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A Simple, Elegant Tool To Encourage Good Habits, Backed By The Founders Of Twitter

A Simple, Elegant Tool To Encourage Good Habits, Backed By The Founders Of Twitter | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Weight Watchers increased the revenue of its online business by over 60% in the fourth quarter of 2012. Weight management app MyFitnessPal recently crossed the 30 million user mark. The reason: online motivation works.
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The Generosity Paradox: By Giving We Receive, But By Taking We Lose

The Generosity Paradox: By Giving We Receive, But By Taking We Lose | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteThis is the latest article in Catchafire’s Generosity Series, a multi-month celebration and investigation of bold generosity with the goal of understanding its causes, its benefits, and how to inspire more.
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Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
News, infographics, and videos about the future of energy, electric cars, the environment, and food on FastCoExist.com.
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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo lays out a plan to fight climate change, increase clean energy

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo lays out a plan to fight climate change, increase clean energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In his State of the State address, Cuomo calls for $1 billion in green-economy funds, an electric-car charging network, and a tighter CO2 cap.
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Wildfires: an astonishing photograph of survivors in an age of catastrophe

Wildfires: an astonishing photograph of survivors in an age of catastrophe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jonathan Jones: Framing the debate: It is such a flame-seared image, we might be seeing the end of civilisation – and an Australian family tough enough to outlive it
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Is 2013 the Year to Reconnect through Thoughtful Disconnects?

Is 2013 the Year to Reconnect through Thoughtful Disconnects? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
PREVIEW: Will Vimeo Shift the Online Video Paradigm?
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Rupert Murdoch still stupid about climate, now thinks pollution is good for trees

Rupert Murdoch still stupid about climate, now thinks pollution is good for trees | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rupert Murdoch gets his climate change info from a dickhead and then tweets it like it's true.
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State of the Climate | National Overview | Annual 2012

State of the Climate | National Overview | Annual 2012 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
a summary of national and regional temperatures and precipitation, placing the data into a historical perspective
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2012: A Year of Greater Concern, but Limited Action | The Energy Collective

2012: A Year of Greater Concern, but Limited Action | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In a year which saw extreme weather rise up the political agenda and the consequences of a changing climate starting to sink into our collective psyche, action to actually address the issue of rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere remained limited.With...
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'Tricorder' closer to reality: Portable X-ray source could put medical diagnosis and terrorism prevention in the palm of the hand

'Tricorder' closer to reality: Portable X-ray source could put medical diagnosis and terrorism prevention in the palm of the hand | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The hand-held scanners, or tricorders, of the Star Trek movies and television series are one step closer to reality now that an engineering team has invented a compact source of X-rays and other forms of radiation.
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US Military Microgrids Aim For 54.8MW Capacity By 2018

US Military Microgrids Aim For 54.8MW Capacity By 2018 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

 
America’s Defense Department is the largest single global consumer of petroleum, and its military operations comprise the largest demand source for all forms of energy.In addition, bases located within the United States and abroad depend on aging transmission systems susceptible to cyber-terrorism and extreme weather. 

So, what would happen if the US military shifted efforts away from transporting energy over long and insecure distances to establishing a network of independent microgrids that integrate distributed renewable generation, electric vehicles, and demand response at its bases?

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Olson Kundig's One-Room Cabin Was Resilient Before the Word Became Fashionable

Olson Kundig's One-Room Cabin Was Resilient Before the Word Became Fashionable | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The green building community increasingly is talking about constructing solid, secure buildings that will last; Tom Kundig has been doing it for years.
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Shocking! Thousands of Mutilated Shark Fins Drying on Hong Kong Rooftops

Shocking! Thousands of Mutilated Shark Fins Drying on Hong Kong Rooftops | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tens of millions of sharks are mutilated and left to die slowly each year so that some affluent people in Asia can each soup. This has to stop.
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A Look Inside The Crazy Experiments Where Scientists Are Learning How Clouds Form

A Look Inside The Crazy Experiments Where Scientists Are Learning How Clouds Form | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Clouds seem pretty straightforward, right? They’re just droplets of water hanging in the atmosphere.
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Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
News, infographics, and videos about the future of energy, electric cars, the environment, and food on FastCoExist.com.
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Skeptical Science on the “16 Years” nonsense

If you’ve been unfortunate enough recently to be in earshot of Fox News,  talk radio, seen a tattered copy of the once great Wall Street Journal, or even if you had an uncomfortable holiday d...
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As public fumes, AIG says will not sue U.S. over bailout

As public fumes, AIG says will not sue U.S. over bailout | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Facing anger from Congress and the American people, AIG Inc said on Wednesday it would not sue the U.S.
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Since 2009, Sunday TV Shows Have Not Quoted A Single Scientist On Climate Change

Since 2009, Sunday TV Shows Have Not Quoted A Single Scientist On Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For science, what matters is data. But for policy, you need to influence public opinion, and sadly, there's often a rift between what the scientific data shows and what public opinion knows.
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Farmers seek new income from Fairtrade carbon credits - AlertNet

Farmers seek new income from Fairtrade carbon credits - AlertNet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Palestinian olive growers make a living from trees that are, in some cases, 2,000 to 3,000 years old - proof that these farmers have been working in harmony with the environment for centuries, according to Nasser Abufarha, a representative of Fairtrade producers in the Middle East.

Now the time may finally have come for them to be rewarded for their role in conserving local ecosystems, through a fledgling scheme to develop "Fairtrade" carbon credits.

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Perceived timings of economic crisis and climate change prevent action

Perceived timings of economic crisis and climate change prevent action | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fighting economic woes in the near future is preventing the long-term threat of climate change from argues Chiemi Hayashi
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100% Renewable Energy - The Only Way Forward | The Energy Collective

100% Renewable Energy - The Only Way Forward | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:40 AM

"The world's leading scientists have issued a mandate that we must change our energy system to a sustainable one based on conservation, efficiency and renewable energy in the near future or risk losing planetary habitability. 


The energy transition is not a lifestyle choice; it is an essential way to combat climate change and save our planet. Fukushima and BP’s Deepwater Horizon catastrophe are only the most recent reminders of the hazards of our current energy system.


Energy infrastructure is outdated and much of the world’s power generation capacity is nearing the end of its life. Major investment decisions to modernize the world’s energy system are unavoidable. Now is the time for the energy transformation."

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Concentrated solar power with thermal energy storage can help utilities' bottom line, study shows

The storage capacity of concentrating solar power can add significant value to a utility company's optimal mix of energy sources, a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory suggests.
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World-Record Battery Performance Achieved With Egg-Like Nanostructures

World-Record Battery Performance Achieved With Egg-Like Nanostructures | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

  SLAC and Stanford scientists have set a world record for energy storage, using a clever “yolk-shell” design to store five times more energy in the sulfur cathode of a rechargeable lithium-ion battery than is possible with today’s commercial technology. The cathode also maintained a high level of performance after 1,000 charge/discharge cycles, paving the way for new generations of lighter, longer-lasting batteries for use in portable electronics and electric vehicles.

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Ford EVs Spark A Revolution Linking Homes To Cars

Ford EVs Spark A Revolution Linking Homes To Cars | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
 
There they go again. Ford, the same car manufacturer that touched off a revolution in car ownership with the Model T more than 100 years ago, has just announced a new collaboration called MyEnergi Lifestyle®, which promises a whole new ownership...
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Biomimicry Solves Age-old Industrial Air Pollution Problem

Biomimicry Solves Age-old Industrial Air Pollution Problem | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This clever trick mimics how Earth's atmosphere cleans itself, resulting in a low-energy, effective solution to age-old air pollution problems.
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