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"Peak Oil" impacting Norwegian and Saudi 2013 production? - MINING.com

"Peak Oil" impacting Norwegian and Saudi 2013 production? - MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:22 AM

"This combines with some sobering news from the EIA, which notes in its country field on Saudi Arabia, “One challenge the Saudis face in achieving their strategic vision to add production capacity is that their existing fields experience 6 to 8 percent annual decline rates on average in existing fields, meaning that the country needs around 700,000 bpd in additional capacity each year just to compensate for natural decline. Decline estimates for Saudi Arabia vary widely, however.


The Ministry of Petroleum maintains that decline rates in Saudi Arabia are around 2 percent annually. Saudi Aramco has stated that it will also conduct additional drilling at currently producing fields in order to help compensate for the natural declines from the mature fields."

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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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David Collet's curator insight, August 2, 2014 8:26 PM

A thoughtfull read.

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Is phosphate the next sodium?

Is phosphate the next sodium? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Is phosphate the next sodium—a once seemingly benign food additive now linked to heart disease and death? It's nearly as ubiquitous as sodium in processed foods but so under the radar, it's not even listed on food labels.
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Fundamental beliefs about atherosclerosis overturned

Fundamental beliefs about atherosclerosis overturned | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Doctors' efforts to battle the dangerous atherosclerotic plaques that build up in our arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes are built on several false beliefs about the fundamental composition and formation of the plaques, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. ...
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MERS cases keep coming from Samsung hospital

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Another doctor at a major hospital that has been the epicentre of MERS outbreak in Seoul has contracted the deadly virus, the government said Saturday.
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Autonomous taxis would deliver significant environmental and economic benefits, new study shows

Autonomous taxis would deliver significant environmental and economic benefits, new study shows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Imagine a fleet of driverless taxis roaming your city, ready to pick you up and take you to your destination at a moment's notice. While this may seem fantastical, it may be only a matter of time before it becomes reality. And according to a new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley ...
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Historic environmental awareness is changing China

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In China, there has been an explosion of interest in the environment. There is every indication that extreme air pollution is driving new visions of sustainability and new formats of interaction between the political authorities and the people.
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China using animals to predict earthquakes: report

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Chinese government researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to try to predict earthquakes, media reported.
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Ball State University's moral stance against fossil fuel

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A faculty member who has been critical of Ball State University for investing in fossil fuels is applauding the institution's investment policy changes.
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New coal plants 'most urgent' threat to the planet, warns OECD head

New coal plants 'most urgent' threat to the planet, warns OECD head | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Governments urged to rethink plans for new coal-fired power plants as study estimates they will release more than 500bn tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2050
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Silicon Valley struggles to pitch water-saving tech to farmers

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Olivier Jerphagnon needed a customer. So he drove toward the farmland north of Fresno, with his marketing director by his side.
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Tough days for salmon as Fraser River hotter, lower than expected

Tough days for salmon as Fraser River hotter, lower than expected | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Water temperature is currently about 19 C, the level at which the species starts to show physiological stress
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Bright ideas: New regulations pave way for solar energy

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The state basks in an average 250 sunny days a year, and the push to turn our clear skies and sun rays into energy grows every year. In fact, Las Vegas is the third-sunniest city in the country and ranks third in solar energy produced per capita. Stephen Brown, director ...
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Research team finds bacterial biofilms may play a role in lupus

Research team finds bacterial biofilms may play a role in lupus | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lupus, multiple sclerosis, and type-1 diabetes are among more than a score of diseases in which the immune system attacks the body it was designed to defend. But just why the immune system begins its misdirected assault has remained a mystery.
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Lifestyle factors associated with less heart failure after 65

Lifestyle factors associated with less heart failure after 65 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Adults who walked briskly, were moderately active in their leisure time, drank moderately, didn't smoke and avoided obesity had half the risk of heart failure as adults who did not optimize these modifiable risk factors, according to a study that followed nearly 4,500 adults for two decades. The study ...
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Philippines confirms second MERS case (Update)

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A foreigner who flew to the Philippines from the Middle East has become the second confirmed case of MERS in the country, the health department said Monday, as a deadly outbreak in South Korea spreads alarm across Asia.
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Age-related cognitive decline tied to immune-system molecule

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A blood-borne molecule that increases in abundance as we age blocks regeneration of brain cells and promotes cognitive decline, suggests a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco and Stanford School of Medicine.
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Stormwater practices at Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas center show statewide, broader promise

Stormwater practices at Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas center show statewide, broader promise | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The results of stormwater practice demonstrations at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas demonstrate the potential benefits for using such practices in urban areas statewide, an expert said.
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Research to aid Californian drought response

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The worsening drought in California has prompted US agencies to turn to Australian researchers to identify the most effective strategies Australian utilities and agencies used to survive the Millennium Drought.
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Tundra study uncovers impact of climate warming in the Arctic

Tundra study uncovers impact of climate warming in the Arctic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Significant changes in one of the Earth's most important ecosystems are not only a symptom of climate change, but may fuel further warming, research suggests.
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Nobel Prize-Winning Scientists Call For Action To ‘Minimize The Substantial Risks Of Climate Change’

Nobel Prize-Winning Scientists Call For Action To ‘Minimize The Substantial Risks Of Climate Change’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In a signed declaration, 36 Nobel laureates call climate change a threat of "comparable magnitude" to nuclear war.
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Stakes rise for climate summit

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Research suggests global temperatures are increasingly likely to rise. 

 

Research suggests that unless carbon emissions are dramatically cut, global temperatures will rise by more than 2 degrees Celsius — a level scientists warn will bring about worse effects of climate change.

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Fossil fuels, low-carbon plans, in tug-of-war

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Conventional energy output from OECD members is growing at a time when, for China to reach its carbon ambitions, its economy will need to slow, reports find.
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Cause and effect: how human activity is altering the environment – in pictures

Cause and effect: how human activity is altering the environment – in pictures | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
World’s leading environmental photographers and artists exhibit their works on the effects of anthropogenic climate change at the Verve Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Cannabis Construction: Entrepreneurs Use Hemp in Home Building

Cannabis Construction: Entrepreneurs Use Hemp in Home Building | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hempcrete, made using the woody, balsa-like interior of the Cannabis sativa plant combined with lime and water, provides natural insulation that is airtight yet breathable and flexible.
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Clean Power Plan battle looms

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Advocates and critics of a proposal to fight climate change are gearing up for a battle as the Obama Administration nears completion of its Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide and other types of harmful emissions
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