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How climate change affects microbial life below the seafloor

How climate change affects microbial life below the seafloor | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bremen, Germany (SPX) Oct 25, 2013 -
Traces of past microbial life in sediments off the coast of Peru document how the microbial ecosystem under the seafloor has responded to climate change over hundreds of thousands of years.
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Name that tune

Name that tune | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Knoxville, TN (SPX) Oct 25, 2013 - The same algorithm used to find tunes in music retrieval systems has been successfully applied in identifying the signature whistles of dolphins, affording a new time-saving device for research into...
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Japan Just Successfully Tested Its Asteroid-Shattering Space Cannon

Japan Just Successfully Tested Its Asteroid-Shattering Space Cannon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
You have to crawl before you can walk—be you a baby or an asteroid-blasting space cannon.
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To clean up Beijing, the Chinese government will suck its western regions dry

To clean up Beijing, the Chinese government will suck its western regions dry | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Beijing government recently announced a 1 trillion yuan ($163 billion) plan to clean up its deadly and expensive air pollution problem. Its success hinges mainly on sharp cuts in regional coal consumption.
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Climate Change to be “The Greatest Challenge Humanity Has Ever Faced” | French Tribune

Climate Change to be “The Greatest Challenge Humanity Has Ever Faced” | French Tribune | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Climatic changes are regarded as the greatest problem ever faced by the people. This was revealed by the former Vice President Al Gore on Monday. About 1,000 high school students were encouraged by the vice-president to make promises for saving the planet for future generations.

 

Gore was beamed from a location in downtown Los Angeles. He was busy in organizing the launch of his 24-hour Climate Reality project. The project is a live-streamed event that will concentrate specially on pollution caused by carbon. This will start at 11 a. m. on Tuesday and will be continued till midday Wednesday.

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12 tips for kicking the refined sugar habit

12 tips for kicking the refined sugar habit | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We continue to hear how bad sugar is for us, but how do we avoid it? Here are some ways to help you eliminate refined sugar from your diet.
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Tesla may have just made its first sale in China—for $410,000

Tesla may have just made its first sale in China—for $410,000 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
According to local Chinese media, a man from the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang has bought a Tesla Model S sedan that cost him as much as 2.5 million renminbi (link in Chinese)—or $410,000.
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Bushfires: Coalition deploys straw man against burning issue of climate change

Bushfires: Coalition deploys straw man against burning issue of climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Government is desperate to keep bushfires and climate change apart for fear its emissions reduction policy will be found wanting
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ALLPE Medio Ambiente Blog Medioambiente.org : Un pavimento que se ilumina por la noche (sin consumir energía)

ALLPE Medio Ambiente Blog Medioambiente.org : Un pavimento que se ilumina por la noche (sin consumir energía) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The British company Pro-Teq has created a new type of paving that glow in the dark.
It can be applied to any surface, holds up well outside, it is non-slip, waterproof and able to provide soft lighting after dark.  The material absorbs the energy of the sunlight during the day and released as light overnight. 
Via Juan Wood, Ursula Sola de Hinestrosa
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Oscar Huenchumán Sáez's comment, November 13, 2013 8:09 AM
que impresionante
Matias Pulgar's comment, November 13, 2013 8:10 AM
me sorprende O:
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'Designing Recovery' Winners: Resilient, Livable Homes for Vulnerable Cities

'Designing Recovery' Winners: Resilient, Livable Homes for Vulnerable Cities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

“Designing Recovery,” a competition focused on the planning and rebuilding of resilient and sustainable communities, has announced its three winning entries, bysustainable.to Architecture + Building, GOATstudio LLP, and Q4 Architects.

The competition, which was a collaboration between the American Institute of Architects (AIA),  Make It Right,  Architecture for Humanity, the St. Bernard Project, and Dow Building Solutions, was envisioned to aid communities affected by devastating natural disasters.

 

“When examining all of the designs submitted we continually asked ourselves if this would be a house we would want to live in regardless of safety considerations,” explained Jury Chair, Michael Willis, FAIA, NOMA.  “The three designs that we chose all had the ideal combination of addressing disaster mitigation and actual livability.”


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Canada Ranks Top Bird Killers. Guess Where Wind Turbines Come in?....

Canada Ranks Top Bird Killers. Guess Where Wind Turbines Come in?.... | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I covered this in a video (below) a few years ago, and many posts since then.  Further proof - wind turbines did not make the top then then, and they don't now. What's number one? Full disclosure, ...
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Climate Code Red: Climate change and fire risk: what scientists say

Climate Code Red: Climate change and fire risk: what scientists say | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Prime minister Tony Abbott says that "fire is a part of the Australian experience" and not linked to climate change. Here's what the peer-reviewed scientific research says.

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How corporations hijack government, with GOP help, in the name of creating jobs

How corporations hijack government, with GOP help, in the name of creating jobs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New report reviews the record of pseudo-public economic development entities created to take over government work
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Outside View: China's ownership of an iconic American food company

Outside View: China's ownership of an iconic American food company | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New York (UPI) Oct 25, 2013 -
The recent acquisition of Smithfield Foods, Inc., by Chinese food producer Shuanghui International has left many Americans feeling concerned about the future of food safety.
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Jellyfish are wreaking havoc on tourist areas

Jellyfish are wreaking havoc on tourist areas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jellyfish blooms are on the rise and taking over the ocean, experts say. They may not look scary, but they pose a serious threat to regions that are just now entering their tourism seasons.
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Koch brother spent $5 million killing green energy project because it’ll interrupt his ocean view

Koch brother spent $5 million killing green energy project because it’ll interrupt his ocean view | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As if the Koch family didn't get its fair share of evil with the brothers David and Charles, Bill Koch has spent upwards of $5 million dollars blocking a major green energy initiative because it'll block his view.
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Don’t believe the hype – hooliganism is hardly better than piracy

Don’t believe the hype – hooliganism is hardly better than piracy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Earlier this evening Russian authorities offered the Arctic 30 — currently being held in a freezing jail in Murmansk — what looked like a legal olive branch by dropping piracy charges and replacing them with ones of "hooliganism."On the face of it,...
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Millions of TB cases going undetected, says WHO : Nature News Blog

Millions of TB cases going undetected, says WHO : Nature News Blog | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Around 3 million people who were infected with tuberculosis (TB) in 2012 were not picked up by global health systems, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed. In addition, the testing and treatment of patients with drug-resistant forms of the disease are inadequate, according to the body’s 2013 Global Tuberculosis Report, published today.

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Fat from butter and cheese not a problem, says heart specialist

Fat from butter and cheese not a problem, says heart specialist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In fact, removing saturated fat from the diet may actually increase cardiovascular risk, report says.
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Even barnacles eat ocean plastic

Even barnacles eat ocean plastic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Barnacles have joined the list of over 260 species that have been documented eating plastic.
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Olivia Maloney's curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:03 PM

This is very interesting! I wonder how all of these species can live of off plastic. Maybe they don't live off of it, but they can eat it if they choose. This could be very good for some economic issues that we have, like global warming and pollution. Hopeflly they will find a way to have this help us!

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Global Analysis - September 2013 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

Global Analysis - September 2013 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
a summary of global temperatures and precipitation, placing the data into a historical perspective
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Steve Howard: Let's go all-in on selling sustainability | Video on TED.com

"Sustainability has gone from a nice-to-do to a must-do.  It's about what we do right here, right now, and for the rest of our working lives."

 

"We [Ikea] have a sustainability strategy called People and Planet Positive, to help guide our business, to have a positive impact on the world.  Why would we not want to have a positive impact on the world?"

 

"We know, from asking people, from China to the U.S., the vast majority of people care about sustainability, after the day to day issues." "But they want it to be easy, affordable, and attractive. And they expect business to help, and they're a little bit disappointed today." 

 

"Obviously, there's fantastic opportunities with recycled materials, and we can, and we will, go zero waste."

 

"People sometimes think that 100% targets are going to be hard.  Actually, in fact, 100% is easier to do than 90% or 50%.  If you have a 90% target, everyone in the business finds a reason to be in the 10%.  When it's 100%, it's kind of clear."

 

"Together we can help create a sustainable world, and if we get it right, we can make sustainability affordable for the many people, not a luxury for the few."


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Lets make beautiful, functional, affordable, #sustainable  products 

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Scientists Discover Key Molecule Linking Neonicotinoids to Honey Bee Viruses

Scientists Discover Key Molecule Linking Neonicotinoids to Honey Bee Viruses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A team of scientists believe they have found the molecular mechanism through which neonicotinoid pesticides

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Volvo: Energy Storage in EV Body Panels

Volvo: Energy Storage in EV Body Panels | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
CleanTechnica: Volvo develops its technologies rather discreetly, but it has now gotten to a stage where it has decided it is time to reveal this innovative technology, which it co-developed with n...
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Major Settlement Reached In 'Dark Money' Case

Major Settlement Reached In 'Dark Money' Case | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- California's Fair Political Practices Commission on Thursday will announce a settlement in its probe into an $11 million contribution made by a "dark money" nonprofit group in the 2012 elections, according to a source with knowledge...
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