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Alaska Roasts During October, Reigniting Wildfire | Climate Central

Alaska Roasts During October, Reigniting Wildfire | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Alaska has had an unusually warm and snowless October, thanks to a parked area of blocking high pressure.
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Bill Gates: Prioritizing worldwide Internet access over human health is 'a joke'

Bill Gates: Prioritizing worldwide Internet access over human health is 'a joke' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is concentrating his efforts on eradicating malaria and other diseases.
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The "Greenest School On Earth" Is A Grade School For Low-Income Kids In Hong Kong

The "Greenest School On Earth" Is A Grade School For Low-Income Kids In Hong Kong | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Proving that sustainability isn't just for the rich Hong Kong's low-income Sing Yin Secondary School recently was honored as one of the most...
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Repurposed parachutes become low-cost portable rainwater harvesters

Repurposed parachutes become low-cost portable rainwater harvesters | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Decommisioned parachutes are being transformed into lightweight rain harvesting systems to provide drinking water in semi-arid regions.
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Drowning the oceans in plastic

Drowning the oceans in plastic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
You've probably seen the images of dolphins caught in abandoned monofilament fishing nets, or of vast areas of plastic trash floating in remote waters of the Pacific, or of sea turtles consuming plastic bags that look remarkably like one of their...
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Power Plants Try Burning Wood With Coal to Cut Carbon Emissions

Power Plants Try Burning Wood With Coal to Cut Carbon Emissions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Adding waste wood from paper mills, furniture factories and logging operations has been used with varying levels of success.
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Race against time: scientists push for energy switch

Race against time: scientists push for energy switch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia and other nations must embrace nuclear power, according to some of the world’s leading climate change scientists, who say there is no longer enough time to wait for mass deployment of renewable energy.
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What Happens When the World Dries Out | Climate Central

What Happens When the World Dries Out | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered that a change in atmospheric conditions could have serious consequences for soil chemistry.
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Early onset of puberty in girls linked to obesity

Early onset of puberty in girls linked to obesity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Girls are starting puberty at younger ages - a full year earlier than previously reported in some cases - and the main factor associated with early breast development is obesity, according to a new long-term study released Monday.
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RoundUp, the Pesticide No One Checks for — Yet

RoundUp, the Pesticide No One Checks for — Yet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The weedkiller is the most commonly used herbicide in the country, but federal and state agencies don't test for it.
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China reform checklist: How to tell that this time it's for real?

China reform checklist: How to tell that this time it's for real? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Reuters) - The message from Beijing could not be clearer: China needs to shift to a more balanced economy that is socially and environmentally sustainable.That was the conclusion of a key Communist...
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Can environmentalists and frackers be friends? | PBS NewsHour | Nov. 3, 2013

Can environmentalists and frackers be friends?  | PBS NewsHour | Nov. 3, 2013 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In an unlikely alliance, natural gas companies and environmentalists have decided to work together to make fracking safer. Rick Karr travels to Pennsylvania to explore the tensions this has created among environmental groups.
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Global Warming Seen Taking Toll on Economy, Health, Crops

Global Warming Seen Taking Toll on Economy, Health, Crops | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Global warming is expected to take an increasing toll on the economy, food production, fresh water supplies and human health as the century progresses, according to a draft study for the United Nations.
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Solar storage plant Gemasolar sets 36-day record for 24/7 output : Renew Economy

Solar storage plant Gemasolar sets 36-day record for 24/7 output : Renew Economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Gemasolar power plant with molten salt storage marks 2nd anniversary with a record-breaking 36 consecutive days of 24/7 output from solar.
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Look Inside The Hidden Global Junk Trade With These Pictures Of All Our Trash

Look Inside The Hidden Global Junk Trade With These Pictures Of All Our Trash | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Despite what most Americans think trash is valuable. A new book examines the fascinating world of the global recycling industry.
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These Big-Eyed Fish Are Vacuuming Up Our Plastic Pollution At Night

These Big-Eyed Fish Are Vacuuming Up Our Plastic Pollution At Night | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We can't find as much plastic in the ocean as there should be. It's still in the ocean--it's just hiding in the guts of the lanternfish.
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Kyoto Veterans Say Global Warming Goal Slipping Away

Kyoto Veterans Say Global Warming Goal Slipping Away | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The only three living diplomats who have led the United Nations global warming talks said there’s little chance the next climate treaty will prevent the world from overheating.
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Could fracking boom peter out sooner than DOE expects?

Could fracking boom peter out sooner than DOE expects? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The U.S. fracking boom has brought a surge in oil and gas production, nudging the nation closer to its decades-old goal of energy independence. But will this boom peter out before it gets there?
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Fuel-From-Soy Makers Mount Last-Ditch Lobby Push on EPA

Fuel-From-Soy Makers Mount Last-Ditch Lobby Push on EPA | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Companies that make biofuels from corn husks, soy and other materials are mounting a last-ditch lobbying campaign to prevent a weakening of the U.S.
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Taking the Pulse of Montana’s Melting Glaciers | Audubon Magazine

Taking the Pulse of Montana’s Melting Glaciers | Audubon Magazine | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The last obstacle in the 10-mile climb to Sperry Glacier--a 4,800-foot elevation gain--is a rock stairway cut in the raw stone, called "The Staircase." The ordinary name underplays the severity of the ascent. It has the exposure and verticality of a fire escape on a New York skyscraper. The steps are set in a triangular corner, which reaches up to a lofty window in the last 200-foot-high bench below the glacier. Mercifully, a cable railing is anchored to the rock. My right hand clenches it until knuckles rub raw. But there's no alternative. It's the only way to the window at the top.

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Cool Head on Global Warming

Cool Head on Global Warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
William D. Nordhaus, the father of climate-change economics, says good policies must lie somewhere between wrecking the economy and wrecking the world.
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The Confounding Debate Over Lyme Disease in the South | DiscoverMagazine.com

The Confounding Debate Over Lyme Disease in the South | DiscoverMagazine.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The debilitating tick-borne disease is well-documented north of the Mason-Dixon line, but does it exist beyond that?
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U.S. agency proposes rules to protect bluefin tuna

U.S. agency proposes rules to protect bluefin tuna | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The plan includes quotas and changing the formula for how much may be brought to shore for sale.
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Diablo Canyon faces state deadlines to change its cooling system | Environment | SanLuisObispo.com

Diablo Canyon faces state deadlines to change its cooling system | Environment | SanLuisObispo.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
State officials will decide soon if Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant must spend up to $12 billion to change its cooling system that kills fish larvae and discharges billions of gallons of warm seawater.
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World Bank urges better cookstoves in developing states to curb deaths

World Bank urges better cookstoves in developing states to curb deaths | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
OSLO (Reuters) - (Release at 2301 GMT, Sunday Nov 3) Simple measures to reduce pollution from cooking stoves in developing nations could save a million lives a year and help slow global warming, a World...
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