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India urges China to respect its river rights

India urges China to respect its river rights | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New Delhi (AFP) Jan 31, 2013 - India urged China on Thursday to respect its river rights following a media report that Beijing plans to build new hydroelectric plants on a waterway that the neighbours share.
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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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Mortalité des abeilles : on connait maintenant le coupable

Mortalité des abeilles : on connait maintenant le coupable | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Deux études scientifiques viennent de démontrer la nocivité des néonicotinoïdes sur les abeilles, alors que les ruches connaissent ce printemps une mortalité impressionnante. Quels sont ces produits au nom compliqué ? Des insecticides nouvelle génération. Enquête sur ces molécules dangereuses qui continuent à être déversées dans la nature.

Bambi, Equinoxe, Cruiser, Gaucho, Poncho, Confidor, Proteus : autant de produits phytosanitaires comprenant des molécules néonicotinoïdes aux noms tout au

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Can companies do better by doing less?

Can companies do better by doing less? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A growing number of planners, politicians and consumers are exploring alternatives to traditional growth-based business models

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How economic inequality harms societies

How economic inequality harms societies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.

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Climat : les énergies « propres » en panne de crédits de recherche

Climat : les énergies « propres » en panne de crédits de recherche | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

A sept mois de la conférence mondiale sur le climat de Paris (COP 21), dont l’ambition est de sceller un accord universel permettant de contenir la hausse des températures à 2 °C à la fin du siècle, l’Agence internationale de l’énergie (AIE) publie, lundi 4 mai, un rapport consacré à l’innovation technologique dans le domaine de l’énergie (Energy Technogy Perspectives 2015).

 



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Jane Goodall: why I fear for the apes as climate change intensifies

Jane Goodall: why I fear for the apes as climate change intensifies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The primatologist says change is happening too fast for evolutionary adaptation to save some species

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Dumbing NASA Down

Dumbing NASA Down | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Ever notice how stupid people always try to pull you down to their level? “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain 

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Republicans Are Saying Environmentalists Caused California’s Drought. Here’s Why They’re Wrong

Republicans Are Saying Environmentalists Caused California’s Drought. Here’s Why They’re Wrong | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the state prepares for first-time mandatory water restrictions, some prefer to blame "liberal environmentalists" rather than face the truth.
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No quick fix for China's polluted soil

No quick fix for China's polluted soil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ada Kong says China's soil pollution problem has global ramifications and needs action at a regional level rather than through an overarching national approach
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Lake Huron nuclear waste burial report expected this week

Lake Huron nuclear waste burial report expected this week | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A Canadian environmental assessment of a proposal to bury nuclear waste deep underground near the shores of Lake Huron is expected this week amid fierce opposition to the idea from home and abroad.
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Five Things to Consider About Tyson’s Big Antibiotics Announcement | Civil Eats

Five Things to Consider About Tyson’s Big Antibiotics Announcement | Civil Eats | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tyson, the nation's largest chicken producer claims it will phase out human antibiotics by September 2017. Should you believe it?
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A Flame Retardant That Came With Its Own Threat to Health

A Flame Retardant That Came With Its Own Threat to Health | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A chemical added to children’s pajamas was meant to save lives, but in the 1970s scientists concluded that it was a mutagen, a gene-altering agent.
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State recommends Hanford budget strategy as cleanup falls 25 years behind

State recommends Hanford budget strategy as cleanup falls 25 years behind | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As Department of Energy Hanford officials prepare to finalize their requested budget for fiscal 2017, the state is recommending strategies for acquiring Hanford’s portion of the DOE environmental cleanup budget.
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Ottawa needs to invest in replenishing our lost natural capital - Business in Vancouver

Ottawa needs to invest in replenishing our lost natural capital - Business in Vancouver | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Business in Vancouver
Ottawa needs to invest in replenishing our lost natural capital
Business in Vancouver
Unfortunately, that natural-capital balance sheet is nowhere to be found.

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The federal government has a historical responsibility for gathering and monitoring long-term data that can guide us back to replenishing our lost natural capital. If ever a budget needed to be balanced, this is it. Right now, it’s showing huge losses.

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Quand Tesla s'attaque à l'infrastructure énergétique mondiale

Quand Tesla s'attaque à l'infrastructure énergétique mondiale | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Le constructeur californien de véhicules électriques de luxe a dévoilé jeudi une batterie permettant de stocker l'énergie au domicile.

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[Ecouter] Climat : des satellites pour mesurer l'acidification de l'eau de mer

[Ecouter] Climat : des satellites pour mesurer l'acidification de l'eau de mer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Les océans deviennent de plus en plus acides. Pour comprendre le phénomène, des chercheurs de l'Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (Ifremer) utilisent des satellites.

Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter
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The unusual potatoes that could help solve world hunger

The unusual potatoes that could help solve world hunger | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

They can grow in seawater, but don't taste salty.


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La Chine estime que le changement climatique menace ses projets

PEKIN, 4 mai (Reuters) - Le changement climatique menace certains des plus importants projets d'infrastructures de la Chine, estime le chef de l'administration des services météorologiques chinois.

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Arizona Court Slaps Down the Koch's Anti-Science Team

Arizona Court Slaps Down the Koch's Anti-Science Team | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I asked Lauren Kurtz, Attorney for the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, to give us an update on the latest embarrassment for the crank legal team currently known as E&E Legal, aka American T...
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Less Meat, More Veggies, Change the World by Eating Lunch

Less Meat, More Veggies, Change the World by Eating Lunch | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
“Drinking a cup of tea, I stop the war.” - Paul Reps Nice media campaign from Morningstar Farms. What you do does matter.
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Horribly bleak study sees ‘empty landscape’ as large herbivores vanish at startling rate

Horribly bleak study sees ‘empty landscape’ as large herbivores vanish at startling rate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"Ever-larger swaths of the world will soon lack many of the vital ecological services these animals provide, resulting in enormous ecological and social costs," the article said.
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Gov't Announces Grand Plans for Cleaning up Nation's Polluted Water -

Gov't Announces Grand Plans for Cleaning up Nation's Polluted Water - | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Decades of rapid economic growth have left many of China's bodies of water dirty, and now the central government wants to do something about it
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Drenched in oil: Nigerians demand Shell spill clean-up

Drenched in oil: Nigerians demand Shell spill clean-up | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Compensation was paid for the devastating 2008 spills that soaked the delta, but clean-up hasn't begun six years later.
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Starfish suffer mysterious and gruesome demise along west coast

Starfish suffer mysterious and gruesome demise along west coast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The cause of the most deadly sea star epidemic in recorded history remains unclear, but experts believe it may be a poorly understood ‘wasting’ disease
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The Uphill Battle to Better Regulate Formaldehyde

The Uphill Battle to Better Regulate Formaldehyde | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
E.P.A. rules aim to address dangerous fumes from the chemical, often used in furniture, but industry forces and others see government overreach.
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China Warns of 'Internet Arms Race' as US Military Starts Fighting Back in Cyberspace

China Warns of 'Internet Arms Race' as US Military Starts Fighting Back in Cyberspace | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Has a the cyberwar officially begun?
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