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Watch This Amazing Timelapse Of Telescopes Examining The Night Sky

Watch This Amazing Timelapse Of Telescopes Examining The Night Sky | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (AKSAP) is a grid of 36 12-meter antennas that are designed to work together as a single device, so as to capture information about large chunks of the sky at once.
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Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind

Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Earth is a chemical battery where, over evolutionary time with a trickle-charge of photosynthesis using solar energy, billions of tons of living biomass were stored in forests and other ecosystems and in vast reserves of fossil fuels. In just the last few hundred years, humans extracted exploitable energy from these living and fossilized biomass fuels to build the modern industrial-technological-informational economy, to grow our population to more than 7 billion, and to transform the biogeochemical cycles and biodiversity of the earth. This rapid discharge of the earth’s store of organic energy fuels the human domination of the biosphere, including conversion of natural habitats to agricultural fields and the resulting loss of native species, emission of carbon dioxide and the resulting climate and sea level change, and use of supplemental nuclear, hydro, wind, and solar energy sources. The laws of thermodynamics governing the trickle-charge and rapid discharge of the earth’s battery are universal and absolute; the earth is only temporarily poised a quantifiable distance from the thermodynamic equilibrium of outer space. Although this distance from equilibrium is comprised of all energy types, most critical for humans is the store of living biomass. With the rapid depletion of this chemical energy, the earth is shifting back toward the inhospitable equilibrium of outer space with fundamental ramifications for the biosphere and humanity. Because there is no substitute or replacement energy for living biomass, the remaining distance from equilibrium that will be required to support human life is unknown.

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Loss of Y chromosome in blood cells associated with developing Alzheimer's disease

Loss of Y chromosome in blood cells associated with developing Alzheimer's disease | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Men with blood cells that do not carry the Y chromosome are at greater risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This is in addition to an increased risk of death from other causes, including many cancers. These ne
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Discovery could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer

Discovery could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A University of Texas at Dallas researcher has made a discovery that could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer than current ones.
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NASA satellite data shows rapid recovery for some California forests despite drought

NASA satellite data shows rapid recovery for some California forests despite drought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NASA researchers have found that years of California's drought conditions have not slowed the regrowth of tree and shrub cover in areas burned by wildfires.
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Burning all fossil fuels would scorch Earth: study

Burning all fossil fuels would scorch Earth: study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Using up all known fossil fuel reserves would render Earth even more unliveable than scientists had previously projected, researchers said on Monday.
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An Internet Cable Will Soon Cross the Arctic Circle

An Internet Cable Will Soon Cross the Arctic Circle | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The underwater fiber-optic cable would trace the shortest path between Europe and Asia
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Watch drought take over a California town

Watch drought take over a California town | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The short film “When a Town Runs Dry" illustrates the challenges faced by one vulnerable community.
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Norway's greenhouse gas emissions rise, despite promised cuts

Norway's greenhouse gas emissions rise, despite promised cuts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Norway's greenhouse gas emissions rose by 1.5 percent last year, lifted by the oil and gas sector and industry, making it harder for Oslo to keep promises of deep cuts to limit global warming, official data showed on Friday.
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Club owned by Shell tries to block local hydropower scheme

Club owned by Shell tries to block local hydropower scheme | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Private club owned by oil giant appealing against judicial review defeat in favour of co-operative renewable energy scheme at Teddington Lock
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Jakarta seeing results with cleaner rivers

Jakarta seeing results with cleaner rivers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Jakarta’s rivers, much like the roads snaking across the capital, are always clogged, dirty, polluted and not a welcome sight. People quickly associate rivers with garbage, plastic bags, dark muddy water and illegal settlements. 


 However, the Jakarta administration aims to change that. Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has set up aggressive programs to clean up the 13 rivers that pass through the capital. The governor even dreams of residents enjoying swimming in the waterways.

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A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences

A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We know that climate change will make water scarcer. But it could also have big economic impacts, Richard Damania of the World Bank says.
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Salmon sickness detected in farmed Canadian fish

Salmon sickness detected in farmed Canadian fish | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers led by a Canadian government scientist have diagnosed potential heart and skeletal muscle inflammation in farmed salmon from British Columbia province, the Canadian fisheries ministry announced Friday.
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Yellow fever epidemic threatens to spread from Angola to China

Yellow fever epidemic threatens to spread from Angola to China | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The spread of yellow fever (YF) is a global health threat. In response to current outbreaks in Angola, other African countries, and China, which represents the first ever documented cases of YF in Asia, the World Health Organizatio
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New technique controls autonomous vehicles on a dirt track

New technique controls autonomous vehicles on a dirt track | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A Georgia Institute of Technology research team has devised a novel way to help keep a driverless vehicle under control as it maneuvers at the edge of its handling limits. The approach could help make self-driving cars o
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Can legumes solve environmental issues?

Can legumes solve environmental issues? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It's a win-win situation for the environment and the economy when it comes to introducing legumes into agricultural systems, says new research published in Frontiers in Plant Science, carried out by an international tea
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Crucial interaction between fire and mankind explored in new research

Crucial interaction between fire and mankind explored in new research | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A pioneering team of international researchers have devised a 'manifesto for fire science' to explore the pivotal relationship that exists between mankind and fire, on a global stage.
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Study helps explain sea ice differences at Earth's poles

Study helps explain sea ice differences at Earth's poles | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Why has the sea ice cover surrounding Antarctica been increasing slightly, in sharp contrast to the drastic loss of sea ice occurring in the Arctic Ocean? A new NASA-led study finds the geology of Antarctica and the Souther
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The Road to Self-Driving Cars

The Road to Self-Driving Cars | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Steven Shladover explains how automated cars can solve transportation issues—but only if they are deployed safely
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Antimicrobial-resistant superbugs could soon be deadlier than cancer

Antimicrobial-resistant superbugs could soon be deadlier than cancer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new report estimates that by 2050, 10 million people will die from antimicrobial-resistant infections annually. That's a big deal.
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Trump acknowledges climate change — at his golf course

Trump acknowledges climate change — at his golf course | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The billionaire, who called global warming a hoax, warns of its dire effects in his company's application to build a sea wall.
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Pakistan city readies graves, hospitals, in case heat wave hits again

Pakistan city readies graves, hospitals, in case heat wave hits again | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pakistani grave digger Shahid Baloch is taking no chances.
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Carbon dioxide's 400ppm milestone shows humans are rewriting the planet's history «

Carbon dioxide's 400ppm milestone shows humans are rewriting the planet's history « | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Levels of CO2 are pushing beyond 400 parts per million in the atmosphere. The last time they were there, 15 million years ago, the world was very different
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Saving devils, in a single disease-free corner of Tasmania

Saving devils, in a single disease-free corner of Tasmania | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Drive over one narrow isthmus in Tasmania, and then another, and you'll reach the last place on Earth where wild Tasmanian devils live apart from a contagious cancer that threatens the fearsome marsupials' existence. Conservationist
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Zika-related microcephaly cases reach five in Colombia

Zika-related microcephaly cases reach five in Colombia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Five infants have been born with Zika-related microcephaly in Colombia since officials began monitoring the outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus, the country's health authorities said Saturday.
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