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Water Outages and Advisories Continue in W.Va. Coalfields

Water Outages and Advisories Continue in W.Va. Coalfields | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While the chemical spill in Charleston left more than 300,000 without usable water, it's a problem that folks in the coalfields deal with on a regular
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Trains plus crude oil equals trouble down the track

Trains plus crude oil equals trouble down the track | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Almost overnight, trains began crisscrossing the country carrying millions of gallons of crude oil and ethanol. The nation’s fleet of tank cars, coupled with a 140,000-mile network of rail lines, had emerged as a viable way to move these commodities. But few thought to step back and take a hard look at the industry’s readiness for the job.
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Invasion of the hedge fund almonds

Invasion of the hedge fund almonds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It takes a gallon of water to produce one almond. And that's not the most insane fact about the mad dash to plant the thirsty trees in the middle of a catastrophic drought.
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Governments Should Plan for Climate Change Migrants

Governments Should Plan for Climate Change Migrants | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
OSLO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Governments need to plan better for rising migration driven by climate change, experts said on Thursday, citing evidence that extreme weather and natural disasters force far more people from their homes than wars.
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What Are the Consequences of Antibiotic Overuse?

What Are the Consequences of Antibiotic Overuse? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Evolution is helping bacteria bounce back
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Cheap Oil Means Raise the Gas T-Word

Cheap Oil Means Raise the Gas T-Word | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Low oil prices present an opportunity to come to grips with our crumbling infrastructure and the cost of climate change. David Biello reports
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Where in the World Are the Fossil Fuels That Cannot Be Burned to Restrain Global Warming?

Where in the World Are the Fossil Fuels That Cannot Be Burned to Restrain Global Warming? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new analysis reveals the nations—U.S. included—that must sacrifice exploiting much of their carbon-based energy resources if they are serious about combating climate change
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18 Scientists On What They Actually Think About Climate Change

18 Scientists On What They Actually Think About Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Science communicator Joe Duggan asked several researchers working in climate science how they really felt about climate change. These quotes are excerpted from their answers.
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Wife of Ivanhoe Mines CEO charged after throwing a water bottle at a flight attendant

Wife of Ivanhoe Mines CEO charged after throwing a water bottle at a flight attendant | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ivanhoe Mines  (TSE:IVN) received a bit of unwanted publicity on Sunday when it was revealed that the wife of CEO Lars-Eric Johansson is facing criminal charges for throwing a water bottle at a flight attendant on an Air Canada flight.
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Thousands more poultry culled as bird flu fears grow in Taiwan

Thousands more poultry culled as bird flu fears grow in Taiwan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Taiwan on Sunday ordered the slaughter of 16,000 geese and ducks to try to curb a bird flu outbreak that has already led to the culling of 120,000 chickens.
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Cuba, amid the censorship, wades into WiFi

Cuba, amid the censorship, wades into WiFi | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cuba, where Internet access is largely limited to government employees and pricey pay-by-hour public access, plans to start offering wireless service for the first time this month, officials said Saturday.
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GM plans affordable 200-mile electric car in 2017

GM plans affordable 200-mile electric car in 2017 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
General Motors plans to start selling an affordable electric car in 2017 that will be able to go 200 miles on a single charge.
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Alaska's toasty temperatures in 2014 worry observers

Alaska's toasty temperatures in 2014 worry observers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The biggest state in America, home to more ocean coastline than all others combined, has just set another record. This one, however, is nothing to cheer.
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Lac-Mégantic train victims reach $200M settlement | Toronto Star

Lac-Mégantic train victims reach $200M settlement | Toronto Star | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Victims of the Lac-Mégantic train derailment are expected to receive compensations for lost lives, injuries and damages as soon as this summer.
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Low tax fuels use of harmful chemicals

Low tax fuels use of harmful chemicals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Low import duty on pesticides and other chemicals, including ripening agents, growth hormones and dyes, is a major reason for their increased use and food adulteration, according to a recent study b...
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U.S.–Cuba Accord Should Be a Boon for Science

U.S.–Cuba Accord Should Be a Boon for Science | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cuba has world-class expertise in vaccines and environmental research to share, scientists say after last month's agreement to promote exchanges
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Untested Ebola Drugs Begin Trials in West Africa

Untested Ebola Drugs Begin Trials in West Africa | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Medical charities say they have started trials of untested drug treatments on Ebola patients in Liberia and Guinea for the first time in an effort to control an epidemic that has killed more than 8,000 people in the region.
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Solar Is Changing the Game | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network

Solar Is Changing the Game | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
At the start of 2015, solar energy is booming. It's been a long time coming, but financial incentives for renewables along with more affordable ...
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Common Pesticide May Pose Risk to Workers Who Apply It

Common Pesticide May Pose Risk to Workers Who Apply It | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chlorpyrifos may also contaminate drinking water, a new EPA report finds
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18 Scientists On What They Actually Think About Climate Change

18 Scientists On What They Actually Think About Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Science communicator Joe Duggan asked several researchers working in climate science how they really felt about climate change. These quotes are excerpted from their answers.
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At least four dead as landslide hits Myanmar jade mining region

A rescue mission in the mining town of Phakant was called off late Thursday after a search team recovered four bodies
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Researchers: Wolverine appears to be thriving in California

Researchers: Wolverine appears to be thriving in California | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A wolverine appears to be thriving in the northern Sierra Nevada seven years after being confirmed as the first one in California since 1922, researchers said.
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Possible link between E-cigs, risk of infections

Possible link between E-cigs, risk of infections | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Vapor from electronic cigarettes may increase young people's risk of respiratory infections, regardless of whether or not it contains nicotine, according to a new laboratory study reported in a recent issue of PLOS ONE.
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Tip jar goes digital with Bitcoin startup

Tip jar goes digital with Bitcoin startup | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Amid the roiling sea of gadgetry at the Consumer Electronics Show was a contingent of Bitcoin startups intent on bringing the controversial digital currency mainstream.
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Anchorage, Alaska, is so hot right now

Anchorage, Alaska, is so hot right now | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For the first time in recorded history, temps in Anchorage didn't drop below zero all year. Alaskans are freaked out.
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