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Geithner Went Easy On The Private Equity Industry; Now He's Going To Work For It

Geithner Went Easy On The Private Equity Industry; Now He's Going To Work For It | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Private equity giants fought hard while debating Wall Street reform to make sure new rules that applied to investment banks left them exempt -- and the resulting Dodd-Frank legislation met their demands in a variety of ways.
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French plans for more wind farms fans controversy

French plans for more wind farms fans controversy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Flers — Plans to dot France with wind farms are facing fierce opposition from critics worried they will blight a landscape that has helped make the country the world's top tourist destination.
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Poland builds electronic wall to keep out German renewables : Renew Economy

Poland builds electronic wall to keep out German renewables : Renew Economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate change host Poland is going to extreme lengths to protect its coal-fired generation, even erecting a form of electronic barrier to keep renewable energy from neighbouring Germany out of its grid.
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Australia to face stronger El Nino weather patterns from global warming

Australia to face stronger El Nino weather patterns from global warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia will face fiercer El Nino weather patterns - causing severe drought - as a result of human-induced global warming, world-first research led by Sydney scientists has shown.
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Coal fires green anger at UN talks

Coal fires green anger at UN talks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Environmental groups have sharply criticised the Polish government for hosting a coal industry meeting while UN climate talks are held in the country.

 

They are angry because they believe Poland is more committed to coal than curbing climate change.

 

The Polish government says that coal will remain a critical part of their energy mix for many decades.

 

But they say they are committed to developing cleaner technologies.

 

The UN's chief climate negotiator, Christiana Figueres, will address the International Coal and Climate two-day summit and is expected to call for radical reform.

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Two miners dead in Colorado, 20 others injured after Ouray blast

Two miners dead in Colorado, 20 others injured after Ouray blast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The two miners who were killed Sunday in Ouray died from carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said. An explosion was ruled out as the immediate cause of the incident that sent 20 other miners to Western Slope hospitals.
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6 killed as tornadoes hit Illinois

6 killed as tornadoes hit Illinois | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rare and violent autumn storms ripped across Illinois on Sunday, spinning off tornadoes before slamming into Chicago with punishing rain and wind.
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The mysterious link between antibiotics and obesity

The mysterious link between antibiotics and obesity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
States where doctors prescribe more antibiotics also have the highest obesity rates. Why?
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Study: recent warming may have been dramatically underestimated

Study: recent warming may have been dramatically underestimated | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Remember the global warming "pause"? It may have been much ado about nothing.

 

Kevin Cowtan of the University of York in the UK and Robert Way of the University of Ottawa, uses an array of techniques to show that the lack of Arctic coverage probably biases global temperature estimates, and particularly those from the Hadley Centerin the UK, in a cool direction. Then the study use two approaches, including one drawing on data from satellites, to try to fill this well known gap in observational temperature data. The upshot is quite dramatic: as RealClimate.org points out, the new temperature trend over the past 15 years falls directly into line with the larger warming trend. The alleged global warming slowdown vanishes.

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Norway warms to electric cars

Norway warms to electric cars | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oslo (AFP) Nov 17, 2013 - Following the example of their crown prince, thousands of Norwegians have switched to electric cars, taking advantage of strong and somewhat controversial government incentives.
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New way to dissolve semiconductors holds promise for electronics industry

New way to dissolve semiconductors holds promise for electronics industry | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 18, 2013 - Semiconductors, the foundation of modern electronics used in flat-screen TVs and fighter jets, could become even more versatile as researchers make headway on a novel, inexpensive way to turn them i...
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Rare downpours and floods hit Saudi capital

Rare downpours and floods hit Saudi capital | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 17, 2013 - Rare heavy downpours triggered flash floods in the Saudi capital on Sunday forcing schools and universities to close and prompting calls by the authorities for citizens to remain indoors.
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'Missing heat' discovery prompts new estimate of global warming

'Missing heat' discovery prompts new estimate of global warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
York, UK (SPX) Nov 18, 2013 -
An interdisciplinary team of researchers say they have found 'missing heat' in the climate system, casting doubt on suggestions that global warming has slowed or stopped over the past decade.
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Typhoon Fuels Call for Global Warming Compensation Funds

Typhoon Fuels Call for Global Warming Compensation Funds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The typhoon that killed thousands of
people in the Philippines has energized debate about whether
rich nations should compensate poor ones for climate-related
losses, a proposal the U.S. and European Union are resisting.
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‘Innovative’ Housing With Rooftop Farms Set for South of UC Berkeley Campus | KQED

‘Innovative’ Housing With Rooftop Farms Set for South of UC Berkeley Campus | KQED | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
City zoning board members approved a 77-unit mixed-use housing development near downtown Berkeley late last week, expressing excitement about a “unique” design set to include more than a dozen working rooftop farm plots and a novel approach to...
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8 maps that explain why Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines so hard

8 maps that explain why Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines so hard | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
From climate change to the government's preparation to the size of the storm itself, told in maps.
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China’s suburbia harboring a crisis

China’s suburbia harboring a crisis | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Unlike the U.S. postwar sprawl, which mixed houses with schools, supermarkets and diners, the new Chinese commuters have to drive for basic services, boosting energy consumption and emissions that have made the nation’s cities some of the most...
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Bloomberg's Hidden Legacy: Climate Change and the Future of New York City | InsideClimate News

Bloomberg's Hidden Legacy: Climate Change and the Future of New York City | InsideClimate News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Global warming experts around the world say New York City's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and safeguard itself from the perils of climate change are a model for other cities.
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The mess gets worse at Hanford’s nuclear site

The mess gets worse at Hanford’s nuclear site | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A scientific dispute over cleanup of one of the most polluted sites in the country threatens to ensnare the Energy Department’s leaders.
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888,000 square miles of forest disappeared in the last decade

888,000 square miles of forest disappeared in the last decade | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Watch the world's forest disappear on Google Earth
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Proof That Human Actions Can and Do Reduce Global Warming

Proof That Human Actions Can and Do Reduce Global Warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate deniers like to point to the so-called global warming "hiatus" as evidence that humans aren't changing the climate.
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Researchers grow large graphene crystals with exceptional electrical properties

Researchers grow large graphene crystals with exceptional electrical properties | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 18, 2013 - When it comes to the growth of graphene - an ultrathin, ultrastrong, all-carbon material - it is survival of the fittest, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
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Structure of bacterial nanowire protein hints at secrets of conduction

Structure of bacterial nanowire protein hints at secrets of conduction | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Richland WA (SPX) Nov 18, 2013 -
Tiny electrical wires protrude from some bacteria and contribute to rock and dirt formation. Researchers studying the protein that makes up one such wire have determined the protein's structure.
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China ready to send medical teams to Philippines

China ready to send medical teams to Philippines | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Nov 17, 2013 - China says it is ready to send emergency medical personnel to the disaster-hit Philippines after its earlier pledges of financial and material aid were criticised as meagre given its economic power.
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