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Pollution risks of megacity 'street canyons' examined in unique new research

Pollution risks of megacity 'street canyons' examined in unique new research | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
People living in Hong Kong's towering skyscrapers may be away from the hustle and bustle of its notorious traffic-snarled streets but the effects of traffic emissions should not be ignored, says a ground-breaking research project led by King's College London.
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Manure offsets fertiliser's nano-scale changes

Manure offsets fertiliser's nano-scale changes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A UWA study has shown how long-term use of chemical fertilisers changes the soil on a nanoparticle scale and how these changes can be avoided by adding organic matter such as manure.
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Rising sea levels to cost Australia billions, study says

Rising sea levels to cost Australia billions, study says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rising sea levels could threaten infrastructure worth more than Aus$226 billion (US$205 billion) in Australia if climate change is left unchecked, a study warned on Wednesday.
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Costs of Climate change are often centred on the poor or those in rural areas. Here is evidence that it has the potential to affect the wealthy and the urban.

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Global shift away from cars saves US$100 trillion, eliminates 1,700 MT of CO2 pollution

Global shift away from cars saves US$100 trillion, eliminates 1,700 MT of CO2 pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than $100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending, and 1,700 megatons of annual carbon dioxide (CO2)—a 40 percent reduction of urban passenger transport emissions—could be eliminated by 2050 if the world expands public transportation, walking and cycling in cities, according to a ...
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The Coup takes on climate change

The Coup takes on climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rapper Boots Riley, from the legendary rap-funk-punk group The Coup, has made a PSA about climate change. If you're a longtime Coup fan, it might throw you for a loop.
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Dunkin' Donuts cleans up its palm-oil act (and Krispy Kreme follows suit)

Dunkin' Donuts cleans up its palm-oil act (and Krispy Kreme follows suit) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The doughnut giant announces it will use only rainforest-friendly fat to fry up its sweet rings of temptation. Pressure's now on the competition.
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How Cities Can Save Trillions, Curb Climate Change, and Improve Public Health | World Resources Institute

How Cities Can Save Trillions, Curb Climate Change, and Improve Public Health | World Resources Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new report, Better Growth, Better Climate, finds that there are several actions city leaders can take that can reduce emissions while driving economic growth.

The report finds that connected, compact cities could save $3 trillion in infrastructure investments over the next 15 years. Not only that, but they can also curb global climate change and yield immediate local benefits for air quality, health, and quality of life.
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A Vicious Cycle: Income Inequality Is Hurting States' Bottom Lines | Blog | BillMoyers.com

A Vicious Cycle: Income Inequality Is Hurting States' Bottom Lines | Blog | BillMoyers.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new report finds that rising inequality is taking a toll on state governments.
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Naomi Klein: Only a Reverse Shock Doctrine Can Save Our Climate | Blog | BillMoyers.com

Naomi Klein: Only a Reverse Shock Doctrine Can Save Our Climate | Blog | BillMoyers.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In her new book, Klein argues that the climate crisis represents an opportunity to create a new economic model that advances the greater good..
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Oregon Residents Warned To Stay Away From River After Potentially Toxic Algal Bloom

Oregon Residents Warned To Stay Away From River After Potentially Toxic Algal Bloom | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Heat, drought and extreme rainfall could make harmful algal blooms like this more common.
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Whale, dolphin beach themselves on NE Fla. beaches

Whale, dolphin beach themselves on NE Fla. beaches | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A whale beached itself in southern St. Johns County on Tuesday afternoon, and a dolphin beached itself in Atlantic Beach on Tuesday morning. Both have since died.
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Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers

Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The accelerating rate of climate change poses a severe risk to national security and acts as a catalyst for global political conflict, a report published Tuesday said.
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NASA air campaigns focus on Arctic climate impacts

NASA air campaigns focus on Arctic climate impacts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to three times faster in the Arctic. As the region's summer comes to a close, NASA is hard at work studying how rising temperatures are affecting the Arctic.
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Research team finds evidence of oil residue in Gulf two years after BP spill

Research team finds evidence of oil residue in Gulf two years after BP spill | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Oil residue remained in the Gulf of Mexico two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a study headed by a University of Florida professor.
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Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lava cascaded down the Philippines' most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption.
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Dutch unveil big plan to fight rising tides

Dutch unveil big plan to fight rising tides | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Netherlands on Tuesday unveiled a multi-billion-euro, multi-decade plan to counter the biggest environmental threat to the low-lying European nation: surging seawater caused by global climate change.
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36 bits of good news to cure your ocean blues

36 bits of good news to cure your ocean blues | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
These stories of measured success and cute animals suggest the ocean may not be entirely screwed!
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A Tale of 3 Countries: Water Risks to Global Shale Development | World Resources Institute

A Tale of 3 Countries: Water Risks to Global Shale Development | World Resources Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The shale gas revolution, which began nearly 10 years ago in the United States, is poised to spread across the globe. For many countries, shale gas could strengthen energy security while cutting emissions.

But unlocking this massive resource comes with a significant environmental risk: access to freshwater for drinking, agriculture, and industrial use.
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By the Numbers: The New Climate Economy | World Resources Institute

By the Numbers: The New Climate Economy | World Resources Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
How should politicians prioritize between robust economic growth and solving the problem of climate change?

A new report reveals an encouraging answer: There’s no need to choose. Better Growth, Better Climate, finds that low-carbon investments – if done right – could cost about the same as conventional infrastructure, but would deliver significantly greater economic, social, and environmental benefits in the long-run.
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Playing God | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com

Playing God | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
How the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Sam Walton, Bill Gates and other billionaires are undermining America.
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Climate Change: The Next Generation | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Climate Change: The Next Generation | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kelsey Juliana, an 18-year-old activist, is fighting climate change in the courts and walking across the country to spread the word on global warming.
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The Energy Department Just Announced $4 Billion For Projects That Fight Global Warming

The Energy Department Just Announced $4 Billion For Projects That Fight Global Warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Department of Energy said it's interested in supporting innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gas emissions.
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MAB_2014.pdf Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers

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Video: Katharine Hayhoe: Climate Change Evangelist | Watch Secret Life of Scientists Online | PBS Video

Watch online: Katharine Hayhoe: Climate Change Evangelist from Secret Life of Scientists. On demand, streaming video from PBS
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