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Searching for signs of Fukushima radiation on North Coast

Searching for signs of Fukushima radiation on North Coast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Initial results from the search, called Kelp Watch 2014 and stretching from Alaska to Mexico, will be posted online by the end of April by marine biologist Steven Manley’s lab at CSU Long Beach.

 

The year-long project, Manley said, intends to answer questions on the minds of many Californians who wonder if the state’s coastal waters — and the food from them — are as safe as they used to be.

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Diesel prices on rise in wake of refinery fire

Diesel prices on rise in wake of refinery fire | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The price of diesel fuel has jumped across the country creating pain at the pumps for people in transport and agriculture industries. One expert says the elevated costs could even lead to rising commodity prices.
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ICIJ - OFFSHORE LEAKS

ICIJ - OFFSHORE LEAKS | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Explore all the @icijorg #offshoreleaks stories in a map. 


More than 110 journalists in 60 countries investigate who does business offshore.

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The agony and ecstasy of Hong Kong's extreme runners

The agony and ecstasy of Hong Kong's extreme runners | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hong Kong (AFP) Feb 06, 2014 - Hong Kong is known for its long working hours and rat-race lifestyle, but on the rugged trails of the surrounding hills extreme runners are driven by a different ambition - the ultimate 'ultra' experience.
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Britain deploys Royal Marines to help with floods

Britain deploys Royal Marines to help with floods | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London (AFP) Feb 06, 2014 - Britain deployed Royal Marines on Thursday to help with devastating floods after what officials said was likely the worst winter rainfall in 250 years.
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Britons rescued from floods as Cameron grapples with crisis

Britons rescued from floods as Cameron grapples with crisis | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London (AFP) Feb 06, 2014 - Britain was lashed by more heavy rain Thursday as firefighters rescued people from flooded homes and Prime Minister David Cameron scrambled to deal with the crisis.
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France crushes huge illegal ivory haul

France crushes huge illegal ivory haul | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) Feb 06, 2014 - France fired the latest volley Thursday in the world's uphill battle against African elephant poaching, crushing three tonnes of illegal ivory in a ceremony at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
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US farmers, food interests unite against GMO labeling

US farmers, food interests unite against GMO labeling | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Feb 06, 2014 - US farmers joined with the food industry Thursday to launch a united front against labeling genetically modified products, amid mounting consumer pressure and an ongoing trade dispute with China.
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Whales and human-related activities overlap in African waters

Whales and human-related activities overlap in African waters | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 07, 2014 -
Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Oregon State University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and the American Museum of Natural History have found that humpback whales swimm
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CDC says cruise ship bug was newer norovirus strain

CDC says cruise ship bug was newer norovirus strain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new strain of stomach bug was the virus responsible for almost 700 recent illnesses on a Caribbean cruise ship.
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US Army must be prepared for cybersecurity threats to energy sector, study says

US Army must be prepared for cybersecurity threats to energy sector, study says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cybersecurity threats to the United States' energy industry and infrastructure are rising and require increased preparedness by the U.S. Army and Department of Defense, according to a new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
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Ranchers pray for rain in drought-hit California

Ranchers pray for rain in drought-hit California | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Californian rancher Nathan Carver squints as he surveys the parched fields where his family has raised cattle for five generations.

 

Normally, they would be covered in lush green grass. But the western US state's worst drought in decades has reduced the land to a moonscape, leaving the 55-year-old father-of-four praying for rain.

 

"My grandparents tell of the Dust Bowl years in the late 30s when it was very bad and dry with dust storms blowing. But this is as bad as we have ever seen it in my lifetime," he told AFP.

 

Only last Friday, California's State Water Project announced for the first time in its 54-year history that it cannot deliver anything beyond the bare minimum to maintain public health and safety.



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NASA image: Fires in Victoria, Australia, Feb. 6, 2014

NASA image: Fires in Victoria, Australia, Feb. 6, 2014 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fires in and around Snowy River National Park in Victoria, Australia were captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on February 06, 2014. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS's thermal bands, are outlined in red.
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Japan Looks at Dozens of New Geothermal Power Plants

as Japan searches for alternative energy sources geothermal has become popular, leading to a boom in the construction of midsized geothermal plants
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Forex allegations 'as bad as Libor'

Forex allegations 'as bad as Libor' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Allegations of foreign exchange rate-fixing at major banks are "every bit as bad" as the Libor scandal, the boss of the UK's financial regulator has said.


Traders are alleged to have colluded in setting certain key exchange rates in the £3bn-a-day forex market.

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JP Morgan Holds Highest Amount Of Physical Silver In History

JP Morgan Holds Highest Amount Of Physical Silver In History | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Butler’s calculations show that JPMorgan has piled up the largest holding of physical silver in modern world. Since the silver price peak in May 2011, the bank has accumulated between 100 and 200 million ounces of physical silver (if not more). The equivalent in metric tonnes is between 3,110 and ...

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Italy pledges to improve conditions at migrant detention centers

Rome (UPI) Feb 6, 2013 -
An Italian official promised this week to improve conditions in the country's much-criticized immigrant detention camps amid a rising tide of migrant landings.
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US hits Iceland on whaling, looks at sanctions

US hits Iceland on whaling, looks at sanctions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Feb 06, 2014 - The United States said Thursday that Iceland was violating an international agreement through its whaling, opening the possibility of economic sanctions over the controversial hunt.
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France to start pumping out Spanish ship broken in three

France to start pumping out Spanish ship broken in three | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Anglet, France (AFP) Feb 06, 2014 - Teams from a salvage company and a French coast guard anti-pollution squad are to start Friday pumping fuel out of a Spanish cargo ship which has broken into three sections after a spectacular shipwreck in bad weather.
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Worst winter rainfall since 1766 in parts of Britain

Worst winter rainfall since 1766 in parts of Britain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London (AFP) Feb 06, 2014 - Britain announced emergency funding Thursday to cope with devastating floods after what officials said had been likely the worst spell of winter rainfall in at least 248 years.
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Uncovering the Drivers of Honey Bee Colony Declines and Losses

Uncovering the Drivers of Honey Bee Colony Declines and Losses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New York NY (SPX) Feb 07, 2014 -
EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, announced the results of research conducted on honey bee colony declines and the factors att
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Mystery giant jellyfish washes up in Australia

Mystery giant jellyfish washes up in Australia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists were on Thursday working to classify a new species of giant jellyfish that washed up on an Australian beach, describing it as a 'whopper' that took their breath away.
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Vietnam reports second bird flu death in 2014

Vietnam reports second bird flu death in 2014 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Vietnam has recorded its second death from bird flu in 2014, a health official said Thursday, as regional concerns over a potential resurgence of the deadly virus grow.
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Drought threatens US fracking industry

The two years of drought in the central United States is placing strains on the water-intense oil and gas fracking industry, according to a new study Wednesday.
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NASA image: Fires in Northern Sumatra

NASA image: Fires in Northern Sumatra | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fires dot the coast of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite image collected on February 06, 2014. The MODIS instrument is aboard the Terra satellite and actively burning areas, detected by MODIS's thermal bands, are outlined in red.
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