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Powering Up with Centralized Biodigesters for Dairy Farms

Powering Up with Centralized Biodigesters for Dairy Farms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
About 1,900 dairy farms dot the landscape in California, with millions of cows producing both milk and manure. The California Energy Commission wants to help milk that manure for all the power it can provide!
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CNOOC-Nexen deal the last for Canada?

CNOOC-Nexen deal the last for Canada? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (UPI) Dec 10, 2012 - Canada has signaled it is putting the brakes on foreign state-owned companies investing in Canadian oil sands, following the government's approval of China National Offshore Oil Corp.'s $15 billion takeover bid of...
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The ATMEA1 reactor introduced to the Brazilian market

The ATMEA1 reactor introduced to the Brazilian market | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris, France (SPX) Dec 11, 2012 - ATMEA, the 50/50 Joint Venture between AREVA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), held yesterday its first regional ATMEA Day in Rio de Janeiro to present the ATMEA1 reactor design and the company...
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Building Integrated Solar PV Installation for Halifax Office Tower

Building Integrated Solar PV Installation for Halifax Office Tower | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Dec 11, 2012 - Eclipsall and Ferguson-Neudorf Glass have announced that the two companies are collaborating on the manufacture of building-integrated PV (BIPV) modules for the 22 storey TD Halifax Tower in Halifax...
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5 Enemies of a Decent Middle Class Existence in the US

5 Enemies of a Decent Middle Class Existence in the US | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Conservatives and the wealthy have taught too many Americans to hate their own govt, and not the parasite industries destroying the middle class.
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Copper restricts the spread of global antibiotic-resistant infections

Copper restricts the spread of global antibiotic-resistant infections | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Southampton, UK (SPX) Dec 11, 2012 - New research from the University of Southampton has shown that copper can prevent horizontal transmission of genes, which has contributed to the increasing number of antibiotic-resistant infections...
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World's pension funds ignoring climate risk: survey

World's pension funds ignoring climate risk: survey | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sydney (AFP) Dec 11, 2012 - The world's biggest investors have their heads in the sand over climate risk, according to a survey released Tuesday which warned of risks to pension funds.
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Indonesia says it has found more virulent bird flu strain

Indonesia says it has found more virulent bird flu strain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jakarta (AFP) Dec 11, 2012 - Indonesia has identified the bird flu virus that killed hundreds of thousands of ducks in recent weeks as a more virulent type which is new to the country, according to a letter seen Tuesday.
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Philippines typhoon toll tops 700, hundreds missing

Philippines typhoon toll tops 700, hundreds missing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Manila (AFP) Dec 11, 2012 - The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has climbed above 700 with hundreds more missing, many of them tuna fishermen feared lost at sea, the government said Tuesday.
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Tracking invasive cheatgrass role in larger, more frequent Western fires

Tracking invasive cheatgrass role in larger, more frequent Western fires | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Amherst MA (SPX) Dec 11, 2012 - New research that relied in part on satellite images suggests that cheatgrass, an invasive species brought west by settlers in the 1800s, is one cause for the larger, hotter and more frequent range...
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Fire and Ice: Wildfires Darkening Greenland Snowpack, Increasing Melting

Fire and Ice: Wildfires Darkening Greenland Snowpack, Increasing Melting | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
San Francisco CA (SPX) Dec 11, 2012 - Satellite observations have revealed the first direct evidence of smoke from Arctic wildfires drifting over the Greenland ice sheet, tarnishing the ice with soot and making it more likely to melt un...
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Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid

Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs comparable to today's electricity expenses, according to new research by the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community...
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Algae and National Security: Part 3 :Algae Industry Magazine

Algae and National Security: Part 3 :Algae Industry Magazine | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate chaos brings a wide range of threats to food security. Robert Kaplan envisioned in The Coming Anarchy (1994) the core foreign-policy challenge for the 21st century as the “Political and strategic impact of surging populations, spreading disease, deforestation and soil erosion, water depletion, air pollution, and rising sea levels.” He predicted that these events would prompt mass migration and, in turn, incite group conflicts.
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Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric

Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 11, 2012 - Clothes that could literally light up your life were unveiled Tuesday by Japanese researchers who said their solar-cell fabric would eventually let wearers harvest energy on the go.
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Japan pedal power aims for human flight record

Japan pedal power aims for human flight record | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 10, 2012 - A team in Japan are hoping pedal-power will beat the world record for a human-propelled plane - in a flying machine made from polystyrene, they said Monday.
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Crystalline Silicon Solar Module Pricing Declines Again as European Demand Falls

Crystalline Silicon Solar Module Pricing Declines Again as European Demand Falls | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
El Segundo CA (SPX) Dec 11, 2012 - Average pricing in October for crystalline silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic (PV) modules declined in nearly all worldwide regions because of weak demand in Germany, according to the IHS PV Module Price T...
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Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault

Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 10, 2012 - Geologists said Monday a Japanese nuclear plant may be sited over an active seismic fault, indicating that it will probably be scrapped.
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Climate Models Project Increase in U.S. Wildfire Risk

Climate Models Project Increase in U.S. Wildfire Risk | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 11, 2012 -
Scientists using NASA satellite data and climate models have projected drier conditions likely will cause increased fire activity across the United States in coming decades.
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Scientists pinpoint great-earthquake hot spots

Scientists pinpoint great-earthquake hot spots | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris, France (SPX) Dec 11, 2012 - We find that 87% of the 15 largest (8.6 magnitude or higher) and half of the 50 largest (8.4 magnitude or higher) earthquakes of the past century are associated with intersection regions between oc...
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Typhoon reduces Philippine farmers to beggars

Typhoon reduces Philippine farmers to beggars | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New Bataan, Philippines (AFP) Dec 11, 2012 - The secluded valley that sheltered Jerry Blanco's banana crop from communist and Muslim rebellions offered no refuge from Typhoon Bopha, which left him destitute in seconds.
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Two Tibetans die in latest self-immolations

Beijing (AFP) Dec 11, 2012 - Two more Tibetans burned themselves to death in protest at China's rule of the Himalayan region, a rights group said Tuesday, as state media accused the Dalai Lama of turning Tibetan Buddhism into an evil cult.
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First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras

First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 06, 2012 - Hoping to expand our understanding of auroras and other fleeting atmospheric events, a team of space-weather researchers designed and built NORUSCA II, a new camera with unprecedented capabilities t...
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NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night

NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 07, 2012 -
Scientists have unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night.
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Himalayas and Pacific Northwest could experience major earthquakes, Stanford geophysicists say

Himalayas and Pacific Northwest could experience major earthquakes, Stanford geophysicists say | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stanford CA (SPX) Dec 11, 2012 -
Stanford geophysicists are well represented at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union this week in San Francisco.
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Offshore Wind Benefits Sea Life

Offshore Wind Benefits Sea Life | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
  Sometimes there’s mention in the press that wind farms harm wildlife. Typically, though these articles reference the damage done to bird and bats on land. What seems to get less mentio...
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