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Last decade's slow-down in global warming enhanced by an unusual climate anomaly

Last decade's slow-down in global warming enhanced by an unusual climate anomaly | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A hiatus in global warming ongoing since 2001 is due to a combination of a natural cooling phase, known as multidecadal variability (MDV) and a downturn of the secular warming trend. The exact causes of the latter, unique in the entire observational record going back to 1850, are still to be identified, ...
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Hawaii town merchant: Lava is slow-motion disaster

Hawaii town merchant: Lava is slow-motion disaster | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Businesses in a small Hawaii town are facing a slow-motion disaster as lava from Kilauea volcano oozes toward roads connecting them to the rest of the Big Island.
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Pesticides are more toxic for soil organisms in dry soil and at enhanced temperatures

Pesticides are more toxic for soil organisms in dry soil and at enhanced temperatures | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Soil organisms react more sensitive to marketable pesticides when exposed in dry soil and at enhanced temperatures. Both conditions may occur more often in the future due to climate change. Singularly and combined these factors lower the toxicity threshold of fungicides for springtails. The study by ...
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Can Humans Get Used to Having a Two-Way Relationship with Earth's Climate?

Can Humans Get Used to Having a Two-Way Relationship with Earth's Climate? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Can humans get used to having a two-way relationship with Earth’s climate?
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Fracking California Videos Show Huge Impact of Drilling on Communities

Fracking California Videos Show Huge Impact of Drilling on Communities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
National Resources Defense Council has made videos depicting how fossil fuel extraction and fracking has radically changed the quality of life and health for three families
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Stunning Emerald Green Arabian Sea May Herald Ecosystem Disaster

Stunning Emerald Green Arabian Sea May Herald Ecosystem Disaster | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Arabian Sea, one of the world's greatest fisheries, is now more likely to glow emerald green instead of sapphire blue in winter because its food chain is out of whack.
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The everyday hazard that kills over 3 million people each year

The everyday hazard that kills over 3 million people each year | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Household air pollution, which mostly occurs through the use of solid fuels for cooking, heating and lighting, leads to the death of over 3m people each year with poorer countries most at risk
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This legendary accounting firm just ran the numbers on climate change

This legendary accounting firm just ran the numbers on climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We're 20 years away from catastrophe, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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The Really Important Reason Why Cutting Carbon Emissions Might Improve Britain’s Economy

The Really Important Reason Why Cutting Carbon Emissions Might Improve Britain’s Economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Standard economic modeling tends to be biased against emission cuts because they assume markets are already efficient. A more realistic analysis from Britain says otherwise.
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Kashmir flood disaster worsened by risks being ignored - experts

Kashmir flood disaster worsened by risks being ignored - experts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Deaths are blamed on the lack of a disaster plan and uncontrolled construction as well as extreme rainfall
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Does India's New PM Get Climate Change?

One reason I like John Oliver is because he widens his view to include world events not usually covered in Western media, as the report above shows. India has a new leader - and this is important. ...
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Illegal Loggers Suspected In Death Of Peruvian Activist

Illegal Loggers Suspected In Death Of Peruvian Activist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Audie Cornish talks to geographer David Salisbury about his friend Edwin Chota. Chota — the Peruvian activist who advocated that land that was being illegally logged should be given to indigenous groups — was murdered deep in the Amazon jungle on Sept. 1. The murder was not reported until this week because of the remote location.
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Major river overflows, threatening Pakistan city - US News

Major river overflows, threatening Pakistan city - US News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
JHANG, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people were fleeing flash floods on Wednesday after having been warned to evacuate as the death toll from severe monsoon rains and flash floods in Pakistan and neighboring India climbed to 457 people.
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Need to recycle water? Give the ground first shot at it

Need to recycle water? Give the ground first shot at it | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The key to solving some of Texas' water shortage problems may be as simple as teaching homeowners and cities how to efficiently and cleanly return wastewater to the ground, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist.
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Study maps 15 years of carbon dioxide emissions on Earth

Study maps 15 years of carbon dioxide emissions on Earth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
World leaders face multiple barriers in their efforts to reach agreement on greenhouse gas emission policies. And, according to Arizona State University researchers, without globally consistent, independent emissions assessments, climate agreements will remain burdened by errors, self-reporting, and ...
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A Twitterholic and Green Blogger Assesses a Year of Living Offline

A Twitterholic and Green Blogger Assesses a Year of Living Offline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A longtime environmental blogger and Twitter addict logs on after a year of self-imposed exile to the analog world.
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whats up: Why Nukes Can't Save the Climate. Reason #9. Nukes are not suited for warming climates.

whats up: Why Nukes Can't Save the Climate. Reason #9. Nukes are not suited for warming climates. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Unlike solar power, nuclear power does not work well in warming climates. Reactors require vast quantities of water to keep the core cool; changes in water levels, and even water temperatures, can greatly affect reactor operations. Reactors in the U.S. and elsewhere have been forced to close during heat waves, when they’re needed the most.

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China suggests cap on coal use, import curbs in draft air pollution law - The Times of India

China suggests cap on coal use, import curbs in draft air pollution law - The Times of India | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China is the world's biggest coal consumer and gets nearly 80 percent of its electricity from the heavily polluting fuel.
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Trees Are Dying From ‘No Obvious Cause’ In Rocky Mountains, Report Says

Trees Are Dying From ‘No Obvious Cause’ In Rocky Mountains, Report Says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"Species could be eliminated from much of their current ranges, potentially changing the fundamental makeup and extent of Rocky Mountain forests."
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Climate Change Gets Personal As Minnesota Faces Loss Of Its Beloved Loon

Climate Change Gets Personal As Minnesota Faces Loss Of Its Beloved Loon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"It's a cultural marker for us ... It is the voice of Minnesota."
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Stopping climate meltdown needs the courage that saved the ozone layer

Stopping climate meltdown needs the courage that saved the ozone layer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Governments dither on the solution to global warming – but the Montreal protocol is a reminder of a time when they took their hands out of their pockets
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The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change, Illustrated in Cartoons

The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change, Illustrated in Cartoons | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Real-life climate researchers have lent their likenesses to this skeptic-destroying comic series.
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Arctic Sea Ice Update

Arctic Sea Ice Update | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Above, Part 2 of a History of Sea Ice Exploration, from Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center. Part One is here. Arctic sea ice continues a pattern similar to what we saw after the catastrophic 2007 col...
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Traveling collection shows damaging effects of plastic on Great Lakes beaches, wildlife

An exhibit showing the harmful effects of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes is coming to West Michigan.The collection called, “Plastic Waters:
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Could Your Sunscreen Be Harming Ocean Life?

Could Your Sunscreen Be Harming Ocean Life? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While sunscreen is essential in protecting South Florida beach goers' skin, a new study from the Spanish National Research Council shows the skin
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