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China Plans To Loosen One-Child Policy

China Plans To Loosen One-Child Policy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party says it will loosen its one-child policy and abolish labor camps.
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Is This The End Of 'Too Big To Fail'?

Is This The End Of 'Too Big To Fail'? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service cut the debt ratings for four big bank holding companies, including Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase & Co, citing its increasing confidence that the U.S.
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Exxon Overlooked, Masked Safety Threats in Years Before Pegasus Pipeline Burst | InsideClimate News

Exxon Overlooked, Masked Safety Threats in Years Before Pegasus Pipeline Burst | InsideClimate News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the years leading up to ExxonMobil's Pegasus pipeline rupture in Arkansas, the company delayed a crucial inspection, put off urgent repairs, masked pipeline threats with skewed risk data and overlooked its own evidence that the oil pipeline was...
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Panel Warns of 'Catastrophic' Gap in Weather Satellite Data | Climate Central

Panel Warns of 'Catastrophic' Gap in Weather Satellite Data | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A review panel urged NOAA to immediately begin work on a new weather satellite to fill a likely gap in crucial weather and climate data.
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A week into UN talks, adaptation cash becomes a 'red line' for developing world — The Daily Climate

A week into UN talks, adaptation cash becomes a 'red line' for developing world — The Daily Climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Developing countries say they need money now to help adapt to a changing world. Failure of rich countries to fulfill a promise made in Copenhagen four years ago threatens to seize up efforts to reach a global agreement on emissions.
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Tests underway to determine whether dolphin virus killed whales, too

Tests underway to determine whether dolphin virus killed whales, too | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cetacean morbillivirus turned up in three humpback whales and a pygmy sperm whale that washed ashore.
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2 million oysters in bay begin restoration effort

2 million oysters in bay begin restoration effort | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Two million native oysters have settled on man-made reefs in San Francisco Bay over the past year, marking the first major success in an effort to bring back a species ravaged by human excess, researchers said Thursday.
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Japan Shelves Plan to Slash Emissions, Citing Fukushima

Japan Shelves Plan to Slash Emissions, Citing Fukushima | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo’s decision to no longer adhere to its plan could complicate efforts to forge a global climate change pact.
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House readies vote to thwart ‘fracking’ regs

House readies vote to thwart ‘fracking’ regs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The House will likely vote next week on GOP bills that would block Interior Department regulation of oil and gas “fracking” and set new deadlines for drilling permit approvals.
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Asia rivalries play role in aid to the Philippines

Asia rivalries play role in aid to the Philippines | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Foreign aid for victims of Typhoon Haiyan is shaping up to be a dose of one-upmanship directed at the region's fastest rising power, China.
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Defunct mine gets up Blyvooruitzicht's nose

Defunct mine gets up Blyvooruitzicht's nose | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Blyvooruitzicht's residents have nowhere to turn while choking on dust from a slimes dam that belongs to the stricken gold mine.
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Uneasy neighbors: Proposed oil terminal fuels concern about toxic air in Fruit Valley | Columbian.com

Uneasy neighbors: Proposed oil terminal fuels concern about toxic air in Fruit Valley | Columbian.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The last thing Fruit Valley resident Jacob Garcia needs to worry about is more air pollution.
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Ultrabright LED Emergency Lamp (Rechargeable)

Ultrabright LED Emergency Lamp (Rechargeable) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Preparing for a calamity or go camping? Make an ultrabright emergency light in just minutes! Best part is: it glows a 360° and completely WATERPROOF!. In addition the jar's lid can be detached from...
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Janet Yellen Shames GOP For Austerity, Being Terrible

Janet Yellen Shames GOP For Austerity, Being Terrible | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It looks like Janet Yellen will have no problem tackling one of Ben Bernanke's most important jobs: shaming Congress for ruining the economy.
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The Most Disturbing Part Of The JPMorgan News Is That It's Not Shocking At All

The Most Disturbing Part Of The JPMorgan News Is That It's Not Shocking At All | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
JPMorgan Chase stands accused of essentially funneling funds to Wen Jiabao's only daughter to win business in China, bringing a federal probe.
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Electricity Generated Using Solar Mirrors to Double in 2013 | Climate Central

Electricity Generated Using Solar Mirrors to Double in 2013 | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
U.S. solar thermal energy generating capacity is set to more than double by the end of 2013, with several large solar power plants scheduled to begin operating soon in Arizona and California, the U.S.
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World's poorest face insurance shortfall — The Daily Climate

World's poorest face insurance shortfall — The Daily Climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
People in the Philippines are struggling to rebuild their lives after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Insurance would help – but most don't have any.
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Why Are Children Working in American Tobacco Fields? | The Nation

Why Are Children Working in American Tobacco Fields? | The Nation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

A 2001 study found that one in four tobacco workers suffers from acute nicotine poisoning, or "green tobacco sickness." These hazards have led countries like Russia and Kazakhstan to ban anyone under 18 from harvesting tobacco. But no such prohibition exists in the United States.

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San Francisco Bay: Feds release 50-year, $1.2 billion plan to restore wetlands and wildlife

San Francisco Bay: Feds release 50-year, $1.2 billion plan to restore wetlands and wildlife | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service releases massive road map to restore San Francisco Bay over next half century
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Chevron pipeline explodes, burns in rural Texas

Chevron pipeline explodes, burns in rural Texas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Chevron Corp.pipeline exploded near a tiny Texas town south of Dallas on Thursday, shooting flames high in the air and prompting evacuations from nearby homes and a school district,...
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In Palau, a glancing blow from Typhoon Haiyan prompts a glance toward climate change

In Palau, a glancing blow from Typhoon Haiyan prompts a glance toward climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Before slamming into the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan blew across the northern part of the Pacific island nation of Palau, wreaking havoc and elevating concerns about climate change.
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Canada’s Great Inland Delta: A Precarious Future Looms by Ed Struzik: Yale Environment 360

Canada’s Great Inland Delta: A Precarious Future Looms by Ed Struzik: Yale Environment 360 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Peace-Athabasca Delta, one of the world’s largest freshwater deltas, is facing major change as rising temperatures, a prolonged drought, and water withdrawals for Alberta’s tar sands industry threaten to increasingly dry out this vast expanse...
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Cutting Antibiotics: Denmark Leads Way in Healthier Pig Farming - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Cutting Antibiotics: Denmark Leads Way in Healthier Pig Farming - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Many tons of antibiotics are administered every year to chickens and pigs in Europe, a trend that encourages the rise of drug-resistant microbes. But Denmark has shown how farmers can be made to abandon this policy of dangerous over-medication.
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NunatsiaqOnline 2013-11-14: NEWS: Poisonous chemical cocktails still threaten Arctic bird populations

NunatsiaqOnline 2013-11-14: NEWS: Poisonous chemical cocktails still threaten Arctic bird populations | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

A cocktail of contaminants could threaten to further push the Arctic’s population of glaucous gulls into decline, a Canadian scientist has found.

 

The breeding population of the glaucous gull — which looks like your average seagull — has halved in the Canadian Arctic since the 1980s.

 

Several contaminants, plus other threats that endanger the gull, like global warming and new parasites in the environment, work together to harm the gull, explained Jonathan Verreault, a professor at Université du Québec à Montréal and a Canada research chair in comparative avian toxicology.

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New Report Finds US Ethanol Mandate is Destroying the Environment

the Associated Press have recently finished a report that shows that the US ethanol mandate is actually causing massive damage to the environment, creating a dead zone in the Gulf
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