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This celebrity scientist wants Germans to stop recycling. Here's why

This celebrity scientist wants Germans to stop recycling. Here's why | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

CraEco-warrior turned chemist Michael Braungart is trying to kickstart a new industrial revolution.


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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, October 19, 2014 11:45 AM

Cradle to cradle.

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Vandana Shiva on the Problem with Genetically Modified Seeds

Vandana Shiva on the Problem with Genetically Modified Seeds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Bill talks to scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva, who’s become a rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds. These seeds — considered “intellectual property” by the big companies who own the patents — are globally marketed to monopolize food production and profits. Opponents challenge the safety of genetically modified seeds, claiming they also harm the environment, are more costly, and leave local farmers deep in debt as well as dependent on suppliers. Shiva, who founded a movement in India to promote native seeds, links genetic tinkering to problems in our ecology, economy, and humanity, and sees this as the latest battleground in the war on Planet Earth.

 

Vandana Shiva describes the latest battleground in the war on Planet Earth.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 13, 2014 1:40 PM

Vandana Shiva describes the latest battleground in the war on Planet Earth.

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Los 10 países más contaminantes del mundo

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Los 10 países más contaminantes del mundo
Vía veoverde.com Lo que contaminan otros países en realidad afecta a todas las naciones ya que el efecto invernadero se siente en cualquier territorio. Este...

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oliviersc's curator insight, December 18, 2013 11:18 AM

Pollution dans le monde en 10 photos

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partagé dans : Un cheval dans la neige pour Mai = http://blogoliviersc.org/?p=7430
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A Fukushima, 300 tonnes d'eau contaminée déversées chaque jour

A Fukushima, 300 tonnes d'eau contaminée déversées chaque jour | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Le gouvernement japonais a dévoilé une estimation officielle de ces fuites d'eau radioactive qui se déverse dans l'océan Pacifique depuis 2011.

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The great recycling con trick: How 12million tons of your carefully sorted waste is being dumped in foreign landfill sites

The great recycling con trick: How 12million tons of your carefully sorted waste is being dumped in foreign landfill sites | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Millions of tons of household rubbish painstakingly sorted by families for recycling is being dumped abroad.

Whitehall has admitted that waste from recycling bins is being shipped to countries including China, India and Indonesia, where much of it ends up in landfill.

In papers published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, ministers concede that what happens to the 12million tons of 'green' waste shipped abroad every year is largely beyond their control.

 


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Watch 62 Years of Global Warming in 13 Seconds

Watch 62 Years of Global Warming in 13 Seconds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

An amazing 13-second NASA animation depicting how the globe has warmed during the period of 1950 to 2012.

 

From our friends at NASA comes this amazing 13-second animation that depicts how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1950. You’ll note an acceleration of the temperature trend in the late 1970s as greenhouse gas emissions from energy production increased worldwide and clean air laws reduced emissions of pollutants that had a cooling effect on the climate, and thus were masking some of the global warming signal.

 

The data come from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York (GISS), which monitors global surface temperatures. As NASA notes, “All 10 of the warmest years in the GISS analysis have occurred since 1998, continuing a trend of temperatures well above the mid-20th century average.


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Diedert Debusscher's curator insight, January 28, 2013 4:25 AM

Why we should care about global warming. And keep working on solutions (they exist).

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Will frackers cause California's next big earthquake?

Will frackers cause California's next big earthquake? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than half of the wastewater injection wells being used by frackers in the state are within 10 miles of a recently active fault.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, March 17, 2014 6:30 AM

The data from Ohio is quite concerning.  Not being a tectonic expert, I am not sure of their data.  But in quick overview, the stories that started emanating from the Buckeye State about two years ago certainly seem to suggest that messing with injection wells to the magnitude that modern dense tracking operations do is not a great idea.

 

But no need to worry.  We here in California NEVER have earthquakes.

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CANADA • La fronde des Amérindiens contre "l'enfer sur terre"

CANADA • La fronde des Amérindiens contre "l'enfer sur terre" | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
L'industrie canadienne des sables bitumineux a l'ambition d'accélérer la production mais ses projets d'infrastructures se heurtent à un obstacle : les populations indiennes qui habitent les régions reculées où se trouvent les gisements.

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Pierre R Chantelois's comment, January 11, 2014 12:08 PM
Important de le préciser : La résistance des Amérindiens au secteur pétrolier canadien ne se manifeste pas seulement en Colombie-Britannique. Elle se répand dans toutes les provinces touchées par les projets d'exploitation des sables bitumineux
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Merci Pierre ! En effet, c'est important.
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Deep Sea Ecosystem May Take Decades to Recover from Deepwater Horizon Spill

Deep Sea Ecosystem May Take Decades to Recover from Deepwater Horizon Spill | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists publish first analysis of post-spill sediment ecosystem impacts surrounding well head

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The great recycling con trick: How 12million tons of your carefully sorted waste is being dumped in foreign landfill sites

The great recycling con trick: How 12million tons of your carefully sorted waste is being dumped in foreign landfill sites | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Millions of tons of household rubbish painstakingly sorted by families for recycling is being dumped abroad.

Whitehall has admitted that waste from recycling bins is being shipped to countries including China, India and Indonesia, where much of it ends up in landfill.

In papers published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, ministers concede that what happens to the 12million tons of 'green' waste shipped abroad every year is largely beyond their control.

 


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A Satellite’s View of Ship Pollution

A Satellite’s View of Ship Pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Elevated levels of nitrogen dioxide pop out over certain shipping lanes in observations made by the Aura satellite between 2005-2012. The signal was the strongest over the northeastern Indian Ocean.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 15, 2013 4:39 PM

Tags: transportation, globalization, diffusion, remote sensing, industry, economic, unit 6 industry.

David Collet's curator insight, February 19, 2013 10:37 PM

The Straits of Malacca show up as a highly affected band - and this from traffic that is not even bound for, or related to, Malaysia.

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:30 AM

Ships are causing pollution all over the ocean because of its fuels being used. Is there other fuels we can use for ships? By finding a safer fuel it could reduce the oceans pollution. Pollution probably effects the wildlife and drinking water as well and we often eat foods and drink from the water. It not only effects the ocean it effects us as well. 

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Electromagnetic Energy Pollution

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As revealed in the study of quantum physics, the world around us is comprised of energy. It is not something we can touch or see with our human eyes. Yet, energy patterns and vibrations surrounding us and moving through us have a profound effect on our physical bodies. Author Daniel Reid, who has written numerous books and magazine articles on various aspects of Asian self-health and self-healing practices, offers an interesting perspective in his article Electro-magnetic Energy Pollution, which discusses the effects that electromagnetic energy pollution has on our energetic and physical bodies:


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