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Report: NSA data swoop has had minimal counterterrorism role

Report: NSA data swoop has had minimal counterterrorism role | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A report from the New America Foundation National Security Program finds that the NSA's bulk data collection's contribution to prevent terrorism has been minimal and that traditional investigation paths have been more helpful.
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How Earth's devastating super-volcanoes might erupt

How Earth's devastating super-volcanoes might erupt | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Devastating supervolcanoes can erupt simply due to changes that happen in their giant magma chambers as they slowly cool, according to a new study.
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Scientists discover giant trench under Antarctic Ice

Scientists discover giant trench under Antarctic Ice | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A massive ancient subglacial trough – deeper than the Grand Canyon - has been discovered by a team of UK experts.
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Researchers launch 'kelp watch' to determine extent of Fukushima contamination

Researchers launch 'kelp watch' to determine extent of Fukushima contamination | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Researchers from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have launched 'Kelp Watch 2014,' a scientific campaign designed to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the...
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Can Chinese innovation help address the climate crisis?

Can Chinese innovation help address the climate crisis? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A unique new UK-China project launches today, investigating the social and political drivers and implications of low-carbon innovation in China, the world's largest carbon dioxide emitter by volume, rather than focusing on technical change alone.
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Clues from Orbit Aiding Exploration Of Opportunity Rover

Clues from Orbit Aiding Exploration Of Opportunity Rover | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 06, 2014 -
The rover is maintaining favorable northerly tilts for energy production.
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Energy Efficiency: Why? How? | Groupe Enerstat Inc.

Energy Efficiency: Why? How? | Groupe Enerstat Inc. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Efficacité énergétique. Pourquoi ? Comment ?
Pour faire la différence dans votre organisation, économiser et faire un geste concret pour l'environnement, tout en réduisant le gaspillage et les excès.


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Solar Energy Policy and Taxes | The Energy Collective

Solar Energy Policy and Taxes | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The first and most famous U.S. feed-in tariff has been suspended and rooftop solar advocates are calling for the industry to rally instead around net energy metering.
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Audi Unveils Allroad Shooting Brake Hybrid at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Audi Unveils Allroad Shooting Brake Hybrid at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Audi just took the wraps off its Allroad Shooting Brake off-road crossover hybrid at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.
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Successful BYD Electric Bus Pilot Completed In NYC

Successful BYD Electric Bus Pilot Completed In NYC | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on EV Obsession.
Adding on to other successful pilots of BYD's battery-electric bus, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) just completed a successful pilot of the BYD bus.
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Improved Electronic Energy Efficiency Thanks To New Laptop Adapter From MIT

Improved Electronic Energy Efficiency Thanks To New Laptop Adapter From MIT | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a new, novel circuit design that promises to greatly increase the energy efficiency of a number of widely used consumer electronic devices.
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Sail-World.com - New Australian study shows plastic pollution much worse than accepted

Sail-World.com - New Australian study shows plastic pollution much worse than accepted | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Plastic pollution in Australian waters is likely to be much worse than officially recognised, posing a threat to Australian species and ecology, according to the latest study published in journal PLOS ONE.
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A Massive New Assessment Of Climate Change’s Economic Risks Is Ready For Business

A Massive New Assessment Of Climate Change’s Economic Risks Is Ready For Business | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The committee for the Risky Business initiative includes former CEOs, U.S. secretaries, and senators, and will help decimate the initiatives' findings in 2014.
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US court strikes down 'Net Neutrality' rule (Update)

US court strikes down 'Net Neutrality' rule (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A US appeals court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional a 'Net Neutrality' rule that bars broadband Internet providers from blocking or playing favorites for online services.
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Poison-breathing bacteria may be boon to industry, environment

Poison-breathing bacteria may be boon to industry, environment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Buried deep in the mud along the banks of a remote salt lake near Yosemite National Park are colonies of bacteria with an unusual property: they breathe a toxic metal to survive.
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EU cuts CO2 emissions for vans by 28%

EU cuts CO2 emissions for vans by 28% | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
European Parliament signed off Tuesday on new carbon dioxide restrictions for commercial vans that will slash emissions by 28 percent from 2020.
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Bald reef gets seaweed transplant

Bald reef gets seaweed transplant | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Marine ecologists in Sydney have successfully restored a once thriving seaweed species, which vanished along a stretch of the city's coastline during the 1970s and 80s when there were high levels of sewage.
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Electronic 'mother' watches over home

Electronic 'mother' watches over home | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Las Vegas (AFP) Jan 06, 2014 - Resembling a Russian nesting doll, the pint-sized robotic device wants to be your mother.
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Wake Up Yutu

Wake Up Yutu | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jan 06, 2014 -
After two weeks of frigid lunar night, China's Yutu Moon rover and the Chang'e-3 lander that carried it will soon awake from their slumber.
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‘The Climate Casino,’ by William Nordhaus, and More

‘The Climate Casino,’ by William Nordhaus, and More | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New books by William Nordhaus, Linda Marsa, Christopher White and J. B. MacKinnon.

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Nordhaus is arguably the world’s leading thinker on the economics of global warming. A Yale professor and president of the American Economic Association, he brings unassailable credibility to the central message of his new book: Climate change is an urgent economic issue with impacts that bear spiraling costs.

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LEED Buildings and American Impacts | The Energy Collective

LEED Buildings and American Impacts | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Green buildings create myriad benefits like reduced emissions and energy demand or happier and healthier employees, but those benefits can be hard to quantify, potentially creating skepticism about their bottom-line return on investment.
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Seattle Energy Benchmarking Finds $90 Million Potential Annual Utility Bill Savings

Seattle Energy Benchmarking Finds $90 Million Potential Annual Utility Bill Savings | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Energy benchmarking may not sound like the most important concept in the clean tech dictionary, but it’s helped Seattle identify an energy efficiency path forward to save up to $90 million annually on utility bills.
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Electric Vehicle Sales Increase 55% In France

Electric Vehicle Sales Increase 55% In France | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on EV Obsession.
As the title says, sales of electric vehicles rose 55% in 2013. They now total 8,779. In terms of total electric vehicles solar, France is the European leader.
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Solar-Powered Cooler Harnesses The Sun For Emergency Relief [Video] - PSFK

Solar-Powered Cooler Harnesses The Sun For Emergency Relief [Video] - PSFK | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Solar Cooler is an off-grid power refrigeration system that can keep food and medicine cold.
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People Should Know About This Awful Thing We Do, And Most Of Us Are Simply Unaware

People Should Know About This Awful Thing We Do, And Most Of Us Are Simply Unaware | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I honestly couldn't believe my eyes.
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