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Carbon Dioxide In Your Office Is Making You Bad At Your Job

Carbon Dioxide In Your Office Is Making You Bad At Your Job | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Carbon dioxide is a villain in the climate change narrative, but coal plants and factories aren’t the only places that produce it. Humans generate CO2 too, just from breathing.
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Japanese company builds 9.6-inch 4K x 2K LCD panel

Japanese company builds 9.6-inch 4K x 2K LCD panel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Japanese firm Ortus Technology Co., Ltd. has revealed its development of what the company is calling the world's smallest LCD display panel that meets the 4K standard.
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Chinese cuisine could protect against sepsis

Chinese cuisine could protect against sepsis | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that a bean commonly used in Chinese cuisine protects against the life-threatening condition sepsis.
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In Hong Kong, confronting pollution’s risks | SmartPlanet

In Hong Kong, confronting pollution’s risks | SmartPlanet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
HONG KONG — Just how bad is “bad” air? Health indexes help decipher the dangers.
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Solar Energy Is Ready. The U.S. Isn't

Solar Energy Is Ready. The U.S. Isn't | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Clean energy has become a dirty word in presidential politics. In their second debate, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama each tried to outdo the other’s love of fossil fuels: Obama extolling his record on oil and natural gas production, Romney vowing to take “advantage of the oil and coal we have here.” The Republican candidate has ridiculed the administration’s $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra, the bankrupt California-based solar panel maker, and accused Obama of living “in an imaginary world where government-subsidized windmills and solar panels could power the economy.”
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Oceans Getting Too Hot to Handle? - ScienceNOW

Oceans Getting Too Hot to Handle? - ScienceNOW | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tropical marine grazers may face a decidedly limited menu in a warming world. With rising temperatures, the ranges of many species of phytoplankton—the microscopic, plantlike organisms the grazers feed on—will shift away from the tropics and toward the poles, according to a new study. Up to one-third of tropical phytoplankton could be pushed out of tropical latitudes by 2100, the authors estimate.
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Not a trick or a treat: Hurricane Sandy could hit as monster hybrid storm

Not a trick or a treat: Hurricane Sandy could hit as monster hybrid storm | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hurricane Sandy, currently a category 2 storm, is taking aim at the Northeast in the days before Halloween. Forecasters say it could cause widespread power outages and dangerous flooding.
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Chinese Premier’s $2.7 billion fortune thanks largely to his wife 'the Queen of Diamonds' – report | MINING.com

Chinese Premier’s $2.7 billion fortune thanks largely to his wife 'the Queen of Diamonds' – report | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has accumulated vast wealth during his time in power, but reports of his $2.7 billion fortune —and the influence of his wife, Zhang Beili, the "Queen of China's Diamonds"— have been blocked in China.
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The SustainOurEarth Daily

The SustainOurEarth Daily | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The SustainOurEarth Daily, by Keith Johnson: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Report: Unsafe food putting lives at risk - CNN.com

Report: Unsafe food putting lives at risk - CNN.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The number of Americans falling ill or dying from contaminated food has increased 44% in the past two years, according to a report.
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Texas Keystone XL Protests Show No Sign of Abating as Arrest Tally Hits 32 | InsideClimate News

Texas Keystone XL Protests Show No Sign of Abating as Arrest Tally Hits 32 | InsideClimate News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Protests against the Keystone XL pipeline have led to arrests and headlines. But TransCanada says construction is moving along as planned.

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Tory government deletes references to ‘environment’ on Transport Canada website

Tory government deletes references to ‘environment’ on Transport Canada website | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Transport Canada has deleted references to protecting the “environment” from its website in support of a proposed overhaul to a law that was designed to protect navigable waters.
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World Environment News - Wal-Mart, in China, pushes suppliers down green path - Planet Ark

World Environment News - Wal-Mart, in China, pushes suppliers down green path - Planet Ark | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart Stores Inc has given global suppliers five years to comply with its environmental rules or risk being pushed off U.S. shelves at the world's largest retailer, expanding a sustainability campaign launched in 2009.
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Can California’s New Law Start A Small Food Business Revolution?

Can California’s New Law Start A Small Food Business Revolution? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cottage food laws--which make it legal to sell food you made at home--aren’t actually a new thing. But the passage of a landmark bill in California could lead the rest of the nation toward small batch, artisanal cooking companies run out of people’s home kitchens.  

Food entrepreneurs in California celebrated the recent passing of California’s Cottage Food Bill (AB1616) last month, which makes it easier for homemade cooks to sell their goods legally.

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Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid (w/ Video)

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid (w/ Video) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the event that a giant asteroid is headed toward Earth, you'd better hope that it's blindingly white.
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What happens to science if Romney wins | SmartPlanet

What happens to science if Romney wins | SmartPlanet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
How will the sharply contrasting visions of the U.S. presidential candidates affect issues like basic and biomedical research?
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Big Wind’s Recurring Nightmare : Climate Desk

Big Wind’s Recurring Nightmare : Climate Desk | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Jacob Susman is frustrated again. Sitting in the bright green conference room of his company’s trendy industrial office, overshadowed by the Brooklyn Bridge, he’s a clean-cut poster child for the “green economy”: Since 2007, Susman’s OwnEnergy, which installs wind turbines, has grown to be one of the nation’s most prominent wind installers. But he’s plagued by a recurring nightmare: “Every few years the industry has to drop everything for six or nine months and focus exclusively on having the credit passed.”

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Need for Keystone XL Shrinking as Industry Looks to Export U.S. Crude Oil | InsideClimate News

Need for Keystone XL Shrinking as Industry Looks to Export U.S. Crude Oil | InsideClimate News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

A dramatic and unexpected American oil boom is transforming pipeline networks and changing the way petroleum has flowed for decades.

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Rising Ocean Temps Threaten the Ocean Food Chain | Climate Central

Rising Ocean Temps Threaten the Ocean Food Chain | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study illustrates how climate change could affect one of the most important and unappreciated groups of living things on Earth.
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Enviro-Lit 101 — The best five environmental books of all time, with some caveats, wishes and honorable mentions. Just watch out for premature death.

Enviro-Lit 101 — The best five environmental books of all time, with some caveats, wishes and honorable mentions. Just watch out for premature death. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The reason I am fascinated by environmental issues is that they are a colossal train wreck of science, politics, ideology, money and personal passion. It would only follow that the realm has produced its share of impactful literature.

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Experts find manure is ‘best cure’ for mining | MINING.com

Experts find manure is ‘best cure’ for mining | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research published Friday confirms what farmers seem to have known for hundreds of years: that manure helps restore soils, even those highly damaged post-mining landscapes.
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Climate Code Red: NASA climate chief demolishes denialist claims on sea levels

Climate Code Red: NASA climate chief demolishes denialist claims on sea levels | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

NASA climate chief James Hansen has three great attributes: his research is impeccable and pertinent, he is politically courageous, and he communicates with great clarity to lay audiences.      Reading his presentation on 5 September — when he stepped in the deniers’ lion’s den at a meeting organised by the climate-denialist lobbyist Grover Norquist to rebut arguments previously presented by Pat Michaels — all three features of Hansen’s work were on display.

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Three Days of Protests Led by Aboriginals in B.C. Underscore and Unite Pipeline Opposition

Melina Laboucan-Massimo's family has felt the impacts of an oil spill disaster firsthand on their Lubicon Cree territories in Alberta: burning eyes, headaches, nausea and dizziness.

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Wake Forest residents furious about drinking contaminated water for years

Wake Forest residents furious about drinking contaminated water for years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NBC-17 Investigates looks at why officials did not act sooner to protect homeowners in Wake Forest whose wells were contaminated.
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Oil companies going unpunished for thousands of North Sea spills

Oil companies going unpunished for thousands of North Sea spills | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fines issued for only seven of 4,123 oil spills since 2000, with no company having to pay more than £20,000...
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