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Old Age Homes That Old People Actually Want To Live In

Old Age Homes That Old People Actually Want To Live In | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In a perfect world, everyone would keep their elderly parents at home with them. But space and time constraints don’t always allow that, especially for parents with serious medical conditions.
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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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Seattle's mayor gums up Shell’s Arctic drilling plans

Seattle's mayor gums up Shell’s Arctic drilling plans | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The oil giant wants to park its Arctic drilling rigs in Seattle's port, but the city is throwing up roadblocks.
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Anglo's Los Bronces fined $6.2 million for Chile environmental breaches

Anglo's Los Bronces fined $6.2 million for Chile environmental breaches | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Anglo American PLC's Los Bronces copper mine has been slapped with a 3.8 billion pesos ($6.24 million) fine and ordered to shut one of its waste dumps, Chile's environmental regulator
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Drought kills 12 million trees in California's national forests

Drought kills 12 million trees in California's national forests | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Rangers in the San Bernardino National Forest call them “red trees.”

 

Instead of the typical deep green color, large swaths of pine trees now don hues of death, their dehydrated needles turning brown and burnt-red because of the state’s worsening drought.

 

“Unlike back East, where you have fall colors, here it’s because the trees are dying,” said John Miller, a spokesman for the San Bernardino National Forest.

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EPA regulator says set to release key herbicide report, lauds biopesticides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency has wrapped up its review of the world's most widely used herbicide and plans to release a much-anticipated preliminary risk assessment no later
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Mexico City’s Car Congestion Slows Economic Growth, Costs Businesses | World Resources Institute

Mexico City’s Car Congestion Slows Economic Growth, Costs Businesses | World Resources Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In Mexico City's commercial Santa Fe district, employees spend $1,700 a year on vehicle maintenance and the equivalent of 26 days commuting to and from work.
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A Carbon Price Would Benefit More than Just the Climate | World Resources Institute

A Carbon Price Would Benefit More than Just the Climate | World Resources Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When the price of carbon-intensive fuels and goods increases, the government takes in new revenues. These funds can lower taxes, reduce the federal deficit and more while curbing climate change.
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Hand washing vital in multi-bed hospital wards

Hand washing vital in multi-bed hospital wards | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hospital room designs make a significant difference to the likelihood of bugs being spread through person-to-person contact between medics and patients, according to University of Leeds research.
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Study shows oral spores of harmless C. difficile prevent repeat infection

Study shows oral spores of harmless C. difficile prevent repeat infection | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In what is a major step towards the prevention of recurring bouts of Clostridium difficile (Cdiff) infection, an international team led by Dale Gerding, MD, Hines Veterans Administration (VA) research physician and professor of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, has shown ...
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Search engine self-diagnosis and 'cyberchondria'

Search engine self-diagnosis and 'cyberchondria' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
QUT research is aiming to improve search engines after finding online self-diagnosis of health conditions provides misleading results that can do more harm than good.
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Blocking obesity-associated protein stops dangerous fat formation

Blocking obesity-associated protein stops dangerous fat formation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Visceral fat deposits around internal organs in the stomach are particularly harmful: they are associated with insulin resistance, type-2 diabetes and heart disease. The study, conducted in close collaboration with researchers at the at the French Institute of Health and Medical research (INSERM) in ...
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New formula for high-strength shotcrete to protect tunnels from fires and terrorist attacks

New formula for high-strength shotcrete to protect tunnels from fires and terrorist attacks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Engineers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a shotcrete that is much more robust than traditional concrete. It can render tunnels, bridges and other constructions more resistant against fires and explosions. The new formula includes 140 kilogrammes of steel fibres per cubic metre of concrete ...
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Could wildfires undermine California's grand climate goals?

Could wildfires undermine California's grand climate goals? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
California has the most ambitious climate plan in the nation, but if it loses too many trees to fire, it will have a hard time meeting its targets.
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Flying a solar plane across the Pacific is about as easy as it sounds

Flying a solar plane across the Pacific is about as easy as it sounds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Inside the Solar Impulse 2, a 5,000-pound plane powered by nothing but sunshine.
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China to expand coal ban to suburbs

China to expand coal ban to suburbs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will expand its bans on coal burning to include suburban areas as well as city centers in efforts to tackle air pollution, the top energy agency said on Tuesday.Detailing its
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Greenpeace India could close within a month due to government crackdown

Greenpeace India could close within a month due to government crackdown | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Organisation faces 340 job losses in what would be the only forced closure since it was founded in 1971 because Indian government has frozen its bank accounts
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Emergency 25% cut in California cities' water use approved

Emergency 25% cut in California cities' water use approved | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
State data released Tuesday painted a stark portrait of the uphill struggle Californians face in achieving a mandated 25% reduction in urban water use, with one official joking grimly that dealing with severe drought was similar to grappling with the five stages of grief.
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Lead poisoning lawsuit tests China's resolve over pollution

Lead poisoning lawsuit tests China's resolve over pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A lawsuit filed by residents of a Chinese town against a chemical plant that they say is responsible for high levels of lead in the blood of local children is shaping up as a test
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What Does it Really Mean When a Company Commits to “Zero Deforestation”? | World Resources Institute

What Does it Really Mean When a Company Commits to “Zero Deforestation”? | World Resources Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The definitions of a forest, deforestation and zero deforestation are more complicated than you might think.
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How To Build A Tiny House - Tiny House Blog

How To Build A Tiny House - Tiny House Blog | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Type the search phrase 'how to build a tiny house' into your favorite search engine and you'll find no less than 9 blog posts with that direct phrase.
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Review: Fecal transplants effective weapon against C. dif

Review: Fecal transplants effective weapon against C. dif | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Fecal transplantation appears to be a safe and effective way to combat Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection, according to a new review published in the May 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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Treating gum disease reduces prostate symptoms, researchers find

Treating gum disease reduces prostate symptoms, researchers find | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Treating gum disease reduced symptoms of prostate inflammation, called prostatitis, report researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Departments of Urology and Pathology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
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Norway ranks as world's best place to be a mother

Norway ranks as world's best place to be a mother | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Norway ranks as the world's best place to be a mother, well ahead of the United States which dropped to the 33rd spot in the annual scorecard released by Save the Children on Monday.
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Thermal energy storage in buildings makes district heating more climate friendly

Thermal energy storage in buildings makes district heating more climate friendly | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
District heating is a common for heating buildings and hot water in many Swedish cities. The heat is largely produced from residual products from forestry, household waste, or waste heat from industries.
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New mathematical logic could have averted the attack on Saddam

New mathematical logic could have averted the attack on Saddam | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A completely new type of mathematical logic from the University of Oslo has the potential to improve intelligence services worldwide. The US Army has already expressed keen interest.
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