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San Francisco's big 1906 quake was third of a series on San Andreas Fault

San Francisco's big 1906 quake was third of a series on San Andreas Fault | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Research led by a University of Oregon doctoral student in California's Santa Cruz Mountains has uncovered geologic evidence that supports historical narratives for two earthquakes in the 68 years prior to San Francisco's devastating 1906 disaster.
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Storm with 106-mph gusts hits flooded Britain (Update)

Storm with 106-mph gusts hits flooded Britain (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Britain's weather service says it sees the tentacles of climate change in a spate of storms and floods battering the country, but has stopped short of saying that global warming directly caused the extreme conditions.
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Rangitoto's buried past may reveal future eruption risk

Rangitoto's buried past may reveal future eruption risk | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
University of Auckland scientists are drilling deep into Rangitoto Island to investigate the volcano's active past and provide a better understanding of the future risk to Auckland from eruptions.
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Meeting the eye-witnesses of ocean change

Meeting the eye-witnesses of ocean change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Members of the German research network BIOACID (Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification) are developing a model that links ecosystem changes triggered by ocean acidification and climate change with their economic and societal consequences. Workshops and interviews with stakeholders from the Norwegian ...
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Business Coalition Announces Massive Offensive Against Environmental Protections

Business Coalition Announces Massive Offensive Against Environmental Protections | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the Obama administration begins to take action to rein in the emissions from the dirty energy industry, big business groups all over the country have announced that they aren’t willing to stop polluting without putting up a very serious fight.
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A Big Battle Is Looming Between Rooftop Solar & Utilities

A Big Battle Is Looming Between Rooftop Solar & Utilities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on RenewEconomy.
The Australian solar industry is preparing for what it calls a “David and Goliath” battle against the country’s biggest generators and network operators. The outcome will likely decide the immediate fate of rooftop solar in Australia, and the pace of the so-called “democratisation of energy” – a contest that pitches households and
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Reva Halo EV Sports-Car — Mahindra Unveils Latest Concept

Reva Halo EV Sports-Car — Mahindra Unveils Latest Concept | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mahindra appears to now have a rather different approach to EV design, based on its newest concept, the Reva Halo. Instead of aiming for a practical, perhaps simple-looking appearance, the Reva Halo is a sports car, and appears to be aimed at a certain sort of demographic -- one that is quite different from the
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Cities and Climate Change Response | The Energy Collective

Cities and Climate Change Response | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If large cities want to continue attracting cosmopolitan skilled professionals as well as the companies that employ them, they are going to have to offer an environment that doesn’t actually threaten the health of workers and their children.
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Starved by drought, Australian cattle eat into wheat exports

Starved by drought, Australian cattle eat into wheat exports | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA-CATTLE/WHEAT (PIX, GRAPHIC):Starved by drought, Australian cattle eat into wheat exports
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Ocean Health as a Wicked Problem

Ocean Health as a Wicked Problem | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mobilizing these actors may seem like a daunting, uncomfortable, and perhaps Sisyphean goal. Yet changes in our ocean's health will affect everyone living on this giant blue marble....
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Toxic waste releases never permitted by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Toxic waste releases never permitted by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has never issued a permit for wastewater to be released to the reef from the nickel plant near Townsville, which has been owned by mining entrepreneur Clive Palmer since 2009.
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Caribbean Islands Agree to Swap Diesel Power for Renewable Sources

Caribbean Islands Agree to Swap Diesel Power for Renewable Sources | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Several countries signed a pact to start replacing diesel generators, the most common means of producing electricity on islands, with other sources.
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Shale not a miracle solution for Europe

Shale not a miracle solution for Europe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shale oil and gas have had limited benefits for the US economy and their advantages for Europe will be even slimmer, a French think tank said Wednesday.
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Floods caused lead poisoning in UK cattle

Floods caused lead poisoning in UK cattle | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A case of lead poisoning that killed two young cattle on a West Wales farm was caused by contaminated flood deposits, new research has revealed.
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Study shows US Southwest irrigation system facing decline after four centuries

Study shows US Southwest irrigation system facing decline after four centuries | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Communal irrigation systems known as acequias that have sustained farming villages in the arid southwestern United States for centuries are struggling because of dwindling snowmelt runoff and social and economic factors that favor modernism over tradition, a Dartmouth College study finds.
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The Climate Change in the American Mind Series - Fall 2013 | Center for Climate Change Communication

The Climate Change in the American Mind Series - Fall 2013 | Center for Climate Change Communication | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

In Fall 2013, we conducted our latest national survey on Americans’ climate change and energy beliefs, attitudes, policy support, and behavior.


The first report shows that there has been an increase in the proportion of Americans who believe global warming is not happening (23%, up 7 percentage points since April 2013). The proportion of Americans who say they “don’t know” whether or not global warming is happening has dropped 6 points – from 20% to 14% – since spring of 2013. Finally, a majority of Americans (63%) believe global warming is happening, a number that has been consistent since spring 2013. You can download the report here: Americans' Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in November 2013.


The second report shows that a majority, but fewer Americans (70%, down 14 percentage points since Fall 2012) report that they experienced one or more extreme weather events in the past year. People in the Northeast, Midwest, and South, however, were more likely to report experiencing extreme cold or a snowstorm in 2013 than they did in 2012. Additionally, over half of Americans (56%) say “global warming is affecting weather in the United States.” You can download the report here: Extreme Weather and Climate Change in the American Mind, November 2013.

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Coal Industry Report On Social Cost Of Carbon Relies On Climate Science Denial

Coal Industry Report On Social Cost Of Carbon Relies On Climate Science Denial | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) seems a confusing and confused organisation of major coal miners and burners - even if you only consider its oxymoronic title.
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Car Sharing Decreases Car Sales Profoundly

Car Sharing Decreases Car Sales Profoundly | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on Gas2.


A new report by AlixPartners suggests that for every one car ZipCar adds to its fleet, 32 other new or used vehicle sales are lost. It won’t take long for those numbers to start adding up.

A decade ago, car sharing didn’t even exist, but these days car sharing services like ZipCar are a
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Exciting Times for Shared Solar at the California PUC | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Exciting Times for Shared Solar at the California PUC | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
California is moving closer and closer to a clean energy program that will give renters and others a chance to go solar for the first time. Last year, state
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India and the Environment and Oil - Meet India's New Environment Minister - 'Oily Moily'

India and the Environment and Oil - Meet India's New Environment Minister - 'Oily Moily' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Recently, after the shocking news that India's Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas has been tapped to take over the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), many fear the proverbial wolf has actually been put in charge of the hen house.
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California fracking foes see drought as new weapon in heated battle

California fracking foes see drought as new weapon in heated battle | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A boat paddle is shown on the bottom of the nearly dry Almaden Reservoir near San Jose, California, Jan. 21, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Beauty products with plastic microbeads set to be banned in New York

Beauty products with plastic microbeads set to be banned in New York | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The sale of products that contain the plastic beads, which are added to aid exfoliation, will be prohibited if proposed legislation is passed in Albany.
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The EPA Finally Moves To Oversee Diesel Fuel Use In Fracking Fluids

The EPA Finally Moves To Oversee Diesel Fuel Use In Fracking Fluids | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The use of diesel fuel is one of the few areas where federal gives EPA regulatory authority over fracking, but the agency is only just now flexing its muscles over it.
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‘Megaloads’ Of Tar Sands Equipment Face Legal Challenges In Oregon

‘Megaloads’ Of Tar Sands Equipment Face Legal Challenges In Oregon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Megaloads of tar sands extraction equipment moving through the Northwest to Alberta continue to face determined opposition.
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