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'Rich States, Poor States,' Red States, Blue States | The United States of ALEC, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

'Rich States, Poor States,' Red States, Blue States | The United States of ALEC, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ALEC's annual report ranks U.S. states according to their “economic outlook," but ideology is what gets a state to the top — or the bottom — of the rankings.
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Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris partied at Sean Parker's eco-wrecking wedding

Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris partied at Sean Parker's eco-wrecking wedding | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A tech billionaire trampled a redwood forest for his fantasy wedding, and two of California's most senior elected officials were at the obnoxious bash.
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Here’s Why The U.S. Is Morally Obligated To Act On Climate Change

Here’s Why The U.S. Is Morally Obligated To Act On Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Internationally, the big hurdle to fighting climate change and global warming is figuring out a fair way to divvy up responsibility.
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June 7 News: Texas Oilfield Town Slammed By Drought Runs Out Of Water

June 7 News: Texas Oilfield Town Slammed By Drought Runs Out Of Water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A small town in West Texas suffering drought and increased water demands from oil and gas drilling has run out of water, and the residents are “pretty P.O.’d.” [Texas Tribune] Barnhart, a small community in West Texas, has run out of water.
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A big step towards sustainable fishing

A big step towards sustainable fishing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The new economics foundation is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being.
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New study by Skeptical Science author finds 100% of atmospheric CO2 rise is man-made

New study by Skeptical Science author finds 100% of atmospheric CO2 rise is man-made | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I have a new paper (Richardson, 2013) in the journal Global and Planetary Change that calculates the man-made and natural contributions to changing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) since 1980.
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Yucca Mountain still haunts nuclear waste issue - Darius Dixon

Yucca Mountain still haunts nuclear waste issue - Darius Dixon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee received more than 2,000 comments on the draft nuclear waste legislation it released in April, and many conveyed a common message: How can we trust the government to handle this issue after the...
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Californians uneasy about fracking's safety, lack of oversight

Californians uneasy about fracking's safety, lack of oversight | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As energy companies seek to plumb vast reserves of underground oil in California through the controversial drilling technique known as fracking, voters are concerned about its safety and uneasy with the state's lack of oversight, according to a new...
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World Environment News - U.S. farmer lawsuit filed against Monsanto over GMO wheat - Planet Ark

American wheat farmers and a food safety advocacy group filed a lawsuit Thursday against biotech seed developer Monsanto Co, accusing the company of failing to protect the U.S. wheat market from contamination by its unauthorized wheat.
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How To Clean Up Fish Farms And Raise More Seafood At The Same Time : NPR

How To Clean Up Fish Farms And Raise More Seafood At The Same Time : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Coastal fish farms are a major source of the seafood we eat, but all the fish waste they generate takes a toll on the environment.
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Irrigation Subsidies Leading to More Water Use

Irrigation Subsidies Leading to More Water Use | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Millions of dollars in farm subsidies for irrigation equipment aimed at water conservation have led to more water use, not less, threatening vulnerable aquifers and streams.                                                                       From Wyoming to the Texas Panhandle and the Midwest, water tables have fallen.

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Safety at Deadly China Plant 'Extremely Chaotic'

Safety at Deadly China Plant 'Extremely Chaotic' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China's workplace safety agency said negligence among factory managers and government inspectors caused "extremely chaotic" work-safety conditions at a poultry plant where a deadly fire killed 120 workers this week.
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Texas site begins taking federal nuclear waste

Texas site begins taking federal nuclear waste | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ANDREWS, Texas (AP) — Republican mega-donor Harold Simmons' remote hazardous waste dump in West Texas began accepting low-level radioactive material Thursday from a federal lab in New Mexico — the latest step in Simmons' vision of a site that...
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Oklahoma's cyclones were all kinds of freaky

Oklahoma's cyclones were all kinds of freaky | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Last week's flurry of tornadoes included the widest twister ever recorded in the U.S. and one tornado that spun backward.
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GOP Congressman With Computer Science Degree Justifies Opposition To EPA Rules: ‘I’m A Scientist’

GOP Congressman With Computer Science Degree Justifies Opposition To EPA Rules: ‘I’m A Scientist’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In one very narrow sense, Rep. Bill Johnson is a scientist, as he claimed during a recent interview while opposing environmental protections.
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Tea Party Takes On Georgia Power Over Lack Of Solar Energy

Tea Party Takes On Georgia Power Over Lack Of Solar Energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The fight to bring cheaper, clean energy to Georgia is uniting some unlikely allies.
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Brain fitness can include playing training games on computers

Brain fitness can include playing training games on computers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In decades past, if someone mentioned the word "fitness," he or she was probably talking about calisthenic routines performed in a spandex body suit. Today, the term "fitness" is as likely to encompass the body as it is the mind.
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High Oil Prices are Starting to Affect China and India

High Oil Prices are Starting to Affect China and India | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The US Energy Information Administration recently released its report showing oil consumption by country updated through 2012. Based on this report, it appears that at current high oil prices, dema...
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Genetically modified cotton helps farmers escape malnutrition

Genetically modified cotton helps farmers escape malnutrition | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
People opposed to genetically modified organisms often insist that the plants are no good for anyone except the companies, like Monsanto Co. , that sell GMO seeds.
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Feds give industry, environmentalists more time to study drilling rule

Feds give industry, environmentalists more time to study drilling rule | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
U.S. regulators will give the oil industry and other stakeholders more time to weigh in on a controversial proposal to stiffen standards for wells drilled on federal lands, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell pledged Thursday.
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Lobbyists Helped Neuter Connecticut GMO Labeling Law

Lobbyists Helped Neuter Connecticut GMO Labeling Law | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An "army of lobbyists" led by Monsanto Company helped convince Connecticut lawmakers to water down the nation's first GMO labeling law.
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Air Pollution: Invention backed by EPA just might make you a regulator

Air Pollution: Invention backed by EPA just might make you a regulator | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

"Very few people, outside of those studying yoga, are concerned with their breath," Kuller said. "But there's so much we can learn from the breath about our body. I think there's a movement of people learning how to breathe better, and we want to be at the pilot of that."

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When You Waste Food, You're Wasting Tons Of Water, Too : NPR

When You Waste Food, You're Wasting Tons Of Water, Too : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Some 45 trillion gallons of water are lost each year with all of the food that's thrown out around the world, according to a report from the World Resources Institute. This represents a staggering 24 percent of all water used for agriculture.
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New health threats for China as it grows richer: Lancet

New health threats for China as it grows richer: Lancet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The Chinese are increasingly facing diseases of affluence such as cancer, according to a study to be published Saturday in a leading medical journal, with threats to health including diet, pollution and city living.

The trends identified in The Lancet, mined from data from 1990 to 2010, illustrate the human impact of China's speedy development and urbanisation.

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The houses built on China’s 'poisoned' land

The houses built on China’s 'poisoned' land | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ChinaDialogue: Homes are being built on contaminated land in Chinese cities – and the residents of these developments have no idea
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