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Death toll in China mine blast rises to 43

Death toll in China mine blast rises to 43 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Sept 1, 2012 - The death toll from a gas explosion at a Chinese coal mine has risen to 43, state media reported Saturday, with three miners still remaining underground.
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Apple files new Samsung patent action in US

Apple files new Samsung patent action in US | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Apple has filed a fresh patent infringement action in the United States against Samsung, alleging that the South Korean company is continuing to steal its technology despite a recent court ruling.
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Alberta deficit set to triple on slumping oil prices

Alberta deficit set to triple on slumping oil prices | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As critics slam Premier's optimistic budget, Finance Minister Doug Horner blames volatile financial markets and lower resource revenues...
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Obama vs. Romney 101: 7 ways they differ on energy issues

Obama vs. Romney 101: 7 ways they differ on energy issues | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney claim to want to expand America’s access to conventional fuels and green energy. But their energy plans have very different flavors.
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Boulder scientist: Oil plus soot creates more warming during wildfires - Boulder Daily Camera

Boulder scientist: Oil plus soot creates more warming during wildfires - Boulder Daily Camera | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
During a wildfire, particles of soot in the air can become coated with oil, increasing the warming effect of the dark-colored particles by 50 percent to 70 percent, according to Boulder scientists who based their findings on an analysis of the...
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U.S. homes cracking because of drought-parched soil

U.S. homes cracking because of drought-parched soil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Houses in the central United States — from Louisiana up through the Dakotas — are getting the worst of it, but significant damage is being reported throughout the country, says Dan Jaggers, a board member of the Basement Health Association, a...
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Lighting the way

Lighting the way | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WHICH plastic gadget, fitting neatly in one hand, can most quickly improve the lives of the world’s poorest people? For the past decade the answer has been clear:...
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Nuclear waste seeks a home

Nuclear waste seeks a home | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Canada has never found a permanent home for its high-level nuclear waste. The pressure is mounting to find one.
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Drought has Mississippi River barge traffic all choked up

Drought has Mississippi River barge traffic all choked up | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. — Eight grim-faced men sit in a cramped, impromptu war room in the shadow of a levee on the Mississippi River.

With laptops opened to Web pages of the National Weather Service and the Army Corps of Engineers, the group of farmers, grain brokers and barge operators is engaged in what humans have grappled with for more than 200 years in the Mississippi Delta: puzzling out the latest blow from a stubborn river that refuses every effort to control it.

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China Surpasses US to Become Number One in Wind Power

China Surpasses US to Become Number One in Wind Power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China surpassed the US in terms of wind power, growing from 2,000 megawatts to 52,580 megawatts in only six years...
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In the American West, Coal Power Being Dropped in Favor of Natural Gas and Renewables

But the West is still more reliant on coal for electricity than states in the East...
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Tips to Oust Mosquitoes from Your Garden | DoItYourself.com

Tips to Oust Mosquitoes from Your Garden | DoItYourself.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mosquitoes in our yards and gardens are more than just a nuisance.
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Minnesota "fuel banks" enable drivers to save big via futures transactions | MINING.com

Minnesota "fuel banks" enable drivers to save big via futures transactions | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A gas company in Minnesota has implemented an innovative scheme which permits paying members to enjoy major savings on their fuel costs via futures transactions.
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Last Chance to Shed School Loans: Proving All Is Hopeless

Last Chance to Shed School Loans: Proving All Is Hopeless | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
To discharge student loans in bankruptcy, a borrower may have to convince a judge that life will never get better and destitution is certain.
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Trapped Antarctic Methane Could Escape, Worsen Warming

Trapped Antarctic Methane Could Escape, Worsen Warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Swamp gas trapped under miles of Antarctic ice may someday escape and further heat up the planet, a new study says.
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Rising sea comes at a cost for South Florida cities - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

Rising sea comes at a cost for South Florida cities - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A proposed $206 million overhaul of Miami Beach’s antiquated drainage system is just the first of many big-ticket bills South Florida faces.
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Drought limits migrating birds' rest stops

Drought limits migrating birds' rest stops | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Despite Isaac's rains, millions of migrating ducks, geese and other waterfowl will find fewer watering holes on their way south this fall.
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In Bike-Friendly Copenhagen, Highways For Cyclists : NPR

Bikers are everywhere in Copenhagen. And now the city is building new, high-speed routes into the city that will make it easier to commute, even from the distant suburbs.
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Democrats work to go green at Charlotte convention venues - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com

Democrats work to go green at Charlotte convention venues - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Democrats want their national convention in Charlotte, N. C.
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Live Webcasts: Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life" | The Office of His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Live Webcasts: Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life" | The Office of His Holiness The Dalai Lama | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The offical website for The Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
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The Oklo Reactor: The World’s Only Natural Nuclear Reactor

The Oklo Reactor: The World’s Only Natural Nuclear Reactor | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Oklo reactor in Gabron, Africa is the world's first and only natural nuclear reactor.
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89-Year-Old Man Develops Bladeless Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine!

89-Year-Old Man Develops Bladeless Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Catching Wind Power device has no external parts that could be dangerous to birds passing by.
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Jesse's Café Américain: Reprise: Simon Johnson On the Quiet Coup d'Etat in the Anglo-American Financial System

Jesse's Café Américain: Reprise: Simon Johnson On the Quiet Coup d'Etat in the Anglo-American Financial System | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

I have this feeling in my stomach that I felt in other countries, much poorer countries, countries that were headed into really difficult economic situation. When there's a small group of people who got you into a disaster, and who were still powerful. Disaster even made them more powerful. And you know you need to come in and break that power. And you can't. You're stuck....

The powerful people are the insiders. They're the CEOs of these banks. They're the people who run these banks. They're the people who pay themselves the massive bonuses at the end of the last year. Now, those bonuses are not the essence of the problem, but they are a symptom of an arrogance, and a feeling of invincibility, that tells you a lot about the culture of those organizations, and the attitudes of the people who lead them...

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