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Inside the oil-shipping free-for-all that brought disaster to Lac-Mégantic

Inside the oil-shipping free-for-all that brought disaster to Lac-Mégantic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Canada has seen a massive increase in the amount of oil being shipped by rail.
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Airline joins battle over biofuels

Airline joins battle over biofuels | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A refinery owned by Delta Air Lines has joined the battle against a government mandate to blend renewables into fuel supplies.
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Wildlife could be biggest losers as SC islands wash away | Local News | The Island Packet

Wildlife could be biggest losers as SC islands wash away | Local News | The Island Packet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chunks of seashore are vanishing from South Carolina's Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge as rising ocean levels and storms chew up the remote, unspoiled beaches some animals depend on for survival.
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How climate change is helping Al Qaeda (VIDEO)

How climate change is helping Al Qaeda (VIDEO) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Sahel is environmentally fragile and politically unstable. Here's how climate change is making a difficult situation worse.
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Warsaw Climate Talks: Bad News for Farming - Modern Farmer

Warsaw Climate Talks: Bad News for Farming - Modern Farmer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Little good news for farmers in climate talks.
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New research finds high tungsten levels double stroke risk

New research finds high tungsten levels double stroke risk | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Exeter, UK (SPX) Nov 14, 2013 -
High levels of tungsten in the body could double the risk of suffering a stroke, a new study published in the open access journal PLOS ONE has found.
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Founders of Envirofit Selected as Energy Innovators of the Year by The Economist

Founders of Envirofit Selected as Energy Innovators of the Year by The Economist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Nov 28, 2013 - Tim Bauer, Nathan Lorenz and Bryan Willson, founders of Envirofit International have been named this year's Energy and Environment Innovators by The Economist magazine, based in London.
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Environment group sues China oil giant for nearly $10 mn

Environment group sues China oil giant for nearly $10 mn | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2013 - A Chinese government-backed environmental group said Friday it has launched legal action against state-owned oil giant PetroChina for almost $10 million over pollution.
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Saab sets sights on Chinese market after two year break

Saab sets sights on Chinese market after two year break | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stockholm (AFP) Nov 29, 2013 - Saab cars will roll off the production line in Sweden on Monday, two years after the former General Motors subsidiary filed for bankruptcy its new owner said Friday.
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China losing lustre for Japanese companies: survey

China losing lustre for Japanese companies: survey | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 02, 2013 - China has fallen off the top of a list of Japan Inc's favoured investment destinations for the first time in more than two decades because of higher labour costs and bilateral tensions, a survey said.
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Western masterpieces offered up to Chinese buyers

Western masterpieces offered up to Chinese buyers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2013 - A $50 million Rembrandt portrait takes pride of place in a Beijing hotel room, with Picassos and Renoirs dotting the walls as major Western auction houses look to tempt China's superrich with Europe's finest art.
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Philippine typhoon survivors flee false tsunami alert

Philippine typhoon survivors flee false tsunami alert | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Manila (AFP) Dec 01, 2013 - About a thousand traumatised survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon fled their homes in one central province following false rumours of a tsunami, civil defence officials said Sunday.
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African elephant survival tops agenda at Botswana talks

African elephant survival tops agenda at Botswana talks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Johannesburg (AFP) Nov 30, 2013 - African ministers and experts meet next week in Botswana to chart ways to stamp out a spike in elephant killings fuelled by a growing demand for ivory in Asia.
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Slime and poo: making energy and treating waste – Features – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Slime and poo: making energy and treating waste – Features – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Algae grown on sewage is being harvested to supply greenhouse neutral oil and gas. It's a win-win that solves multiple environmental problems.
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Climate, GDP link - Fiji Times Online

A DROP of 4 per cent of Fiji's gross domestic product could be triggered by climate change impacts by the year 2100, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank.

 

Xianbin Yao, the bank's Pacific department director general, said the decline in GDP could happen when higher temperatures and more extreme weather events hit agriculture and the broader economy.

 

"In future, the country could see an increase in droughts and floods along with a pick-up in wind speeds and rainfall, all of which will negatively impact the economy," he said.

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Permanent flood fixes in Colorado could take years

Permanent flood fixes in Colorado could take years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A Dec. 1 deadline to reopen 27 flood-battered Colorado highways was tame compared with the years of complex challenges facing road crews charged with making permanent fixes to damage caused by September's historic floods.
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In New Jersey Pines, Trouble Arrives on Six Legs

In New Jersey Pines, Trouble Arrives on Six Legs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A beetle invasion of New Jersey’s Pinelands, said to be caused by global warming, has drawn little attention, and scientists say the state has been too slow in its response.
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Where Factory Apprenticeship Is Latest Model From Germany

Where Factory Apprenticeship Is Latest Model From Germany | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Labor experts and government officials say that traditional apprenticeship programs, popular in Europe, could help sustain burgeoning growth in American factories.
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Hybrid Nano-Materials Could Replace Human Tissue

Hybrid Nano-Materials Could Replace Human Tissue | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brooklyn NY (SPX) Nov 25, 2013 - A team of researchers has uncovered critical information that could help scientists understand how protein polymers interact with other self-assembling biopolymers.
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Iran, Russia in talks on new Bushehr nuclear plant

Iran, Russia in talks on new Bushehr nuclear plant | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tehran (AFP) Dec 01, 2013 - Iran and Russia are in talks to build another nuclear plant at Bushehr, with construction set to begin in 2014, media Sunday reported nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi as saying.
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China home price rises speed up in November: survey

China home price rises speed up in November: survey | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Dec 01, 2013 - Chinese home prices rose faster in November than in the previous month, an independent survey showed on Sunday, adding that authorities are likely to introduce further changes to control the lively real estate market.
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US eyes phase-out of old telephone network

US eyes phase-out of old telephone network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Nov 29, 2013 - America's plain old telephone network is rapidly being overtaken by new technology, putting US regulators in a quandary over how to manage the final stages of transformation.
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Typhoons spread Fukushima fallout, study warns

Typhoons spread Fukushima fallout, study warns | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) Nov 28, 2013 - Typhoons that hit Japan each year are helping spread radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear disaster into the country's waterways, researchers say.
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Five killed in Italy garment factory fire: authorities

Five killed in Italy garment factory fire: authorities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rome (AFP) Dec 01, 2013 - At least five people were killed and two others seriously injured Sunday when a fire broke out in a Chinese-run garment factory in Italy's Tuscany region, regional authorities said.
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Somalis struggle after devastating cyclone: aid agencies

Somalis struggle after devastating cyclone: aid agencies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mogadishu (AFP) Nov 29, 2013 - More than 100,000 people are struggling in Somalia's cyclone-hit northeastern Puntland region, aid agencies warned Friday, saying floodwaters had wiped out the livestock two-thirds of the people survive on.
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