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Bankers' Games: Manipulation and 'Litigation'

Bankers' Games: Manipulation and 'Litigation' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By the time Congress holds a hearing to wag a finger in an executive's face (right after lauding him), by the time a fringe-dwelling show-trial is launched by the SEC and DOJ, by the time a junior scapegoat is indicted, the damage to investment...
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Tomgram: Barbara Garson, How to Become a Part-Time Worker Without Really Trying | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Barbara Garson, How to Become a Part-Time Worker Without Really Trying | TomDispatch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Bad news out of Bentonville. On Thursday, Walmart, the American retail behemoth, announced that it had slumped through another quarter. Sales were sluggish, and a Walmart executive said the company was downgrading expectations for the rest of 2013. The reason? "The customer doesn't quite have the discretionary income, or they're hesitant to spend what they do have," said Charles Holley, Walmart's chief financial officer.

 

There is a cutting irony at play here. Yes, one effect of the great recession was to put many people out of work, or to relegate them to part-time status. And yes, the expiration of the payroll tax cut earlier this year took money out of the pockets of millions of Americans. Yet wages for working Americans flatlined long before the financial crisis, and Walmart is one reason for that. 

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Greenwich Stilt Houses Foreshadow Impact of New FEMA Maps

Greenwich Stilt Houses Foreshadow Impact of New FEMA Maps | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the coastal areas of Greenwich, Connecticut, the latest housing craze requires hydraulic jacks, pylons and stilts. One home towers over its neighbors like a cruise ship. Others look like expensive tree houses.
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Can Rotterdam become the world's most sustainable port city?

Can Rotterdam become the world's most sustainable port city? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
From rooftop gardens to floating homes, CNN takes a look at how Rotterdam is investing in its a green future.
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Incredibly Shrinking Avocados: Why This Year's Fruit Are So Tiny : NPR

Incredibly Shrinking Avocados: Why This Year's Fruit Are So Tiny : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
California's crop of Hass avocados — those green fruit essential for guacamole — usually weigh a half-pound or more. But this year's avocados are the smallest in memory — some barely bigger than an egg.
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Wetlands: Big idea for rebuilding La. marshes sparks big bayou brawl -- Monday, August 19, 2013 -- www.eenews.net

Wetlands: Big idea for rebuilding La. marshes sparks big bayou brawl -- Monday, August 19, 2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
HOPEDALE, La. -- The Mississippi River isn't called "Big Muddy" for nothing.
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Seeping Alberta Oil Sands Spill Covers 40 Hectares, Still Leaking

Seeping Alberta Oil Sands Spill Covers 40 Hectares, Still Leaking | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A major oil spill from operations in the Alberta oil sands has reached more than 8,000 barrels and is continuing.
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Russia evacuates 19,000 from flooded Far East

Russia evacuates 19,000 from flooded Far East | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
MOSCOW — Russian authorities have evacuated more than 19,000 people from unprecedented floods that have devastated crops in the country's Far East, officials said Monday, as rescue workers warned of worse to come.
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Keystone XL project could harm wildlife, Interior Department says

Keystone XL project could harm wildlife, Interior Department says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The Interior Department has warned that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could have long-term, damaging effects on wildlife near its route, contradicting the State Department's March draft environmental assessment, which concluded the...
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Moscow investigates 'pigeon apocalypse'

Moscow investigates 'pigeon apocalypse' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Officials raise alert as 'zombie' birds fall to earth amid fears city may be in grip of avian ailment Newcastle disease
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Melleray Farmstead | Tiny House Swoon

Melleray Farmstead | Tiny House Swoon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

An tiny off-grid homestead for a family of four in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Photos and owned by Donald Byrne.

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Big-Box Retailers Turn To Solar, How Can Electric Utilities Adapt?

Big-Box Retailers Turn To Solar, How Can Electric Utilities Adapt? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 20, 2013 -
The electric utility industry faces the risk of declining revenues as more customers install solar panels on their homes and businesses.
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NSW Government action on energy efficiency to power up industry

NSW Government action on energy efficiency to power up industry | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Aug 20, 2013 - The release of the NSW Government's Energy Efficiency Action Plan has recognised the central role that energy efficiency can play in helping consumers reduce their power bills, the Clean Energy Coun...
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GOP Food Stamp Cuts Would Deny Benefits To At Least 4 Million

GOP Food Stamp Cuts Would Deny Benefits To At Least 4 Million | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- A Republican proposal to cut food stamp spending by 5 percent would eliminate benefits for as many as 6 million Americans, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal D.C.
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Politics: Are 'climate deniers' the new birthers in Obama's playbook?

President Obama's strongest supporters are executing a play that feels familiar after four years: Use humor and social media to marginalize Republicans as extreme and out of touch on all fronts, from substantive legislation on topics such as...
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Alberta report recommends stronger carbon-capture rules

Alberta report recommends stronger carbon-capture rules | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Alberta government is investing heavily in carbon capture storage technology to bolster green credentials ahead of pipeline projects
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How Australia's big wet befuddled scientists

How Australia's big wet befuddled scientists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia was so wet in 2010 and 2011 that it reversed the climb of global sea levels in a temporary shift that baffled experts.
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Lyme Disease Far More Common Than Previously Known : NPR

Lyme Disease Far More Common Than Previously Known : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fewer than 30,000 cases of the tick-borne illness are reported each year.
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Environmental concerns remain over coal-ash ponds | News-Gazette.com

Environmental concerns remain over coal-ash ponds | News-Gazette.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
DANVILLE — It's been more than two years since Dynegy shut down its coal-fired Vermilion Power Station, but environmental concerns still remain at the idled facility's coal-ash waste ponds that were built next to the Middle Fork River, just...
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Fires and Hot Temperatures Worsen Air Quality in Northern California - capradio.org

Fires and Hot Temperatures Worsen Air Quality in Northern California - capradio.org | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The air quality in canyons on the west slope of the Sierra has been in the unhealthy range for all groups range for about a week. But air quality is expected to improve as more of the American Fire is contained and as thunderstorms move in.
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8 dead as heavy rains pummel flooded Philippines

8 dead as heavy rains pummel flooded Philippines | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
MANILA — More than 200,000 flood-battered residents of the Philippine capital fled their homes on Tuesday as relentless monsoon rains, which have killed eight people, submerged more than half of Manila.
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Advocates take Harper to court over 'pattern of muzzling' energy critics | The Hook

Advocates take Harper to court over 'pattern of muzzling' energy critics | The Hook | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One of Canada's top constitutional lawyers is taking the Conservative government to court over increasing restrictions on who can speak at energy board hearings -- and what they are allowed to say.
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Copper may play key role in Alzheimer's disease

Copper may play key role in Alzheimer's disease | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New research finds that copper in amounts readily found in our drinking water, the foods we eat and the vitamin supplements we take likely plays a key role in initiating and fueling the abnormal protein build-up and brain inflammation that are...
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Latest incident at French nuclear plant renews calls for its closure

Latest incident at French nuclear plant renews calls for its closure | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Thionville, France (UPI) Aug 19, 2013 - The release of a hydrochloric acid from France's trouble-plagued Cattenom nuclear plant has renewed calls for its closure from nearby Luxembourg and Germany.
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US Interior Department Announcement Will Help To Advance Geothermal

US Interior Department Announcement Will Help To Advance Geothermal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 20, 2013 - In response to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell's keynote address at the National Clean Energy Summit, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) has released the following statement from GEA Exe...
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