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Europe's rarest orchid rediscovered on 'lost world' volcano in the Azores

Europe's rarest orchid rediscovered on 'lost world' volcano in the Azores | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Dec 11, 2013 -
Researchers studying speciation of butterfly orchids on the Azores have been startled to discover that the answer to a long-debated question Do the islands support one species or two species?
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Deep-sea study reveals cause of 2011 tsunami

Deep-sea study reveals cause of 2011 tsunami | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Dec 11, 2013 -
The devastating tsunami that struck Japan's Tohoku region in March 2011 was touched off by a submarine earthquake far more massive than anything geologists had expected in that zone.
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NASA snow mapper yielded optimized summer water operations

NASA snow mapper yielded optimized summer water operations | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Unprecedented snowpack maps from NASA's prototype Airborne Snow Observatory mission helped water managers for 2.6 million residents of the San Francisco Bay Area achieve near-perfect water operations this summer, despite the driest year...
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Air pollution alert raised in Barcelona

Air pollution alert raised in Barcelona | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Authorities have raised an air pollution alert for the Spanish city of Barcelona, a major tourist draw which has lain for days under a toxic grey mist, an official said Tuesday.
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California water planners hear NASA long-term forecast

California water planners hear NASA long-term forecast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Recent NASA research tying California weather to large-scale atmospheric patterns contributed to the newly issued experimental Winter Outlook Forecast for Water Year 2014 by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR).
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Environmental subsidies inadequate for agricultural nutrient load reduction

Environmental subsidies inadequate for agricultural nutrient load reduction | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
About half of Finland's contribution to the nitrogen and phosphorus load on the Baltic Sea comes from agriculture. Agriculture is thus considered to be of key importance in efforts to improve water quality.
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The challenge for homes and businesses wanting to go off-grid - RenewEconomy

The challenge for homes and businesses wanting to go off-grid - RenewEconomy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
On of the four scenarios laid out by the CSIRO’s Future Grid story was leaving the grid. Even for those customers located in the city.

Via Microgen Concepts, Alain Coetmeur
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Desert Food Forest and Organic Commercial Production in Three Years – Update on Wadi Rum Consultancy (Jordan)

Desert Food Forest and Organic Commercial Production in Three Years – Update on Wadi Rum Consultancy (Jordan) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Outside the fence
On August 6, 2010 Craig Mackintosh posted on my initial consultancy for the site I'm reporting on today. Three years

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Villa Girasole, Italy: the Oldest Rotating House Follows the Path of the Sun

Villa Girasole, Italy: the Oldest Rotating House Follows the Path of the Sun | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Villa Girasole is the oldest rotating house in the world designed by a local navy engineer, Angelo Invernizzi. Situated near Verona, Italy, the house follows the path of the sun in a circular motion. Translated from Italian, the word girasole means sunflower. an appropriate name for the house which follows the sun.

The idea behind the creation of the first-of-its-kind rotating house is simple – to harness solar energy. Modern buildings use solar panels to transform it into energy.

The ambitious project took six years from 1929 to 1935, and its unique design, innovative for the era, required the use of advanced technologies.

Find more information, photos, and drawings at the link.


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Bientôt une voiture sans chauffeur "made in France" ?

Commander une destination et se laisser conduire par le véhicule : c'est l'idée développée par des ingénieurs français avec leur prototype testé par nos confrères de France 3.Retrouver toutes les infos sur la vidéo sur : http://www.francetvinfo.fr/sciences/high-tech/video-la-voiture-francaise-sans-pilote-peut-etre-pour-bientot_479404.html...

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La mafia y el negocio de hundir barcos radioactivos en el Mediterráneo

La mafia y el negocio de hundir barcos radioactivos en el Mediterráneo | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mapa de los barcos hundidos con residuos tóxicos en el Mediterraneo, una gran parte fueron intencionados.
“Yo mismo me he encargado de hundir naves cargadas de residuos tóxicos y radioactivos.

Via Ursula Sola de Hinestrosa
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Putin orders military to boost Arctic presence

Putin orders military to boost Arctic presence | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Moscow (AFP) Dec 10, 2013 - President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's military on Tuesday to step up its presence in the Arctic after Canada signalled it planned to claim the North Pole and surrounding waters.
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Japan to spend $970 mn on nuclear soil store: report

Japan to spend $970 mn on nuclear soil store: report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 11, 2013 - Japan is planning to earmark 100 billion yen ($970 million) for a storage facility for tens of thousands of tonnes of soil contaminated with radiation from the Fukushima disaster, a report said Wednesday.
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Water conditions affected by insect extinction

Water conditions affected by insect extinction | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Because of the large effects that humanity has on nature, species are already becoming extinct at rates never seen before due to increased farming, urbanization, and industrialization.
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European storm surge spied by CryoSat

European storm surge spied by CryoSat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ESA's CryoSat satellite measured the storm surge from the recent North Sea storms, as high waters passed through the Kattegat sea between Denmark and Sweden.
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Australia approves major coal port expansion on reef

Australia approves major coal port expansion on reef | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia gave the green light to a major coal port expansion for India's Adani Group on the Great Barrier Reef coast Tuesday under what were described as some of the nation's strictest-ever environmental conditions.
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Cognitive factors affect evaluation of ecosystem services and sustainability

Cognitive factors affect evaluation of ecosystem services and sustainability | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new report, drawing on behavioural economics literature from 2001 to 2012, has examined how cognitive factors influencing people's choices and preferences can affect the values that they place upon ecosystem services and upon ecosystem...
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Earth's sensitivity to climate change could be 'double' previous estimates, say geologists

Earth's sensitivity to climate change could be 'double' previous estimates, say geologists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The sensitivity of the Earth's climate to CO2 could be double what has been previously estimated, according to a statement issued by the Geological Society of London.
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Des projections climatiques d'une précision inégalée sur toute l'Europe

Des projections climatiques d'une précision inégalée sur toute l'Europe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Une équipe internationale impliquant le CNRS, Météo-France, le CEA, l'UVSQ et l'INERIS, a réalisé puis analysé un ensemble de projections climatiques sur toute l'Europe d'une résolution sans précédent (12 km), en affinant les simulations globales réalisées pour le 5e rapport du GIEC. Ces simulations pour le XXIe siècle offrent désormais une représentation beaucoup plus fine des phénomènes locaux et des événements extrêmes.


Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter, Laurence Margoline, Stephane Bilodeau
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The Cost of Food Wastage (Infographic)

The Cost of Food Wastage (Infographic) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Food isn’t something you should have to worry about; however, even in developed countries like the UK, we’re still seeing around 6% of adults in the UK having to pay for food on credit (in July 2013), causing families to have an increased level of debt.

The UKDebt Advisory Centre has created this infographic to highlight how much could be saved with less waste; this could go some way to reducing debt levels for families – and cutting food wastage too.


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GREEN ITALIA – Green economy e riconversione industriale, a Napoli il 13 dicembre il convegno organizzato da Green Italia

GREEN ITALIA – Green economy e riconversione industriale, a Napoli il 13 dicembre il convegno organizzato da Green Italia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

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Hongkong ne veut plus de l'ivoire illégal

Hongkong ne veut plus de l'ivoire illégal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Des cornes de rhinocéros ont été renvoyées par les douanes hongkongaises à l'Afrique du Sud. Une avancée majeure dans la coopération internationale de lutte contre le trafic d'espèces en danger.

Via Bourdoncle, Frédéric Liégeois
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Emerging ethical dilemmas in science and technology

Emerging ethical dilemmas in science and technology | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

As a new year approaches, the University of Notre Dame's John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2014.


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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, December 10, 2013 8:22 PM

The Reilly Center explores conceptual, ethical and policy issues where science and technology intersect with society from different disciplinary perspectives. Its goal is to promote the advancement of science and technology for the common good.

 

The center generates its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology with the help of Reilly fellows, other Notre Dame experts and friends of the center.

 

E-trucit's curator insight, December 11, 2013 3:47 AM

several interesting things

Saranne Davies's curator insight, December 12, 2013 4:48 AM

Interesting article.