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SACRAMENTO, Calif.: San Francisco official probes whether Nevada is 'patient dumping' | McClatchy Tribune News Service | The Bellingham Herald

SACRAMENTO, Calif.: San Francisco official probes whether Nevada is 'patient dumping' | McClatchy Tribune News Service | The Bellingham Herald | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Monday opened a formal investigation into whether the state of Nevada improperly "dumped" psychiatric patients in his city and throughout California.
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Time for Growth: Austerity Has 'Reached its Limits,' Barroso Says - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Time for Growth: Austerity Has 'Reached its Limits,' Barroso Says - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has said that Europe has reached the political limits of its austerity measures, suggesting that crisis countries should get more time to consolidate their budgets.
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Canada warns against US rejection of pipeline

Canada warns against US rejection of pipeline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) April 24, 2013 - A senior Canadian official on Wednesday warned against a US rejection of the massive Keystone XL pipeline, saying it would be a serious reversal in the neighbors' energy relationship.
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Malaria: biting into the climate change debate

Malaria: biting into the climate change debate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

With modern drugs, insecticides and the prospects for vaccination, malaria should be a thing of the past. However, our ability to keep malaria at bay is now facing a new challenge - climate change.

Malaria is an infectious disease which results in the infection of red blood cells, and reduces the blood’s oxygen-carrying capacity. The parasite Plasmodium that causes malaria can be divided into four different species. The most common species of malaria isP. vivax, and is found in temperate climate zones, as well as in the tropics. Within the tropic and sub-tropic regions, where malaria is a large problem, P. falciparum is also a very common species of malaria. Female mosquitoes are the transmitters of the malaria parasite, and therefore the infection rate of malaria relies heavily on the survival of female mosquito populations.

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Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Make a Comeback

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Make a Comeback | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A giant trout once believed to be extinct is again delighting anglers at Pyramid Lake in Nevada after an intense federal and tribal effort to restore it.
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Zelectric Bug (VW Bug Turned Into An EV)

Zelectric Bug (VW Bug Turned Into An EV) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared on San Diego Goes Green (all images courtesy Zelectric Motors).



Electric cars and VW bugs? What do they have in common and why would you want to learn more about them?
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Report Sees U.S. as Top Oil Producer, Overtaking Saudi Arabia, in 5 Years

Report Sees U.S. as Top Oil Producer, Overtaking Saudi Arabia, in 5 Years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The International Energy Agency also said the United States would be a net exporter by 2030, partly because of advances in unlocking reserves in shale rock.
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EPA Schools State Department On Keystone XL Pipeline

EPA Schools State Department On Keystone XL Pipeline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The deadline for public comments on the State Department's environmental review of the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline passed on Monday, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency came in just under the wire with a scathing review of the review.
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Measuring the Impact of Impact Investing: What Investees Think

Measuring the Impact of Impact Investing: What Investees Think | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'Measuring the Impact of Impact Investing: What Investees Think' blog post by Guest Contributors.
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L.A. City Council votes to move away from coal-fired energy

L.A. City Council votes to move away from coal-fired energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles City Council approved a plan Tuesday to begin moving away from coal-fired energy, despite warnings from a Department of Water and Power watchdog that the shift could cost more than $650 million.
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Floods to sideline Mississippi River barges at least another week

Floods to sideline Mississippi River barges at least another week | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Barge shipping on the Illinois River and parts of the Mississippi River will remain impeded until at least early next week as the flood-swollen waterways slowly recede from record- or near-record-high...
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Reshaping Flight for Fuel Efficiency: Five Technologies on the Runway Post-Boeing Dreamliner

Reshaping Flight for Fuel Efficiency: Five Technologies on the Runway Post-Boeing Dreamliner | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Boeing Dreamliner 787, poised to retake the skies soon, was one approach to more efficient flight. But aviation is looking to geared turbofan engines and radically new shapes and materials for deeper cuts in fuel consumption.
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Homeless China quake survivors face fragile future

Homeless China quake survivors face fragile future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lushan, China (AFP) April 23, 2013 - Tens of thousands of homeless survivors of China's devastating quake are living in makeshift tents or on the streets, facing shortages of food and supplies as well as an uncertain future.
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Utah cancer clinics turning away Medicare patients

Cuts to Medicare are driving Utah cancer clinics to turn away patients and refer them instead to hospitals for treatment. Oncologists say the cuts, ordered April 1 under the recent budget sequester, reduced what Medicare ...
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Greenpeace activists board coal ship off Australia reef

Greenpeace activists board coal ship off Australia reef | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sydney (AFP) April 24, 2013 - Six activists from conservation group Greenpeace boarded a coal carrier on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef Wednesday, calling for an end to exports of the fuel.
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New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid

New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.

"For solar and wind power to be used in a significant way, we need a battery made of economical materials that are easy to scale and still efficient," said Yi Cui, a Stanford associate professor of materials science and engineering and a member of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, a SLAC/Stanford joint institute.

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WHO says new bird strain is one of most lethal flu viruses

WHO says new bird strain is one of most lethal flu viruses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - A new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is one of the most lethal of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain that has killed hundreds...
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Solar Impulse (Solar-Powered Plane) Up Close

Solar Impulse (Solar-Powered Plane) Up Close | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One of our readers, a relatively new blogger over at 1Sun4All.com, recently had the opportunity to visit the popular solar-powered plane known as Solar Impulse.
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100 Percent Renewable Energy is 100 Percent Possible | The Energy Collective

100 Percent Renewable Energy is 100 Percent Possible | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Even those in favor of renewable energy have been known to debate how much of our power it can provide. But at the conference, the question was not whether we can get to 100%. Instead, speakers asked, How do we get there?
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BYD Junks Traditional Cars, Issues Shares | Alternative Energy Stocks

BYD Junks Traditional Cars, Issues Shares | Alternative Energy Stocks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Election in British Columbia Has Global Energy Implications | The Energy Collective

Election in British Columbia Has Global Energy Implications | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With the third largest proven reserves of oil in the world, there has been a major push to expand pipeline capacity to Canada's coasts and on one of those coasts there is an election underway.
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How much does EPA’s objection to Keystone XL matter? A lot.

How much does EPA’s objection to Keystone XL matter? A lot. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
EPA has questioned the State Department's draft environmental review of Keystone XL.
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Statistical Downscaling Says Hawaii Will Get Less Rain Due To Global Warming

Statistical Downscaling Says Hawaii Will Get Less Rain Due To Global Warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rainfall over the Hawaiian Islands has been declining since 1978. Is the drying trend due to global warming?
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Japanese test coaxes fire from ice

Japanese test coaxes fire from ice | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
First attempt to extract methane from frozen hydrates far beneath the ocean shows promise.
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DIY Coke Can Solar Heating Panel

DIY Coke Can Solar Heating Panel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Blog post at Frugal Kiwi : From Coke Cans to Solar Heating Panel
Upcycling is a way of life here, but that is only one reason I love our new Coke Can Solar Heating Pa[..]
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