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Peru: Can a metropolis die of thirst?

Peru: Can a metropolis die of thirst? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate change imperils sprawling Lima, already one of the world’s driest cities.
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Generation X on climate change: Meh — The Daily Climate

Generation X on climate change: Meh — The Daily Climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Preoccupied with careers and families, the Gen Xers – adults in their 30s and 40s – remain almost as indifferent to climate change impacts as their parents

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A New Education For Business Leaders For A New Future

A New Education For Business Leaders For A New Future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Never before has a generation needed or had access to more tools to take on the real work that needs to be done in our societies.
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The Marine Drone: An Autonomous Aquatic Trash Collector

The Marine Drone: An Autonomous Aquatic Trash Collector | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The ocean is a vast place. And while we humans have managed to fill a lot of that vastness with garbage, it’s still large enough that cleaning it up would take an incalculable amount of man hours.
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Cheers, hugs as miners make it out - National - NZ Herald News

Cheers, hugs as miners make it out - National - NZ Herald News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A Waihi man was too emotional for words and instead could only give a loving hug when his son surfaced with 27 fellow miners who spent yesterday morning trapped underground in the...
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Romney Says He Met With Cheney To Talk ‘About Foreign Policy Matters’

Romney Says He Met With Cheney To Talk ‘About Foreign Policy Matters’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Late last month, a senior GOP operative told Reuters that, when faced with foreign policy questions, Mitt Romney’s “instinct is to call the Cheney-ites” — those whose views align with former Vice President Dick Cheney.
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A Solow system | Economic Policy Institute

A Solow system | Economic Policy Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Social Security is a hybrid between a pay-as-you-go and an advance-funded pension system, with most benefits paid out of current taxes but some potentially paid out of trust fund savings. Under ordinary circumstances, the trust fund serves more like a checking than a saving account, though substantial savings may be amassed in advance of bigger-than-usual outlays like the Baby Boomer retirement. This (mostly) pay-as-you-go design allowed Social Security to start paying out benefits shortly after its inception and helps insulate the system from financial market fluctuations.

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Drought reaches Dust Bowl era levels - World - NZ Herald News

Drought reaches Dust Bowl era levels - World - NZ Herald News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The United States is being gripped by the most widespread drought in decades.
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GOP filibusters for secret money

GOP filibusters for secret money | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Senate Republicans filibustered a bill that would have shed some light on dark money...
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PHOTOS: Drought Devastation

PHOTOS: Drought Devastation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Crops wither. Topsoil lies cracked and parched.
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Ignore the Libor scandal at your own risk David Weidner's Writing on the Wall

Ignore the Libor scandal at your own risk David Weidner's Writing on the Wall | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
America is scandal-fatigued when it comes to Wall Street. But it should summon its ire one more time, because the Libor scandal involves the very people who were supposed to safeguard our financial system and economy.
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10 Nations Rapidly Losing Faith In Capitalism

10 Nations Rapidly Losing Faith In Capitalism | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Are the workers of the world uniting? Not exactly, but a lot of them sure are mad.
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Health Law Costs, Benefits Can Add Up To A Win

Health Law Costs, Benefits Can Add Up To A Win | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If there are winners under the Affordable Care Act, Martha Olson and Red Coine should probably both be counted on that list. Yet only one of them will actually pay less for health insurance when the law is fully implemented in 2014.
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Latin America’s climate conundrum

Latin America’s climate conundrum | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Americas now face the challenge of coping with the inevitable, potentially devastating impacts of climate change.
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Meet The 15-Year-Old Who Is Changing How We Test For Cancer

Meet The 15-Year-Old Who Is Changing How We Test For Cancer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
No matter how precocious you were as a kid, odds are that you were not spending your spare time developing a revolutionary way to diagnose pancreatic cancer.
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Elon Musk’s Jetsons Tunnel, And Other Out There High-Speed Transit Ideas

Elon Musk’s Jetsons Tunnel, And Other Out There High-Speed Transit Ideas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
High-speed rail scored a long-awaited win in California earlier this month when state lawmakers gave the go-ahead for construction to begin on a San Francisco to Los Angeles line.
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The Story Of Change: Why Individual Actions Aren’t Enough

The Story Of Change: Why Individual Actions Aren’t Enough | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Buying organic, reading ingredient labels, shopping local: These are all good things to do that will make you a healthier person.
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REPORT: Biggest Donor To Romney And GOP Did Business With Chinese Mob

REPORT: Biggest Donor To Romney And GOP Did Business With Chinese Mob | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Things are getting awkward for Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate who pledged to spend a “limitless” amount of money to get Mitt Romney elected.
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Wages and Social Security | Economic Policy Institute

Wages and Social Security | Economic Policy Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

In a 2011 briefing paper, I estimated that weak and unequal wage growth accounted for more than half the projected Social Security shortfall that has emerged since 1983. Despite their importance, wages have received much less attention than life expectancy, a relatively minor factor hyped by alarmists like former Senator Alan Simpson, co-chair of President Obama’s Fiscal Commission.

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A young person’s guide to Social Security | Economic Policy Institute

A young person’s guide to Social Security | Economic Policy Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Many young people don’t think Social Security will be there for them when they retire. Coupled with the doubt about Social Security’s longevity is a general apathy toward learning its basic functions and how it operates. Young people are uninformed and therefore misinformed. They do not understand how Social Security works, who it affects, and how it fits into their future plans.

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Leader stamps mark on military - World - NZ Herald News

Leader stamps mark on military - World - NZ Herald News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
North Korea is reshuffling its most powerful institution: its million-man military.
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El Niño Indicators Ease, But Weather Pattern Still Expected Later In 2012

El Niño Indicators Ease, But Weather Pattern Still Expected Later In 2012 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
CANBERRA, July 17 (Reuters) - Climate indicators for an El Niño event in the western Pacific have eased slightly in the past fortnight, but meteorologists still expect the weather pattern which can bring drought to the Asia-Pacific and damage ...
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With The World Watching, Shell Stumbles Toward Arctic Oil

With The World Watching, Shell Stumbles Toward Arctic Oil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shell's Arctic Drilling Venture Stumbles Toward Reality - The Huffington Post...
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Banking Is a Criminal Industry Because Its Crimes Go Unpunished

Banking Is a Criminal Industry Because Its Crimes Go Unpunished | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Over the past two decades, the financial services industry has become a pervasively unethical and highly criminal industry, with massive fraud tolerated or even encouraged by senior management. But how did that happen?
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Documents Show Geithner's Libor Recommendations Came Straight From Banks

Documents Show Geithner's Libor Recommendations Came Straight From Banks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has so far escaped responsibility for the spreading Libor fixing scandal by releasing documents showing that when he became aware of the problem in 2008, as head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New...
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