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Carrefour, les biodéchets et le biométhane : ça roule !

Carrefour, les biodéchets et le biométhane : ça roule ! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Energystream vous a présenté vendredi 30 novembre l’initiative de transformation des déchets de l’entreprise Boyer dans le Tarn et Garonne. Avant de nous envoler pour le Vietnam comme promis, nous faisons un détour par le Nord de la France chez un grand groupe de distribution français : Carrefour.


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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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Food Prices Inch Up As California Drought Enters Third Year - CBS Los Angeles

Food Prices Inch Up As California Drought Enters Third Year - CBS Los Angeles | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If your lunch seems a little more expensive than it used to be, analysts say just blame it on the rain - or lack thereof.
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ND pipeline leaks about 1M gallons of saltwater

ND pipeline leaks about 1M gallons of saltwater | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) â€" Around 1 million gallons of saltwater has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, some of it into a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall told The Associated Press that an underground pipeline near Mandaree leaked about 24,000 barrels, or just over 1 million gallons, of saltwater near Bear Den Bay, a tributary of Lake Sakakawea. The Missouri River reservoir provides water to communities on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, occupied by the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes in the heart of western North Dakota's booming oil patch. Saltwater, an unwanted byproduct of oil and natural gas production that is between 10 and 30 times saltier than seawater, is considered an environmental hazard by the state. Miranda Jones, vice president of environmental safety and regulatory at Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Services Inc., whose subsidiary Aero Pipeline LLC owns the pipeline, said the leak likely started over the holiday weekend but was not discovered until Tuesday. Fort Berthold Indian Reservation plays a key role in the state's oil production, the second-highest in the nation.
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Health Canada's quiet move to end use of antibiotics to fatten up animals

Health Canada's quiet move to end use of antibiotics to fatten up animals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A cow can get penicillin without a prescription in most parts of Canada, unlike humans who have to see their doctors first.
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Here's another complication for fracking — radioactive waste

Here's another complication for fracking — radioactive waste | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fracking is already a controversial topic, with environmentalists charging that the technique could ruin drinking water, along with other pollution problems. But now, radioactive waste from drilling the wells is raising a whole new environmental concern.
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Dying to Save the World

Dying to Save the World | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Reports of growing violence against environmental activists lead to a search for solutions.
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Waukesha Presses First Test of Great Lakes Water Compact - Circle of Blue WaterNews

Waukesha Presses First Test of Great Lakes Water Compact - Circle of Blue WaterNews | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

After decades of suburban and industrial growth Waukesha’s deep groundwater aquifers are contaminated and becoming exhausted. Almost a year ago, in October 2013, the city of nearly 71,000 residents formally proposed to fix its groundwater water supply problem by tapping surface water from Lake Michigan provided by the water treatment plant in Oak Creek, another Milwaukee suburb, 31 miles to the east.

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Second Silent Spring? Bird Declines Linked to Popular Pesticides

Second Silent Spring? Bird Declines Linked to Popular Pesticides | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A popular class of insecticides has been linked to bird die-offs-a finding that parallels Rachel Carson's concerns back in 1962.
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Government Subsidizes Fossil Fuel Industry With $20+ Billion In Taxpayer Money Each Year

Government Subsidizes Fossil Fuel Industry With $20+ Billion In Taxpayer Money Each Year | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The ‘All of the Above’ energy strategy is not only climate denial—it’s climate denial that is funded with more than $20 billion in taxpayer support each year.” -- Steve Kretzmann, executive director of Oil Change International.
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Dark Snow: From Arctic to Himalayas

Dark Snow: From Arctic to Himalayas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Guardian: When American geologist Ulyana Horodyskyj set up a mini weather station at 5,800m on Mount Himlung, on the Nepal-Tibet border, she looked east towards Everest and was shocked. The world's...
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Reposting: James Hansen - 55 Million years in 8 Minutes

Reposting: James Hansen - 55 Million years in 8 Minutes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Note; the first 20 seconds are quiet, there is nothing wrong with the sound.  Good background for those questions that start out like, "What about the way the earth's temperature has changed in the...
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Short circuit in the food web

Short circuit in the food web | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
They are amongst the most numerous inhabitants of the sea: tiny haptophytes of the type Emiliania huxleyi. Not visible to the naked eye, when they are in bloom in spring, they form square kilometer sized patches, they are even visible on satellite images. 'Together with other phytoplankton, Emiliania ...
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Bee foraging chronically impaired by pesticide exposure, study finds

Bee foraging chronically impaired by pesticide exposure, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A study co-authored by a University of Guelph scientist that involved fitting bumblebees with tiny radio frequency tags shows long-term exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide hampers bees' ability to forage for pollen.
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In-N-Out Burger and Chipotle Taco Prices Rising as California Drought Persists

In-N-Out Burger and Chipotle Taco Prices Rising as California Drought Persists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The jingle “hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us” may need to include hold the hamburgers too, as drought-related costs have spiked the prices of hamburgers at favorite fast-food restaurants like In-N-Out Burger.
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Many over 50 are still saddled with student loans

Lingering student-loan debt — which in recent years has been a drag on the economy as borrowers delay big-ticket purchases such as homes and cars — is beginning to affect millions of people as they head toward retirement.

 

More than 16 percent of the nearly $1.2 trillion in outstanding student-loan debt in the nation is held by people over 50, according to the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

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Pregnant women warned about water in Falmouth

Pregnant women warned about water in Falmouth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Falmouth Board of Health is cautioning pregnant women in their first and second trimesters about a drinking water test result that could affect their babies' birth weights and increase the risk of early deliveries.
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Agent Orange ingredient 2,4-D could soon be sprayed on thousands of fields near U.S. schools

Agent Orange ingredient 2,4-D could soon be sprayed on thousands of fields near U.S. schools | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Agent Orange ingredient 2,4-D could soon be sprayed on thousands of fields near U.S. schools
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Microplastics lodge in crab gills and guts | Science News

Microplastics lodge in crab gills and guts | Science News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Crabs can absorb microplastic particles through their gills and by eating polluted mussels.

 

Crabs sop up microplastic pollution via their food and gills, researchers have found in a laboratory study. The tiny particles can lodge in the crustaceans’ bodies for weeks. Crabs become the first marine creature known to trap microplastics in their respiratory systems.

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Bill would ban BPA in food packaging

Bill would ban BPA in food packaging | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Democrats in both chambers of Congress introduced legislation to ban from food packaging Bisephenol-A (BPA), a synthetic additive that has been linked to cancer, fetal development problems and infertility.
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Last U.S. Coal-Fired Steamship Sails On, Aiming for a Cleaner Wake

Last U.S. Coal-Fired Steamship Sails On, Aiming for a Cleaner Wake | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lake Michigan's S.S. Badger has drawn criticism for its coal pollution, but the venerable ship is aiming to clean up its act.
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Campaign Finance Reformers Look Back To 1787 In Fight Over SCOTUS Ruling

Campaign Finance Reformers Look Back To 1787 In Fight Over SCOTUS Ruling | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The California Legislature has passed a resolution that seeks a convention to curb the influence of money in politics by amending the constitution.
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Alberta lags on emissions targets: auditor general

Alberta lags on emissions targets: auditor general | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Government only now preparing first public report on 2008 strategy.
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Free Enterprise Solutions for Climate Change. Two Views.

Free Enterprise Solutions for Climate Change. Two Views. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Let's pretend that the original "free enterprise solution for climate change", Cap and Trade - developed under the Reagan administration, and deployed by George Bush the elder to successfully comba...
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Climate change provides good growing conditions for charcoal rot in soybeans

Climate change provides good growing conditions for charcoal rot in soybeans | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With over 100 diseases that can attack soybean crops, why would charcoal rot rise to the top of the most wanted list? University of Illinois scientists cite the earth's changing climate as one reason that more research is needed on the fungus that causes charcoal rot.
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'Bee-harming' pesticides also hit bird populations, study reports

'Bee-harming' pesticides also hit bird populations, study reports | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Already suspected of killing bees, so-called 'neonic' pesticides also affect bird populations, possibly by eliminating the insects they feed upon, a Dutch study said on Wednesday.
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Beautiful but a threat: Tropical fish invasion destroys kelp forests

Beautiful but a threat: Tropical fish invasion destroys kelp forests | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The migration of tropical fish as a result of ocean warming poses a serious threat to the temperate areas they invade, because they overgraze on kelp forests and seagrass meadows, a new study concludes.
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