£188m) has been promised to stop the exploitation of 846m barrels of oil below the Yasuní national park in Ecuador, one of the world's most biologically rich areas of rainforest, new figures show.
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Turning Stumps into Trees Traps Carbon and Revitalizes Village: Scientific American

Turning Stumps into Trees Traps Carbon and Revitalizes Village: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Encouraging tree growth has helped bring new life to a village in Ethiopia...
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Hunt for Life under Antarctic Ice Heats Up: Scientific American

Hunt for Life under Antarctic Ice Heats Up: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
On the heels of a Russian drilling effort that reached Lake Vostok, British and American teams also aim to penetrate ancient subglacial lakes...
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Having Broken CO2 Speed Limit, World Now "Stepping on the Gas": Scientific American

Having Broken CO2 Speed Limit, World Now "Stepping on the Gas": Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The United Nations Environment Program warns that global emissions of greenhouse gases are opening up a widening gap between reality and climate change goals...
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How Drug Company Money Is Undermining Science: Scientific American

How Drug Company Money Is Undermining Science: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The pharmaceutical industry funnels money to prominent scientists who are doing research that affects its products--and nobody can stop it...
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Beauty of the Beast

Beauty of the Beast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Video of Sprinting Cheetahs a First in Wildlife Photography   Reporting by Roff Smith with Glenn Oeland The slow-motion video is entrancing, revealing the fluid grace of the world’s fastest land animal.
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This Deck Of Cards Will Show You How Much Energy It Took To Make Your Stuff

This Deck Of Cards Will Show You How Much Energy It Took To Make Your Stuff | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When we think about energy, we tend to think of the energy we consume directly: the fuel we take at the pump, or what heats or lights our homes.
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Canadian rooftop farms seek to feed cities’ demand for local food | Entrepreneur | Financial Post

Canadian rooftop farms seek to feed cities’ demand for local food | Entrepreneur | Financial Post | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Responding to the growing demand for local food, rooftop farms have the lofty goal of revolutionizing the way cities feed themselves, while also trying to make a profit...
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