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Powerful storm lashes eastern U.S. with snow, arctic cold

Powerful storm lashes eastern U.S. with snow, arctic cold | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deadly winter storm hit the U.S. East Coast on Monday with freezing rain, snow and near-record cold, cancelling about 2,700 flights, shutting down Washington and closing schools
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10 Reasons Why an Apple a Day Really Is a Good Idea | EcoWatch

10 Reasons Why an Apple a Day Really Is a Good Idea | EcoWatch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Martin Luther once said, “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” New research gives more reasons than ever to plant apple trees and enjoy their delicious and nutritious fruit. Here are ten surprising reasons to sink your teeth into an apple today:

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This Rogue Nation Solves a Petro-Mystery

There's been a ravenous appetite from Europe and Asia for supplies of American propane, butane and even ethane. Leading to big new supply deal
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Tells Climate Deniers to Take a Hike

Apple CEO Tim Cook Tells Climate Deniers to Take a Hike | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Those objecting to Apple's principled stand on the environment, said CEO Tim Cook, were welcome “to get out of the stock.”
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How a small Spanish island became a renewable energy pioneer

How a small Spanish island became a renewable energy pioneer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the Canary Islands, El Hierro has made significant sustainability strides by adopting, among other initiatives, an innovative hybrid hydro-wind system.
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The Link Between Poverty and Obesity in the US

The Link Between Poverty and Obesity in the US | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Why are poorer people often heavy? What's the link between poverty and obesity? This infographic explores this connection here in the United States.
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Radiation and Fear Mongering | The Energy Collective

Radiation and Fear Mongering | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nuclear power can solve the global crises of air pollution deaths and climate change, help developing nations escape poverty, and let industrialized nations improve economic growth. The primary obstacle to nuclear power is misunderstanding of radiation safety. Radiation is safe within limits.
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Low-Lying Islands Are Going To Drown, so Should we Even Bother Trying To Save Their Ecosystems? : Climate Desk

Low-Lying Islands Are Going To Drown, so Should we Even Bother Trying To Save Their Ecosystems? : Climate Desk | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Islands are hot spots of biodiversity, often home to rich and unique ecosystems. Despite covering just 5 percent of the Earth’s land, the planet’s 180,000-odd islands contain a fifth of its plant and animal species. Around half of recorded extinctions have occurred on islands.

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OP-ED: The Care Imperative - Inter Press Service

OP-ED: The Care Imperative - Inter Press Service | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the debate about a future global development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 gathers pace, there is broad agreement that gend
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Survey Shows Organic Farmers Pay the Price for GMO Contamination | EcoWatch

Survey Shows Organic Farmers Pay the Price for GMO Contamination | EcoWatch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will finalize its comment period this week on thefeasibility of genetically modified organisms (GMO) and non-GMO crops to coexist. Today, to highlight prevalent problems that already exist, Food & Water Watch in partnership with theOrganic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing (OFARM) released survey results showing contamination from GMO crops and how it’s non-GMO farmers who are paying the price.

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Study Shows Oil and Gas Industry Can Reduce Methane Emissions By 40 Percent | EcoWatch

Study Shows Oil and Gas Industry Can Reduce Methane Emissions By 40 Percent | EcoWatch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

After analyzing data and commentary from producers, pipeline operators, equipment vendors, service providers and more, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and ICF Internationalconclude that the onshore oil and gas industry could collectively reduce methane emissions by at least 40 percent below 2018 projections.

 

According to a report released Monday, the organizations say that could be accomplished by adopting nearly a dozen emissions control strategies across 19 different sources within five years. The most economical of these measures could save the industry a combined $164 million per year.

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"Happy" in Beijing - Pharrell Williams - YouTube

Some choose to hate, we chose to love. Pollution reached hazardous levels over the weekend of filming Beijing's rendition of "Happy". This is how Beijingers ...
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Thousands rally in Hong Kong after brutal attack on editor

Thousands rally in Hong Kong after brutal attack on editor | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hong Kong (AFP) March 02, 2014 - Thousands took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against threats to press freedom in the city, days after a former newspaper editor was attacked with a cleaver in broad daylight.
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A Comprehensive Guide To The EPA’s New Pollution-Reducing Gasoline Rules

A Comprehensive Guide To The EPA’s New Pollution-Reducing Gasoline Rules | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The new rules will result in "dramatic" emissions reductions for smog-forming and cancer-causing pollutants.
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There's no Easy Fix to Ukraine's Energy Dilemma

There's no Easy Fix to Ukraine's Energy Dilemma | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With much of the political violence in Ukraine subsiding, European leaders said they were ready to help a new government address lingering energy woes
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EPA Puts a Halt to Pebble Mine Project in Bristol Bay, Alaska

EPA Puts a Halt to Pebble Mine Project in Bristol Bay, Alaska | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The EPA invoked the Clean Water Act to initiate a process to protect the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
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Apple, eBay, Gap, Intel throw weight behind Climate Declaration

Apple, eBay, Gap, Intel throw weight behind Climate Declaration | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The companies are part of a group of 140 California firms that renewed pleas for the US to get tough on climate change.
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More companies face climate-related risks to supply chains

More companies face climate-related risks to supply chains | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
How does your company understand climate-related disruptions? New tactics and tools surfaced at the Climate Leadership Conference.
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Power Grid Stress and Extreme Weather | The Energy Collective

Power Grid Stress and Extreme Weather | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The eastern portion of the PJM power grid in the U.S. narrowly avoided rolling blackouts during the period of January's 'polar vortexes'. Several steps are needed to reduce the risks, including those dealing with the shift to natural gas-fired generators.
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Global warming slowdown 'does not invalidate climate change'

Global warming slowdown 'does not invalidate climate change' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
National science academies of the US and the UK say longer-term warming trend is still evident
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Defying Elders and Changing Zambian Tradition - Inter Press Service

Defying Elders and Changing Zambian Tradition - Inter Press Service | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
David Mubita has long been known in the family as a fool for starting trouble. The latest was getting circumcised secretly and nearly cast out by Grandfath
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First-Ever World Wildlife Day Focuses Attention on Illegal Poaching and Trafficking | EcoWatch

First-Ever World Wildlife Day Focuses Attention on Illegal Poaching and Trafficking | EcoWatch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The United Nations’ inaugural World Wildlife Day kicks off today with events around the world, as global attention turns to a $19 billion USD illicit trade—the fourth largest in the world—thatincludes elephant poaching, great ape theft and the illegal transport of timber.

 

The third of March was also the day of adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973.

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Climate Change Affects Antarctica’s Ocean Salinity, Trapping Heat in Deep Water | EcoWatch

Climate Change Affects Antarctica’s Ocean Salinity, Trapping Heat in Deep Water | EcoWatch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Those BPA-free plastics you thought were safe? Think again.

Those BPA-free plastics you thought were safe? Think again. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Inside the Big Tobacco-style campaign to bury the disturbing evidence about the products you use every day.
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