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Climate policy debate heats up; GOP bill would prevent executive decree on carbon fuels | Seymour Tribune

Climate policy debate heats up; GOP bill would prevent executive decree on carbon fuels | Seymour Tribune | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
SEATTLE - Three months after Gov. Jay Inslee pledged to adopt a low carbon fuel standard in a climate pact West Coast leaders, some Republican lawmakers want to make sure he doesn't take unilateral action.
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Is the Australian Open tennis feeling the heat of climate change?

Is the Australian Open tennis feeling the heat of climate change? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As tennis players complain and collapse due to the heat, scientists say climate change is driving a rise in extreme temperatures across Australia
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Smartphone app to help birdwatchers identify subjects of sightings

Smartphone app to help birdwatchers identify subjects of sightings | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ithaca, N.Y. (UPI) Jan 15, 2013 -
U.S. birdwatchers can get help identifying a species they're observing by reaching for their smartphone, Cornell University developers of an app say.
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The car of the future, today

The car of the future, today | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Detroit (AFP) Jan 15, 2014 - Cars that park themselves, radar-guided safety sensors and infotainment systems with web access; automakers are competing for customers who now expect constant innovation.
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Blown away? US suspends wind power subsidies, for now

Blown away? US suspends wind power subsidies, for now | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Jan 15, 2014 - Historic subsidies propping up US wind energy ended on January 1 and Congress refused to renew them, despite supporters arguing that the aid has made renewable power cheaper than coal.
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New discovery could stimulate plant growth and increase crop yields

New discovery could stimulate plant growth and increase crop yields | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Durham, UK (SPX) Jan 16, 2014 -
Scientists led by experts at Durham University have discovered a natural mechanism in plants that could stimulate their growth even under stress and potentially lead to better crop yields.
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PeakProsperity on PBS Newshour Tonight!

PeakProsperity on PBS Newshour Tonight! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
UPDATE2: Here's the video of the PBS Newshour segment

Please share this video with anyone you think will find value in it.

UPDATE: After a few false alarms, PBS has confirmed this is indeed air
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EPA stands by claim that Pebble mine would harm Bristol Bay wildlife, economy

EPA stands by claim that Pebble mine would harm Bristol Bay wildlife, economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mine proponents have called the EPA's review an attempted 'pre-emptive veto.'
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Food processors beware: Salmonella biofilms incredibly resistant to powerful disinfectants

Food processors beware: Salmonella biofilms incredibly resistant to powerful disinfectants | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Once Salmonella bacteria get into a food processing facility and have an opportunity to form a biofilm on surfaces, it is likely to be extraordinarily difficult, if not impossible, to kill it, according to research published ahead of print in the...
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Environmentalists pleased over whale beer ban

Environmentalists pleased over whale beer ban | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Environmentalists on Wednesday welcomed a decision by Icelandic authorities to ban a local beer containing whale meal.
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Review: 'Wii Fit U,' 'Xbox Fitness' feel the burn

Review: 'Wii Fit U,' 'Xbox Fitness' feel the burn | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While video game consoles can't help users save money or stop smoking—yet, anyway—there are a few recently released games that can help with the most popular of New Year's resolutions: exercise.
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Oldest trees are growing faster, storing more carbon as they age, study reports

Oldest trees are growing faster, storing more carbon as they age, study reports | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In a finding that overturns the conventional view that large old trees are unproductive, scientists have determined that for most species, the biggest trees increase their growth rates and sequester more carbon as they age.
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Researchers find thousands of leaks in District’s aging system of natural gas pipes.

Researchers find thousands of leaks in District’s aging system of natural gas pipes. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Most leaks are in old cast-iron pipes, and 12 places had gas at potentially explosive levels, a study found.
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Heat widget viewed more than one million times at over 60 blogs

Heat widget viewed more than one million times at over 60 blogs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Since the Skeptical Science heat widget was released just over a month ago, over one million unique visitors have seen the widget at more than sixty blogs and web sites. Currently, the widget is being picked up by at least one new blog each day.
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Hydrogen fuel, not electricity, could be future of solar power

Hydrogen fuel, not electricity, could be future of solar power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chapel Hill, N.C. (UPI) Jan 14, 2013 -
Changing solar energy not into electricity but hydrogen fuel and storing it for later can allow devices to run after the sun goes down, U.S. researchers say.
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Japan approves TEPCO business plan to switch on reactors

Japan approves TEPCO business plan to switch on reactors | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Jan 15, 2014 - Japan's government on Wednesday approved a fresh business plan for the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant that includes restarting idled reactors elsewhere in the currently nuclear-free country.
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Tornadoes, flood, drought cost US billions in 2013

Tornadoes, flood, drought cost US billions in 2013 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Jan 15, 2014 - Seven weather disasters, including tornadoes, droughts and a flood, cost the United States at least a billion dollars each last year and killed more than 100 people, US authorities said Wednesday.
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What If Nations Were Less Dependent on One Another?

What If Nations Were Less Dependent on One Another? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Autarky is more than a ten-dollar word for self-sufficiency, as it implies a number of questions that “self-sufficiency” alone might not.
Autarky vs. Self-Sufficiency
The ability to surviv
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IT giant Intel takes the conflict mineral bull by the horns

IT giant Intel takes the conflict mineral bull by the horns | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
From now on every microprocessor the company uses will be made entirely with conflict-free minerals.
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First comprehensive test to detect genetic modification in food

First comprehensive test to detect genetic modification in food | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the abundance of genetically modified (GM) foods continues to grow, so does the demand for monitoring and labeling them.
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Alaskan caribou and ptarmigan migrations recorded

Alaskan caribou and ptarmigan migrations recorded | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the February issue of BioScience, biologists describe the first-of-a-kind recording of caribou and ptarmigan migrations made with 14 automated cameras positioned in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range, Alaska.
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Court blocks Swedish wolf hunt

Court blocks Swedish wolf hunt | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Plans to hold licensed wolf hunts in Sweden were blocked by a Stockholm court Wednesday following an appeal by environmental groups.
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'Jellyfish aircraft' takes flight (w/ Videos)

'Jellyfish aircraft' takes flight (w/ Videos) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Inspired by nature and by the aviation pioneers of the early 20th century, scientists in the United States said Wednesday they had built the world's first jellyfish aircraft.
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Helping the judicial system understand laser strikes on aircraft

(Phys.org) —Joshua Hadler and colleagues in PML's Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division have devised a simple, accurate measurement system that can help law enforcement cope with a growing threat to aviation: laser attacks.
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