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Extreme weather events provide window for scientists studying Amazon climate change

Extreme weather events provide window for scientists studying Amazon climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Three extreme weather events in the Amazon Basin in the last decade are giving scientists an opportunity to make observations that will allow them to predict the impacts of climate change and deforestation on some of the most important ecological processes and ecosystem services of the Amazon River ...
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New project to help millions of people living in deltas adapt to climate change

New project to help millions of people living in deltas adapt to climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Southampton are leading an international project to understand the effect of climate change on people living in deltas in South Asia and Africa, and how they respond.
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Fracking, Oil Shale Suck Water from Where its Most Needed

Fracking, Oil Shale Suck Water from Where its Most Needed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pesky people and their food will have to make way for progress. Guardian: America's oil and gas rush is depleting water supplies in the driest and most drought-prone areas of the country, from Texa...
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California Drought Update

California Drought Update | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Peter Gleick - Significant Figures: Effectively 100% of California is experiencing abnormally dry to exceptional drought conditions, as reported by the U.S. Drought Monitor.(click here for larger) ...
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Californians to Receive "Climate Credit" from Pollution Permit Sales | Alex Jackson's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Californians to Receive "Climate Credit" from Pollution Permit Sales | Alex Jackson's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
California residents and small businesses will save on their April electricity bills thanks to the state’s comprehensive strategy to combat climate change under its groundbreaking Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32). Since its 2006 passage, AB 32 has reduced carbon...
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IPCC report: John Kerry warns of climate 'catastrophe' - Telegraph

IPCC report: John Kerry warns of climate 'catastrophe' - Telegraph | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The United States and China are among the world's biggest polluters
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Ireland facing more devastation unless it acts on climate crisis, campaigners warn - Independent.ie

Ireland facing more devastation unless it acts on climate crisis, campaigners warn - Independent.ie | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
MORE coastal and river flooding will hit the country unless the Government tackles global warming and gets its international colleagues to commit to reductions in dangerous greenhouse g
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Tar Sands May Have Caused Sickness That Forced Families From Homes, Canadian Regulator Says

Tar Sands May Have Caused Sickness That Forced Families From Homes, Canadian Regulator Says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"Odors from heavy oil operations in the Peace River area have the potential to cause some of the symptoms experienced by residents; therefore, these odors should be eliminated."
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This satellite photo of the Washington mudslide shows the full extent of its damage | TIME

This satellite photo of the Washington mudslide shows the full extent of its damage | TIME | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An image snapped from a DigitalGlobe satellite on March 31 shows the enormous damage caused by the March 22 mudslide in Snohomish County, where at least 27 bodies have been found and search teams are still looking for 22 people who remain missing
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Zuckerberg 'likes' lower salary

Zuckerberg 'likes' lower salary | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New York (AFP) April 01, 2014 - Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg's salary was down last year, but don't cry for him. He'll be OK.
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GDF Suez to add to French solar power capacity

GDF Suez to add to French solar power capacity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (UPI) Mar 31, 2014 - French energy company GDF Suez said Tuesday it secured contracts to develop 10 solar power projects that would add 53 megawatts of power to the French grid.
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California farmers: Drill, baby, drill (for water, that is)

California farmers: Drill, baby, drill (for water, that is) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Wonder why your California-grown produce hasn't gotten more expensive in the drought? One word: groundwater.
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Can Organic Farmers Weather California’s Epic Drought? - Modern Farmer

Can Organic Farmers Weather California’s Epic Drought? - Modern Farmer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Parched field means hardship for growers, possible higher prices for consumers.
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Warm North Atlantic Ocean promotes extreme winters in US and Europe

Warm North Atlantic Ocean promotes extreme winters in US and Europe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The extreme cold weather observed across Europe and the east coast of the US in recent winters could be partly down to natural, long-term variations in sea surface temperatures, according to a new study published today.
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Psychology could hold the key to tackling climate change

Psychology could hold the key to tackling climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

It is widely understood by scientists that in order to tackle climate change a revolution in individual behaviour needs to happen.

 

"We want to test whether taking up a new green behaviour - such as recycling - can spill over to other green behaviours, such as taking your own bags shopping, and if so, under what circumstances," she said.

 

"Most people are willing to make only very small changes to their lifestyle, so we need to find ways of encouraging green behaviour which can match the scale of the climate change challenge.

 

"The spillover effect has already shown to be effective in spheres such as seat-belt use and other safety behaviours, and we hope that it will show similar levels of success in encouraging environmentally-friendly behaviour.

 

"If so, it could also help to address other societal problems such as obesity and crime that rely on changing behaviour," she added.

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Bill O'Reilly: Environmentalists Dumb to Advocate Green Energy Decades before I Did.

Bill O'Reilly: Environmentalists Dumb to Advocate Green Energy Decades before I Did. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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'Conspiracist' climate change study withdrawn amid legal threats

'Conspiracist' climate change study withdrawn amid legal threats | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lunar landings? Made in Hollywood. Smoking causes cancer? No way. And as for climate change, better not ask.
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Hawaiian Electric ahead of 2015 renewable energy goal - Pacific Business News

Hawaiian Electric ahead of 2015 renewable energy goal - Pacific Business News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
HECO has passed the 15 percent goal for 2015; the 2020 target is 25 percent and the 2030 target is 40 percent.
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No Real Relief For California Drought. Next Up: Wildfires.

No Real Relief For California Drought. Next Up: Wildfires. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
California’s mountain snowpack, critical to the state’s water supply and $45 billion agricultural economy, is at less than one-third of normal and unlikely to rebound, according to data released on Tuesday by the Department of Water Resources.
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El Niño tests forecasters

El Niño tests forecasters | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As hints emerge of a major weather event this year, poor data could thwart attempts to improve predictions.
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CNN Ignores Major Climate Report, But Fox News Does Something Even Worse

CNN Ignores Major Climate Report, But Fox News Does Something Even Worse | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If you watched Fox News yesterday, you didn't hear that a “breakdown of food systems" and "violent conflict" are likely consequences of climate change.
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Chile quake: This was big but a bigger one awaits, scientist says

Chile quake: This was big but a bigger one awaits, scientist says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This one was big but it's not the Big One.
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SunEdison Manufactures Over 1 GW of Photovoltaic Solar Modules

SunEdison Manufactures Over 1 GW of Photovoltaic Solar Modules | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Belmont CA (SPX) Apr 02, 2014 -
SunEdison has announced that they have shipped over 1 GW (gigawatt) of Silvantis Solar PV modules, making them one of the top 5 solar module manufacturers in the world. Growth was driven by strong d
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TransCanada fills U.S. shale gas network

TransCanada fills U.S. shale gas network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (UPI) Mar 31, 2014 - Canadian pipeline company TransCanada Corp. said it secured nearly 2 billion cubic feet per day worth of commitments for a U.S. shale gas pipeline system.
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Earthship Biotecture - Radically Sustainable Buildings

Earthship Biotecture - Radically Sustainable Buildings | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Ultimate in Green Buildings. Thermal, solar heating and cooling, solar and wind electricity, contained sewage treatment, catchwater. recycled materials.
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