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Climate skeptic could run Down Under

Climate skeptic could run Down Under | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In a country lashed by climate change, it's a surprise that Australia's next prime minister might stomp out the country's efforts to fight and adapt to global warming.
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Why tar-sands pipelines are just too risky

Why tar-sands pipelines are just too risky | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pipeline spills are happening more frequently in Upper Midwest states where tar-sands oil is more commonly transported.
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Nevada utility: Screw this, coal is more trouble than it's worth

Nevada utility: Screw this, coal is more trouble than it's worth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NV Energy has been shamed and embarrassed by the Reid Gardner coal plant one too many times. Now the utility has decided to get out of the coal game entirely.
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Monckton Panned in Kiwi-Land. Might Be Ready to Hang up Spurs.

Monckton Panned in Kiwi-Land. Might Be Ready to Hang up Spurs. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New Zealand Herald: New Zealand's top climate change scientists have rallied together to slam a visiting sceptic who is touring the country to proclaim global warming as a myth that should be ignor...
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Chinese company to build $11.3bn coal-to-gas project

Chinese company to build $11.3bn coal-to-gas project | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

China's second-largest energy company will invest $11.3 billion to build the country's largest coal-to-gas project, reports Proactive Investors Australia.

Annual production capacity will 8 billion cubic metres of natural gas.
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Waning coal drops US energy-related carbon emissions to 18-year low

Waning coal drops US energy-related carbon emissions to 18-year low | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Power generation has shifted from the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel – coal – to the least carbon-intensive fossil fuel – natural gas.
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Upstart Pipeline Company Staking Its Future on Stopping Heavy Oil Corrosion | InsideClimate News

Upstart Pipeline Company Staking Its Future on Stopping Heavy Oil Corrosion | InsideClimate News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An upstart company in Ohio is aiming to disrupt the oil pipeline business with new technology that resists corrosion far more effectively than conventional pipe. MesoCoat, Inc.
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Starvation, Not Radiation Likely Affecting Calif. Sea Lion Pups

Starvation, Not Radiation Likely Affecting Calif. Sea Lion Pups | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 ailing sea lion pups have washed ashore in Southern California over the past three months, and a national fisheries expert says a lack of food source is likely the cause.

Over the weekend, some...
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Oceans may explain slowdown in climate change: study

Oceans may explain slowdown in climate change: study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

 Climate change could get worse quickly if huge amounts of extra heat absorbed by the oceans are released back into the air, scientists said after unveiling new research showing that oceans have helped mitigate the effects of warming since 2000.

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Reform of California's landmark environmental law is on life support

Reform of California's landmark environmental law is on life support | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Just a couple of months ago, many Capitol watchers were predicting a titanic power struggle over making Californias landmark environmental law more friendly to business. But now its more likely the fight may amount to nothing more than a skirmish.
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End in sight for marathon pollution trial against Exxon Mobil

End in sight for marathon pollution trial against Exxon Mobil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jurors in the longest state trial in New Hampshire's history will return to the courtroom this week after a nearly two-week hiatus to hear closing arguments in the state's groundwater contamination case against Exxon Mobil Corp.
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Wildfire Increase is Subject of US Report - and the Dark Snow Project

Wildfire Increase is Subject of US Report - and the Dark Snow Project | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As Jason Box outlines above, the cumulative effects of increasing wildfires on Greenland, and global ice in general, will be the impetus for the DarkSnowProject - Dr. Box's research expedition to G...
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Capturing the Fugitives: Reducing Methane Emissions from Natural Gas | WRI Insights

Capturing the Fugitives: Reducing Methane Emissions from Natural Gas | WRI Insights | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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James Hansen says natural gas is worse than nuclear

James Hansen says natural gas is worse than nuclear | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If forced to choose between a world powered by natural gas or nuclear, which would you choose? If you chose natural gas, you just hypothetically killed a bunch of people.
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Is a 'Game of Thrones' winter coming?

Is a 'Game of Thrones' winter coming? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Last year's March heat wave and this year's endless freeze could be signs, climate scientists say, of a stark new reality: longer, and more unpredictable, winters and summers.
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Ask Umbra: Which newfangled eco car is better?

Ask Umbra: Which newfangled eco car is better? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A reader wonders whether he should buy a hybrid or a PZEV. Umbra says why choose just one when you can have both?
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Don't Count on Cheap, Fracked Gas Part 2

Don't Count on Cheap, Fracked Gas Part 2 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
You thought that America's home grown energy was yours?  You thought "drill baby drill" would lower energy prices? As more and more export facilities are readied for shipping natural gas to energy ...
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Blow to Pacific Northwest coal export plans as second project is scrapped

Blow to Pacific Northwest coal export plans as second project is scrapped | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Efforts to boost coal export infrastructure in the US Pacific Northwest suffered a blow last week when a major project being advanced was scrapped.

According to the Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports, a bulk export facility at Coos Bay with a 10 million tonnes per year capacity will now not go ahead.

 
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China's bird flu outbreak no cause for panic: WHO

China's bird flu outbreak no cause for panic: WHO | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BEIJING (Reuters) - A strain of bird flu that has been found in humans for the first time in eastern China is no cause for panic, the World Health Organization said on Monday, as the number of people infected...
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Features - Smog-eating pavement on greenest street in America @ Mon Apr 08 2013

  CHICAGO, April 8 — The big rigs rattling past smokestacks sure don't make this Chicago roadway look like the greenest street in America. But their tires roll over smog-eating pavement, the…
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Air pollution concerns go beyond China across the globe - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Air pollution concerns go beyond China across the globe - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China isn't the only country in Asia struggling for cleaner skies.
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Scientists Question Impact as Vineyards Turn Up in New Places

Scientists Question Impact as Vineyards Turn Up in New Places | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study focuses on what happens to animals and plants when grapes are transported to their habitat.
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Crabs, supersized by carbon pollution, may upset Chesapeake’s balance

Crabs, supersized by carbon pollution, may upset Chesapeake’s balance | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bigger and stronger, the predatory crustaceans could upset the Chesapeake Bay’s balance.
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Algae Medical Solutions: Part 1

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 1 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Algae Industry Magazine exclusive “Algae Medical Solutions” series examines algae compounds that provide therapeutic solutions for malnutrition, obesity, diabetes and other diseases. Our popula...
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