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More and More French Households Burn Wood for Heating | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

More and More French Households Burn Wood for Heating | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
According to a recent study from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), wood burning is being used more and more in the country. Current
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Farming key to closing emissions gap

Farming key to closing emissions gap | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Changing farming practices could play an important role in averting dangerous climate change says the UN.

 

In their annual emissions report, they measure the difference between the pledges that countries have made to cut warming gases and the targets required to keep temperatures below 2C.

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Maná, Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project Get Heated Over Carbon Pollution Issue

Maná, Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project Get Heated Over Carbon Pollution Issue | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mexican rock band Maná and former Vice President Al Gore get all fiery and heated went it comes to carbon pollution in the earth's atmosphere, which has led to hotter temperatures and longer periods of weather that contribute to increasingly...
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Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity | Chapter 9. China and the Soybean Challenge | EPI

Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity | Chapter 9. China and the Soybean Challenge | EPI | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Your thermostat is about to get 'smart' (+video)

Your thermostat is about to get 'smart' (+video) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new generation of 'smart' thermostats leverage cheap sensors, data analytics, and other bells and whistles of the IT world to take the guesswork out of programming your thermostat.
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RSA Insurance in eye of storm as Europe bill soars after extreme weather | City & Business | Finance | Daily Express

RSA Insurance in eye of storm as Europe bill soars after extreme weather | City & Business | Finance | Daily Express | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
RSA INSURANCE yesterday became the first corporate casualty of last week’s storms as it warned the cost of claims would hit profits, sending its shares tumbling.
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Beijing slashes car sales quota in anti-pollution drive

Beijing slashes car sales quota in anti-pollution drive | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's capital, Beijing, infamous for its thick smog and heavy traffic, will slash the city's new car sales quotas by almost 40 percent next year, as it looks to curb vehicle emissions...
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Heavy rainfall worsening landmine peril for Kashmiri farmers

Heavy rainfall worsening landmine peril for Kashmiri farmers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Farmers living near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir are losing their lives and limbs to millions of leftover security landmines
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Firm Applies to Build Largest Pipeline yet From ND

A Canadian company has applied to build the largest oil pipeline yet from western North Dakota's booming oil patch and will soon begin courting oil producers to reserve space, a key step in a $2.6 billion project that would move millions of gallons...
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Green Groups Concerned Over Ghana Whale Deaths Mystery

Green Groups Concerned Over Ghana Whale Deaths Mystery | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Accra. Decomposed whale carcasses have been washing up on beaches in Ghana’s oil-producing west, raising the ire of environmental groups worried the country’s growing petroleum industry may be killing marine life.
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BP launches new website defending the company's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

BP launches new website defending the company's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BP has launched a new website to counter critics and provide its own spin on developments involving the April 2010 blowout of its Macondo well, which caused the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drillship, the death of 11 workers and...
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Harvard Project to Co-Host Panel at COP-19 on the Durban-Platform Process - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Harvard Project to Co-Host Panel at COP-19 on the Durban-Platform Process - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements will co-host an official side-event panel at the Nineteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-19) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Warsaw, Poland, on November 20, 2013.
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Identifying Options for a New International Climate Regime Arising from the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Identifying Options for a New International Climate Regime Arising from the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Harvard Project co-sponsored a research workshop in May 2013 examining options for the UNFCCC's Durban-Platform process. This Issue Brief draws from and extends the discussion at the workshop.
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Home Automation Benefits (Infographic)

Home Automation Benefits (Infographic) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The folks at My Alarm Center recently put together a pretty spiffy infographic on some of the awesome benefits of home automation, and what home automation technologies can do.
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4 seasonal vegetables to eat now

4 seasonal vegetables to eat now | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Each of these fall favorites has its own unique nutritional profile that will contribute to your health in various ways.
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Republicans put 'national interest' requirement on US science agency

Republicans put 'national interest' requirement on US science agency | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Proposed bill would require the National Science Foundation to justify awards using criteria including economic competitiveness and national defence.
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Warsaw climate talks warned time is running out to close 'emissions gap'

Warsaw climate talks warned time is running out to close 'emissions gap' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BusinessGreen: United Nations Environment Programme calls on governments to step up action to prevent catastrophic climate change
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Climate-change relocation of Alaska village stops, after state audit finds potential wrongdoing

Climate-change relocation of Alaska village stops, after state audit finds potential wrongdoing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The village of Newtok is trying to relocate to higher ground before climate change eats away the land the community sits on, but the results of a state audit have helped inflame a local dispute and have brought the effort to a standstill.
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Over 7 Tons of Dead Fish Found in South China Lake - The Epoch Times

Over 7 Tons of Dead Fish Found in South China Lake - The Epoch Times | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Thousands of fish have died in a lake in southern China, probably due to pollution from sewage and industrial wastewater.
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IPS – South America – From Granary to Megaprojects for the World | Inter Press Service

IPS – South America – From Granary to Megaprojects for the World | Inter Press Service | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
South America - From Granary to Megaprojects for the World - South America has gone from the world’s granary to the site of innumerable international infrastructure, energy and mining megaprojects.
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Mining wasteland faces green challenge[1]|chinadaily.com.cn

Mining wasteland faces green challenge[1]|chinadaily.com.cn | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ecosystem restoration is no easy task, reports Wang Kaihao in Ordos, Inner Mongolia.
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Harvard-Smithsonian global warming skeptic helps feed strategy of doubt, gridlock in Congress - The Boston Globe

Harvard-Smithsonian global warming skeptic helps feed strategy of doubt, gridlock in Congress - The Boston Globe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON — The setting was not unusual for a scholarly conference: bland ballroom in a Houston hotel, an audience of doctors and academics. But Willie Soon’s presentation certainly was.

 

Never mind that Soon, an astrophysicist, is no specialist on global sea levels, and his most notable writing on the subject was an op-ed article in the conservative Washington Times last year.

 

He has, nonetheless, established himself as a front-line combatant in the partisan crossfire over rising oceans, melting ice, and other climate issues beyond his primary expertise. Coveted for his Harvard-Smithsonian affiliation, and strident policy views, he has been bankrolled by hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy industry grants.

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EU wants plastic out of marine stomachs | Europe | DW.DE | 05.11.2013

EU wants plastic out of marine stomachs | Europe | DW.DE | 05.11.2013 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Marine biologists are finding more plastic particles in the stomachs of dead birds and fish. The EU plans to help by reducing plastic bag use by 80 percent. A few member states have already provided the blueprint.
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Religious leaders rally against proposed pipeline

Religious leaders rally against proposed pipeline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The group of about 50 demonstrators called on the governor to oppose the Bluegrass Pipeline project, saying the natural gas liquids transmission line is a danger to leak hazardous materials.
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Linkage of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Systems: Learning from Experience - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Linkage of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Systems: Learning from Experience - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The authors draw upon the past decade of experience with carbon markets to test a series of hypotheses about why governments have demonstrated a preference for linking.
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