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Living Without Running Water: A Practical Guide - Your Own Home Store

Living Without Running Water: A Practical Guide - Your Own Home Store | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Wow!  So, I turned off our running water for 48 hours this week as one of my challenges for National Preparedness Month.  And I actually learned a lot more than I thought I would!  I really just wanted to see how much we used (you can find that info at the very end of this post), but I learned a lot more than that.  I’m so, so glad I did this.  I highly encourage you to do the same if you haven’t already!

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New Connection between Stacked Solar Cells Can Handle Energy of 70,000 Suns

New Connection between Stacked Solar Cells Can Handle Energy of 70,000 Suns | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Raleigh NC (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 - North Carolina State University researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between stacked solar cells, which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy d...
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SunMaxx Solar's New Flat Plate Receives SRCC Certification

SunMaxx Solar's New Flat Plate Receives SRCC Certification | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 -
The latest technology in solar thermal hot water flat plates is officially on the market.
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Illegal Fires Set in Indonesia Cause Smog Problem

Illegal Fires Set in Indonesia Cause Smog Problem | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 -
Widespread wildfires are lighting up Indonesia, but these fires were not started accidentally. These fires were set deliberately to clear land for palm oil companies.
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Report proposes microbiology's grand challenge to help feed the world

Report proposes microbiology's grand challenge to help feed the world | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 - A greater focus on the role of microbiology in agriculture combined with new technologies can help mitigate potential food shortages associated with world population increases according to a new rep...
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Insight into marine life's ability to adapt to climate change

Insight into marine life's ability to adapt to climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Plymouth UK (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 - A study into marine life around an underwater volcanic vent in the Mediterranean, might hold the key to understanding how some species will be able to survive in increasingly acidic sea water should...
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A genetic treasure hunting in sorghum may benefit crop improvement

Shenzhen, China (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 - A consortium of researchers from The University of Queensland, the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF Qld) and BGI has discovered that sorghum, a drought-tolerant Afr...
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Spread of crop pests threatens global food security as Earth warms

Spread of crop pests threatens global food security as Earth warms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Exeter, UK (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 -
A new study has revealed that global warming is resulting in the spread of crop pests towards the North and South Poles at a rate of nearly 3 km a year.
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New data reveals that the average height of European males has grown by 11cm in just over a century

New data reveals that the average height of European males has grown by 11cm in just over a century | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Essex, UK (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 -
The average height of European males increased by an unprecedented 11cm between the mid-nineteenth century and 1980, according to a new paper published online in the journal Oxford Economic Papers.
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Oil and Gas Limits Underlie Syria's Conflict

Oil and Gas Limits Underlie Syria's Conflict | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In my view, oil and gas resource limits are major contributors to the conflict in Syria. This is happening in several ways: 1. Syria is an oil exporter that is in increasingly perilous financial co...
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Peru’s illegal gold mining poisoning children, natives—report

Peru’s illegal gold mining poisoning children, natives—report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Toxic levels of mercury coming from illegal miners in Peru's Amazon are being dumped into rivers, causing serious health problems and polluting the aquatic ecosystem.
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Breaking deep-sea waves reveal mechanism for global ocean mixing

Breaking deep-sea waves reveal mechanism for global ocean mixing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Waves breaking over sandy beaches are captured in countless tourist photos. But enormous waves breaking deep in the ocean are seldom seen, although they play a crucial role in long-term climate cycles.
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XPRIZE Spurs Innovators to Tackle Climate Change's Evil Twin: Ocean Acidification

XPRIZE Spurs Innovators to Tackle Climate Change's Evil Twin: Ocean Acidification | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Acidification has major implications for our seas and coastal economies, but scientists are only beginning to understand it. Today those efforts got a giant boost.
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New groundbreaking research may expose new aspects of the universe

New groundbreaking research may expose new aspects of the universe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Odense M, Denmark (SPX) Sep 09, 2013 -
No one knows for sure, but it is not at all unlikely that the universe is constructed in a very different way than the usual theories and models of today predict.
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Researchers figure out how to 'grow' carbon nanotubes with specific atomic structures

Researchers figure out how to 'grow' carbon nanotubes with specific atomic structures | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 -
Move over, silicon.
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More efficient production of biofuels from waste with the help of modified yeasts

More efficient production of biofuels from waste with the help of modified yeasts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 -
A significant portion of the petroleum consumed by the transport sector must be replaced in the long term by renewable energy.
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Alaska tundra shows surprising resilience after unprecedented fire

Alaska tundra shows surprising resilience after unprecedented fire | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 - Despite the size and severity of the massive 2007 Anaktuvuk River fire on Alaska's North Slope, much of the arctic vegetation has recovered and the tundra is likely to return to its pre-fire conditi...
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Earthquakes and tectonics in Pamir Tien Shan

Earthquakes and tectonics in Pamir Tien Shan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 -
Earthquake damage to buildings is mainly due to the existing shear waves which transfer their energy during an earthquake to the houses.
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UH Professor Offers Insight Into Saharan Dust Migration

UH Professor Offers Insight Into Saharan Dust Migration | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 -
Satellite pictures of Saharan dust clouds have been in the news all summer, but to Shankar Chellam, they have just raised more questions. How much impact did the Saharan dust have on Houston's air?
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Using a form of 'ice that burns' to make potable water from oil and gas production

Using a form of 'ice that burns' to make potable water from oil and gas production | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 - In the midst of an intensifying global water crisis, scientists are reporting development of a more economical way to use one form of the ice that burns to turn very salty wastewater from fracking...
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Wildfires projected to worsen with climate change

Wildfires projected to worsen with climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cambridge, MA (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 - Research by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) brings bad news to the western United States, where firefighters are currently battling dozens o...
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New technique for measuring tree growth cuts down on research time

New technique for measuring tree growth cuts down on research time | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 10, 2013 -
Tree growth is measured to understand tree health, fluxes in carbon sequestration, and other forest ecosystem functions. It is one of the most essential and widely collected woody plant traits.
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Is the manipulation in the metals about to begin again?

Is the manipulation in the metals about to begin again? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The answer to the question above unfortunately is maybe. There are definitely warning signs springing up.
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19-year-old inventor finds way to clean up the world's oceans in under 5 years time

Previously the idea of cleaning up the world’s oceans with their vast accumulations of disposed plastic material was considered an impossibility.
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