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We Need a Fixer (Not Just a Maker) Movement

We Need a Fixer (Not Just a Maker) Movement | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Wired has it right. We need more than a maker movement, we need a movement that focuses on repair. Why? Because it will save our souls.
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Tesla Issues Partial Recall Of Model S

Tesla Issues Partial Recall Of Model S | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Things can't go right for anyone all the time. Tesla's had a streak of good news lately, but it just ran into one problem -- Model S vehicles manufactured between May 10 and June 8 of this year
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Alternative Energy Challenges

Alternative Energy Challenges | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The various obstacles to alternative energy compound the fundamental challenge of how to supplant a fossil fuel–based supply chain withone driven by alternative energy forms themselves.
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Energy Risk and the Third Oil Crisis | The Energy Collective

Energy Risk and the Third Oil Crisis | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
US carbon emissions are down 12% since 2005. According to many an editorial the reason is simple. The fracking boom has driven out coal. But that isn’t what the data says.
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Renewable Biofuels and Chemicals: Scale Up is King and Long Game Focus Key | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Renewable Biofuels and Chemicals: Scale Up is King and Long Game Focus Key | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
VCs, driven by their appetite for quick results, are missing out on huge opportunities in renewable biofuels and chemicals. That leaves the market wide open to
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Battery Made From Wood — Efficient, Long-Lasting, Environmentally Friendly Battery Developed

Battery Made From Wood — Efficient, Long-Lasting, Environmentally Friendly Battery Developed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An environmentally friendly, efficient, and long-lasting battery created out of wood? Sounds too good to be true? Well it may not be -- researchers say that they have now developed just such a battery.
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Climate Change Trends at MIT | The Energy Collective

Climate Change Trends at MIT | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change recently held a forum where it shared its latest research with the program sponsors and invitees from a variety of academic institutions and government.
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Embedding & Measuring Sustainability: Unilever's Sustainability Chief Addresses Its Stakeholders

Embedding & Measuring Sustainability: Unilever's Sustainability Chief Addresses Its Stakeholders | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'Embedding & Measuring Sustainability: Unilever's Sustainability Chief Addresses Its Stakeholders' blog post by Guest Contributors.
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The Future Global Supply of Rare Earth Elements | Visual.ly

The Future Global Supply of Rare Earth Elements | Visual.ly | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Up until the mid-1980s, the United States was the lead global producer of rare earth elements — materials that are used to make the technology that
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US coal exports set monthly record in March

US coal exports set monthly record in March | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Thanks to increased Asian demand for the commodity.
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Student loan debt has nearly doubled in last five years, report says

Student loan debt has nearly doubled in last five years, report says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Student loan debt has nearly doubled in the past five years, according to a congressional report released Tuesday, less than two weeks before interest rates on federally backed student loans are set to jump to 6.8% from 3.4%.
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Are Solar Utilities Obsolete?

Are Solar Utilities Obsolete? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Are traditional solar photovoltaic (PV) financing models dead? Are solar utilities dinosaurs, about to become extinct? For utilities, says Dirk Morbitzer, general manager of analysis firm Renewable Analytics, “the old times are gone.
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[Infographic] Keystone XL Pipeline Means Less Jobs Than They Say

[Infographic] Keystone XL Pipeline Means Less Jobs Than They Say | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Keystone is an "export pipeline" that will take tar sands oil from Alberta and pump it down to a tax-free zone in Texas and out to foreign markets.
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Fossil Fuel Really Beginning To Hate Renewable Energy: Graphs

Fossil Fuel Really Beginning To Hate Renewable Energy: Graphs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This article first appeared on RenewEconomy
This article follows on from our story yesterday on Alinta, and the complaint by CEO Jeff Dimery that wind energy is “undermining the running regime of exiting thermal generation assets”.
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Blue Matte Tesla Model S Used To Advertise Wheels (VIDEO)

Blue Matte Tesla Model S Used To Advertise Wheels (VIDEO) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This beautiful blue matte Tesla Model S is the most attractive Model S I've seen to date (of course, imho). Interestingly, it was used to advertise wheels.
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50 Top US Mayors Launch Fight For Climate Change Resiliency

50 Top US Mayors Launch Fight For Climate Change Resiliency | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Local governments are on the front lines of America’s climate change fight, charged with the first response in any extreme weather event.
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Where Solar Energy Reliability Comes From | The Energy Collective

Where Solar Energy Reliability Comes From | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the solar industry wrestles with issues of quality and reliability that may be its biggest challenges, an engineer looked back to the first reliability standards and discovered a crucial lesson the industry still has not learned.
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Rescue Stranded Gas, Open Power Markets Through CNG | The Energy Collective

Rescue Stranded Gas, Open Power Markets Through CNG | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Despite the global excitement about shale gas and the emerging sexiness of liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas, or CNG—the red-headed step-child of the natural gas industry—could remain the best possible hope for rescuing so-called...
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Pandora & Nuclear Energy | Robert Stone and Michael Shellenberger | The Energy Collective

Pandora & Nuclear Energy | Robert Stone and Michael Shellenberger | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The new documentary film Pandora's Promise is already sparking debate and prompting a renewed look at nuclear energy.
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The 3% Solution Could Save US Businesses $780 Billion Within 10 Years

The 3% Solution Could Save US Businesses $780 Billion Within 10 Years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A joint report published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) outlines an analysis that could save companies billions as well as help  the corporate sector contribute to the goal of avoiding pushing global...
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Searching for Sustainable Business: The Life Story of a Global Movement

Searching for Sustainable Business: The Life Story of a Global Movement | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'Searching for Sustainable Business: The Life Story of a Global Movement' blog post by Dr. Wayne Visser.
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US Rare Earths Inc. moves forward with Montana drilling

US Rare Earths Inc. moves forward with Montana drilling | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Company settles legal dispute and acquires necessary permit.                   

US Rare Earths Inc. (UREE:OTCBB) is back on track after settling a legal dispute which has been troubling the company since September 2012.

The Nevada State Court approved a settlement of the board dispute on June 5, and the federal court in Utah sealed the deal by dismissing pending actions on June 11.

 

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EU car sales hit 20-year low for May

EU car sales hit 20-year low for May | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New car sales across Europe fell to their lowest level in two decades in May as the deepening recession hurt demand.
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130,000 leave Germany due to failing economy, lack of business opportunities — RT News

130,000 leave Germany due to failing economy, lack of business opportunities — RT News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Thousands are emigrating from Germany, one of Europe’s strongest economies, to seek opportunities elsewhere, citing “no safety for the future” and overcomplicated business legislation as the reasons behind their decision.
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Rethinking Solar Array Field Conventions

Rethinking Solar Array Field Conventions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
How strange that the development of many solar array fields has largely become an exercise in massive excavation, grading and stormwater management. This is ironic when we consider that such projects carry the “sustainable” tag.
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