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The Japanese Are Developing Greener Sailboats

The Japanese Are Developing Greener Sailboats | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The government of Japan is working with a consortium of maritime shipping companies and the University Of Tokyo to develop more energy-efficient sailboats. This might be a response to increased emissions standards slated for 2015 by the...
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Cargo Trike That Rides Like A Normal Bike, & Has A Front Door (VIDEO)

Cargo Trike That Rides Like A Normal Bike, & Has A Front Door (VIDEO) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on Planetsave.
Cargo bikes and trikes are just starting to catch on in North America, after a long history in Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany. And now might be a great time to jump in and get one.
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Top LED & CFL Cities In US (Map)

Top LED & CFL Cities In US (Map) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

This is pretty cool. A representative of The Home Depot recently sent along this map. As she wrote in the email to me: “The Home Depot combined its U.S. store sales numbers with 2010 Census data for a per capita look at which areas of the country are the top adopters ofLED and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs – offering a behind-the-scenes look at energy-efficient bulb adoption.” (Note: if you can’t read the note in the bottom-left corner, it notes that the markets included in the study had a minimum population of 100,000.)

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Global warming could upset Antarctic food chain

Global warming could upset Antarctic food chain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Resting near the bottom of the foodchain, Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) underpin much of the Southern Ocean's ecosystem. But in a rapidly warming world, these hugely-abundant crustaceans could see their habitat shrink considerably.
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s.a.g.a.: Renewable Energy Made up 100% of New Power in the United States

s.a.g.a.: Renewable Energy Made up 100% of New Power in the United States | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

According to numbers from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), all new power that was added in the United States in November came from renewable energy sources.

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Anger Greets State Officials in Quake-Prone Texas Town

Anger Greets State Officials in Quake-Prone Texas Town | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Azle, Texas - "I've got a crack in my hallway," chuckled Marion LeBert as he stood in the parking lot of Azle High School.

"Oh my! We have sink holes in our yard. And they've gotten bigger since these earthquakes," commiserated Tracy Napier.
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EPA moves to regulate new wood stoves

EPA moves to regulate new wood stoves | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beginning in 2013, new wood-fired heaters will be required to burn 80 percent more cleanly.
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General Mills drops GMOs from Cheerios

General Mills drops GMOs from Cheerios | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

General Mills Inc. said it is no longer using genetically engineered ingredients to make its signature cereal.

 

The switch comes after a nearly yearlong campaign by a consumer activist group to pressure General Mills to drop genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs, from the popular breakfast staple.

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BP wins first Greenland drilling concession despite chequered record

BP wins first Greenland drilling concession despite chequered record | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenpeace says decision to open country's pristine waters to company responsible for Deepwater Horizon spill beggars belief
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, January 5, 4:46 AM

As I have said before, 'There can be NO Errors'  within this Fragile environment.  The 'greedy wants and haves' destroy our Planet And Now is the TIME to STOP them from eXploiting.

 

More: 5.1.14 ~ http://ravens-tree.com/2014/01/05/unbelievable-greenland-allows-bp-to-drill-for-oil-and-gas-more-interference-of-our-oceans-and-its-wildlife/

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CALIFORNIA: Central Valley sinks as parched farms wring water from aquifers

CALIFORNIA: Central Valley sinks as parched farms wring water from aquifers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
FIREBAUGH, Calif. -- A large swath of Central Valley is sinking as farms pump groundwater in the face of searing drought, sparking a scramble for solutions as long-range forecasts show no end to dry conditions.
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Silence of the Labs - the fifth estate

Silence of the Labs - the fifth estate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

In the past few years, the federal government has cut funding to hundreds of renowned research institutes and programs. Ottawa has dismissed more than 2,000 federal scientists and researchers and has drastically cut or ended programs that monitored smoke stack emissions, food inspections, oil spills, water quality and climate change.

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Hockey sticks to huge methane burps: Five papers that shaped climate science in 2013

Hockey sticks to huge methane burps: Five papers that shaped climate science in 2013 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This is a re-post from The Carbon Brief by Roz Pidcock
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Cycling Gloves With LED Turn Signals (VIDEO)

Cycling Gloves With LED Turn Signals (VIDEO) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More visibility for bicyclists is generally good. Cars are required to have working front & rear lights as well as turn signals.
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Americans Drive Twice As Much As Brits, & Bike 25 Times Less Than The Dutch

Americans Drive Twice As Much As Brits, & Bike 25 Times Less Than The Dutch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lindsay Wilson of Shrink That Footprint just published a pretty awesome little infographic on some interest transportation statistics. Needless to say, the US compares rather depressingly to other countries in this arena.
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13 Electric Vehicles Coming To Market In 2014

13 Electric Vehicles Coming To Market In 2014 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on EV Obsession.
Unfortunately, playing catch-up over the holidays kicked an article idea out of my head. Fortunately, an article on GM-Volt kicked it back in.
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Have we been dramatically underestimating elephant intelligence?

Have we been dramatically underestimating elephant intelligence? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We've long known that elephants are intelligent animals, who remember migration routes for decades and appear to mourn their dead.
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Man-Made Flood Could Help Revive Colorado River Wetlands

Man-Made Flood Could Help Revive Colorado River Wetlands | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers and officials will send a pulse of water down the Colorado River, one of the most dammed and diverted waterways in the world, to see if the influx rejuvenates the wetlands and estuary at the river's terminus.
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An astonishing, dangerous cold snap is about to descend on the U.S.

An astonishing, dangerous cold snap is about to descend on the U.S. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Some of the coldest air in years, if not decades, is poised to pour into the U.S., with mind-boggling low temperatures.
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To Conserve Water, China Raises Prices for Top Users

To Conserve Water, China Raises Prices for Top Users | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China will roll out wide-reaching reforms in how it prices water by the end of next year, the government said Friday, charging higher prices for the heaviest urban consumers to conserve diminishing resources.
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TRANSMISSION: In New England, governors team up to tackle region's infrastructure deficit

New England's governors have set an ambitious course to fast-track the construction of hundreds of miles of new transmission lines and pipelines to help bring down the cost of electricity and natural gas in the region, where consumers are...
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Electricity use drops as UK passes 'peak light bulb' - January 2014 - New Scientist

Electricity use drops as UK passes 'peak light bulb' - January 2014 - New Scientist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Low-energy light bulbs are cutting peak electricity demand in the UK, helping to keep the juice flowing even as old power stations are mothballed
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Climate change brings a new wrinkle to life on Palau's islands: Fear of the sea

Climate change brings a new wrinkle to life on Palau's islands: Fear of the sea | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As climate change brings more flooding and more frequent tropical storms, Palauans' ancient relationship to the sea is starting to change.
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Searing heat Down Under, whiteout in North America

Searing heat Down Under, whiteout in North America | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A HEATWAVE is baking central and northern Australia, piling more misery on drought-hit cattle farmers who have been slaughtering livestock as the continent sweltered through the hottest year on record in 2013.
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Solar Power Craze on Wall St. Propels Start-Up

Solar Power Craze on Wall St. Propels Start-Up | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The rise of SolarCity, a provider of rooftop solar systems, is either a sign that solar power is finally having its day or that yet another mania has gripped the markets.
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