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Toronto must protect trees as climate change makes for wilder weather, parks committee urges | Toronto Star

Toronto must protect trees as climate change makes for wilder weather, parks committee urges | Toronto Star | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Damage to trees cause by December’s ice storm and increasingly extreme weather underline the need to maintain and preserve the tree canopy, councillors say.
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Global warming disrupts ocean dynamics in Antarctica, study reveals

Global warming disrupts ocean dynamics in Antarctica, study reveals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate change has put a 'freshwater lid' on the Antarctic ocean, causing a humongous ice-free zone from the region to disappear.
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The Energy Crisis

The Energy Crisis | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Like many others who preceded us, our "civilisation" faces an Energy Crisis of megawattic proportions, which threatens to bring an end to our brief joyride.
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Energy Efficiency Creates 387% Return On Investment For US Southeast

Energy Efficiency Creates 387% Return On Investment For US Southeast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The benefits of energy efficiency improvements are well known: lower electricity demand and utility bills, along with good-paying green jobs. But one analysis shows the return on investment from efficiency investments may be even more massive than previously thought.
Energy efficiency retrofits carried out in 16 cities across 8 Southeast US states from 2010-2013 created a
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It only takes otters 25 years to recover from an oil spill

It only takes otters 25 years to recover from an oil spill | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This means marine life could fully recover from the BP oil spill in ... let’s see ... 2035!
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Everything that's wrong with the suburbs, in one image

Everything that's wrong with the suburbs, in one image | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
But the point of these maps isn’t -- believe it or not -- to give city-dwellers one more reason to gloat.
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Cabin fever: Are tiny houses the new American dream?

Cabin fever: Are tiny houses the new American dream? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tiny houses have seemingly taken over the landscape of aspirational real estate, and not just for the green-minded. What's the appeal?
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A cavity that you want

A cavity that you want | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Buffalo NY (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
Associated with unhappy visits to the dentist, cavity means something else in the branch of physics known as optics.

Put simply, an optical cavity is an arrangement of mirrors that allows be
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MSU advances algae's viability as a biofuel

MSU advances algae's viability as a biofuel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
East Lansing, MI (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
Lab success doesn't always translate to real-world success. A team of Michigan State University scientists, however, has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biof
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Taming hurricanes

Taming hurricanes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Newark DE (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
Wind turbines placed in the ocean to generate electricity may have another major benefit: weakening hurricanes before the storms make landfall. New research by the University of Delaware and Stanfor
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Cambodia's floating villages face uncertain future

Cambodia's floating villages face uncertain future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chhnork Trou, Cambodia (AFP) Feb 28, 2014 - Cambodia's floating villages have adapted to the ebb and flow of Southeast Asia's largest lake for generations, but modernisation and a scarcity of fish are now threatening their traditional way of life.
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30,000-year-old virus from permafrost is reborn

30,000-year-old virus from permafrost is reborn | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) March 03, 2014 - French scientists said Monday they had revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years.
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Climate change causes high, but predictable, extinction risks

Climate change causes high, but predictable, extinction risks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
Judging the effects of climate change on extinction may be easier than previously thought, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Although widely used asses
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Australian climate report reveals more hot days

Australian climate report reveals more hot days | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The rise in the number of extremely hot days is underlined in a new report that finds there were more in 2013 than in the 1910-40 period combined.
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John Podesta: The man behind the Obama administration’s new environmental push.

John Podesta: The man behind the Obama administration’s new environmental push. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Podesta’s focus on conservation cheers liberals, worries Republicans and vulnerable Democrats.
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Oil Costs and Public Debate | The Energy Collective

Oil Costs and Public Debate | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This article will gather some data about TEC community views on the global average internalized cost of oil. Please chip in with your opinion so that we can gather a statistically significant sample size and get a meaningful indication of the current consensus (or lack thereof).
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Iron Maiden singer will fly around the world in a giant hybrid airship

Iron Maiden singer will fly around the world in a giant hybrid airship | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Iron Maiden singer, pilot, and hero Bruce Dickinson will circumnavigate the globe in the biggest thing that's ever flown -- a huge hybrid balloon.
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Drought-plagued California tries to drink the ocean (hold the salt)

Drought-plagued California tries to drink the ocean (hold the salt) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Un-salted seawater might be one cure for California's water woes, and 17 new desalination projects are banking on it.
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SB'14 San Diego | Sustainable Brands

SB'14 San Diego | Sustainable Brands | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The brand leaders of the future will be sustainable brands that successfully deliver net positive value to society. Doing less bad is not enough in tomorrow's economy. It's time to re-imagine and redesign our brands, business and society for a healthy, regenerative future. Design your path to success at San Diego, CA, June 2-5, 2014.
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As Full Disclosure Nears, Doctors’ Pay for Drug Talks Plummets

As Full Disclosure Nears, Doctors’ Pay for Drug Talks Plummets | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As transparency increases and blockbuster drugs lose patent protection, drug companies have dramatically scaled back payments to doctors for promotional talks. This fall, all drug and medical device companies will be required to report payments to doctors.
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Using stolen computer processing cycles to mine Bitcoin

Using stolen computer processing cycles to mine Bitcoin | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
San Diego CA (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
A team of computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has taken an unprecedented, in-depth look at how malware operators use the computers they infect to mine Bitcoin, a virtual
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Experts warn against nanosilver

Experts warn against nanosilver | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Odense, Denmark (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
Endocrine disrupters are not the only worrying chemicals that ordinary consumers are exposed to in everyday life. Also nanoparticles of silver, found in e.g. dietary supplements, cosmetics and food
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Reforms slow in Bangladesh's toxic tanneries

Reforms slow in Bangladesh's toxic tanneries | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dhaka (AFP) March 02, 2014 - Standing knee deep in toxic chemicals, Mokter Hossain loads animal hides into huge drums filled with still more dangerous liquids at a tannery in the Bangladesh capital.
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Ancient beasts roam Spain's wilderness

Ancient beasts roam Spain's wilderness | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Campanarios De Azaba, Spain (AFP) March 02, 2014 - In an oak wood spanning the border of Spain and Portugal, an ancient sight unfolds: wild horses, not saddled or shoed, but roaming free as they did centuries ago.
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China detains former security chief's brother

China detains former security chief's brother | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) March 03, 2014 - A brother of China's former internal security chief Zhou Yongkang has been detained by investigators, state-controlled media reported Monday, after a government spokesman declined to deny the retired political heavyweight was under investigation.
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