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Global cooling? London newspapers having a row over climate change in the Arctic

Global cooling? London newspapers having a row over climate change in the Arctic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A scientist with the University of Colorado said the Arctic was 2 to 3 degrees cooler than average this summer, fueling a 'big increase' in the sea ice coverage. 
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Japan disaster, economic crisis prompt IAEA to cut nuclear growth projection

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United Nations' atomic agency has cut its long-term outlook for nuclear energy growth for a third year in a row, in part because of hesitancy following Japan's Fukushima disaster.The...
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La transition énergétique a un coût. Mais ne pas agir coûterait encore plus cher!

La transition énergétique a un coût. Mais ne pas agir coûterait encore plus cher! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Comme il fut difficile, hier, de chiffrer le coût de la non-Europe, il est aujourd'hui difficile de chiffrer celui de la non-transition énergétique.

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Sustainable Affordable Housing in Santa Monica: Pico Place by Brooks + Scarpa

Sustainable Affordable Housing in Santa Monica: Pico Place by Brooks + Scarpa | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Pico Place is a 32-unit affordable apartment building consisting of 2 and 3-bedroom units, featuring an interior courtyard that provides a pedestrian connection with Pico Blvd.

 

Sustainability is an important component, with appropriate shading, natural light and ventilation, along with proper building orientation to induce buoyancy and natural breezes. A green roof is positioned to contribute to the pedestrian nature of the street.

The exterior consists of recycled cement board siding in different colors and textures, creating a contextual and varies façade. Drought tolerant/native landscaping provides a rich living environment and provide a transition from the busy commercial area immediately to the west, to the residential district to the south and east...


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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, September 11, 2013 4:51 PM

Perfectamente extrapolable a España.

Aditya Khanna's comment, September 12, 2013 3:31 AM
This looks amazing
Gabbie cbg's comment, September 13, 2013 12:59 AM
good looking.
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Volkswagen Mexico Saves $3.5M Per Year with Wind Power

Volkswagen Mexico Saves $3.5M Per Year with Wind Power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Volkswagen Mexico will purchase wind energy from Mexico Power Group’s La Bufa wind farm in Zacatecas, Mexico to power its manufacturing facilities in the country. It announced the 20-year power purchase agreement last week.

Via Acquisti & Sostenibilità not-for-profit
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Our Fossil-Fueled Future

Our Fossil-Fueled Future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If the experts at the U.S. Department of Energy are right, the startling “new” fuels of 2040 will be oil, coal, and natural gas -- and we will find ourselves on a baking, painfully uncomfortable planet.

Via Willy De Backer
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Willy De Backer's curator insight, September 10, 2013 1:47 PM

Would be better to call this 'our fossil-fueled non-future' :(

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Effacement : le levier de la transition énergétique à court terme

Effacement : le levier de la transition énergétique à court terme | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Le principe d’effacement des consommations d’électricité des industriels et particuliers reste, à tort, l’un des grands absents du débat sur la transition énergétique qui a animé la société ces derniers mois.

Via Sophie Plumer, Frédéric Liégeois
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Pilgrim off grid again for pipe leak | CapeCodOnline.com

Pilgrim off grid again for pipe leak | CapeCodOnline.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
PLYMOUTH – Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has been shut down since Sunday evening because of a steam leak in a pipe supplying hot water to the nuclear reactor.
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Environmentalists, tribe seek to halt GE megaloads

Environmentalists, tribe seek to halt GE megaloads | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmentalists and the Nez Perce Tribe told a federal judge Monday he was their last hope in stopping further shipments of giant oil-field equipment from winding down an Idaho mountain highway toward Canada's tar sands.
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How Tiny Fish Could Reveal Effects of Chemical Exposure by Elizabeth Grossman: Yale Environment 360

How Tiny Fish Could Reveal Effects of Chemical Exposure by Elizabeth Grossman: Yale Environment 360 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers at a lab at Oregon State University are using zebrafish to assess the impacts of multiple chemical exposures.
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Greener beer: MillerCoors farm grows more barley with less water

Greener beer: MillerCoors farm grows more barley with less water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In an effort involving Walmart, Idaho Power and The Nature Conservancy, a barley farm boosted its water efficiency and energy efficiency - and is sharing its data with other farms
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BP Texas Refinery Neighbors Seek Billions at Toxin Trial

BP Texas Refinery Neighbors Seek Billions at Toxin Trial | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BP Plc faces the first of almost 48,000 toxic exposure claims from neighbors of a Texas refinery who say they’ll give the billions of dollars in punitive damages they’re seeking to charity if they win at trial.
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Are Traveling Wave Reactors an Energy Option?

Are Traveling Wave Reactors an Energy Option? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bill Gates' heart is in the right place on climate: a low carbon emissions energy system is needed. But, when it comes to the traveling wave reactor, his money is not. A new report from the nonprofit Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) think tank finds that the "traveling wave reactor" (TWR) concept championed by TerraPower, in which Bill Gates, of Microsoft, is a key investor, may end up a commercial failure.
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Adaptation: As distant Pacific islands flood, a climate-driven exodus to the U.S. grows -- Monday, September 9, 2013 -- www.eenews.net

Adaptation: As distant Pacific islands flood, a climate-driven exodus to the U.S. grows -- Monday, September 9, 2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
HONOLULU -- There's an exodus underway from Pacific Island nations to America, one driven by multiple factors, according to island leaders and migrants.
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West Nile Virus Season to Last Longer as Climate Changes | Climate Central

West Nile Virus Season to Last Longer as Climate Changes | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New research shows that as the climate warms, the West Nile virus season could grow longer, but possibly less severe, across the southern U.S.
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Evénements extrêmes de 2012 : le climat se dérègle-t-il ?

Evénements extrêmes de 2012 : le climat se dérègle-t-il ? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
La fin du monde était annoncée pour décembre 2012. C’est raté, la planète continue de tourner, mais quand même, elle se souviendra de l’année 2012. D’un point de vue climatique, la Terre a été secouée,...

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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, September 9, 2013 7:13 AM

"À ce jour donc, distinguer le forçage anthropique du naturel est un travail de Titan. Mais ce qui est de plus en plus certain, et qui se dessine déjà clairement dans ce rapport, c’est que le changement climatique, piloté par l’Homme, a été un facteur déterminant dans un certain nombre d’événements extrêmes de l’année 2012. L’influence humaine, nous dit ce rapport de l'AMS, augmente le risque de ce type de phénomènes."

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Prix international AICESIS des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement récompense l'Institut Palmas

Vídeo de gratidão à AICESIS pelo prêmio concedido recentemente ao Instituto Banco Palmas, de Fortaleza-CE, Brasil.

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Institut Palmas Europe's curator insight, September 10, 2013 4:32 AM

L'Institut Palmas reçoit aujourd'hui à Alger le Prix des OMD pour sa contribution aux OMD n°1 et 8 (emploi décent). Le prix est remis par l'Association Internationale des Conseils Economiques et Sociaux.

En vidéo, Joaquim Melo (sous-titré en anglais) remercie les organisateurs et fait défiler des témoignages locaux.

 

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#Protecting Delicate #Deep #SeaLife ~ #Oceana

#Protecting Delicate #Deep #SeaLife ~ #Oceana | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Last week, ocean conservation group Oceana launched a new expedition to study the seafloor off the north and central coast of Oregon.

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Aménagement durable : treize écoquartiers labellisés par Cécile Duflot

Aménagement durable : treize écoquartiers labellisés par Cécile Duflot | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
La ministre du Logement a décerné le label Ecoquartier national à treize opérations exemplaires d'aménagement durable parmi les lauréats des précédents appels à projets.

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Chinese dairy firms in tie-ups to mend image-Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 -- English Window to China News

Companies in China, whose tainted milk powder scandal in 2008 left six dead and more than 300,000 sick, are vaunting tie-ups with French dairies to shore up their image but some fear this could backfire for Paris.

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GOP report cites ‘culture of secrecy and evasion’ at EPA under Jackson - The Hill's RegWatch

GOP report cites ‘culture of secrecy and evasion’ at EPA under Jackson - The Hill's RegWatch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Republican lawmakers on Monday issued a scathing report accusing the Environmental Protection agency of flouting transparency regulations in pursuit of its policy goals.
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Aquarium boosts reproduction of California's state marine fish

Aquarium boosts reproduction of California's state marine fish | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
San Pedro’s Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has discovered a way to dramatically boost reproduction of California’s official state marine fish – the tangerine-colored garibaldi.
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Massive Starfish Die-Off Baffles Scientists

Massive Starfish Die-Off Baffles Scientists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The waters off British Columbia are littered with dead starfish, and researchers have no idea what's causing it.
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Government rejects pesticide science

Government rejects pesticide science | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The British government accepts an EU ban on the use of chemicals said to be harmful to bees but continues to dispute the science behind it.
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George Monbiot – Obama’s Rogue State

George Monbiot – Obama’s Rogue State | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The US calls on other nations to abide by the treaties it violates. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 9th September 2013 You could almost pity these people.
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