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Green Capitalism: The God That Failed

Green Capitalism: The God That Failed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
No amount of ''green'' capitalism will ensure the profound changes we must make to prevent the catastrophic impacts of global warming.
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60 Minutes Cleantech Crash and Real Policy | The Energy Collective

60 Minutes Cleantech Crash and Real Policy | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Part of me doesn’t want to waste anymore digital ink on the CBS 60 Minutes CleanTech Crash segment. It stirs the pot of energy and climate commentators and causes a mini firestorm.
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Elon Musk Talk At Stanford (VIDEO)

Elon Musk Talk At Stanford (VIDEO) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I don't think we've shared this before. Thanks to a couple of readers for passing it along (in response to my post about Tesla trying to sell SEXY), you can now watch it here: http://youtu.be/MBItc_QAUUM Keep up with the hottest Tesla and EV news...
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California Doubles Solar Capacity in Just One Year

California Doubles Solar Capacity in Just One Year | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In 2013 California doubled rooftop solar capacity to 2,000 MW from 1,000 MW that was accrued over a 30 year period.
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China and Nuclear Industry Development | The Energy Collective

China and Nuclear Industry Development | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The best way for American companies to successfully capture a substantial portion of the world energy market using emission-free nuclear energy technology is to focus on our own strengths and weaknesses.
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Battery development may extend range of electric cars

Battery development may extend range of electric cars | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Electric cars could travel farther on a single charge and more renewable energy could be saved for a rainy day if lithium-sulfur batteries can last longer.
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Building a structure for efficiency

Building a structure for efficiency | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, working with partners at the China Academy of Building Research (CABR), analyzed current and future building energy use in rural China and developed an assessment of the issues and options for...
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'Superlens' extends range of wireless power transfer

'Superlens' extends range of wireless power transfer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Inventor Nikola Tesla imagined the technology to transmit energy through thin air almost a century ago, but experimental attempts at the feat have so far resulted in cumbersome devices that only work over very small distances.
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Report: Global warming on sea level in Los Angeles will worsen coastal flooding

Report: Global warming on sea level in Los Angeles will worsen coastal flooding | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —The effect of global warming on sea level in Los Angeles will worsen coastal flooding and erosion as major storms produce higher tides, according to a new study by the USC Sea Grant, housed at USC Dornsife's Wrigley Institute for...
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2013 Was a Banner Year for the Upward Redistribution of America's Wealth | The Poverty Line, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

2013 Was a Banner Year for the Upward Redistribution of America's Wealth | The Poverty Line, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
America has been redistributing upward for some time – after all, “trickle-down” economics turned out to be trickle up — but we outdid ourselves in 2013.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 9, 2014 1:57 AM

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The stock market ended 2013 at an all-time high — giving stockholders their biggest annual gain in almost two decades. Most Americans didn’t share in those gains, however, because most people haven’t been able to save enough to invest in the stock market. More than two-thirds of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck.

 
Coffee Party USA's curator insight, January 9, 2014 1:59 AM

The stock market ended 2013 at an all-time high — giving stockholders their biggest annual gain in almost two decades. Most Americans didn’t share in those gains, however, because most people haven’t been able to save enough to invest in the stock market. More than two-thirds of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck.

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Les 10 industries les plus polluantes au monde

Les 10 industries les plus polluantes au monde | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
L’institut Blacksmith a récemment réalisé une enquête poussée sur la toxicité des différentes industries à travers le monde. Cet institut a donc étudié l’impact sanitaire des industries dans 49 pays.

Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter, Frédéric Liégeois, Flo @ddline2020 ✏
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Flo @ddline2020 ✏ 's curator insight, January 10, 2014 5:30 AM

Les industries les plus polluantes et toxiques sont :

Recyclage des batteries au plombProduction de plombMinesTanneriesDécharges industrielles et / ou municipalesSites industrielsOrpaillage artisanalManufacturesPétrochimieTeintureries
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Bridgestone Plant Receives First-Ever Zero Waste To Landfill Validation

Bridgestone Plant Receives First-Ever Zero Waste To Landfill Validation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Bridgestone Americas’ Wilson, NC passenger and light truck tire manufacturing plant has achieved Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) landfill waste diversion claim validation for zero waste to landfill.


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Oh, Canada!

Oh, Canada! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

In the eyes of a first-grader, Canada was a land of vast forests, deep snow, and crisp Macintosh apples. I knew that the nation that put a maple leaf on its flag wasn’t simply one big national park, but for many years afterward, Canada seemed to be a great green land where large carnivores still roamed, and key environmental protections remained intact.


In recent years, however, Canada’s conservative leaders—who are not so when it comes to conserving natural resources—have systematically trashed those protections. My Canadian friends tell me that many of their countrymen don’t even discuss climate change; it is considered unpatriotic to do so, now that Canada has hitched its economic sled to oil.


Oh, Canada. What happened to you, eh? 

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If You're Waiting For An "Economic Collapse", Just Look At What Is Happening To Europe | Zero Hedge

If you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the "economic collapse", just open up your eyes and look at what is happening in Europe.  The entire continent is a giant economic mess right now.  Unemployment and poverty levels are setting record...
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Only 1 Out Of 9,136 Recent Peer-Reviewed Authors Rejects Global Warming

Only 1 Out Of 9,136 Recent Peer-Reviewed Authors Rejects Global Warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Just as a simple reminder that this shit is real, and we need to tackle it by quickly installing clean energy, switching from gasmobiles to electric vehicles, building more mass transit (and using it more), and bicycling more (among other things):...
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Renewable Energy Increased Slowly in France in 2013 | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Renewable Energy Increased Slowly in France in 2013 | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

According to recent data from the French Ministry on Environment, both solar energy and wind power pursue their progression, albeit more slowly than in the past.

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China Approves Major Increase in Huge Coal Mining Projects | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

China Approves Major Increase in Huge Coal Mining Projects | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In 2013, the Chinese government approved 15 large coal mining projects that will produce more than 100 million new tons of coal a year.
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Shale gas, peak oil and our future

Shale gas, peak oil and our future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
De Wereld Morgen asks Richard Heinberg about the prospects for fracking in Europe.
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Forced abortions highlight abuses in China policy

Forced abortions highlight abuses in China policy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When her mind is clear, Gong Qifeng can recall how she begged for mercy. Several people pinned her head, arms, knees and ankles to a hospital bed before driving a syringe of labor-inducing drugs into her stomach.
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Tech giants battle for control of the car

Tech giants battle for control of the car | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

As the car becomes a connected Internet device, the titans of the tech sector are battling for control of the wheel.

 

The war is shaping up a lot like the computer sector, with Google, Apple and Microsoft and others fighting to be in control of the vehicle's "operating system" to deliver apps, navigation and other services.


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Research trio offer new explanation for breakup of Larsen B Ice Shelf

Research trio offer new explanation for breakup of Larsen B Ice Shelf | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A trio of researchers (two from the University of Chicago, the other from Princeton) has proposed a new theory to explain the sudden breakup of the Larsen B Ice Shelf in 2002.
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United States Carbon Emissions: An Interactive Heat Map & New Research

United States Carbon Emissions: An Interactive Heat Map & New Research | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

When it comes to carbon emissions, don’t blame big cities -- blame the suburbs, says a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. The study, released Monday, found that population-dense cities contribute less greenhouse-gas emissions per person than other areas of the United States. However, these cities’ suburbs are so damaging to the environment that they effectively wipe out any climate benefits. The study will be published in science journal Environmental Science & Technology.

 

Using dozens of variables, researchers found that greenhouse-gas emissions -- largely from cars, trucks and other vehicles -- in the suburbs account for about 50 percent of all household emissions in the nation, even though less than 50 percent of the population lives in these areas.


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Restore large carnivores to save struggling ecosystems

Restore large carnivores to save struggling ecosystems | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We are losing our large carnivores.In ecosystems around the world, the decline of large predators such as lions, bears, dingoes, wolves, and otters is changing landscapes, from the tropics to the Arctic…...

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Ecorium of the National Ecological Institute

Ecorium of the National Ecological Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Ecorium of the National Ecological Institute in Seocheon-gun, South Korea stretches for 33,090 square meters.  The design by SAMOO Architects and Engineers…

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Illinois “Nightmare Bacteria” Outbreak Raises Alarms – Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria - FRONTLINE

Illinois “Nightmare Bacteria” Outbreak Raises Alarms – Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria - FRONTLINE | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The largest outbreak on record of one so-called "nightmare bacteria" in Illinois is fueling alarm among public health officials about the spread of potentially lethal drug-resistant infections.
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