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Looking Underground for Water, Finding Challenges: Texans Look Beneath the Surface for Water

Looking Underground for Water, Finding Challenges:  Texans Look Beneath the Surface for Water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the drought continues and farmers struggle to keep their crops irrigated, many are probing beneath their land for water. But when water is such a precious commodity, procuring it is not ever simple.
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Survival By Coffee: 5 Emergency Uses For Java | Outdoor Life Survival

Survival By Coffee: 5 Emergency Uses For Java | Outdoor Life Survival | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Don’t feel like you could survive without your morning coffee? You’re not alone. According to Bloomberg.com, an astonishing 83% of American adults drink coffee, which is up from 78% just one year earlier.
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Arab gulf states build up strike capabilities as U.S. relaxes rules

Arab gulf states build up strike capabilities as U.S. relaxes rules | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UPI) Nov 19, 2013 - Amid mounting Arab concerns about a rapprochement between the United States and Iran, the Persian Gulf petro-monarchies that are Tehran's greatest opponents are looking to acquire precision-guided...
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Driven to distraction: carmakers mull gadget risks

Driven to distraction: carmakers mull gadget risks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Los Angeles (AFP) Nov 20, 2013 - Talking on the phone while driving is illegal in a growing number of countries, but with the explosion of in-car technologies the potential for drivers being distracted is greater than ever.
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Scaling theory better predicts gas production in Barnett shale wells

Scaling theory better predicts gas production in Barnett shale wells | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 20, 2013 - Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a simple scaling theory to estimate gas production from hydraulically fractured wells in the Barnett Shale.
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Search for victims as Sardinia floods leave 18 dead

Search for victims as Sardinia floods leave 18 dead | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Olbia, Italy (AFP) Nov 19, 2013 - Italian emergency workers searched house by house on the island of Sardinia on Tuesday after a Mediterranean cyclone triggered flash floods, leaving 18 people dead and forcing thousands to seek emergency shelter.
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Fishermen adrift after typhoon takes livelihood

Fishermen adrift after typhoon takes livelihood | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Baybay, Philippines (AFP) Nov 20, 2013 - A crucifix crudely fashioned from broken twigs marks a shallow grave on the beach in Baybay, a once-lively Philippines fishing village where generations saw the sea as a source of bounty until it cruelly...
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Success of climate talks vital for 2 C target

Success of climate talks vital for 2 C target | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Nov 20, 2013 -
Achieving a global climate agreement soon could be crucial for the objective to keep global mean temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.
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Respiratory disorder in the ocean

Respiratory disorder in the ocean | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Nov 20, 2013 -
More than four months from November 2012 to March 2013 Kiel ocean scientists investigated on the German research vessel METEOR the oxygen-poor upwelling regions in the tropical Pacific off Peru.
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Ocean acidification: Hard to digest

Ocean acidification: Hard to digest | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Gothenburg, Germany (SPX) Nov 20, 2013 -
Ocean acidification impairs digestion in marine organisms, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
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Report predicts wild weather for U.S. Southeast in coming decades

Report predicts wild weather for U.S. Southeast in coming decades | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Gainesville, Fla. (UPI) Nov 19, 2013 -
Residents of the southeastern United States should begin to prepare for more drastically changing weather conditions due to climate change, researchers say.
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Philippines counts the cost of Typhoon Haiyan

Philippines counts the cost of Typhoon Haiyan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Manila (AFP) Nov 20, 2013 - Super Typhoon Haiyan's devastating assault on the central Philippines exerted a catastrophic human cost, but analysts say its impact on one of Asia's fastest growing economies will be less traumatic.
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There's No Tomorrow (peak oil, energy, growth & the future)

NOTE: click "CC" for subtitles. Anyone who wants to see my animation tutorials, explaining some of the techniques used in this film: http://www.lynda.com/Der...
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What Happened to the Future?

What Happened to the Future? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Improbably, the global economy has returned to growth over the past four years despite the ravages of a deflationary debt collapse, a punishing oil shock, ongoing constraint from debt and deleveraging...
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Tokyo Motor Show focuses on eco-friendly cars

Tokyo Motor Show focuses on eco-friendly cars | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 20, 2013 - Eco-friendly cars were in the spotlight as the Tokyo Motor Show opened Wednesday, with Toyota unveiling a new model and Nissan touting its aerodynamic BladeGlider for energy-conscious drivers.
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Bolivia says it's on track to develop nuclear power

Bolivia says it's on track to develop nuclear power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
La Paz, Bolivia (UPI) Nov 19, 2013 -
Bolivia is on track to develop a national nuclear power program for peaceful civilian purposes that include building electricity export capacity in the country, official media reported.
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IAEA experts to revisit Fukushima to review shutdown plan

IAEA experts to revisit Fukushima to review shutdown plan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Vienna (AFP) Nov 19, 2013 - UN nuclear experts will visit Japan again next week to review government efforts to shut down the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant and prevent further worrying leaks, the IAEA said Tuesday.
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Typhoon wiped out third of Philippines' rice crop: UN

Typhoon wiped out third of Philippines' rice crop: UN | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rome (AFP) Nov 19, 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan wiped out one-third of the Philippines' rice-growing areas, the UN food agency said Tuesday, calling for urgent assistance to farmers who need to sow new seeds.
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Four dead as NE China hit by massive snowstorm

Four dead as NE China hit by massive snowstorm | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Nov 19, 2013 - Northeastern China's biggest city of Harbin has been pummelled by its worst snowstorm for 50 years, state media said Tuesday.
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Paths out of uncertainty

Paths out of uncertainty | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 20, 2013 - Long-term and average changes are in the focus of the discussion on climate change: globally, as the different scientific climate models all predict, it will be warmer on Earth at the end of the cen...
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UEA research reveals how farmers could mitigate nitrous oxide emissions

UEA research reveals how farmers could mitigate nitrous oxide emissions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Norwich UK (SPX) Nov 20, 2013 - Farmers may be able to help reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) by incorporating copper into crop fertilisation processes - according to new research from the University of Ea...
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Landsat Data Yield Best View to Date of Global Forest Losses, Gains

Landsat Data Yield Best View to Date of Global Forest Losses, Gains | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 20, 2013 -
The ravages of deforestation, wildfires, windstorms and insects on global forests during this century are revealed in unprecedented detail in a new study based on data from the NASA-U.S.
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Underwater 'tree rings'

Underwater 'tree rings' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Nov 20, 2013 -
Almost 650 years of annual change in sea-ice cover can been seen in the calcite crust growth layers of seafloor algae, says a new study from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).
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China sends rescuers to Philippines after criticism over aid

China sends rescuers to Philippines after criticism over aid | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Nov 20, 2013 - China was Wednesday sending an emergency response crew to the Philippines nearly two weeks after super typhoon Haiyan wreaked devastation, following staunch criticism over meagre assistance from the world's second...
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China's farmers await revolution in land reform

China's farmers await revolution in land reform | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Gangzhong, China (AFP) Nov 20, 2013 - China's promise to allow 600 million farmers to trade land could enable vast numbers to find a better life, but Lu Jinliang's experience shows the challenges of implementing reform, including entrenched local...
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