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Big Climate Danger Could Arrive as Soon as 2036 | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Big Climate Danger Could Arrive as Soon as 2036 | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate change is changing. In three days we will find out how much, and how rapidly. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is meeting ...
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Fight over Rooftop Solar Forecasts a Bright Future for Cleaner Energy

Fight over Rooftop Solar Forecasts a Bright Future for Cleaner Energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the cost of solar power drops, more consumers find that they hold the upper hand as utilities fight to maintain paying customers and the relevance of the grid
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Digital ventures boost ailing news media, study shows

Digital ventures boost ailing news media, study shows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) March 26, 2014 - Online news ventures have added nearly 5,000 US media jobs in the past few years, boosting an industry that is still reeling from technology changes, a study showed Wednesday.
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China's rare earth trade limits break global rules: WTO

China's rare earth trade limits break global rules: WTO | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Geneva (AFP) March 26, 2014 - China has broken the rules of global commerce by restricting exports of rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum, a move that benefited domestic industries, a World Trade Organization panel said on Wednesday.
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Debt Is Piling Up Faster for Most Graduate Students—but Not MBAs

Debt Is Piling Up Faster for Most Graduate Students—but Not MBAs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A New America Foundation study says typical graduating MBAs had the same debt in 2004 as in 2012; other graduate students bore heavier loads
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Pricier beef 'here to stay' as food costs seen higher: USDA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. food prices are expected to rise more rapidly this year after a very tame 2013, led by gains in beef, poultry and egg prices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.
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Weather Is 1,557% More Harmful Than Helpful To Corporate Profits

Weather Is 1,557% More Harmful Than Helpful To Corporate Profits | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It's just another day in the spin factory so let's have some fun with it.
Lately 'bad weather' was cited as the reason that Walmart and FedEx earnings were disappointing. If it i
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China earthquake activist freed after five years: lawyer

Beijing (AFP) March 27, 2014 - A Chinese activist who investigated whether shoddy construction caused the deaths of thousands of children when their schools collapsed in a 2008 earthquake was released Thursday after finishing a five-year jail term, his lawyer said.
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Blizzard warning issued for Canada's Atlantic coast

Blizzard warning issued for Canada's Atlantic coast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Montreal (AFP) March 26, 2014 - Canada's Atlantic seaboard braced Wednesday for a spring blizzard, closing schools, government offices and businesses, and cancelling flights in anticipation of a record snowfall, powerful winds and flooding.
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New clues to decline and extinction of woolly mammoths

New clues to decline and extinction of woolly mammoths | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Mar 27, 2014 - Researchers recently noticed that the remains of woolly mammoths from the North Sea often possess a 'cervical' (neck) rib-in fact, 10 times more frequently than in modern elephants (33.3% versus 3.3
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Life hots up for British birds

Life hots up for British birds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sheffield, UK (SPX) Mar 27, 2014 -
Climate change may be bad news for billions, but scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered one unlikely winner - a tiny British bird, the long-tailed tit. Like other small animals th
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Why bacteria are beautiful, and why we need them

Why bacteria are beautiful, and why we need them | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For every one of the 7 billion people on Earth, up to 10 times that many bacteria have taken up residence in and on them. 'We provide a nice home for them,' said Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts, who was recently appointed Distinguished University Professor in Northeastern University's College of ...
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No correlation between medical marijuana legalization, crime increase, study says

No correlation between medical marijuana legalization, crime increase, study says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The legalization of medical marijuana has sparked debate across the nation for decades. Some opponents have argued that medical marijuana's legalization will lead to higher crime rates, but according to a new study at UT Dallas, legalization of medical cannabis is not an indicator of increased crime.
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A Tour of the U.S.'s Clean Energy Future [Slide Show]

A Tour of the U.S.'s Clean Energy Future [Slide Show] | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The third annual ARPA-E summit showcases potentially transformative energy technologies
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China-Malaysia tourism hit by MH370: state media

China-Malaysia tourism hit by MH370: state media | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) March 27, 2014 - A major Chinese tour operator is breaking ties and cancelling bookings with Malaysia Airlines while another is seeing country reservations drop as travellers grow wary after Flight MH370's disappearance, state media reported Thursday.
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Managing renewables intelligently

Managing renewables intelligently | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kassel, Germany (SPX) Mar 27, 2014 -
Although more and more of our electrical energy is coming from sources where supply is variable - whether from wind turbines, solar parks or biomass facilities - grid structures, industry and privat
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Payday loans trap 80 percent of borrowers in ongoing cycle of debt

A report finds four of five Americans who take out short-term payday loans renew many times, can't break the cycle
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Americans Can’t Retire When Bill Gross Sees Repression

Americans Can’t Retire When Bill Gross Sees Repression | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Twelve years after retiring as a telephone repairman, Roger Wood clocks 12 to 15 hours a week at a Lowe’s Cos. hardware store near Glen Allen, Virginia.
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China, world's top executioner, defends death penalty

China, world's top executioner, defends death penalty | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) March 27, 2014 - China defended the death penalty Thursday as a traditional deterrent, after a report said its annual executions had again far exceeded the rest of the world's combined.
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Tiger killing show for Chinese rich and powerful: report

Tiger killing show for Chinese rich and powerful: report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) March 27, 2014 - More than 10 tigers have been killed as visual feasts to entertain officials and rich businessmen in a Chinese city, state media reported.
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NMSU teams study relationship between water, energy, environment

NMSU teams study relationship between water, energy, environment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Las Cruces NM (SPX) Mar 27, 2014 -
A five-year, $3.7 million grant, awarded last summer by the National Science Foundation-supported New Mexico Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, is focused on the process of making New Mexico a morewater- and energy-sufficient state. Another goal of the grant is to help researchers in New Mexico become more competitive in the future when seeking such research funding.

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Excessive deer populations hurt native plant biodiversity

Excessive deer populations hurt native plant biodiversity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Mar 27, 2014 -
Too much garlic mustard growing in the forests of Pennsylvania? Actually, the problem may be too many deer. A new study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences conclu
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Beer marinade could reduce levels of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats

Beer marinade could reduce levels of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The smells of summer—the sweet fragrance of newly opened flowers, the scent of freshly cut grass and the aroma of meats cooking on the backyard grill—will soon be upon us. Now, researchers are reporting that the very same beer that many people enjoy at backyard barbeques could, when used as a marinade, ...
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Phloem production in Huanglongbing-affected citrus trees

Phloem production in Huanglongbing-affected citrus trees | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Citrus Huanglongbing (citrus greening disease) is highly destructive and fast-spreading, contributing to a reduction in crop yields in Florida and threatening the future of the citrus industry worldwide. Once infected, trees never fully recover and there currently is no cure, although proper nutrient ...
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