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After cold winter, fewer Americans believe in global warming

After cold winter, fewer Americans believe in global warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New Haven, Conn. (UPI) May 9, 2013 -
After the cold winter of 2012-13, the percentage of Americans who believe global warming is occurring has dropped 7 points since last fall, a poll indicates.
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Sumatran orangutans' rainforest home under new threat

Sumatran orangutans' rainforest home under new threat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sibolangit, Indonesia (AFP) May 09, 2013 - A baby Sumatran orangutan swings playfully on a branch at an Indonesian rescue centre, a far cry from the terror he endured when his pristine rainforest home was razed to the ground.
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Decline in snow cover spells trouble for many plants, animals

Decline in snow cover spells trouble for many plants, animals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Madison WI (SPX) May 10, 2013 - For plants and animals forced to tough out harsh winter weather, the coverlet of snow that blankets the north country is a refuge, a stable beneath-the-snow habitat that gives essential respite from...
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US urban trees store carbon, provide billions in economic value

US urban trees store carbon, provide billions in economic value | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2013 - From New York City's Central Park to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, America's urban forests store an estimated 708 million tons of carbon, an environmental service with an estimated value of $50...
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New insights into Ebola infection pave the way for much-needed therapies

New insights into Ebola infection pave the way for much-needed therapies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) May 10, 2013 -
The Ebola virus is among the deadliest viruses on the planet, killing up to 90% of those infected, and there are no approved vaccines or effective therapies.
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Human impacts on natural world underestimated

Human impacts on natural world underestimated | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Calgary, Canada (SPX) May 10, 2013 - A comprehensive five-year study by University of Calgary ecologists - which included monitoring the activity of wolves, elks, cattle and humans - indicates that two accepted principles of how ecosys...
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Ice-free Arctic may be in our future, says research

Ice-free Arctic may be in our future, says research | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Analyses of the longest continental sediment core ever collected in the Arctic, recently completed by an international team led by Julie Brigham-Grette of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, provide 'absolutely new knowledge' of Arctic climate...
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Cirrus clouds form around mineral dust and metallic particles, study finds

Cirrus clouds form around mineral dust and metallic particles, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
At any given time, cirrus clouds—the thin wisps of vapor that trail across the sky—cover nearly one-third of the globe. These clouds coalesce in the upper layers of the troposphere, often more than 10 miles above the Earth's surface.
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California accuses JPMorgan Chase of debt-collection abuses

California accuses JPMorgan Chase of debt-collection abuses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris has accused JPMorgan Chase & Co. of using fraudulent and unlawful debt-collection practices against some 100,000 credit card holders in the state.
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Will cities ever get smart about water use?

Will cities ever get smart about water use? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cities worldwide have dangerously unsustainable water supplies, says a new study. But making a deal with farmers could solve the crisis for many.
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This hilarious, awesome Ziploc jacket is the most practical upcycled clothing we've ever seen

This hilarious, awesome Ziploc jacket is the most practical upcycled clothing we've ever seen | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Use it to complete your outfit, use it to hold your lunch.
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Can Science Fiction Writers Inspire The World To Save Itself?

Can Science Fiction Writers Inspire The World To Save Itself? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Science fiction has often predicted scientific advances, but what happens when scientists and sci-fi authors collaborate on visions of the future?
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Chinese star calls on Asia to help end elephant slaughter

Chinese star calls on Asia to help end elephant slaughter | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Samburu, Kenya (AFP) May 09, 2013 - Ivory jewelry and carvings are prized by some in Asia, but people should know they come from the massacre of elephants whose survival is threatened by rampant poaching, popular Chinese film star Li Bingbing has...
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Agriculture and Livestock Remain Major Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Agriculture and Livestock Remain Major Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2013 - Global greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector totaled 4.69 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2010 (the most recent year for which data are available), an increase of...
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Lockheed Martin Announces New System Available for Underwater Inspection

Lockheed Martin Announces New System Available for Underwater Inspection | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Houston TX (SPX) May 10, 2013 - Lockheed Martin is leveraging its proven capabilities and technology with autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) to enable the oil and gas industry to perform subsea inspections faster, safer and more...
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One big European family

One big European family | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) May 10, 2013 -
From Ireland to the Balkans, Europeans are all closely related according to a new study of the DNA of people from across the continent.
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New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide

New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cape Cod MA (SPX) May 10, 2013 - A new robotic sensor deployed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Gulf of Maine coastal waters may transform the way red tides or harmful algal blooms (HABs) are monitored and managed...
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The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers

The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) May 10, 2013 - While the impact of climate change on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet has been widely studied, a clear understanding of the key process of iceberg production has eluded researchers for many y...
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Water on Moon and Earth came from same primitive meteorites, analysis shows

Water on Moon and Earth came from same primitive meteorites, analysis shows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The water found on the moon, like that on Earth, came from small meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites in the first 100 million years or so after the solar system formed, researchers from Brown and Case Western Reserve universities and Carnegie...
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If Bilbo Baggins built a zero-energy hobbit home, this is what it would look like

If Bilbo Baggins built a zero-energy hobbit home, this is what it would look like | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Modern, hip Bilbo, obviously. He would wear a scarf and Warby Parkers.
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Nuclear plant spills radiation into Lake Michigan

Nuclear plant spills radiation into Lake Michigan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Palisades nuclear plant in Michigan never quite properly patched up a leak last year. Over the weekend, the leak turned into a gush.
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Even in the best-case scenario, climate change will kick our asses

Even in the best-case scenario, climate change will kick our asses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In his new book "Overheated," Andrew Guzman looks at the realities of human survival in an age of climate catastrophe. It's not going to be pretty.
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