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The Surprising Way Obama Is Trying to Tackle Climate Change – Climate of Doubt - FRONTLINE

The Surprising Way Obama Is Trying to Tackle Climate Change – Climate of Doubt - FRONTLINE | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When President Obama tried to push for legislation on climate change during his first term, he encountered such fierce political opposition that it quickly became clear Congress wouldn't be the avenue to reform.
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Logging B.C. old-growth forests accelerates climate change: Sierra Club report

Logging B.C. old-growth forests accelerates climate change: Sierra Club report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One year of logging old-growth forests in southwestern B.C. blows away a year of carbon-emissions reductions made through climate-change fighting initiatives such as the carbon tax, says a Sierra Club report released Wednesday.
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A.F.L.-C.I.O. Backs Keystone Oil Pipeline, if Indirectly

A.F.L.-C.I.O. Backs Keystone Oil Pipeline, if Indirectly | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The nation’s largest federation of unions enthusiastically called for expanding the nation’s pipeline system without specifically mentioning Keystone.
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As energy boom nears Colorado cities, a backlash grows

As energy boom nears Colorado cities, a backlash grows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Colorado regulators grappling with a historic energy boom thats pushing oil rigs to the very doorsteps of suburban schools and homes were among the first in the nation to require companies to disclose the chemicals they use in their new drilling...
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Shrinking Snow Means Steep Slide for Ski Industry | PBS NewsHour | Feb. 27, 2013

Shrinking Snow Means Steep Slide for Ski Industry | PBS NewsHour | Feb. 27, 2013 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling all rely on long, snowy winters for a profitable season. But climate change is creating uncertain conditions for winter sports and the industries that surround them.
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Successful California Solar Initiative Rebate Program Nearly Complete

Successful California Solar Initiative Rebate Program Nearly Complete | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
San Francisco CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2013 -
A state program that provides rebates for the installation of solar systems will soon end after funds allocated for the incentive were gobbled by California energy customers.
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Caves point to thawing of Siberia

Caves point to thawing of Siberia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oxford, UK (SPX) Feb 28, 2013 - Evidence from Siberian caves suggests that a global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius could see permanently frozen ground thaw over a large area of Siberia, threatening release of carbon from...
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Stanford University Researchers Make Complex Carbon Nanotube Circuits | MIT Technology Review

Stanford University Researchers Make Complex Carbon Nanotube Circuits | MIT Technology Review | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A simple sensor circuit made of hard-to-handle but promising carbon nanotubes is a first step in making the materials practical for computing.
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Time for Sustainabilit By Sharon on Feb 27, 2013 02:16 am

Time for Sustainabilit By Sharon on Feb 27, 2013 02:16 am | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

When we think of ‘sustainability’ we don’t tend to think immediately of the relationship between humanity and our conception of time, yet the very idea inherent in sustainability is to ‘sustain’ – to organise how human beings live in such a way that we sustain ourselves and the planet over a long term time frame.

Sustainability debates often focus on the physical limits to growth - the non-negotiable biological limits of the closed system called planet Earth.

But there is another non-negotiable limiting factor that shapes our existence.

Time.

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Rebuilding the Foodshed

Rebuilding the Foodshed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In 'Rebuilding the Foodshed' Philip Ackerman-Leist refocuses the local-food lens on the broad issue of rebuilding regional food systems that can replace the destructive aspects of industrial agriculture, meet food demands affordably and sustainably,...
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While Others Seek to Inject CO2, Airgas Sells It | Alternative Energy Stocks

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Chasing Ice in a Warming World | The Energy Collective

The world's climate is heating up due to human-caused, carbon-based emissions
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24 Countries To Be Represented At Iceland Geothermal Conference

24 Countries To Be Represented At Iceland Geothermal Conference | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Iceland Geothermal Conference will be taking place between the 5th and 8th of March 2013, with over 300 participants from 24 countries. The keynote speaker will be Dr.
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Green fatigue sets in: the world cools on global warming

Green fatigue sets in: the world cools on global warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Public concern about environmental issues including climate change has slumped to a 20-year low since the financial crisis, a global study reveals.
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Greenpeace: Coal exports to China will slow

Greenpeace: Coal exports to China will slow | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new Greenpeace report predicts U.S. coal exports to China are likely to slow in the face of policies aimed at reducing pollution and the growth of renewable energy, as well as lower economic growth.
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Liquid storage could make hydrogen a feasible fuel

Liquid storage could make hydrogen a feasible fuel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Catalyst efficiently recovers the gas from easily stored methanol.

A process for extracting hydrogen from a liquid fuel could remove one of the biggest hurdles to a 'hydrogen economy', its discoverers say. They have developed a catalyst that harvests the gas from methanol, a liquid fuel that — unlike hydrogen itself — can be easily transported and stored.

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Swift reaction as Shell suspends 2013 Arctic Alaska offshore drilling

Swift reaction as Shell suspends 2013 Arctic Alaska offshore drilling | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The company announced Wednesday that it would suspend its Alaska drilling operations for 2013 after a spate of mishaps and mechanical issues that affected Shell Oil's Arctic drilling fleet.
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Transition Lab builds hands on curriculum to build community | Transition US

Transition Lab builds hands on curriculum to build community | Transition US | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By Russell Evans, Transition Lab  Colorado -- The current economy is not working out for a lot of people- particularly for those in their 20's. T...
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Clues to climate cycles dug from south pole snow pit

Clues to climate cycles dug from south pole snow pit | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
San Diego CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2013 - Particles from the upper atmosphere trapped in a deep pile of Antarctic snow hold clear chemical traces of global meteorological events, a team from the University of California, San Diego and a col...
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Weather warning

Weather warning | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Boston MA (SPX) Feb 28, 2013 -
A Harvard researcher is pointing toward a new reason to worry about the effects of climate change - national security.  During the next decade, the report concludes, climate change could have wide-reaching effects on everything from food, water, and energy supplies to critical infrastructure and economic security.
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Henrikson and Edwards to host small-scale algae microfarming seminar at SFCC

Henrikson and Edwards to host small-scale algae microfarming seminar at SFCC | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Robert Henrikson and Dr. Mark Edwards, two of the algae industry's leading experts on algae cultivation, will host an algae microfarming workshop on April 6, 2013 from 9AM to 4PM at Santa Fe...
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Wet computer server could cut internet waste

Wet computer server could cut internet waste | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A revolutionary liquid-cooled computer server that could slash the carbon footprint of the internet is being tested at the University of Leeds.
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Data Highlights - 36: The Energy Game is Rigged: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Topped $620 Billion in 2011 | EPI

Data Highlights - 36: The Energy Game is Rigged: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Topped $620 Billion in 2011 | EPI | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The energy game is rigged in favor of fossil fuels because we omit the environmental and health costs of burning coal, oil, and natural gas from their prices. Subsidies manipulate the game even further. According to conservative estimates from the Global Subsidies Initiative and the International Energy Agency (IEA), governments around the world spent more than $620 billion to subsidize fossil fuel energy in 2011: some $100 billion for production and $523 billion for consumption. This was 20 percent higher than in 2010, largely because of higher world oil prices. Of the $523 billion that supported consumption, $285 billion went to oil, $104 billion to natural gas, and $3 billion to coal; an additional $131 billion was divided among the three energy sources specifically for electricity use. Through these subsidies, governments cut the prices people paid for fossil energy by nearly a quarter—encouraging waste and hindering efforts to stabilize climate.  

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France Unveils Measures to Decrease Energy Use | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

France Unveils Measures to Decrease Energy Use | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Even after the election of François Hollande as President of France, an energy conservation measure of the previous government will be implemented. The
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Climate Change May Dry Up Important U.S. Reservoirs | The Energy Collective

Climate Change May Dry Up Important U.S. Reservoirs | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As climate change makes the regions of the West, Southwest, and Great Plains warmer and drier, water demand will continue to increase, and the combined effect will place an ever greater burden on the country’s fresh water supplies.
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