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Argentine bread prices keep rising as grain scarcity kicks in

Argentine bread prices keep rising as grain scarcity kicks in | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Buenos Aires (UPI) Oct 29, 2013 - Argentina's wheat and corn distribution chaos, caused by erratic supplies and now widespread scarcity, has finally reached bakeries that are charging exorbitant prices for bread despite government warnings of a...
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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, 5:26 PM

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#CountingWhales in a challenging, #changing #environment Scientific Reports : #WeddellSea region

#CountingWhales in a challenging, #changing #environment  Scientific Reports : #WeddellSea region | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Estimating abundance of Antarctic minke whales is central to the International Whaling Commission's conservation and management work and understanding impacts of climate change on polar marine ecosystems.

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Les agences de l’eau vont devoir se serrer la ceinture

Les agences de l’eau vont devoir se serrer la ceinture | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rebelote. Après une « contribution exceptionnelle » de 210 millions d’euros en 2014, les six agences de l’eau viennent d’être...

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This Is What It Looks Like When 400,000 People March For #Climate Change in #NY #NewYork

This Is What It Looks Like When 400,000 People March For #Climate Change in #NY #NewYork | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 400,000 people stepped out in New York City for the People's Climate March on Sunday, what's being hailed as the largest climate march in history as many worry about the state of our planet.

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Le projet Telewatt permettra de charger sa voiture électrique sur un lampadaire

Le projet Telewatt permettra de charger sa voiture électrique sur un lampadaire | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Pour remédier au problème de rechargement des véhicules électriques, le projet Telewatt, piloté par le groupe Citelum, propose d’utiliser le réseau d’éclairage public, au moyen d’un ensemble de prises de recharge intelligentes.

 


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Why water needs Collective Action 2.0

Why water needs Collective Action 2.0 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Getting the answer to this complicated problem starts with asking the right questions. Here's why the H20 issue needs a radical rethink.

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La capital del agua

La capital del agua | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

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World Spewed More Carbon Pollution Into The Air Last Year Than Ever Before

World Spewed More Carbon Pollution Into The Air Last Year Than Ever Before | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapp...
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2014 on Track for Warmest Year Ever

2014 on Track for Warmest Year Ever | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate Central: Just days after NASA data showed that August 2014 was the warmest August on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed the ranking and raised the ante: T...
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Solar City to Make Battery Backup Standard

Solar City to Make Battery Backup Standard | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cleantechnica: At a private shindig in little town called New York City last week, SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive and Chairman Elon Musk (Lyndon’s cousin and also the CEO, Chief Product Architect, and C...
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Liberia to provide 1,000 Ebola beds in overwhelmed capital

Liberia to provide 1,000 Ebola beds in overwhelmed capital | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Liberia announced plans Sunday for a four-fold increase in beds for Ebola patients in its overwhelmed capital Monrovia, as US troops arrived to help tackle the deadly epidemic.
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Battling superbugs with gene-editing system

Battling superbugs with gene-editing system | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In recent years, new strains of bacteria have emerged that resist even the most powerful antibiotics. Each year, these superbugs, including drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis and staphylococcus, infect more than 2 million people nationwide, and kill at least 23,000. Despite the urgent need for new ...
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Tens of thousands join London climate march

Tens of thousands join London climate march | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of people in London joined a global day of protest Sunday to demand action on climate change, among them British actress Emma Thompson who said the challenge to save the planet was like tackling a Martian invasion.
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Un lien entre les niveaux élevés de suicides chez les agriculteurs et les pesticides? | PsychoMédia

Un lien entre les niveaux élevés de suicides chez les agriculteurs et les pesticides? | PsychoMédia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
RT @LeNautilus: Un lien entre les niveaux élevés de suicides chez les agriculteurs et les pesticides? http://t.co/8nffSQJaHe #Science & #Dé…

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Over 260,000 citizens call on @UN to #secure a #HighSEAs #RestoreOceanHealth #OceanOptimism #BlueMind

Over 260,000 citizens call on @UN to #secure a #HighSEAs #RestoreOceanHealth #OceanOptimism #BlueMind | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

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$4,000 home promises affordable housing in Vietnam | Adam Williams | GizMag.com

$4,000 home promises affordable housing in Vietnam | Adam Williams | GizMag.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Vietnam-based firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects recently revealed an affordable prefabricated prototype house that could potentially offer Vietnamese people on a very low income somewhere safe and durable to live. While still a work-in-progress and thus subject to change, the S House currently costs just US$4,000 to build.

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has been developing the S House since 2012, and the design has already gone through several iterations. The firm notes that because Vietnamese wages can be very low (the equivalent of under $100 per month in some cases), many people are required to live in temporary shacks that simply don't stand the test of time and are expensive to maintain and repair. Therefore, the main goals of the S House are durability, affordability, and ease of repair.

 

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Un sistema wireless per l’agricoltura - Tech4Green

Un sistema wireless per l’agricoltura - Tech4Green | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fujitsu sta sperimentando in Giappone una rete di rilevamento di dati agricoli per le coltivazioni di mais. Il progetto sperimentale si chiama “Yamanashi Cooperative Farming System”, ed è promosso dalla Prefettura di Yamanashi con l’obiettivo di rivitalizzarne l’agricoltura. La rete di rilevamento comprende sensori per l’analisi e la raccolta di dati riguardo a temperatura e

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Statement from Campaign Director Brant Olson on Google Dropping ALEC | Forecast the Facts

Statement from Campaign Director Brant Olson on Google Dropping ALEC | Forecast the Facts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Forecast the Facts was pleased to hear Google Chairman Eric Schmidt announce today on The Diane Rehm Show that Google will pull its support from The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) due to the organization’s support of climate change denial–a move requested by more than 100,000 members of Forecast the Facts since starting its #DontFundEvil campaign last year.

As Schmidt said, ‘The facts of climate change are not in question anymore, everyone understands that climate change is occurring, and the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place, and we should not be aligned with such people. They are just literally lying.’ We couldn’t agree more, and we hope Google will also take this opportunity review its over $699,000 in contributions since 2008 to another group that is “just literally lying” — climate change deniers in Congress.”

 

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RVS 2014 : Les catastrophes naturelles au coeur du management des risques( Itw news assurance pro)

Les catastrophes naturelles n'ont pas été si nombreuses en 2014, et les assureurs restent mesurés dans les achats de réassurance. Mais à l'échelle planétaire...


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If 400,000 People Were on the Street Outside Your Office, Would You Notice?

If 400,000 People Were on the Street Outside Your Office, Would You Notice? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Well, I would. You probably would. But TV journalists are highly trained, and rigorously selected, to be able walk right through such a thing and be completely incurious and oblivious. Hey, that's ...
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Taking a Call for Climate Change to the Streets

Taking a Call for Climate Change to the Streets | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The People’s Climate March in Manhattan was a spectacle even for a city known for doing things big, and it was joined, in solidarity, by demonstrations on Sunday across the globe, from Paris to Papua New Guinea.
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If They Didn't Hear the Message Sunday, Maybe They'll Hear Thi$...

If They Didn't Hear the Message Sunday, Maybe They'll Hear Thi$... | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NYTimes: John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels. The family whose legendary wealth flowed from Standard Oil is planning to announce on Monday tha...
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Overwhelmed west Africa ramps up Ebola response

Overwhelmed west Africa ramps up Ebola response | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
West Africa intensified its response to the deadly Ebola epidemic on Sunday, with Sierra Leone uncovering scores of dead bodies during a 72-hour shutdown and Liberia announcing hundreds of new hospital beds.
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Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.
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Australians rally for climate, including at G20 talks

Australians rally for climate, including at G20 talks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australians rallied for climate action on Sunday, from protesters chanting 'Green energy' outside G20 talks to forming a human chain message in Sydney as part of an international day of action.
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UN summit to test commitment to climate fund

UN summit to test commitment to climate fund | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A global fund created to spearhead climate change financing faces a key test at a UN summit this week when it looks to the leaders of the industrialised world to stump up billions of dollars to fill its underflowing coffers.
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