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Climate change is already damaging global economy, report finds

Climate change is already damaging global economy, report finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Economic impact of global warming is costing the world more than $1.2 trillion a year, wiping 1.6% annually from global GDP...
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Just 100 cod left in North Sea - Telegraph

Just 100 cod left in North Sea - Telegraph | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Overfishing has left fewer than 100 adult cod in the North Sea, it was reported.
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More overseas suitors eye oil sands

More overseas suitors eye oil sands | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Private and state-owned firms from India, China, Southeast Asia and Europe express interest in Conoco holdings...
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The city with 180km traffic jams

The city with 180km traffic jams | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Next time you complain about being stuck in traffic, spare a thought for the drivers in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo.
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The Marketplace in Your Brain - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Marketplace in Your Brain - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified brain regions that decide what’s valuable. Why are most economists ignoring them?
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Latin America Report: Emerging Markets Are Hot Spots for Solar Development

Latin America Report: Emerging Markets Are Hot Spots for Solar Development | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
At Solar Power International 2012 in Orlando, Fla., panelists from the Outbound from America to Latin America session sat down to continue the conversation in the Solar Central booth on the show floor.
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China's pursuit of copper threatens ancient Buddhist ruins in Afghanistan | MINING.com

China's pursuit of copper threatens ancient Buddhist ruins in Afghanistan | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A Chinese copper project in Afghanistan threatens a wealth of archeological sites dating from the 5th century of the Common Era and earlier.
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Scotland turns whisky 'leftovers' into biofuel for cars | MINING.com

Scotland turns whisky 'leftovers' into biofuel for cars | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In what is claimed to be a world first, a Scotland-based independent malt whisky producer will start using bacteria to feed on the "leftovers" from the booze making process in order to produce fuel for cars.
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50-million year old tree fossil uncovered in Canadian diamond mine | MINING.com

50-million year old tree fossil uncovered in Canadian diamond mine | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A 50 million year old fossil has been uncovered in the Ekati diamond mine in Canada's Northwest Territories.
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Understanding the China-Japan Island Conflict | Stratfor

Understanding the China-Japan Island Conflict | Stratfor | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Sept. 29 will mark 40 years of normalized diplomatic relations between China and Japan, two countries that spent much of the 20th century in mutual enmity if not at outright war. The anniversary comes at a low point in Sino-Japanese relations amid a dispute over an island chain in the East China Sea known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan and Diaoyu Islands in China.

These islands, which are little more than uninhabited rocks, are not particularly valuable on their own. However, nationalist factions in both countries have used them to enflame old animosities...

Read more: Understanding the China-Japan Island Conflict | Stratfor

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We May Have Forgotten the Drought, But It Hasn’t Forgotten Us…

We May Have Forgotten the Drought, But It Hasn’t Forgotten Us… | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While we’re concentrating on the collapse of arctic sea ice, the drought goes on. Michael Lemonick in Climate Central: The massive and widespread 2012 drought that has gripped the nation sinc...
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Hubble goes to the eXtreme to assemble the deepest ever view of the universe

Hubble goes to the eXtreme to assemble the deepest ever view of the universe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Like photographers assembling a portfolio of their best shots, astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of our deepest-ever view of the Universe.
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Study says people are inclined to help others

Study says people are inclined to help others | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Feeling generous? Think it over a little and then see how you feel.
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BPA harms human reproduction by damaging chromosomes, disrupting egg development

BPA harms human reproduction by damaging chromosomes, disrupting egg development | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A Washington State University researcher has found new evidence that the plastic additive BPA can disrupt women's reproductive systems, causing chromosome damage, miscarriages and birth defects.
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Toyota drops plan for widespread sales of electric car

Toyota drops plan for widespread sales of electric car | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp has scrapped plans for widespread sales of a new all-electric minicar, saying it had misread the market and the ability of still-emerging battery technology to meet...
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What Business is Wall Street In ?

What Business is Wall Street In ? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Wall Street doesn’t know what business it is in. Regulators don’t know what the business of Wall Street is. Investor/shareholders don’t know what business Wall Street is in. The only people who kno...
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Algorithms that can help us spend

Algorithms that can help us spend | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Intelligent algorithms are changing the way we do business, whether it’s in tempting us to buy designer shoes, or leading multi-million pound investments.
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Food Storage: 20 Crops That Keep and How to Store Them - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Food Storage: 20 Crops That Keep and How to Store Them - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Garden writer Barbara Pleasant provides detailed instructions for food storage, including curing and storing onions, potatoes, leeks, cabbage, apples, squash and other produce that will last all winter.
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Golden Buddha, Hidden Copper - By Lois Parshley

Golden Buddha, Hidden Copper - By Lois Parshley | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Twelve years after the Taliban blew up the world-famous Bamiyan Buddhas, a Chinese mining firm -- developing one of the world's largest copper deposits -- threatens to destroy another of Afghanistan's archeological treasures.

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Fire traps 20 miners in Canadian potash mine, but no one hurt | MINING.com

Fire traps 20 miners in Canadian potash mine, but no one hurt | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Twenty miners are trapped underground due to a fire at PotashCorp’s Rocanville mine in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, about 230 kilometres east of Regina...
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Infographic: Iron, the core of the developing world - MINING.com

Infographic: Iron, the core of the developing world - MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Did you know that 95% of all the metal produced per year is Iron?

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Jennifer Francis: An Interesting Fall and Winter

Jennifer Francis: An Interesting Fall and Winter | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If you saw the current sea ice video, you saw part of my recent interview with Rutger’s Jennifer Francis, whose research is helping fill in the blanks on how an increasingly ice free arctic a...
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Puny Fracking Fines 'Cost Of Doing Business' For Drillers, Report Says

Puny Fracking Fines 'Cost Of Doing Business' For Drillers, Report Says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of active oil and gas wells go without government inspection in any given year, and fines for regulatory violations are too small to change drilling company behavior, according to an energy watchdog group's review of...
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California governor signs driverless cars bill (Update 3)

California governor signs driverless cars bill (Update 3) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
California's governor signed legislation Tuesday that will pave the way for driverless cars in the state.
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