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GOP Congressman Challenges Barbara Boxer To Debate, Wants To Prove Climate Change 'Is A Total Fraud'

GOP Congressman Challenges Barbara Boxer To Debate, Wants To Prove Climate Change 'Is A Total Fraud' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told constituents over the weekend that climate change "is a total fraud" designed by liberals to create "global government." Now Rohrabacher wants to have a public debate where he would presumably be expected to present facts that could help him prove this statement.

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Moniz on energy loans: ‘What is there to be defensive about?’ - The Hill's E2-Wire

Moniz on energy loans: ‘What is there to be defensive about?’ - The Hill's E2-Wire | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is touting federal green energy loans that have drawn strong criticism from Republicans over the collapse of the solar panel company Solyndra and other failures.
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Air Pollution Concerns Halt Enormous Coal Plant In China

Air Pollution Concerns Halt Enormous Coal Plant In China | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
What makes this case unique is that while power plants and other industrial projects regularly face opposition because of land and water issues, this is the first project that has been cancelled mainly on the basis of concerns about air pollution.
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Defense Contractor: Climate Change Could Create "Business Opportunities"

Defense Contractor: Climate Change Could Create "Business Opportunities" | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Raytheon is worried about the risks of global warming. But it also thinks climate-related "security concerns" could boost demand for its military products.
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Nuclear signals in South Asia

Nuclear signals in South Asia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

India, Pakistan, and China have been dancing a nuclear tango of late, taking steps that have serious implications for the entire region.

 

India, Pakistan, and China play a nuclear posturing game that is imprecise and dangerous. They'd do better to engage and learn one another’s true security concerns.

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Ethical Banking Explained

Ethical Banking Explained | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An ‘ethical’ bank is one that takes care when considering where it invests its money, as well as being concerned about the social and/or environmental impacts of its business operation.
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The Corporation (DVD) by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott

The Corporation (DVD) by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The Corporation explores how business came to have such open slather on legal and financial power, when originally corporations were created for the common good, such as building expensive infrastructure for a city. The movie jumps around some, as it cherry picks examples from the multitude of ill-tidings that corporations have wrought. But it retains a central theme: that the definition of a psychopath appears to be a perfect match for many a corporation. Except, of course, that they are not an individuals and therefore avoid the laws and strictures that the rest of us live by. A plethora of case studies are presented to ram home this psychopathic analogy. 

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Is Consumerism a Mental Illness? (Video)

Is Consumerism a Mental Illness? (Video) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Earlier today I wrote about the conflict of being an environmentalist in a modern, market-driven world. And many a TreeHugger has warned about a cult of consumerism, even as our paychecks are made up from ad revenue.
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Honeywell defends R1234yf refrigerant against Daimler

Honeywell defends R1234yf refrigerant against Daimler | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shocking video makes new coolant the hottest front in the battle for climate control.
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Top 20 PV makers shipped 5.8 gigawatts of solar panels during Q2 2013

Top 20 PV makers shipped 5.8 gigawatts of solar panels during Q2 2013 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The industry might be in financial trouble, but what matters to the planet is the pace of innovation and production of solar panels, and on those counts things are super healthy.
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Study reveals the obvious: The rich are different from you and me, especially behind the wheel

Study reveals the obvious: The rich are different from you and me, especially behind the wheel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It appears that drivers of fancy cars are more likely to go through pedestrian crosswalks
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Ecologie et capitalisme

Ecologie et capitalisme | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Le capitalisme est-il inéluctable ? Avec Alain Grandjean et Jean Gadrey, une émission de France Culture


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Why Energy Efficiency Isn't Always Green

Why Energy Efficiency Isn't Always Green | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Financial Incentives should not drive decisions about renewable energy retrofits. Energy efficiency comes second, not first. Good finance can never make a bad project good, but it can only make a good project better.

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ForestEthics sues Canadian government over the right to speak out in opposition to pipelines

ForestEthics sues Canadian government over the right to speak out in opposition to pipelines | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Harper Government has changed the rules to shut the opposition up, and they are being fought in court.
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Students Fight To Kick Carbon Off Campuses

Students Fight To Kick Carbon Off Campuses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
College campuses often use as much energy as small cities, but student-led efforts to green their schools energy supply is often much harder than they anticipated.
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Farmers struggle to adopt climate-smart methods

Farmers struggle to adopt climate-smart methods | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Preliminary results from a project aimed at helping Malawi, Vietnam and Zambia make the transition to a “climate-smart” approach to agriculture show some farmers are finding it hard to adopt new methods, while others are finding ways to cope well ...
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Sick Of The Deepwater Horizon Disaster, BP Gets Aggressive With Lawsuits

Sick Of The Deepwater Horizon Disaster, BP Gets Aggressive With Lawsuits | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BP has dropped any pretense of playing nice over the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history with a lawsuit filed Tuesday to reopen federal oil and gas leases.
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Who's to blame for climate change?

Who's to blame for climate change? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A quick, animated look at at where emissions come from on our planet.
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How To Manage Waste In Cities With Urban Planning

How To Manage Waste In Cities With Urban Planning | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With the cost of waste reaching 50% of total municipal budgets and the average generated per capita increasing, more effective strategies for waste management are essential to keep cities healthy and competitive.
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Cult of Consumerism at Root of Planet's Environmental Degradation & Destruction

Cult of Consumerism at Root of Planet's Environmental Degradation & Destruction | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Worldwatch Institute's State of the World 2010 report has just been released and takes square aim at what's at the root of the planet's current environment woes, be it climate change, biodiversity loss, natural...
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Did we really evolve to screw ourselves over?

Did we really evolve to screw ourselves over? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One documentary maker uses evolutionary psychology to offer a critique of consumerism.
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Keystone XL "will likely leak", warns TransCanada whistleblower

Keystone XL "will likely leak", warns TransCanada whistleblower | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Evan Vokes is a former employee of TransCanada, the Canadian company that intends to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, and warns that faulty construction means the pipeline will likely leak.
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Rare footage captured of an isolated tribe in the Amazon rainforest

Rare footage captured of an isolated tribe in the Amazon rainforest | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Amazon is home to one of the most fascinating life forms of all -- humans, like us, but who are living free from the narrow confines of our 'civilization'.
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Looking for a buzz in urban meadows

Looking for a buzz in urban meadows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists plant flower meadows in four UK cities as part of a study, the largest of its kind, to assess the impact of urbanisation on insect pollinators.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera , Ursula Sola de Hinestrosa
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High School Student Designs Solar Car to Transport Pregnant Zimbabwean Women to Clinics

High School Student Designs Solar Car to Transport Pregnant Zimbabwean Women to Clinics | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An Australian high school student is developing a solar-powered car to transport pregnant women in Zimbabwe to clinics and hospitals.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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