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Are most Australians really climate 'agnostics'?

Are most Australians really climate 'agnostics'? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Alexander White: Former Prime Minister John Howard claimed Australians had "settled into a state of sustained agnosticism" on climate change. Is this true?
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Mitch McConnell launches pre-emptive strike on EPA climate rule

Mitch McConnell launches pre-emptive strike on EPA climate rule | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell moved Thursday to force a Senate vote on one of the prime regulations in President Barack Obama’s climate plan, a move that would force vulnerable Democrats to take a public stance on the controversial rule...
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Vulnerable train tank cars will keep carrying crude

Vulnerable train tank cars will keep carrying crude | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The nation's thirst for oil is likely to keep weak and outdated railcars moving flammable crude through American cities for years, even if regulators require upgrades to the cars at a cost that cou...
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Explosive growth for state's surviving solar firms

Explosive growth for state's surviving solar firms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Fremont company's high-profile bankruptcy in 2011 cast a pall over solar power in the public's eye, creating an image of failed startups and wasted investments.
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Feeding the world's population getting tougher as climate changes, other threats mount

Feeding the world's population getting tougher as climate changes, other threats mount | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Efforts to rid the world of hunger face 'immense challenges' as farmers deal with resource scarcity, climate change and loss of soil fertility, agriculture ministers from 65 countries said.
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Too many electric cars, not enough workplace chargers creating tension on Silicon Valley tech campuses

Too many electric cars, not enough workplace chargers creating tension on Silicon Valley tech campuses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Eager to reduce energy use, German software company SAP installed 16 electric vehicle charging ports in 2010 at its Palo Alto campus for the handful of employees who owned electric vehicles.
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CO2 emissions are being 'outsourced' by rich countries to rising economies

CO2 emissions are being 'outsourced' by rich countries to rising economies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenhouse gas output of China and elsewhere is increased by making goods that are then used in the US and Europe
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EU could cut emissions by 40 percent at moderate cost

EU could cut emissions by 40 percent at moderate cost | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jan 20, 2014 - This is a key finding from an international multi-model analysis by the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum (EMF28) and comes at a crucial time, as the European Commission is set to announce next week it...
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Ladies And Gentlemen, Boot Your Robots!

Ladies And Gentlemen, Boot Your Robots! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 20, 2014 -
Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., was the place to be late last month for an unusual two-day competition: the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials.
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The first lawsuit against Obama's new coal limits just got filed

The first lawsuit against Obama's new coal limits just got filed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Well, that didn't take long.

 

In December 2012, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., dismissed a suit by the company behind a proposed new coal plant in Texas that sought to block new carbon dioxide pollution limits on power plants proposed by the EPA. The court's reasoning was that any appeal would have to wait until after the rules were finalized, not simply proposed. So last week, after the EPA published an updated version of the proposal, Clean Air Task Force legal director Ann Weeks said she doubted a new round of lawsuits would be in the offing. 

 

But it took just a week to see the first fusillade against this major pillar of President Obama's climate strategy: Yesterday the state of Nebraska, where coal is the largest power source, filed suit against the proposed rule.

 
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Student Loans: Debt for Life

Student Loans: Debt for Life | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With $1 trillion in student debt, it's no longer a given that college pays. Solving the problem requires a wholesale reexamination of higher education
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30,000 displaced by deadly floods in Indonesian capital

30,000 displaced by deadly floods in Indonesian capital | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jakarta (AFP) Jan 19, 2014 - More than 30,000 Indonesians have fled their homes in the capital due to flooding that has left five dead, officials said Sunday, with people using rubber dinghies and wading through waist-deep water to reach safer...
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Climate change a hot topic in country Victoria

Climate change a hot topic in country Victoria | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It is ''pretty bloody hot'' on Harry and Nicola Bussell's property - 50.8 degrees, in fact. It is a new high for the stunning sheep farm nestled at the foot of the Victorian alps in Carboor.
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Coal train derails in Caledonia; track may have cracked in cold

Coal train derails in Caledonia; track may have cracked in cold | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nineteen cars were involved in the Sunday morning derailment, which has forced the closure of Five Mile Road indefinitely as authorities clean up the scene.
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What 500 Big Investors Think About Climate Change

What 500 Big Investors Think About Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One of the hard truths about climate change solutions—whether they’re solar panels, protective sea walls, or carbon-sucking golf balls—is that somebody has to pay for them.
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Climate Change Could Double Likelihood of Super El Ninos | Climate Central

New research suggests climate change could make powerful El Ninos could become more commonplace in the next century.
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Peru's farmers fight climate change using modern and Inca techniques

Peru's farmers fight climate change using modern and Inca techniques | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mix of meteorological data and ancient water management methods are key to saving pasture from erratic rainfall
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Climate Proofing of Farms Seen Too Slow as Industry Faces Havoc

Climate Proofing of Farms Seen Too Slow as Industry Faces Havoc | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate change will play havoc with farming, and policy makers and researchers aren’t fully aware of the significance on food supply, according to the World Bank.
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Hyundai starts work on world's biggest container ships

Hyundai starts work on world's biggest container ships | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Seoul (AFP) Jan 20, 2014 - South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries said Monday it had started construction on a Chinese order for the world's largest container ships.
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Global warming's biggest offenders

Global warming's biggest offenders | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jan 20, 2014 -
When it comes to global warming, there are seven big contributors: the United States, China, Russia, Brazil, India, Germany and the United Kingdom.
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The standard American diet in 3 simple charts

The standard American diet in 3 simple charts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We do a pretty good job eating the recommended amount of potatoes. Other stuff, not so much.
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Global-warming denial hits a 6-year high

Global-warming denial hits a 6-year high | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Climate skeptics became more numerous, and more sure of themselves, in 2013. Here's a theory about why.

 

The latest data is out on the prevalence of global warming denial among the US public. And it isn't pretty.

 

The new study, from the Yale and George Mason University research teams on climate change communication, shows a 7-percentage-point increase in the proportion of Americans who say they do not believe that global warming is happening. And that's just since the spring of 2013. The number is now 23 percent; back at the start of last year, it was 16 percent:

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Workers of the World, Faint!

Workers of the World, Faint! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In history, magical events have been reported when indigenous peoples confront industrial capitalism.
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Conservationists, big oil join forces to help whales

Conservationists, big oil join forces to help whales | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Geneva (AFP) Jan 20, 2014 - Conservationists have joined forces with a company working on one of the world's largest oil and gas projects to help limit the impact of seismic surveys on endangered whales.
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