Sustain Our Earth
Follow
Find
41.8K views | +23 today
 
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
onto Sustain Our Earth
Scoop.it!

Why, Despite the Boom in Oil Production, are Gasoline Prices Still High?

Why, Despite the Boom in Oil Production, are Gasoline Prices Still High? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
a look at why, despite the oil boom being experienced in the US, the gasoline prices are still high. One of the problems is that demand has risen even faster than supply
more...
No comment yet.
Sustain Our Earth
News that effects the sustainability of life on Earth
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind

Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Earth is a chemical battery where, over evolutionary time with a trickle-charge of photosynthesis using solar energy, billions of tons of living biomass were stored in forests and other ecosystems and in vast reserves of fossil fuels. In just the last few hundred years, humans extracted exploitable energy from these living and fossilized biomass fuels to build the modern industrial-technological-informational economy, to grow our population to more than 7 billion, and to transform the biogeochemical cycles and biodiversity of the earth. This rapid discharge of the earth’s store of organic energy fuels the human domination of the biosphere, including conversion of natural habitats to agricultural fields and the resulting loss of native species, emission of carbon dioxide and the resulting climate and sea level change, and use of supplemental nuclear, hydro, wind, and solar energy sources. The laws of thermodynamics governing the trickle-charge and rapid discharge of the earth’s battery are universal and absolute; the earth is only temporarily poised a quantifiable distance from the thermodynamic equilibrium of outer space. Although this distance from equilibrium is comprised of all energy types, most critical for humans is the store of living biomass. With the rapid depletion of this chemical energy, the earth is shifting back toward the inhospitable equilibrium of outer space with fundamental ramifications for the biosphere and humanity. Because there is no substitute or replacement energy for living biomass, the remaining distance from equilibrium that will be required to support human life is unknown.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Goldman slashes China’s economic growth targets

Goldman slashes China’s economic growth targets | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Goldman Sachs on Monday slashed China’s economic outlook in the next three years, lending credence to widespread concerns that the fissures in the Chinese economy are deeper than perceived.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Hit by cheap oil, Canada's economy falls into recession

Hit by cheap oil, Canada's economy falls into recession | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Canadian economy shrank again in the second quarter, putting the country in recession for the first time since the financial crisis, with a plunge in oil prices spurring companies to chop business
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Politifact Sums Up Rick Santorum's Climate Denial Misquotes and Errors

Politifact Sums Up Rick Santorum's Climate Denial Misquotes and Errors | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More evidence that reading this blog will keep you ahead of the curve. (he said modestly...) On monday I posted the interview between Bill Maher and climate science denying Republican Presidential ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Warming-Fueled Brain Eating Amoeba Claims Another Victim

I've posted on this before. It's not going away. Accuweather: A 14-year-old boy from Texas died Sunday after contracting a brain-eating amoeba that thrives in warm freshwater. Michael Riley, from H...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Yoga and Meditation Can Positively Affect DNA

Yoga and Meditation Can Positively Affect DNA | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Yoga and meditation are well-documented to have psychological, emotional and physical benefits for people at all stages of health, including cancer patients. Now breakthrough research reveals yoga and
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

US Oil Production Nears Previous Peak | OilPrice.com

US Oil Production Nears Previous Peak | OilPrice.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
EIA’s monthly energy review indicates that the U.S 2015 oil production is nearing the 1970’s production records of over 10 million barrels per day
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

How America's Poor Sell Their Blood Plasma to Get By

How America's Poor Sell Their Blood Plasma to Get By | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"Donating" twice a week isn't an act of charity—it's a job.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

An Escalating Migrant Crisis and an Intensifying Search for Solutions

An Escalating Migrant Crisis and an Intensifying Search for Solutions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The crisis has exposed vulnerabilities in the European Union’s open border policy, a fundamental tenet of the continental union.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Increase seen in bicycle-related injuries, hospital admissions

Increase seen in bicycle-related injuries, hospital admissions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Between 1998 and 2013, there was a large increase in bicycle-related injuries and hospital admissions of adults in the United States, with the increase in injuries driven by more injuries among adults older than 45 years of age, according to a study in the September 1 issue of JAMA.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Wireless charging and discharging for electric vehicles

Wireless charging and discharging for electric vehicles | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the future, a wireless charging system will allow electric cars not only to charge their batteries, but also to feed energy back into the power grid, helping to stabilize it. The cost-effective charging system achieves high levels of efficiency across the whole power range, from 400 watts to 3.6 kilowatts, while the car and the charging coil can be up to 20 centimeters apart. Fraunhofer researchers are presenting their prototype from September 15 to 18, 2015 at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt (Hall 4, Booth D33).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

It never rains but it pours—climate change and drought

It never rains but it pours—climate change and drought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Droughts have been getting a lot of press lately. From affects on agriculture in California to the water rationing in Puerto Rico, and a near miss on rice paddy losses in North Korea; droughts are affecting ecosystems around the globe. And then come the floods. Mudslides, eroded banks and a photo on the evening news of a man in a canoe floating down his driveway.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

China ARRESTS journalists and traders who it says are creating market panic

China ARRESTS journalists and traders who it says are creating market panic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
FEARS over China's ability to deal with its economic crisis have escalated after authorities lashed out and took people into custody, as part of investigations over "undermining market confidence".
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Russia economy, shoppers hit by falling global oil prices

Russia economy, shoppers hit by falling global oil prices | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Irina Tashaeva, a 35-year-old housewife, has made a habit of checking world oil prices as she sits down to breakfast in her Moscow apartment.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Energy Storage Capacity Will Triple this Year in the US

Energy Storage Capacity Will Triple this Year in the US | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New Energy News: The 40% growth in yearly additions to U.S. energy storage capacity from 2013 to 2014 was big news but growth for 2015 is expected to more than triple to 220 MW. The numbers explain...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

El Nino Raising Ocean Temperatures, Pacific Cyclones

El Nino Raising Ocean Temperatures, Pacific Cyclones | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal: HONG KONG—A strong El Niño has sent sea temperatures in parts of the Pacific Ocean to their highest level since the late 1990s, Australia’s government weather watchdog said Tue...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

The Great Climate Debate of 2016 has Begun

The Great Climate Debate of 2016 has Begun | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Obama came out, well, smokin' on climate the other day, at the beginning of his Climate themed arctic swing. He'll be visiting a glacier and doing some arctic survival training with a reality TV ex...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Weather Channel on Alaska's Climate Refugees

Weather Channel on Alaska's Climate Refugees | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The President will be visiting some of the first of what will be many. Climate refugees in America. LATimes: Because the town's days on the edge of the Chukchi Sea are numbered, no money has been i...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

The American Lawn: A Eulogy

The American Lawn: A Eulogy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Grasses—green, neatly trimmed, symbols of civic virtue—shaped the national landscape. They have now outlived their purpose.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Outrage builds over mentally ill man shot by off-duty cop at hospital

Outrage builds over mentally ill man shot by off-duty cop at hospital | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
He came in for mental health treatment, and almost died in the process.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Fires Turn Night to Day on Lake Baikal

Fires Turn Night to Day on Lake Baikal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Description via google translate: Noon on the lake, as the sunrise on the planet Crematorium. PZTs.Eto no night is day. That's what's going on Baikal. 20 percent of the world's free fresh water is ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Simplified handwashing steps help reduce sickness-related absenteeism for kids

Simplified handwashing steps help reduce sickness-related absenteeism for kids | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A simplified handwashing routine, with five steps instead of seven, helps to reduce sickness-related absenteeism for students with mild intellectual disability (MID), according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

All eyes on the oceans—James Hansen and sea level rise

All eyes on the oceans—James Hansen and sea level rise | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
On July 23, James Hansen and 16 co-authors posted a discussion paper on an open-review website about sea level rise and climate change. The article has garnered massive attention around the internet and scientific communities — both for its content and for the unconventional manner in which it was published.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by SustainOurEarth
Scoop.it!

Large parks key to city success

Large parks key to city success | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cities should feature compact development alongside large, contiguous green spaces to maximize benefits of urban ecosystems to humans, research led by the University of Exeter has concluded.
more...
No comment yet.