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In Calif, some ships plug in to power up

In Calif, some ships plug in to power up | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In January, the state will become the first government body in the world to require container fleets docking at its major ports to shut off their diesel engines and use electricity for 50 percent of their visits — or face crippling fines.
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'May miracle' of above-average rainfall is a gift to firefighters

'May miracle' of above-average rainfall is a gift to firefighters | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A "May miracle" of almost perfectly timed, above-average rainfall helped firefighters battling the large Springs fire in Ventura County and guaranteed that Los Angeles would not break a dubious record.
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Toxic waste sites may cause health problems for millions | Environment | Science News

Toxic waste sites may cause health problems for millions | Environment | Science News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Living near a toxic waste site may represent as much of a health threat as some infectious diseases, a study in three developing countries finds.

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Back on the Brink: Will the Lead In Bullets Finally Kill Off the Condor? by Ted Williams: Yale Environment 360

Back on the Brink: Will the Lead In Bullets Finally Kill Off the Condor? by Ted Williams: Yale Environment 360 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The California condor, the largest bird in North America, was saved from extinction by a captive breeding program that increased its numbers in the wild.
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Is Your Baby Part of a Risky Science Experiment? – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

Is Your Baby Part of a Risky Science Experiment? – Press Releases on CSRwire.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Press Releases get your corporate social responsibility news and information out to journalists, investors, and industry professionals utilizing CSRwire’s targeted reach.
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Measuring the Sustainability of Business: From Economism To Earth Systems Science

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'Measuring the Sustainability of Business: From Economism To Earth Systems Science' blog post by Hazel Henderson.
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Jesse's Café Américain: Even In a Time of Elephantine Vanity and Greed

Jesse's Café Américain: Even In a Time of Elephantine Vanity and Greed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Supreme Court allows protest-hit Indian nuclear plant

Supreme Court allows protest-hit Indian nuclear plant | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New Delhi (AFP) May 6, 2013 - India's Supreme Court gave the green light on Monday to the commissioning of the nation's largest nuclear power plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, despite widespread protests.
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Drew Fuchs's curator insight, May 9, 2013 8:10 AM

With India getting the "green light" on this nuclear plant, should others be worried? This is one of the largest nuclear plants and who knows what they could do with it. I dont think we should be too worried but should keep this in sight.

slecy81's comment, May 10, 2013 2:21 PM
I am surprised that this is the first time it has been brought up since it has been planned since 1988. If anything were to happen to this nuclear plant it could effect India's population greatly. I agree with Drew that it shouln't effect us at the moment, but we should keep an eye on it.
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Microwave oven cooks up solar cell material

Microwave oven cooks up solar cell material | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) May 07, 2013 -
University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap, abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors.
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Mining report: Pollution concerns could scuttle coal terminal expansion

Residents and municipal politicians feel sidelined by Port Metro planning process.
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Boosting 'cellular garbage disposal' can delay the aging process, research shows

Boosting 'cellular garbage disposal' can delay the aging process, research shows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—UCLA life scientists have identified a gene previously implicated in Parkinson's disease that can delay the onset of aging and extend the healthy life span of fruit flies.
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3,000 Years of Abusing Earth on a Global Scale: Scientific American

3,000 Years of Abusing Earth on a Global Scale: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new perspective emanating from archaeology and ecology suggests that humanity has spent thousands of years making widespread and profound changes to the "natural" world
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This sugar substitute increases blood sugar levels

This sugar substitute increases blood sugar levels | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A sweetener that has been promoted for decades as a safe alternative to sugar to control diabetes, has been found to have harmful effects. Sucralose, sold as Splenda, not only does not reduce chances
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Ellen Diane's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:43 AM

i can't use any of the fake ones asaide from aspertame- which I use sparingly

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Jerry Brown blames climate change for state's early fire season

Jerry Brown blames climate change for state's early fire season | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown put the state’s early wildfire season in global terms Monday, saying the state would have to grow accustomed to more forest fires as a consequence of climate change.
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The bee's knees: WA researchers saving the world

The bee's knees: WA researchers saving the world | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world is facing the possible extinction of an insect that underlies the production of one third of all food; the honey bee.
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Mercury link to Arctic fox decline

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A dramatic decline in the number of Arctic foxes on one island is being linked to levels of mercury in their food.
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When science goes silent

When science goes silent | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With the muzzling of scientists, Harper’s obsession with controlling the message verges on the Orwellian
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Creating Good Work: Rugged Collaborationism

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'Creating Good Work: Rugged Collaborationism' blog post by Ron Schultz.
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George Monbiot – Enough Already

George Monbiot – Enough Already | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There is no point at which those who accumulate money become satisfied. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 6th May 2013. “I never did anything for money. I never set money as a goal.
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BP sheds oil field stake in Brazil

BP sheds oil field stake in Brazil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rio De Janeiro (UPI) May 6, 2013 - BP is selling its substantial stake in one of 14 oil interests in Brazil as part of a global portfolio optimization program, the company said.
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Researchers estimate a cost for universal access to energy

Researchers estimate a cost for universal access to energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) May 07, 2013 - Universal access to modern energy could be achieved with an investment of between 65 and 86 billion US dollars a year up until 2030, new research has shown The proposed investments are higher than...
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Improving materials that convert heat to electricity and vice-versa

Improving materials that convert heat to electricity and vice-versa | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) May 07, 2013 - Thermoelectric materials can be used to turn waste heat into electricity or to provide refrigeration without any liquid coolants, and a research team from the University of Michigan has found a way...
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Montana coal exports spur environmental battle

Montana coal exports spur environmental battle | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The state has more coal resources than any other in the country.
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Reaching Limits in a Finite World

Reaching Limits in a Finite World | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We don’t usually think about it, but we live in a finite world. In other words, in theory we can count precisely how many atoms make up the earth. We can also theoretically count how many humans li...
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Gap Grows between Wanting and Working: Scientific American Podcast

Gap Grows between Wanting and Working: Scientific American Podcast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Compared with kids who graduated high school the 1970s, Millennial teens are more interested in material signs of success and less concerned with working to get them. Karen Hopkin reports

It’s a common complaint, perhaps leveled by every generation about the ones that follow: kids nowadays are too materialistic, with their inflated sense of entitlement, and now flat screens and cell phones. Well, turns out this gripe might finally be true. Because today’s adolescents seem to want more in the way of worldly goods than did teens 30 years ago, and they don’t really want to work for it.

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