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Massive study provides first detailed look at how Greenland's ice is vanishing

Massive study provides first detailed look at how Greenland's ice is vanishing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Greenland Ice Sheet is the second-largest body of ice on Earth. It covers an area about five times the size of New York State and Kansas combined, and if it melts completely, oceans could rise by 20 feet. Coastal communities from Florida to Bangladesh would suffer extensive damage.
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Past global warming similar to today's: Size, duration were like modern climate shift, but in two pulses

Past global warming similar to today's: Size, duration were like modern climate shift, but in two pulses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The rate at which carbon emissions warmed Earth's climate almost 56 million years ago resembles modern, human-caused global warming much more than previously believed, but involved two pulses of carbon to the atmosphere, University of Utah researchers and their colleagues found.
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Bed Bugs, Kissing Bugs Linked to Deadly Chagas Disease in U.S.

Bed Bugs, Kissing Bugs Linked to Deadly Chagas Disease in U.S. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Risk may still be low, but findings lead scientists to call for better studies
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Environmental review begins on HD Mining's coal mine

Environmental review begins on HD Mining's coal mine | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A joint environmental review is now underway for a controversial underground coal mine proposed for Tumbler Ridge
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U of A profs duel over lead study

U of A profs duel over lead study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A study from the University of Alberta confirms the levels of lead and other heavy metal in the Athabasca River are comparable to bottled water and streams in Algonquin Park. But the study is being called misleading by another ecology professor at the university.
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Could a stove save children's lives?

Could a stove save children's lives? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

An estimated three billion people breathe in poisonous smoke from open-fire cooking, killing more than four million every year. In Malawi, a research team is conducting the largest-ever study on children into the effects of indoor smoke and hopes its results will save millions of young lives, as our science reporter, Victoria Gill, discovered.

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Asbestos revealed as Canada’s top cause of workplace death

Asbestos revealed as Canada’s top cause of workplace death | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Federal government continues to allow import of products containing the mineral such as pipes and brake pads
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Waters Warm, and Cod Catch Ebbs in Maine

Waters Warm, and Cod Catch Ebbs in Maine | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Gulf of Maine’s waters are warming — faster than almost any ocean waters on earth, scientists say — and fish are voting with their fins for cooler places to live.
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The world's scallops and oysters are mysteriously dying out.

The world's scallops and oysters are mysteriously dying out. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Even in the pristine waters of British Columbia—which is how you know it's scary.
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What Is Tinsel Made Of, And How Has It Changed Over The Years?

What Is Tinsel Made Of, And How Has It Changed Over The Years? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

From silver to lead to plastic, this Christmas decoration has evolved with the times

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Congress To Nutritionists: Don't Talk About The Environment

Congress To Nutritionists: Don't Talk About The Environment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.
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A Climate Accord Based on Global Peer Pressure

A Climate Accord Based on Global Peer Pressure | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The agreement reached in Lima, Peru, would be a breakthrough in 20 years of efforts to create a global warming accord, but it falls short of what scientists say is needed.
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Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Predictions of Greenland ice loss and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly underestimated, according to scientists at the University of Leeds.
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Is the Justice System Overly Punitive?

Is the Justice System Overly Punitive? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Reconciliation has not been given enough attention, psychological research suggests
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Black gold loses glitter

The stunning 40% drop in the price of oil over the past few months has scrambled global economic forecasts, changed the geo-political landscape, and has severely pressured many energy sector investments.
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Canadian First Nations arrive in Montreal after 850km march against uranium mining in Quebec

Canadian First Nations arrive in Montreal after 850km march against uranium mining in Quebec | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Group delivers message to the province’s environmental protection watchdog on final day of hearings into uranium extraction and exploration.
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Is China's economy really the largest in the world?

Is China's economy really the largest in the world? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

For the first time in more than 140 years, the US has lost the title of the world's largest economy - it has been stolen by China, according to the IMF. But how reliable are the statistics underpinning this claim? The BBC's economics editor, Robert Peston, explains lower down why China matters to all of us.

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Wood-burning stoves are fuelling rise in winter smog

Wood-burning stoves are fuelling rise in winter smog | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists from King’s College London say burning wood generates particulates – minuscule particles that can raise the risk of heart disease, trigger asthma and shorten lives.
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As The Planet Warms, A Remote Alaskan Town Shows Just How Unprepared We Are

As The Planet Warms, A Remote Alaskan Town Shows Just How Unprepared We Are | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The remote village of Shishmaref, Alaska, has been experiencing the effects of climate change first-hand. In the last decades, the island's shores have been eroding into the sea, falling off in giant chunks whenever a big storm hits. (Photo: Gabriel ...
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American drought: California’s crisis

American drought: California’s crisis | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A storm has hit California, but that’s not going to end the ‘worst drought in a generation’ that is turning much of the centre of the state into a dust bowl. Chris McGreal reports on the drought bringing one of the richest states in America to its knees
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Oyster Herpes’ Killer Virus Threatens $4 Billion Industry

Oyster Herpes’ Killer Virus Threatens $4 Billion Industry | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Herpes has devastated 26 percent of France’s oyster production since the summer of 2008. Halfway around the world in Australia, the virus killed 10 million oysters in three days.
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Neonic efficacy in spotlight as Ontario plans to curb usage

Neonic efficacy in spotlight as Ontario plans to curb usage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ontario’s move to enact ‘near ban’ on pesticide class linked to bee deaths brings age-old practices, farmer-business tensions to light
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Ports expand -- at the expense of America's poor?

Thanks to a plan to widen the Panama Canal, it's about to get a whole lot busier in Newark. And consequently, environmental groups are ringing the alarm.
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Fossil-Fuel Limits in All Nations Closer After UN Deal

Fossil-Fuel Limits in All Nations Closer After UN Deal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A plan to limit fossil-fuel pollution in all nations for the first time came a step closer as envoys from more than 190 countries agreed on the key parts of a deal they plan to adopt next year to fight global warming.
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