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Bay Area breast cancer clusters seen

Bay Area breast cancer clusters seen | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Relying on U.S. census tracts rather than county-level data, researchers for the Public Health Institute's California Breast Cancer Mapping Project in Oakland were able to identify northern and southern Bay Area counties as "areas of concern." In...
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Jesse's Café Américain: The Scandal in America That Is Hidden In Plain Sight - Privilege Blindness

Jesse's Café Américain: The Scandal in America That Is Hidden In Plain Sight - Privilege Blindness | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

One of the great marvels of the time is how effectively well-funded propaganda campaigns and a captive mainstream media have distorted the peoples' view of reality so that they act as if they are sleep-walking.

An ongoing trend in the US has been a tax code that favors large multinational corporations with loopholes and subsidies that far too often result in an effective tax rate of close to zero, despite booming corporate profits in the face of a long stagnation in median family income and wages.  

The real unemployment numbers are shockingly high, and those jobs that are available are often part time and poorly paid.   Justice is openly administered in ways that give the powerful a free pass on grossly criminal activity, from laundering drug money to financial racketeering. The rigging of prices and markets by powerful interests, and the lack of effective prosecution of such grave abuses of power, is something that seems to be de facto government policy.


This places small private businesses and individuals at a distinct disadvantage with regard to economic viability in the marketplace.  It fosters consolidation and monopoly.  It lends itself to a cynicism that is undermining the conscience of many of those who have sworn oaths of office.  It isolates dissent to corrals and 'free speech zones.'  It breaks up peaceful gatherings of protest with pepper spray, bullets, and clubs.  It pollutes the internet with campaigns of disinformation, and silences the voices of journalists.

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Texas ranch family gets $3 million in 'fraccident' suit

Texas ranch family gets $3 million in 'fraccident' suit | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jury awards Texas family $3m for health problems like nausea and nosebleeds said to be as a result of a fracking well a few kilometres from their farm.
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White paper leaves carbon questions unanswered

White paper leaves carbon questions unanswered | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Economists and environment groups have rounded on the Abbott government’s "direct action" climate change policy after key details of its centrepiece, an emissions reduction fund, were revealed on Thursday.
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"Farcical" start to Tony Abbott’s renewable energy review : Renew Economy

"Farcical" start to Tony Abbott’s renewable energy review : Renew Economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tony Abbott’s RET Review labeled a farce as it appoints advisor to the fossil fuel industry’s previous campaign against renewables, and refuses to cost the health, price and network benefits of renewable energy.
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Biomass Fuel: Worse for Climate than Coal?, by Robert McClure

Biomass Fuel: Worse for Climate than Coal?, by Robert McClure | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This joint Tyee/InvestigateWest investigation reveals that once you clear away the smoke, there are real problems with the carbon-neutral claims being made for this "green" energy. Part two in a series.
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The Brutal Bust in Next-Generation Biofuels in One Chart

The Brutal Bust in Next-Generation Biofuels in One Chart | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The U.S. government finally faces the fact that we won't be powering our cars with corncobs any time soon. 
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Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says

Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate change and extreme weather could set back decades of improvement in California’s air quality, a new report by the state’s pollution control officers says.
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Watch Live: Darren Aronofsky discusses "Noah" and climate change

Watch Live: Darren Aronofsky discusses "Noah" and climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Aronofsky's "Noah" embraces a brand of faith-based environmentalism that's increasingly popular with young religious believers.
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Survival on a Budget

Survival on a Budget | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The graph above is not a realistic prediction of what the cost of climate change will be to the global economy. It is not meant to be. What it is meant to do is illustrate the relatively slight cos...
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About 40,000 illegal miners ignore Peru’s deadline to formalize status

About 40,000 illegal miners ignore Peru’s deadline to formalize status | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tension grows as the illicit miners keep evading government efforts to bring them into the formal economy.
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Rural microbes could boost city dwellers' health

Rural microbes could boost city dwellers' health | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that thrive in rural environments, according to a new scientific paper.
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A little wine might help kidneys stay healthy

A little wine might help kidneys stay healthy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—An occasional glass of wine might help keep your kidneys healthy, new research suggests.
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Loss of memory in Alzheimer's mice models reversed through gene therapy

Loss of memory in Alzheimer's mice models reversed through gene therapy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia and affects some 400,000 people in Spain alone. However, no effective cure has yet been found. One of the reasons for this is the lack of knowledge about the cellular mechanisms which cause alterations in nerve transmissions and the loss of memory ...
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Illegal gold mining expands in South Africa at sky-high rates: report

Illegal gold mining expands in South Africa at sky-high rates: report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Authorities estimate there are about 14,000 people currently involved in illegal mining in the country.
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First seabed mine to go ahead as Nautilus solves dispute with PNG

First seabed mine to go ahead as Nautilus solves dispute with PNG | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Under the agreement, the Papua New Guinea government paid Nautilus $7 million, which entitles it to a 15% stake in the project, with an option to increase it by another 15% in the next 12 months.
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Biofuels Mandate Is Cut Drastically

Biofuels Mandate Is Cut Drastically | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
EPA decision to sharply reduce the amount of cellulosic biofuel in the U.S. fuel supply strangely pleases oil companies and environmental groups
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Ability to respond to oil spill in the Arctic called 'sorely lacking'

Ability to respond to oil spill in the Arctic called 'sorely lacking' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Recommendations on how to respond to possible oil spills in the U.S. Arctic won consensus from a diverse committee that spent 18 months drafting the report. 
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U.S. announces sweeping reforms to protect coal miners from black lung disease

U.S. announces sweeping reforms to protect coal miners from black lung disease | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Surrounded by coal miners, U.S. Labor officials announce reforms including a new rule limiting the disease-causing dust allowed in mines.
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New Ways to Visualize Increasingly Hot Weather in U.S. | Climate Central

A new data analysis shows how the percentage of warm days in the U.S. have increased since 1964.
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Storm Surge Could Flood NYC 1 in Every 4 Years | Climate Central

Storm Surge Could Flood NYC 1 in Every 4 Years | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Coastal floods that overtop the Manhattan seawall are now 20 times more likely now than 170 years ago.
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Eight Energy Myths Explained

Eight Energy Myths Explained | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Republicans, Democrats, and environmentalists all have favorite energy myths. Even Peak Oil believers have favorite energy myths. The following are a few common mis-beliefs,  coming from a variety ...
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Canada says whales no longer in danger as oil pipeline verdict looms

Canada says whales no longer in danger as oil pipeline verdict looms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Despite objections from several groups, the Harper government declared over the weekend the humpback a "species of special concern" under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).
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Researchers detail newly discovered deer migration

Researchers detail newly discovered deer migration | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A team of researchers including University of Wyoming scientists has documented the longest migration of mule deer ever recorded, the latest development in an initiative to understand and conserve ungulate migration in Wyoming.
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Pollutants from coal-burning stoves strongly associated with miscarriages in Mongolia

Pollutants from coal-burning stoves strongly associated with miscarriages in Mongolia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Burning coal for domestic heating may contribute to early fetal death according to a new study by experts from The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – the coldest capital city in the world.
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New scale useful for predicting sick leave for back pain

New scale useful for predicting sick leave for back pain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—A new user-friendly 10-item rating scale is useful for predicting the duration of sick leave in patients with acute lumbar back pain, according to a study published in the April 20 issue of Spine.
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Picture books aren't just fun: Moms are exposing toddlers to rich information about animals

Picture books aren't just fun: Moms are exposing toddlers to rich information about animals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Children hear as much sophisticated information about animals when parents read picture book stories about animals as when they read flashcard-type animal vocabulary books, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
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