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Study Predicts Lag in Summer Rains Over Parts of US and Mexico

Study Predicts Lag in Summer Rains Over Parts of US and Mexico | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New York NY (SPX) Mar 19, 2013 - A delay in the summer monsoon rains that fall over the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico is expected in the coming decades according to a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Res...
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Capitalism efficient? We can do so much better

Capitalism efficient? We can do so much better | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Richard Wolff: For all its vaunted efficiency, capitalism has foisted wasteful inequality and environmental ruin on us. There is an alternative
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The Doc Every Climate Change Denier Should Be Forced to Watch

Eco-activist Craig Rosebraugh is the first to admit he took “a sizable gamble” by titling his first film so provocatively—Greedy Lying Bastards. 

The hard-hitting documentary is a sophisticated, four-years-in-the-making look at the deviousness of climate change deniers using archival footage and new interviews. It was intended to be “a bit more in your face” than most docs, Rosebraugh admits.

Now showing across the country in more than 30 cities, it appears that despite the provocative title, audiences are ready for climate change films at cineplexes. (See also James Balog’s Chasing Ice, which continues to screen across the country thanks to phenomenal footage of glaciers in retreat and great word of mouth.)

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The Narcissism of De-Extinction | Culturing Science, Scientific American Blog Network

The Narcissism of De-Extinction | Culturing Science, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The TedxDeExtinction conference, discussing how and whether to resurrect extinct species from DNA, is happening right now, today, on the Ides of March 2013. You can ...
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Jesuits, science and a Pope with a chemistry degree: A productive pairing? | The Curious Wavefunction, Scientific American Blog Network

Jesuits, science and a Pope with a chemistry degree: A productive pairing? | The Curious Wavefunction, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In 1915, an exceptionally bright Italian youngster walked the two miles from his home to the Campo dei Fiori in Rome to hunt for science books ...
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Long-lasting Chemicals May Harm Sea Turtles: Scientific American

Long-lasting Chemicals May Harm Sea Turtles: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists are discovering that sea turtles are highly contaminated with industrial chemicals and pesticides
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Tread Lightly: Labels That Translate Calories into Walking Distance Could Induce People to Eat Less: Scientific American

Tread Lightly: Labels That Translate Calories into Walking Distance Could Induce People to Eat Less: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Including the amount of physical activity needed to burn off the calories from a meal caused people to order on average 200 calories less in an online survey
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Linda's curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:25 AM

 

My thought:

They are severe ways for one to burn off calories; first thing to do is ask yourself if you are ready to what it takes to burn the calories.

one of thing you need to do in other to burn calories is to exercise, exercise helps a lot in burning calories, Eating less calories, Don’t skip breakfast, Drink 8 cups of water a day

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This Concrete Fixes Itself When Exposed To Sunlight

This Concrete Fixes Itself When Exposed To Sunlight | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Back in 2009, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave U.S. infrastructure a grade 'D’, and said getting to 'B’ standard would require $2.2 trillion worth of investment.
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Volkswagen XL1 Concept - Prototype Drive

Volkswagen XL1 Concept - Prototype Drive | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We drive the VW XL1 concept. It's a plug-in diesel hybrid with fuel economy estimated at 261 mpg, and it's planned for production. Read a review and see VW XL1 photos at Car and Driver.
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Gorgeous Photos Show An Arctic World That Won’t Be Around For Long

Gorgeous Photos Show An Arctic World That Won’t Be Around For Long | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It’s possible to view Paul Souder’s portfolio of wildlife photography as a celebration of the diversity of life in some of the globe’s coldest and least accessible locations.
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This 17-Year-Old Built An Algae Biofuel Lab Under Her Bed

This 17-Year-Old Built An Algae Biofuel Lab Under Her Bed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Every year, the Intel Science Talent Search honors brilliant high school students for their contributions to the worlds of math and science. Last year, Jack Andraka took the prize for his cheap, accurate cancer sensor.
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Can New York Stop Its Rats By Sterilizing Them?

Can New York Stop Its Rats By Sterilizing Them? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The typical rat that New York City subway riders encounter on the tracks may have as many as 80 brothers and sisters running around with him.
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Solar Power to Hit Cost Parity Next Year

Solar Power to Hit Cost Parity Next Year | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Like the little engine that could, solar power, has finally arrived and is good to go, in many places, without subsidies.
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Greedy Lying Bastards

Greedy Lying Bastards | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greedy Lying Bastards investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem placing us on the brink of disaster.
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Elizabeth Warren Talks $22-An-Hour Minimum Wage

Elizabeth Warren Talks $22-An-Hour Minimum Wage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made a case for increasing the minimum wage last week during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing, in which she cited a study that suggested the federal minimum wage would have stood at nearly $22 an hour today if it had kept up with increased rates in worker productivity.
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Nanopillars and a Disinfected World | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Nanopillars and a Disinfected World | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The microbial world is ever-present and unrelenting. The enormity of it is hard to fathom, with facts like ‘there are 10 bacterial cells living ...
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Many Colonoscopies for Seniors Carry Unnecessary Risks: Scientific American

Many Colonoscopies for Seniors Carry Unnecessary Risks: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Colon cancer usually progresses slowly, so early detection is less likely to benefit older adults. Also, colonoscopies come with a risk of perforation of the intestine, bleeding or incontinence
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China May Not Find Enough Coal to Burn: Scientific American

China May Not Find Enough Coal to Burn: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

China's energy consumption continues to grow, raising worries about supplies it primarily relies on: dirty coal.  

Energy-guzzling China is facing a coal conundrum. Rapid urbanization and industrialization will keep China's coal consumption at record highs of around 4 billion tons per year by 2015. At the same time, the country will have to fight for coalsecurity and to keep its supply line uninterrupted, according to the first energy outlook report from China's Energy Research Institute (ERI).

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Tiny houses on the market nationwide

Tiny houses on the market nationwide | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
These kinds of homes often appeal to buyers who want to pare down their lives in every way.
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The Disaster Shelter You Want To Live In Way More Than A FEMA Trailer

The Disaster Shelter You Want To Live In Way More Than A FEMA Trailer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It’s never easy setting up shelter for disaster victims--just look at the lack of safe housing in Haiti years after the country’s infamous earthquake.
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This Island Paradise Is For One Thing Only: Solar Power

This Island Paradise Is For One Thing Only: Solar Power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There is a land rush to build solar power plants. In the U.S., solar leases under review by the Department of Interior cover 1.8 million acres in the West alone.
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Can We Get From New York To Boston On One Gallon Of Fuel?

Can We Get From New York To Boston On One Gallon Of Fuel? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For the world’s automakers, there is a new race. There is no track, and no finish line except to drive as far as mechanically possible on one gallon of gas (or its electrical equivalent). The latest champion, it seems, is Volkswagen.
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Look Closely At These Chinese Landscapes, Which Are Really Photos Of Landfills

Look Closely At These Chinese Landscapes, Which Are Really Photos Of Landfills | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Landscape paintings have a rich history in China, but for many westerners who aren’t fluent in the tradition (read: many of us), there may be a tendency to look them with a certain myopia--to see them as tropes or emblems of exotica, or simply to...
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The Weather Channel Is Changing The Climate Change Conversation

The Weather Channel Is Changing The Climate Change Conversation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate change will be a political conversation for a long time to come. So how does an organization that reports on the weather insert itself into the debate without getting political?
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