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Mont Pelerin - home to leaders of climate science denial : Renew Economy

Mont Pelerin - home to leaders of climate science denial : Renew Economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Abbott's chief business advisor Maurice Newman is a member of a society home to leading pushers of climate denial.
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France and Germany contemplate an “Airbus” of solar : Renew Economy

France and Germany contemplate an “Airbus” of solar : Renew Economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
France and Germany look to work together as they move away from nuclear and embrace renewables. There is also talk of an Airbus of solar technology.
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Agricultura orgánica en Perú recibe un empujón

Agricultura orgánica en Perú recibe un empujón | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
La pequeña agricultura orgánica recibe un empujón en Perú, con la instalación del Consejo Nacional de Productos Orgánicos (Conapo)
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Alto Maipo Project Endangers Santiago's Water Supply - Inter Press Service

Alto Maipo Project Endangers Santiago's Water Supply - Inter Press Service | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A hydroelectric project under construction near the Chilean capital poses a threat to the supply of drinking water to more than six million people living i
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Extreme weather cost Canada record $3.2B, insurers say

Extreme weather cost Canada record $3.2B, insurers say | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The spate of severe weather disruptions across Canada in the past year caused insurers to pay out a record $3.2 billion in claims, the industry says.
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More oil spilled from trains in 2013 than in previous 4 decades

More oil spilled from trains in 2013 than in previous 4 decades | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Including major derailments in Alabama and North Dakota, more than 1.15 million gallons of crude oil was spilled from rail cars in 2013.
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Climate scientist Dessler to US Senate: 'Climate change is a clear and present danger'

Climate scientist Dessler to US Senate: 'Climate change is a clear and present danger' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Last Thursday, the US Senate committee on environment & public works held a four-hour hearing to review President Obama's Climate Action Plan. The hearing began with statements from the committee members, and then proceeded with two expert panels.
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Perfect Storm of Problems Forces Shell to Announce 48% Drop in Earnings

Royal Dutch Shell has announced a warning ahead of its official earnings report, stating that the fourth-quarter earnings are far lower than expected. A perfect storm of problems over the past three
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A Field Guide To Anti-Technology Movements, Past And Present

A Field Guide To Anti-Technology Movements, Past And Present | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"Major anti-technology movements will be active in the U.S. and elsewhere by 2030," Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, predicted back in 2001.
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At Davos: Paul Singer To Warn Of Derivatives Catastrophe

At Davos: Paul Singer To Warn Of Derivatives Catastrophe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paul Singer, the outspoken hedge fund manager at Elliot Management, will not disappoint when he speaks in Davos, Switzerland..
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China working-age population falls

China working-age population falls | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Jan 20, 2014 - China's working-age population continued to decline last year, the government said Monday, as Beijing grapples with a demographic time bomb that is one of its biggest challenges.
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Norway to build modern icebreaker for oil, gas exploration in Arctic by 2016

Norway to build modern icebreaker for oil, gas exploration in Arctic by 2016 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Jan 21, 2014 - The Kronprins Haakon modern icebreaker for exploration of resources in the Arctic will be ready by 2016, Norway's Minister of Fishery Elisabeth Aspaker said at the opening of the Arctic Borders inte...
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US consumers to blame for some air pollution from China

US consumers to blame for some air pollution from China | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Jan 20, 2014 - Air pollution from China blows across the Pacific Ocean and ends up over the US west coast - and American consumerism is to blame for a portion of it, said a study Monday.
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Fox News chief revealed: Anti science and anti-clean energy : Renew Economy

Fox News chief revealed: Anti science and anti-clean energy : Renew Economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new biography of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes suggests that he actually believes a lot of the anti-science, anti-clean energy nonsense he puts on the air.
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Alto Maipo, otro proyecto polémico de energia en Chile

Alto Maipo, otro proyecto polémico de energia en Chile | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Un proyecto hidroeléctrico que se construye en las cercanías de la capital de Chile amenaza el abastecimiento de agua potable para más de seis millones de
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Caen inversiones mundiales en energías alternativas - IPS Agencia de Noticias

Caen inversiones mundiales en energías alternativas - IPS Agencia de Noticias | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A pesar del redescubrimiento de quienes marcan tendencia en Wall Street de la importancia de los mercados “verdes”, las inversiones mundiales en energías a
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Building Toward the Home of Tomorrow

Building Toward the Home of Tomorrow | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The announcement last week that Google was paying $3 billion to acquire Nest, a maker of Internet-connected home products, put a sort of Good Housekeeping seal of approval on this nascent market.
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For China, north is a new way to go west

For China, north is a new way to go west | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing eyes Northeast Passage as a route to ship manufactured goods to Europe more quickly and less expensively
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Texas Company, Alone in U.S., Cashes In on Nuclear Waste

Texas Company, Alone in U.S., Cashes In on Nuclear Waste | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Waste Control Specialists is the only company that will dispose of some categories of low-level waste for 95 nuclear reactors in 29 states.
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Addicted to Comfort | George Monbiot

Addicted to Comfort | George Monbiot | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Why do we tolerate a politics that offers no effective choice? That operates largely at the behest of millionaire funders, corporate power and a bullying media? Why, in an age in which people are no longer tortured and executed for criticising those in power, have we failed to create viable alternatives?

 

In the US Congress this year, for the first time a majority of members are millionaires(5). As the representatives become richer, the laws they pass ensure that they exercise ever less power over the rich and ever more power over the poor. Yet, as the Center for Responsive Politics notes, “there’s been no change in our appetite to elect affluent politicians to represent our concerns in Washington.”(6)

 

We appear to possess an almost limitless ability to sit back and watch as political life is seized by plutocrats, as the biosphere is trashed, as public services are killed or given to corporations; as workers are dragooned into zero-hour contracts. 

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Death in a hot climate: southern heatwave to take its toll

Death in a hot climate: southern heatwave to take its toll | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hopefully the southern Australian heatwave is coming to an end – for now. But for health-care providers and death investigators, such as me, the fallout will continue for some time to come.
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Health Canada library changes leave scientists scrambling

Health Canada library changes leave scientists scrambling | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Health Canada scientists are so concerned about losing access to their research library that they're finding workarounds, with one squirrelling away journals and books in his basement for colleagues to consult, says a report obtained by CBC News.
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Craft Beer, the (Very) Limited Edition

Craft Beer, the (Very) Limited Edition | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
You can’t buy his pale ales, porters and stouts anywhere outside Vermont. And that suits the brewer just fine.
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Solar-power device would use heat to enhance efficiency

Solar-power device would use heat to enhance efficiency | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Boston MA (SPX) Jan 21, 2014 - A new approach to harvesting solar energy, developed by MIT researchers, could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be collect...
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Poison-breathing bacteria may be boon to industry, environment

Poison-breathing bacteria may be boon to industry, environment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Athens GA (SPX) Jan 21, 2014 -
Buried deep in the mud along the banks of a remote salt lake near Yosemite National Park are colonies of bacteria with an unusual property: they breathe a toxic metal to survive.
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