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Driving Toward Greater Energy Security | CleanTechies.com

Driving Toward Greater Energy Security | CleanTechies.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Picture yourself back in 1995 for a moment. Besides questionable music and fashion choices, we were at the start of some troubling trends in energy. The fuel economy of our cars and trucks had flatlined for five years, and they would stay that way for another 15. We were producing less and less of our own fuel at home, and biofuels were barely on the map, let alone in our gas tanks. We began to import more and more oil to make up for surging demand at home.

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Consumer Choice and Clean Energy | The Energy Collective

Consumer Choice and Clean Energy | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative first conducted a survey in 2011 asking participants whether they had heard the terms "smart grid" or "smart meter," only about half said yes. Two years later, not much has changed, but there is good news.
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Honeywell Leads Smart Thermostat Leaderboard

Honeywell Leads Smart Thermostat Leaderboard | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The last few years has seen a veritable explosion of new energy-efficient technologies, and maybe none more popular than the introduction of
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Warsaw UN Climate Conference and Current Weather Events | The Energy Collective

Warsaw UN Climate Conference and Current Weather Events | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This year's U.N. climate conference in Warsaw was expected to be a quiet international gathering, but, spurred by a heartfelt appeal by the delegate from the Philippines, the conference is now on the global center stage as we try once more to rise...
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WATCH: The Surprising Trait That's MUCH More Important Than IQ

WATCH: The Surprising Trait That's MUCH More Important Than IQ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Never give up! It's more than just a platitude. In her extensive research, psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth found the #1 predictor of a person's success.
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Janet Yellen Shames GOP For Austerity, Being Terrible

Janet Yellen Shames GOP For Austerity, Being Terrible | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It looks like Janet Yellen will have no problem tackling one of Ben Bernanke's most important jobs: shaming Congress for ruining the economy.
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The Most Disturbing Part Of The JPMorgan News Is That It's Not Shocking At All

The Most Disturbing Part Of The JPMorgan News Is That It's Not Shocking At All | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
JPMorgan Chase stands accused of essentially funneling funds to Wen Jiabao's only daughter to win business in China, bringing a federal probe.
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Electricity Generated Using Solar Mirrors to Double in 2013 | Climate Central

Electricity Generated Using Solar Mirrors to Double in 2013 | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
U.S. solar thermal energy generating capacity is set to more than double by the end of 2013, with several large solar power plants scheduled to begin operating soon in Arizona and California, the U.S.
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World's poorest face insurance shortfall — The Daily Climate

World's poorest face insurance shortfall — The Daily Climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
People in the Philippines are struggling to rebuild their lives after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Insurance would help – but most don't have any.
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Why Are Children Working in American Tobacco Fields? | The Nation

Why Are Children Working in American Tobacco Fields? | The Nation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

A 2001 study found that one in four tobacco workers suffers from acute nicotine poisoning, or "green tobacco sickness." These hazards have led countries like Russia and Kazakhstan to ban anyone under 18 from harvesting tobacco. But no such prohibition exists in the United States.

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San Francisco Bay: Feds release 50-year, $1.2 billion plan to restore wetlands and wildlife

San Francisco Bay: Feds release 50-year, $1.2 billion plan to restore wetlands and wildlife | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service releases massive road map to restore San Francisco Bay over next half century
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Chevron pipeline explodes, burns in rural Texas

Chevron pipeline explodes, burns in rural Texas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Chevron Corp.pipeline exploded near a tiny Texas town south of Dallas on Thursday, shooting flames high in the air and prompting evacuations from nearby homes and a school district,...
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In Palau, a glancing blow from Typhoon Haiyan prompts a glance toward climate change

In Palau, a glancing blow from Typhoon Haiyan prompts a glance toward climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Before slamming into the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan blew across the northern part of the Pacific island nation of Palau, wreaking havoc and elevating concerns about climate change.
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Rising Prevalence of Smart Cities Spawn a Huge Market for Smart Vehicular Technology in the U.S.

Rising Prevalence of Smart Cities Spawn a Huge Market for Smart Vehicular Technology in the U.S. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

There is a palpable reorientation of purchasing habits among American citizens as the country continues its march toward urbanism. In the future, 85 percent of the country’s population is anticipated to live in urban areas, while North America could see the emergence of three Mega Cities , 11 Mega Regions, and seven Smart Cities by 2025. One of the biggest gainers of this massive-scale urbanization is the automotive industry, particularly autonomous driving technologies, as there will be high demand for increased connectivity among vehicles and roadway infrastructure for better road safety. In addition, people over the age of 65 will account for 20 percent of the population and constitute one of the largest consumer groups with specific transportation needs.

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Can California Charge Ahead To One Million EVs Within Ten Years?

Can California Charge Ahead To One Million EVs Within Ten Years? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Just how much can putting one million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road in California save lives, cut consumer bills, and boost the green economy?
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INFOGRAPHIC: The State of the US Power Sector and the Growth of Renewable Energy

INFOGRAPHIC: The State of the US Power Sector and the Growth of Renewable Energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The US power sector is facing a crossroads as an aging demographic and a decreasing number of graduates are shrinking the workforce dramatically.
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What's Ahead? Lower Oil Prices, Despite Higher Extraction Cost

What's Ahead? Lower Oil Prices, Despite Higher Extraction Cost | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nearly everyone believes that oil prices will trend higher and higher, allowing increasing amounts of oil to be extracted. This belief is based on the observation that the cost of extraction is tre...
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China Plans To Loosen One-Child Policy

China Plans To Loosen One-Child Policy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party says it will loosen its one-child policy and abolish labor camps.
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Is This The End Of 'Too Big To Fail'?

Is This The End Of 'Too Big To Fail'? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service cut the debt ratings for four big bank holding companies, including Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase & Co, citing its increasing confidence that the U.S.
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Exxon Overlooked, Masked Safety Threats in Years Before Pegasus Pipeline Burst | InsideClimate News

Exxon Overlooked, Masked Safety Threats in Years Before Pegasus Pipeline Burst | InsideClimate News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the years leading up to ExxonMobil's Pegasus pipeline rupture in Arkansas, the company delayed a crucial inspection, put off urgent repairs, masked pipeline threats with skewed risk data and overlooked its own evidence that the oil pipeline was...
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Panel Warns of 'Catastrophic' Gap in Weather Satellite Data | Climate Central

Panel Warns of 'Catastrophic' Gap in Weather Satellite Data | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A review panel urged NOAA to immediately begin work on a new weather satellite to fill a likely gap in crucial weather and climate data.
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A week into UN talks, adaptation cash becomes a 'red line' for developing world — The Daily Climate

A week into UN talks, adaptation cash becomes a 'red line' for developing world — The Daily Climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Developing countries say they need money now to help adapt to a changing world. Failure of rich countries to fulfill a promise made in Copenhagen four years ago threatens to seize up efforts to reach a global agreement on emissions.
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Tests underway to determine whether dolphin virus killed whales, too

Tests underway to determine whether dolphin virus killed whales, too | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cetacean morbillivirus turned up in three humpback whales and a pygmy sperm whale that washed ashore.
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2 million oysters in bay begin restoration effort

2 million oysters in bay begin restoration effort | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Two million native oysters have settled on man-made reefs in San Francisco Bay over the past year, marking the first major success in an effort to bring back a species ravaged by human excess, researchers said Thursday.
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Japan Shelves Plan to Slash Emissions, Citing Fukushima

Japan Shelves Plan to Slash Emissions, Citing Fukushima | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo’s decision to no longer adhere to its plan could complicate efforts to forge a global climate change pact.
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