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Cats in US kill billions of birds, mammals, study finds

Cats in US kill billions of birds, mammals, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Domestic cats in the United States kill up to 3.7 billion birds and as many as 20.7 billion mice, voles and other small mammals each year, biologists estimated on Tuesday.
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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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Asbestos: the killer that still surrounds us

Asbestos: the killer that still surrounds us | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Asbestos is embedded in our homes, schools & shops - and it’s killing more people in Britain than anywhere else
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Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Farmers have long believed that landowners controlled groundwater, but the state legislature passed new controls that establish a framework for managing water withdrawals through local agencies.
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Strawbale on Shaky Ground

Strawbale on Shaky Ground | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
strawbale does well in seismic areas providing earthquake safety. reports from Napa Valley earthquake area.
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New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As demand for new pipelines continues to increase and the Keystone XL sits in political limbo we look at pipeline companies and new safety technology
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Dethrone ‘King Dollar’

Dethrone ‘King Dollar’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
America can’t afford to maintain the world’s reserve currency.
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Home Microbiome Project announces results of study on household microbes

Home Microbiome Project announces results of study on household microbes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A person's home is their castle, and they populate it with their own subjects: millions and millions of bacteria.
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WHO sounds alarm over Ebola infections as deaths top 1,500 (Update)

WHO sounds alarm over Ebola infections as deaths top 1,500 (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the number of Ebola cases was increasing rapidly and could exceed 20,000 before the virus is brought under control, as the death toll topped 1,500.
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Eating your five-a-day is the key to a sexy sun-kissed glow

Eating your five-a-day is the key to a sexy sun-kissed glow | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Forget sun beds, sunbathing and fake tanning lotions. The secret to a sexy, healthy glow lies in eating your five-a-day, reveals new breakthrough research from Taylor & Francis.
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Researchers create global road maps showing potential economic and ecological consequences of new roads

Researchers create global road maps showing potential economic and ecological consequences of new roads | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A multinational team of researchers has published a paper in the journal Nature, offering a way towards better global planning for road construction. They highlight the benefits of road building along with detriments and include maps of the world they've constructed that indicate where ...
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Global warming pioneer calls for CO2 to be taken from atmosphere and stored underground

Global warming pioneer calls for CO2 to be taken from atmosphere and stored underground | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Wally Broeker, the first person to alert the world to Global Warming, has called for atmospheric CO2 to be captured and stored underground. He says that Carbon Capture, combined with limits on fossil fuel emissions, is the best way to avoid global warming getting out of control over the next fifty years. ...
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Ozone in Colorado mountains surprises researchers

Ozone in Colorado mountains surprises researchers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers say they're surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the Colorado mountains from urban and rural areas below.
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Will climate change drive a revolution in building design?

Will climate change drive a revolution in building design? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Buildings use huge amounts of energy for heating and cooling, but their occupants find modern designs uncomfortable
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Food security faces growing pest advance

Food security faces growing pest advance | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Warmer temperatures and globalisation are helping many pests which attack some of the world's staple foods to extend their range with possibly devastating impacts, scientists say.
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Large ‘dead zone’ signals more problems for Chesapeake Bay

Large ‘dead zone’ signals more problems for Chesapeake Bay | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists are observing large oxygen-depleted zones in East Coast waterways as pollution curbs falter.
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Colorado researchers probe Parkinson's disease causes, treatments

Colorado researchers probe Parkinson's disease causes, treatments | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Evidence is growing that farmers and others who live or work around pesticides are at greater risk for neurogenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease. A new examination of the incidence of Parkinson's disease in Colorado shows a strong correlation between levels of a common pesticide, atrazine, in groundwater and the number of Parkinson's cases here.

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Giving The Displaced Dignity With These Eco Refugee Shelters

Giving The Displaced Dignity With These Eco Refugee Shelters | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With over 40 million people around the world living as refugees and with Israel now having created 40,000 more after their recent attacks on Gaza, there’s more urgency than ever before to create comfortable, dignified temporary housing for displaced persons.





Wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and beyond
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Finitude is the human condition and our days on this earth are numbered, in one chart

Finitude is the human condition and our days on this earth are numbered, in one chart | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tim Urban published this chart at Wait But Why in May. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long already. Whenever you look back on the summer that has just ended, you find yourself wondering where the time went, even if a single week of sunshine can seem, in the moment, like an eternity in […]
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Ebola Drug Made From Tobacco Plant Saves U.S. Aid Workers

Ebola Drug Made From Tobacco Plant Saves U.S. Aid Workers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A tiny San Diego-based company provided an experimental Ebola treatment for two Americans infected with the deadly virus in Liberia. The biotechnology drug, produced with tobacco plants, appears to be working.

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Three things you didn't know about the arachnids that live on your face

Three things you didn't know about the arachnids that live on your face | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
You are not alone. Your body is a collection of microbes, fungi, viruses… and even other animals. In fact, you aren't even the only animal using your face. Right now, in the general vicinity of your nose, there are at least two species of microscopic mites living in your pores. You would expect scientists ...
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Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke.
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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of brain boosts memory

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of brain boosts memory | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
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Cool roofs in China can save energy and reduce emissions

Cool roofs in China can save energy and reduce emissions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Working with Chinese researchers, the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has conducted the first comprehensive study of cool roofs in China and concluded that they would be effective in substantially reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions ...
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New signs of eruption at Iceland volcano

New signs of eruption at Iceland volcano | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Teams monitoring Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano have found evidence of a possible underground eruption as powerful earthquakes continue to shake the area, Icelandic authorities said Thursday.
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Mystery solved: 'Sailing stones' of death valley seen in action for the first time

Mystery solved: 'Sailing stones' of death valley seen in action for the first time | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Racetrack Playa is home to an enduring Death Valley mystery. Littered across the surface of this dry lake, also called a 'playa,' are hundreds of rocks – some weighing as much as 320 kilograms (700 pounds) – that seem to have been dragged across the ground, leaving synchronized trails ...
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Ebola doctor reveals how infected Americans were cured

Ebola doctor reveals how infected Americans were cured | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Techniques used in the US to treat symptoms and subdue the virus in patients could work overseas, Bruce Ribner says.
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