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10 Environmental Victories and Triumphs of 2013

10 Environmental Victories and Triumphs of 2013 | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Amid all the dire predictions, here are some environmental victories to celebrate for 2013.
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What can "Anybody" tell Obama about the Keystone XL?

What can "Anybody" tell Obama about the Keystone XL? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Obama said he was willing to work with "anybody" to combat climate change. Artist Franke James takes the challenge.
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3 ways plants evolved to stand the cold

3 ways plants evolved to stand the cold | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Using the largest dated evolutionary tree of flowering plants ever assembled, a new study suggests how plants developed traits to withstand low temperatures.
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China Says 8 Million Acres Of Farmland Now Too Polluted For Food

China Says 8 Million Acres Of Farmland Now Too Polluted For Food | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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An official from the Chinese government announced Monday that approximately 3.33 million hectares, or 8 million acres, of China’s farmland is now too polluted to grow crops, according to a Reuters report from Beijing.
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Plastic made from pollution hits U.S. market

Plastic made from pollution hits U.S. market | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The 31-year-old co-founders of Newlight Technologies have two factories making AirCarbon -- plastic from captured carbon that will soon appear in the form of chairs, food containers and cell phone cases.
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Scientists Find 7,300-Mile Mercury Contamination ‘Bullseye’ Around Canadian Tar Sands

Scientists Find 7,300-Mile Mercury Contamination ‘Bullseye’ Around Canadian Tar Sands | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The contamination was revealed just one week after regulatory responsibility for the controversial tar sands was handed over to a fossil-fuel funded corporation.
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Great story telling is vital to winning the green debate

Great story telling is vital to winning the green debate | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Andrew Simms: Stories with deep cultural resonance allow people to see themselves "on the right side" of an issue, as Aesop, Pushkin and Dr Suess show
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Fast, efficient, and affordable 3D printer could be a gamechanger

Fast, efficient, and affordable 3D printer could be a gamechanger | sustainablity | Scoop.it
When a group of college students couldn’t get access to an affordable 3D printer at their schools, they didn’t let that get in their way, but instead built their own, and the resulting version ended up being faster, more efficient, and a fraction...
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Big Food Wants GMO Products Labeled ‘All-Natural’

Big Food Wants GMO Products Labeled ‘All-Natural’ | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Products containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients would be labelled “natural” under a plan proposed by a food and beverage industry trade association.
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7 things everyone knows about energy that just ain't so (2013 Edition)

7 things everyone knows about energy that just ain't so (2013 Edition) | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Mark Twain once said, "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." And, there are many, many things that the public and policymakers know for sure about energy that just ain't so.
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Seven Wonders of a Hopeful World

Seven Wonders of a Hopeful World | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The environmental challenges we face today are daunting, but opportunities for overcoming them abound.
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Energy dominated headlines in 2013 but climate change was almost invisible

Energy dominated headlines in 2013 but climate change was almost invisible | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The absence of a climate change narrative from public figures means the issue has fallen off the radar for many people. Will business and politicians step up in 2014?
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Ten Start-Ups That Helped Save the World in 2013

Ten Start-Ups That Helped Save the World in 2013 | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Recent years have seen an explosion of start-ups focused not only on generating profit, but also bettering the planet and everyone living on it.
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Sustainable business 2013: countdown of our top stories from 20-11

Sustainable business 2013: countdown of our top stories from 20-11 | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Part one of our top 20 stories of the year calls for a new sustainability narrative, systems change and new business models
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Why 'super honey' is the bees knees for wounds and infections

Why 'super honey' is the bees knees for wounds and infections | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Surgihoney is cost-effective and speeds the healing of hard-to-treat injuries. Can it become the ultimate wound-care product? Rachel Masker investigates
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An Economy That Benefits Ordinary People? What We Learned From the 1%

An Economy That Benefits Ordinary People? What We Learned From the 1% | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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National People’s Action members recognize that to reverse the economic and political conditions that are crushing American families, we need a long-term strategy.
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China Says 8 Million Acres Of Farmland Now Too Polluted For Food

China Says 8 Million Acres Of Farmland Now Too Polluted For Food | sustainablity | Scoop.it
It was unclear late Monday whether food that had already been grown on that land would be sought out or recalled.
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Yale Environment 360: Hydropower "Battery" Could Even Out Wind Energy Supply, Scientists Say

Yale Environment 360: Hydropower "Battery" Could Even Out Wind Energy Supply, Scientists Say | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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The easiest way to tell if you have healthy soil

The easiest way to tell if you have healthy soil | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Soil science doesn't have to be rocket science. Here's a quick, simple way to tell how happy your garden is.
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Making A Totally Secret Email Service That Even Non-Hackers Can Use

Making A Totally Secret Email Service That Even Non-Hackers Can Use | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The technology folk hero who shut down his email service rather than obey a secret government court order is now back at it building a new NSA-proof... (Making a totally secret email service that even non-hackers can use.
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Bhutan's Gross National Happiness: a Model for other countries?

Bhutan's Gross National Happiness: a Model for other countries? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
GPI may have more economists backing it, but Gross National Happiness (GNH) garners far more interest in the general public. Could you really measure a country's prosperity based on its citizens' sense of quality of life?
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70+ USS Ronald Reagan Crew Members, Half Suffering From Cancer, to Sue TEPCO For Fukushima Radiation Poisoning | EcoWatch

70+ USS Ronald Reagan Crew Members, Half Suffering From Cancer, to Sue TEPCO For Fukushima Radiation Poisoning | EcoWatch | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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A truly free man or woman isn't intimidated by expertise — Transition Voice

A truly free man or woman isn't intimidated by expertise — Transition Voice | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Industrial society wants to make us all specialists, helpless outside of a narrow area of expertise. Liberate yourself by reclaiming the right to tinker and explore.
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In Philippines, workers toil among hazards in compressor mining | The Center for Investigative Reporting

In Philippines, workers toil among hazards in compressor mining | The Center for Investigative Reporting | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Compressor mining is dangerous and the returns are paltry. But that doesn’t stop the miners – adults and children – who say there is no other work available.
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13 major clean energy breakthroughs of 2013

13 major clean energy breakthroughs of 2013 | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The rapidly improving technology, declining costs, and increasing accessibility of clean energy is the true bright spot in the march toward a zero-carbon future.
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