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Egypt violence stirs fears of Suez Canal terror

Egypt violence stirs fears of Suez Canal terror | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cairo (UPI) Sep 11, 2013 -
A failed attack on a container ship transiting the Suez Canal has raised concerns that as Egypt descends into widening violence the strategic waterway, could become a target for Islamist militants.
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US House to introduce stop-gap budget

US House to introduce stop-gap budget | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington, District Of Columbia (AFP) Sept 11, 2013 - A key US lawmaker introduced a stop-gap funding bill Wednesday to prevent an October 1 government shut-down, acknowledging there is not enough time to pass a yearly US budget.
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Professor and student develop device to detect biodiesel contamination

Professor and student develop device to detect biodiesel contamination | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Knoxville TN (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 -
In 2010, a Cathay Pacific Airways plane was arriving in Hong Kong when the engine control thrusts seized up and it was forced to make a hard landing-injuring dozens.
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Hydrogen Fuel From Sunlight

Hydrogen Fuel From Sunlight | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Berkeley CA (SPX) Sep 12, 2013 -
In the search for clean, green sustainable energy sources to meet human needs for generations to come, perhaps no technology matches the ultimate potential of artificial photosynthesis.
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Indiana Jones meets George Jetson

Indiana Jones meets George Jetson | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 -
A team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden has designed a microplasma source capable of exciting matter in a controlled, efficient way.
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Researchers find new opportunites for waste heat

Researchers find new opportunites for waste heat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 - Physicists at the University of Houston's physics department and the Texas Center for Superconductivity are working on an innovation that could boost vehicle mileage by 5 percent and power plant and...
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Searchers look for 2,500 Japan tsunami dead

Searchers look for 2,500 Japan tsunami dead | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 11, 2013 - Police and the coastguard in Japan carried out large-scale searches Wednesday for the bodies of more than 2,500 people still missing two-and-a-half years since the quake-tsunami and nuclear disaster it spawned.
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Canada builds up arctic maritime surveillance

Canada builds up arctic maritime surveillance | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ottawa (UPI) Sep 11, 2013 -
Canada is going ahead with plans to keep closer tabs on arctic shipping amid competing claims on the region, especially those from Russia and northern European states.
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Indonesian farmers take legal action against president over haze

Indonesian farmers take legal action against president over haze | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jakarta (AFP) Sept 11, 2013 - Indonesian farmers in a province at the centre of Southeast Asia's worst smog outbreak for years have filed a lawsuit against the president in response to the haze crisis, activists said Wednesday.
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Wide range of differences, mostly unseen, among humans

Wide range of differences, mostly unseen, among humans | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 -
No two human beings are the same. Although we all possess the same genes, our genetic code varies in many places.
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Relocation, relocation

Relocation, relocation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 -
Scientists at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have devised a novel method to identify suitable new homes for animals under threat from climate change.
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Certification of aquaculture critical to sustainable seafood production

Certification of aquaculture critical to sustainable seafood production | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Wageningen, Denmark (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 - Certification of products from aquatic farming - aquaculture - is contributing to sustainable production, but it also has serious limits.
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BriTek's Brilliant Airless Bicycle Tire Reinvents the Wheel

BriTek's Brilliant Airless Bicycle Tire Reinvents the Wheel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Birtek Tire and Rubber has designed an airless mountain bike tire called the Energy Return Wheel, which is made from carbon fiber and rubber.
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Taiwan nuclear power plant progresses amid resistance

Taiwan nuclear power plant progresses amid resistance | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Taipei, Taiwan (UPI) Sep 11, 2013 -
Taiwan's controversial fourth nuclear power plant could be ready for loading of fuel rods as early as this month, the government says.
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Boeing Forecasts China's Fleet to Triple Over Next 20 Years

Boeing Forecasts China's Fleet to Triple Over Next 20 Years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing, China (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 -
Boeing, China's leading provider of passenger airplanes, projects a demand for 5,580 new airplanes in China over the next 20 years valued at $780 billion.
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Blue-green algae a 5-tool player in converting waste to fuel

Blue-green algae a 5-tool player in converting waste to fuel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
St. Louis MO (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 -
In the baseball world, a superstar can do five things exceptionally well: hit, hit for power, run, throw and field.
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Solar Exchange to Unveil Global Solar Marketplace

Solar Exchange to Unveil Global Solar Marketplace | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 12, 2013 -
Solar Exchange has announced the launch date of its cloud-based commerce platform which automates the buying and selling of goods for the solar industry.
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Ultra-fast trading robots can send markets out of control

Ultra-fast trading robots can send markets out of control | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Coral Gables, Fla. (UPI) Sep 11, 2013 -
Robots trading on global markets and operating at speeds beyond human capability can overwhelm the system and bring trading to a halt, U.S. researchers say.
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Over-pumping sucks arsenic into Hanoi's water

Over-pumping sucks arsenic into Hanoi's water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Arsenic has infiltrated an aquifer that provides water for the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, scientists said Wednesday, warning that the phenomenon could also occur elsewhere.

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Kenya says newly discovered aquifer could supply water for 70 years

Kenya says newly discovered aquifer could supply water for 70 years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nairobi, Kenya (UPI) Sep 11, 2013 -
Kenya's government says a huge water source has been discovered in the arid northern Turkana region that could supply the country for 70 years.
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Long-disappeared rivers may have helped human migrations out of Africa

Long-disappeared rivers may have helped human migrations out of Africa | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hull, England (UPI) Sep 11, 2013 - Three ancient river systems, now long buried, may have supported ancient human migration routes out of Africa to the Mediterranean, British researchers say.
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Ancient rivers and human migrations 

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New technique to assess cost issues from major flood damage

New technique to assess cost issues from major flood damage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Exeter UK (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 - A new approach to calculating the cost of damage caused by flooding is to be presented at the International Conference of Flood Resilience: Experiences in Asia and Europe at the University of Exeter...
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More land needs protection to satisfy treaties, study shows

More land needs protection to satisfy treaties, study shows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 11, 2013 - Can the separate international commitments of protecting 17% of the planet's terrestrial surface and of conserving 60% of the world's plant species within these protected areas be met simultaneously...
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After a Fire, Before a Flood: NASA's Landsat Directs Restoration to At-Risk Areas

After a Fire, Before a Flood: NASA's Landsat Directs Restoration to At-Risk Areas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 09, 2013 -
While the 138,000-acre Silver Fire still smoldered, forest restoration specialists were on the job.
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7 Tricked-Out Bike Projects to Inspire the Cyclist in You

7 Tricked-Out Bike Projects to Inspire the Cyclist in You | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
From bikes that play records to Ron Arad's incredible steel-wheeled WOW bicycle, we have collected 7 awesome projects that will inspire bicycle addicts and newbies alike
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