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The argument for a hypersonic missile testing ban

The argument for a hypersonic missile testing ban | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China and the United States recently conducted development tests of hypersonic missiles, designed to travel many times the speed of sound and reach targets thousands of miles away in an hour or less.
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Obama Tweets the 97 Percent - and Jason Box

Obama Tweets the 97 Percent - and Jason Box | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
  Barack Obama just tweeted the "97 Hours of 97 percent" project. John Cook of Skeptical Science ecstatic. Denio-sphere apoplectic. Salon: While the vast majority of the scientific community a...
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New plan to avoid dumping dredge waste on Great Barrier Reef

New plan to avoid dumping dredge waste on Great Barrier Reef | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia is considering reusing waste dredged from the Great Barrier Reef for land reclamation instead of controversially dumping it at the World Heritage site, but conservationists Tuesday said it was not the solution.
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Personal wellbeing can aid environmental sustainability

Our first-world problems - too strapped to buy the latest iPhone, bored by last year's clothes - are symptomatic of a deeper emotional hunger that's putting the wider world at risk, according to a new book by an academic at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
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British weather set to become more unsettled

British weather set to become more unsettled | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The new research, published today (9 September 2014) in the International Journal of Climatology, shows that weather patterns over the UK have become distinctly more unstable, resulting in contrasting conditions from very mild, wet and stormy to extremely cold and snowy.
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Shift in Arabia sea plankton may threaten fisheries: Growing 'dead zone' could short-circuit food chain

Shift in Arabia sea plankton may threaten fisheries: Growing 'dead zone' could short-circuit food chain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A growing 'dead zone' in the middle of the Arabian Sea has allowed plankton uniquely suited to low-oxygen water to take over the base of the food chain. Their rise to dominance over the last decade could be disastrous for the predator fish that sustain 120 million people living on the sea's edge.
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Everything You Need To Know To Attend The Biggest Climate March In History

Everything You Need To Know To Attend The Biggest Climate March In History | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the march, the summit and over 100 other climate events in September.
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Urgent need to defuse the microplastics time bomb

Urgent need to defuse the microplastics time bomb | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The threat posed by microplastics to the health of the marine environment and to public health is still low on the radar, having so far failed to captivate the public’s attention. Marine scientists have long been talking about the sheer magnitude of this virtually unknown and unheeded threat, but...
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14 Ways Nature Benefits Humans

Why do people care about the environment? Why do organizations like The Nature Conservancy protect land? One reason is because nature helps human health and well-being. Here are 14 things nature do...
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E.U. Plans More Sanctions Against Russia, but Still Won't Touch Natural Gas

E.U. Plans More Sanctions Against Russia, but Still Won't Touch Natural Gas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The new penalties come after a ceasefire was announced on Friday and then effectively broken on Sunday, when pro-Russian separatists attacked the Mariupol airport, killing a civilian. 
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Phoenix Hit With Massive Dust Storm, Followed By Wettest Day Ever Recorded

Phoenix Hit With Massive Dust Storm, Followed By Wettest Day Ever Recorded | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The storm brought more rain than Phoenix typically sees in an entire monsoon season.
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The World Is Falling Behind In Its Goal Of Limiting Warming To 2°C, Report Finds

The World Is Falling Behind In Its Goal Of Limiting Warming To 2°C, Report Finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
So far, progress toward keeping global warming to 2°C has been slow.
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Make diagnostic centres a priority for Ebola crisis

Make diagnostic centres a priority for Ebola crisis | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bottlenecks in testing samples for Ebola leave patients stranded for days in isolation wards and raise fears of seeking treatment, says J. Daniel Kelly.
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Another setback for Canadian met coal mine in Tahltan territory

Another setback for Canadian met coal mine in Tahltan territory | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The government of Canada's British Columbia, has hit the pause button on a high-grade anthracite coal mine proposed by Fortune Minerals Limited in the northwest part of the province.
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An Energy-Related Reason Why US Healthcare Outcomes are Awful

An Energy-Related Reason Why US Healthcare Outcomes are Awful | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Back in January 2013, the US Institute of Medicine published a report called U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health. This poor health outcome for US citizens is in s...
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Southern Ocean's role in climate regulation, ocean health is goal of $21 million project

Southern Ocean's role in climate regulation, ocean health is goal of $21 million project | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Southern Ocean that encircles Antarctica lends a considerable hand in keeping Earth's temperature hospitable by soaking up half of the human-made carbon in the atmosphere and a majority of the planet's excess heat. Yet, the inner workings—and global importance—of this ocean that accounts for ...
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Clean coal key to combating climate change: Rio Tinto

Clean coal key to combating climate change: Rio Tinto | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mining giant Rio Tinto said Tuesday clean coal was key to tackling climate change and that developing the technology was a challenge greater than the first moon landing.
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holly-berkowitz@mchsi.com's curator insight, September 9, 2014 9:26 PM

It's a lie:   Coal cannot become "clean"....Go to the alchemists.

 

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Researchers suggest reforestation around urban areas to reduce ozone levels

Researchers suggest reforestation around urban areas to reduce ozone levels | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A team of research conservationists with members from several universities in the U.S. is suggesting in a paper they've had published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that urban areas could benefit by investing in cost effective reforestation efforts around urban areas ...
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It's time for the EU to end the era of dirty coal power

It's time for the EU to end the era of dirty coal power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
COMMENT: Joss Garman from the IPPR thinktank says European governments should make unabated coal use illegal
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Demand limits to carbon pollution

Demand limits to carbon pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We have a moral obligation to protect our kids and future generations from dangerous carbon pollution. But there are no limits on how much carbon polluters can pump into the air. Help put an end to that insanity - support limits on carbon pollution!
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Climate Change: Key Indicators

Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Visualizes current measurements of carbon dioxide concentration, global surface temperature, Arctic sea ice extent, Antarctic and Greenland land ice extent, and sea level rise.
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IRENA report says global shift to renewable energy urgently required - Clean Technology Business Review

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has revealed that accelerating the implementation of renewable energy technologies is the most feasible route to cut carbon emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change.
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Rand Paul Decides To Pick A Fight With Hillary Clinton Over Climate Change

Rand Paul Decides To Pick A Fight With Hillary Clinton Over Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Kentucky Senator took issue when the former Secretary of State called climate change "the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face."
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Is Narendra Modi a climate sceptic?

Is Narendra Modi a climate sceptic? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Suzanne Goldenberg: India’s prime minister once supported Al Gore and called action on climate change a moral duty, now he tells students ‘climate has not changed, we have changed’
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Philanthropists aid Keeling curve : Nature News Blog

Philanthropists aid Keeling curve : Nature News Blog | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The iconic ‘Keeling curve’, a 56-year record of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, will continue with support from American philanthropists Eric and Wendy Schmidt. A five-year, US$500,000 grant, announced on 3 September, will help ease funding pressure on the greenhouse-gas monitoring effort run by researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. 

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