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The peak in world oil production is yet to come

The peak in world oil production is yet to come | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Certainly world oil production did not stop growing in 2005. Last year's total was estimated by the EIA to be 4.8 million barrels higher each day than it had been in 2005.
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GM Triples Size Of Its Michigan Electric Vehicle Battery Laboratory (CT Exclusive)

GM Triples Size Of Its Michigan Electric Vehicle Battery Laboratory (CT Exclusive) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
General Motors (GM) has long been a trailblazer in vehicle electrification technology, but a new research and development laboratory may drive it forward into the next generation of electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
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Take a Look at Climate Change In Your Backyard

Take a Look at Climate Change In Your Backyard | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There’s no shortage of maps or data sets that show the long-term climatic effects of rising temperatures. But what about a map showing the temperature of your block in 2087?

You could find that in newly released temperature projections from NASA.
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Who’s making hybrid cars sexy? The Germans.

Who’s making hybrid cars sexy? The Germans. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
They may be late to the EV party but high-end auto makers Audi, Porsche, BMW and Mercedes are adding sizzle to a segment focused on functionality
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Fracking sparks food safety concern as expert warns of serious risk to livestock

Fracking sparks food safety concern as expert warns of serious risk to livestock | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fracking for gas and oil in the British countryside poses such a significant risk to livestock that a moratorium should be imposed on the industry until its impact on food safety can be assessed, a leading researcher has warned.
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Colorado races to restore flood-damaged routes before winter

Colorado races to restore flood-damaged routes before winter | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 600,000 residents of Boulder and Larimer counties should expect to wait until next year or longer for construction crews to finish repairing their flooded and damaged highways.
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Amid Drought, a Water Fight Spills Into Legal Territory

Amid Drought, a Water Fight Spills Into Legal Territory | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The need to restrict the use of a dwindling supply of underground water is clashing with the rights of those who own the land above it.
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Chaos as floods submerge Mexico's Acapulco, death toll rises

Chaos as floods submerge Mexico's Acapulco, death toll rises | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's famous beach resort of Acapulco was in chaos on Tuesday as hotels rationed food for thousands of stranded tourists and floodwaters swallowed homes and cars after some...
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CDC Reveals Scary Truth About Factory Farms and Superbugs

CDC Reveals Scary Truth About Factory Farms and Superbugs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Many meat producers claim their operations don't produce superbugs. The US government begs to differ.
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Where Americans—Rich and Poor—Spent Every Dollar in 2012

Where Americans—Rich and Poor—Spent Every Dollar in 2012 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Food, clothes, and housing account for more than 60 percent of all spending among the poor.
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One Very Wise Insight From The Dalai Lama

One Very Wise Insight From The Dalai Lama | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If you want to be happier, however you construe the specifics of that, you can take actions to be happier. When you take those actions, you learn and improve and move forward.
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IBM to invest $1b in Linux, open-source

IBM to invest $1b in Linux, open-source | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New York City (AFP) Sept 17, 2013 - IBM said Tuesday it would invest $1 billion in new Linux and open source technologies for its servers in a bid to boost efficiency for big data and cloud computing.
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Over 1,000 tons of Fukushima water dumped after typhoon

Over 1,000 tons of Fukushima water dumped after typhoon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 17, 2013 - The operator of the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday that it dumped more than 1,000 tons of polluted water into the sea after a typhoon raked the facility.
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Clean energy least costly to power America's electricity needs

Clean energy least costly to power America's electricity needs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Findings show carbon pollution from power plants can be cut cost-effectively by using wind, solar and natural gas.
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Ask U.S. Solar Decathlon Teams Pressing Green Questions TODAY on Google+!

Ask U.S. Solar Decathlon Teams Pressing Green Questions TODAY on Google+! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Student team members from the Solar Decathlon answer your pressing questions about building innovative green homes in a Google+ Hangout today at 2 pm ET.
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Heatwave and wildfires worsened Colorado flooding - environment - 17 September 2013 - New Scientist

Heatwave and wildfires worsened Colorado flooding - environment - 17 September 2013 - New Scientist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The storm that battered Colorado was a 1-in-1000-year event, partly caused by a heatwave that for months had been blocking tropical moisture from reaching
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California Air Resource Board cracks down on big rigs - The Sacramento Bee

California Air Resource Board cracks down on big rigs - The Sacramento Bee | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For the past few months, Monte Eberhardt had been hearing from other big rig drivers that he may have to retrofit his cattle-hauling truck to meet new emission standards.
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Politics: Local control is an issue as Utica Shale drilling ramps up -- Tuesday, September 17, 2013 -- www.eenews.net

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A new "anti-fracking" initiative has been put on this city's municipal ballot for a November vote, as environmental activists attempt to block development of the Utica Shale play before production accelerates next year in...
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Blue-footed boobies delighting California bird-watchers

Blue-footed boobies delighting California bird-watchers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bird-watchers are intrigued and delighted that high-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies are being found across Southern California and as far north as Marin County in recent weeks.
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China Finds Resistance to Oil Deals in Africa Energy Tribune

China Finds Resistance to Oil Deals in Africa Energy Tribune | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In Niger, government officials have fought a Chinese oil giant step by step, painfully undoing parts of a contract they call ruinous.
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TD Bank Group Honoured for Leadership in Climate Change Action | Caelus Green Room

TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - TD Bank Group (TD) has earned a spot on the 2013 Performance Leadership Index, an annual ranking by the London-based CDP, which evaluates company action to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change. The achievement was announced today in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013. TD is the only Canadian bank to be included in the 2013 global index. 

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Historic Flooding Across Colorado

Historic Flooding Across Colorado | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Over the past few days, a 4,500-square-mile area across Colorado's Front Range has been hit by devastating floods, leaving at least six dead, forcing thousands to evacuate, and destroying thousands of homes and farms...
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Ryley Caron's curator insight, September 19, 2013 6:09 PM

It is crazy, what has been done by the flooding! The amazing thing is that, where I live, there is no sign of any damage to that level what so ever!

Jordan Zemanek's comment, October 3, 2013 8:24 PM
With all of the picture shown, and all of the destruction shown, it is fair to say that this is one of the worst floods in Colorado history. Fortunetly, very few people have died. The evacuation going on to help get people out is tremendous due to all of the hard work they have been doing. 4,500 square miles have been flooded and that blows me away! That is an incredible amount of area and I had no idea that the flood was THAT bad.
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CDC Threat Report: 'We Will Soon Be in a Post-Antibiotic Era' - Wired Science

CDC Threat Report: 'We Will Soon Be in a Post-Antibiotic Era' - Wired Science | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just published a first-of-its-kind assessmentof the threat the country faces from antibiotic-resistant organisms, ranking them by the number of illnesses and deaths they cause each year and outlining urgent steps that need to be taken to roll back the trend.

The agency’s overall — and, it stressed, conservative — assessment of the problem:

Each year, in the U.S., 2,049,442 illnesses caused by bacteria and fungi that are resistant to at least some classes of antibiotics;Each year, out of those illnesses, 23,000 deaths;Because of those illnesses and deaths, $20 billion each year in additional healthcare spending;And beyond the direct healthcare costs, an additional $35 billion lost to society in foregone productivity.

“If we are not careful, we will soon be in a post-antibiotic era,” Dr. Tom Frieden, the CDC’s director, said in a media briefing. “And for some patients and for some microbes, we are already there.”

SustainOurEarth's insight:

This is really scary!  In less than 100 years we have managed to squander one of the most important gifts of modern medical science through misuse and improper applications. 

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Survival First Aid: How to Treat Burns - The Prepper Journal

Survival First Aid: How to Treat Burns - The Prepper Journal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When you can’t run to the Emergency Room or the neighborhood clinic, knowing how to recognize and treat burns is a medical skill that everyone in your family should have.
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Bicycle built by Dutch students sets speed record of 83.13 mph

Bicycle built by Dutch students sets speed record of 83.13 mph | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Battle Mountain, Nev. (UPI) Sep 17, 2013 -
A bicycle designed and built by Dutch students set a world record in Nevada as its rider pedaled the streamlined bike to a top speed of 83.13 mph.
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