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Water mark: Los Angeles fetes 100 years of aqueduct

Water mark: Los Angeles fetes 100 years of aqueduct | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Nov 06, 2013 - Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti Tuesday joined descendants of the engineers who brought water to the then sleepy Californian town, marking the 100th anniversary of the transformative project.

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First GMO rice to be launched in Philippines in 2016: researchers

First GMO rice to be launched in Philippines in 2016: researchers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Manila (AFP) Nov 05, 2013 - The first genetically-modified rice to be commercially available could be approved for production in the Philippines in two to three years, researchers said Tuesday, despite strong opposition from environmental groups.
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Rising temperatures challenge Salt Lake City's water supply

Rising temperatures challenge Salt Lake City's water supply | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Boulder CO (SPX) Nov 06, 2013 - In an example of the challenges water-strapped Western cities will face in a warming world, new research shows that every degree Fahrenheit of warming in the Salt Lake City region could mean a 1.8 t...
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Global warming led to dwarfism in mammals twice

Global warming led to dwarfism in mammals twice | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Nov 06, 2013 - Mammal body size decreased significantly during at least two ancient global warming events, a new finding that suggests a similar outcome is possible in response to human-caused climate change, acco...
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US Senate to take a closer look at bitcoin

US Senate to take a closer look at bitcoin | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"Potential points of discussion include how financial-industry regulators will watch over investment in the new currencies and how virtual currencies might impede tax collection or facilitate trade in illegal products out of the sight of law enforcement."...
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Astronaut Sounds Alarm about Asteroids: Scientific American Podcast

At a symposium on the danger of asteroid impacts, Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart said it's time for the planet to develop a strategy should a big rock come our way. Clara Moskowitz reports

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Gap between Pollution Cuts and Dangerous Climate Change Widens: Scientific American

Gap between Pollution Cuts and Dangerous Climate Change Widens: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The gap between what has been emitted and what can be emitted to give global warming a chance of remaining under 2 degrees C widens by another gigaton of CO 2
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Has Global Warming Paused?: Scientific American

Has Global Warming Paused?: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate scientists know the answer is no, but have trouble communicating that
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Flying the Coop: Antibiotic Resistance Spreads to Birds, Other Wildlife: Scientific American

Flying the Coop: Antibiotic Resistance Spreads to Birds, Other Wildlife: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New research provides evidence that antibiotic resistance has spread beyond hospitals and farms to wildlife
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Rising Seas: If All The Ice Melted

Rising Seas: If All The Ice Melted | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.

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Brian Hammerstix's curator insight, November 23, 2013 7:29 PM

#stopburningfossilfuels or #goodbyeflorida

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:15 PM

Aside from the mass devastation i think it would be pretty cool of all the ice melted. As the interactive map shows there would be in inland sea in australia which i can turn into the AUs great lakes. Also imagine the possiblility of being able to take a vacation to antartica and not having to dress for absurdly negative tempatures, all the undiscovered land and preservated fossils. It would be a interestling link to the past that only in the future we could experience.

Mrs. Karnowski's curator insight, August 27, 2014 7:20 AM

Would Belgium be covered in water if all the ice melted?

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A Closer Look at Climate Panel’s Findings on Global Warming Impacts - NYTimes.com

A Closer Look at Climate Panel’s Findings on Global Warming Impacts - NYTimes.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

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Farm animal welfare consistently ignored in sustainability reports

Farm animal welfare consistently ignored in sustainability reports | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Companies should report on all issues stakeholders care about, not just those considered most material. Failure to do so suggests there's something to hide

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Civilizations rise and fall on the quality of their soil

Civilizations rise and fall on the quality of their soil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Great civilizations have fallen because they failed to prevent the degradation of the soils on which they were founded. The modern world could suffer the same fate.

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200 million people at risk from toxic pollution: environmentalists

200 million people at risk from toxic pollution: environmentalists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Geneva (AFP) Nov 04, 2013 - Hundreds of millions of people worldwide risk exposure to toxic pollution, environmental groups warned Monday, publishing a list of the world's worst areas, including an African processing site for European electronics.
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Search on for oldest antarctic ice in hunt for ancient climate clues

Search on for oldest antarctic ice in hunt for ancient climate clues | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brussels (UPI) Nov 5, 2013 -
Ice cores from Antarctica could reveal information about Earth's climate and greenhouse gases extending as far back as 1.5 million years, researchers say.
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Stowaways threaten fisheries in the Arctic

Stowaways threaten fisheries in the Arctic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Nov 06, 2013 - The increased sea temperature expected in 2100 will in itself mean that the potential number of species introduced by ships will increase more than sixfold in the Norwegian Archipelago Svalbard in t...
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We'll rise or fall on the quality of our soil

We'll rise or fall on the quality of our soil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Nov 06, 2013 -
Great civilisations have fallen because they failed to prevent the degradation of the soils on which they were founded. The modern world could suffer the same fate.
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Climate Change Damage to Poor Countries Goes Far Beyond Money: Scientific American

Climate Change Damage to Poor Countries Goes Far Beyond Money: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The loss and damage from global warming include money but also cultural and social impacts
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8 Apps That Turn Citizens into Scientists: Scientific American

8 Apps That Turn Citizens into Scientists: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
These mobile tools help you become a citizen scientist, whether you’re documenting wildlife or measuring the effects of light pollution
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How Cancers Grow [Video]: Scientific American

How Cancers Grow [Video]: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers believe at least six key things have to go wrong for most tumors to develop
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Relocation of Endangered Fish Spurs Recovery in Grand Canyon [Slide Show]: Scientific American

Relocation of Endangered Fish Spurs Recovery in Grand Canyon [Slide Show]: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Against long odds, a milestone is reached in the efforts to improve the humpback chub's chances of survival
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Green Lighthouse, Copenhagen: Denmark's First Public Carbon-Neutral Building

Green Lighthouse, Copenhagen: Denmark's First Public Carbon-Neutral Building | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Green Lighthouse is the first CO2 neutral public building in the country.

Designed by Christensen & Co Architects, the project features a circular shape and adjustable louvers mirroring the course of the sun, which is the main source of energy.

The project is based on a new experiment with the energy which consists of a supply combination of district heating, photovoltaic solar heating and cooling and seasonal storage. The building’s design led to a 70% reduction of the energy consumption due to its round shape which features adjustable louvers that follow the sun’s course.


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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:30 PM

Sustainable Architecture

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:59 AM

New Designs for building Eco-friendly structures.

Anake Goodall's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:14 PM

yay Denmark!

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Twenty-First-Century Land Grabs: Accumulation by Agricultural Dispossession - Center for Research on Globalization

Twenty-First-Century Land Grabs: Accumulation by Agricultural Dispossession - Center for Research on Globalization | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Center for Research on Globalization Twenty-First-Century Land Grabs: Accumulation by Agricultural Dispossession Center for Research on Globalization And the last three or four decades has been a time of heightened concentration and control of...

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 5, 2013 7:52 AM

This matters and with the oil and gas pipelines wanting to cross many lands that also matters as a land grab,

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Agroforestry: The Art of Farming With Trees

Agroforestry: The Art of Farming With Trees | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Agroforestry combines agricultural and forestry techniques to create more varied productive, profitable, healthy, and sustainable approaches to land use.

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 6, 2013 8:18 PM

Looks like an interesting, and hopefully profitable way to strike a balance between conservation and production.

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Stronger Efforts Needed to Reduce Nitrate Pollution in Mississippi River Basin

Stronger Efforts Needed to Reduce Nitrate Pollution in Mississippi River Basin | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Despite growing concern over the last two decades about the low-oxygen “dead zone” that emerges each summer in the fisheries-rich Gulf of Mexico

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Anita Woodruff's curator insight, November 5, 2013 2:35 PM

Wetlands restoration may provide a solution.