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Egypt warns 'all options open' on Ethiopia dam

Egypt warns 'all options open' on Ethiopia dam | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cairo (AFP) June 05, 2013 - Egypt will demand that Ethiopia stop construction of a Nile river dam and warned all options are open if it harms its water supply, advisers to President Mohamed Morsi said on Wednesday.
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New Government Documents Show the Sean Parker Wedding Is the Perfect Parable for Silicon Valley Excess

New Government Documents Show the Sean Parker Wedding Is the Perfect Parable for Silicon Valley Excess | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nothing says, "I love the Earth!" quite like bringing bulldozers into an old-growth forest to create a fake ruined castle.
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Viewpoints: Climate debate is settled; carbon tax is vital - The Sacramento Bee

Viewpoints: Climate debate is settled; carbon tax is vital - The Sacramento Bee | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Last month, a team of international citizen scientist volunteers published the results of a survey of more than 12,000 peer- reviewed climate science papers published over the past two decades.
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Video: Peeling Back the Ice of Antarctica | Wired Science | Wired.com

Video: Peeling Back the Ice of Antarctica | Wired Science | Wired.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Check out the most detailed map of a continent never truly seen by human eyes: the de-iced surface of Antarctica.
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Don’t Let Utilities Get Away With Mercury Pollution

Don’t Let Utilities Get Away With Mercury Pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
by Dominique Browning Back in 2011, we launched Moms Clean Air Force with an urgent campaign: get mercury and other poisonous emissions from coal-fired power plants out of our air.
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UK Climate Minister Slams Media And ‘Blinkered’ Deniers: ‘It’s The Science, Stupid’

UK Climate Minister Slams Media And ‘Blinkered’ Deniers: ‘It’s The Science, Stupid’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Edward Davey is the UK’s Secretary of State for Energy & Climate. On Monday he gave a blistering speech at a Met Office Climate Services event held at London’s Institute of Physics.
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China's plastic-bag ban turns five years old

China's plastic-bag ban turns five years old | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Officials say the ban has spared the country 67 billion polluting plastic bags, though a study finds that many retailers are still ignoring the rules.
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California Ranked As “Epicenter Of The US Clean Tech Market”

California Ranked As “Epicenter Of The US Clean Tech Market” | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Energy policy leadership may be nearly nonexistent in Washington, D.C. due to partisan gridlock, but America’s states and cities are well on their way to a clean energy future - with California leading the charge.
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The Solar Airplane — Solar Impulse — Arrives St. Louis June 4, 2013

The Solar Airplane — Solar Impulse — Arrives St. Louis June 4, 2013 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
UPDATE: Multiple tornadoes touched down in the St. Louis region Friday night and caused damage to several Lambert--St. Louis International Airport buildings, including the hangar reserved for Solar Impulse.
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Catalyst could jump-start e-cars, green energy

Catalyst could jump-start e-cars, green energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists have designed a new type of nanostructured-carbon-based catalyst that could pave the way for reliable, economical next-generation batteries and alkaline fuel cells, providing for practical use of wind- and solar-powered electricity, as...
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Siemens Installing America’s First Regenerative Energy Storage Unit

Siemens Installing America’s First Regenerative Energy Storage Unit | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Siemens, a German manufacturer of a wide variety of items (you could consider it Germany's GE), is installing a regenerative braking energy storage system for the new TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Line, a first in the US.
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PHOTOS: Here's Where The Super-Rich Are Stashing Their Money

PHOTOS: Here's Where The Super-Rich Are Stashing Their Money | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mere political controversy seemingly isn't enough to stop the world's super-rich from stashing wealth overseas.
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Judge OKs huge water deal between farmers, San Diego County cities

Judge OKs huge water deal between farmers, San Diego County cities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A California judge Tuesday upheld the sale of water from the farmers of the Imperial Valley to the thirsty cities in San Diego County -- the largest farms-to-cities water deal in the nation.
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New all-solid sulfur-based battery outperforms lithium-ion technology

New all-solid sulfur-based battery outperforms lithium-ion technology | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have designed and tested an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery with approximately four times the energy density of conventional lithium-ion technologies that power...
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MIT maps solar potential of Cambridge, Massachusetts with record accuracy

MIT maps solar potential of Cambridge, Massachusetts with record accuracy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With the help of LiDAR data, MIT researchers have charted the most accurate and user-friendly solar map yet.
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Mongolia eyes renewable energy as climate warms

Mongolia eyes renewable energy as climate warms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mongolia is aiming to turn itself into a regional renewable energy hub as it tries to fight off the pressures of global warming.
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Climate change causing US wildfire season to last longer, Congress told

Climate change causing US wildfire season to last longer, Congress told | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
US forest service chief says hotter, drier conditions mean wildfire season lasts two months longer than it did 40 years ago
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Think Again: Blame The News For The Public’s Ignorance About The Climate

Think Again: Blame The News For The Public’s Ignorance About The Climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In a blog post titled, “Scientists agree on climate change. So why doesn’t everyone else?,” The Washington Post’s Brad Plumer covers a new survey by John Cook and Dana Nuccitelli of Skeptical Science.
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The ‘Social Cost Of Carbon’ Is Almost Double What The Government Previously Thought

The ‘Social Cost Of Carbon’ Is Almost Double What The Government Previously Thought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The U.S. government updated its estimate of how much carbon pollution harms the economy. They found that their previous estimated costs were too low — ranging from 50 to 100 percent depending on the year and the estimate.
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Facebook cofounder Sean Parker illegally damages redwood forest for fantasy Game of Thrones wedding

Facebook cofounder Sean Parker illegally damages redwood forest for fantasy Game of Thrones wedding | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Don't mind me, just flattening some redwoods that got in the way of my $10 million Game of Thrones wedding.
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About Those Plunging Oil Prices

About Those Plunging Oil Prices | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Based on recent headlines, one might suspect that we were right in the middle of a major bear market for oil, yet it's only fallen to $92 a barrel. Robert Rapier examines the situation and fundamentals behind the near and long term trends.
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Evaluating the Nuclear Energy Position of Greenpeace | The Energy Collective

Evaluating the Nuclear Energy Position of Greenpeace | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I hope Greenpeace and the Sierra Club will rethink their opposition to nuclear power. We don't need an all-of-the-above energy strategy, but we do need an all-of-the-above low carbon energy strategy.
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70 MW Geothermal Plant Approved For Nevada

70 MW Geothermal Plant Approved For Nevada | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The 70-megawatt New York Canyon Geothermal Project has been approved recently as reported on the Dept. of the Interior website.
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Bangladesh Factory Workers Grapple With ANOTHER Travesty

Bangladesh Factory Workers Grapple With ANOTHER Travesty | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hundreds of employees of a Bangladesh garment factory near the capital fell sick on Wednesday after drinking suspected contaminated water in their workplace, police and factory officials said."Primarily we suspect the water supply of the Starlight...
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Nepalese farmers go organic with human waste

Nepalese farmers go organic with human waste | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jeevan Maharjan has a different approach to human waste -- he considers it as wealth.
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