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Loss of memory in Alzheimer's mice models reversed through gene therapy

Loss of memory in Alzheimer's mice models reversed through gene therapy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia and affects some 400,000 people in Spain alone. However, no effective cure has yet been found. One of the reasons for this is the lack of knowledge about the cellular mechanisms which cause alterations in nerve transmissions and the loss of memory ...
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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.

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Florida reports first baby born with Zika virus defects (Update)

Florida reports first baby born with Zika virus defects (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Florida on Tuesday reported its first case of a baby born with the birth defect microcephaly after the child's mother, a Haitian citizen, was infected with the Zika virus while pregnant, officials said.
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Food's transit time is a key factor in digestive health

Food's transit time is a key factor in digestive health | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced along the way. This means that transit time is a key facto
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Second US patient identified with super-resistant bacteria

Second US patient identified with super-resistant bacteria | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A second US patient has been infected with a superbug that is highly resistant to last-resort antibiotics, scientists said Monday.
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Forget Iron Man—skintight suits are the future of robotic exoskeletons

Forget Iron Man—skintight suits are the future of robotic exoskeletons | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Children with a rare neurological disease were recently given the chance to walk for the first time thanks to a new robotic exoskeleton. These devices – which are essentially robotic suits that give artificial movemen
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Technology turns wasted heat into power

Technology turns wasted heat into power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers at Yale have developed a new technology that could make energy from the low-temperature wasted heat produced by industrial sources and power plants, tapping into a widely available—and mostly unused—resource.
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NASA maps California drought effects on Sierra trees

NASA maps California drought effects on Sierra trees | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new map created with measurements from an airborne instrument developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, reveals the devastating effect of California's ongoing drought on Sierra Nevada conife
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Huge helium discovery 'a life-saving find'

Huge helium discovery 'a life-saving find' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new approach to gas exploration has discovered a huge helium gas field, which could address the increasingly critical shortage of this vital yet rare element.
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It’s really hard to deal with climate change. A new podcast talks it out.

It’s really hard to deal with climate change. A new podcast talks it out. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"Warm Regards" features scientists and journalists who aren't afraid to admit it: They're terrified.
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Trader Joe’s: Looks adorable, passes gas like a climate villain

Trader Joe’s: Looks adorable, passes gas like a climate villain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The EPA just dinged the chain for its criminally leaky refrigerators.
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EU climate plans stall as Brexit talks take over | Climate Home - climate change news

EU climate plans stall as Brexit talks take over | Climate Home - climate change news | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
UK's probable departure from the EU throws carbon cutting agenda into confusion just as countries were preparing to approve Paris climate agreement
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In California, study finds drilling and fracking into freshwater formations

In California, study finds drilling and fracking into freshwater formations | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The overlap of oil and gas development and underground freshwater formations underscores the vulnerability of California groundwater, and the need for close monitoring of it, the authors said.
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DEAD SEAS: Drought threatens 'genius' regs that stopped L.A. water grab

DEAD SEAS: Drought threatens 'genius' regs that stopped L.A. water grab | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
MONO COUNTY, Calif. -- Two landmark decisions -- one from the California Supreme Court and another from state water regulators -- made Mono Lake the most protected salt lake in the West. With those 1994 regulations, the State Water Resources Control Board established a system that put the lake’s health above Los Angeles' need for drinking water. But more than two decades later, global warming and a historic drought have put the ultimate goal -- to restore Mono Lake's ecological health -- in jeopardy.
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Lionfish invading the Mediterranean Sea

Lionfish invading the Mediterranean Sea | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rising sea temperatures in the Mediterranean are encouraging alien lionfish species to invade and colonise new territories with potentially serious ecological and socioeconomic impacts.
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Europe: Don't adopt Australian style immigration system, warn ethicists

Europe: Don't adopt Australian style immigration system, warn ethicists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
European countries should not adopt Australia's immigration system, with its emphasis on deterrence, warn ethicists in a special issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics, dedicated to global medical ethics.
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E-cigarette vapors could be toxic to mouth, study finds

E-cigarette vapors could be toxic to mouth, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new UCLA study suggests that e-cigarettes may not be significantly safer than tobacco cigarettes. The research, which was conducted on cultured cells, found that e-cigarettes contain toxic substances and nanoparticles tha
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New research shows vaccine protection against Zika virus

New research shows vaccine protection against Zika virus | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The rapid development of a safe and effective vaccine to prevent the Zika virus (ZIKV) is a global priority, as infection in pregnant women has been shown to lead to fetal microcephaly and other major birth defects. The Worl
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First made-in-China jetliner makes debut commercial flight

First made-in-China jetliner makes debut commercial flight | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The first regional jet produced in China's initiative to compete in the commercial aircraft market made its debut flight Tuesday carrying 70 passengers.
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Science groups to Congress: Climate change is real threat

Science groups to Congress: Climate change is real threat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Thirty-one of the country's top science organizations are telling Congress that global warming is a real problem and something needs to be done about it.
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Rains or not, India faces drinking water crisis

Rains or not, India faces drinking water crisis | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As large swathes of drought-devastated India desperately wait for the monsoon rains to arrive, one village in the dry, hot north is flush with water.
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A Shift in ‘the Wisdom of Crowds’

A Shift in ‘the Wisdom of Crowds’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study challenges the age-old view that the many have been shown to be smarter than the few. 

 These collective displays of intelligence have been coined ‘the wisdom of crowds,’ but how many people exactly make a crowd wise? 

 A team of researchers led by Santa Fe Institute Prof. Mirta Galesic and her colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin set out to find the answer.
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Sorry, Beijing, but you look like a wrung-out sponge

Sorry, Beijing, but you look like a wrung-out sponge | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The city is pumping out so much groundwater it's sinking 4 inches a year.
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Sulfate aerosols implicated in global warming slowdown | June 27, 2016 Issue - Vol. 94 Issue 26 | Chemical & Engineering News

Increased emissions in China combined with decreased emissions in North America and Europe temporarily slowed warming
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Thanks to climate change, the Arctic is turning green

Thanks to climate change, the Arctic is turning green | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study not only documents Northern Hemisphere greening, but attributes it directly to greenhouse gas emissions.
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'Largest community-owned' solar farm in Australia taking root in Canberra vineyard

'Largest community-owned' solar farm in Australia taking root in Canberra vineyard | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When built, it will generate enough electricity to power 250 Canberra homes.
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