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Meteor Smoke Makes Strange Clouds

Meteor Smoke Makes Strange Clouds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 15, 2012 -
Anyone who's ever seen a noctilucent cloud or NLC would agree: They look alien.
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Global water sustainability flows through natural and human challenges

Global water sustainability flows through natural and human challenges | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
East Lansing MI (SPX) Aug 15, 2012 -
Water's fate in China mirrors problems across the world: fouled, pushed far from its natural origins, squandered and exploited.
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Forecast: Big snow in Eastern U.S. cities

Forecast: Big snow in Eastern U.S. cities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
State College, Pa. (UPI) Aug 15, 2012 -
After a 2011-2012 winter that saw little snow, the mid-Atlantic and southern New England states will get a snow dump this winter, forecasters say.
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The US has now installed enough wind turbines to power all California's homes | MINING.com

The US has now installed enough wind turbines to power all California's homes | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Total US wind power capacity now sits at 50,000 megawatts, enough to power 12 million homes annually and according to energy officials nearly 70% of all of the equipment installed at US wind farms last year came from domestic manufacturers.
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Graph of the Day: Sea Ice Crashing to New Low. Deniers – “Co2 Good for Crops”.

Graph of the Day:  Sea Ice Crashing to New Low. Deniers – “Co2 Good for Crops”. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Last week’s arctic cyclone might be what has ice extent crashing. A Senior scientist writes me he believes we will hit a new low extent well before the ice even bottoms out. As August turns t...
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Bank To Pay Big Over Iran Dealings

Bank To Pay Big Over Iran Dealings | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered Plc has agreed to pay $340 million to settle allegations that it hid transactions with Iran from regulators, the New York Department of Financial Services said on...
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A Hydrogen-Powered Plane That Could Go From Los Angeles To New York City In Under An Hour

A Hydrogen-Powered Plane That Could Go From Los Angeles To New York City In Under An Hour | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Barring the sudden resurrection of the Concorde, humans won’t get to experience ultra-high speed air transportation anytime soon.
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An App To Find Illegally Dumped Trash

An App To Find Illegally Dumped Trash | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jozef Vodicka says he came up with the idea of TrashOut--an app and web site that lets you locate illegal dumps--after studying at universities in Finland and Singapore. He says he wanted "every country to be as clean as Finland or Singapore".
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Can Capitalists Live Within Planetary Limits?

Can Capitalists Live Within Planetary Limits? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The idea of "Zero Impact Growth" says that companies should operate within planetary limits--that is, work towards doing zero environmental and social harm.
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The Last Chance To Save The Aquarius Reef Base

The Last Chance To Save The Aquarius Reef Base | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Not long ago, the general consensus was that our planet was flat. Sailing to the horizon would bring certain doom to unwary sailors who feared falling off its edge into oblivion.
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Sun rises on a renewable wind blowing through global energy industry

Sun rises on a renewable wind blowing through global energy industry...
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Questions over Enbridge’s Kalamazoo spill dog pipeline proposal

Questions over Enbridge’s Kalamazoo spill dog pipeline proposal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The joint Canadian government panel studying Enbridge Inc.’s proposed $6-billion Northern Gateway pipeline won’t be able to fully assess a U.S. regulator’s findings that the company behaved like the Keystone Kops during the massive 2010 Kalamazoo River spill in Michigan.
The panel is refusing requests by interveners to have the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board’s devastating criticism of Enbridge’s performance to be tabled with the panel and entered into the public registry as evidence.
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Climate models that predict more droughts win further scientific support

Climate models that predict more droughts win further scientific support | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Improved climate models confirm predictions about further droughts, but the news is dire.
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New atmospheric compound tied to climate change and human health

New atmospheric compound tied to climate change and human health | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 15, 2012 - An international research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Helsinki has discovered a surprising new chemical compound in Earth's atmosphere that reacts with sulfu...
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1.5 million years of climate history revealed after scientists solve mystery of the deep

1.5 million years of climate history revealed after scientists solve mystery of the deep | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cambridge UK (SPX) Aug 15, 2012 - 1.5 million years of climate history revealed after scientists solve mystery of the deep Study successfully reconstructed temperature from the deep sea to reveal how global ice volume has varied ove...
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Asia 'megacities' face infrastructure timebomb: ADB

Asia 'megacities' face infrastructure timebomb: ADB | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bangkok (AFP) Aug 15, 2012 - Asian nations must act quickly to protect their cities from flooding and other natural disasters as rapid urbanisation raises environmental risks, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday.
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Paul Ryan’s “Biblical” Understanding of Environment

Paul Ryan’s “Biblical” Understanding of Environment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
“CO2 helps crops”  Will pass that along to midwest farmers. It’s in the Bible. Paul Ryan Good. Al Gore: Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s new running mate, has a history of anti-clim...
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Federal Judge Takes A Stand Against The SEC

Federal Judge Takes A Stand Against The SEC | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff doesn't need an admission of guilt in order to approve a controversial Citigroup settlement with government regulators -- just evidence to determine whether the closed-door deal is fair.
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Mapping The Future Of Education Technology

Mapping The Future Of Education Technology | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Add this massive infographic to the recent discussion of futuristic dorms and what education will look like in 2020--and beyond.
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Learn How To Code From YouTube Educator Khan Academy

Learn How To Code From YouTube Educator Khan Academy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Internet education giant Khan Academy is venturing into new territory: Interactive, graphics-based online programming courses available for web and mobile.
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Making Factory Farming Smarter

Making Factory Farming Smarter | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world of factory farming sometimes seems like a well-oiled, slightly nefarious machine. It can be.
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The Solution To Our Mysterious Dying Bees Might Be Right Under Our Nose

The Solution To Our Mysterious Dying Bees Might Be Right Under Our Nose | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Each year, farmers in the U.S. import millions of honeybees, which aren’t native, to pollinate crops like apples, strawberries, and almonds.
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What’s Texas Losing in its War on the EPA?

What’s Texas Losing in its War on the EPA? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Why is the state filing so many lawsuits against the federal agency that claims it's just trying to protect us from breathing dirty air?
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Growing cities cause urban warming

Growing cities cause urban warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Urban expansion could have as big an impact on local climate as greenhouse gas emissions, a study suggests.
Scientists carried out simulations based on the projected growth of Arizona's Sun Corridor, the fastest spreading "megalopolis" in the US.
The urban complex consists of four linked metropolitan areas - Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott and Nogales. By 2040, its population is expected to exceed nine million.

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Salazar plan puts half of Alaska petroleum reserve off-limits to drilling

Salazar plan puts half of Alaska petroleum reserve off-limits to drilling | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s proposal to manage the nearly 23 million-acre National Petroleum Reserve allows for new oil and gas drilling on half while putting the rest off-limits.
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