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This Photo Of The Social Security Fight Will Disgust You

This Photo Of The Social Security Fight Will Disgust You | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The incredibly wealthy CEOs pushing to cut the future Social Security benefits of millions of American retirees are pretty much guaranteed to stay incredibly wealthy throughout their own retirement.
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Do Scores of Tornadoes Slamming Midwest Redefine “Tornado Alley?”

Do Scores of Tornadoes Slamming Midwest Redefine “Tornado Alley?” | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Death and disaster strike a handful of Midwest states over weekend, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Ohio—states not part of the traditional “Tornado Alley.”
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Uncertainties Abound in Fukushima Decommissioning

Uncertainties Abound in Fukushima Decommissioning | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It's costly, risky and dependent on technologies that have yet to be fully developed.
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Kosovo pays a heavy toll for lack of reliable energy

Kosovo pays a heavy toll for lack of reliable energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Europe's most polluted country is beset by energy poverty, yet rich in toxic lignite. Is there a viable alternative to coal? Harriet Salem reports
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Colorado pitches new rules to cut oil and gas industry air pollution

Colorado pitches new rules to cut oil and gas industry air pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
State health officials rolled out groundbreaking rules for the oil and gas industry Monday to address worsening air pollution, including a requirement that companies control emissions of the greenhouse gas methane, linked to climate change.
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The Crew's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:48 AM

I think it is a great idea that the state officials make rules that companies must catch atleast 95 percent of emissions like green house gases and methane. These harmful pollutants have been destroyin the beautiful environment. I feel that if companies don't dispose of atleast 50 percent then they should be shut down.-Gavin

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Chemicals in plastics and cosmetics tied to early births

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chemicals called phthalates, found in plastics and cosmetics, may be linked to a raised risk of babies being born early, suggests a new study.Researchers found that women who...
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Greenpeace protests coal summit in Warsaw amid UN climate talks

Greenpeace protests coal summit in Warsaw amid UN climate talks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Warsaw (AFP) Nov 18, 2013 - Greenpeace activists on Monday hoisted banners protesting against coal use atop Poland's economy ministry in Warsaw, as a global coal conference got underway and UN climate talks entered their final week.
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Coal sector must 'change dramatically': climate chief

Coal sector must 'change dramatically': climate chief | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Warsaw (AFP) Nov 18, 2013 - The United Nations' climate chief urged the coal industry on Monday to make dramatic changes to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions amid protests at a coal summit held on the sidelines of global climate talks.
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SunEdison Launches Solar Water Pumps In India

SunEdison Launches Solar Water Pumps In India | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
St. Peters MO (SPX) Nov 19, 2013 -
SunEdison has launched a solar photovoltaic (PV)-based water pump designed for the agriculture sector.
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Nature: Single-atom Bit Forms Smallest Memory in the World

Nature: Single-atom Bit Forms Smallest Memory in the World | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Karlsruhe, Germany (SPX) Nov 19, 2013 -
One atom equals one bit: According to this design principle, we would like to construct magnetic data memories in the future.
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What Happens after the U.S. Oil Boom Goes Bust?

What Happens after the U.S. Oil Boom Goes Bust? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
the IEA has admitted that the Middle East is the only large source of low cost oil on the planet, and will soon take back the market share it has lost to the US shale boom. What
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Schilling Shilling | KUNSTLER

Schilling Shilling | KUNSTLER | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Such is the power of wishful thinking that a set of fool-making memes now pulses through the word-clouds of financial chatter in America spreading the false good cheer that our economic troubles are behind us and pimping for perpetual motion in wealth expansion. A poster boy for this bundle of falsehoods is financial analyst A. Gary Schilling. Just last week, he was talking out of his cloacal vent about US “energy independence” and “the manufacturing renaissance” that will allow this country to magically decouple from the compressive contraction driving the rest of the world.


     Shilling is among the growing chorus of cheerleaders who believe that the shale oil and gas boom will make it possible for so-called “consumers” (what we foolishly call ourselves) to keep driving to Wal-Mart forever — which is the master wish behind all the current fantasies of endless expansion. That idea is going to leave a lot of people disappointed and put the nation further behind in the necessary reorganization of all the key systems that support everyday civilized life, namely: food production, commerce, transport, and the management of capital.

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Cost from disasters quadrupled in 30 years: World Bank

Cost from disasters quadrupled in 30 years: World Bank | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Warsaw (AFP) Nov 18, 2013 - The bill from natural and weather disasters is nearly $200 billion (150 billion euros) a year, four times higher than in the 1980s, the World Bank said on Monday.
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Broad consensus on climate change across American states

Broad consensus on climate change across American states | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

A recent US “survey of surveys” by Stanford University Professor Jon Krosnick has analysed public opinion on climate change in 46 of USA’s 50 states. Krosnick found to his surprise that, regardless of geography, most Americans accept that global warming is happening and that humans are causing it.

 

In all 46 states, they found that at least 75% of participants thought global warming was happening. Even in traditionally conservative red states such as Texas, 84% thought global warming was happening and 72% agreed humans were the cause. Acceptance of global warming increased to at least 84% for states hit by drought or vulnerable to sea level rise.

 

In all states, at least 65% of Americans thought humans were causing global warming. Utah showed the lowest level at 65% while acceptance was highest in New Hampshire with 90%. Most Americans also supported government curbs of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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A Scarcity of Rare Metals Is Hindering Green Technologies by Nicola Jones: Yale Environment 360

A Scarcity of Rare Metals Is Hindering Green Technologies by Nicola Jones: Yale Environment 360 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A shortage of 'rare earth' metals, used in everything from electric car batteries to solar panels to wind turbines, is hampering the growth of renewable energy technologies.
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Largest study widens rice, arsenic link in Bangladesh | Bangkok Post: news

Largest study widens rice, arsenic link in Bangladesh | Bangkok Post: news | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Latest news, politics, business and sport from Thailand and Asean, plus features, opinion and multimedia from across Southeast Asia.
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Typhoon: A crippled nation battles a tide of desperation -- Monday, November 18, 2013 -- www.eenews.net

Typhoon: A crippled nation battles a tide of desperation -- Monday, November 18, 2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than a week after what may be the most powerful recorded storm ever to hit land, the Philippines is a nation on the move, with an enormous dislocation of people fleeing crushed homes; severely wounded cities; a lack of food, electricity,...
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Damage assessment continues at storm-damaged Paducah nuclear fuel plant

Damage assessment continues at storm-damaged Paducah nuclear fuel plant | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sunday's apparent tornado damaged the shut-down Paducah nuclear fuel factory, but officials say they can find no evidence of leaks or danger to the public.
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Photo essay: Romania's industrial legacy leaves deep scars — Environmental Health News

Photographer and activist István Kósa hopes that lessons from Romania’s past guide its future. Six decades ago, Romanians were promised economic prosperity as their country was industrialized, but in most cases, they were left with little more than “collapsed buildings, poisoned soils and disoriented communities," Kosa said.

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Coal Drives China Emissions Growth

Coal Drives China Emissions Growth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Warsaw (AFP) Nov 19, 2013 - Emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels and cement production reached a new high in 2012, rising 2.2 percent over 2011 due chiefly to an increase in coal-burning China, scientists said Tuesday.
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Boeing Subsidiary Spectrolab Sets New Solar Cell Efficiency World Record

Boeing Subsidiary Spectrolab Sets New Solar Cell Efficiency World Record | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
El Segundo, CA (SPX) Nov 19, 2013 - Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab recently set a new world record by producing a solar cell that converted 38.8 percent of solar energy into electricity, more than any other ground-based solar cell not u...
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Pressure Cooking to Improve Electric Car Batteries

Pressure Cooking to Improve Electric Car Batteries | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Riverside CA (SPX) Nov 19, 2013 -
Batteries that power electric cars have problems. They take a long time to charge. The charge doesn't hold long enough to drive long distances. They don't allow drivers to quickly accelerate.
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Tepco Successfully Removes First Nuclear Fuel Rods at Fukushima

Tepco Successfully Removes First Nuclear Fuel Rods at Fukushima | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo Electric Power Co. successfully removed the first nuclear fuel rods today from a cooling pool at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, an early milestone in decommissioning the facility amid doubts about whether the rods had been damaged and...
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The Coming Bust of the Great Bakken Oil Field : SRSrocco Report

The Coming Bust of the Great Bakken Oil Field : SRSrocco Report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

There has been a lot of Fanfare on the huge increase of oil production coming from the Bakken Field located in North Dakota.  There are many stories of people moving to the state to take advantage of the new OIL BOOM.  It seems like everyone is going there to start a new life and make it rich in one of the coldest areas in the United States.

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China reform plan impresses, but analysts watch effects

China reform plan impresses, but analysts watch effects | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Nov 18, 2013 - China's quick release of a surprisingly detailed national reform plan shows leaders are serious about economic change, analysts say, but uncertainties remain over its implementation.
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