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General Motors urges Obama and Congress to unite on climate change

General Motors urges Obama and Congress to unite on climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Auto giant adds signature to Climate Declaration, which calls on government to pass climate laws that would help economy
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How climate scientists are being framed

How climate scientists are being framed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Graham Readfearn: To turn the public off climate change, right-wing media is blaming scientists for hurting kids and being puppets of totalitarianism
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SAN FRANCISCO -- California has filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other food retailers, manufacturers and distributors, alleging the companies are selling lead-tainted ginger and plum candies without warning labels, as required...
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Exposure to BP oil-contaminated sediment causes defects in killifish, study says

Exposure of embryos of a tiny Gulf of Mexico fish to sediment from Louisiana wetlands contaminated with oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill causes defects to the growing fish's heart and cardiovascular system, delays hatching, and reduces...
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Lipstick study opens up concerns about carcinogen

Lipstick study opens up concerns about carcinogen | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Testing of 32 commonly sold lipsticks found they contain lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals, some at potentially toxic levels.
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Mythbusters: “The private sector is more efficient than the public sector”

Mythbusters: “The private sector is more efficient than the public sector” | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The new economics foundation is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being.
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Earth's greenhouse gas levels approach 400-ppm milestone

Earth's greenhouse gas levels approach 400-ppm milestone | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The ratio of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is flirting with 400 parts per million, a level last seen about 2.5 million to 5 million years ago, according to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
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Health: Indian city tries to thwart silent killer as summer temperatures soar -- 05/01/2013 -- www.eenews.net

Health: Indian city tries to thwart silent killer as summer temperatures soar -- 05/01/2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new kind of billboard is going up in the Indian city Ahmedabad these days.
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Dry winter, warming trend foretell wildfire danger

BOISE, Idaho—Two small but unseasonably early fires burning in northern Californias wine country and another wind-whipped blaze farther south likely are a harbinger of a nasty summer fire season across the West.
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Clean technology: U.S.-designed no-emission power plant will debut off China's coast -- 05/01/2013 -- www.eenews.net

Clean technology: U.S.-designed no-emission power plant will debut off China's coast -- 05/01/2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Forty years of research and development by Lockheed Martin into harnessing energy from steep differentials in ocean temperatures will see its first commercial deployment in China. There, a resort developer has partnered with the U.S.
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US crop insurance shields farmers from drought

US crop insurance shields farmers from drought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When dry weather destroyed Leonard McKissick's soybeans last year, US government-backed insurance paid him $US40,000, the bulk of his loss.
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Report: Ill. coal enjoyed record exports in 2012

Report: Ill. coal enjoyed record exports in 2012 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois' abundant high-sulfur coal once shunned as a pollution source by U.S.
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A new problem for fracking: Drillers are running out of water

Could severe water shortages short-circuit the US shale gas boom?
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Roy Spencer's Catholic Online Climate Myths

Roy Spencer's Catholic Online Climate Myths | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Roy Spencer was recently interviewed by the website Catholic Online, and unfortunately spent most of the interview repeating long-debunked climate myths.  He could have simply answered the questions with factually correct information, and expressed...
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Canadian judge dismisses lawsuit against Chevron

An attempt by Ecuadorian villagers to have a Canadian court enforce a $19 billion judgment against multinational oil giant Chevron Corp has been dismissed by the Ontario Superior Court.
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Hearing on West explosion reveals hazy lines in state oversight of dangerous chemicals

Hearing on West explosion reveals hazy lines in state oversight of dangerous chemicals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cities are not required to have local standards on how potentially dangerous chemicals are kept, the state has no such requirements, and some state agencies are only repositories of information.
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Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs

Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dutch research reveals correlation between water polluted with imidacloprid and low numbers of aquatic insects
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Economics in policy-making - briefings

Economics in policy-making - briefings | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The new economics foundation is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being.
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Over half of Americans link extreme weather to climate change, report says

Over half of Americans link extreme weather to climate change, report says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Six months after Superstorm Sandy killed dozens of people and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage on the East Coast, a majority — 58 percent — of Americans see a connection between recent changes in the weather and global climate change, according...
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ScienceShot: Global Warming at Your Doorstep - ScienceNOW

ScienceShot: Global Warming at Your Doorstep - ScienceNOW | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ScienceShot: Global Warming at Your Doorstep - ScienceNOW
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What to do? Land scape with more shrubs and trees!  They soak up CO2 and trees also shade the lawn to help keep soil temps down.

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With Arctic sea ice vulnerable, summer melt season begins briskly (+video)

With Arctic sea ice vulnerable, summer melt season begins briskly (+video) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Arctic saw a record loss of summer sea ice in 2012, and the 2013 melt is off to a faster start than a year ago. Another record is uncertain, but warming has sapped the ice's staying power.
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Cross-Country Solar Plane Expedition Set for Takeoff

Cross-Country Solar Plane Expedition Set for Takeoff | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Solar Impulse, a plane with the wingspan of a 747, is the creation of a Swiss team working on fuel-free flight.
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Bakken shale: Prosperous play's new oil estimates could influence pipeline plans -- 05/01/2013 -- www.eenews.net

HOUSTON -- The resource potential of the booming Bakken Shale oil and gas zone is much bigger than previously thought, U.S. government geologists announced yesterday.
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