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'Fish thermometer' reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change

'Fish thermometer' reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) May 17, 2013 -
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.
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World's melting glaciers making large contribution to sea rise

World's melting glaciers making large contribution to sea rise | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Boulder CO (SPX) May 17, 2013 - While 99 percent of Earth's land ice is locked up in the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, the remaining ice in the world's glaciers contributed just as much to sea rise as the two ice sheets comb...
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Russians drive from Russia to Canada over North Pole

Russians drive from Russia to Canada over North Pole | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Russian explorers headed home Thursday after proving it is possible to drive from Russia to Canada across the North Pole, in buses with bloated tires over drifting ice, using a pickaxe to clear the way.
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New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

A new app allows you to scan a product in the supermarket aisle and learn who exactly is behind that box of cereal.                                                  In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burnerpitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft MSFT +0.72%programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe barcodes to check whether conservativebillionaire industrialists Charles and David Kochwere behind a product on the shelves.
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Explosives Next Door Unnerve Towns With Fertilizer Plants

Explosives Next Door Unnerve Towns With Fertilizer Plants | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Employees at McKee Lumber Co. in Corsicana, Texas, were discussing last month’s deadly blast at a fertilizer plant 50 miles away one recent morning when talk turned to their neighbor: El Dorado Chemical Co.
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ANALYSIS-Obama climate agenda faces U.S. Supreme Court reckoning

ANALYSIS-Obama climate agenda faces U.S. Supreme Court reckoning | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With a barrage of legal briefs, a coalition of business groups and Republican-leaning states are taking their fight against Obama administration climate change regulations to the U.S. Supreme Court
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Solving the Case of California's Extra Methane: Scientific American

Solving the Case of California's Extra Methane: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new paper details the culprits behind excess emissions of the potent greenhouse gas in the Los Angeles basin
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Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds

Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Of more than 4,000 academic papers published over 20 years, 97.1% agreed that climate change is anthropogenic
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As Oceans Warm, Fish Are Finding New ZIP Codes | Climate Central

As Oceans Warm, Fish Are Finding New ZIP Codes | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fish species have shifted their ranges as ocean temperatures increase in response to global warming, a new study found
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Energy Efficiency and Cost Gap Between Ethanol and Gasoline | The Energy Collective

Energy Efficiency and Cost Gap Between Ethanol and Gasoline | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While it’s true that on a gallon-to-gallon basis ethanol historically has been cheaper than gasoline, ethanol contains far less energy than gasoline and therefore has cost consumers more to travel the same distance...
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Smart Grid Technology and Street Lights in Paris | The Energy Collective

Smart Grid Technology and Street Lights in Paris | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Silver Spring Networks, the smart grid networking company that wants to expand its reach to streetlights, traffic signals and other “smart city” devices, will get a chance to try it out in a city famous for its lights, Paris.
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What Would it Take to Get to a Steady State Economy?

What Would it Take to Get to a Steady State Economy? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Humans live in equilibrium with other species in a finite world. In such a world, there is never really a Steady State. Instead, there is a constant ebb and flow.  One species may be dominant in an...
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The humble hero | Containers have been more important for globalisation than freer trade

The humble hero |  Containers have been more important for globalisation than freer trade | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
THE humble shipping container is a powerful antidote to economic pessimism and fears of slowing innovation. Although only a simple metal box, it has transformed...
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H1N1 discovered in marine mammals

H1N1 discovered in marine mammals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Davis CA (SPX) May 17, 2013 - Scientists at the University of California, Davis, detected the H1N1 (2009) virus in free-ranging northern elephant seals off the central California coast a year after the human pandemic began, acco...
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Research into carbon storage in Arctic tundra reveals unexpected insight into ecosystem resiliency

Research into carbon storage in Arctic tundra reveals unexpected insight into ecosystem resiliency | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) May 17, 2013 - When UC Santa Barbara doctoral student Seeta Sistla and her adviser, environmental studies professor Josh Schimel, went north not long ago to study how long-term warming in the Arctic affects carbon...
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Lithium demand: it's all about those everyday rechargeable batteries

Lithium demand: it's all about those everyday rechargeable batteries | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Battieres accounted for 27% of global lithium consumption.
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Cities: Business groups lower local emissions without mentioning climate change -- Wednesday, May 15, 2013 -- www.eenews.net

Cities: Business groups lower local emissions without mentioning climate change -- Wednesday, May 15, 2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cleveland's chamber of commerce is ready to launch an unusual program to help businesses get loans for energy efficiency retrofits. In Salt Lake City, the local chamber is promoting "clean air" to reduce gasoline use.
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Most U.S. clothing chains did not sign pact on Bangladesh factory reforms

Most U.S. clothing chains did not sign pact on Bangladesh factory reforms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Companies including Wal-Mart, Gap and Target opted out; retailers cited fear of lawsuits over pact’s terms.
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Son of Climate Science Pioneer Ponders A Sobering Milestone by Fen Montaigne: Yale Environment 360

Son of Climate Science Pioneer Ponders A Sobering Milestone by Fen Montaigne: Yale Environment 360 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate scientist Ralph Keeling has followed in the footsteps of his father, who pioneered the measurement of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
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Living in fear: move to safer ground is going too slowly

Living in fear: move to safer ground is going too slowly | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tensions are running high in an Alaskan village immediately threatened by climate change
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Canada signals new era for Arctic Council

Canada signals new era for Arctic Council | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Asian powers keen on shipping and development given observer status; EU and Greenpeace kept out
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Yikes! Huge Disconnect Between Environmental Attitude & Behavior

Yikes! Huge Disconnect Between Environmental Attitude & Behavior | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared on CleanTechnica sister site The Inspired Economist. To learn about sustainable economics, see Special Reports by The Inspired Economist.


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Looking at the Climate Change Consequences of Electric Vehicles | The Energy Collective

Looking at the Climate Change Consequences of Electric Vehicles | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Even if there is enough lithium to displace the 1 billion internal combustion engine cars that now pollute the earth with electric cars, it is the electronic waste problem that should dominate the question.
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Examining The Sustainability of the Royal Bank of Scotland: Facing Up To Your Demons

Examining The Sustainability of the Royal Bank of Scotland: Facing Up To Your Demons | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The finance sector continues to ride on the coattails of what started as a severe decline in trust, market performance and profits in 2008. AndRoyal Bank of Scotland [RBS] was no exception, facing its own share of customer distrust and instability as well as a government bailout.

However, in its most recent CSR Report, the bank – as compared to its contemporaries – makes a marked effort to address these concerns and makes a public promise to examine its "financial stability, our customers, the way we use the resources around and the practices that we have."

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Lessons From Ladakh: The Economics of Happiness

Lessons From Ladakh: The Economics of Happiness | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I first heard of Ladakh in the early 1990s when anthropologist Helena Norberg-Hodge, on a book tour, spoke of her decade's worth of experiences in this remote region north of the Indian Himalayan range.
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