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Hybrid Nano-Materials Could Replace Human Tissue

Hybrid Nano-Materials Could Replace Human Tissue | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brooklyn NY (SPX) Nov 25, 2013 - A team of researchers has uncovered critical information that could help scientists understand how protein polymers interact with other self-assembling biopolymers.
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Iran, Russia in talks on new Bushehr nuclear plant

Iran, Russia in talks on new Bushehr nuclear plant | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tehran (AFP) Dec 01, 2013 - Iran and Russia are in talks to build another nuclear plant at Bushehr, with construction set to begin in 2014, media Sunday reported nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi as saying.
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China home price rises speed up in November: survey

China home price rises speed up in November: survey | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Dec 01, 2013 - Chinese home prices rose faster in November than in the previous month, an independent survey showed on Sunday, adding that authorities are likely to introduce further changes to control the lively real estate market.
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US eyes phase-out of old telephone network

US eyes phase-out of old telephone network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Nov 29, 2013 - America's plain old telephone network is rapidly being overtaken by new technology, putting US regulators in a quandary over how to manage the final stages of transformation.
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Typhoons spread Fukushima fallout, study warns

Typhoons spread Fukushima fallout, study warns | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) Nov 28, 2013 - Typhoons that hit Japan each year are helping spread radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear disaster into the country's waterways, researchers say.
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Five killed in Italy garment factory fire: authorities

Five killed in Italy garment factory fire: authorities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rome (AFP) Dec 01, 2013 - At least five people were killed and two others seriously injured Sunday when a fire broke out in a Chinese-run garment factory in Italy's Tuscany region, regional authorities said.
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Somalis struggle after devastating cyclone: aid agencies

Somalis struggle after devastating cyclone: aid agencies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mogadishu (AFP) Nov 29, 2013 - More than 100,000 people are struggling in Somalia's cyclone-hit northeastern Puntland region, aid agencies warned Friday, saying floodwaters had wiped out the livestock two-thirds of the people survive on.
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Nine killed in Indonesian landslide

Nine killed in Indonesian landslide | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jakarta (AFP) Dec 01, 2013 - Nine people were killed after flooding and a landslide hit Indonesia's Sumatra island, an official said on Sunday.
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Showdown looms for lucrative tuna industry

Showdown looms for lucrative tuna industry | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Majuro (AFP) Marshall Islands (AFP) Dec 01, 2013 - The future of the world's largest tuna fishery will be decided at a meeting in Australia this week, with Pacific island nations demanding tighter controls on a catch now worth US$7.0 billion a year.
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Water decontamination system in trouble at Japan's Fukushima

Water decontamination system in trouble at Japan's Fukushima | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 01, 2013 - A trouble-prone system used to decontaminate radioactive water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant was switched off Sunday because of a chemical leak, the plant's operator said.
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Smartphone app to give earthquake warning

Smartphone app to give earthquake warning | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year, according to scientists at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro.
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China readies to launch first moon rover mission

China readies to launch first moon rover mission | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China will launch its first ever moon rover mission on Monday, state media said, as Beijing embarks on the latest stage in its ambitious space programme.
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Fisker Bankrupt, But Someone Bought It

Fisker Bankrupt, But Someone Bought It | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on Gas2.

It’s been more than 18 months since Fisker Automotive last built a car, and the vultures have been circling for over a year now, waiting for the inevitable to happen.
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Founders of Envirofit Selected as Energy Innovators of the Year by The Economist

Founders of Envirofit Selected as Energy Innovators of the Year by The Economist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Nov 28, 2013 - Tim Bauer, Nathan Lorenz and Bryan Willson, founders of Envirofit International have been named this year's Energy and Environment Innovators by The Economist magazine, based in London.
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Environment group sues China oil giant for nearly $10 mn

Environment group sues China oil giant for nearly $10 mn | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2013 - A Chinese government-backed environmental group said Friday it has launched legal action against state-owned oil giant PetroChina for almost $10 million over pollution.
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Saab sets sights on Chinese market after two year break

Saab sets sights on Chinese market after two year break | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stockholm (AFP) Nov 29, 2013 - Saab cars will roll off the production line in Sweden on Monday, two years after the former General Motors subsidiary filed for bankruptcy its new owner said Friday.
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China losing lustre for Japanese companies: survey

China losing lustre for Japanese companies: survey | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 02, 2013 - China has fallen off the top of a list of Japan Inc's favoured investment destinations for the first time in more than two decades because of higher labour costs and bilateral tensions, a survey said.
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Western masterpieces offered up to Chinese buyers

Western masterpieces offered up to Chinese buyers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2013 - A $50 million Rembrandt portrait takes pride of place in a Beijing hotel room, with Picassos and Renoirs dotting the walls as major Western auction houses look to tempt China's superrich with Europe's finest art.
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Philippine typhoon survivors flee false tsunami alert

Philippine typhoon survivors flee false tsunami alert | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Manila (AFP) Dec 01, 2013 - About a thousand traumatised survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon fled their homes in one central province following false rumours of a tsunami, civil defence officials said Sunday.
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African elephant survival tops agenda at Botswana talks

African elephant survival tops agenda at Botswana talks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Johannesburg (AFP) Nov 30, 2013 - African ministers and experts meet next week in Botswana to chart ways to stamp out a spike in elephant killings fuelled by a growing demand for ivory in Asia.
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Heavy rains, flooding leave two dead in Cuba

Heavy rains, flooding leave two dead in Cuba | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Havana (AFP) Nov 30, 2013 - Two days of heavy rains caused extensive flooding and the collapse of part of a building in Havana, killing two people, the official newspaper Granma reported Saturday.
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UN to seek more aid for Philippines typhoon displaced

UN to seek more aid for Philippines typhoon displaced | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Manila (AFP) Nov 29, 2013 - The United Nations is to seek more international aid to shelter and give temporary jobs to millions displaced by the Philippines' deadliest typhoon in history, officials said Friday.
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Reposting: Eric Rignot at AGU

Reposting: Eric Rignot at AGU | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting is a week away, I'll be going to San Francisco to observe and participate where possible. I'm reposting the above interview, one of my favorites from las...
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Indian craft leaves Earth's orbit on way to Mars

Indian craft leaves Earth's orbit on way to Mars | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
India's Mars orbiter mission left Earth's sphere of influence early Sunday after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet.
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Nissan Leaf With Various Battery Sizes On The Way?

Nissan Leaf With Various Battery Sizes On The Way? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on Gas2.

Sales of the Nissan Leaf have picked up steam after a price cut earlier this year, but executives are still looking to move consumers en masse into electric vehicles.
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