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Measuring the hazards of global aftershock

Measuring the hazards of global aftershock | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Apr 23, 2013 -
The entire world becomes an aftershock zone after a massive magnitude (M) 7 or larger earthquake-but what hazard does this pose around the planet?
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Obama’s 2014 Science Budget Proposal Revitalizes STEM Education, Reduces Environmental Conservation: Scientific American

Obama’s 2014 Science Budget Proposal Revitalizes STEM Education, Reduces Environmental Conservation: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The President's plan for next year would give a boost to infrastructure, manufacturing and education in exchange for land conservation and environmental cleanup efforts
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Is High-Tech Security at Public Events Counterproductive?: Scientific American

Is High-Tech Security at Public Events Counterproductive?: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
High-security measures of public events like the Boston Marathon may not be feasible--and they could make things worse
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Chinese company to construct huge uranium mine in Namibia | MINING.com

Chinese company to construct huge uranium mine in Namibia | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The future mine has at least 142,000 tonnes of uranium resources in-situ.
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A New Solution For Bedbugs: Kidney Bean Leaves

A New Solution For Bedbugs: Kidney Bean Leaves | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It only takes one infestation with bed bugs to make you an expert on the subject.
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:05 PM

Nice...if this works I love anything that allows me not to spray poison.

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Biodiesel-20 Ready Chevy Cruze Tops Hybrids in MPG - Domestic Fuel

Biodiesel-20 Ready Chevy Cruze Tops Hybrids in MPG - Domestic Fuel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The latest Chevy to hit the streets, the new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, capable of using B20 biodiesel blends, is being touted as getting better mileage that some hybrids out there.This company news release points out the Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel gets an industry best EPA-estimated 46 MPG on the highway, better than any non-hybrid passenger car in America:

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Unwanted rainfall lashes hopes for Pakistan's wheat crop - AlertNet

Unwanted rainfall lashes hopes for Pakistan's wheat crop - AlertNet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The government is negotiating a national insurance programme that could help protect farmers from increasingly erratic weather
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Facebook lifts the lid on its water, energy use

Facebook lifts the lid on its water, energy use | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Over the past two years, the social network giant has improved average efficiency by 38 percent.
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This Is What Facebook’s Green Roof Will Look Like

This Is What Facebook’s Green Roof Will Look Like | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Like so many tech companies flush with cash, Facebook is expanding its headquarters in grand fashion--in this case, to a second campus that connects to the main one in Menlo Park, California.
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The 8 Most Interesting Ideas to Revolutionize Urban Farms

The 8 Most Interesting Ideas to Revolutionize Urban Farms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Architecture + Urban Design + Sustainability = Getting back to the roots · Home ...

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Mercor's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:51 PM

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Is Sustainability Even Possible?: Scientific American Podcast

Is Sustainability Even Possible?: Scientific American Podcast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Some questions to ponder on Earth Day: how much of an environmental problem is the growing human population? And is the problem too many people or the throwaway culture of too many things?

A new paper in the journal Science attempts to assess the burdens placed on people and the planet by individuals’ decisions to have large families and/or consume a lot.

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Geochemical method finds links between terrestrial climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide

Geochemical method finds links between terrestrial climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Storrs CT (SPX) Apr 23, 2013 -
Nearly thirty-four million years ago, the Earth underwent a transformation from a warm and high-carbon dioxide greenhouse state to a lower-CO2, variable climate of the modern icehouse world.
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A brand NEW chemical technique to measure the change in terrestrial temperature change associated with the shift in global atmospheric CO2 concentrations  gives further evidence that CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is linked with Earth's surface tempreatures. Unfortunately deniers are still not likely to believe climate changes pushed by global warming is happening, let alone being caused by humans, as it would destroye their faith based view of how the world functions. Their faith is accepted without study or introspection, any anything that counters their faith is just seen as a test of the stength of their faith.  It is not truth that matters, it is faith, no matter how wrong.

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Getting 3-D Printing and Next-Generation Manufacturing to the Factory Floor [Video]: Scientific American

Getting 3-D Printing and Next-Generation Manufacturing to the Factory Floor [Video]: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The White House’s budget promises millions of dollars to build a solid foundation for additive manufacturing
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America adds 42% more wind capacity in December | MINING.com

America adds 42% more wind capacity in December | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Third year that wind generators provided the largest share of additions to total U.S. electric generation capacity
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Accidents shut down coal mines in China, Russia | MINING.com

Accidents shut down coal mines in China, Russia | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Gas explosion and roof collapse spur rescue efforts.
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Weather Whiplash for April

Weather Whiplash for April | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paul Douglas reminds us, yes, the planet is warming.  Heh, heh. I love making denier heads explode. Paul's such a low key guy, but I think he does, too.
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The Country’s Number One Litter Culprit Is Cigarette Butts

The Country’s Number One Litter Culprit Is Cigarette Butts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Even in the midst of a fierce anti-smoking furor that’s swept American society in the past couple decades, there’s one aspect of smoking’s negative health consequences that’s largely escaped critical scrutiny: the environmental impact of flinging...
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Forest-dwelling Borneo children foresee grim times ahead – study - AlertNet

Forest-dwelling Borneo children foresee grim times ahead – study - AlertNet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Children living in the Indonesian forests of Borneo island portray a bleak image of the future, according to preliminary findings.
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Climate inaction likely to deepen EU divisions - paper - AlertNet

Climate inaction likely to deepen EU divisions - paper - AlertNet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The European Union must take measures to prevent the destruction of crops and property by extreme weather or face instability and deeper social divisions, a report says
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A Big Step Toward a Silicon Quantum Computer

A Big Step Toward a Silicon Quantum Computer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Quantum computers could more easily become a reality if they incorporated the silicon semiconductor processing used by the modern electronics industry. Physicists in Australia have recently taken a new step toward that vision by reading and writing the nuclear spin state of a single phosphorus atom implanted in silicon.

In a breakthrough reported in the 18 April edition of the journal Nature, physicists have finally achieved an idea first proposed in 1998 by Bruce Kane, a physicist at theUniversity of Maryland, in College Park. Such success could lead to quantum computers based on the same silicon-processing technology used for computer chips.


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Earth Day Collaboration Aims to Harness the Energy of 2,000 Suns

Earth Day Collaboration Aims to Harness the Energy of 2,000 Suns | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By Andrea Pedretti, CTO, Airlight Energy

It would take only two percent of the Sahara Desert’s land area to supply the world’s electricity needs.
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Innovative Device Boils Water and Produces Electricity | The Energy Collective

Innovative Device Boils Water and Produces Electricity | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Power Practical, a company that sprang out of research from the University of Utah, has developed a pot that can charge wireless devices through a USB connection while boiling water.
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