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Measuring the consequence of forest fires on public health

Measuring the consequence of forest fires on public health | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Feb 01, 2013 -
Pollution from forest fires is impacting the health of people with asthma and other chronic obstructive lung diseases, finds a study in Biomed Central's open access journal Environmental Health.
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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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INFOGRAPHIC: How big are Canada’s oil sands?

INFOGRAPHIC: How big are Canada’s oil sands? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Visual Capitalist has put together this infographic, which shows just how big the oil sands are.
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Extinctions during human era worse than thought

Extinctions during human era worse than thought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It's hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along. The newest estimate is that the pre-human rate was 10 times lower than scientists had thought, which means that the current level is 10 times worse.
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World 'losing battle' to contain Ebola: MSF (Update)

World 'losing battle' to contain Ebola: MSF (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said Tuesday the world was 'losing the battle' to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.
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Dengue fever strikes models in Japan

Dengue fever strikes models in Japan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A worsening outbreak of dengue fever in Japan has claimed its first celebrities—two young models sent on assignment to the Tokyo park believed to be its source.
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Daily breakfast is associated with a lower type 2 diabetes risk profile in children

Daily breakfast is associated with a lower type 2 diabetes risk profile in children | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Angela Donin of St. George's University of London and colleagues, found an association between children who ...
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Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.
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Three ways your personal photos are vulnerable to hackers

Three ways your personal photos are vulnerable to hackers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Recent reports of celebrities having nude or risqué photos of themselves leaked online highlights the serious risk of hackers getting access to our personal pictures.
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Scientists obtain new data on the weather 10,000 years ago from sediments of a lake in Sierra Nevada

Scientists obtain new data on the weather 10,000 years ago from sediments of a lake in Sierra Nevada | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A research project which counts with the participation of the University of Granada has revealed new data on the climate change that took place in the Iberian Peninsula around the mid Holocene (around 6.000 years ago), when the amount of atmospheric dust coming from the Sahara increased. The data came ...
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Clean air halves health costs in Chinese city

Clean air halves health costs in Chinese city | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Air pollution regulations over the last decade in Taiyuan, China, have substantially improved the health of people living there, accounting for a greater than 50% reduction in costs associated with loss of life and disability between 2001 and 2010, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for ...
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Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea is the latest volcano to watch

Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea is the latest volcano to watch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Last week, the eyes of volcanologists – and presumably a few nervous pilots – were fixed on Iceland. But unexpectedly, the volcanic eruption that made headlines happened on the other side of the world, in Papua New Guinea.
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Giant garbage patches help redefine ocean boundaries

Giant garbage patches help redefine ocean boundaries | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of environmental concern between Hawaii and California where the ocean surface is marred by scattered pieces of plastic, which outweigh plankton in that part of the ocean and pose risks to fish, turtles and birds that eat the trash. Scientists believe the garbage ...
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With New Campaign Muscle, Climate Science Enters the Political Race

With New Campaign Muscle, Climate Science Enters the Political Race | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Politicians who in the past may have seen climate change as an issue to avoid or ignore are now changing behavior in response to polling data that indicates rising voter concern with the issue. One...
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Miner killed in Turkish coal mine

Miner killed in Turkish coal mine | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mining accidents are common in Turkey, where poor safety conditions have cost 3,000 lives since 1941.
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Mexico forces partial closure of mine responsible for massive toxic spill

Mexico forces partial closure of mine responsible for massive toxic spill | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mexico's environmental prosecutor has imposed a new partial order of closure on Grupo Mexico’s Buenavista copper mine.
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Another US health worker infected with Ebola

Another US health worker infected with Ebola | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A third American health worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus while working with patients in West Africa, the Christian missionary group SIM said Tuesday.
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Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO

Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote northwestern region, UN the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.
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Nurses go on strike in Ebola-hit Liberia

Nurses go on strike in Ebola-hit Liberia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nurses at Liberia's largest hospital went on strike on Monday, demanding better pay and equipment to protect them against a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed hundreds in the west African nation.
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Travel restrictions could worsen Ebola crisis: experts

Travel restrictions could worsen Ebola crisis: experts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Travel restrictions could worsen West Africa's Ebola epidemic, limiting medical and food supplies and keeping out much-needed doctors, virologists said Tuesday as the disease continued its deadly spread.
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Low-carb beats low-fat for weight loss, heart health, study shows

Low-carb beats low-fat for weight loss, heart health, study shows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.
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Halliburton pays $1.1 bn for Gulf of Mexico BP spill

Halliburton pays $1.1 bn for Gulf of Mexico BP spill | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oil services company Halliburton said Tuesday it would pay a $1.1 billion settlement over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig blowout that led to the United States' most disastrous oil spill.
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Underwater grass comeback bodes well for Chesapeake Bay

Underwater grass comeback bodes well for Chesapeake Bay | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Susquehanna Flats, a large bed of underwater grasses near the mouth of the Susquehanna River, virtually disappeared from the upper Chesapeake Bay after Tropical Storm Agnes more than 40 years ago. However, the grasses mysteriously began to come back in the early 2000s. Today, the bed is one of the ...
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New technology could help make deforested land fertile once again

New technology could help make deforested land fertile once again | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new technology being developed by Wake Forest researchers could help reverse the devastating effects of deforestation and mining on the world's largest rainforest.
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Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see more frequent and stronger visits of cold air as the world gets warmer.
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Separate studies suggest current "pause" in global warming likely the last

Separate studies suggest current "pause" in global warming likely the last | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Two different research groups working independently have come to the same conclusion, the current pause we've experienced in global warming (since 1997) is very likely the last we're likely to see if current greenhouse gas emission trends continue. One team, with members from several research ...
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Royal Danish Air Force Greenland Flyover - Buzzing Dark Snow Camp

Royal Danish Air Force Greenland Flyover - Buzzing Dark Snow Camp | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We barely had a chance to look up when somebody was alert enough to spot three fighter jets doing a low pass directly over Dark Snow Camp. I'm guessing they were using the weather station at our si...
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