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Why Harper Hates Evidence-Based Data

Why Harper Hates Evidence-Based Data | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For years now, the federal government has been censuring, muzzling, de-funding, and laying off scientists, librarians, archivists, statisticians, and researchers in its efforts vacate government involvement in core research, and to shift its focus...
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UCLA engineers develop a stretchable, foldable transparent electronic display

UCLA engineers develop a stretchable, foldable transparent electronic display | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2013 -
Imagine an electronic display nearly as clear as a window, or a curtain that illuminates a room, or a smartphone screen that doubles in size, stretching like rubber.
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Dozens killed in major Pakistan quake

Dozens killed in major Pakistan quake | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Quetta, Pakistan (AFP) Sept 24, 2013 - A huge earthquake hit southwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 46 people, toppling scores of homes and sending people around the region rushing into the streets in panic.
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GOES Satellite Catches Three Tropical Cyclones in One Shot, Sees Gabrielle Absorbed

GOES Satellite Catches Three Tropical Cyclones in One Shot, Sees Gabrielle Absorbed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 25, 2013 -
There were three tropical cyclones between the north Eastern Pacific and the North Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 14, and NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured them in one image created by NASA.
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Smithfield agrees to takeover by China's Shuanghui

Smithfield agrees to takeover by China's Shuanghui | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Sept 24, 2013 - Shuanghui International won the largest ever Chinese takeover of a US company Tuesday when shareholders of pork giant Smithfield Foods approved its $7.1 billion offer.
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Climate change to shift Kenya's breadbaskets

Climate change to shift Kenya's breadbaskets | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Naivasha, Kenya (SPX) Sep 25, 2013 - Kenyan farmers and agriculture officials need to prepare for a possible geographic shift in maize production as climate change threatens to make some areas of the country much less productive for cu...
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Underlying ocean melts ice shelf, speeds up glacier movement

Underlying ocean melts ice shelf, speeds up glacier movement | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
University Park PA (SPX) Sep 25, 2013 - Warm ocean water, not warm air, is melting the Pine Island Glacier's floating ice shelf in Antarctica and may be the culprit for increased melting of other ice shelves, according to an international...
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After the storms, a different opinion on climate change

After the storms, a different opinion on climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 25, 2013 -
Extreme weather may lead people to think more seriously about climate change, according to new research.
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Adjusting bacteria in intestines may lead to obesity treatments

Adjusting bacteria in intestines may lead to obesity treatments | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A drug that appears to target specific intestinal bacteria in the guts of mice may create a chain reaction that could eventually lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes in humans, according to a team of researchers.
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New steering tech for heavy equipment saves fuel, ups efficiency

New steering tech for heavy equipment saves fuel, ups efficiency | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers at Purdue University have shown how to reduce fuel consumption while improving the efficiency of hydraulic steering systems in heavy construction equipment.
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Solar sail ships seen as best bet now to get us to interstellar space - NBC News.com

Solar sail ships seen as best bet now to get us to interstellar space - NBC News.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sail ships might be the spacecraft that first take human technology to distant stars. Giant sails propelled by the sun's or a laser's...
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Empires, bureaucracies and religion arise from war

Empires, bureaucracies and religion arise from war | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Computer simulation shows that conflict fuelled political consolidation in ancient and medieval history.
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Climate Change Devastating Ocean Fisherman: ‘Sometimes We’ll Catch 5,000 Pounds Of Jellyfish’

Climate Change Devastating Ocean Fisherman: ‘Sometimes We’ll Catch 5,000 Pounds Of Jellyfish’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

For many U.S. fisherman, there’s no debate about climate change. It’s here, and already majorly impacting their industries.


In New Jersey, Rutgers scientists have documented for 24 years how climate change is affecting the state’s oceans through weekly fish surveys. The researchers are finding fewer and fewer northern species and more and more southern species — fish like the Atlantic croaker, which historically have rarely ventured into the cool waters surrounding New Jersey. Mackerel and clams, which were once common, are now moving north, forcing fisherman to reevaluate what they fish for.

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Stanford scientists publish theory, formula to improve 'plastic' semiconductors

Stanford scientists publish theory, formula to improve 'plastic' semiconductors | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stanford CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2013 -
Anyone who's stuffed a smart phone in their back pocket would appreciate the convenience of electronic devices that could bend.
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First look at complete sorghum genome may usher in new uses for food and fuel

First look at complete sorghum genome may usher in new uses for food and fuel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Urbana IL (SPX) Sep 25, 2013 - Although sorghum lines underwent adaptation to be grown in temperate climates decades ago, a University of Illinois researcher said he and his team have completed the first comprehensive genomic ana...
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Heavy toll feared as big quake hits Pakistan

Heavy toll feared as big quake hits Pakistan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Quetta, Pakistan (AFP) Sept 24, 2013 - Heavy casualties were feared Tuesday after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan, demolishing houses and sending people running into the streets in panic.
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Heavy rains kill 36 in Vietnam, Cambodia

Heavy rains kill 36 in Vietnam, Cambodia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hanoi (AFP) Sept 24, 2013 - Heavy monsoon rains exacerbated by Typhoon Usagi have pounded parts of Vietnam and Cambodia killing at least 36 people, authorities said Tuesday, with many swept to their deaths in floods.
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Warming ocean thawing Antarctic glacier

Warming ocean thawing Antarctic glacier | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Sep 25, 2013 - For the first time, researchers completed an extensive exploration of how quickly ice is melting underneath a rapidly changing Antarctic glacier, possibly the biggest source of uncertainty in global...
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Extinction and overfishing threats can be predicted decades before population declines

Extinction and overfishing threats can be predicted decades before population declines | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2013 - A new UC Santa Barbara study shows that threats created by overfishing can be identified decades before the fish species at risk experience high overly harvest rates and subsequent population declin...
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Polar bears change to diet with higher contaminant loads

Polar bears change to diet with higher contaminant loads | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Aarhus, Denmark (SPX) Sep 25, 2013 -
Researchers expect the climate to become warmer in the future and predict that climate change will have a significant impact on the Arctic. How will a warming Arctic affect the polar bears?
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Mining and other human activities hurting coral reefs, causing sea life extinction: report

Mining and other human activities hurting coral reefs, causing sea life extinction: report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Species living in declining reef habitats, such as Australia’s Great Barrier, likely to go extinct.
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Late Cretaceous Period was likely ice-free

Late Cretaceous Period was likely ice-free | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For years, scientists have thought that a continental ice sheet formed during the Late Cretaceous Period more than 90 million years ago when the climate was much warmer than it is today.
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Fusion, anyone? Not quite yet, but researchers show just how close we've come

Fusion, anyone? Not quite yet, but researchers show just how close we've come | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The dream of igniting a self-sustained fusion reaction with high yields of energy, a feat likened to creating a miniature star on Earth, is getting closer to becoming reality, according the authors of a new review article in the journal Physics of...
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Ed Miliband: decarbonising the power sector will create a million green jobs

Ed Miliband: decarbonising the power sector will create a million green jobs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Labour leader also outlines plans to freeze electricity bills to 2017 if the party wins the next election, drawing ire from energy companies
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Climate change expected to bring more thunder, hail, and tornadoes

Climate change expected to bring more thunder, hail, and tornadoes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
According to new research, severe thunderstorms are likely to hit the U.S. with more frequency over the coming century.
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