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Des sans-abris exploités pour nettoyer Fukushima

Des sans-abris exploités pour nettoyer Fukushima | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Des entreprises privées, payées par les autorités japonaises, embauchent des sans-abris pour réaliser les travaux de décontamination.

  


Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter
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Researchers investigate bone substitute from synthetic materials

Researchers investigate bone substitute from synthetic materials | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When Lucia Téllez Jurado and her research team at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) were working in the synthesis of diverse materials, they realized that synthetically obtained hydroxylapatite, the medullar component of bone, could be used...
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Wireless networks exposed as electricity grid weakest link

Wireless networks exposed as electricity grid weakest link | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Smarter, more efficient electricity meters aim to revolutionise energy distribution but WA researchers fear hackers could easily exploit numerous security flaws and wreck havoc on power grids.
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Cloud mystery solved: Global temperatures to rise at least 4C by 2100

Cloud mystery solved: Global temperatures to rise at least 4C by 2100 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Global average temperatures will rise at least 4°C by 2100 and potentially more than 8°C by 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced according to new research published in Nature.
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What’s Tesla’s Biggest Challenge?

What’s Tesla’s Biggest Challenge? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors has crossed some huge hurdles, but it still has some ginormous ones to come. For a little fun, I thought I'd create a quick poll on what you think has been, is, or will be Tesla's biggest challenge.
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Tesla Superchargers Opened In Germany

Tesla Superchargers Opened In Germany | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cleantech rock band Tesla Motors has opened its first Superchargers in Germany, as a recent tweet by Tesla informed us: https://twitter.com/TeslaMotors/status/413009856040140801 I jumped over to the Tesla Supercharger page linked above and...
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Exploring Microsoft's Carbon Price and Its 5 Steps to Carbon Neutrality | The Energy Collective

Exploring Microsoft's Carbon Price and Its 5 Steps to Carbon Neutrality | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The number of companies taking tangible steps to prepare for and prosper in a lower-carbon economy is growing, even absent a national carbon tax or cap-and-trade regime.
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Excellent Video Responses To Absurd ExxonMobil Commercial

Excellent Video Responses To Absurd ExxonMobil Commercial | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ah, ExxonMobil decided to go and play the energy density card in a recent commercial, comparing the energy density in a gallon of gas to electricity in a somewhat “clever” way. One thing left out of the equation, however, is that, “while gasoline does have a high energy density, internal combustion engines are only able to use 30% or less of that energy for automotive propulsion. Thus, burning gasoline to drive a vehicle is still very inefficient,” asone GM-Volt Forum member noted. But some even better responses might be as follows:
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The #1 Reason Why Electric Cars Will Dominate The Car Market

The #1 Reason Why Electric Cars Will Dominate The Car Market | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There are a ton of reasons why electric cars should be the dominant type of car on our roads -- reasons why you should really ditch your gasmobile for an electric car. Some of those reasons would slowly sway portions of the market.
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All New Australian Power Plants Will Be Renewable Through 2020

All New Australian Power Plants Will Be Renewable Through 2020 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
According to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), all new electricity generation capacity in Australia will be from renewable energy.
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Could a user fee curb excessive antibiotics use?

Could a user fee curb excessive antibiotics use? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'The real value of antibiotics is saving people from dying. Everything else is trivial' By Summit Voice FRISCO — Massive use of antibiotics for food production is only marginally beneficial and pos...
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Vapor nanobubbles rapidly detect malaria through the skin

Vapor nanobubbles rapidly detect malaria through the skin | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Rice University researchers have developed a noninvasive technology that accurately detects low levels of malaria infection through the skin in seconds with a laser scanner.
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Sleep to protect your brain

Sleep to protect your brain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that one night of sleep deprivation increases morning blood concentrations of NSE and S-100B in healthy young men. These molecules are typically found in the brain.
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Debunking myths on nuclear power

Debunking myths on nuclear power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It is the received wisdom that nuclear weapons and nuclear power are inseparable. Consequently, any country that builds a civilian nuclear power station is able to build an atomic bomb within a couple of years.
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Major reductions in seafloor marine life from climate change by 2100

Major reductions in seafloor marine life from climate change by 2100 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study quantifies for the first time future losses in deep-sea marine life, using advanced climate models. Results show that even the most remote deep-sea ecosystems are not safe from the impacts of climate change.
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Peruvian program brings solar energy to the poor - Hydrogen Fuel News | Hydrogen Fuel News

solar energy. The country has been growing more attractive as a solar market in recent years as energy developers around the world begin to look for opportu
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If Everyone Had A Gas Station At Home…

If Everyone Had A Gas Station At Home… | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Here's a funny thing I was just thinking: Imagine if the EV--gasmobile story were reversed and EVs were the dominant type of vehicle while gasmobiles were just becoming mainstream.
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Algae Oil Poised For World Domination, Eventually

Algae Oil Poised For World Domination, Eventually | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Don't be surprised if you wake up one day to find that the petroleum economy has been nudged aside by a startling diversity of alternative fuels topped by algae oil.
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Volkswagen XL1 (VIDEO & PICS)

Volkswagen XL1 (VIDEO & PICS) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We've written a few times about the wickedly efficient (perhaps most efficient car in the world) Volkswagen XL1. I recently got to see the car over at EVS27 in Barcelona. Of course, I didn't miss the opportunity to take a video and snap a few pics.
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Prius versus Volt Cost of Ownership

Prius versus Volt Cost of Ownership | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Russ Finley compares the Volt's five year ownership cost to that of a Prius.
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Environmental Protection Agency and Violation Oversight | The Energy Collective

Environmental Protection Agency and Violation Oversight | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We applaud EPA for taking action to hold an oil and gas company responsible for damaging 27 streams and wetlands in West Virginia (including 16 fracking sites).
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Zero-Emissions LEGO Car Nails It

Zero-Emissions LEGO Car Nails It | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An insane life-size zero-emission car made out of LEGOs recently had its official debut. Sam Laird of Mashable calls it
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Plastic made from pollution hits U.S. market

Plastic made from pollution hits U.S. market | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The 31-year-old co-founders of Newlight Technologies have two factories making AirCarbon -- plastic from captured carbon that will soon appear in the form of chairs, food containers and cell phone cases.
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