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Watch: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight

Watch: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Everyone knows about the military-industrial complex, which, in his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned had the potential to "endanger our liberties or democratic process" but have you heard of the "Deep State?"...
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Chinese man becomes first to sue government over severe smog

Chinese man becomes first to sue government over severe smog | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BEIJING (Reuters) - A man in a smog-ridden northern city has become the first person in China to sue the government for failing to curb air pollution, a state-run newspaper reported on Tuesday.China's
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U.S. GMO crops show mix of benefits, concerns - USDA report

Feb 24 (Reuters) - After more than 15 years of usinggenetically modified crops, U.S. farmers are continuing to seean array of benefits, but the impacts on the environmental andon food production are mixed, and high farmer use of a popular herbicide on GMO crops is a cause for ongoing concern, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Private solar farm blazes clean energy trail in Mexico

Private solar farm blazes clean energy trail in Mexico | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the Mexican city of La Paz, Latin America's biggest solar power plant is poised to gradually replace Baja California Sur state's outdated dirty power capacity, selling clean electricity to the grid
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TRANSPORTATION: Electric bike companies peddle a change for your daily commute

TRANSPORTATION: Electric bike companies peddle a change for your daily commute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A suite of electric bicycles are rolling into U.S. markets this year, giving urban commuters a way to avoid gridlock without ever breaking a sweat.
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Canada’s whale whisperer: Scientist will keep telling tales of his ocean “colleagues” — Environmental Health News

Canada’s whale whisperer: Scientist will keep telling tales of his ocean “colleagues” — Environmental Health News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Scientist Peter Ross has dedicated his life to understanding ocean inhabitants, or as he calls them, his “colleagues.” As one of the world’s leading ecotoxicologists, Ross examined how ocean pollution harms some of the world’s most compelling creatures, including killer whales, beluga whales, harbor seals and sea otters. Ross lost his job last year after Canada's Harper administration axed contaminants research at the Institute of Ocean Sciences, along with many other science projects nationwide. Last week the Vancouver Aquarium announced that Ross will be the founding director and chief scientist of the aquarium’s new Ocean Pollution Science Program. He spoke to Environmental Health News about his new position and getting back to work in the sea.

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Japan to lift part of Fukushima evacuation order: official

Japan to lift part of Fukushima evacuation order: official | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 24, 2014 - Japan will lift an exclusion order on an area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, allowing some residents to return to live for the first time since the disaster, officials said Monday.
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HSBC Canada's fourfold spike in bad loan provisions raises red flag for banking sector

HSBC Canada's fourfold spike in bad loan provisions raises red flag for banking sector | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Analyst warns the unexpected surge could weigh on Canada's Big Six banks which report earnings this week
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Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Permaculture is literally permanent culture. It started out literally as permanent agriculture, but it is now being applied to other areas besides agriculture. Bill Mollison wrote,
"Permaculture
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Norway plays down conflict risk in the Arctic

Norway plays down conflict risk in the Arctic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oslo (AFP) Feb 24, 2014 - Norway's intelligence service played down the risks of conflict in the Arctic Monday, arguing that reports of a scramble for the region's oil and gas were more myth than reality.
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Indonesian elephants found dead, poisoning suspected

Indonesian elephants found dead, poisoning suspected | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jakarta (AFP) Feb 24, 2014 - Seven Sumatran elephants have been found dead in western Indonesia and it is thought they were poisoned, a wildlife official said Monday, just the latest deaths of the critically-endangered animals.
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Genetic discovery to keep crops disease-free

Genetic discovery to keep crops disease-free | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Perth, Australia (SPX) Feb 25, 2014 -
Curtin University researchers have found a way to breed disease-resistant wheat with no downside, potentially bringing multi-million dollar savings to Australia's agricultural industry. According to
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Another Billionaire Warns Of Creeping Nazi Menace

Another Billionaire Warns Of Creeping Nazi Menace | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Thank goodness for America's vigilant wealthy people, for how else would we know that the country has been taken over by Nazis?

Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder and former president of Facebook, is the latest tech mogul to identify the creeping...
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Fukushima radiation could reach Pacific coast by April

Fukushima radiation could reach Pacific coast by April | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ken Buesseler, a chemical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, Mass., reported that four coastal monitoring sites in California and Washington have detected no traces of radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant destruction - "not yet," he said during a telephone press briefing. Buesseler said no federal or international agencies are monitoring ocean waters from Fukushima on this side of the Pacific, so he has organized volunteer monitors at 16 sites along the California and Washington coasts and two in Hawaii to collect seawater in 20-liter specialized plastic containers and ship them by UPS to his Woods Hole laboratory. According to a widely accepted model of the oceans' circulation patterns, traces of the plume of radioactive seawater from Fukushima should be detectable along the Pacific coast in April.
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Woes of Megacity Driving Signal Dawn of ‘Peak Car’ Era

Woes of Megacity Driving Signal Dawn of ‘Peak Car’ Era | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world that Henry Ford put on wheels is poised for a stall.
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USDA Spending $3M to Feed Honeybees in Midwest | TIME.com

USDA Spending $3M to Feed Honeybees in Midwest | TIME.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(MILWAUKEE) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend millions of dollars to help farmers and ranchers improve pastures in five Midwestern states to provide food for the nation's struggling honeybees under a program to be announced Tuesday.
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Vietnam Veterans Still Looking for Answers on Agent Orange

Vietnam Veterans Still Looking for Answers on Agent Orange | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

At town-hall meetings around the country, Vietnam-era veterans are gathering to learn about the possible consequences of wartime exposure to Agent Orange on their children.

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Work starts to keep toxic gas out of Elmwood Park : Lifestyles

Work starts to keep toxic gas out of Elmwood Park : Lifestyles | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
EPA has tightened rules for exposure to TCE so residents are getting removal systems installed in their basements.
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Cyber thieves blamed for Bitcoin heist: researchers

Cyber thieves blamed for Bitcoin heist: researchers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Feb 24, 2014 - A gang of cyber criminals using an army of infected computers made off with at least $220,000 worth of Bitcoins and other virtual currencies, security researchers said Monday.
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Understanding the politics of Chinese smog

Understanding the politics of Chinese smog | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The pollution currently blanketing northern China is an extraordinary and unnatural phenomenon.

 

The air quality is so bad it's comparable to living near a forest fire. The scale of the consequences to human health are only beginning to be understood. Air pollution is thought to cut life expectancy in northern China by five years compared to the south of the country.

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Russia transfers anti-Olympics activist to penal colony: group

Russia transfers anti-Olympics activist to penal colony: group | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Sochi, Russia (AFP) Feb 24, 2014 - Russian authorities have transferred a leading critic of the environmental cost of the Sochi Olympics to a penal colony after ordering him to serve a three-year prison term, his group said Monday.

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Salt Stratification Determines the Fate of Fish Stocks in the Baltic Sea

Salt Stratification Determines the Fate of Fish Stocks in the Baltic Sea | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Feb 25, 2014 -
In the Baltic Sea, two cod stocks evolve independently. Also the juveniles of two economically important flatfish species, flounder and plaice, live there within limited space. This is possible due
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