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US to tackle methane in climate change push

US to tackle methane in climate change push | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) March 28, 2014 - The White House pledged Friday to clamp down on US emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas produced by cattle and natural gas production that contributes to climate change.
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Methane emissions will soar as Earth warms

Methane emissions will soar as Earth warms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Princeton NJ (SPX) Mar 31, 2014 - While carbon dioxide is typically painted as the bad boy of greenhouse gases, methane is roughly 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas. New research in the journal Nature indicates that for ea
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Studying crops, from outer space

Studying crops, from outer space | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 27, 2014 -
Plants convert energy from sunlight into chemical energy during a process called photosynthesis. This energy is passed on to humans and animals that eat the plants, and thus photosynthesis is the pr
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Invasive waterways species spread due to climate change

Invasive waterways species spread due to climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Belfast, UK (SPX) Mar 31, 2014 - One of the most serious threats to global biodiversity and the leisure and tourism industries is set to increase with climate change according to new research by Queen's University Belfast.

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Climate Change: More Violence, Less Food, and Embarrassment for Political Leaders

Climate Change: More Violence, Less Food, and Embarrassment for Political Leaders | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A bleak report released by the UN's IPCC makes several things clear: climate change is well underway, it will affect food supplies and global stability, and politicians — particularly American ones — should be embarrassed at their inaction.
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SEC cracks down on Seattle-based Chinese coal company

SEC cracks down on Seattle-based Chinese coal company | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Accuses firm of fraud.

 

The SEC alleges that the Seattle-based firm and its founder made false disclosures about who was running the company.

 

L&L, which has all of its operations in China and Taiwan, created the "false appearance" that it had a a professional management team in place when in reality one single person was running the whole Seattle-operation, SEC investigators claim.

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A Carbon Tax that Works

A Carbon Tax that Works | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chris Mooney in The Atlantic: A carbon tax is just what it sounds like: The BC government levies a fee, currently 30 Canadian dollars, for every metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions re...
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British Medical Journal: This is an Emergency.

British Medical Journal: This is an Emergency. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
British Medical Journal: This is an emergency. Immediate and transformative action is needed at every level: individual, local, and national; personal, political, and financial. Countries must set ...
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Why Taxpayers Will Bail Out the Rich When the Next Storm Hits - NBC News

Why Taxpayers Will Bail Out the Rich When the Next Storm Hits - NBC News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Editor's note: This is part one of a series.GULF SHORES, Ala. — As homeowners around the nation protest skyrocketing premiums for federal flood insurance, th...
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Bengt-Ake Lundvall: The Portuguese Manifesto Sends a Message to Europe's Elite That Austerity Has Failed and "Project Europe" Must be Rethought - naked capitalism

We might be approaching a breaking point where frustration among European citizens impacts "Project Europe."
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China-U.S. Relations: The Myth of the Thucydides Trap

China-U.S. Relations: The Myth of the Thucydides Trap | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There are strong reasons to believe that China’s rise will indeed be a peaceful one.
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How Sacramento takes food waste from tables to gas tanks

How Sacramento takes food waste from tables to gas tanks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
CleanWorld turns food waste into energy that powers garbage trucks as part of a program toward transforming the California capital.
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Coal Supplies and Power Plants | The Energy Collective

Coal Supplies and Power Plants | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The average supply of coal fuel held in reserve at electric power generators in December 2013 dropped below sixty days worth of burn (a function of both inventory levels and anticipated consumption) for the first time since summer 2011.
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US clean-air efforts stay on target

US clean-air efforts stay on target | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Houston TX (SPX) Mar 31, 2014 -
National efforts in the last decade to clear the air of dangerous particulate matter have been so successful that most urban areas have already attained the next benchmark, according to new research
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Don't forget F-type stars in search for life

Don't forget F-type stars in search for life | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Arlington VA (SPX) Mar 27, 2014 -
Scientists searching for habitable planets beyond Earth shouldn't overlook F-type stars in favor of their more abundant, smaller and cooler cousins, according to new research from University of Texa
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Agroforestry systems can repair degraded watersheds

Agroforestry systems can repair degraded watersheds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nairobi, Kenya (SPX) Mar 31, 2014 -
Agroforestry, combined with land and water management practices that increase agricultural productivity, can save watersheds from degradation.

A study conducted by the World Agroforestry Centr
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Seasonal Arctic summer ice extent still hard to forecast

Seasonal Arctic summer ice extent still hard to forecast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Boulder CO (SPX) Mar 31, 2014 -
Will next year's summer Arctic ice extent be high or low? Can ship captains plan on navigating the famed Northwest Passage-a direct shipping route from Europe to Asia across the Arctic Ocean-to save
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If this report doesn't wake you up to the realities of what we're doing to this planet, what will?

If this report doesn't wake you up to the realities of what we're doing to this planet, what will? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
8 reasons you should be worried about the UN's latest climate report.
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Climate Impacts Potentially Immense, Overwhelming

Climate Impacts Potentially Immense, Overwhelming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II report is now out. BBC: This is the second of a series from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) due out this year tha...
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The Greatest Generation? For Millennials, Cars are a Yawner.

The Greatest Generation? For Millennials, Cars are a Yawner. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Car company dilemma: For Millenials, you are more likely to get lucky due to your networking ability online than your sweet ride. FastCoExist: Auto manufacturers today are scratching their heads, t...
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7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous

7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) — Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.
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America's Class System Across The Life Cycle

America's Class System Across The Life Cycle | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

I am not usually one for a long charticle, but occasionally it's worthwhile to step back and summarize what we know. Here, I tackle America's class system, across the life cycle.
1. Poverty Spikes Stress in Children

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Good bacteria that protects against HIV identified

By growing vaginal skin cells outside the body and studying the way they interact with 'good and bad' bacteria, researchers think they may be able to better identify the good bacteria that protect women from HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections.
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China Education Reforms to Emulate Advanced Placement System

China Education Reforms to Emulate Advanced Placement System | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Gaokao reforms aim to diversify university admissions by testing college-level material at key high schools.
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The Losing Economics of Investing in Aging Coal Plants | The Energy Collective

The Losing Economics of Investing in Aging Coal Plants | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Economics are increasingly favoring investment in renewable energy at the expense of dirty coal energy. As the price of solar dips, the domestic demand for coal wanes and a growing number of companies are eager to get out of their investments in aging coal plants.
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