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Estonia company wants to pull 2.6 billion barrels of oil from Utah | Deseret News

Estonia company wants to pull 2.6 billion barrels of oil from Utah | Deseret News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An Estonia company that claims it has perfected turning oil shale into fuel oil during the past 30 years wants to mine rock from a remote region of the Uintah Basin, tapping 2.6 billion barrels of oil...
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Dunes, reefs protect U.S. coasts from climate change

Dunes, reefs protect U.S. coasts from climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rising sea levels put 16% of U.S. coastlines at 'high' risk and the number of threatened residents could double if natural habitats -- sand dunes, coral reefs -- aren't protected, Stanford researchers say.
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Wildfire could harm species found only on Mount Charleston

Wildfire could harm species found only on Mount Charleston | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The wildfire still raging west of Las Vegas is a “biological dis­aster” that could wipe out several animal species found nowhere else on Earth, according to an expert on rare butterflies native to Mount Charleston.
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Full Extent of Heavy Metal Contamination in Exxon Oil Spill Still Unknown | InsideClimate News

Full Extent of Heavy Metal Contamination in Exxon Oil Spill Still Unknown | InsideClimate News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When a broken pipeline spills oil into a residential neighborhood, the most immediate health concerns are those caused by volatile chemicals—airborne toxins that leave people complaining of symptoms like headaches and nausea and worrying about...
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Hazardous lead paint: Legal battle comes to trial in California

In a trial set to begin Monday in San Jose, Bay Area and state officials take on the paint industry over the removal of lead paint in hundreds of thousands of California homes. At stake: A billion-dollar cleanup.
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We're losing Malibu and Nantucket. This is why we can't wait to address climate change.

We're losing Malibu and Nantucket. This is why we can't wait to address climate change. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If you wait for a crisis to reach your doorstep, it'll be too late to act. The story of beach homes threatened by the encroaching sea is an example of why we need to act now to slow climate change.
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Thin-film PV Breakthrough Could Cut Solar Costs By One Third

Thin-film PV Breakthrough Could Cut Solar Costs By One Third | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This article first appeared on RenewEconomy A new Silicon Valley developer of thin film solar PV modules, backed by an Australian venture capitalist, has claimed an engineering breakthrough that could cut the manufacturing costs of PV modules by...
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Wind Energy At Parity With New Coal In India

Wind Energy At Parity With New Coal In India | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This article first appeared on RenewEconomy
by Sophie Vorrath
Wind energy is now cost competitive with new-build coal capacity in India, and solar is likely to follow suit sometime between 2016-18, according to a report by HSBC.
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Jerry Brown Speech at Intersolar Conference | The Energy Collective

Jerry Brown Speech at Intersolar Conference | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One of the largest solar industry conferences, Intersolar North America, just wrapped in San Francisco. Kicking off the four-day meeting was a keynote address from California governor Jerry Brown.
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Peru Solar Power Program To Give Electricity To 2 Million Of Poorest Peruvians

Peru Solar Power Program To Give Electricity To 2 Million Of Poorest Peruvians | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This article was originally published on Planetsave.
By Don Lieber
Peru last week initiated a new program that will provide electricity to more than two million of its poorest residents using solar panels.
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Climate Code Red: Tony Abbott's hot air on soil carbon plan : reliance on soil carbon to "offset" greenhouse emissions "scientifically flawed"

Climate Code Red: Tony Abbott's hot air on soil carbon plan : reliance on soil carbon to "offset" greenhouse emissions "scientifically flawed" | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Radioactivity found in Swiss lake near nuclear plant: report

Radioactivity found in Swiss lake near nuclear plant: report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Geneva, Genève (AFP) July 14, 2013 - Scientists have discovered a radioactive substance in sediment under a Swiss lake used for drinking water and situated near a nuclear plant, the Le Matin Dimanche weekly reported Sunday.
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Habitat loss doubles coastal flood impact - study

Habitat loss doubles coastal flood impact - study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris, France (AFP) July 14, 2013 - Removing mangroves, marshes, reefs, forests, dunes and other natural defences doubles the risk for life and property from coastal floods, a US climate study said on Sunday.
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After Sandy, New York aims to fortify itself against next big storm, climate change

After Sandy, New York aims to fortify itself against next big storm, climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A $19.5 billion blueprint addresses climate change and vaults the city to the forefront of resilience planning.
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For Obama's Climate Plan, Devil Is in the Details

For Obama's Climate Plan, Devil Is in the Details | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Frustrated by a recalcitrant Congress, President Barack Obama has vowed to take climate change into his own hands. Now he has to deliver.
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Cleanup of Kalamazoo River oil spill nearing end

Cleanup of Kalamazoo River oil spill nearing end | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Comstock Township - Almost three years after a massive oil spill fouled the Kalamazoo River, the end of cleanup efforts could be in sight. But many who live and do business along the waterway are criticizing the latest proposed restoration projects.
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BPA-Free Plastics Going On Trial In Texas : NPR

BPA-Free Plastics Going On Trial In Texas : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The case focuses on a line of plastic resins made by Eastman Chemical. The resins don't contain BPA but may indeed act like estrogens, two other chemical companies allege. Eastman is suing.
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China Protest Forcing Nuclear Retreat Shows People Power

China Protest Forcing Nuclear Retreat Shows People Power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Protests in a southern Chinese city last week that forced local authorities to abandon plans for a uranium-processing facility highlight the growing willingness of ordinary people to challenge the state on environmental issues.
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Algae Medical Solutions: Part 6

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 6 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Algae have many compounds that are already used widely in the human and animal food supply as well as medicines. Alginic acid and phlorotannins will be examined here...
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Pollution Regulation Colorado and Oil and Gas Industry | The Energy Collective

Pollution Regulation Colorado and Oil and Gas Industry | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
According to a recent report in the Fort Collins Coloradoan, oil and gas companies violated Colorado air quality rules 73 times in the first three months of this year alone.
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Where's the Best Place to Put a Wind Farm?: Scientific American Podcast

If you want to generate electricity from the sun or wind, it makes sense to go where it's sunniest and windiest. But part of the reason to generate electricity from such renewable resources is to cut back on the pollution that comes from burningfossil fuels. And if you take that into account, the best places change.

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Graphene May Be More Toxic Than Previously Thought, Research Finds — Graphene Can Enter Human Cells And Disrupt Cellular Function

Graphene May Be More Toxic Than Previously Thought, Research Finds — Graphene Can Enter Human Cells And Disrupt Cellular Function | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Graphene micro-sheets may be considerably more toxic to human cells than was previously thought, according to new research from Brown University.
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NASA GROVER Solar-Powered Robot Performs In Harsh Greenland Climate

NASA GROVER Solar-Powered Robot Performs In Harsh Greenland Climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NASA has just completed a field test of its new solar-powered polar rover.
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Rising Temps, Shrinking Snowpack Fuel Western Wildfires

Rising Temps, Shrinking Snowpack Fuel Western Wildfires | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate Central -- Wildfire trends in the West are clear: there are more large fires burning now than at any time in the past 40 years and the total area burned each year has also increased.
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DARPA's ATLAS Robot Unveiled

DARPA's ATLAS Robot Unveiled | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 15, 2013 -
On Monday, July 8, 2013, the seven teams that progressed from DARPA's Virtual Robotics Challenge (VRC) arrived at the headquarters of Boston Dynamics in Waltham, Mass.
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