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Coke, Ford Fuel Sustainable Design

Coke, Ford Fuel Sustainable Design | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Coca-Cola and Ford have partnered to use plant-based material as part of the interior fabric on a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid research vehicle.


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Comment financer la transition écologique? - Journal de l'environnement

Comment financer la transition écologique? - Journal de l'environnement | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Après un an de travail, les ministères de l’écologie et de l’économie publient un rapport, attendu, sur le financement de la transition écologique. Recueil cohérent de mesures préconisées depuis longtemps par les économistes de l’environnement et les ONG, ce document est appelé à nourrir la réflexion française et l’action européenne.


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Will Antibiotics Be There When You Need Them? Get Smart | Molecules to Medicine, Scientific American Blog Network

Will Antibiotics Be There When You Need Them? Get Smart | Molecules to Medicine, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Just in time for “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week,” I had a refreshing experience recently, working in a different rural hospital. Over that week, I didn’t ...
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Warsaw Talks to Thrash Out U.N. Climate Roadmap: Scientific American

Warsaw Talks to Thrash Out U.N. Climate Roadmap: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The costs of reducing emissions may be flash points along the path toward a 2015 Paris treaty
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Ban on Trans Fats Could Accelerate Deforestation: Scientific American

Ban on Trans Fats Could Accelerate Deforestation: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Palm oil is likely to fill the void, causing more rainforests to be razed for farming
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U.N. boss urges Europe to lead climate fight

U.N. boss urges Europe to lead climate fight | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
U.N.Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges the European Union to stay at the vanguard of efforts to combat climate change, sweeping aside arguments led by Poland and business leaders that the bloc has to prioritise economic growth...
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Changing winds dampen Antarctic sea-level rise

Changing winds dampen Antarctic sea-level rise | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Slowing sea-level rise in the Southern Ocean could lower the risk of glacial collapse.
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A decade of monster hurricanes

A decade of monster hurricanes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Check out these dramatic images of 7 record-setting hurricanes from the last decade.
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Protests Across Australia Against Government Climate Inaction

Protests Across Australia Against Government Climate Inaction | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I've just been to a protest here in Adelaide against the current Australian Government's response to climate change. This rally and 129 others like it across the nation was organised by a group called GetUp!
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US Deficit Could Be Cut By $1 Trillion Using Carbon Tax

US Deficit Could Be Cut By $1 Trillion Using Carbon Tax | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on Think Progress.
By Jeff Spross
A carbon tax of $25 per ton of emissions would cut the deficit by $1 trillion over a decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
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Culture and Climate Change Prevention | The Energy Collective

Culture and Climate Change Prevention | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In 1970, the artist Robert Rauschenberg created a poster for the first Earth Day, a bold image of a bald eagle superimposed atop photos of environmental destruction—a simple collage, and yet a powerful, visceral call to action.
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Here's Evidence That The GOP Is Not 'Pro-Business' Anymore

Here's Evidence That The GOP Is Not 'Pro-Business' Anymore | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For being widely known as "pro-business," Republicans sure are making life hard for businesses lately.
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Typhoon Fuels Call for Global Warming Compensation Funds

Typhoon Fuels Call for Global Warming Compensation Funds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The typhoon that killed thousands of
people in the Philippines has energized debate about whether
rich nations should compensate poor ones for climate-related
losses, a proposal the U.S. and European Union are resisting.
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Alternative Fishing Gear to Stop the Waste of Bluefin Tuna - The Pew Charitable Trusts

Alternative Fishing Gear to Stop the Waste of Bluefin Tuna - The Pew Charitable Trusts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The use of surface longlines by commercial fishermen pursuing yellowfin tuna and swordfish in the Gulf of Mexico results in the incidental catching and killing of already depleted Atlantic bluefin tuna and other threatened ocean wildlife.

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Anita Woodruff's curator insight, November 18, 2013 2:16 PM

Reducing bycatch is necessary in order to maintain the marine food chain.

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Il Governo approva l'Agenda verde e incentivi alla green economy | Normativa | Nov-13

Il Governo approva l'Agenda verde e incentivi alla green economy | Normativa | Nov-13 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

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landscape architecture &sustainability's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:56 PM

Il Consiglio dei Ministri ha approvato, su proposta del Ministro dell’Ambiente e tutela del territorio e del Mare, Andrea Orlando, un disegno di legge collegato alla legge di Stabilità recante disposizioni in materia ambientale per promuovere misure di green economy e per il contenimento dell’uso eccessivo di risorse naturali.

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Nations Squabble over Room in the Atmosphere for Pollution: Scientific American

Nations Squabble over Room in the Atmosphere for Pollution: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A proposal to assign responsibility for historic emissions prompts a fight over the future of the IPCC and what role the past has in the quest to limit future emissions
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Burying Coal Ash for Good: Scientific American Podcast

Burying Coal Ash for Good: Scientific American Podcast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

What happens when 900 million metric tons of coal get burned? Roughly 100 million metric tons of coal ash is created, a residue laced with nasty elements like arsenic, lead and mercury. We perform this transformation every year in the U.S.

 

Storing all that ash is a challenge. That's why roughly 4 billion liters of the toxic stuff mixed withwater was left to sit in a massive pond near Kingston, Tennessee. Five years ago on December 22, that pond burst its walls, drowning more than a square kilometer of land and killing portions of the Emory and Clinch rivers. The Tennessee Valley Authority has been cleaning up the so-calledChristmas coal ash flood ever since.

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Plan B Updates - 118: Climate Change Driving Weather off the Charts | EPI

Plan B Updates - 118: Climate Change Driving Weather off the Charts | EPI | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Meteorologists are calling the typhoon that slammed into the Philippines with 195-mile-an-hour winds on November 8, 2013, the most powerful tropical storm to make landfall on record. Super Typhoon Haiyan had gusts reaching 235 miles per hour and a storm surge swelling as high as 20 feet, so the destruction it left behind matched that of a tornado combined with a tsunami.

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Q&A: Living a Plastic-Free Life (and Rethinking Your Bubble Gum) - Earth911.com

Q&A: Living a Plastic-Free Life (and Rethinking Your Bubble Gum) - Earth911.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beth Terry, author of "Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too," sat down with Earth911 to discuss the merits and challenges of a low-plastic life.
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Losses from extreme weather rise to $200 bln a year over past decade

Losses from extreme weather rise to $200 bln a year over past decade | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Global economic losses caused by extreme weather events have risen to nearly $200 billion a year over the last decade and look set to increase further as climate change worsens, a report by the World Bank shows...
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To tackle pollution, China to drop pursuit of growth at all costs

To tackle pollution, China to drop pursuit of growth at all costs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
CHINA-REFORM/ENVIRONMENT:  China will steer local governments away from the pursuit of economic growth at all costs and beef up their powers to punish polluters as part of a campaign to reverse the damage done by three decades of unchecked expansion.
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Highly Radioactive Nuclear Fuel Rods To Be Moved From Fukushima

Highly Radioactive Nuclear Fuel Rods To Be Moved From Fukushima | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on Planetsave. By Sandy Dechert With a photo of fuel rod assemblies in the background, nuclear engineer, former executive, and educator Arnie Gundersen explains his doubts yesterday about the nuclear fuel relocation at...
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SolarCity Leads Way Into Low-Interest Solar Financing That Could Be Huge Boost To Solar Industry

SolarCity Leads Way Into Low-Interest Solar Financing That Could Be Huge Boost To Solar Industry | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on RenewEconomy. The solar industry has achieved another significant breakthrough, after US solar leasing specialist SolarCity issued the first asset back notes for the solar industry, and achieved an interest rate...
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Google & Facebook Also Have An Energy Dark Side

Google & Facebook Also Have An Energy Dark Side | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on Think Progress.
By Joanna M. Foster
Google confirmed on Friday that it is investing $80 million in six new solar facilities under construction in California and Arizona.
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Geithner Went Easy On The Private Equity Industry; Now He's Going To Work For It

Geithner Went Easy On The Private Equity Industry; Now He's Going To Work For It | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Private equity giants fought hard while debating Wall Street reform to make sure new rules that applied to investment banks left them exempt -- and the resulting Dodd-Frank legislation met their demands in a variety of ways.
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