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Revealed: how UK water companies are polluting Britain's rivers and beaches

Revealed: how UK water companies are polluting Britain's rivers and beaches | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Utilities face 'pitiful' fines despite huge profits, with sewage spills cited as causing particular distress
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House GOP Keeps Defunding Group That's Been Gone For 3 Years

House GOP Keeps Defunding Group That's Been Gone For 3 Years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- When House GOP leaders abruptly shelved a bill to fund standard federal transportation and housing programs last Wednesday, one of the legislation's few uncontroversial provisions was a section banning funds for the anti-poverty group...
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Gratitude for the pioneers of the sustainability movement

Gratitude for the pioneers of the sustainability movement | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By showing appreciation and gratitude to others we become happier and more resilient ourselves
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Could innovation in Formula One drive sustainable technology?

Could innovation in Formula One drive sustainable technology? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pioneering engineering from Formula One teams is reaching beyond the racing circuit and providing sustainable solutions to "real" life challenges, writes Mike Scott
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Southern China wilts under heat wave|Society|chinadaily.com.cn

Southern China wilts under heat wave|Society|chinadaily.com.cn | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An extended heat wave is cooking the southern parts of China, with temperatures hitting record highs in seven provinces and regions Tuesday.
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Could You Survive on Fast-Food Wages? Try Our Calculator

Could You Survive on Fast-Food Wages? Try Our Calculator | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Find out if you and your family could get by on a McDonald's paycheck.
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The Price of ‘Made in China’

The Price of ‘Made in China’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Products manufactured in China and purchased in the United States steal American jobs and harm the environment, among other hidden costs. 

 

HERE is a symbol of China’s assault on the American economy: the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Staten Island. This landmark, which opened in 1964, is North America’s longest suspension bridge. It’s also in urgent need of renovation. Unfortunately, $34 million in steel production and fabrication work has been outsourced to China.

 

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Energy East Pipeline: Building a Nation on a Nightmare

Energy East Pipeline: Building a Nation on a Nightmare | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By building a pipeline that further accelerates climate change, tramples Treaty and First Nation rights, and compounds already severe problems, we are not only building our nation on those injustices, we are also saying that we've lost our...
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Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library | WebUrbanist

Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library | WebUrbanist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A sprawling abandoned Walmart in McAllen, Texas has been transformed into the nation's largest public library, with self-check-out kiosks and an art gallery.
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Tests show every cellphone emits a traceable digital fingerprint

Tests show every cellphone emits a traceable digital fingerprint | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dresden, Germany (UPI) Aug 1, 2013 -
Engineers in Germany say the radio signal from every cellphone is a unique, unalterable digital fingerprint that could allow police to track a handset.
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Asian manufacturing weakness deepens: Surveys

Asian manufacturing weakness deepens: Surveys | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing, China (AFP) Aug 01, 2013 - Asia's manufacturing sector weakened in July, private surveys showed Thursday, with China's showing a deepening contraction amid nagging worries over the growth outlook for the world's second-largest economy.
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Major west-to-east oil pipeline proposed in Canada

Major west-to-east oil pipeline proposed in Canada | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Montreal, Quebec (AFP) Aug 01, 2013 - TransCanada announced plans Thursday for the construction of a $12 billion pipeline to carry oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Atlantic seaboard.
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Brazilian infrastructure problems multiply amid labor unrest

Brazilian infrastructure problems multiply amid labor unrest | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rio De Janeiro (UPI) Aug 1, 2013 -
Labor unrest and popular protests threaten to derail Brazilian plans to have the country's infrastructure ready for the soccer World Cup next year and the summer Olympics in 2016.
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Why Republicans Want Jobs to Stay Anemic

Why Republicans Want Jobs to Stay Anemic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Job-growth is sputtering. So why, exactly, do regressive Republicans continue to say "no" to every idea for boosting it?
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Tips for Transitioning to a Tiny House

Tips for Transitioning to a Tiny House | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There are plenty of advantages to living in small spaces: fewer possessions, reduced impact on the earth, and lower living expenses are just a few of them.
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Is a sustainable car industry just a pipe dream?

Is a sustainable car industry just a pipe dream? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Car companies are keen to trumpet their sustainability efforts, but there's little sign of real change, writes Oliver Balch
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LOOK: These Rainbow Mountains Actually Exist!

LOOK: These Rainbow Mountains Actually Exist! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Yes, we had a hard time believing that this insane mountain formation was actually real, because we haven't fallen down the rabbit hole. But, believe it or not, this technicolor range actually exists.
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5 Surprising Genetically Modified Foods

5 Surprising Genetically Modified Foods | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Leaving aside the question of whether they're good or bad for a moment, what exactly are GMOs, and which foods are they in?
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As Cost of Importing Food Soars, Jamaica Turns to the Earth

As Cost of Importing Food Soars, Jamaica Turns to the Earth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Across the Caribbean, food imports have become a budget-busting problem, prompting one of the world’s most fertile regions to reclaim its agricultural past.
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Milestone Claimed in Creating Fuel From Waste

Milestone Claimed in Creating Fuel From Waste | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In what would be a key breakthrough for renewable fuels, INEOS Bio said it had produced commercial quantities of ethanol from wood waste and other nonfood vegetative matter.
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Vamos a la playa

Vamos a la playa | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
AT LAST, August is upon us. The summer fruit is plump and the sea is warm. You can almost hear the warbling melody of “La Mer”, Charles Trenet’s ode to the...
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Sri Lanka eyes South Asian hub with Chinese mega port

Sri Lanka eyes South Asian hub with Chinese mega port | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Colombo (AFP) Aug 04, 2013 - A $500 million Chinese-built port opens Monday in Sri Lanka, giving Beijing a vital foothold on the world's busiest international shipping lane as it seeks to secure maritime supply routes.
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Moniz addresses emissions, natural gas and exports

Moniz addresses emissions, natural gas and exports | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2013 -
The United States is on course to meet its greenhouse gas reduction target of 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
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Taiwan lawmakers scuffle over planned nuclear plant

Taiwan lawmakers scuffle over planned nuclear plant | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Taipei (AFP) Aug 02, 2013 - Taiwanese lawmakers hurled water and wrestled each other to the floor of the island's parliament Friday in a brawl which broke out during a debate on the fate of a controversial nuclear plant.
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Netherlands redraws shipping lanes for crowded North Sea

The Hague, Netherlands (UPI) Aug 2, 2013 -
The crowded North Sea shipping lanes off the Netherlands this week began operating under a sweeping new set of traffic rules meant to optimize safety.
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