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What China's Energy Trajectory Says about Climate Change

What China's Energy Trajectory Says about Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China has one of the most ambitious green energy forecasts in the world, intended to install more new renewable energy capacity than the US, and EU combined, however it still
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Quantum waves at the heart of organic solar cells

Quantum waves at the heart of organic solar cells | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Dec 13, 2013 - By using an ultrafast camera, scientists say they have observed the very first instants following the absorption of light into artificial yet organic nanostructures and found that charges not only f...
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Not all species age the same, and humans are outside the norm

Not all species age the same, and humans are outside the norm | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Orlando, Fla. (UPI) Dec 11, 2013 -
Not all species age the same, U.S. researchers say, and humans may be outside the norm because adult humans get weaker as they age and then die.
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Ice melt means greener Arctic is the new normal

Ice melt means greener Arctic is the new normal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Dec 12, 2013 - Below-average snow cover, melting sea ice and declines in the population of reindeers and caribou are the new normal in the modern-day Arctic, said a scientific report out Thursday.
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A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps.

A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
His dark prediction about the future has become our present.
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Ancient Water Irrigates Saharan Oasis: Scientific American

Ancient Water Irrigates Saharan Oasis: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Outside Al Jawf, Libya, a verdant oasis blooms in the middle of a desert.
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Bee Researchers Make Friends with a Killer: Scientific American

Bee Researchers Make Friends with a Killer: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Latin America finds Africanized killer bees are better honey producers than expected
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IPCC Faces Climate of Uncertainty: Scientific American

IPCC Faces Climate of Uncertainty: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In addition to areas of climate science needing more research, the UN body may face a change in mission
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Can Microbes Clean Up Our Oily Mess? [Video] | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Can Microbes Clean Up Our Oily Mess? [Video] | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With an estimated 70 oil spills every day in the U.S. and tons of plastic garbage littering our oceans, humans could really use some help cleaning ...
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As Lionfish Invade the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, Conservationists Say Eat Up [Slide Show]: Scientific American

As Lionfish Invade the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, Conservationists Say Eat Up [Slide Show]: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The species is wreaking havoc on reef communities, prompting efforts to encourage the public to catch and eat the fish
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How Long Have Humans Dominated the Planet?: Scientific American

How Long Have Humans Dominated the Planet?: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A call goes out for a new global effort to puzzle out humanity's ecological history over the last 50,000 years or more
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What are electronic cigarettes?

What are electronic cigarettes? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As rates of smoking fall in Australia, electronic cigarette manufacturers are moving in. Liberty Flights last week released an (awful) online ad to 'create awareness' of electronic or e-cigarettes in the Australian marketplace.
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Plague 'epidemic' kills 39 in Madagascar (Update)

Plague 'epidemic' kills 39 in Madagascar (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An outbreak of plague even more vicious than the bubonic strain dubbed the black death has killed 39 people in Madagascar, the government said Thursday.
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Carbon capture technology could be vital for climate targets

Carbon capture technology could be vital for climate targets | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Laxenburg, Austria (SPX) Dec 12, 2013 - The future availability of carbon capture and storage (CCS) will be pivotal in reaching ambitious climate targets, according to a new comprehensive study of future energy technologies from IIASA, th...
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Graphene-based nano-antennas may enable networks of tiny machines

Graphene-based nano-antennas may enable networks of tiny machines | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Atlanta GA (SPX) Dec 13, 2013 - Networks of nanometer-scale machines offer exciting potential applications in medicine, industry, environmental protection and defense, but until now there's been one very small problem: the limited...
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European Parliament approves fishing reforms, discards ban

European Parliament approves fishing reforms, discards ban | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Strasbourg, France (UPI) Dec 12, 2013 -
The European Parliament this week gave final approval to fishing sustainability reforms that include banning the practice of discarding unwanted fish at sea.
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NASA Reveals New Results From Inside the Ozone Hole

NASA Reveals New Results From Inside the Ozone Hole | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 12, 2013 - NASA scientists have revealed the inner workings of the ozone hole that forms annually over Antarctica and found that declining chlorine in the stratosphere has not yet caused a recovery of the ozon...
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Natural gas to overtake coal as global energy source by 2025—Exxon

Natural gas to overtake coal as global energy source by 2025—Exxon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world’s largest oil and gas firm predicts that by around 2025 gas will be the world’s second most-used fuel, only behind oil.
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Massive Aquifers Under the Sea Could Sate Thirst: Scientific American

Massive Aquifers Under the Sea Could Sate Thirst: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 100 times the amount of water extracted from ground aquifers waits near shore but may prove difficult or damaging to extract
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Less Is More When Restoring Wetlands: Scientific American

Less Is More When Restoring Wetlands: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Many wetland recovery programs have failed by trying to re-create the original ecosystems. Recent successes have focused on one or two limited goals and have let nature take it from there
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Blame Heat Waves on Loss of Arctic Sea Ice: Scientific American Podcast

Blame Heat Waves on Loss of Arctic Sea Ice: Scientific American Podcast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

New research suggests a link between the precipitous meltdown of Arctic summer sea ice and broiling heat waves. David Biello reports

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Scientific American 's 2013 Gadget Guide: 10 Technologies You Need to See [Slide Show]: Scientific American

Scientific American 's 2013 Gadget Guide: 10 Technologies You Need to See [Slide Show]: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We show you some of our favorite gizmos from the past year
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How Nuclear Power Can Stop Global Warming: Scientific American

How Nuclear Power Can Stop Global Warming: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nuclear power is one of the few technologies that can quickly combat climate change, experts argue
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Protecting juniper from a berry uncertain future

Protecting juniper from a berry uncertain future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Forest Research scientists have collected berries from juniper bushes across Great Britain as part of the UK National Tree Seed Project overseen by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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Worms and hot baths: Novel approaches to treating autism

Worms and hot baths: Novel approaches to treating autism | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study shows that two unusual treatment approaches may have beneficial effects on the symptoms of autism in children and adults with the disorder.
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