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Turkey mine explosion: Over 230 dead, smoke hindering rescue efforts

Turkey mine explosion: Over 230 dead, smoke hindering rescue efforts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fire is still blazing inside the mine, 18 hours after the blast, and hundreds remain trapped underground.
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Justice For All...Except Those Too Big For Jail - The National Memo

Fair warning: This book will make you angry. The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, by Matt Taibbi, is a volume of stories. Like the Vietnamese refugee and rape victim in San Diego who applied for public assistance, only to be visited by a “welfare inspector” who barged into her home and …
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The beautiful new jellyfish identified in the Gulf of Venice

The beautiful new jellyfish identified in the Gulf of Venice | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A bloom of new jellyfish started appearing in the Gulf of Venice last autumn. They were first detected by a fisherman from Chioggia in north-east Italy when hundreds of the beautiful yellow species filled his nets. News of this reached my team at the University of Salento's MED-JELLYRISK and VECTORS ...
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VW announces dual clutch automatic 10-speed transmission for its automotive vehicles

VW announces dual clutch automatic 10-speed transmission for its automotive vehicles | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Volkswagen development chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser has announced at the ongoing International Motor Symposium, in Vienna, Austria, that the company is set to debut a world first 10 speed automatic transmission, which should VW Group Chairman Dr. Martin Winterkorn, boasted, help the company meet its goal ...
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Study shows electric cars bring environmental benefits

Study shows electric cars bring environmental benefits | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —If electric vehicles were widely available, New Zealanders would buy enough of them to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector by one-fifth over the next 18 years, new research from Victoria University of Wellington shows.
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Control methane now, greenhouse gas expert warns

Control methane now, greenhouse gas expert warns | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —As the shale gas boom continues, the atmosphere receives more methane, adding to Earth's greenhouse gas problem. A Cornell ecology professor fears that we may not be many years away from an environmental tipping point – and disaster.
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Qat cultivation drains Yemen's precious groundwater

Qat cultivation drains Yemen's precious groundwater | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mountainous Yemen is blessed with more water than its Arabian desert neighbours but the national passion for the stimulant plant qat threatens to exhaust that precious resource.
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Emissions by carbon-neutral municipalities down by almost 20 per cent in six years

Emissions by carbon-neutral municipalities down by almost 20 per cent in six years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sixteen municipalities involved in the Towards Carbon-Neutral Municipalities (Canemu, HINKU in Finnish) project reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 19% between 2007 and 2012. The greatest emissions reduction was made by Hanko (-34%) and Ii (-31%), which has invested heavily in emission-free ...
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Dutch analyst seeks ideas to sidestep flooding from the next Hurricane Sandy

Dutch analyst seeks ideas to sidestep flooding from the next Hurricane Sandy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Henk Ovink thinks about the threat posed by rising seas to developed coastlines, a lot.
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San Diego County declares emergency as Carlsbad fire burns 30 homes

San Diego County declares emergency as Carlsbad fire burns 30 homes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A fast-moving wildfire has burned 30 homes in Carlsbad in northern San Diego County, prompting county authorities to declare an emergency as at least four other brush fires raged in nearby communities.
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Rattlesnake encounters spike amid prolonged warm weather

Rattlesnake encounters spike amid prolonged warm weather | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As if Angelenos didn't have enough to worry about as above-normal temperatures and tinder-dry landscapes produce extreme fire danger, experts on Tuesday warned that the warm weather has led to greater exposure to rattlesnakes.
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Brown says rising sea levels could force costly move of LAX

Brown says rising sea levels could force costly move of LAX | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
California will face billions of dollars in spending to cope with the consequences of rising sea levels if low-lying communities along the coast are ultimately submerged, as scientists predict, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday.
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Surging Seas: Sea level rise analysis by Climate Central

Surging Seas: Sea level rise analysis by Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Search or navigate our interactive map tool to see maps of areas below different amounts of sea level rise and flooding, down to neighborhood scale, matched with area timelines of risk. The tool also provides statistics of population, homes and land affected by city, county and state, plus links to factsheets, data downloads, action plans, embeddable widgets, and more.

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Australian government eliminates mining tax

Australian government eliminates mining tax | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The announcement was part of the Federal Budget unveiled Tuesday night, considered the toughest in almost two decades.
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Today's insects to be tomorrow's grub - food experts

Today's insects to be tomorrow's grub - food experts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Will locusts feed the world? The voracious flying insect, capable of swarming in millions and stripping fields of crops, has long been associated with hunger. But if a major conference gathering food experts and entomologists is right, captive locusts—and many other protein-rich insects—will be heading to a menu near you just a few years from now.

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US panel to study Agent Orange residue exposure

US panel to study Agent Orange residue exposure | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department has long resisted disability claims from service members who said chemical residue left in Vietnam War-era planes that were used to spray defoliants over Southeast Asia caused them severe illnesses, including cancer.
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Google self-driving car coming around the corner

Google self-driving car coming around the corner | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A white Lexus cruised along a road near the Google campus, braking for pedestrians and scooting over in its lane to give bicyclists ample space.
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Tropical cyclone intensity shifting poleward, study shows

Tropical cyclone intensity shifting poleward, study shows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Powerful, destructive tropical cyclones are now reaching their peak intensity farther from the equator and closer to the poles, according to a new study co-authored by an MIT scientist.
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Canada's water: A paradox of pollution and waste

Canada's water: A paradox of pollution and waste | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In Canada, a country with vast reserves of freshwater, the precious resource should reasonably be expected to be pristine and practically free to consumers.
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UN chief to discuss climate change in China

UN chief to discuss climate change in China | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
UN chief Ban Ki-moon will leave for China at the end of the week to discuss the nation's role in combating climate change.
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Brazil scores 60 out of 100 in first Ocean Health Index regional assessment

Brazil scores 60 out of 100 in first Ocean Health Index regional assessment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In a study published this month by the open-access science journal PLOS ONE, the Ocean Health Index revealed the findings of its first regional assessment, which was conducted for Brazil. The assessment found the 3,660,995 sq. km. Brazilian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), an area larger than India, scored ...
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Scientists Record of Conservative Predictions on Climate Should Give Us Pause

Scientists Record of Conservative Predictions on Climate Should Give Us Pause | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The most recent analysis by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change forecasts a global sea-level rise for this century of somewhere between one and three feet; the new findings, according to Rignot, will require these figures to be revised upward.

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Obama push keeps energy efficiency moving

Obama push keeps energy efficiency moving | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As a bipartisan energy efficiency bill collapses in Congress, President Obama expands federal efforts to boost the efficiency of appliances, outdoor lights and buildings nationwide.
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Insurers sue Chicago-area towns in bid to get flood money

Insurers sue Chicago-area towns in bid to get flood money | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

For years, Gurnee has projected the rise of the Des Plaines River before heavy rains, bought up property in flood zones and put out sandbags to prevent rainwater breaches.

 

Still, the village is among nearly 200 communities in the Chicago area being sued by a major insurance company that is arguing the municipalities didn't do enough to prevent last year's record flooding. The suits, filed by Farmers Insurance Group, seek to force these communities — and by extension their taxpayers and, ironically, their insurers — to pay back Farmers for claims it paid out for flooding in spring 2013.

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Four-Star Warning: Generals Dub Climate Change a Security Risk - NBC News

Four-Star Warning: Generals Dub Climate Change a Security Risk - NBC News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new report from a panel of former Pentagon leaders calls climate change a direct threat to national security and the U.S. economy, as extreme weather stand...
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