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Biofuels From Waste — Enzyme From Tiny Marine Wood-Borers May Provide Cost-Effective Means To Produce Biofuel

Biofuels From Waste — Enzyme From Tiny Marine Wood-Borers May Provide Cost-Effective Means To Produce Biofuel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new enzyme -- capable of aiding in the cost-effective conversion of woody-waste into liquid fuel -- was recently discovered during research on the tiny marine wood-borers known as 'gribble'.
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Google Gobbles Up Entire Output Of New Swedish Wind Farm

Google Gobbles Up Entire Output Of New Swedish Wind Farm | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The renewable energy world was abuzz last week with news that Google has just nailed down an exclusive agreement with a Swedish wind farm developer to provide its Finnish data center with wind power for the next ten years, from the new Maevaara...
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Climate Change and Renewable Energy in Hydrogen | The Energy Collective

Climate Change and Renewable Energy in Hydrogen | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
According to the Energy Information Administration, transportation (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, etc.) accounts for about 2/3 of the oil used in the United States. The Hydrogen Highway would supplant this usage.
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Moscow Begins Bike-Sharing Program

Moscow Begins Bike-Sharing Program | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the city of Moscow, Russia, a bike-sharing program was recently launched with 220 red bicycles at 30 stations.

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Irrigation Subsidies Leading to More Water Use

Irrigation Subsidies Leading to More Water Use | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
From Wyoming to the Texas Panhandle and the Midwest, water tables have fallen.
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Age of Limits – Nature Bats Last

Age of Limits – Nature Bats Last | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Edward Kerr participated in the Age of Limits conference at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary in Artemas, Pennsylvania. While there, he kindly interviewed me. The result, with apologies for the wind-interrupted conversation, is embedded below. With thanks to ulvfugl for the phrase, I’m calling it my interview in the Last Chance Saloon on the Beach of Doom.

 
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Falling Fruit

Falling Fruit | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An urban harvesting map that brings together community and city datasets from all over the internet. Find, add, and edit information on the wild edibles growing in your neighborhood.
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Bank card thefts 'soaring at ATMs'

Bank card thefts 'soaring at ATMs' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Attempts to steal people's bank cards and Pin codes while they are using cash machines have tripled over the past year, according to figures.
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Sandbags and raw nerves as flood peak hits Germany

Sandbags and raw nerves as flood peak hits Germany | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bitterfeld, Germany (AFP) June 06, 2013 - Germany pushed on with efforts to secure river dykes with sandbags Thursday, bracing for a surge of the worst floods in over a decade that have claimed 12 lives and forced mass evacuations across central...
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Brazil grapples with indigenous land protests

Brazil grapples with indigenous land protests | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rio De Janeiro (UPI) Jun 6, 2013 - Brazil's simmering conflict with indigenous communities boiled over this week after rioting over long-standing claims the government's zeal for development has encroached on sacred ancestral land of native...
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'Watering the forest for the trees' emerging as priority for forest management

'Watering the forest for the trees' emerging as priority for forest management | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Portland OR (SPX) Jun 07, 2013 -
A new analysis led by the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station encourages resource managers to consider a broadened view of forests as consumers of water.
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Egypt ups the ante on Nile dispute with Ethiopia

Egypt ups the ante on Nile dispute with Ethiopia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cairo (UPI) Jun 6, 2013 - Egypt's dispute with Ethiopia over the Nile River has gotten sharper with calls by political leaders for direct action to stop Addis Ababa from building a massive dam Cairo says will cut off water on which the Land of the...
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Pollution in Northern Hemisphere helped cause 1980s African drought

Pollution in Northern Hemisphere helped cause 1980s African drought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 07, 2013 -
Decades of drought in central Africa reached their worst point in the 1980s, causing Lake Chad, a shallow lake used to water crops in neighboring countries, to almost dry out completely.
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Climate Change and the Public | The Energy Collective

Climate Change and the Public | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Neither the deadly smog nor environmental protests are new in Beijing. The attention these issues are getting both from the international press and the Chinese middle class is new, however.
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How Much Have Package Delivery Companies Improved Their Fleets' Fuel Efficiency?: Scientific American

How Much Have Package Delivery Companies Improved Their Fleets' Fuel Efficiency?: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Lots--but there is still room for improvement.  What are the big delivery companies like FedEx and UPS doing to green their truck fleets and operations in general?

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New Light Rail Vehicle — The Citadis Spirit — Unveiled By Alstom, Designed For North American Market

New Light Rail Vehicle — The Citadis Spirit — Unveiled By Alstom, Designed For North American Market | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Citadis Spirit -- a new light rail vehicle that was designed for the North American market -- was recently unveiled by Alstom during the 2013 American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference in Philly.
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Arctic Ice Update as Melt Season in Full Swing

Arctic Sea Ice Blog: as always in the Arctic there is more than meets the sensor. The slowness shows itself mostly in the area and extent numbers (changing as we speak), and the main culprit is tha...
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Kansas wheat farmer sues Monsanto over rogue wheat release

A U.S. wheat farmer has sued Monsanto Co, accusing the biotech seed giant of gross negligence for not containing an experimental genetically modified wheat discovered in an Oregon field that has put U.S. wheat export sales at risk.

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How to stress test cybersecurity

How to stress test cybersecurity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Some ethical hackers are paid to break network security, but how do they go about penetrating those defences?
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Nepal landslide kills seven: police

Nepal landslide kills seven: police | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kathmandu (AFP) June 06, 2013 - Seven members of the same family, including three children, were killed on Thursday when a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains buried their house in a remote village in northeastern Nepal, police said.
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World food output growth to slow: UN/OECD

World food output growth to slow: UN/OECD | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) June 06, 2013 - Growth in global agricultural production is expected to slow in the coming decade, the UN food agency and the OECD said in a joint report Thursday, warning threats to food security remain.
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More than 9m in China with dementia

More than 9m in China with dementia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) June 06, 2013 - Around 9.19 million people in China had dementia in 2010, compared with 3.68 million 20 years earlier, according to a study on Friday that throws a spotlight on an emerging health crisis.
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EU closes shark finning loophole

EU closes shark finning loophole | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brussels (AFP) June 06, 2013 - The European Union on Thursday closed a last loophole in its ban on shark finning, the long-contested practice of fisherman slicing the fins off and then throwing the still live sharks back overboard to die.
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NASA's IceBridge Mission Contributes to New Map of Antarctica

NASA's IceBridge Mission Contributes to New Map of Antarctica | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2013 -
A new dataset called Bedmap2 gives a clearer picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the bedrock below.
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