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Off-Grid Solar Power Projects For Myanmar

Off-Grid Solar Power Projects For Myanmar | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
 
SPCG Public Company Limited has announced that it intends to set up off-grid solar power projects for rural populations in Myanmar. The company has significant experience in the solar power sector in the Southeast Asia region.
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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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New study reveals active sex lives of the over 70s

New study reveals active sex lives of the over 70s | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Older people are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their seventies and eighties, according to new research from The University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research.
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World must prepare for 'war' against a global pandemic: Gates

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says the world must use the lessons from battling Ebola to prepare for any future 'war' against a global killer disease, with the help of new technology.
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To reassure electric car buyers, combine battery leasing with better charging, study says

To reassure electric car buyers, combine battery leasing with better charging, study says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A proper choice of business model plays a critical role in electric vehicle industry where many consumers are subject to range and resale anxieties. In particular, a combination of owning or leasing electric batteries and improving charging technology can reassure such skeptics and help increase the ...
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Researchers produce two biofuels from a single algae

Researchers produce two biofuels from a single algae | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to a new study published in the journal Energy & Fuels.
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Nordic marine scientists push for way forward

In a commentary released in Nature Climate Change, a group of 13 scientists argue that the Nordic countries are in a unique position to showcase how to handle the growing pressure on the oceans. However, this relies on a collective ability to regard change as connected.
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Smothered oceans: Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied past global climate change

Smothered oceans: Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied past global climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Seafloor sediment cores reveal abrupt, extensive loss of oxygen in the ocean when ice sheets melted roughly 10,000-17,000 years ago,according to a study from the University of California, Davis. Thefindings provide insight into similar changes observed in the ocean today.
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42 Flowers You Can Eat

42 Flowers You Can Eat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beyond nasturtium blossoms and rose petals, there is a surprising number of blooms that are a true delight to eat.
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Beer compound could help fend off Alzheimer’s

Beer compound could help fend off Alzheimer’s | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The health-promoting perks of wine have attracted the spotlight recently, leaving beer in the shadows. But scientists are discovering new ways in which the latter could be a more healthful beverage than once thought. They’re now reporting that a compound from hops could protect brain cells from damage, and potentially slow the development of disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
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Survey Shows 69% Increase in Area Occupied by Monarch Butterflies | Stories | WWF

Survey Shows 69% Increase in Area Occupied by Monarch Butterflies | Stories | WWF | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new survey of monarch habitat shows a 69% increase in forest area over the last year. Yet this is still the second smallest area occupied by these butterflies in Mexican sanctuaries since 1993.
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What happened when Greenpeace went to Davos?

What happened when Greenpeace went to Davos? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While I heard many fine words at Davos, are we going to see real action as a result?, asks John Sauven
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Comment Anne Hidalgo veut réduire la pollution à Paris

Comment Anne Hidalgo veut réduire la pollution à Paris | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Exclusif. Parmi ses mesures, la maire de Paris souhaite commencer à interdire la circulation des véhicules les plus polluants « dès juillet 2016 ».
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In 42 of the 50 biggest U.S. cities, rooftop solar is now cheaper than the grid!

In 42 of the 50 biggest U.S. cities, rooftop solar is now cheaper than the grid! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
About 21 million single-family homeowners could take advantage of this bargain.
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Medical malpractice reform does little to contain health care costs

Medical malpractice reform does little to contain health care costs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Two papers co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in the regulation and financing of health care conclude that tort reform has had relatively little impact on the U.S. health care system.
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Vitamin D important for more than just bones

Vitamin D important for more than just bones | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin and the key to healthy bones. While these are true attributes, they only tell part of the story. In fact, most people do not get enough vitamin D from the sun, and the consequences go way beyond your bones.
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Psychopathic violent offenders' brains can't understand punishment

Psychopathic violent offenders' brains can't understand punishment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Psychopathic violent offenders have abnormalities in the parts of the brain related to learning from punishment, according to an MRI study led by Sheilagh Hodgins and Nigel Blackwood. 'One in five violent offenders is a psychopath. They have higher rates of recidivism and don't benefit from rehabilitation ...
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Large-scale analytics system for predicting major societal events described in Big Data Journal

Large-scale analytics system for predicting major societal events described in Big Data Journal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
EMBERS is a large-scale big data analytics system designed to use publically available data to predict population-level societal events such as civil unrest or disease outbreaks. The usefulness of this predictive artificial intelligence system over the past 2 years is reviewed in an article in Big Data.
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Sao Paulo warns of severe water rationing

Sao Paulo warns of severe water rationing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Authorities in Sao Paulo, Brazil's richest state and economic hub, have warned they are considering severe water rationing if the country's worst drought in 80 years continues.
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Erratic as normal: Arctic sea ice loss expected to be bumpy in the short term

Erratic as normal: Arctic sea ice loss expected to be bumpy in the short term | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Arctic sea ice extent plunged precipitously from 2001 to 2007, then barely budged between 2007 and 2013. Even in a warming world, researchers should expect such unusual periods of no change—and rapid change—at the world's northern reaches, according to a new paper.
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China lowers its industrial-output target for 2015

BEIJING--China has lowered its target for industrial-output growth to around 8% this year from 9.5% in 2014, an official at the industrial ministry said Tuesday. Meeting the target will still be a challenge for the government given China's slowing economy, Zheng Lixin, a spokesman for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said at a briefing.
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“Bulletproof” battery

“Bulletproof” battery | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New battery technology from the Univ. of Michigan should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013. The innovation is an advanced barrier between the electrodes in a lithium-ion battery. Made with nanofibers extracted from Kevlar, the tough material in bulletproof vests, the barrier stifles the growth of metal tendrils that can become unwanted pathways for electrical current.
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Early Mesoamericans affected by climate change

Early Mesoamericans affected by climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists have reconstructed the past climate for the region around Cantona, a large fortified city in highland Mexico, and found the population drastically declined in the past, at least in part because of climate change. The research appears in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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10 COSAS QUE NO SABÍA CÓMO RECICLAR - ConectAD

10 COSAS QUE NO SABÍA CÓMO RECICLAR - ConectAD | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
¿Dónde tiro las gafas, las perchas, el chicle…? Descubra cómo deshacerse de los objetos inclasificables Reducir el consumo, reutilizar los objetos, reciclar los materiales y retornar los envases son las cuatro erres con que se formulan los mandamientos de la sostenibilidad. Esto es especialmente cierto si se siguen algunas cadenas de reciclaje: “El reciclaje en España es malísimo porque la …
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This map shows why the Midwest is screwed

This map shows why the Midwest is screwed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Overall, crop yields could fall up to 70 percent by the end of the century, thanks to climate change.
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Murkowski Attacks Wilderness In Lower 48, Echoing Anti-Government Rancher Cliven Bundy

Murkowski Attacks Wilderness In Lower 48, Echoing Anti-Government Rancher Cliven Bundy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This may be the most far-reaching and bold anti-conservation amendment seen on the Senate floor in years.
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