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Grapefruit, Medicine Interaction Warning Expanded

Grapefruit, Medicine Interaction Warning Expanded | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Image credit: Johner/Getty Images ABC News’ Ben Maas reports: It has long been known that grapefruit juice can pose dangerous — and even deadly — risks when taken along with certain medications.
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Stupidity Is Not A Valid Defense For Us - The Automatic Earth

Stupidity Is Not A Valid Defense For Us - The Automatic Earth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

If we can't plead stupidity, what else is there? How do we live with ourselves? Is it all the stuff we buy that manages to numb our brains and consciences?

 

When I see a headline like this one at Bloomberg today, World Needs Record Saudi Oil Supply as OPEC Convenes, there’s just one thought that pops into my head: what the world needs is for us to stop doing this thing we’re doing. Even apart from peak oil concerns, it’s obvious we’re going to run out at some point or another, and it doesn’t matter whether that’s tomorrow or at some other point in the future, though we do know it’s not going to take another 100 years, or even 50.

 

And nothing will ever take the place of oil; once those unique carbons are gone, that’s it, we’ll have to find a completely different way of running our societies, and if we’re not smart enough to prepare for that beforehand, we’ll be cats fighting in a sack and use the last scraps to kill off each other. And our legacy won’t be the Greek thinkers and Picasso and Dostoyevsky and Walt Whitman and Maria Callas, since there won’t be the means for our children anymore to share what makes man great between them. Our main legacy will instead be bloodshed, we will have gone the exact same path that any non-thinking or even primitive organism would have taken, who don’t have opera or philosophy or poetry to their name.

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Study links camping to happy, healthy children

Study links camping to happy, healthy children | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Children who camp in the great outdoors at least once a year go on to do better at school, as well as being healthier and happier, according to their parents.
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Why you need one vaccine for measles and many for the flu

Why you need one vaccine for measles and many for the flu | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While the influenza virus mutates constantly and requires a yearly shot that offers a certain percentage of protection, old reliable measles needs only a two-dose vaccine during childhood for lifelong immunity. A new study publishing May 21 in Cell Reports has an explanation: The surface proteins that ...
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New 'deep learning' technique enables robot mastery of skills via trial and error

New 'deep learning' technique enables robot mastery of skills via trial and error | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
UC Berkeley researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, marking a major milestone in the field of artificial intelligence.
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Latest on California oil spill: Up to 105,000 gallons leaked

Latest on California oil spill: Up to 105,000 gallons leaked | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cleanup crews fanned out Wednesday along a stretch of scenic California coastline stained by thousands of gallons of crude oil that spilled from broken pipe and flowed into the Pacific Ocean.
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Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica detected

Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica detected | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A group of scientists, led by a team from the University of Bristol, UK has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. The research is published today in Science.
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Study shows Colorado's biggest storms can happen any time

Study shows Colorado's biggest storms can happen any time | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In a state known for its dramatic weather and climate, Colorado's history of extreme precipitation varies considerably by season and location, according to a new study led by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science, a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder and ...
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Jeb Bush Says People Who Accept Climate Science Are ‘Really Arrogant’

Jeb Bush Says People Who Accept Climate Science Are ‘Really Arrogant’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Potential Presidential candidate Jeb Bush does not trust that there's a consensus on climate science.
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Bad News Keeps Flowing From Antarctica

Bad News Keeps Flowing From Antarctica | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The massive shelves of ice that ring Antarctica have been shrinking over the past couple of decades, and that could have grave implications for sea level rise. It’s not the ice shelves themselves that pose a problem: they’re mostly afloat, so when they melt or dump massive icebergs, it doesn’t affect water levels any more than melting ice cubes make your drink rise and overflow. But the ice shelves serve as massive barriers that slow the flow of glaciers out to sea. As the shelves shrink, the barrier weakens, allowing glaciers to start moving faster. And since that ice is land-based, it adds to sea level rise. The Ross Ice Shelf at the Bay of Whales. Credit: NOAA This faster glacial flow has already been documented in several parts of the frozen continent. Now, a new report in Science has identified one more.

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School lunches just got way better in these six cities (and it's not the food)

School lunches just got way better in these six cities (and it's not the food) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Goodbye foam lunch trays, hello compostable plates.
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Richmond council votes to oppose coal transport in city

Richmond council votes to oppose coal transport in city | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The vote puts Richmond -- long a hub of manufacturing and home to a port -- among a growing number of municipalities that have taken steps to stop the transport of coal through their jurisdictions.
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Chinese Fleets Illegally Fish in West African Waters, Greenpeace Says

Chinese Fleets Illegally Fish in West African Waters, Greenpeace Says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A study by the group accuses hundreds of Chinese-owned or Chinese-flagged vessels of taking advantage of weak enforcement by African governments.
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BP oil spill contributed to dead dolphins, scientists say, citing tissue samples

BP oil spill contributed to dead dolphins, scientists say, citing tissue samples | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The BP oil spill contributed to the deaths of bottlenose dolphins along the Gulf of Mexico's northern coast, scientists said Wednesday (May 20), citing a study of tissue samples that for the first time found conclusive evidence of a link between the disaster...
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Sierra Leone berates Ebola quarantine escapees as cases surge

Sierra Leone berates Ebola quarantine escapees as cases surge | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sierra Leone on Wednesday berated the 'selfish and shameful' behaviour of people risking a resurgence of the Ebola virus by flouting quarantine restrictions, as authorities announced a spike in cases.
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South Korea confirms three cases of Mideast respiratory virus

South Korea confirms three cases of Mideast respiratory virus | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
South Korea said Thursday it has confirmed three cases of a respiratory virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.
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How alternative currencies could catch on and cash in

How alternative currencies could catch on and cash in | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Alternatives to cash, like Bitcoin and Uber, may never replace the coins in our pockets or paper bills in our wallets, but they are creating significant social and economic impacts, and with some design adjustments, could have even greater impact.
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Canada can't curb oil sands emissions fast enough: document

Canada can't curb oil sands emissions fast enough: document | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Emissions from Canada's oil sands will likely increase faster than new technologies can be developed to curb them, says a government document cited Wednesday by public broadcaster CBC.
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How climate change is making California's epic drought worse

How climate change is making California's epic drought worse | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
California is undergoing a record-setting drought that began in 2012, the worst in at least 1,200 years. It can be seen in many ways: most of the freshwater reservoirs are drying up, crops are wilting in the fields and groundwater is rapidly depleting.
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What would it take to limit climate change to 1.5 C?

What would it take to limit climate change to 1.5 C? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Limiting temperature rise by 2100 to less than 1.5°C is feasible, at least from a purely technological standpoint, according to the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change by researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Potsdam Institute for Climate ...
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What Global Warming Means For Old, Tall Trees

What Global Warming Means For Old, Tall Trees | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study looks at what kind of vegetation will survive and die due to climate change.
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The Man Who Lost $14 Billion in One Day

The Man Who Lost $14 Billion in One Day | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Li Hejun, once considered China’s richest man based on his stake in a solar company, made a lot of money as local stock markets boomed. On Wednesday, he lost a big part of his fortune.
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Coal's Last Lie: We Want to Help the World's Poor

Coal's Last Lie: We Want to Help the World's Poor | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Suzanne Goldenberg has some useful articles recently in the Guardian about Big Coal's attempt to recast itself as a positive force for lifting millions out of poverty.  In magazine ads, posters and...
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ConAgra to Pay $11.2M to Settle Salmonella Criminal Case

ConAgra to Pay $11.2M to Settle Salmonella Criminal Case | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay $11.2 million, a sum that includes the highest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case, to settle a federal charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella from a plant in Georgia, sickening more than 600 people and...
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Moderately cold weather 'more deadly than heatwaves or extreme cold'

Moderately cold weather 'more deadly than heatwaves or extreme cold' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Study finds cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, and that premature deaths are most often caused by prolonged spells of moderate cold
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Synthetic turf fields raise concerns in Marshfield

Synthetic turf fields raise concerns in Marshfield | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Louis Bournazos proposed a Town Meeting resolution calling for Selectmen to discuss the potential health hazards of the synthetic turf.
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More cycling with e-bikes

More cycling with e-bikes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
According to a new study, electric bikes make people cycle longer and more often. The effect is best on women.
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