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Nick Kristof Explains Why He’s Using Video Games To Help Women In The Developing World

Nick Kristof Explains Why He’s Using Video Games To Help Women In The Developing World | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Yesterday saw the launch of Half the Sky, a Facebook game that follows on the heels of New York Times journalist Nick Kristof’s book of the same name.
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This Sleek Bike Helmet Makes Sure That Hit And Run Drivers Get Caught

This Sleek Bike Helmet Makes Sure That Hit And Run Drivers Get Caught | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
John Poindexter, a designer at the Austin, Texas-based mobile studio Chaotic Moon, was riding his bike on the city’s streets when car hit him and drove away.
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The 7 Steps New York Can Take To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint 90% By 2050

The 7 Steps New York Can Take To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint 90% By 2050 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The greatest barrier to making real progress on climate change may not be the oil lobby, overconsumption, or a lack of technology: it’s the widespread dread that nothing can be done.That’s the message of “90 By 50” a recently released report from...
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Is Peak Oil A Myth?

Is Peak Oil A Myth? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
At times, the idea of "peak oil" has been almost interchangeable with climate change. Campaigners for action on global warming have often relied on a practical argument that fossil fuels are running out anyway.
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Look At The U.S. Beef Industry, Sculpted As Raw Meat

Look At The U.S. Beef Industry, Sculpted As Raw Meat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Here in America, we eat meat. A lot of it. In 2011, the average U.S. citizen consumed 54.9 pounds of beef, but maybe even more impressive than that number is the distinction between where beef is produced and where it ends up.
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Meet The New 1%: The Tiny Sliver Of Americans Using Tons Of Energy

Meet The New 1%: The Tiny Sliver Of Americans Using Tons Of Energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It’s been a year-and-a-half since Occupy Wall Street protesters popularized the concept of the 1%-- the upper strata of America’s richest, who control a whopping 40% of the nation’s wealth.
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These Electric Buses Charge Themselves While They Drive

These Electric Buses Charge Themselves While They Drive | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Recharging your electric vehicle at home, or at a charging station, is great. But, really, you don’t want to. You want to keep driving.
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Scientists Create Warmer, Friendlier LEDs

Scientists Create Warmer, Friendlier LEDs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
CFL and LED bulbs are light years ahead of incandescents in the energy efficiency arena. But attractiveness? In most cases, incandescents still win.
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The Weekend Wonk: Alan Savory on Greening Deserts and Reversing Climate Change

The Weekend Wonk: Alan Savory on Greening Deserts and Reversing Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I've been hearing from a lot of people about this TED talk, asking me if I had seen it, and what do I think. Finally got around to watching it last night, and I agree, this is a worthy topic for di...
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Low-cost uranium recovery from phosphates confirmed | MINING.com

Low-cost uranium recovery from phosphates confirmed | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Company says new US plant can produce at a cost of $18 per pound of yellowcake.
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Unexpected allies help bacteria clean uranium from groundwater

Unexpected allies help bacteria clean uranium from groundwater | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Since 2009, SLAC scientist John Bargar has led a team using synchrotron-based X-ray techniques to study bacteria that help clean uranium from groundwater in a process called bioremediation.
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Study of centuries of weather suggests record warming ahead

Study of centuries of weather suggests record warming ahead | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
First the good news: In the last 11,300 years, humans have endured a planet warmer than today's, even as they set about building their earliest civilizations.
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Is China’s investment in African forests a problem? - AlertNet

Is China’s investment in African forests a problem? - AlertNet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Is China’s investment in Africa’s forests a positive or a negative? It depends on who you ask - but making the relationship more transparent could help
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Will A Climate Disaster Destroy Our Global Economy?

Will A Climate Disaster Destroy Our Global Economy? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The right to trade, though perhaps not at the top of the list when considering the innate rights of humanity, is nevertheless comprehensively represented and defended by countries and businesses around the world.
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This Man Shot 40,000 Elephants Before He Figured Out That Herds Of Cows Can Save The Planet

This Man Shot 40,000 Elephants Before He Figured Out That Herds Of Cows Can Save The Planet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world’s grasslands are essential for holding soil in place, storing water and carbon, and providing food.
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Shine Bright In The Night, With This LED-Infused Cycling Jacket

Shine Bright In The Night, With This LED-Infused Cycling Jacket | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Exercise outfits seem to fall into two camps: garments for those who want to blend in, and those--usually in iridescent colors and futuristic materials--for people who seem to want to say, "Check me out, I’m exercising!
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Is Peak Oil A Myth?

Is Peak Oil A Myth? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
At times, the idea of "peak oil" has been almost interchangeable with climate change. Campaigners for action on global warming have often relied on a practical argument that fossil fuels are running out anyway.
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Our Pipes Are Full Of Power That We’re Wasting

Our Pipes Are Full Of Power That We’re Wasting | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"Fluid flows" don’t figure much in discussions of renewable energy--but perhaps they should. Think of all the pressurized liquid in industrial processes: oil refining, chemical and food processing, water preparation.
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Ending Violence Against Women To Create Development

Ending Violence Against Women To Create Development | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Violence, sadly, is one thing that unites women around the world. One in three women will experience violence in her lifetime.
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Forget Peak Oil, We’re At Peak Everything

Forget Peak Oil, We’re At Peak Everything | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Peak oil is the concept that new discoveries of commercially exploitable oil resources do not keep pace with growing demand. By extrapolating the data, you can estimate when we will run out of it for all practical purposes.
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The educational opportunities in addressing misinformation in the classroom

The educational opportunities in addressing misinformation in the classroom | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An interesting discussion arose in Tom Farmer’s latest blog post about our textbook Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis. One of the commenters questioned whether certain sections should have been included in the textbook.
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China Drives Record Solar Growth While Panel Makers Wilt

China Drives Record Solar Growth While Panel Makers Wilt | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The $77 billion solar-energy industry is forecast to expand the most since 2011, as China becomes the biggest market for the first time and drives annual global installations to a record.
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So Much Corporate Cash, So Little Use

So Much Corporate Cash, So Little Use | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science.
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Officials rejected some changes to crippled San Onofre generators

Officials rejected some changes to crippled San Onofre generators | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A report on the root causes of problems at the San Onofre nuclear plant shows that officials considered making design changes to the plant’s new steam generators before they were installed but rejected some fixes in part because they would require...
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Skype's Been Hijacked in China, and Microsoft Is O.K. With It

Skype's Been Hijacked in China, and Microsoft Is O.K. With It | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
How a computer-science graduate at the University of New Mexico deciphered a complex surveillance system governing Skype chats in China
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