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Rio heatwave sets off sprinklers

Rio heatwave sets off sprinklers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Jan 03, 2014 - Soaring temperatures in Rio de Janeiro set off the fire sprinklers Friday in a downtown shopping mall as the thermometer topped 40 degrees Celsius (102 degrees Fahrenheit).
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Indonesian volcano erupts 30 times as 20,000 displaced

Indonesian volcano erupts 30 times as 20,000 displaced | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Karo, Indonesia (AFP) Jan 04, 2014 - An Indonesian volcano that has erupted relentlessly for months shot volcanic ash into the air 30 times on Saturday, forcing further evacuations with more than 20,000 people now displaced, an official said.
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Why a Finite World is a Problem

Why a Finite World is a Problem | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Why is a finite world a problem? I can think of many answers: 1. A finite world is a problem because we and all of the other creatures living in this world share the same piece of "real estate." If...
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États-Unis: les autorités s'inquiètent de l'inflammabilité du pétrole de schiste

États-Unis: les autorités s'inquiètent de l'inflammabilité du pétrole de schiste | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Le département américain des Transports (DoT) a prévenu jeudi que le pétrole extrait des gisements de schiste du bassin de Bakken, dans le nord des Etats-Unis, était probablement "plus inflammable que le pétrole brut traditionnel".


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Stéphane NEREAU's curator insight, January 2, 3:04 PM

Les autorités canadiennes avaient dès le mois de septembre dénoncé le fait que le pétrole transporté aurait dû être signalé comme matériel dangereux et non pas seulement inflammable.

Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, January 2, 7:44 PM

"D'après des inspections préliminaires conduites après les récents déraillements dans le Dakota du Nord, en Alabama" et au Québec, impliquant du pétrole brut du gisement de Bakken, la PHMSA "requiert de tester correctement, signaler et classifier, et quand c'est nécessaire de dé-gazéifier suffisamment les matériaux dangereux avant leur transport", ajoute cet avis.

 

Trois déraillements de train, deux aux Etats-Unis et un au Canada, se sont traduits par de graves incendies ces six derniers mois.

 

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De l'eau de mer qui devient potable avec cette invention Open Source qui va sauver des millions de vies

De l'eau de mer qui devient potable avec cette invention Open Source qui va sauver des millions de vies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
« Eliodomestico », un éco-distillateur qui transforme l'eau salée en une eau potable grâce à l'énergie solaire. Un concept Open source et totalement écologique

Via Bernard BRUNET, Via Brachy, @Chuchoteuse d'Alternatives, Flo @ddline2020
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Flo @ddline2020 's curator insight, January 3, 5:29 AM

Précieux, utile et design a la fois !

Christian Allié's curator insight, January 4, 12:17 AM

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Chaque dispositif Eliodomestico peut produire cinq litres d’eau potable par jour. Ce qui suffit largement pour une famille de 4 personnes.

Le concept est simple, il suffit de mettre de l’eau de mer (eau salée) durant la matinée dans une chaudière spéciale.

Cette chaudière est étanche à l’eau et grâce au soleil (chaleur) l’eau s’évapore tout au long de la journée.

La vapeur passe dans un tuyau de raccordement puis se condense dans le couvercle du bac de récupération.

L’utilisateur peut récupérer l’eau fraîche et potable que contient le bac après le coucher du soleil.


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Cómo mejorar la eficiencia de sus dispositivos electrónicos - YouTube

Aprende como mejorar la eficacia de sus dispositivos electrónicos, como optimizar los tiempos de vida de las baterias, de las pilas etc.

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The aggressive acceleration of deep-energy retrofits

The aggressive acceleration of deep-energy retrofits | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By employing a multi-pronged approach to scaling, the Rocky Mountain Institute aims to advance building efficiency.   (The aggressive acceleration of deep-energy retrofits - By employing a multi-pronged approach to scaling, the Rocky...

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Fantastic work by RMI to get solutions going rather than coplain about the problem itself.

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California’s Grid Takes Two Big Steps To Add More Renewables And EVs

California’s Grid Takes Two Big Steps To Add More Renewables And EVs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
California already leads the United States in most measures of the clean energy economy, but two new initiatives by the state’s grid operator could ensure the Golden State’s electricity system can handle far more renewables, electric vehicles, and...
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Judge Rules Exxon Must Face Criminal Charges Over 50,000 Gallon Fracking Waste Spill

Judge Rules Exxon Must Face Criminal Charges Over 50,000 Gallon Fracking Waste Spill | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A judge ruled there is enough evidence to take the fossil fuel giant to trial over felony offenses.
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Wall Street Journal Claims ‘Liberals No Longer Refer To Global Warming’ Because Winter Is Cold

Wall Street Journal Claims ‘Liberals No Longer Refer To Global Warming’ Because Winter Is Cold | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate change or global warming? Both are correct.
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50 Years From the War on Poverty -- Win or Lose?

50 Years From the War on Poverty -- Win or Lose? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The truth is that as a country, we're getting stingier, not more generous with the poor. And the difference between the very rich and the rest of us has grown astronomically since President Johnson declared his war.
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Krugman Takes Down WSJ's Defense Of The Rich

Krugman Takes Down WSJ's Defense Of The Rich | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Breaking news: The Wall Street Journal editorial page is full of it. 


OK, that's not really news. But an unusually flagrant example of the WSJ editorial page's hogwash artistry caught the world's eye on Thursday, when New York Times columnist Paul Krugman pointed out several big problems with a column published this week by the WSJ's Bret Stephens. Krugman cited an earlier blog post from economist Miles Kimball, who first noted what he called the WSJs "analytical errors."

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Shanghai paying price of China's campaign against industrial pollution

By David Stanway BEIJING, Jan 3 (Reuters) - 

Chinese steel production is moving from its heartland in Hebei province in the wake of government efforts to tackle pollution near Beijing, but Shanghai could be paying the price as steel mills around the commercial capital ramp up output.

 

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Deadly freeze hits northern US

Deadly freeze hits northern US | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New York (AFP) Jan 03, 2014 - A fierce winter storm brought chaos to the northern United States on Friday, killing at least 11 people and forcing the cancelation of thousands of flights.
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It's That Time Again. The Willful Ignorance of Right Wing Snow Trolling.

It's That Time Again. The Willful Ignorance of Right Wing Snow Trolling. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It's time again. There's snow, so there can't be global warming. I guess I'll have to update my video on this, yet again. This one is from 2009, a period of extreme winter weather in the US, just b...
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The Cheaper, Brighter Future of American Passenger Rail

The Cheaper, Brighter Future of American Passenger Rail | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A couple of months ago, Frank wrote a blurb about the Obama administration's commitment to legalize European passenger train designs, which today are effectively prohibited by Federal Railroad Amin...

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Un nouvel appel à projets pour la transition énergétique et écologique

Un nouvel appel à projets pour la transition énergétique et écologique | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Enerzine.com : le magazine de toutes les énergies. Tenez vous informés de l'actualité énergétique.


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Fondo del Biocarbono lanza iniciativa sobre paisajes forestales sostenibles

Fondo del Biocarbono lanza iniciativa sobre paisajes forestales sostenibles | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tres países financiarán una nueva e importante iniciativa del Fondo del Biocarbono para respaldar los paisajes de los bosques.

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Drummond sigue cargando carbón en barcazas

La minera estadounidense continuaría con el polémico cargue de carbón de exportación mediante barcazas (RT @germangarnicave: Vuelve y juega denuncia contra Drummond http://t.co/bqD7fSBH2p vía...

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A 137-Mile 'Cycling Utopia' Floating Above London's Rail Lines | Autopia | Wired.com

A 137-Mile 'Cycling Utopia' Floating Above London's Rail Lines | Autopia | Wired.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cars, buses, and rogue pedestrians are all conspiring against cyclists in congested cities. It's something that designer Norman Foster -- an avid rider -- wants to alleviate with a dedicated biking highway built above London's rail lines.

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Ville, utopie, Wired...

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partagé dans : Lara, Lucy et les abeilles = http://blogoliviersc.org/?p=7486
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Canadian Official Cuts Line Promising To ‘Take Climate Change Seriously’ From Speech

Canadian Official Cuts Line Promising To ‘Take Climate Change Seriously’ From Speech | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Canada’s environment minister Leona Aglukkaq changed a speech promising to take climate change seriously while the Harper administration continues to promote anti-environment, pro-fossil fuel policies.
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Climate Change Could Put One-Fifth Of World’s Population In Severe Water Shortage

Climate Change Could Put One-Fifth Of World’s Population In Severe Water Shortage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If global temperatures rise by an average of two degrees Celsius, a significant portion of the world's population could have access to less than 500 cubic meters of water per year.
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WATCH: 6 Insanely Popular TED Talks To Make 2014 The Best Year Of Your Life

WATCH: 6 Insanely Popular TED Talks To Make 2014 The Best Year Of Your Life | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
To kick off the New Year, TEDWeekends is proud to present a compilation of six insanely popular TED Talks from our 2013 programming.
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Here's What Americans Think Of The Future

Here's What Americans Think Of The Future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ask people to imagine American life in 2050, and you'll get some dreary visions.
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A $10.10 Minimum Wage Could Lift About 5 Million Out Of Poverty

Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could help lift nearly 5 million people out of poverty, a new study finds.

 

If Congress were to go through with a plan backed by President Barack Obama to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour, it would reduce the poverty rate among Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 by as much as 1.7 percentage points, a study released Monday from University of Massachusetts-Amherst economist Arindrajit Dube finds. That would bring about 4.6 million people out of poverty directly and reduce the ranks of the nation's poor by 6.8 million, accounting for longer-term effects.

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