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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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What's better for zipping around town, electric carts or gas?

What's better for zipping around town, electric carts or gas? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A reader kicks the tires on neighborhood electric vehicles. Umbra gets supercharged.
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VIDEO: California City Tells Police To Have Plan For Getting Rid Of MRAP Military Vehicle In Next 60 Days

VIDEO: California City Tells Police To Have Plan For Getting Rid Of MRAP Military Vehicle In Next 60 Days | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The controversy over the mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle attracted a large crowd on Tuesday that was largely against it.
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Former CEO Calls Executive Pay ‘Extreme,’ Says Own Pay Was ‘Ludicrous’

Former CEO Calls Executive Pay ‘Extreme,’ Says Own Pay Was ‘Ludicrous’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
“I don’t dispute that they ought to be paid really well,” he said. “It’s just that I think it’s gotten a little bit out of hand.”
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Fukushima groundwater bypass operation ineffective: Tepco

Fukushima groundwater bypass operation ineffective: Tepco | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A groundwater bypassing operation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has yet to produce significant results in preventing groundwater from flowing into the basements of reactor buildings, Tokyo Electric ...
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I Blame The Central Banks

I Blame The Central Banks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The current bubbles in financial assets -- in equities and bonds of all grades and quality -- raging in every major market across the globe are no accident.
They are a deliberate creation. The intenti
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Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers'

Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brazilian police say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest, committing crimes worth millions of dollars.
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Could Climate Change Cause Deadly Epidemics? : DNews

Could Climate Change Cause Deadly Epidemics? : DNews | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists warn that a potentially deadly disease may spread from the tropics to temperate areas of Europe as the result of climate change. Continue reading →
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Countries with the worst air pollution ranked by World Health Organisation

Countries with the worst air pollution ranked by World Health Organisation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
THERE are some countries in the world where the air is so polluted you can forget about coming home with a healthy holiday glow.
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Fate of the Passenger Pigeon Looms as a Somber Warning by Joel Greenberg: Yale Environment 360

Fate of the Passenger Pigeon Looms as a Somber Warning by Joel Greenberg: Yale Environment 360 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This September 1 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the last known passenger pigeon on earth. The extinction of this once-abundant North American bird still stands as a cautionary tale.
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Watch 'Earth Focus': 'New Rhino Threat - Coal' | Earth Focus | Shows | KCET

Watch 'Earth Focus': 'New Rhino Threat - Coal' | Earth Focus | Shows | KCET | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Watch 'Earth Focus': 'New Rhino Threat - Coal', First poachers and now coal? Over 1,000 rhinos were killed for their horns in 2013.
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Zambia lifts ban on safari hunting

Zambia lifts ban on safari hunting | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Zambia has lifted a 20-month ban on safari hunting because it has lost too much revenue, but lions and leopards will remain protected, the government said Wednesday.
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Biotech firm's GM mosquitoes to fight dengue in Brazil

Biotech firm's GM mosquitoes to fight dengue in Brazil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It's a dry winter day in southeast Brazil, but a steamy tropical summer reigns inside the labs at Oxitec, where workers are making an unusual product: genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue fever.
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Reef Check's The Transect Line

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What a day! On August 10, 2014, Reef Check Staff and Volunteers teamed up with The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California to give children and adults a close encounter with marine life in Salt Creek. The day started out with captivating slide shows by two Marine Biologists, Leslie Hart from the Eco-Adventure Center at the Ritz Carlton and Colleen Wisniewski from Reef Check. These presentations introduced guests to creatures that they were about to encounter. They were then guided along the beach where still photos from the slide show came alive! Participants explored tidepools and interacted with Reef Check Staff and Volunteers. 

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Obama has a plan for getting around Senate opposition to a climate treaty

Obama has a plan for getting around Senate opposition to a climate treaty | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Republicans won't approve any new climate agreement, so the Obama admin will try to adapt an old one.
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VIDEO: How Civil Forfeiture Turns Cops Into Robbers

VIDEO: How Civil Forfeiture Turns Cops Into Robbers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Civil forfeiture is a little-known legal device that allows law enforcement officials to take your property, sell it and pocket the proceeds—even if you have done nothing wrong.
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China Will Need Stimulus to Hit 7.5% Growth Target, KC Fed Paper Says

China Will Need Stimulus to Hit 7.5% Growth Target, KC Fed Paper Says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A sputtering housing market threatens China's economic outlook and would probably force the central bank and local governments to intervene if they.
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The 10 Mistakes of Raising Chickens

The 10 Mistakes of Raising Chickens | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Raising chickens can be a very rewarding process. Besides providing you with fresh eggs, it can also be a teaching resource for your children and a way for you to become self-sufficient.
However, the
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To Catch a Salmon | eugeneweekly.com

To Catch a Salmon | eugeneweekly.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It’s dawn at Buoy 10 on the Columbia River, and some of an estimated 1.5 million fall Chinook salmon are swimming through the mouth of the river heading home to their spawning grounds.
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There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The northern arm of the Rocky Mountains is sometimes called "the crown of the continent," and its jewels are glaciers and snowfields that
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Nearly half of global trash is burned, creating more pollution than reported: study

Nearly half of global trash is burned, creating more pollution than reported: study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating that more than 40 percent of the world's ...
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Gift-Bearing Officials Try to Lure Chinese Factories Inland

Gift-Bearing Officials Try to Lure Chinese Factories Inland | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With foreign investment falling, inland provinces are in a cutthroat competition to attract local industries.
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Big Food to divulge chemical info

Big Food to divulge chemical info | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Food companies are trying to beat the federal government’s push to make chemicals in food more transparent. The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents America’s biggest food companies, announced a major new initiative Wednesday that will give the Food and Drug Administration access to a large database of safety information...
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Heavy metal songs: Contaminated songbirds sing the wrong tunes — Environmental Health News

Heavy metal songs: Contaminated songbirds sing the wrong tunes — Environmental Health News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Scientists have long known that mercury is a potent toxicant: It disrupts the architecture of human brains, and it can change birds’ behavior and kill their chicks. But after extensive research in Virginia, scientists have shown that mercury also alters the very thing that many birds are known for – their songs.

 

Emitted by the burning of coal, mercury in the atmosphere has quadrupled since the days before industrialization, according to a recent study published in Nature. And the amount of methylmercury in animals throughout much of the world is rising, too.

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Museum specimens, modern cities show how an insect pest will respond to climate change

Museum specimens, modern cities show how an insect pest will respond to climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees – and the news is not good.
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Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights (Update)

Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.
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