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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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90 Percent Of States Added Solar Jobs In 2013, Fueled By Growth In The South

90 Percent Of States Added Solar Jobs In 2013, Fueled By Growth In The South | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Southern states accounted for some of the largest growth in solar jobs in 2013.
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Inequality Is So Bad Even The Super-Rich Are Getting Left Behind

Inequality Is So Bad Even The Super-Rich Are Getting Left Behind | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, 99 percenters, the 1 percent feels your pain: It suffers from inequality, too. An extremely comfortable inequality. But still, inequality.

The incomes of the very, very wealthiest Americans -- the top 0.01 percent -- have explod...
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Fukushima's Legacy: Understanding the Difference Between Nuclear Radiation & Contamination

Fukushima's Legacy: Understanding the Difference Between Nuclear Radiation & Contamination | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Are fish from the Pacific safe to eat? What about the elevated background radiation readings detected in Japan, and recently, in California? Are these harmful levels?
Should we be worried? And i
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We’re Fresh Out of Deserted Islands, So Seasteaders Want To Build Their Own

We’re Fresh Out of Deserted Islands, So Seasteaders Want To Build Their Own | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Floating cities could become a reality if "seasteaders" like George Petrie have their way. The naval architect is director of engineering for the Seasteading Institute, a nonprofit firm founded in 2008 to create floating communities. He says havens far out at sea could redefine human existence. Jon White: What exactly...
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HK democracy should meet people's aspirations: British FM

HK democracy should meet people's aspirations: British FM | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hong Kong, China (AFP) Feb 11, 2014 - British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday said Hong Kong's universal suffrage must meet the aspirations of the people, in remarks likely to anger Beijing.
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Researchers discover 'epic' new Burgess Shale site in Canada

Researchers discover 'epic' new Burgess Shale site in Canada | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Feb 12, 2014 - Yoho National Park's 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale - home to some of the planet's earliest animals, including a very primitive human relative - is one of the world's most important fossil sites
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Tree roots in the mountains 'acted like a thermostat' for millions of years

Tree roots in the mountains 'acted like a thermostat' for millions of years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oxford, UK (SPX) Feb 12, 2014 -
For the first time, scientists have discovered how tree roots in the mountains may play an important role in controlling long-term global temperatures. Researchers from Oxford and Sheffield Universi
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Study finds crocodile tree-climbing and -basking behavior

Study finds crocodile tree-climbing and -basking behavior | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When most people envision crocodiles, they think of them waddling on the ground or wading in water—not climbing trees. However, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study has found that the reptiles can climb trees as far as the crowns.
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Fish living near the equator will not thrive in the warmer oceans of the future

Fish living near the equator will not thrive in the warmer oceans of the future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
According to an international team of researchers, the rapid pace of climate change is threatening the future presence of fish near the equator.
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Demon shrimp threaten British species

Demon shrimp threaten British species | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A species of shrimp, dubbed the 'demon shrimp,' which was previously unknown in British waters, are attacking and eating native shrimp and disrupting the food chain in some of our rivers and lakes. The problem is contributing to the cost of Invasive non-native species (INNS) to the British economy, ...
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Closely-watched GM farm case begins in Australia

Closely-watched GM farm case begins in Australia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An Australian farmer who lost his organic produce licence has taken his neighbour to court over contamination from his genetically modified canola crop in a closely-watched test case.
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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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Olympians to world: Please get serious about climate action, thanks

Olympians to world: Please get serious about climate action, thanks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 100 Olympic athletes have signed a statement calling for a meaningful international climate treaty. Here's hoping world leaders are listening.
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'The 1 Percent Is Being Picked On For Political Reasons'

'The 1 Percent Is Being Picked On For Political Reasons' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Take heart, downtrodden rich people of America: Another famous rich guy has heard your cries of persecution and is joining the small but growing 1st Percent Defense Brigade.

Billionaire bottom-feeder Wilbur Ross on Tuesday declared that "the ...
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Come on Home!: Ecological Agriculture and Sixteen Wonderful Farms that Point the Way

Come on Home!: Ecological Agriculture and Sixteen Wonderful Farms that Point the Way | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This essay uses over a dozen working farms across the country (& a few other countries) to illustrate some of the key principles of the ecologically-based agriculture that will be required in the transition ahead.  …The next steps are up to you, kid.
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The Next Generation Of Pilgrims Want To Start Their Own Countries That Float At Sea

The Next Generation Of Pilgrims Want To Start Their Own Countries That Float At Sea | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Seasteading might be the future of politics.
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British flood victims angry at lack of help

British flood victims angry at lack of help | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Datchet, United Kingdom (AFP) Feb 11, 2014 - The floodwaters are rising in Datchet but there appears to be no one around to help except David Cannon the water-taxi man.
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California Drought

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Huntsville AL (SPX) Feb 12, 2014 -
California is supposed to be the Golden State. Make that golden brown. The entire west coast of the United States is changing color as the deepest drought in more than a century unfolds.

Accor
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Atlanta area braces for ice storm; 4 die in Texas

Atlanta area braces for ice storm; 4 die in Texas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Atlanta area braces for ice storm; 4 die in Texas.

 

The city dodged the first punch of a dangerous winter storm Tuesday, but forecasters warned of a potentially "catastrophic" second blow in a thick layer of ice that threatened to bring hundreds of thousands of power outages and leave people in their cold, dark homes for days.

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Could future spaceships be built with artificial 'bone'?

Could future spaceships be built with artificial 'bone'? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
How do you make a light, low-density material without compromising its strength? It's a conundrum that has plagued engineers and builders looking for tough, durable materials that don't weigh them down.
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Urban bees using plastic to build hives

Urban bees using plastic to build hives | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Once the snow melts, Canada's bee population will be back in business—pollinating, making honey and keeping busy doing bee things. For at least two urban bee species, that means making nests out of plastic waste.
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Hidden crop pest threat to poorer nations revealed

The abundance of crop pests in developing countries may be greatly underestimated, posing a significant threat to some of the world's most important food producing nations, according to research led by the University of Exeter.
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