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Labor Day 2050: Global Warming And The Coming Collapse Of Labor Productivity

Labor Day 2050: Global Warming And The Coming Collapse Of Labor Productivity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The next time you see a projection of the economic cost from climate change -- and a resulting social cost of carbon -- you might want to double the numbers to get a more accurate picture of what we are risking by our callous inaction.
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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, September 2, 2013 5:36 PM

A new NOAA study projects that heat-stress related labor capacity losses will double globally by 2050 with a warming climate.

 
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New technology said to neutralize carbon fuel pollution emissions

New technology said to neutralize carbon fuel pollution emissions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A Swedish company claims that their "nano gas" can reduce power plant pollution emissions to zero, safely and cost-effectively.
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10 Things You Can Do Today to Start Solving the Plastic Water Bottle Problem

10 Things You Can Do Today to Start Solving the Plastic Water Bottle Problem | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Plastic water bottles are causing a flood of harm to our environment, as the vast majority of them end up in landfills, not properly recycled. The PETs in plastics don't biodegrade, instead releasing harmful toxins into the soil and ground water for decades or even centuries. As the purchase of plastic water bottles has risen to unprecedented levels, there is also an alternative environmental cost in the fossil fuels it takes to manufacture and distribute these bottles, and even health concerns as the plastics leach into the water they carry.

So what are we doing about it?

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Hot summer weather exacerbating ozone pollution —

Hot summer weather exacerbating ozone pollution — | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Unusually high temperatures this summer may be contributing to poor air quality in many European cities.
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Carbon Policy Must Mind The Gap

Carbon Policy Must Mind The Gap | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In this third post in our series The Carbon Trade we are going to look at the gaps between how much carbon a country extracts, produces and consumes.  These three ways of accounting for a nation’s carbon emissions all help to understand its climate impact and are useful when designing climate policy.
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The Door to Hell: Take a look inside a giant hole in the desert which has been on fire for more than 40 YEARS

The Door to Hell: Take a look inside a giant hole in the desert which has been on fire for more than 40 YEARS | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The hole in Derweze, Turkmenistan, was created in 1971 when a drilling rig used by Soviet geologists collapsed.
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Rising anxiety as climate change dominates 44th Pacific Islands Forum - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Rising anxiety as climate change dominates 44th Pacific Islands Forum - Xinhua | English.news.cn | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A tense opening session of the 44th pacific Islands Forum has been dominated by appeals from pacific leaders for 'real action' against the threat of rising sea levels associated with climate change.
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Neighbors sue rural Ga. city to fix sewer system that spews waste into yards and fouls creek | The Jamestown Sun | Jamestown, North Dakota

Monesa Coney bought her young sons a videogame console this summer to keep them from playing in her yard, where heavy rains are followed by foul-smelling liquid that bubbles up from the town's sewer system.
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Specter of More Fires Looms in Indonesia

Specter of More Fires Looms in Indonesia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Outbreak of fires last week in Sumatra offers a hint of things to come as the Indonesian island enters the heart of the dry season.
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Greening the brownfields[1]|chinadaily.com.cn

Greening the brownfields[1]|chinadaily.com.cn | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A French architect demonstrates the sustainability of redeveloping, rather than replacing, China's existing structures.
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Ohio State calls a new play for football: the compost route

Ohio State calls a new play for football: the compost route | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Ohio State’s efforts to cut down on trash at its football stadium put it among at least 200 schools that are trying to make their athletic programs greener. The interest across the country was on display last week at the first Green Sports Alliance Summit in Brooklyn.


Six hundred representatives from college and professional athletic organizations discussed ways to take chemicals out of lawn care, equip huge stadiums with low-flush toilets, treat wastewater on site and use it to irrigate the grounds, and reduce energy bills with wind turbines and solar panels.

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Who Are the Long-Term Unemployed?

Who Are the Long-Term Unemployed? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The long-term unemployed tend to be people who 1) are a little bit older, and 2) got laid off from their last job
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Larry Summers and the Secret "End-Game" Memo

Larry Summers and the Secret "End-Game" Memo | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If the confidential memo is authentic, then Summers shouldn't be serving on the Fed, he should be serving hard time. Hint: It's authentic.
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Wise old birds teach migration route to young whooping cranes

Wise old birds teach migration route to young whooping cranes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
GrrlScientist: A study of captive-bred whooping cranes found that young birds learn their migration routes over many years, and migrating alongside older birds improves the migratory efficiency of younger birds...
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Hidden in Paradise: Fascinating, Rare Dolphins and Whales You've Never Seen Before - Wired Science

Hidden in Paradise: Fascinating, Rare Dolphins and Whales You've Never Seen Before - Wired Science | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Sometimes, it seems, large whales and talking dolphins get all the attention. Yes, we love these animals, too – how can you not? A humpback whale launching itself from the sea like a giant, blubbery rocket and crashing down with a triumphant spray of seafoam can impress even the most curmudgeonly of whale watchers.

 

But the pantheon of cetaceans includes far more than just our charismatic, coastal kin. Preferring deeper water and diving for more than an hour at a time, some species of whales and dolphins are rarely seen, and seldom studied. These animals slip stealthily between the waves at the surface and retreat into a deep blue world that we still know very little about.

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EIB moves funding from fossil fuels to renewables | Windpower Monthly

Read EIB moves funding from fossil fuels to renewables and other wind energy news & analysis on Windpower Monthly
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Wes's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:52 PM

There can be no effecient than a renewable energy source. It's more than life... 

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Fukushima: Japan promises swift action on nuclear cleanup

Fukushima: Japan promises swift action on nuclear cleanup | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Prime minister Shinzo Abe makes pledge amid growing concern at scale and complexity of operation
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The One Video (And Three Charts) That Explains Why Unions Matter

The One Video (And Three Charts) That Explains Why Unions Matter | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A sad status quo is stopping some American workers from truly experiencing the American dream.
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Climate science 'alarming', 'irrefutable': Kerry

Climate science 'alarming', 'irrefutable': Kerry | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
US Secretary of State John Kerry said today the evidence for climate change was beyond dispute but it was not too late for international action to prevent its worst impacts.
"The science is clear.
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Crop pests head polewards to flee heat

Crop pests head polewards to flee heat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Farm crops and some tree species face an increased threat from pests which are migrating to temperate zones to survive in a warming world.
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Biofuel project funded by UK ‘leaves Africans without food’

Biofuel project funded by UK ‘leaves Africans without food’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Thousands of people in one of Africa’s poorest countries are going hungry because of a biofuels “land grab” by a firm that receives funding from the Department for International Development, a charity claims.
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In Paso Robles, vineyards' thirst pits growers against residents

In Paso Robles, vineyards' thirst pits growers against residents | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While the world clamors for more Paso Robles wine, rural residents like Denise Smith yearn for something far more precious: local water.
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Beijing issues new measures aimed at curbing air pollution

Beijing issues new measures aimed at curbing air pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing unveiled yet another slew of measures on Monday to curb a choking pollution problem, including limiting the number of new vehicles on the roads and closing or upgrading the...
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The Tiny Houses of Black Rock City: Cargo Cult - Tiny House Blog

The Tiny Houses of Black Rock City: Cargo Cult - Tiny House Blog | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Another Burning Man event has come to a close and Black Rock City this year was jammed pack full of interesting camps and structures. The city is the area where the nearly 60,000 people who come to the event live.
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Forget Al Capone -- Today's Racketeers are on Wall Street | Perspectives, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

Forget Al Capone -- Today's Racketeers are on Wall Street | Perspectives, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Back in Capone’s day, Prohibition helped give rise to a rash of epic crime-boss fortunes. In our day, deregulation has spawned on Wall Street an entire new generation of fabulously rich racketeers.
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Frédéric Liégeois's comment, September 2, 2013 10:40 AM
Nothing's new under the sun...