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Infrastructure for the sake of jobs?

Infrastructure for the sake of jobs? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

"Jobs and economic growth are the results of productive systems, not the other way around. Until we reconfigure our towns and change our growth patterns, our communities are likely to continue to be starved for jobs and growth. Building pieces of infrastructure with the primary purpose of creating jobs with little consideration to context is a recipe for disaster."


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Too Few #Fish in the Sea - A Disappearing Commodity

Too Few #Fish in the Sea - A Disappearing Commodity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

March 3, 2013 - NEW YORK TIMES

Is there a way to meet consumer demand for quality seafood and protect threatened marine life at the same time? http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/03/03/too-few-fish-in-the-sea

 

 


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Mixing Oil and Water: Scenes From the Texas Oil Boom, Pt. 2 - National Geographic

Mixing Oil and Water: Scenes From the Texas Oil Boom, Pt. 2 - National Geographic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Mixing Oil and Water: Scenes From the Texas Oil Boom, Pt.

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Energy Storage Technologies for the Smart Grid

Energy storage is a critical component of the future Smart Grid.

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Duane Tilden's curator insight, March 6, 2013 11:02 AM
Peak Shaving

Peak shaving is another application of Smart Grid storage that witnesses rapid growth. Peak shaving represents the storage of energy generated or purchased in case of low demand time periods at lower prices, followed by the usage or selling of the stored energy at times of high prices and demand. Peak shaving is economically feasible if the cost of electrical grid storage is lower than that of local generation, which is the current peak shaving technique of choice for several industrial facilities.

 

Besides peak shaving, storage will also be the key for the efficient management of transmission capacity required for achieving global solar and wind energy goals. Energy storage will enable solar and wind power generators to supply electricity for maximum profit at peak usage periods and transfer the electricity to market through lower-capacity transmission lines. At present, sodium sulfur and lead-acid systems are widely used for peak shaving.

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Australian biofuel could help power US Navy - ABC Online

Australian biofuel could help power US Navy - ABC Online | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australian biofuel could help power US Navy
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An Australian research company is developing a biofuel that could be used to power the United States Navy fleet.

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UK 'lagging in Europe health league'

UK 'lagging in Europe health league' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The UK is lagging behind progress by similar countries on many indicators for ill-health, research published in the Lancet suggests.
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US scientists report big jump in heat-trapping CO2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped dramatically in 2012, making it very unlikely that global warming can be limited to another 2 degrees as many global leaders have hoped, new federal figures show.
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Sinkhole that engulfed Florida is filled up, more are sure to follow

Sinkhole that engulfed Florida is filled up, more are sure to follow | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sinkhole claims jumped from 2,360 in 2006 to 6,694 in 2010, the last year such data was collected, at a cost of $1.4 billion, according to a 2010 report by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
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Nightmare bacteria, shrugging off antibiotics, on rise in U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nightmare bacteria that have become increasingly resistant to even the strongest antibiotics infected patients in 3.9 percent of all U.S.
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Algae-powered building to open in Germany

Algae-powered building to open in Germany | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An algae-covered/powered building, designed by Splitterwerk Architects, will go on display this Month in Hamburg, Germany. Called BIQ, the building features a bio-adaptive façade of microalgae and....
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What Does the Unbelievably Bad Air Quality in Beijing Do to the Human Body?

What Does the Unbelievably Bad Air Quality in Beijing Do to the Human Body? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The level of soot in Beijing's air is off the charts, leading to higher risks of lung cancer, heart attacks and other health problems
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Is 19th Century Scarcity Politics Driving a 21st Century Abundance Model?

Is 19th Century Scarcity Politics Driving a 21st Century Abundance Model? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'Is 19th Century Scarcity Politics Driving a 21st Century Abundance Model? ' blog post by Hazel Henderson.
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Antipsychotic Prescriptions in Children Have Skyrocketed : Drug Companies Aggressive Marketing Tactics

Antipsychotic Prescriptions in Children Have Skyrocketed : Drug Companies Aggressive Marketing Tactics | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

TIME MAGAZINE

The dramatic rise of antipsychotic prescribing in youth occurred in conjunction with the illegal marketing of the drugs by their makers, resulting in multibillion-dollar settlements with the government...

There is much evidence that the vast increases in atypical antipsychotic prescribing in recent decades were fueled by the aggressive marketing tactics of drug companies. In recent years, every major manufacturer of atypical antipsychotics has been involved in the illegal marketing of the drugs (while doctors can prescribe drugs off label, it is against the law for drug makers to market them for off-label uses), each ultimately paying hundreds of millions to billions of dollars in fines for their sales and marketing tactics. The settlements with the U.S. government were among the largest in history.


Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/08/09/antipsychotic-prescriptions-in-children-have-skyrocketed-study/#ixzz2MkqkKvzz

 

DRUGGING THE VULNERABLE:  ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS IN CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY | TIME.com http://healthland.time.com/2011/05/26/why-children-and-the-elderly-are-so-drugged-up-on-antipsychotics/

 

YOUR KID PROBABLY DOESN'T NEED ANTIBIOTICS  - Jessica Lahey & Tim Lahey - March 5, 2013 - The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/03/your-kid-probably-doesnt-need-antibiotics/273569/

 

 


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Seedbombs Feita a partir de uma mistura de argila, adubo e…

Seedbombs Feita a partir de uma mistura de argila, adubo e… | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Feita a partir de uma mistura de argila, adubo e sementes ", as seedbombs" estão se tornando cada vez mais populares meios de combate a muitos…

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Wind Power Opponents Fail to Deter Farmers

Wind Power Opponents Fail to Deter Farmers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Epuron Wind Farm Rural landholders in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales are pushing to expand the development of solar and wind power farms by multinational energy companies despite the strident opposition of local detractors.

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Duane Tilden's curator insight, March 6, 2013 10:42 AM

Many local farmers have jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with international players in the renewable energy sector. Prell is currently in negotiations with Spanish power company Union Fenosa to construct turbines on his farm, and told  Fairfax that he is highly optimistic about the  long-term prospects for wind power in the region.

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Sustainable houses are becoming the new ideal homes

Sustainable houses are becoming the new ideal homes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

She is looking for triple-glazed windows which she wanted for the ultra-low energy house she is building with partner Jim on a plot near Newport, south Wales. But he has been diverted by some thermal imagery cameras, and a solar "dock" which promises to charge up his (aspirational) electric bike with a photovoltaic panel 20ft up on a pole.


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Which City Has the Worst Air Pollution in the World?

Which City Has the Worst Air Pollution in the World? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I wake up and suck a bowl of charred asbestos through a dirty bong. Well, that’s what it feels like most winter mornings when I open the door of the fourth-floor New Delhi apartment that I currently call home.

But according to World Health Organization data covering more than 1,000 cities in 91 countries, China’s capital is not the city that consistently endures the world’s worst air pollution. It doesn’t even come close.

One of the crucial measures of dangerous air pollution is the number of parts per million of particles smaller than 10 micrometers (PM10) wafting through the air. Beijing’s residents breathe in air with an average PM10 of 121, but millions of people have it worse.

The rankings, cobbled together using air monitoring data from a variety of sources between 2003 and 2010, suggest that the world’s worst air pollution floats over Ahwaz, a city in southwestern Iran where the average PM10 level hovers around 372. Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, ranks second, enduring a 279 PM10, far higher than the global average of 71.


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Oil and gas: Production rose on federal land last year, fell in Gulf of Mexico -- 03/05/2013 -- www.eenews.net

Oil production on federal land rose 7 percent in 2012 over the previous year but fell by more than 8 percent in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the latest Interior Department data.
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The Coal Monster: Pollution Forces Chinese Leaders to Act - SPIEGEL ONLINE

The Coal Monster: Pollution Forces Chinese Leaders to Act - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China's power plants and factories are spewing out toxic emissions and covering the country with smog and grime. For the new leadership, protecting the neglected environment has become a question of preserving its power.
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More storage tanks could be leaking at Hanford nuclear reservation

More storage tanks could be leaking at Hanford nuclear reservation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Six single-shell tanks are leaking radioactive waste. The U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor are evaluating 14 others that appear to have lost liquid.
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Iraq's depleted uranium clean-up to cost $30m as contamination spreads

Iraq's depleted uranium clean-up to cost $30m as contamination spreads | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Report says toxic waste is being spread by scrap metal dealers, and describes its 'alarming' use in civilian areas during Iraq wars
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Making the Connection: Did Ice Loss Amplify Sandy?

Making the Connection: Did Ice Loss Amplify Sandy? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Watch above, my interview with Jennifer Francis, when, on September 18, 2012, she predicted "a very interesting fall", due to changes in northern sea ice, more open water, and more heat and moistur...
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China needs electric cars more than hybrid

China needs electric cars more than hybrid | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

China will continue to promote electric vehicles despite their dim sales nationwide, China Youth Daily reported Thursday citing Wang Binggang, chief consultant of the State 863 Energy-saving & New Energy Vehicle Project.

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