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A $150 Billion Burden: What to Do About Subprime Student Loans

A $150 Billion Burden: What to Do About Subprime Student Loans | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Private student borrowing exploded before the financial crisis. Fixing the bankruptcy code could help ease the trouble it's caused.
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The Dawn of the Great California Energy Crash

The Dawn of the Great California Energy Crash | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
California, which imports over 25% of its electricity from out of state, is in no position to lose half (!) of its entire nuclear power capacity.
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Do dolphins think nonlinearly?

Do dolphins think nonlinearly? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Southampton, UK (SPX) Jul 20, 2012 - Research from the University of Southampton, which examines how dolphins might process their sonar signals, could provide a new system for man-made sonar to detect targets, such as sea mines, in bub...
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Russia arrests officials after deadly floods

Russia arrests officials after deadly floods | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Moscow (AFP) July 22, 2012 - Russia on Sunday announced the arrest of three local officials for negligence during flooding that killed 172 people and has caused a political headache for President Vladimir Putin.
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Scientists connect seawater chemistry with climate change and evolution

Scientists connect seawater chemistry with climate change and evolution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jul 23, 2012 -
Humans get most of the blame for climate change, with little attention paid to the contribution of other natural forces.
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Solar Charger Made for Africa Coming to the U.S. - Technology Review

Solar Charger Made for Africa Coming to the U.S. - Technology Review | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fenix International launches Kickstarter campaign to bring $300 off-grid solar charger to U.S. customers while it seeks to expand in Africa.
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Microgrid Keeps the Power Local, Cheap, and Reliable - Technology Review

Microgrid Keeps the Power Local, Cheap, and Reliable - Technology Review | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A California jail offers a glimpse of the economic and environmental benefits of locally generated energy.
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Monarch butterfly population at risk as habitat declines due to climate change

Monarch butterfly population at risk as habitat declines due to climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Environmental groups across the country are stepping up efforts to help increase the population of monarch butterflies (Monarch butterfly population at risk http://t.co/C1BxiqP2...)...
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The rise of ethical banking | The Economic Voice

The rise of ethical banking | The Economic Voice | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One small provider of ethical banking services has seen a record rise in enquiries since Bob Diamond's resignation after the Barclays LIBOR fixing scandal.
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BP's 'spirit of the Gulf' Olympics hospitality is hard to swallow

BP's 'spirit of the Gulf' Olympics hospitality is hard to swallow | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Laurie Tuffrey: The oil company that devastated the Gulf of Mexico is positioning itself as gatekeeper to the region's culture and cuisine...
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7 Signs You Might Be Suffering From Depression | Online Psychology Degree Resource Guide

7 Signs You Might Be Suffering From Depression | Online Psychology Degree Resource Guide | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

More than half the people who experience symptoms of depression do not seek treatment. You may feel something is wrong, but a self-diagnosis often just amounts to: “I must just be having a really, really bad day.” However, if a “bad day” becomes several consecutive and increasingly bad days, it’s likely you are experiencing some form of depression, a debilitating and potentially life-threatening physical and psychological disorder. Thankfully, depression can be diagnosed and treated. Here are some signs that you may be suffering from something much more serious than a “bad day” and should seek medical help.

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'Minority Report' software hits the real world

'Minority Report' software hits the real world | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The software behind the film 'Minority Report' -- where Tom Cruise speeds through video on a large screen using only hand gestures -- is making its way into the real world.
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Leapfrogging Technology: The Telecommunication Model

Leapfrogging Technology: The Telecommunication Model | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nice video by Cisco illustrating the way telecommunications, cell phone, and internet technology are taking hold in the developing world by the process of “leapfrogging” – no need...
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Capitalism Without Failure: Failing to Break Up the Big Banks is Destroying America

Capitalism Without Failure: Failing to Break Up the Big Banks is Destroying America | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

21st Century Economics: 1. Rampant fraud and reckless mismanagement in the financial sector, 2. Public bailouts of the worst actors in the financial sector, 3. Private debt and liability imposed on taxpayers, 4. Monetary policy aimed at recapitalizing insolvent and recidivist banks, 5. Promotion of business leaders and policy-makers who are chronically compromised, 6. Conglomeration of Systemically Dangerous Institutions into a more empowered menace.

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The Price of Water 2012: 18 Percent Rise Since 2010, 7 Percent Over Last Year in 30 Major U.S. Cities | Circle of Blue WaterNews

The Price of Water 2012: 18 Percent Rise Since 2010, 7 Percent Over Last Year in 30 Major U.S. Cities | Circle of Blue WaterNews | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Reflecting economic circumstances for water utilities in countless American cities and towns, single-family residential water prices in 30 major U.S. cities have gone up an average of 7.3 percent during the last year and 17.9 percent since 2010, when Circle of Blue began collecting pricing data. The median increase was 7.8 percent over the last year.
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Buddha tree alive and healthy at age 2,500

Buddha tree alive and healthy at age 2,500 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bodh Gaya, India (UPI) Jul 20, 2012 -
The 2,500-year-old tree under which Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment is alive and healthy, Indian scientists said Thursday.
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NASA, Partners Announce Launch: Beyond Waste Innovators

NASA, Partners Announce Launch: Beyond Waste Innovators | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 23, 2012 -
NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the State Department and Nike Inc. opened the fourth installment of the LAUNCH initiative Friday.
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Generation X is surprisingly unconcerned about climate change

Generation X is surprisingly unconcerned about climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ann Arbor, MI (SPX) Jul 23, 2012 - As the nation suffers through a summer of record-shattering heat, a University of Michigan report finds that Generation X is lukewarm about climate change-uninformed about the causes and unconcerned...
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The Next Wave of Factory Robots - Technology Review

The Next Wave of Factory Robots - Technology Review | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Robots designed to work alongside humans could change the way we think of manufacturing.
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Bacteria outbreak in Northern Europe due to ocean warming, study says

LONDON (Reuters) - Manmade climate change is the main driver behind the unexpected emergence of a group of bacteria in northern Europe which can cause gastroenteritis, new research by a group of international...
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Most microwaves use more energy powering their digital clocks than heating food. - Science - Jul 5, 2012 - OMG Facts

Most microwaves use more energy powering their digital clocks than heating food. - Science - Jul 5, 2012 - OMG Facts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Most microwaves use more energy powering their digital clocks than heating food. - Science - Jul 5, 2012 - Your Mind. Blown - OMG Facts (RT @OMGFacts: Most microwaves use more energy powering their digital clocks than heating food!
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Wealth doesn't trickle down – it just floods offshore, new research reveals

Wealth doesn't trickle down – it just floods offshore, new research reveals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A far-reaching new study suggests a staggering $21tn in assets has been lost to global tax havens.
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Prosecutors Reportedly Close To Making Libor Arrests

Prosecutors Reportedly Close To Making Libor Arrests | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
U.S. prosecutors and European regulators are close to arresting individual traders and charging them with colluding to manipulate global benchmark interest rates, according to people familiar with a sweeping investigation into the rate-rigging scandal.
Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., have recently contacted lawyers representing some of the individuals under suspicion to notify them that criminal charges and arrests could be imminent, said two of those sources who asked not to be identified because the investigation is ongoing.
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Alternatives to Bottled Water

Alternatives to Bottled Water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, our bodies are 80-90% water. So it makes sense we would want the purest water to quench our continual thirst. Just take a moment to consider water purification instead buying bottled water.
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Beijing Rains Leave Dozens Dead

Beijing Rains Leave Dozens Dead | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The heaviest rainfall in six decades caused widespread havoc in China’s capital over the weekend.
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