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Reliance on natural gas sparks concern - Boston.com

Reliance on natural gas sparks concern - Boston.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New England’s increasing reliance on natural gas has regional energy officials worried about potential shortages over the next few years that could disrupt electricity production, especially if the area is hit with an extremely cold winter.
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Haiti faces new tragedy as Storm Isaac swells

Haiti faces new tragedy as Storm Isaac swells | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Miami (AFP) Aug 22, 2012 - Haiti braced for a cruel new battering Thursday as Tropical Storm Isaac swept across the Caribbean towards the shattered island, gathering strength and threatening to reach hurricane force.
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Bosnia on red alert during hottest summer on record

Bosnia on red alert during hottest summer on record | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sarajevo (AFP) Aug 23, 2012 - Bosnian authorities put the entire country on red alert Thursday against a heatwave that has seen the Balkan nation bake in its hottest summer on record, the national weather institute said.
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Taiwan evacuates nearly 5,000 as typhoon closes in

Taiwan evacuates nearly 5,000 as typhoon closes in | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hualien, Taiwan (AFP) Aug 23, 2012 - Taiwan evacuated nearly 5,000 people Thursday ahead of Typhoon Tembin, as a military official warned major measures were needed a avoid a repeat of a deadly disaster three years ago.
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Losing stream in our battle to predict and prevent invasive species

Losing stream in our battle to predict and prevent invasive species | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Aug 24, 2012 - Invasive species - plants, animals, and microbes introduced to regions beyond their native range - carry a global price tag of $1.4 trillion dollars.
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Soybeans Susceptible to Man-Made Materials in Soil

Soybeans Susceptible to Man-Made Materials in Soil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 24, 2012 - Researchers contend that manufactured nanomaterials--now popular in consumer products such as shampoos, gels, hair dyes and sunscreens--may be detrimental to the quality and yield of food crops, as...
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More sophisticated wiring, not just bigger brain, helped humans evolve beyond chimps

More sophisticated wiring, not just bigger brain, helped humans evolve beyond chimps | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 24, 2012 - Human and chimp brains look anatomically similar because both evolved from the same ancestor millions of years ago. But where does the chimp brain end and the human brain begin?
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Doomsday Clock Symposium 2012 - Save the date

Doomsday Clock Symposium 2012 - Save the date | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

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K.D. Lang and the Siss Boom Bang - Lancaster Performing Arts Center, Lancaster CA

K.D. Lang and the Siss Boom Bang - Lancaster Performing Arts Center, Lancaster CA | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

All profit from the sale of VIP packages will go to Ari Bhöd, the American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Ari Bhöd’s retreat center is located in the peaceful mountains of Tehachapi, California.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Grammy-award winning musician k.d. lang, with her band, The Siss Boom Bang live at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center on September 1.

For more information on the concert and to purchase tickets visit: www.lpac.org/event.php?id=438.

To purchase VIP Packages, contact the box office at (661) 723-5950.

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Tom Toles: Political Cartoons from Tom Toles - The Washington Post

Tom Toles: Political Cartoons from Tom Toles - The Washington Post | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Editorial political cartoons by The Washington Post's Tom Toles.
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Canada shrinks National Park plans to leave room for mining | MINING.com

Canada shrinks National Park plans to leave room for mining | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Canada’s federal government opened a can of worms Wednesday after announcing that a national park, to be created in the North of the country, will be smaller to make room for mining endeavours.
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Origami inspires research into materials that self-assemble when exposed to light (w/ Video)

Origami inspires research into materials that self-assemble when exposed to light (w/ Video) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A multi-university research team led by North Carolina State University will be developing methods to create two-dimensional (2-D) materials capable of folding themselves into three-dimensional (3-D) objects when exposed to light.
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An Urgent Memo to the World

An Urgent Memo to the World | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Human life and the natural world are inseparable. The current planetary crisis is caused by humans forgetting this truth. Many of the old structures, models and strategies of the past no longer wor...

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Mass grave in London reveals how volcano caused global catastrophe

Mass grave in London reveals how volcano caused global catastrophe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists search for the explosive source of a disaster that wiped out almost a third of Londoners in 1258...
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Google online maps embark on Arctic adventure

Google online maps embark on Arctic adventure | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cambridge Bay, Canada (AFP) Aug 22, 2012 - Google set out Wednesday to take users of its free online mapping service on an Arctic adventure with help from an Inuit community in the Canadian tundra.
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Russia to 'considerably' cut grain exports amid drought

Russia to 'considerably' cut grain exports amid drought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Moscow (AFP) Aug 23, 2012 - Russia on Thursday admitted that a poor harvest will force the world's third-largest wheat exporter to considerably cut its foreign deliveries despite worrying spikes in global food prices.
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Heavy rain, floods kill 26 in Pakistan: officials

Heavy rain, floods kill 26 in Pakistan: officials | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Muzaffarabad, Pakistan (AFP) Aug 23, 2012 - Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 26 people and destroyed hundreds of houses in northern Pakistan, officials said on Thursday.
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Natural Regeneration Building Urban Forests, Altering Species Composition

Natural Regeneration Building Urban Forests, Altering Species Composition | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Syracuse NY (SPX) Aug 24, 2012 - In forested regions of the nation, natural regeneration may help cities achieve tree cover goals at the expense of maintaining the desired tree species. A study by U.S.
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Marine species at risk unless drastic protection policies put in place

Marine species at risk unless drastic protection policies put in place | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Livermore CA (SPX) Aug 24, 2012 - Many marine species will be harmed or won't survive if the levels of carbon dioxide continue to increase. Current protection policies and management practices are unlikely to be enough to save them.
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Sea life 'facing major shock'

Sea life 'facing major shock' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Aug 24, 2012 - Life in the world's oceans faces far greater change and risk of large-scale extinctions than at any previous time in human history, a team of the world's leading marine scientists has warned.
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Gloves Off. Mike Mann to File Suit against National Review’s Denialist Slime

Gloves Off. Mike Mann to File Suit against National Review’s Denialist Slime | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The set-up. In a new sleazy low, the National Review website published a post comparing climate scientist Mike Mann to pedophile Jerry Sandusky. Video above reviews the sad history of the climate d...
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Lance Armstrong issues statement over USADA doping charges

Statement issued Thursday night by seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong:...
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Nine Ways Climate Change Is Throwing Animal Populations ‘Out Of Kilter’

Nine Ways Climate Change Is Throwing Animal Populations ‘Out Of Kilter’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By Ellie Sandmeyer Well over half the country is suffering from extreme drought, and locally, pets and animals are struggling with the effects of climate change as well. Triple-digit temperatures have gripped much of the U.S.
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A List of Food Companies that Hide GMOs

A List of Food Companies that Hide GMOs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Many US food companies are joining up to beat Prop. 37, a bill which requires labels on food identifying GM ingredients.

August 22, 2012 - via Reader Supported News

Big Ag companies have a vested interest in GMO seeds, and the pesticides and herbicides they use in tandem. GMO cotton, soy, sugar beets and corn, which are manipulated to make sweeteners and fats along with other additives like high-fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin, are in ready-made food, snacks, condiments, juice, soda and cereal. Many companies pushing these products into the marketplace prefer to hold profits high and keep consumers in the dark. Labeling these products would affect close to 80% of processed, non-organic food in the US.... http://www.readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/13062-a-list-of-food-companies-that-hide-gmos


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