Broad Canvas
Follow
Find
3.2K views | +0 today
Broad Canvas
Glocal Issues: problems and solutions
Curated by David Hulme
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

Current Events: Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers to meet

JERUSALEM, April 4 (Reuters) - The Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers will meet later this month.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

Booming bamboo: The next super-material?

Booming bamboo: The next super-material? | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Bamboo is now used for construction, textiles and energy production - could this humble grass become a 21st Century super-material?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Hulme from The Glory of the Garden
Scoop.it!

The Environment Is So Bad in North Korea, They'll Even Let Americans Help

The Environment Is So Bad in North Korea, They'll Even Let Americans Help | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The environmental degradation in North Korean has become so severe, North Korea invited a group of five Americans to Pyongyang last month to talk about restoration and food security.

Via David Rowing
more...
David Rowing's comment, April 3, 2012 5:22 PM
Many thanks (too).
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

The giant snake that stalked the Earth

The giant snake that stalked the Earth | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Newly discovered fossils unearthed in Colombia have revealed that a giant snake - now named Titanoboa - roamed the Earth 58 million years ago.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Hulme from reNourishment
Scoop.it!

Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? — European Environment Agency (EEA)

Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? — European Environment Agency (EEA) | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Consumption of products and services impacts the environment in many different ways.

Via David Rowing, Alice Ruxton Abler
more...
delaneygrimes-sarahmcfadyen's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:00 AM

In this article they include the many things that are continuously brought to the populations attention about out earth and how we treat it. But in the passage it includes many unbelievable facts such as roughly 89 million gallons of food is put into waste each year. Sometimes this is the approach you need to catch peoples attention on the effects that we are causing our planet.

Rescooped by David Hulme from Mom Psych
Scoop.it!

» Lifetime Traumatic Stress Linked to Heightened Inflammation - Psych Central News

» Lifetime Traumatic Stress Linked to Heightened Inflammation - Psych Central News | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

The more traumatic stress a person is exposed to over the course of a lifetime, the greater the chances the person has elevated levels of inflammatory markers. The study is the first to examine the association between cumulative traumatic stress and inflammation.


Brain and body: inextricably linked. ~gs

 

(Image courtesy Charlotte Astrid.)


Via Gina Stepp
more...
Gina Stepp's comment, April 1, 2012 8:44 PM
Charlotte Astrid: http://www.flickr.com/people/charlottedownie/
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

U.S. and Other Countries Move to Increase Assistance to Syrian Rebels

U.S. and Other Countries Move to Increase Assistance to Syrian Rebels | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The United States and dozens of other countries, meeting on Sunday in Istanbul, moved closer to direct intervention in the Syrian conflict.
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by David Rowing
Scoop.it!

Picture captures a billion stars

Picture captures a billion stars | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Two UK-developed telescopes are used to make a colossal picture of our Milky Way Galaxy, to reveal the detail of a billion stars.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

Military spending shopping spree

Military spending shopping spree | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
THE tiny island-state of Singapore, home to just over 5m people, has a well-deserved reputation as a quiet, clean-cut hub for banking, lawyering and golf.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

Amazon boss 'finds Moon engines'

Amazon boss 'finds Moon engines' | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he has found the F-1 engines that carried Apollo 11 to the first Moon landing, and will try to raise them from the sea bed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

China to flood nature reserve with latest Yangtze dam

BEIJING - China's Three Gorges Corp. marked beginning of construction for dam that will flood last free-flowing portion of middle reaches of Yangtze.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Hulme from Talk is Cheap
Scoop.it!

Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we're born | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb -- from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.

Via Jerry de Gier
more...
Gina Stepp's comment, March 29, 2012 11:40 AM
Via @Dan Cloer, too--as he's the one who originally sent me the link a couple of months ago. :)
David Hulme's comment, March 29, 2012 11:42 AM
Thanks!
Rescooped by David Hulme from The Glory of the Garden
Scoop.it!

Une sécheresse exceptionnelle frappe l'Europe (An exceptional drought is hitting Europe)

Une sécheresse exceptionnelle frappe l'Europe (An exceptional drought is hitting Europe) | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Le mois de février a été le plus sec depuis plus d'un demi-siècle dans certaines régions...

 

"The month of February was the driest for more than half a century in certain areas..."


Via David Rowing
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

A Leader’s Most Dangerous Thought

A Leader’s Most Dangerous Thought | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

“I deserve” thinking threatens our ability to lead. It diminishes our influence because it takes us out of the community; out of the narrative. We no longer lead for the cause but only as a means to serve ourselves. Side effects include distrust, cynicism, the wrong kind competition and isolated thinking. Good leadership creates connections and avoids points of disconnect.

 

more...
John Michel's curator insight, April 6, 2013 9:29 AM

Leadership is demanding. It takes a personal toll and if we are not careful, we can begin to make it about us. It’s not a difficult position to rationalize.

Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

Doctor Panels Urge Fewer Routine Tests

Doctor Panels Urge Fewer Routine Tests | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The recommendations on 45 common procedures, likely to alter standards of hospital care, represent an acknowledgment by doctors that many profitable treatments are performed unnecessarily.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

A global land-grab: is food the strongest currency? - Arup Foresight

A global land-grab: is food the strongest currency? - Arup Foresight | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
more...
David Hulme's comment, April 3, 2012 4:57 PM
Many thanks!
David Hulme's comment, April 8, 2012 11:48 AM
Many thanks!
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

US obesity 'higher than thought'

US obesity 'higher than thought' | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The obesity problem in the US may be much worse than previously thought, according to researchers.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Hulme from The Glory of the Garden
Scoop.it!

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
As a teenager, Jadav Payeng began planting trees on a barren sandbar in India. 30 years later, it's home to a sprawling forest.

Via Alan Yoshioka, David Rowing
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

Link between fast food and depression confirmed

Link between fast food and depression confirmed | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

A new study shows that eating fast food is linked to a greater risk of suffering from depression. Results reveal that consumers of fast food, compared to those who eat little or none, are . . .

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Hulme from Mom Psych
Scoop.it!

ADHD is over-diagnosed, experts say

ADHD is over-diagnosed, experts say | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
What experts and the public have already long suspected is now supported by representative data: ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is over-diagnosed.

 

 

(Image courtesy Chris Corwin).


Via Gina Stepp
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Play a Role in Bees’ Decline, 2 Studies Find

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Play a Role in Bees’ Decline, 2 Studies Find | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Experiments in Britain and France found that colonies of bumblebees and honeybees were harmed by common pesticides in a class known as neonicotinoids.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

Italy recovers 12.7 billion euros from tax evaders in 2011

ROME, March 29 - Italy recovered 12.7 billion euros ($16.9 billion) from tax evasion in 2011, up 15.5 percent from the amount it retrieved in 2010.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hulme
Scoop.it!

Life and Health: U.S. autism rates reach new height

NEW YORK, March 29 (Reuters) - About one in 88 children in the United States has autism or a related disorder, the highest estimate to date.
more...
No comment yet.