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Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption #cancer #health

Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption #cancer #health | News | Scoop.it
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world wit...

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I would like also helthy food, but how to escape sometime from processed meat?

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7000 reports same conclusion.

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This World is not just for the Humans alone. The animals, they Own it too!

This World is not just for the Humans alone. The animals, they Own it too! | News | Scoop.it
Incredible moments doesn't just happen only for Humans, It happens for all other beings too. These amazing photos show animals in a way that you've never seen them before. Each image serves as a reminder that we share the planet with some truly awe-inspiring creatures.

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How Long Have Humans Dominated the Planet?: Scientific American

How Long Have Humans Dominated the Planet?: Scientific American | News | Scoop.it

Want to know when the Anthropocene started exactly? It will only cost an entirely revamped scientific effort in archaeology, ecology and paleontology, among other disciplines, at an unprecedented planetary scale, according to a new paper calling for such a scheme.

 

The putative start date for what scientists have begun to call the Anthropocene—a newly defined epoch in which humanity is the dominant force on the planet—ranges widely. Some argue that humans began changing the global environment about 50,000 years back, in the Pleistocene epoch, helping along if not outright causing the mass extinctions of megafauna, from mammoths to giant kangaroos, on most continents. Others date it to the emergence of agriculture some 7,000 years ago. The most definitive cases to be made coincide with the start of the industrial revolution and the dawn of the atomic age. The beginnings of burning fossil fuels to power machines in the 19th century initiated a change in the mix of atmospheric gases , and the first nuclear weapon test on July 16, 1945, spread unique isotopes across the globe.

There is little doubt from the archaeological record that humans have been altering ecosystems on a local scale for at least 50,000 years if not longer, but the extent of that alteration remains unknown. Recent work by ecologist Erle Ellis of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and others suggests that for at least 3,000 years hunting, farming and burning have shaped most landscapes on the planet, based on computer models.

 

To definitively prove that with field evidence would require the kind of archaeological and ecological effort the world has never seen, a scheme Ellis and co-authors lay out in a paper in the inaugural issue of the new open-access journal Elementa, devoted to the Anthropocene. That plan, they say, would have to be global in scale—to eliminate the bias in current research toward the most accessible archaeological sites—as well as unusually open. Few scientific disciplines are as secretive as archaeology, paleontology and paleoecology, given that careers are made (or not) based on access to specimens.

 

The payoff would be a true historical baseline for what is "natural" for the first time, complementing efforts like the Long Term Ecological Research Network and the new National Ecological Observatory Network, among others. "What is a natural system has a cultural history as part of its constitution," says archaeologist Dorian Fuller of University College London, a co-author of the paper and a supporter of "Big Archaeology," who notes that the ecosystems of Amazonia, Europe and even the western U.S. are all products of at least millennia of human activity.

 

Prospects for such a global effort are, admittedly, dim, not least because it is unclear who would fund such work. But a global, synthetic effort is the only way to answer the question: How long have humans been terraforming? "This is great scientific work that can be done and needs to be done," Ellis argues. "It will help us define the role of humans in shaping the Anthropocene and will mark a scientific triumph for humanity: a full empirical account of our rise to global stewardship of the biosphere."


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Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption #cancer #health

Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption #cancer #health | News | Scoop.it
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world wit...

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CineversityTV's curator insight, November 19, 2013 8:02 AM

7000 reports same conclusion.

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Kepler Space Telescope data suggests up to 40 billion Goldilocks planets

Kepler Space Telescope data suggests up to 40 billion Goldilocks planets | News | Scoop.it
A new analysis of Kepler Space Telescope data by Berkeley astronomers suggests that as many as 40 billion planets with climates similar to Earth’s may be calculated to exist in the Milky Way galaxy.

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Agron S. Dida's comment, November 6, 2013 1:26 AM
So, we are not alone, definitely!
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Population Growth, Climate Change, and An Uncertain Future - Environment - Utne Reader

Population Growth, Climate Change, and An Uncertain Future - Environment - Utne Reader | News | Scoop.it
With the planet's population growth expected to reach 10 billion by the end of the century, our children and grandchildren must find innovative approaches to climate change and food security.

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Rick Frank's curator insight, November 1, 2013 1:51 AM

Great article that briefly sums up the issues and ties them nicely together.  Well worth taking the time to read it.

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The Ambient Carbon-Capture Imperative

The Ambient Carbon-Capture Imperative | News | Scoop.it

Last month, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in roughly three million years. If the current trend, which fits the worst-case scenario laid out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), persists, CO2 concentrations will rise above 800 ppm toward the end of this century – with devastating consequences.
Indeed, the predicted global average temperature increase of 2.4-6.4°C caused by such high ambient CO2 concentrations is expected to trigger the worst outcomes foreseen in the IPCC scenarios, including the loss of an estimated 40% of species, more frequent extreme weather events, and widespread water scarcity. In order to avoid imposing such risk and uncertainty on future generations, global carbon emissions, which stand at 8.5 gigatons annually, must be halved by 2050.


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29 New Schools, 92 New Courses, 5 Languages, 4 Continents and 2.7 Million Courserians

29 New Schools, 92 New Courses, 5 Languages, 4 Continents and 2.7 Million Courserians | News | Scoop.it
Hello, 你好, Bonjour, Hola, Ciao!
Today we’re welcoming 29 new universities to the Coursera community of 2.7 million students and 33 existing universities across 4 continents! This is an extremely...

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Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds every year in the name of clean energy?

Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds every year in the name of clean energy? | News | Scoop.it

Reuters, October 17, 2013
BULGARIA FACES EU COURT OVER WINDFAR THREAT TO BIRDS http://www.trust.org/item/20131017150242-kakzb/?source=hpbreaking

 

EarthTechling
WIND TURBINE- BIRD DEBATE FLARES WITH NEW MASSIVE FATALITY FIGURE. A published study has concluded that 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats were killed by wind power in 2012. The figure on birds – which includes 83,000 raptors – is about 30 percent higher than the 444,000 estimate by a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologist in 2009, when the U.S. had about half as much installed wind capacity.... http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wind-bird-debate-flares-with-new-fatality-figure/

 

May 14, 2013 Grist

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GIVES WIND INDUSTRY A PASS FOR KILLING TENS OF THOUSAND OF PROTECTED BIRDS

Wind turbines killed an estimated 83,000 birds of prey last year, yet the administration has never prosecuted a wind farm for killing a protected bird... http://grist.org/news/obama-administration-loves-wind-energy-hates-birds/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=thenaturaleye%40gmail.com

 

The Canadian Press, October 30, 2013
WHITE FUNGUS SPELLS A DARK FUTURE FOR NORTH AMERICA'S BAT POPULATIONS - WIND TURBINES http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/white-fungus-spells-a-dark-future-for-north-americas-bat-populations/article15164624/

 

May 14, 2013 Deseret News
WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html

 

 

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Video March 18, 2013 CFact

******** BIG WIND HIDES EVIDENCE OF TURBINE MASSIVE BIRD KILLS - AND GETS REWARDED.  HERE'S HOW THEY DO IT http://www.cfact.org/2013/03/18/wind-turbines-kill-up-to-39-million-birds-a-year/

 

REWIRE, September 26, 2013
FIRST WIND TURBINE "EAGLE TAKE" PERMIT MAY COME TO CALIFORNIA WINDFARM http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/wind/your-chance-to-comment-on-wind-facility-eagle-take-permit.html

 

Treehugger, September 25, 2013
DUTCH WIND TURBINE CROWDFUNDED IN JUST 13 HOURS http://www.treehugger.com/wind-technology/dutch-wind-turbine-crowdfunded-just-13-hours.html

May 14, 2013 Huffington Post Green

WIND FARM BIRD DEATHS STIR CONCERNS IN THE USA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/wind-farms-bird-deaths_n_3270691.html

 

September 13, 2013 Huffington Post Green
WIND INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO TROUBLING REPORT ON EAGLE DEATHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/13/wind-farms-eagle-deaths_n_3915629.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 

January 26, 2012 CS Monitor
WIND POWER: CLEAN ENERGY, DIRTY BUSINESS? http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2012/0126/Wind-power-Clean-energy-dirty-business

 

August 8, 2013 The Hill
OBAMA IN CENTER OF FIGHT OVER BALD EAGLE DEATHS http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/pending-regs/316051-obama-in-center-of-green-fight-over-eagle-deaths

 

August 3, 2013 - BDN Maine
TO AVOID KILLING BIRDS WITH WIND TURBINES, RESEARCHERS TRACK FLIGHT PATTERNS OFF MAINE COAST http://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/31/outdoors/biologists-tracking-maine-seabirds-in-advance-of-offshore-power/

 

 

 

 

June 28, 2013 Mirror News
VIDEO:

*********BIRDWATCHERS GATHER TO SEE RARE BIRD...FLIES INTO A WIND TURBINE...DIES http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/horrified-birdwatchers-see-rare-white-throated-2003724

 

 

               -- MORE ON IMPORTANCE OF BIRDS AND THEIR FATE ---

 

 

****STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

****NO SAFE HAVEN: MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/6pozuT

 

****WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

 

 

 


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pdjmoo's curator insight, August 8, 2013 1:44 PM

Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions.

pdjmoo's curator insight, December 26, 2013 3:49 PM

Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions.

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Confirmed: DNA From Genetically Modified Crops Can Be Transferred Into Humans Who Eat Them

Confirmed: DNA From Genetically Modified Crops Can Be Transferred Into Humans Who Eat Them | News | Scoop.it
In a new study published in the peer reviewed Public Library of Science (PLOS), researchers emphasize that there is sufficient evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments carry complete genes that can enter into the human circulation system through an unknown mechanism. (0) I wonder if the scientists at these biotech corporations have already identified this method? […]

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 15, 4:52 AM

Safe or not safe? What do you think?

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Washing Hands in Hot Water Wastes Energy, Study Says

Washing Hands in Hot Water Wastes Energy, Study Says | News | Scoop.it
The United States wastes energy equal to the fuel demand of Barbados on a practice with no proven health benefit: washing hands in hot water rather than cool, a study says.

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Best New Space Pictures: Witch Head, Elephant Trunk, and Eye Of God

Best New Space Pictures: Witch Head, Elephant Trunk, and Eye Of God | News | Scoop.it
Witches, elephants, and gleaming eyes. Oh my! A bewitching brew comes this way in the week's best space pictures.
    

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Rationally Speaking, We Are All Apocalyptic Now

Rationally Speaking, We Are All Apocalyptic Now | News | Scoop.it

If we are rational and consider objective scientific evidence of environmental collapse including groundwater depletion, topsoil loss, chemical contamination, ocean dead zones, species extinction, bio-diversity reduction and climate disruption, we need to be apocalypticists, argues Robert Jensen.

 

We are all apocalyptic now, or at least we should be, if we are rational.

Because "apocalyptic" is typically associated with religious fanaticism and death cults - things that rational people tend not to take literally or seriously - this claim requires some explanation.

 

First, a definition: The term is most commonly used in reference to the Book of Revelation, also known as The Apocalypse of John, the final book of the Christian New Testament. The two terms are synonymous in their original meaning - "revelation" from Latin and "apocalypse" from Greek, both mean a lifting of the veil, a disclosure of something that had been hidden.

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Solar energy harvesting with a multitude of man-made leaves

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Two-step artificial photosynthesis mimics nature’s efficient way of gathering energy

 

Scientists from Japan have harvested solar energy using an exceptionally large number of light absorbers to relay photons via antennas into one final energy acceptor. This two-step sequence closely mimics natural photosynthesis, resulting in greater and more efficient energy transfer.

 

Previously, researchers had only used one-step light harvesting systems, greatly limiting the number of absorbers able to feed light into a single reaction centre. Now, by imitating photosynthetic systems, Osamu Ishitani at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Shinji Inagaki at the Japan Science and Technology Agency and their co-workers have efficiently harvested light using the highest number of artificial leaves to date.

 

The team combined 440 periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) tubes bridged by light-absorbing biphenyl (Bp) groups with five stick-shaped rhenium(I) pentamer units connected to one ruthenium(II) trisdiimine complex (Ru–Re5). This Ru–Re5–Bp–PMO hybrid system concentrates photons absorbed by the large framework of Bp–PMO in two steps: first to the rhenium oligomers, and then to the ruthenium reaction centre.

 

‘Photon collection has always been a problem in developing efficient solar energy conversion systems because the molecules are so small and solar light is so dilute,’ says Ishitani. ‘This new system is fantastic because now we can accumulate light from a large area and into, say, a photocatalyst.’

 

Other researchers are enthusiastic about the work. ‘The bio-inspired design of their synthetic assembly is certainly intriguing, because it mimics some important features of photosynthetic light harvesting systems,’ comments Erwin Reisner, an expert in solar fuel generation at the University of Cambridge in the UK.

 

Steve Dunn, who investigates energy harvesting materials at Queen Mary, University of London, UK, regards the system as ‘genuinely transformational’. ‘While it might prove difficult to manufacture real world devices or applications with this latest breakthrough, there is no doubt that this development is significant and exciting.’

 

Ishitani and his team plan to merge their light harvesting technique with their work on photocatalysts for CO2 reduction, and hope to eventually apply this future system to water oxidation photocatalysis. He emphasises the long road ahead and says many more breakthroughs are needed before we can use such artificial photosynthesis in daily life, but that developing these systems is crucial for humanity.

 


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Barry Mapp's curator insight, October 31, 2013 12:10 PM

This is definitely the direction that sustainable energy systems should be going. It's not wind that we should be trying to harness but the sun and millions of years of evolution have shown that photosynthesis is the most effective way utilise the sun's energy

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McLaren P1 – Finally Faster Than A Motorcycle

McLaren P1 – Finally Faster Than A Motorcycle | News | Scoop.it

For decades, there has been a stalemate in the car vs. bike wars — the most expensive cars claim higher top speeds, but much more affordable bikes have had them beat in every other performance metric. No longer, with the launch of the McLaren P1, a production car can now claim to beat any bike going, everywhere. It is simply faster than a motorcycle....


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, November 1, 2013 6:28 PM

I don't know...maybe we should revisit this with the Superleggara?

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Fukushima Radiation: Japan Gov. Designates ‘Intensive Contamination Areas’ Near Downtown Tokyo

Fukushima Radiation: Japan Gov. Designates ‘Intensive Contamination Areas’ Near Downtown Tokyo | News | Scoop.it
RT @SecretNews: #Fukushima Radiation: #Japan Gov. Designates ‘Intensive Contamination Areas’ Near Downtown #Tokyo: http://t.co/8AWvM76BfB #…

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Artist David Cerny on sculpting giant middle finger aimed at Czech president - Metro.us

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From his pickled Saddam Hussein to a London bus doing press-ups, Czech artist David Cerny has established a reputation for surreal and shocking pieces.
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