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One big European family

One big European family | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) May 10, 2013 -
From Ireland to the Balkans, Europeans are all closely related according to a new study of the DNA of people from across the continent.
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New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide

New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cape Cod MA (SPX) May 10, 2013 - A new robotic sensor deployed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Gulf of Maine coastal waters may transform the way red tides or harmful algal blooms (HABs) are monitored and managed...
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The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers

The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) May 10, 2013 - While the impact of climate change on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet has been widely studied, a clear understanding of the key process of iceberg production has eluded researchers for many y...
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Water on Moon and Earth came from same primitive meteorites, analysis shows

Water on Moon and Earth came from same primitive meteorites, analysis shows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The water found on the moon, like that on Earth, came from small meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites in the first 100 million years or so after the solar system formed, researchers from Brown and Case Western Reserve universities and Carnegie...
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Ignoring Bee Crisis, EPA Greenlights New 'Highly Toxic' Pesticide

Ignoring Bee Crisis, EPA Greenlights New 'Highly Toxic' Pesticide | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Coalition Vows to Fight Koch Bros. Purchase of Tribune's Newspaper Empire

Coalition Vows to Fight Koch Bros. Purchase of Tribune's Newspaper Empire | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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If Bilbo Baggins built a zero-energy hobbit home, this is what it would look like

If Bilbo Baggins built a zero-energy hobbit home, this is what it would look like | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Modern, hip Bilbo, obviously. He would wear a scarf and Warby Parkers.
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Nuclear plant spills radiation into Lake Michigan

Nuclear plant spills radiation into Lake Michigan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Palisades nuclear plant in Michigan never quite properly patched up a leak last year. Over the weekend, the leak turned into a gush.
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Even in the best-case scenario, climate change will kick our asses

Even in the best-case scenario, climate change will kick our asses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In his new book "Overheated," Andrew Guzman looks at the realities of human survival in an age of climate catastrophe. It's not going to be pretty.
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The Deadly Rise Of Sea Levels, In One Simple Infographic

The Deadly Rise Of Sea Levels, In One Simple Infographic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If you’re skeptical about man-made climate change, the Union of Concerned Scientists wants you to know something: there’s no basis for your belief in science.
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How Misinformed Ideas About Profit Are Holding Back The World’s Poor

How Misinformed Ideas About Profit Are Holding Back The World’s Poor | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I run a for-profit business that delivers products and services to customers earning less than $6 a day in West Africa. When I tell people this, I frequently encounter disbelief or concern.
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We’ve Entered The Volatile Postnormal Stage Of History

We’ve Entered The Volatile Postnormal Stage Of History | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteThis post is part of Co.Exist’s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading futurists about what the world will look like in the near and distant future, and how you can improve how you navigate future scenarios...
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The art of the Slow Fix

The art of the Slow Fix | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Carl Honoré worries that our addiction to superficial, short-term quick fixes is backfiring and presents ideas from his new book on tackling this.........
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New insights into Ebola infection pave the way for much-needed therapies

New insights into Ebola infection pave the way for much-needed therapies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) May 10, 2013 -
The Ebola virus is among the deadliest viruses on the planet, killing up to 90% of those infected, and there are no approved vaccines or effective therapies.
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Human impacts on natural world underestimated

Human impacts on natural world underestimated | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Calgary, Canada (SPX) May 10, 2013 - A comprehensive five-year study by University of Calgary ecologists - which included monitoring the activity of wolves, elks, cattle and humans - indicates that two accepted principles of how ecosys...
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Ice-free Arctic may be in our future, says research

Ice-free Arctic may be in our future, says research | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Analyses of the longest continental sediment core ever collected in the Arctic, recently completed by an international team led by Julie Brigham-Grette of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, provide 'absolutely new knowledge' of Arctic climate...
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Cirrus clouds form around mineral dust and metallic particles, study finds

Cirrus clouds form around mineral dust and metallic particles, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
At any given time, cirrus clouds—the thin wisps of vapor that trail across the sky—cover nearly one-third of the globe. These clouds coalesce in the upper layers of the troposphere, often more than 10 miles above the Earth's surface.
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Deeper Than Deepwater: Shell Plans World's Riskiest Offshore Well

Deeper Than Deepwater: Shell Plans World's Riskiest Offshore Well | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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California accuses JPMorgan Chase of debt-collection abuses

California accuses JPMorgan Chase of debt-collection abuses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris has accused JPMorgan Chase & Co. of using fraudulent and unlawful debt-collection practices against some 100,000 credit card holders in the state.
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Will cities ever get smart about water use?

Will cities ever get smart about water use? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cities worldwide have dangerously unsustainable water supplies, says a new study. But making a deal with farmers could solve the crisis for many.
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This hilarious, awesome Ziploc jacket is the most practical upcycled clothing we've ever seen

This hilarious, awesome Ziploc jacket is the most practical upcycled clothing we've ever seen | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Use it to complete your outfit, use it to hold your lunch.
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Can Science Fiction Writers Inspire The World To Save Itself?

Can Science Fiction Writers Inspire The World To Save Itself? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Science fiction has often predicted scientific advances, but what happens when scientists and sci-fi authors collaborate on visions of the future?
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How Do Muslims View Women’s Rights?

How Do Muslims View Women’s Rights? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world’s 1.5 billion Muslims don’t all think alike.
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The Top 10 Green Building Projects Of 2013

The Top 10 Green Building Projects Of 2013 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Every year, the American Institute of Architects picks its top 10 green projects. The rankings, which have been around for 16 years, are always a mixed bag--everything from libraries to cohousing to a dog adoption park.
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This Infographic Is The 21st Century’s Quickest Economics Class

This Infographic Is The 21st Century’s Quickest Economics Class | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If you haven’t seen it, a Reddit user’s clear-cut infographic that’s gone viral among economics wonks gives the world’s quickest economics lessons for the 21st century: more than half the globe’s population now lives in that small circle on the...
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