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Scientists explain how ketamine vanquishes depression within hours

Scientists explain how ketamine vanquishes depression within hours | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Many chronically depressed and treatment-resistant patients experience immediate relief from symptoms after taking small amounts of the drug ketamine.
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Researchers find ancient carbon resurfacing in lakes, challenge current models of long-term carbon storage

Researchers find ancient carbon resurfacing in lakes, challenge current models of long-term carbon storage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—A new study reveals that a significant amount of carbon released into the atmosphere from lakes and rivers in Southern Québec, Canada, is very old – approximately 1,000 to 3,000 years old – challenging the current models of long-term carbon storage in lakes and rivers.
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The Noun Project

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Here we go. An idea that needs sharing. 

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Shell starts exploratory drilling in Beaufort Sea | Oil and Gas | ADN.com

Shell starts exploratory drilling in Beaufort Sea | Oil and Gas | ADN.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shell Oil is now drilling wells in two Arctic seas off Alaska's northern coast. Drilling began Wednesday afternoon in the Beaufort Sea after the end of an Inupiat whale hunt. The company is also drilling in the Chukchi Sea.
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Japan beats path to renewable energy - FT.com

Japan beats path to renewable energy - FT.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
First it was Europe and then it was China, but as the world absorbs the impact of Tokyo’s decision to phase out nuclear power over the next three decades, some are starting to ask if the next big centre of renewable energy growth will be Japan.
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Oregon volcano power project gets green light - tech - 03 October 2012 - New Scientist

Oregon volcano power project gets green light - tech - 03 October 2012 - New Scientist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The US government has issued permits to allow a Seattle-based firm to inject water into a dormant volcano to generate clean energy...
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Republican climate sceptics face battle for re-election as green groups hit back

Republican climate sceptics face battle for re-election as green groups hit back | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Activists plan targeted campaign to defeat 'Flat Earth Five' group of Republicans in congress who refuse to accept climate science...
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Dairy prices expected to rise at the grocery store

Dairy prices expected to rise at the grocery store | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The situation is also impacted by the lack of a farm bill this past congressional session leaving farmers without a plan of attack.
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Can Riots Be Predicted? Experts Watch Food Prices | NCPR News from NPR

Can Riots Be Predicted? Experts Watch Food Prices | NCPR News from NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
High food prices have often been cited as a factor behind mass protest movements. But a group of researchers say food prices can actually be used to predict when social unrest will occur. And according to their mathematical modeling, we've hit the...
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Canadian HR Reporter - Article - 1 in 3 young workers taking low-skilled job after graduation: Report

Summer jobs at all-time low...

Canada's youth are facing challenges when it comes to employment, according to a report by the Community Foundations of Canada.

"The linear path from school to career, home ownership and family has disappeared," said Ian Bird, president and CEO of Community Foundations of Canada. "We want communities to recognize that this is 'the new normal.' We need to work with youth to find better ways of preparing and supporting them for a journey that is less certain and more fragmented."

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Australia admits neglect of Great Barrier Reef

Australia admits neglect of Great Barrier Reef | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Oct 3, 2012 - The Australian government admits the Great Barrier Reef has been neglected for decades after a study showed it has lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years.

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18 school children buried in China landslide

18 school children buried in China landslide | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Oct 4, 2012 - Eighteen primary school pupils were buried Thursday when a landslide struck their school in a southwestern Chinese region that was hit by deadly earthquakes last month, state media said.

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The chemical memory of seawater

The chemical memory of seawater | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Oct 04, 2012 - Water does not forget, says Prof. Boris Koch, a chemist at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association.

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SpaceX encore: 2nd private space station shipment (Update)

SpaceX encore: 2nd private space station shipment (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A private company is headed back to the International Space Station.

On Sunday night, SpaceX will attempt to launch another Dragon capsule full of food, clothes and science experiments for the astronauts at the space station. The company hopes to repeat the success of its test flight in May.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-spacex-encore-2nd-private-space.html#jCp

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What makes self-directed learning effective?

What makes self-directed learning effective? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

In recent years, educators have come to focus more and more on the importance of lab-based experimentation, hands-on participation, student-led inquiry, and the use of 'manipulables' in the classroom. The underlying rationale seems to be that students are better able to learn when they can control the flow of their experience, or when their learning is "self-directed."

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A Thousand Words on Global Warming

A Thousand Words on Global Warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A graphic designer invokes climate change with a relatively simple icon.
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Severe weather's effects on infrastructure worry public transit agencies | The Connecticut Mirror

Severe weather's effects on infrastructure worry public transit agencies | The Connecticut Mirror | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

As public transit ridership hits all-time highs, agencies are worried about the effects of erratic weather patterns and the increasing number of extreme weather events on an aging transit infrastructure.

The nasty system of storms that ripped through Connecticut two weeks ago is a perfect example. Metro-North trains on the New Haven Line began sliding on a slimy substance left by crushed, wet leaves on the tracks. The condition, known as "slippery rail," caused severe congestion that delayed commuters for hours. In addition, 20 trees either knocked out power on the tracks or blocked the paths of other trains.

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In Japan, People Get Charged Up About Amping Down

In Japan, People Get Charged Up About Amping Down | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
On a zealous quest to save electricity, some Japanese families are switching out circuit breakers to limit their access to energy.
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Fla. gov. says state needs more water from Georgia

Florida's oyster industry appears near collapse and needs help to survive, including getting more fresh water into Apalachicola Bay from Georgia, Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday in pledging to try to help.
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Is Climate Change the Sleeper Issue of 2012? : Climate Desk

Is Climate Change the Sleeper Issue of 2012? : Climate Desk | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

It was quite the messaging turnaround. In his September 6 acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, President Obama—whose reticence about so much as mentioning global warming has flummoxed environmental activists—used the subject to launch an unexpected attack on his opponent. “Climate change is not a hoax,” the president declared. “More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They are a threat to our children’s future.” In the after-speech gabfest, Politico cited the moment as one of Obama’s top applause lines.

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Arla Foods Sees Soaring Egg Prices On The Horizon

Arla Foods Sees Soaring Egg Prices On The Horizon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Arla Foods Ingredients, a leading developer and supplier of nutritional and functional milk-based ingredients to the global food industry, recently reported that a wave of unprecedented pressure in the world market for eggs has left the North...
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More college students defaulting on student loans | firstcoastnews.com

More college students defaulting on student loans | firstcoastnews.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Student loan defaults have risen for the sixth straight year, as students from traditional non-profit universities have an increasingly difficult time paying off their college debt.

Numbers released by the Department of Education Friday show that of the 4.1 million borrowers who began making payments in late 2009 and early 2010, 9.1% defaulted within two years, up from 8.8% the year before.

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Mother of cultivated rice came from China's Pearl River

Mother of cultivated rice came from China's Pearl River | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Oct 03, 2012 - The mother of all cultivated rice was grown on China's Pearl River, according to a DNA map published on Wednesday.

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Russia blames Al-Qaeda for Europe wildfires

Russia blames Al-Qaeda for Europe wildfires | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Oct 03, 2012 - The head of Russia's Federal Security Service blamed Al-Qaeda Wednesday for a recent series of deadly forest fires in Europe, saying they were set by arsonists as part of the group's strategy to exhaust its enemies with...

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Humans added plenty greenhouse gases before industrialisation

Humans added plenty greenhouse gases before industrialisation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Oct 03, 2012 - Humans were big emitters of greenhouse gases long before the Industrial Revolution, a finding that raises worrying questions about the benchmark for measuring global warming, a study published on Wednesday said.

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