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The Shooting Party | George Monbiot

The Shooting Party | George Monbiot | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

As the food queues lengthen, the government is giving our money to the super-rich.

 
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Greenpeace sends new protest ship as first Russian Arctic oil arrives

Greenpeace sends new protest ship as first Russian Arctic oil arrives | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Hague (AFP) April 28, 2014 - Greenpeace on Monday sent a protest ship to meet a Russian tanker carrying the first oil drilled offshore in the environmentally fragile Arctic.
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Coal Increasingly Seen As Option For European Energy Security

Coal Increasingly Seen As Option For European Energy Security | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The crisis in Ukraine has thrust energy security to the top of the agenda in European capitals. With Russia accounting for almost one-third of Europe’s natural gas, the prospect of the conflict escalating has stoked fears of a supply disruption.

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How To Make A $454 Homemade Air Conditioner For About $15. This Is Totally Awesome, And So Easy To Make! - The Good Survivalist

How To Make A $454 Homemade Air Conditioner For About $15. This Is Totally Awesome, And So Easy To Make! - The Good Survivalist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If  you’ve ever had your power go out on one of those hot summer days you know just how important keeping cool can be. Seems every year people die due to heat. Keeping your home cool in the summer can be very expensive if you use your air conditioner. This air conditioner is very simple …
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Tourism main topic at annual Antarctic Treaty meeting

Tourism main topic at annual Antarctic Treaty meeting | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brasilia, Brazil (AFP) April 28, 2014 - Increased tourism on the world's iciest continent and its impact on the environment were set to top discussion at an annual Antarctic Treaty meeting that began Monday in Brasilia.
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Study finds accelerated soil carbon loss, increasing the rate of climate change

Study finds accelerated soil carbon loss, increasing the rate of climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Flagstaff AZ (SPX) Apr 29, 2014 -
Research published in Science found that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cause soil microbes to produce more carbon dioxide, accelerating climate change.

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The Coffee Apocalypse Is Nigh: Brutal Brazilian Drought Forces Starbucks To Pause Purchases

The Coffee Apocalypse Is Nigh: Brutal Brazilian Drought Forces Starbucks To Pause Purchases | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The future of coffee as we know it is not looking good.
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New rules could kill Net neutrality and the Internet as we've known it

New rules could kill Net neutrality and the Internet as we've known it | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When a lobbyist is named head of the agency that regulates the industry he represented, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised if he acts in the best interests of his former employers.
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Extremes in wet, dry spells increasing for South Asian monsoons

Extremes in wet, dry spells increasing for South Asian monsoons | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stanford scientists have identified significant changes in the patterns of extreme wet and dry events that are increasing the risk of drought and flood in central India, one of the most densely populated regions on Earth.
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Study shows bacteria combat dangerous gas leaks

Study shows bacteria combat dangerous gas leaks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bacteria could mop up naturally-occurring and man-made leaks of natural gases before they are released into the atmosphere and cause global warming - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
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Switch from cattle fields to 'carbon farms' could tackle climate change, save endangered animals cheaply

Switch from cattle fields to 'carbon farms' could tackle climate change, save endangered animals cheaply | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Changing cattle fields to forests is a cheap way of tackling climate change and saving species threatened with extinction, a new study has found.
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Allotments yield food and healthy soil, study finds

Allotments yield food and healthy soil, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Soils under Britain's allotments are significantly healthier than intensively farmed soils, researchers have found. This is the first study to show that by growing at small-scale in urban areas, it is possible to produce food sustainably without damaging the soil.
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Adjustments of Hong Kong property prices

Adjustments of Hong Kong property prices | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hong Kong (AFP) April 28, 2014 - The International Monetary Fund said Monday Hong Kong property prices are set to see adjustments following years of boom.
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Forced to Flee Radiation, Fearful Japanese Villagers Are Reluctant to Return

Forced to Flee Radiation, Fearful Japanese Villagers Are Reluctant to Return | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Three years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, the government has reopened the evacuated community of Miyakoji. But many do not want to come back.
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Irradiation zaps food bacteria but Americans worry about mutant life forms

Irradiation zaps food bacteria but Americans worry about mutant life forms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Many consumers continue to fear irradiation despite studies showing it is safe to use against dangerous bacteria in food.
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Recovery Has Created Far More Low-Wage Jobs Than Better-Paid Ones

Recovery Has Created Far More Low-Wage Jobs Than Better-Paid Ones | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The strongest employment growth after the recession has been in low-wage work, at places like strip malls and fast-food restaurants, according to a new report.
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Search for victims after US tornadoes kill 17

Search for victims after US tornadoes kill 17 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) April 28, 2014 - A severe storm system threatened tens of millions of people in Mississippi and the US Southeast on Monday, a day after tornadoes killed 17, ripped up homes and flipped cars over in nearby states.
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Sixteen dead in Bangladesh storm

Sixteen dead in Bangladesh storm | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dhaka (AFP) April 28, 2014 - A severe storm has killed 16 people and destroyed 1,000 homes in northern Bangladesh, police and government officials said Monday.
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Some corals adjusting to rising ocean temperatures

Some corals adjusting to rising ocean temperatures | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Stanford CA (SPX) Apr 29, 2014 -
To most people, 86-degree Fahrenheit water is pleasant for bathing and swimming. To most sea creatures, however, it's deadly. As climate change heats up ocean temperatures, the future of species such as coral, which provides sustenance and livelihoods to a billion people, is threatened.

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Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Google says that cars it has programmed to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists—a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.
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Natural ozone changes suggest good news for future

Natural ozone changes suggest good news for future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —New NASA research on natural ozone cycles suggests ozone levels in the lowest part of Earth's atmosphere probably won't be affected much by projected future strengthening of the circulating winds that transport ozone between Earth's two lowest atmospheric layers.
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Study provides new metric for comparing the greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide

Study provides new metric for comparing the greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In formulating policies to address greenhouse gas emissions, or evaluating the potential impact of different energy technologies on global climate change, one of the thorniest issues is how to account for the very distinctive characteristics of various different gases.
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Wetlands likely to blame for greenhouse gas increases

Wetlands likely to blame for greenhouse gas increases | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A surprising recent rise in atmospheric methane likely stems from wetland emissions, suggesting that much more of the potent greenhouse gas will be pumped into the atmosphere as northern wetlands continue to thaw and tropical ones to warm, according to a new international study led by a University of ...
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Halving your meat intake would be good for the environment

Halving your meat intake would be good for the environment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We should all swap at least half of the meat, dairy products and eggs we eat with cereals, lentils, beans and other plant-based foods to help reduce nitrogen pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions and improve our health.
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