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Norway, UK, U.S. allocate $280 mln to stop deforestation

Norway, UK, U.S. allocate $280 mln to stop deforestation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The money, part of the nations' previously announced climate finances, aims to fund sustainable farming and better land use
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The US ranks 43rd in the world on climate policy (and Canada is even worse)

The US ranks 43rd in the world on climate policy (and Canada is even worse) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Some surprising losers—and winners—when it comes to the nations of the world and their efforts to curb global warming.
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Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future

Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
After 85 years, antibiotics are growing impotent. So what will medicine, agriculture and everyday life look like if we lose these drugs entirely? 
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6 ways to feed 11 billion people

6 ways to feed 11 billion people | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New farming techniques and more sustainable eating habits are the order of the day if we want to keep feeding the planet's population.
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Haiyan prompts risk research

Haiyan prompts risk research | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Geologists, engineers and social scientists are poised to swoop in before reconstruction gets under way.
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Warming seen worse as nations fail to meet carbon goals

Warming seen worse as nations fail to meet carbon goals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world is getting further off track in limiting global warming with setbacks in Japan and Australia outweighing positive signals from the United States and China, a study shows
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Which fossil fuel companies are most responsible for climate change? – interactive

Which fossil fuel companies are most responsible for climate change? – interactive | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
All but seven of the 90 companies found to have caused the climate crisis deal in oil, gas and coal – and half of the estimated emissions were produced just in the past 25 years
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Engaging China in proliferation prevention

Engaging China in proliferation prevention | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China continues to be the key source of goods and technology for the prohibited nuclear and missile programs of Iran and North Korea, with some officials estimating that China is used as a transit route for up to 90 percent of goods destined for...
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Why a consumer society can't fix the climate

Why a consumer society can't fix the climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Policy makers throughout the industrialized world generally assume that humankind can solve serious global problems by adopting better technologies and regulations—without questioning the viability of consumer-capitalist societies.
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UN talks locked on 'loss and damage'

UN talks locked on 'loss and damage' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

UN climate negotiations are bogged down in a dispute over who will take legal responsibility for the loss and damage caused by climate change.

 

Rich countries say they will strongly resist this move.

 

Secretary general Ban Ki-moon opened the ministerial segment of the talks in Warsaw, Poland with a warning that the world was facing the wrath of a warming planet.

 

Mr Ban called on delegates to respond with wisdom, urgency and resolve.

 

He told delegates that climate change threatens current and future generations, referring to the recent disaster in the Philippines as an example of the extreme weather the world can expect more of.

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The battery storage system that could close down coal power : Renew Economy

The battery storage system that could close down coal power : Renew Economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
German battery storage company Younicos believes its has a technology that can break down one of the last barriers to achieve up to 100 per cent renewable energy
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Residents of tornado-hit Midwest city regroup amid looting

Residents of tornado-hit Midwest city regroup amid looting | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Illinois (Reuters) - Residents of a central Illinois city hit by a powerful tornado worked feverishly on Tuesday to salvage belongings from the rubble of their homes, as an over-burdened police...
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Texas rice farmers may go 3rd year without water

Texas rice farmers may go 3rd year without water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If approved by the state, the drought-related emergency plan would require the authority's two key reservoirs near Austin to have 1.1 million acre-feet of water on March 1 before making any water available to farmers, higher than the 850,000...
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IKEA Produces Enough Clean Energy To Match A Third Of Its Global Energy Use, And Keeps Going

IKEA Produces Enough Clean Energy To Match A Third Of Its Global Energy Use, And Keeps Going | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Continuing its commitment to 100 percent renewable energy by 2020, IKEA announced the purchase of a 46-megawatt wind farm in Alberta.
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Scientists Warn Of Hot, Sour, Breathless Oceans

Scientists Warn Of Hot, Sour, Breathless Oceans | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Greenhouse gases are making the world's oceans hot, sour and breathless, and the way those changes work together is creating a grimmer outlook for global waters, according to a new report Wednesday from 540 international scientists.
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Thousands In Canada And Australia Protest Anti-Climate Policies

Thousands In Canada And Australia Protest Anti-Climate Policies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 60,000 gathered this weekend in Canada and Australia to call for action on climate change.
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Budget crunch hits Keeling’s curves

Budget crunch hits Keeling’s curves | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientist struggles to maintain long-standing carbon dioxide record and more recent atmospheric-oxygen monitor.
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Green groups urge rich states to stop blocking climate loss mechanism

Green groups urge rich states to stop blocking climate loss mechanism | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A lack of international ambition to curb emissions and low levels of climate finance mean that vulnerable countries face worsening losses, an open letter says
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World food security at risk as crop yields plateau

World food security at risk as crop yields plateau | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With increases in population adding to the demand for food, a falloff in the growth of grain production could spell trouble ahead
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Out of sight, out of mind

Out of sight, out of mind | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I used to get offended when I visited an Indian community with visible litter. “Why is there so much trash lying around?” I wondered. “Aren’t these people supposed to be in touch with nature?
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Gary Braasch on the visualization of climate change

Gary Braasch on the visualization of climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Environmental photojournalist Gary Braasch discusses how images have changed over time to illustrate the effects of climate change. This interview is based on Braasch's article—"Climate change: Is seeing believing?"—featured in the November/December 2013 issue of theBulletin.

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Carbon conundrum prompts some greens to think the unthinkable: nuclear

 Most greens oppose nuclear due to safety, costs* Many experts say all technologies needed in climate fight.

 

Most environmental groups advocate scaling up renewable energy such as wind and solar power but do not support nuclear due to safety issues, cost, and the time it takes to build.

 

But some experts say their stance is too narrow, making it harder to agree an effective deal in 2015 to cut greenhouse gases and keep temperature rises within safe limits of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit).

 

"If you are thinking seriously about holding climate change to no more than 2 degrees you can't afford to rule out any of the low-carbon technologies," said Nicholas Stern, chair of the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics.

 

"You need to be investing in all of them - including nuclear," he told Reuters.

 
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Proposed ethanol rules could hurt state farmers but help environment

Proposed ethanol rules could hurt state farmers but help environment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Like his father and grandfather, Gary Parr was sitting atop a tractor last week, overseeing hundreds of acres of cornfields that he planned to harvest.
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Japan's solar dream shatters as projects fail

Japan's solar dream shatters as projects fail | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Reuters) - The failure of solar developers to deliver on planned projects in Japan will cost the country's utilities close to $3.5 billion annually in additional coal and gas imports to generate...
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