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Can Modi clean the Ganges, India's biggest sewage line?

Can Modi clean the Ganges, India's biggest sewage line? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Standing on the banks of the river Ganges a day after his election triumph, Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to succeed where numerous governments have failed: by cleaning up the filthy waterway beloved of India's Hindus.
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The Man Who Planted a Forest Bigger Than Central Park

The Man Who Planted a Forest Bigger Than Central Park | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Molai Forest in Assam, India is unusual for several reasons. The 1,360 acre forest is on a sandbar, for starters. The sandbar is the world's largest river island, Majuli. And, oh yeah, it was planted entirely by one hyper-dedicated, beautiful maniac named Jadav Payeng.

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Green bonds market grows by 60% in a year

Green bonds market grows by 60% in a year | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate bonds initiative could attract up £23bn in 2014, giving a major boost to low-carbon economy

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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, July 17, 2014 8:17 PM

The market for green bonds has grown 60% this year compared to 2013, surpassing expectations and leading experts to say a niche has now become mainstream.

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Algae eats cement plant pollution for breakfast

Algae eats cement plant pollution for breakfast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The cement industry produces 10 megatonnes of CO2 equivalent a year in Canada.


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#Australia lurches #backwards as #pollution is free again ! if Gov. won't ACT on #ClimateChange, WE will !

#Australia lurches #backwards as #pollution is free again ! if Gov. won't ACT on #ClimateChange, WE will ! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia lurches backwards as pollution is free again | The Climate Institute http://t.co/YiCYLRHuDZ via @climateinstitut

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, July 17, 2014 11:26 AM

If our Gov. won't ACT on Climate Change, WE will !  https://www.australiansforaction.org.au/

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ONU - Le monde du travail doit s'impliquer pour permettre la transition vers une économie plus verte - OIT

ONU - Le monde du travail doit s'impliquer pour permettre la transition vers une économie plus verte - OIT | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lors de la première réunion conjointe des ministres de l'Environnement de l'Union européenne et de l'Organisation internationale du travail (OIT), le Directeur général de cette agence onusienne, Guy Ryder, a affirmé jeudi que la transition vers une économie verte n'est possible qu'avec la participation active du monde du travail.

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China's Underground Bank - Global Financial Integrity

China's Underground Bank - Global Financial Integrity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

"Reforms will need to be further-reaching and institutionally minded if China hopes to truly curb corruption and illicit financial flows...

 

The coverage of China’s financial sector has been quite the roller coaster of late: from President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign to bad loan collateral to CCTV’s exposure of the Bank of China’s “money laundering” schemes, it’s hard to discern the emerging country’s financial status.

However, one thing remains eminently clear: China has a deeply systemic illicit financial flow problem. It comprises both the individuals singled out in Xi’s purge (and a myriad of those who are not) as well as the corporations that facilitate this illegal behavior. According to our research, China remains the largest exporter of illicit money, with over a trillion dollars flowing illegally out of the country from 2002-2011:"


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Wells Could Run Dry in One Year: Study

Wells Could Run Dry in One Year: Study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study...
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Pollution in China: Precious art from toxic waste

Pollution in China: Precious art from toxic waste | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Artists in China are openly challenging the Communist Party over the nation’s pollution. Some are even devising solutions, reports Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore
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California drought: San Jose's new high-tech water purification plant to expand recycled water use

California drought: San Jose's new high-tech water purification plant to expand recycled water use | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
On Friday, water officials will take a big step in dramatically expanding the use of recycled water in Silicon Valley when they cut the ribbon at a $72 million plant in Alviso.
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Politicians on attack after scientists call for more research into fracking

Politicians on attack after scientists call for more research into fracking | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Deputy premier Rich Coleman challenged Thursday the conclusions of a scientific panel into the environmental effect of shale gas development using fracking.
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Scientists Look for Causes of Baffling Die-Off of Sea Stars by Eric Wagner: Yale Environment 360

Scientists Look for Causes of Baffling Die-Off of Sea Stars by Eric Wagner: Yale Environment 360 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sea stars on both coasts of North America are dying en masse from a disease that kills them in a matter of days. Researchers are looking at various pathogens that may be behind what is known as sea star wasting syndrome, but they suspect that a key contributing factor is warming ocean waters.
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Texas On Trial For Violating Voting Rights Of Blacks, Latinos

Texas On Trial For Violating Voting Rights Of Blacks, Latinos | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One analyst says the case could turn Texas into a “purple state” by shifting power away from predominantly white conservatives and giving left-leaning voters more of a say.
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New study shows how existing cropland could feed billions more

New study shows how existing cropland could feed billions more | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Feeding a growing human population without increasing stresses on Earth's strained land and water resources may seem like an impossible challenge. But according to a new report by researchers at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, focusing efforts to improve food systems on a ...
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Working for a Shareable Future

Working for a Shareable Future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This interview with Mira Luna of Shareable offers important lessons from connecting and scaling up the sharing economy movement.

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L’élevage et les biocarburants devanceront les productions végétales | Infogreen

L’élevage et les biocarburants devanceront les productions végétales | Infogreen | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

La demande de produits agricoles devrait rester ferme mais progresser moins rapidement qu’au cours de la décennie écoulée. Les céréales restent centrales dans l’alimentation humaine mais les protéines, les matières grasses et le sucre occuperont de plus en plus de place dans de nombreuses régions du monde alors que les revenus et le taux d’urbanisation augmentent.

 

Il ressort des Perspectives agricoles de l’OCDE et de la FAO 2014-2023 que ces changements, conjugués à l’augmentation de la population mondiale, exigeront d’accroître sensiblement la production pendant la décennie à venir.

 


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Impacto de la RSC en la sociedad dominicana

Impacto de la RSC en la sociedad dominicana | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sección Empresarial (RT @RevistaDePaseo: NUEVO EN DE PASEO: Impacto de la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa en la sociedad dominicana http://t.co/OdTkKdryqI Po…)...

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The #Navy's #Deadly Obsession with #Whales

The #Navy's #Deadly Obsession with #Whales | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When the US Navy began studying cetacean biosonar in the late 1940s, the only people who cared about Saving the Whales were whalers. (The Navy's Deadly Obsession with Whales.

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L’Eau Chaude Sanitaire face à la performance énergétique, infléchir les pratiques sociales….

L’Eau Chaude Sanitaire face à la performance énergétique, infléchir les pratiques sociales…. Une étude menée en partenariat avec le COSTIC, l’Institut BVA et une équipe de sociologues (BESCB, CERTOP-CNRS), à la demande de l’ADEME s’est axée sur l’une...

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We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history Brett Arends's ROI

We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history  Brett Arends's ROI | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Financial consultant Andrew Smithers, who was one of the few to warn about the bubble of the late 1990s, says U.S. stocks are now about 80% overvalued on certain key long-term measures.
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The Electrical Grid May Well Be The Next War's Battlefield

The Electrical Grid May Well Be The Next War's Battlefield | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

We talk a lot about Peak Cheap Oil as the Achilles' heel of the exponential monetary model, but the real threat to the quality of our daily lives would be a sustained loss of electrical power. Anything over a week without power for any modern nation would be a serious problem.

 

When the power goes out, everything just stops. For residential users, even a few hours begins to intrude heavily as melting freezers, dying cell phones, and the awkward realization that we don't remember how to play board games nudge us out of our comfort zone.

 

However, those are just small inconveniences.

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Acid rain aftermath: damaged ecology, damaged politics

Acid rain aftermath: damaged ecology, damaged politics | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Why reducing acid in rain is just the first step in recovery.
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Lawmakers target EPA’s water regs

Lawmakers target EPA’s water regs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Transportation Committee passed bills to reform the EPA’s water permitting process and stop a proposal to redefine its jurisdiction.
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In North Dakota's oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames

In North Dakota's oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Frank and Wanda Leppell once lived on a quiet cattle ranch in the middle of a rolling prairie, the lowing of cattle and the chirping of sparrows forming a pleasant soundtrack to their mornings. No more.
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Nearly two thirds of bread products contain pesticide residues

Nearly two thirds of bread products contain pesticide residues | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A study has found that more than 60 per cent of non-organic breads contain pesticide residues, with 17 per cent of the containing traces of more than one.
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