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Data Highlights - 34: China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture | EPI

Data Highlights - 34: China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture | EPI | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Global demand for soybeans has soared in recent decades, with China leading the race. Nearly 60 percent of all soybeans entering international trade today go to China, making it far and away the world’s largest importer.

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Inergy Seeks Approval for Gas Storage in Once Deemed Unusable Salt Caverns « DC BureauDC Bureau

Inergy Seeks Approval for Gas Storage in Once Deemed Unusable Salt Caverns « DC BureauDC Bureau | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

A Kansas City energy company is urging New York and federal regulators to disregard explicit warnings about the structural integrity of two salt caverns that it plans to use to store millions of barrels of highly-pressurized liquid propane and butane.

One cavern was plugged and abandoned 10 years ago after a consulting engineer from Louisiana concluded that its roof had collapsed in a minor earthquake. He deemed the rubble-filled cavity “unusable” for storage. It is now scheduled to hold 600,000 barrels of liquid butane.

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Analysis: Brazil's once-envied energy matrix a victim of hubris

Analysis: Brazil's once-envied energy matrix a victim of hubris | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Just five years ago, Brazil's mostly green energy landscape was the envy of nations dependent on dirtier sources of power and the pride of a government that believed it was leading...
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'Plastic micro beads' to be removed from soap

'Plastic micro beads' to be removed from soap | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If you use exfoliating soaps, you might not know those little beads may be made of plastic -- or think about what happens to them when they go down the drain.
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Response to ship crash better than 2007

Response to ship crash better than 2007 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Emergency crews scrambled into action Monday when a tanker ship struck a Bay Bridge tower, but visions of catastrophe turned to relief after the damage was quickly assessed and news spread that a disaster had been averted.
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Climate change, debt and inequality 'threaten financial stability'

Climate change, debt and inequality 'threaten financial stability' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ahead of Davos 2013, World Economic Forum calls on policymakers to step up efforts to tackle three biggest dangers
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Fire at Sydney nuclear plant extinguished

A FIRE that broke out at a nuclear reactor in Sydney this morning has been extinguished and is not being blamed on hot weather conditions.
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Brazil's hot, dry summer may lead to energy rationing

Brazil's hot, dry summer may lead to energy rationing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil faces the possibility of widespread energy rationing for the first time since 2001, as a hot, dry summer has deprived hydroelectric dams of needed water while boosting power...
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Fast-moving fire takes properties in central Victoria as NSW battles 135 blazes

Fast-moving fire takes properties in central Victoria as NSW battles 135 blazes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
DOZENS of homes remained under threat late today as NSW firefighters battled 135 blazes in 40-plus temperatures and often "catastrophic" conditions, and a fast-moving fire in central Victoria has destroyed at least two properties.
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Winning Cleantech by Design » Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses

Winning Cleantech by Design » Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Instituto Superior del Medio Ambiente - ISM

Instituto Superior del Medio Ambiente - ISM | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Instituto Superior del Medio Ambiente - ISM - Master en Gestion Medioambiental de la Empresa - Única escuela de España especializada en la Formación Ambiental
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Poop trucks of Dubai

Poop trucks of Dubai - Amazingly, Dubai doesn't have a sewage infrastructure to support its skyscrapers, including the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Drivers said they'd been queuing for three days!
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8 Interesting Uses of Coconut Oil

8 Interesting Uses of Coconut Oil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Coconut Oil can be used in a wide variety of areas including cooking, gardening, personal use, and even in engines! It’s a great tool to have in your preparedness aresenal. Since it has so many uses, it can save you money and contribute to your overall natural health.

One of the great things about coconut oil is that it’s slow to oxidize. That means that it’s slower to turn rancid. This is due to the high content of saturated fats contained in it but also makes it very stable at high temperatures for cooking.

 

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Ant Study Deepens Concern About Plastic Additives

Ant Study Deepens Concern About Plastic Additives | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Research shows that phthalate contamination of ants is ubiquitous, and worsens simply with exposure to the air.
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Hobbled on Energy, India Ponders a Multitude of Dams

Hobbled on Energy, India Ponders a Multitude of Dams | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
India has the world's single largest population lacking electricity, but many argue that dam-building is not the solution.
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Japan’s Cleanup After a Nuclear Accident Is Denounced

Japan’s Cleanup After a Nuclear Accident Is Denounced | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Much of Japan’s post-Fukushima cleanup is primitive, slapdash and bereft of the cleanup methods lauded by scientists as effective in removing radioactive cesium.
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Troubled Oil Rig in Alaska Reaches Safer Waters

Troubled Oil Rig in Alaska Reaches Safer Waters | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The ship, which ran aground last week, arrived in Kiliuda Bay, a sheltered area on Kodiak Island southwest of Anchorage.
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Oil sands development polluting Alberta lakes: study

Oil sands development polluting Alberta lakes: study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Study showed pollution is as high as 23 times pre-development levels, extending as far as 90 kilometres from development
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Platform-free oil in Arctic waters within striking distance

OSLO (Reuters) - Lying at the bottom of a giant water-filled pit in western Norway, a thousand-ton gas compressor is humming along, going through grueling tests as engineers prepare it to change oil and...
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Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purple

Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purple | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia's 'dome of heat' has become so intense that the temperatures are rising off the charts – literally.
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Mahindra to Launch Sun-Powered Car

Mahindra to Launch Sun-Powered Car | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. plans to launch a new, sun-powered electric vehicle in India in the hope that high fuel prices will push consumers to look for new options in the car market.
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Opinion: A green energy loss in perspective — The Daily Climate

As Congress resumes work on the budget, energy subsidies – and the Solyndra fiasco – will again play a part in the debate. Let's put the failed solar tech company’s losses in context with other energy investments.

How do you measure whether an energy investment is wise or unwise? Honest or scandalous? 

With budget work consuming our new Congress, the only policy discussion on climate change likely from the Capitol near term will consist of debate over energy tax breaks and subsidies.

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2013: Life on the Edge of the Sustainability Cliff

2013: Life on the Edge of the Sustainability Cliff | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

It’s the start of a new year: time to take stock of corporate sustainability in 2012, which in many ways seemed to embody the Charles Dickens quote:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.

The Highs and Lows in 2012
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Engineers to Build House Entirely from Waste

Engineers to Build House Entirely from Waste | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A team of engineers from the UK have started construction of the first ever home made entirely from waste materials. The project will identify cheap materials that can be suitable used
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