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CEO Pay Transparency Would Make CEO Pay Too Transparent, Companies Say

CEO Pay Transparency Would Make CEO Pay Too Transparent, Companies Say | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Major company officials don’t think it’s such a good idea for their firms to be transparent about CEO pay. Why you ask?
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Seniors Scammed As Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures On The Rise

Seniors Scammed As Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures On The Rise | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Reverse mortgages, a lifeline for seniors struggling to pay bills in allowing them to turn home equity into cash, are entering into foreclosure at an "alarming" rate, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray said Wednesday.
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Incriminating Emails Reveal Incredibly Dumb Banker Behavior

Incriminating Emails Reveal Incredibly Dumb Banker Behavior | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When will bankers learn to stop sending each other dumb emails?
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Dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded: study

Dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded: study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded, scientists said Wednesday, in a finding that could debunk one of the most commonly-held images of the extinct giants.
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Evidence of oceanic 'green rust' offers hope for the future

Evidence of oceanic 'green rust' offers hope for the future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A rare kind of mineral which scientists hope could be used to remove toxic metals and radioactive species from the environment played a similar, crucial role early in Earth's history.
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Injecting life-saving oxygen into a vein: Microparticles could deliver oxygen when breathing is impaired

Injecting life-saving oxygen into a vein: Microparticles could deliver oxygen when breathing is impaired | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Patients unable to breathe because of acute lung failure or an obstructed airway need another way to get oxygen to their blood—and fast—to avoid cardiac arrest and brain injury.
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It’s even in gum!: Tips on avoiding plastic from expert Beth Terry

It’s even in gum!: Tips on avoiding plastic from expert Beth Terry | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Author Beth Terry talks about plastic-free living, why the proposed alternatives to BPA might be worse, and the connection between cutting out plastic and building a local economy.
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Chamber Of Commerce And Utility Groups Wage Campaign Against Renewable Energy Increase In Michigan

Chamber Of Commerce And Utility Groups Wage Campaign Against Renewable Energy Increase In Michigan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Moving into the election season, Michigan has become ground zero for the disinformation campaign against renewable energy.
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Three New Studies on Sea Level Rise Bring New Concerns | Climate Central

Three New Studies on Sea Level Rise Bring New Concerns | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Three new sea level rise studies published during the past week spell trouble for portions of the East and West Coasts of the U.S.
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Political Ad Transparency Rule Clears Another Hurdle

Political Ad Transparency Rule Clears Another Hurdle | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Over the objection of broadcasters, the Office of Management and Budget OKs measure to put political ad information on the Internet.
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How Shareholders Are Hurting America

How Shareholders Are Hurting America | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Corporations don't plan for the long-term. Blame economists, business professors and corporate governance do-gooders, says a professor.
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Stockholm sees rainiest June on record

Stockholm sees rainiest June on record | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stockholm (AFP) June 26, 2012 - Stockholm has seen record amounts of rain in June, more than four times the normal precipitation, meteorologists said on Tuesday.
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Cienega de Santa Clara unchanged after pilot run of Yuma Desalting Plant

Cienega de Santa Clara unchanged after pilot run of Yuma Desalting Plant | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 27, 2012 -
Mexico's Cienega de Santa Clara has not changed since the 2010-11 pilot run of the Yuma Desalting Plant, according to a new report from a University of Arizona-led binational team of researchers.
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Supreme Court Holds The Fate Of Millions Of Americans In Its Hands

Supreme Court Holds The Fate Of Millions Of Americans In Its Hands | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An odyssey that began during the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt and dominated much of President Barack Obama's first term in the White House could conclude Thursday at the Supreme Court.
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For-Profit College Marketing Firm Reaches Settlement On Alleged 'Deceptive' Marketing To Veterans

For-Profit College Marketing Firm Reaches Settlement On Alleged 'Deceptive' Marketing To Veterans | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Attorneys general in 20 states announced a settlement Wednesday with an online marketing company that aims to connect for-profit college recruiters with veterans who have generous educational benefits from the government.
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Chatbot Eugene put to Turing test wins first prize

Chatbot Eugene put to Turing test wins first prize | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) -- Billed as the biggest Turing test ever staged, a contest took place on June 23 in the UK, yet another event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing.
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Google sells small tablet, challenges Kindle Fire (Update)

Google sells small tablet, challenges Kindle Fire (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(AP) — Google will sell a small tablet computer bearing its brand in a challenge to Amazon's Kindle Fire.
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Immune response to heart attack worsens atherosclerosis, increases future risk

A heart attack doesn't just damage heart muscle tissue by cutting off its blood supply, it also sets off an inflammatory cascade that worsens underlying atherosclerosis, actively increasing the risk for a future heart attack.
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Hope you enjoyed those two years without drilling on Alaska’s North Slope

Hope you enjoyed those two years without drilling on Alaska’s North Slope | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Interior Secretary Salazar announced plans to allow exploration in one of America's most remote areas. If you can't see spills, do they happen?
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Supremes’ Obamacare ruling: What me worry? Why we worry

Supremes’ Obamacare ruling: What me worry? Why we worry | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The fate of healthcare reform will shape the fate of every other effort we're going to need to make to deal with climate change and fix our collective future.
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Gearing Up: Proposed Auto Efficiency Standards Will Create 570,000 Jobs By 2030

Gearing Up: Proposed Auto Efficiency Standards Will Create 570,000 Jobs By 2030 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New fuel economy standards proposed in 2011 by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation could create 570,000 jobs between 2017 and 2030, according to a report released today by the BlueGreen Alliance.
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Hell And High Water Strikes, Media Miss The Forest For The Burning Trees

Hell And High Water Strikes, Media Miss The Forest For The Burning Trees | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If a tree burns down in a globally-warmed forest but the media doesn’t report why, does it make a sound? Record-setting heat waves, wildfires, and deluges  – at the same time —  just what climate scientists have been forecasting for decades.
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Podcast: The Poison Beneath Us

Podcast: The Poison Beneath Us | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Abrahm Lustgarten walks us through his new series on injection wells and how they might quickly become the nation's next big water pollution problem.
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China artist Ai Weiwei says travel a 'human right'

China artist Ai Weiwei says travel a 'human right' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) June 26, 2012 - Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has a metaphor for the travel ban that will prevent him attending the growing number of exhibitions of his work being held around the world as his renown increases.
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Hong Kong marks handover but chafes under China rule

Hong Kong marks handover but chafes under China rule | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 2012 - Hong Kong marks the 15th anniversary of its handover to China on Sunday, but protests targeting visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao will highlight growing misgivings over life under mainland rule.
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