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Indonesian graft court jails third Chevron employee

Indonesian graft court jails third Chevron employee | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jakarta (AFP) July 19, 2013 - An Indonesian ant-corruption court on Friday jailed a third employee of the local subsidiary of US energy giant Chevron Corporation, in a case that has spooked foreign investors.
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CSU researchers explore creating biofuels through photosynthesis

CSU researchers explore creating biofuels through photosynthesis | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fort Collins TX (SPX) Jul 22, 2013 - An interdisciplinary team of Colorado State University researchers has received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to research new routes to the sustainable production of biofuels using...
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LADWP Officials Announce Expanded Electric Vehicle Program

LADWP Officials Announce Expanded Electric Vehicle Program | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 22, 2013 - The Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners on Tuesday approved expanded and improved electric vehicle (EV) charger rebates for home, workplace and public charging through the Los Angeles...
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Water at risk from power plants, climate change

Water at risk from power plants, climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2013 -
The U.S. electric power sector is putting a strain on the nation's water resources, a Union of Concerned Scientists report warns.
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Malawi faces food shortage

Malawi faces food shortage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Blantyre, Malawi (AFP) July 20, 2013 - Nearly 10 percent of Malawi's 13 million people face hunger due of low yields of the main staple maize, prolonged dry spells and flooding, a report released Saturday said.
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Maize trade disruption could have global ramifications

Maize trade disruption could have global ramifications | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
East Lansing MI (SPX) Jul 22, 2013 -
Disruptions to U.S. exports of maize (corn) could pose food security risks for many U.S.
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Irish Potato Famine-Causing Pathogen Even More Virulent Now

Irish Potato Famine-Causing Pathogen Even More Virulent Now | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jul 22, 2013 -
The plant pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s lives on today with a different genetic blueprint and an even larger arsenal of weaponry to harm and kill plants.
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Energy companies are paying a heavy price for shunning renewables

Energy companies are paying a heavy price for shunning renewables | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The argument for green solutions is not just about climate change – traditional sources of power will soon cost more
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What We Really Save by Recycling - Earth911.com

What We Really Save by Recycling - Earth911.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We all know recycling is a good idea. But tossing that plastic bottle into the blue bin seems so simple, it’s easy to lose perspective about how much of a difference it can make. To prove how much impact recycling ...
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What Climate Change Means for Africa, Asia and the Coastal Poor

What Climate Change Means for Africa, Asia and the Coastal Poor | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new scientific report commissioned by the World Bank explores the likely impacts of present day, 2°C and 4°C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South East...
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Why is killer diesel still poisoning our air? - Telegraph

Why is killer diesel still poisoning our air? - Telegraph | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tiny particulates, one of the two most serious pollutants emitted from car exhausts, are calculated to kill 29,000 people a year, over 10 times as many as die in car accidents
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National Farmers' Union issues grass fires warning as hot weather continues

National Farmers' Union issues grass fires warning as hot weather continues | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Daytrippers advised to take extra care not to trigger blazes through reckless behaviour
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Phosphate giant Mosaic pumps from Florida's aquifer to dilute its pollution

Phosphate giant Mosaic pumps from Florida's aquifer to dilute its pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Last year, a state water agency granted the world's largest phosphate mining company a permit to pump up to 70 million gallons of water a day out of the ground for the next 20 years.
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China to impose duties on US, S. Korean solar material

China to impose duties on US, S. Korean solar material | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing, Beijing Shi (AFP) July 19, 2013 - China is to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of solar-grade polysilicon, a key raw material for solar panels, from the US and South Korea, the government said.
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Six Tech Advancements Changing the Fossil Fuels Game

Six Tech Advancements Changing the Fossil Fuels Game | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 22, 2013 -
Oil and gas is getting bigger, deeper, faster and more efficient, with new technology chipping away at peak oil concerns.
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HMC Farms Hedges Against Utility Power with Massive Cenergy Power Solar Farm

HMC Farms Hedges Against Utility Power with Massive Cenergy Power Solar Farm | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kingsburg CA (SPX) Jul 22, 2013 -
HMC Farms has taken a huge green leap forward by moving forward with Cenergy Power on a 10 acre solar photovoltaic (PV) farm.
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Driverless tractors till German high-tech farm

Driverless tractors till German high-tech farm | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Derenburg, Germany (AFP) July 21, 2013 - As the harvest nears, the employees of German farmer Klaus Muenchhoff are busy making the final checks on imposing tractors ready to roll into the golden fields.
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Why crop rotation works

Why crop rotation works | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Norwich, UK (SPX) Jul 22, 2013 -
Crop rotation has been used since Roman times to improve plant nutrition and to control the spread of disease.
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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Widespread in Hudson River, Study Finds

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Widespread in Hudson River, Study Finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New York NY (SPX) Jul 22, 2013 -
The risk of catching some nasty germ in the Hudson River just started looking nastier.
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Magnitude 6.9 Quake Strikes Off New Zealand Coast

Magnitude 6.9 Quake Strikes Off New Zealand Coast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The New Zealand capital Wellington was rattled by a strong earthquake on Sunday that broke water mains, smashed windows and downed power lines. No injuries were reported.
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+Pool prototype gets funded on Kickstarter, will be built this summer

+Pool prototype gets funded on Kickstarter, will be built this summer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A wonderful idea may actually come to be, as enough money is raised to test the theory that the pool can actually clean water.
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Movement aims to curb climate change through divestment in fossil fuel

Movement aims to curb climate change through divestment in fossil fuel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A Milwaukee church and the cities of Madison and Bayfield are part of an effort to fight climate change by pushing for divestment from fossil fuel companies.
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The Climate Change Real Estate Boom Is Coming

The Climate Change Real Estate Boom Is Coming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fabulously wealthy British futurist James Martin spoke about climate change at New York’s Lincoln Center and how it will change global population patterns in one of his last public appearances before passing away on June 30 at 79 years of age.
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How a secretive panel uses data that distorts doctors’ pay

How a secretive panel uses data that distorts doctors’ pay | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
American Medical Association committee exaggerates time of procedures, Post investigation finds.
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Sweet hydrogen: how sugar could help satisfy the world's energy needs

Sweet hydrogen: how sugar could help satisfy the world's energy needs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the last of her series on clean energy, Lou Del Bello discovers the revolutionary potential of turning sugar into hydrogen
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