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In ocean showdown, state appeals court upholds California's landmark marine reserves network

In ocean showdown, state appeals court upholds California's landmark marine reserves network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Environmentalists cheered a ruling Tuesday that allows a network of coastal areas where fishing is banned or limited in roughly 16 percent of state waters to remain in place.
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Report on U.S. Meat Sounds Alarm on ‘Superbugs’

Report on U.S. Meat Sounds Alarm on ‘Superbugs’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Data show a sizable increase in the amount of meat contaminated with antibiotic-resistant forms of bacteria, like salmonella, E. coli and campylobacter.
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Air pollution: Supreme Court seems open to nixing L.A. 'clean truck' program -- 04/16/2013 -- www.eenews.net

Supreme Court justices today appeared receptive to the trucking industry's call to strike down a Port of Los Angeles program designed to clean up some of the country's most diesel-polluted air.
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Environmentalists: Feds overlooking climate costs of Keystone XL

Environmentalists: Feds overlooking climate costs of Keystone XL | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As House Republicans advance legislation to expedite the Keystone XL pipeline, environmentalists on Tuesday released a new report insisting the State Department is ignoring the full climate change damage that could result if the Obama...
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Agreement Would Regulate Fishing in Arctic Waters

Agreement Would Regulate Fishing in Arctic Waters | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With polar ice melting each year, the governments of five countries with Arctic coastline said an agreement regulating commercial fishing was warranted.
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IMF sees mixed Asian outlook for 2013; lowers China forecast

IMF sees mixed Asian outlook for 2013; lowers China forecast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) April 16, 2013 - The IMF painted a mixed picture for Asia's top economies on Tuesday, trimming its Chinese growth forecasts but predicting Japan's fiscal stimulus will help end years of stagnation and Indian growth will accelerate.
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Surprising findings on hydrogen production in green algae

Surprising findings on hydrogen production in green algae | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Uppsala, Sweden (SPX) Apr 17, 2013 - New research results from Uppsala University, Sweden, instil hope of efficient hydrogen production with green algae being possible in the future, despite the prevailing scepticism based on previous...
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UCLA engineers craft new material for high-performing 'supercapacitors'

UCLA engineers craft new material for high-performing 'supercapacitors' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 17, 2013 - Taking a significant step toward improving the power delivery of systems ranging from urban electrical grids to regenerative braking in hybrid vehicles, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School...
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Never Mind Oil, Libya could Supply Europe with Solar Power

Never Mind Oil, Libya could Supply Europe with Solar Power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Libya has the potential to provide Europe with solar power. Typically, oil and gas wealth has represented up to 90% of Libya’s income. Nonetheless, renewable energy has been a part of Libya’s
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Taiwan to ban killing of live poultry in markets

Taiwan to ban killing of live poultry in markets | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Taipei (AFP) April 16, 2013 - Taiwan is planning a permanent ban on the killing of live poultry in traditional markets amid concerns over the spread of the H7N9 avian flu virus in China, an official said Tuesday.
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Online pictures of dead birds spur China flu openness

Online pictures of dead birds spur China flu openness | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shanghai (AFP) April 16, 2013 - Photos of 10 dead sparrows on a Chinese pavement which went viral on social media and drew a swift official response show how hard covering up a bird flu outbreak would be in the Internet age.
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Research Finds Invasive Kudzu Bugs May Pose Greater Threat Than Previously Thought

Research Finds Invasive Kudzu Bugs May Pose Greater Threat Than Previously Thought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Raleigh NC (SPX) Apr 17, 2013 -
The invasive kudzu bug has the potential to be a major agricultural pest, causing significant damage to economically important soybean crops.
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Without adequate funding, deadly wheat disease could threaten global food supplies, U of M scientists say

Without adequate funding, deadly wheat disease could threaten global food supplies, U of M scientists say | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Apr 17, 2013 - Disease-resistant wheat developed over the past half century helped ensure steady world food supplies, but a global team led by researchers from the University of Minnesota warns in a new paper that...
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Colorado River Tops 2013 Endangered Waterways List

Drought and demand are pushing the Colorado River beyond its limits — with the needs of more than 40 million people in seven Western states projected to outstrip dwindling supply over the next 50 years, according to an advocacy group's report on...
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A Fight in Colorado Over Uranium Mines

A Fight in Colorado Over Uranium Mines | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Most uranium mines in Colorado have been out of operation for decades. Mine operators hope the price of uranium recovers; environmental watchdogs say it’s time to reclaim the land and get the companies to clean it up.
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China's toxic harvest: a "cancer village" rises in protest

China's toxic harvest: a "cancer village" rises in protest | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Farmers in Niuchong village in the Central Chinese province of Hubei are standing up to a local phosphate mining operation and fertilizer factory they blame for polluting the village's water and air, killing their crops and livestock, and leading...
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Drought: What happens when Asia's 'water tower' dries up? -- 04/16/2013 -- www.eenews.net

Drought: What happens when Asia's 'water tower' dries up? -- 04/16/2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
LIJIANG, China -- After photographing Black Dragon Lake here for eight years, He Jiaxin knows of more places where he can get the lake to mirror the majesty of its surrounding mountains than anyone else.
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Outside View: Trade pacts with Europe, Japan will boost unemployment

Outside View: Trade pacts with Europe, Japan will boost unemployment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
College Park, Md. (UPI) Apr 16, 2013 - U.S. President Barack Obama is betting a lot on free trade.
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NREL Survey Shows Dramatic Improvement in B100 Biodiesel Quality

NREL Survey Shows Dramatic Improvement in B100 Biodiesel Quality | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Golden CO (SPX) Apr 17, 2013 -
The latest national survey of 100% biodiesel (B100) blend stock samples by the U.S.
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Small in size, big on power: New microbatteries a boost for electronics

Small in size, big on power: New microbatteries a boost for electronics | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Champaign IL (SPX) Apr 17, 2013 -
Though they be but little, they are fierce.
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Lockheed Martin and Reignwood Group to Develop Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Power Plant

Lockheed Martin and Reignwood Group to Develop Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Power Plant | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Baltimore MD (SPX) Apr 17, 2013 -
Lockheed Martin has announced that it is working with Reignwood Group to develop an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) pilot power plant off the coast of southern China.
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Cyberattacks, corporate espionage now targeting smaller companies - Business - CBC News

Cyberattacks, corporate espionage now targeting smaller companies - Business - CBC News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Smaller companies, their websites and their intellectual property are increasingly being targeted by cyberattacks, a new report on IT security trends says.
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Brazil's indigenous protest to defend ancestral lands

Brazil's indigenous protest to defend ancestral lands | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brasilia (AFP) April 16, 2013 - Hundreds of indigenous people from across Brazil pressed Congress Tuesday to block a reform package meant to benefit farmers which they say threatens their way of life.
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International experts to probe H7N9 flu in China: WHO

International experts to probe H7N9 flu in China: WHO | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Geneva (AFP) April 16, 2013 - International experts are poised to head to China to probe the outbreak of H7N9 bird flu which has claimed 14 lives, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday.
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Virginia Tech research team creates potential food source from non-food plants

Virginia Tech research team creates potential food source from non-food plants | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Apr 17, 2013 - A team of Virginia Tech researchers has succeeded in transforming cellulose into starch, a process that has the potential to provide a previously untapped nutrient source from plants not traditional...
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