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Iron Maiden singer will fly around the world in a giant hybrid airship

Iron Maiden singer will fly around the world in a giant hybrid airship | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Iron Maiden singer, pilot, and hero Bruce Dickinson will circumnavigate the globe in the biggest thing that's ever flown -- a huge hybrid balloon.
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Drought-plagued California tries to drink the ocean (hold the salt)

Drought-plagued California tries to drink the ocean (hold the salt) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Un-salted seawater might be one cure for California's water woes, and 17 new desalination projects are banking on it.
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SB'14 San Diego | Sustainable Brands

SB'14 San Diego | Sustainable Brands | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The brand leaders of the future will be sustainable brands that successfully deliver net positive value to society. Doing less bad is not enough in tomorrow's economy. It's time to re-imagine and redesign our brands, business and society for a healthy, regenerative future. Design your path to success at San Diego, CA, June 2-5, 2014.
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As Full Disclosure Nears, Doctors’ Pay for Drug Talks Plummets

As Full Disclosure Nears, Doctors’ Pay for Drug Talks Plummets | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As transparency increases and blockbuster drugs lose patent protection, drug companies have dramatically scaled back payments to doctors for promotional talks. This fall, all drug and medical device companies will be required to report payments to doctors.
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Using stolen computer processing cycles to mine Bitcoin

Using stolen computer processing cycles to mine Bitcoin | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
San Diego CA (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
A team of computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has taken an unprecedented, in-depth look at how malware operators use the computers they infect to mine Bitcoin, a virtual
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Experts warn against nanosilver

Experts warn against nanosilver | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Odense, Denmark (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
Endocrine disrupters are not the only worrying chemicals that ordinary consumers are exposed to in everyday life. Also nanoparticles of silver, found in e.g. dietary supplements, cosmetics and food
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Reforms slow in Bangladesh's toxic tanneries

Reforms slow in Bangladesh's toxic tanneries | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dhaka (AFP) March 02, 2014 - Standing knee deep in toxic chemicals, Mokter Hossain loads animal hides into huge drums filled with still more dangerous liquids at a tannery in the Bangladesh capital.
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Ancient beasts roam Spain's wilderness

Ancient beasts roam Spain's wilderness | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Campanarios De Azaba, Spain (AFP) March 02, 2014 - In an oak wood spanning the border of Spain and Portugal, an ancient sight unfolds: wild horses, not saddled or shoed, but roaming free as they did centuries ago.
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China detains former security chief's brother

China detains former security chief's brother | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) March 03, 2014 - A brother of China's former internal security chief Zhou Yongkang has been detained by investigators, state-controlled media reported Monday, after a government spokesman declined to deny the retired political heavyweight was under investigation.
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Decline of Bronze Age 'megacities' linked to climate change

Decline of Bronze Age 'megacities' linked to climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have demonstrated that an abrupt weakening of the summer monsoon affected northwest India 4,100 years ago. The resulting drought coincided with the beginn
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Need a water filter? Peel a tree branch

Need a water filter? Peel a tree branch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
If you've run out of drinking water during a lakeside camping trip, there's a simple solution: Break off a branch from the nearest pine tree, peel away the bark, and slowly pour lake water through t
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The Energy Challenge - Efficiency, Not Just Alternatives, Is Promoted as an Energy Saver - NYTimes.com

The Energy Challenge - Efficiency, Not Just Alternatives, Is Promoted as an Energy Saver - NYTimes.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Even supporters of alternative energy agree that the easiest way to cut carbon emissions and air pollution is to focus more on efficiency.
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Camera lowered into deep ocean trench finds unexpected creatures

Camera lowered into deep ocean trench finds unexpected creatures | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists have taken their first look into the previously unexplored New Hebrides deep-sea trench in the Pacific Ocean. At the bottom of the trench — a depth of more than 23,000 feet (7,000...
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It only takes otters 25 years to recover from an oil spill

It only takes otters 25 years to recover from an oil spill | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This means marine life could fully recover from the BP oil spill in ... let’s see ... 2035!
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Everything that's wrong with the suburbs, in one image

Everything that's wrong with the suburbs, in one image | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
But the point of these maps isn’t -- believe it or not -- to give city-dwellers one more reason to gloat.
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Cabin fever: Are tiny houses the new American dream?

Cabin fever: Are tiny houses the new American dream? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tiny houses have seemingly taken over the landscape of aspirational real estate, and not just for the green-minded. What's the appeal?
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A cavity that you want

A cavity that you want | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Buffalo NY (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
Associated with unhappy visits to the dentist, cavity means something else in the branch of physics known as optics.

Put simply, an optical cavity is an arrangement of mirrors that allows be
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MSU advances algae's viability as a biofuel

MSU advances algae's viability as a biofuel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
East Lansing, MI (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
Lab success doesn't always translate to real-world success. A team of Michigan State University scientists, however, has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biof
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Taming hurricanes

Taming hurricanes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Newark DE (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
Wind turbines placed in the ocean to generate electricity may have another major benefit: weakening hurricanes before the storms make landfall. New research by the University of Delaware and Stanfor
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Cambodia's floating villages face uncertain future

Cambodia's floating villages face uncertain future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chhnork Trou, Cambodia (AFP) Feb 28, 2014 - Cambodia's floating villages have adapted to the ebb and flow of Southeast Asia's largest lake for generations, but modernisation and a scarcity of fish are now threatening their traditional way of life.
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30,000-year-old virus from permafrost is reborn

30,000-year-old virus from permafrost is reborn | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) March 03, 2014 - French scientists said Monday they had revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years.
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Climate change causes high, but predictable, extinction risks

Climate change causes high, but predictable, extinction risks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
Judging the effects of climate change on extinction may be easier than previously thought, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Although widely used asses
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Climate Engineering: minor potential, major side effects

Climate Engineering: minor potential, major side effects | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Mar 04, 2014 -
With global greenhouse gas emissions continuing to increase proposals to limit the effects of climate change through the large-scale manipulation of the Earth system are increasingly being discussed
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Rain in California Brings Relief, and New Problems

Rain in California Brings Relief, and New Problems | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The downpours, as welcome as they were, will not rescue the state from its historically bad drought, officials said.
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How to Grow Seed Potatoes {Start to Finish}

How to Grow Seed Potatoes {Start to Finish} | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Yesterday the Girl and I planted 2 bags of seed potatoes in the backyard garden. I'm not sure how many spuds we are going to plant this year, but let me tell you Bob I am excited! The Handsome Husband is Irish, and potatoes are pretty much the only thing...
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