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Calif. board delays vote on desalination plant

Calif. board delays vote on desalination plant | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(AP) â€" The California Coastal Commission voted Wednesday to delay a decision on allowing one of the two biggest desalination plants in the Western Hemisphere as the company looking to build it withdrew its application while it does further study...
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Scientists warn of hot, sour, breathless oceans

Scientists warn of hot, sour, breathless oceans | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The 26-page report released by the United Nations and several scientific research organizations brings together the latest ocean science on climate change, stemming from a major conference of ocean scientists last year.

 

The world's oceans are getting more acidic at an unprecedented rate, faster than at any time in the past 300 million years, the report said. But it's how this interacts with other global warming impacts to waters that scientists say is getting them even more worried.

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Air district: Valley reaches long-awaited ozone standard | Local News | FresnoBee.com

Air district: Valley reaches long-awaited ozone standard | Local News | FresnoBee.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Local air leaders are poised Thursday to announce the Valley has attained a federal ozone standard, a health landmark and a new symbol of hope in a region notorious for bad air.
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Logistical Hurdles Paralyze Relief Effort at the Center of a Typhoon’s Fury

Logistical Hurdles Paralyze Relief Effort at the Center of a Typhoon’s Fury | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the devastated Philippine town of Tacloban, aid is piling up with no way to deliver it, fuel is plentiful but merchants are too fearful to sell it, and disposal of the dead is halted by gunfire.
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Oil and gas ban spurs lawsuit in NM county

Oil and gas ban spurs lawsuit in NM county | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) â€" A decision by one northern New Mexico county to prohibit oil and natural gas development has prompted a statewide industry group and three landowners to challenge the ban in federal court.
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Public Banking in Costa Rica: A Remarkable, Little-Known Model

Public Banking in Costa Rica: A Remarkable, Little-Known Model | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Public Banking has been a functional model for Costa Rica for decades despite the fact that many around the world still do not know about it.
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Every move you make

Every move you make | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
DO YOU understand “the three represents” or “the six tightly revolve-arounds”? Have you fully embraced “ecological development civilisation” or...
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France: A troubled Republic

France: A troubled Republic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Watch France. Its mood is fractious. President Francois Hollande has the lowest approval rating of any president since the founding of the Fifth Republic 55 years ago.

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Methane-munching microorganisms meddle with metals

Methane-munching microorganisms meddle with metals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Atlanta GA (SPX) Nov 13, 2013 -
On the continental margins, where the seafloor drops hundreds of meters below the water's surface, low temperatures and high pressure lock methane inside ice crystals.
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PetroChina to pay $2.6 bn for Peru oil and gas assets

PetroChina to pay $2.6 bn for Peru oil and gas assets | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 13, 2013 - PetroChina will pay $2.6 billion to acquire oil and gas interests in Peru, the company said Wednesday, in China's latest move to secure crucial energy supplies.
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Ex-Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi urges zero nuclear power

Ex-Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi urges zero nuclear power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (UPI) Nov 13, 2013 -
A former Japanese prime minister has urged the government to abandon plans to restart the nation's nuclear power generating plants.
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Sensor Suitcase Brings Energy Efficiency to Small Commercial Buildings

Sensor Suitcase Brings Energy Efficiency to Small Commercial Buildings | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 14, 2013 -
Most buildings in the U.S. don't perform as energy-efficiently as they could simply because energy-using equipment in the building have never been set up to maximize energy performance.
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Storm-hit Air France plane turns back to Rio

Storm-hit Air France plane turns back to Rio | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Nov 13, 2013 - A violent hailstorm forced a Paris-bound Air France Boeing 747 to turn back to Rio shortly after take off, officials said Wednesday.
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China's Building Boom Revives Northwest Log Export Debate · EarthFix · Oregon Public Broadcasting

China's Building Boom Revives Northwest Log Export Debate · EarthFix · Oregon Public Broadcasting | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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B.C. Oil and Gas Commission accused of violating Water Act

B.C. Oil and Gas Commission accused of violating Water Act | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission and natural gas company Encana over the use of water from B.C.'s lakes and rivers.
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Coal pollution staying put

Coal pollution staying put | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ontario residents will still be breathing air polluted by coal after the province's power plants stop burning it next year.
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Bird flu strain infects human for 1st time

Bird flu strain infects human for 1st time | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
LONDON (AP) â€" A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty surprise that shows scientists must do more to spot worrisome flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors...
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What's Mine Is Yours (For A Price) In The Sharing Economy

What's Mine Is Yours (For A Price) In The Sharing Economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
People are increasingly renting out their apartments, cars and even spare time for extra cash.
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China: The Next Phase of Reform

China: The Next Phase of Reform | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Early information from the Third Plenary Session suggests Beijing is seeking more significant changes to stay ahead of growing challenges.
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Cinderblock Rocket Stove

Cinderblock Rocket Stove | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A great video showing you how to make a very inexpensive and highly functional rocket stove with cinderblocks.
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Volkswagen to recall over 207,000 vehicles in China: govt

Volkswagen to recall over 207,000 vehicles in China: govt | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 13, 2013 - German auto giant Volkswagen will recall more than 207,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) sold in China over a possible defect in the lights, China's quality watchdog said on Wednesday.
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GM moves international operations HQ to Singapore from Shanghai

GM moves international operations HQ to Singapore from Shanghai | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Singapore (AFP) Nov 13, 2013 - US auto giant General Motors (GM) said Wednesday it would move the headquarters of its international operations to Singapore from Shanghai, boosting the city-state's status as a regional business hub.
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Three injured at Tesla electric car plant in California

Three injured at Tesla electric car plant in California | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Los Angeles (AFP) Nov 14, 2013 - Three workers suffered burns Wednesday in an accident at luxury electric carmaker Tesla's plant in California, managers said, in the latest blow for the US company.
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Building Block for Exoskeleton Could Lead to More Independence Among the Elderly

Building Block for Exoskeleton Could Lead to More Independence Among the Elderly | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cincinnati OH (SPX) Nov 14, 2013 -
What if certain patients could get a bionic pick-up without undergoing the pain and lengthy recovery of surgery?
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