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FBI Is Looking Into Possible Criminal Charges Against Individuals At JPMorgan: Report

FBI Is Looking Into Possible Criminal Charges Against Individuals At JPMorgan: Report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the possibility of leveling criminal charges against individuals at JPMorgan Chase, an unnamed source told Bloomberg News. The FBI is working alongside the Department of Justice in itsprobe of the bank's energy trades, which was announced on Monday.

JPMorgan, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is also facing a criminal investigation over its actions leading up to the financial crisis. The bank is now facing at least seven ongoing investigations, according to the Wall Street Journal.

 
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Lamphier: Report says China’s hunger for oil soon to dwarf that of U.S.

Lamphier: Report says China’s hunger for oil soon to dwarf that of U.S. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China will overtake the U.S. as the world’s top crude oil importer by 2017, Wood Mackenzie predicts, presenting huge growth opportunities for Canada and other major oil exporting nations.
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Russian city ready for mass evacuation if flooding worsens

Russian city ready for mass evacuation if flooding worsens | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 23,000 have already been evacuated from three regions along Chinese border as Khabarovsk prepares for similar fate
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‘Your Mileage May Vary’: Truer Than Ever with Today’s Hybrid Cars | TIME.com

‘Your Mileage May Vary’: Truer Than Ever with Today’s Hybrid Cars | TIME.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For months, owners of Ford's C-Max Hybrid have complained that they weren't getting anywhere near the 47 MPH promised on the car's window. This week, the automaker said that these customers just may have been onto something.
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Nestlé's extraction of groundwater near Hope riles First Nations

Nestlé's extraction of groundwater near Hope riles First Nations | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
First Nations chiefs are calling on the province to start protecting their interests, claiming Nestlé Waters Canada extracted millions of litres of groundwater, for free, from their traditional territory without consultation or compensation.
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Study: All 107 U.S. nuclear reactors vulnerable to terrorists

Study: All 107 U.S. nuclear reactors vulnerable to terrorists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
11 reactors seen as most vulnerable to theft of nuclear materials and sabotage - including one near White House
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Marcellus Shale waste trips more radioactivity alarms than other products left at landfills

Marcellus Shale waste trips more radioactivity alarms than other products left at landfills | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Last year, nearly 1,000 trucks hauling 15,769 tons of Marcellus Shale waste were stopped at Pennsylvania landfill gates after tripping radioactivity alarms.

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Oil from BP spill pushed onto shelf off Tampa Bay by underwater currents, study finds

Oil from BP spill pushed onto shelf off Tampa Bay by underwater currents, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The thick globs of BP oil that washed ashore on beaches along Florida's Panhandle in 2010 never reached Tampa Bay, to the relief of hotel owners, restaurateurs, anglers, beachgoers and local officials.

 

But oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, floating beneath the surface after being sprayed with dispersant, settled on a shelf 80 miles from the Tampa Bay region within a year of the spill's end, according to a scientific study published this week.

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Pipelines: Oil spill makes an unlikely gadfly out of famous conservative -- Wednesday, August 21, 2013 -- www.eenews.net

Pipelines: Oil spill makes an unlikely gadfly out of famous conservative -- Wednesday, August 21, 2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
After a Michigan pipeline leak in 2010, a House Democrat led the local push for safety reforms. When a Montana pipeline spilled in 2011, a Democratic senator took federal regulators to task.
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Beluga deaths in St. Lawrence worry whale researchers - Montreal - CBC News

Beluga deaths in St. Lawrence worry whale researchers - Montreal - CBC News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Quebec marine biologists hope to figure out what's behind the alarming increase in dead beluga whale calves washing up on the shores of the St. Lawrence River since 2008.
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Waste: The Dark Side of the New Coffee Craze |

Feature | Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area News & Arts Coverage

Waste: The Dark Side of the New Coffee Craze |<br/>   <br/>Feature | Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area News & Arts Coverage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In June, Peet's Coffee & Tea dispatched a truck emblazoned with the motto, "Proof in Every Single Cup," to drive across the country.
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Rising College Costs Send Students Online: Video

Rising College Costs Send Students Online: Video | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bloomberg’s Nela Richardson discusses the changing landscape of college education. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)
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Debt Could be Killing Young Americans

Debt Could be Killing Young Americans | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Having a buttload of student debt as you enter the job world is not only bad for your pocketbook, making...
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House GOP Plans Mega-Hearing on Climate Change

House GOP Plans Mega-Hearing on Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

After virtually ignoring the nation's biggest environmental issue for years, Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are planning a major hearing on climate change on Sept. 18 and are inviting leaders of 13 federal agencies to testify. It will be the first time since President Obama unveiled his climate action plan in June that administration officials will testify on Capitol Hill about the agenda.

 

Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., who will preside over the hearing, sent out letters Aug. 6 inviting testimony from leaders of the Environmental Protection Agency; the departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Interior, State, and Transportation; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Commerce Department; NASA; the U.S. Agency for International Development; the Export-Import Bank; and the White House Office of Science and Technology.

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Deforestation sparks concern in Amazon - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za

Deforestation sparks concern in Amazon - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Sao Felix Do Xingu, Brazil - Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is on the rise sharply, sparking alarm over the future of the world's biggest rainforest.

Between June and last August, Imazon, the first independent monitoring system for the area, detected a 100 percent surge in the clearing of land.

That's in stark contrast to last year, when deforestation fell to 4 751 square kilometres, its lowest level in decades.

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What's Making the Floods Worse in Manila?

What's Making the Floods Worse in Manila? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Lashed each year by typhoons and stuck with outdated drainage systems, the Philippine capital has been hit by ever-worsening floods. Population growth, inadequate infrastructure, corruption, deforestation and even trash build-up combine to exacerbate the impact. It's a trend experts expect to continue.

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Climate: Most Americans don't support warming-focused civil disobedience -- poll

Nearly 6 in 10 Americans wouldn't support a group "engaging in non-violent civil disobedience" to protest government or business actions that exacerbate climate change, according to a report released today by researchers at Yale and George...
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Not yet, but soon if they don't see their government or corporations start making critical changes in the face of mounting extreme weather events and local climate changes.

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U.S. Desalination Industry Grows Since 2000; Seen as Essential to Meeting Supply Nee...

U.S. Desalination Industry Grows Since 2000; Seen as Essential to Meeting Supply Nee... | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
supplies clean water becoming scarce certain areas demand increasing desalination rise United States water professionals told BNA.
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6 who were minors at time of nuclear disaster newly found to have thyroid cancer - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Six young people in Fukushima Prefecture, who were aged 18 or under when the nuclear crisis began to unfold there in March 2011, have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer since June, prefectural authorities said Aug.
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Can we restore the world’s coral reefs?

Can we restore the world’s coral reefs? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Advances in science could offer hope for the world's besieged coral reefs. Gavin Haines investigates.

 

Whether we are blowing them up with dynamite, dropping anchors on them or warming up the oceans they live in, mankind is leading a sustained attack on the world's coral reefs.

 

A recent report revealed that coral coverage on the Great Barrier Reef has declined by as much as 50% in the last three decades, while reefs in the Caribbean have seen reported losses of 80%.

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Catastrophic Pipeline Ruptures Still Too Big a Risk for Enbridge, Report Warns | InsideClimate News

Catastrophic Pipeline Ruptures Still Too Big a Risk for Enbridge, Report Warns | InsideClimate News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pipeline regulators in Canada and the United States are being cautioned that claims by Enbridge Inc. that it improved its safety procedures and adopted sophisticated inspection practices are exaggerated and that pipeline ruptures as catastrophic as the company's 2010 accident in Marshall, Mich. are still possible.
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Mystery Virus That’s Killed 47 Is Tied to Bats in Saudi Arabia

Mystery Virus That’s Killed 47 Is Tied to Bats in Saudi Arabia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome has sickened 96 people over the past 15 months, killing 47.
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California on edge as wildfires spread

California on edge as wildfires spread | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nearly a dozen major fires, some touched off by an unusual string of lightning storms, are burning across California wildlands parched by back-to-back dry winters.
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College students say no to costly textbooks

College students say no to costly textbooks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

College students and some of their professors are pushing back against ever-escalating textbook prices that have jumped 82% in the past decade.

 

Growing numbers of faculty are publishing or adopting free or lower-cost course materials online.

 

Students also are getting savvier: 34% this spring reported downloading course content from an unauthorized website, up from 20% in 2010, says a survey released last month by the Book Industry Study Group, a trade association whose members include publishers, retailers, librarians, and other professionals engaged in print and electronic media.

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CHART: Long-Term Unemployment Crisis Is Historically Terrible

CHART: Long-Term Unemployment Crisis Is Historically Terrible | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Great Recession ended in 2009, but Americans across the country are still grappling with its fallout.
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