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Economist advocates working less to alleviate global warming, US should adopt European approach to productivity

Economist advocates working less to alleviate global warming, US should adopt European approach to productivity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Is working less better for the planet?A Center for Economic Policy Research paper released Monday claims that reducing work hours could result in a significant reduction of greenhouse gases, and w...
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Outgoing EPA chief convinced Obama serious on climate change

Outgoing EPA chief convinced Obama serious on climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The departing chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P.
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The Exploding Business of Bartering

The Exploding Business of Bartering | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Companies are bartering everything from cars to jet fuel to legal services.
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Weathering Climate Change: The Role of Local Currencies (SSIR)

Weathering Climate Change: The Role of Local Currencies (SSIR) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Local currency systems could strengthen metro economies and provide funds to address climate change and other urban problems.
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Bashkir farmers' local demurrage currency recognized by Supreme Court - Sepp Hasslberger

Bashkir farmers' local demurrage currency recognized by Supreme Court - Sepp Hasslberger | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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CO2 Emissions & Chevy Volt vs Honda Civic EX-L | The Energy Collective

CO2 Emissions & Chevy Volt vs Honda Civic EX-L | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Looking at energy efficiency in the Chevy Volt versus the Honda Civic EX-L, as well as looking at carbon emissions.
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Natural Gas and Pure Water | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Water is always precious. Increased natural gas production is happening ion the US. But natural gas wells have problems: Large volumes of deep water, often
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Climate Code Red: Dependence on coal a bad strategy with shift to renewables unstoppable

Climate Code Red: Dependence on coal a bad strategy with shift to renewables unstoppable | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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The 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard: A 10-Minute Guide

The 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard: A 10-Minute Guide | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its proposed 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS2).??
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Australian rains prompt coal force majeures - FAST NEWS - Mineweb.com Mineweb

Australian rains prompt coal force majeures - FAST NEWS - Mineweb.com Mineweb | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mining, investments, mining and metals, heavy rains, Australia, Queensland, coking coal, thermal coal exports, Rio Tinto, Xstrata, BHP Billiton, Anglo American, Peabody Energy, steel, rail haulage lines, UBS, force majeures...
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California Closer to Getting Early Warning of Earthquakes: Scientific American

California Closer to Getting Early Warning of Earthquakes: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A lawmaker has introduced a bill to fund a public version of an earthquake early warning system in California that's currently just in the prototype phase
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Yaks Are Returning to Tibet, but Does Climate Change Pose Further Risks? | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

Yaks Are Returning to Tibet, but Does Climate Change Pose Further Risks? | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Wild yaks are coming back to at least one area of Tibet after a long period of overhunting, but the future for the species is yet ...
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Alaskans Try to Flee Climate Change Impacts but Find Little Help: Scientific American

Alaskans Try to Flee Climate Change Impacts but Find Little Help: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Coastal communities in the Arctic have spent decades trying to relocate to escape the impacts of global warming
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Alberta may offer more to smooth way for Keystone: envoy

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Alberta could offer up new environmental initiatives for oil sands development to show the Obama administration that approving a $5.3 billion pipeline to U.S.
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Superstorm Sandy - Template for Future Storms?

Superstorm Sandy - Template for Future Storms? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate Central: The track of Hurricane Sandy was unprecedented in the historical record of North Atlantic Ocean Basin hurricanes, and its deadly storm surge — while exceedingly rare — is likely to...
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Can local currencies help advance global sustainability?

Can local currencies help advance global sustainability? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Local financial systems that put people and the environment at their heart are welcome, but can these new models be truly scaled, asks author John Boik
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Take Advantage Of Home Energy Efficiency Tax Credits!

Take Advantage Of Home Energy Efficiency Tax Credits! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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The Alaskan Brewing Company Runs on Energy Generated by its Own Beer

The Alaskan Brewing Company Runs on Energy Generated by its Own Beer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Alaskan Brewing Company installed a new furnace that burns spent grain to generate steam that is used to power its facilities in Juneau, Alaska
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Scotland Announces Drastic Decarbonization By 2030

Scotland Announces Drastic Decarbonization By 2030 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
First Minister Alex Salmond says Scotland will reduce carbon emissions from 347 grams of CO2 per kilowatt hour in 2010 to 50 grams by 2030.

Salmond said the next step is to outline specific targets and policies.
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Energy and Climate Package for the European Union | The Energy Collective

Energy and Climate Package for the European Union | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
European Commission’s Director General for Climate Action, Jos Delbeke, discusses his vision for a 2030 Climate and Energy Package for Europe.
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George Monbiot – Out of Steam

George Monbiot – Out of Steam | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nuclear power seems to have stalled. So what happens now? By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian, 5th February 2013 Is this the end? According to the Green MP Caroline Lucas, new nuclear power in this country has been “completely derailed”(1).
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Wood-based Biomass Blossoming in Asia

Wood-based Biomass Blossoming in Asia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In 2012, as Gangnam Style alerted the world to Korean pop, Seoul also made waves in the biomass sector. With a roaring economy to feed, Southeast Asia's emerging powerhouse opted to insert a sizeable slice of wood into its energy mix.
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Bolivian mining town erects giant Virgin statue that rivals Rio's Christ | MINING.com

Bolivian mining town erects giant Virgin statue that rivals Rio's Christ | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The $1.2 million statue of the Virgin Mary is slightly shorter than New York's Statue of Liberty, but seven meters higher than Rio's famed image of Christ.
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Students with Autism Gravitate Toward STEM Majors | Budding Scientist, Scientific American Blog Network

Students with Autism Gravitate Toward STEM Majors | Budding Scientist, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Invited Guest Post by Marissa Fessenden (@marisfessenden)



U.S. business and policy leaders have made it a priority to increase the number of students pursuing degrees in ...
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Rising Use of Corn Ethanol Stresses Midwestern Aquifers: Scientific American

Rising Use of Corn Ethanol Stresses Midwestern Aquifers: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Underground water supplies are being pumped at an unsustainable rate thanks to corn ethanol
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