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Online sites shake up hidebound retailing in India

Online sites shake up hidebound retailing in India | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Finding a way into India's vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pouring billions of dollars into e-commerce ventures that are circumventing the barriers holding back retail powers such as Wal-Mart and Ikea.
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Spain's Canary Islands fume over oil exploration

Spain's Canary Islands fume over oil exploration | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Spain's government sparked an outcry Thursday by giving oil group Repsol the all-clear to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the tourism-dependent Canary Islands.
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Rising CO2 levels will intensify algal blooms across the globe

Rising CO2 levels will intensify algal blooms across the globe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere will stimulate harmful algal blooms at a global level. This warning is issued by scientists Jolanda Verspagen and Jef Huisman of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on the basis of new mathematical models, laboratory experiments and field research. ...
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Watching the winds where sea meets sky

Watching the winds where sea meets sky | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The ocean covers 71 percent of Earth's surface and affects weather over the entire globe. Hurricanes and storms that begin far out over the ocean affect people on land and interfere with shipping at sea. And the ocean stores carbon and heat, which are transported from the ocean to the air and back, ...
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Human contribution to glacier mass loss on the increase

Human contribution to glacier mass loss on the increase | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By combining climate and glacier models, scientists headed by Ben Marzeion from the University of Innsbruck have found unambiguous evidence for anthropogenic glacier mass loss in recent decades. In a paper published in Science, the researchers report that about one quarter of the global glacier mass ...
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Energy and the Economy - Twelve Basic Principles

Energy and the Economy - Twelve Basic Principles | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There is a standard view of energy and the economy that can briefly be summarized as follows: Economic growth can continue forever; we will learn to use less energy supplies; energy prices will ris...
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People-Oriented Cities: Smarter Driving, Smarter Cities | World Resources Institute

People-Oriented Cities: Smarter Driving, Smarter Cities | World Resources Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The “People-oriented Cities” series—exclusive to TheCityFix and Insights—is an exploration of how cities can grow to become more sustainable and livable through transit-oriented development (TOD). The nine-part series will address different urban design techniques and trends that reorient cities around people rather than cars.
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How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen

How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Environmentalists warn us that apocalypse awaits. Economists tell us that minimal fixes will get us through. Here's how we can move beyond the impasse. 
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Tesla Trumps Toyota Part II: The Big Problem With Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Tesla Trumps Toyota Part II: The Big Problem With Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Why would anyone buy a hydrogen car anytime soon?
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Environment minister Greg Hunt admits Great Barrier Reef is in trouble

Environment minister Greg Hunt admits Great Barrier Reef is in trouble | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia’s environment minister says the reef’s health has ‘some real negatives’ following the release of a new report
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Tomgram: Matthew Harwood, One Nation Under SWAT | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Matthew Harwood, One Nation Under SWAT | TomDispatch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Welcome to a new era of American policing, where cops increasingly see themselves as soldiers occupying enemy territory, often with the help of Uncle Sam’s armory, and where even nonviolent crimes are met with overwhelming force and brutality.

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Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop - US News

Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop - US News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation, but are also drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake.
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"Make do and mend"- Posters from World War 1 can inspire today

"Make do and mend"- Posters from World War 1 can inspire today | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The serious fighting of WW1 started 100 years ago. We look back at the posters urging conservation from that war.
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Robo-cook: Android restaurant boots up in China

Robo-cook: Android restaurant boots up in China | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It's more teatime than Terminator—a restaurant in China is electrifying customers by using more than a dozen robots to cook and deliver food.
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A dam at gibraltar to control the level of the sea

A dam at gibraltar to control the level of the sea | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For his master's work, a student in hydraulic engineering has conceived of a dam in the Strait of Gibraltar to contain rising waters in the Mediterranean. This work of art worthy of Pharoah would allow boats and marine wildlife to pass while maintaining a constant sea level.
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Biological effects of Fukushima radiation on plants, insects, and animals

Biological effects of Fukushima radiation on plants, insects, and animals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown, biological samples were obtained only after extensive delays, limiting the information that could be gained about the impacts of that historic disaster. Determined not to repeat the shortcomings of the Chernobyl studies, scientists began gathering ...
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Forest fires in Spain have evolved with the climate since 1968

Forest fires in Spain have evolved with the climate since 1968 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A group from the University of Alcalá (Spain) has defined the landscape of forest fires on a nationwide scale over the course of 42 years. The research has found that the abandonment of agricultural land and higher temperatures have contributed to intensifying the fires.
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Geologists warn of mega quake for north Chile

Geologists warn of mega quake for north Chile | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
North Chile is at risk of a mega earthquake after a tremor in April released only some of the tension building along a high-risk fault zone since 1877, researchers said Wednesday.
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5 Key Threats to California From Climate Change

5 Key Threats to California From Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
California is threatened by drought, wildfires, smog, diseases, storms, and loss of native fish.
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After the Taliban: taking solar energy to remote parts of Afghanistan

After the Taliban: taking solar energy to remote parts of Afghanistan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Hazara people have long been repressed and deprived of services. Could a solar power plant offer a glimmer of hope? Karl Mathiesen finds out
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Indian universities ordered to cut length of science courses : Nature News Blog

Indian universities ordered to cut length of science courses : Nature News Blog | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Thousands of students and staff at some of India’s leading universities, including the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, have been left in turmoil after the institutions were ordered to cut the length of their undergraduate science courses to fall in line with national policy.

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Another Reason to Save Sea Otters: They’re Helping Fight Climate Change

Another Reason to Save Sea Otters: They’re Helping Fight Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The imperiled marine mammals preserve kelp forests, which absorb carbon from the atmosphere.
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Highway patrol to take over security in Ferguson

Highway patrol to take over security in Ferguson | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The president spoke after four nights of clashes over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
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Nigeria's Lagos now has 10 Ebola cases: health minister

Nigeria's Lagos now has 10 Ebola cases: health minister | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos has 10 confirmed cases of Ebola, up from seven at the last count, and two patients have died, including the Liberian who brought the virus in, the health
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Student Debt Threatens the Safety Net for Elderly Americans

Student Debt Threatens the Safety Net for Elderly Americans | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Student debt is growing fastest among the elderly, whose wages and Social Security payments are being garnished by the federal government
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