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Japan's Offshore Wind Power Rises within Sight of Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Scientific American

Japan's Offshore Wind Power Rises within Sight of Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Unique turbines that float on the surface rather than rest on the seafloor can be placed in deeper waters
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Fuel Crises and Choices | The Energy Collective

Fuel Crises and Choices | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Although we face similar energy challenges, crises, and opportunities we did in the late 1970s, things like climate change, globalization and the digital era have fundamentally changed the way we actually approach energy issues.
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Small Nuclear Power Plants and Innovation | The Energy Collective

Small Nuclear Power Plants and Innovation | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
From October 30 through November 1, 2013, a group of about 150 people with questioning attitudes about small, modular reactors (SMRs) met in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
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Menendez: US must help the Philippines

Menendez: US must help the Philippines | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One of the strongest storms on record left an estimated 1,200 people dead. 
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From Hobbiton to Tatooine: Earth Sheltered Homes Make Sense All Over The Universe

From Hobbiton to Tatooine: Earth Sheltered Homes Make Sense All Over The Universe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
From cold and damp to dark and dry planets, they are a clever way to keep warm or cool as required.
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This ground breaking invention just may be about to revolutionise commuter cycling forever

This ground breaking invention just may be about to revolutionise commuter cycling forever | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
    Okay, it may not be the prettiest thing in the world, but this ground breaking invention may be about to revolutionise commuter cycl
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Four Horsemen – A Money and Banking Documentary

Four Horsemen – A Money and Banking Documentary | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tweet TweetTitle: Four Horsemen Director: Renegade Economist Year: 2013 FOUR HORSEMEN is free from mainstream media propaganda -- the film doesn't bash bankers, criticise politicians or get involved in conspiracy theories.
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Rich families hoarding cash: Citi

Rich families hoarding cash: Citi | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new survey of family offices by Citi's private bank shows that the wealthy are cash heavy.
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Hong Kong protestors use TV row to channel anger

Hong Kong protestors use TV row to channel anger | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 07, 2013 - Hong Kong's decision not to grant a licence to a new TV operator has been met with an uproar that taps into deep mistrust of the government and concern for the city's stagnating popular culture, say analysts.
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Researchers slam palm oil initiative as industry meets

Researchers slam palm oil initiative as industry meets | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) Nov 07, 2013 - Forests are still disappearing and local communities disregarded by palm oil development despite a plan to put the sector on a sustainable footing, researchers warned as an industry gathering kicked off Thursday.
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UN climate talks amid new warnings of dire warming

UN climate talks amid new warnings of dire warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) Nov 08, 2013 - UN climate talks resume in Warsaw on Monday amid a slew of warnings about a potentially disastrous rise in greenhouse-gas emissions.
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Rare New Microbe Found in Two Distant Clean Rooms

Rare New Microbe Found in Two Distant Clean Rooms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 08, 2013 -
A rare, recently discovered microbe that survives on very little to eat has been found in two places on Earth: spacecraft clean rooms in Florida and South America.
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Could Hybrid Nuclear Plants Help Stem Global Warming?

Could Hybrid Nuclear Plants Help Stem Global Warming? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
MIT's Charles Forsberg has come up with an idea that might work to combine nuclear energy generation with renewable energies in an effort to halt the need for fossil fuels.
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Economic Growth: A Social Pathology

Economic Growth: A Social Pathology | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We have built our society, economy, and belief systems around the benefits and sustainability of economic growth.
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Nuclear Energy Costs verses Efficiency and Renewables | The Energy Collective

Nuclear power is expensive, especially when done safely, and while solar power and wind power continue to march down the experience curve to ever lower costs — solar panels have seen a 99% drop in cost since 1977 — nuclear power has been heading in...
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Phosphorus: Farming's dirty secret

Phosphorus: Farming's dirty secret | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Is it the biggest looming crisis that you have never heard of?

 

Since 1945, the world's population has tripled to seven billion, and feeding that population has relied increasingly on artificial fertilisers.

 

Phosphates, among the most important fertilisers, come from an ore that is in limited supply. It is mined, processed and spread on to our fields, whence it is ultimately washed away into the ocean.

 

So what will happen if one day we run out of the stuff?

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The ignorance test

The ignorance test | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The world may have many problems, from climate change to armed conflict, natural disasters, poverty and the oppression of women and minorities - but where does population growth fit into this catalogue of woes?

 

With the population of the world at seven billion and rising, many fear a shortage of resources as well as a shortage of space. Swedish professor Hans Rosling, however, says it's time for a reality check.

 

When pollsters got 1,000 British people to take Rosling's "ignorance survey" in May this year, the results suggested they knew "less about the world than chimpanzees", he says.

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ClubOrlov: From the Mouths of Babes

ClubOrlov: From the Mouths of Babes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it


A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL EXPLAINS HOW WE CAN STOP THE ADDICTION TO ECONOMIC GROWTH THAT’S DESTROYING THE EARTH 

Hi! I’m Amy Johnson-Martinez, the 14-year-old girl who’s saving the earth from environmental destruction. A lot of people don’t understand how the destruction of the earth is connected to our addiction to economic growth. Actually, a lot of people don’t even realize that we’re addicted! 

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Amazon deforestation could trigger droughts in U.S. West

Amazon deforestation could trigger droughts in U.S. West | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Princeton, N.J. (UPI) Nov 7, 2013 -
Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, and total deforestation could lead to droughts in the U.S. West, scientists say.
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Scientists tracking Brazilian wildlife find ancient cave paintings

Scientists tracking Brazilian wildlife find ancient cave paintings | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New York (UPI) Nov 7, 2013 -
Conservationists tracking wild peccaries in Brazil say they made an unexpected find - ancient cave drawings made thousands of years ago by hunter-gatherers.
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Malaysian police arrest tribespeople protesting dam

Malaysian police arrest tribespeople protesting dam | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 07, 2013 - Malaysian police on Thursday arrested eight tribespeople blocking access to a dam which they say will displace them from their lands, amid increasing protests on Borneo island.
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Re-using rather than emitting CO2 seen as viable commercial practice

Re-using rather than emitting CO2 seen as viable commercial practice | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2013 -
Reusing greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from industrial plants to create new products is on the verge of becoming a commercial reality, a U.S. journal reports.
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