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Taiwan: Can you recycle a city?

Taiwan: Can you recycle a city? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Taiwan is taking recycling to the whole new level - building bus stops and other structures out of plastic bottles.
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After Sandy, Government Lends to Rebuild in Flood Zones

After Sandy, Government Lends to Rebuild in Flood Zones | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A ProPublica/WNYC analysis shows the federal government has approved $766 million to rebuild in areas prone to flooding.
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Stacked Deck: How the Dominance of Politics by the Affluent & Business Undermines Economic Mobility in America | Demos

Stacked Deck: How the Dominance of Politics by the Affluent & Business Undermines Economic Mobility in America | Demos | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A policy and advocacy center producing research, policy proposals, strategic litigation, and commentary at the intersection of government, the economy and democracy. Publishes PolicyShop.net and supports the next generation of progressive leaders.
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Ottawa pitches the oil sands as ‘green’

Ottawa pitches the oil sands as ‘green’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Joe Oliver touts Canada’s overall environmental record in Chicago speech promoting controversial Keystone XL pipeline project

 

Relying on Canadian crude imports is the best choice for the United States – not just because it’s reliable and secure but because of Canada’s unmatched environmental record, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said Tuesday.

Adding green to the attributes of Alberta’s oil sands is the latest twist in Ottawa’s concerted effort to push for U.S. approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline designed to funnel more than 800,000 barrels a day of Canadian crude to Texas Gulf oil refineries next to deep-water export terminals.

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Critical Part of Keystone Report Done by Firms with Deep Oil Industry Ties | InsideClimate News

Critical Part of Keystone Report Done by Firms with Deep Oil Industry Ties | InsideClimate News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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VIDEO: The Intergenerational Evil Of Climate Change

VIDEO: The Intergenerational Evil Of Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cross-posted from Huffington Post The following video is a compact and emotionally moving overview of the problem and solutions to climate change.
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Only 38% of RSPO Palm Oil Production Is Sustainable, WWF says | Sustainable Brands

Only 38% of RSPO Palm Oil Production Is Sustainable, WWF says | Sustainable Brands | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) released analysis of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) showing only a handful of member producers are making adequate progress towards the goal of becoming 100 percent sustainable.
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'Chasing Ice' film shows climate change in action - Iowa City Press Citizen

'Chasing Ice' film shows climate change in action - Iowa City Press Citizen | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
'Chasing Ice' film shows climate change in action Iowa City Press Citizen According to Hansen, during the glacial-interglacial cycles of the past million years, climate change was caused by natural forcings such as the Earth's tilt and orbit and...
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Why food riots are likely to become the new normal

Why food riots are likely to become the new normal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed: The link between intensifying inequality, debt, climate change, fossil fuel dependency and the global food crisis is undeniable (Why food riots will become the new normal: The link between intensifying inequality, debt,...
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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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Toyota's i-Road to debut at the Geneva Motor Show

Toyota's i-Road to debut at the Geneva Motor Show | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Look, it's a hooded scooter. No, it's a trike house. No, it's a, well, it's a concept.
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Laura Flanders Talks to Gar Alperovitz about the Next American Revolution

Laura Flanders Talks to Gar Alperovitz about the Next American Revolution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Why is it that Gar Alperovitz says we may be witnessing the prehistory of the next American Revolution?
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Emerging superbug requires urgent action, CDC says

Emerging superbug requires urgent action, CDC says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
During the first six months of 2012, nearly 200 U.S. hospitals and long-term acute care facilities treated at least one person who had been infected by the superbug.
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Water use rising faster than world population

Water use rising faster than world population | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Like oil in the 20th century, water could well be the essential commodity on which the 21st century will turn.

Human beings have depended on access to water since the earliest days of civilization, but with 7 billion people on the planet as of October 31, exponentially expanding urbanization and development are driving demand like never before.

Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century, said Kirsty Jenkinson of the World Resources Institute, a Washington think tank.

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HOW TO: Make Your Clothes Last Longer - Earth911.com

HOW TO: Make Your Clothes Last Longer - Earth911.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how help protect the environment.
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Climate Change and Intergenerational Evil

This video was created to be the single best quickie overview of the problem (and solutions) to climate change / global-warming. In 2012 the speed and magnit...
SustainOurEarth's insight:

If you have children and/or grandchildren, or thinking about having children, or care about sustaining life on this planet, this is the most important video you can watch.

What will you tell the young people in your life that you did, if anything, to prevent the global warming climate catastrophy?  

Take action now!  Sustain our earth as a habital and living planet!

 

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I haven't even finished watching this, but I highly recommend it, along with the referenced videos.  I hope it helps wake you up as well. 

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Don’t Worry: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Be Safe From The Climate Impacts It Would Cause

Don’t Worry: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Be Safe From The Climate Impacts It Would Cause | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
by Brad Johnson According to John Kerry’s State Department, the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will be safe from the climate impacts to which it will contribute.
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Climate change targets will need carbon negative strategy, claims Stanford | RTCC - Responding to Climate Change

Climate change targets will need carbon negative strategy, claims Stanford | RTCC - Responding to Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Ivy League university says a switch to an energy system that extracts more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits could be necessary (Carbon negative strategy needed to combat #climatechange http://t.co/CSXKAssCtt...
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DC snowstorm scrubs global-warming hearing - Politico

DC snowstorm scrubs global-warming hearing - Politico | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Think the U.S. needs to cut carbon dioxide emissions and adapt in the face of climate change and ever more bizarre weather patterns?
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Energy demand 'to soar' | Electric Light & Power

The global energy demand will be about 35% higher in 2040 than in 2010, a projection by ExxonMobil shows. "Future energy needs will be supported by more efficient energy-saving practices and technologies, increased use of less-carbon-intensive fuels such as natural gas, nuclear and renewables, and the development of unconventional energy sources that were previously inaccessible without technology advances," the global energy major said in its 'Outlook for energy - a view to 2040'. The higher energy demand projection is based on the assumption that the world population would expand to 9bn in 2040 from about 7bn now, ExxonMobil said.

 

 


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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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