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Heart Surgery in India for $1,583 Costs $106,385 in U.S.

Heart Surgery in India for $1,583 Costs $106,385 in U.S. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Devi Shetty is obsessed with making heart surgery affordable for millions of Indians. On his office desk are photographs of two of his heroes: Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi.
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CHART: Job Opportunities For Young Americans Are Just Getting Worse

CHART: Job Opportunities For Young Americans Are Just Getting Worse | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
According to a recent poll, young Americans are finding themselves with fewer job opportunities as the recovery continues. The poll, conducted by Gallup, discovered that only 43.6 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 had a full-time job in June 2013.
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Survey Reveals Shocking Truth About U.S. Poverty

Survey Reveals Shocking Truth About U.S. Poverty | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.
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The UK's anti fracking movement is growing

The UK's anti fracking movement is growing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As fracking hits the headlines UK protests against the practice of blasting natural gas from shale rock are on the increase.
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The Rise Of Bloodsucking Insects You Can't Just Swat Away : NPR

The Rise Of Bloodsucking Insects You Can't Just Swat Away : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bugs and summertime go hand-in-hand, but we are increasingly coming into contact with once-rare, disease-carrying insects. Buzzing in our ears, these pests have lots to say about globalization and the creep of invasive species.
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A Breath of Fresh Air

A Breath of Fresh Air | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Murals with the pollution-cleansing power of up to 8,000 trees could help clean up one of Manila's busiest highways.
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Seeking Support, Biotech Food Companies Pledge Transparency

Seeking Support, Biotech Food Companies Pledge Transparency
For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page and our Millions Against Monsanto page.

 

With pressure growing to label genetically modified foods, the developers of biotechnology crops are starting a campaign to gain support for their products by promising new openness. 

The centerpiece of the effort is a Web site that is expected to go into operation on Monday to answer virtually any question posed by consumers about genetically engineered crops. The site, GMOAnswers.com, is also expected to include safety data about the crops similar to that submitted to regulatory agencies.

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Living on Earth: Trash in Kerala

Living on Earth: Trash in Kerala | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
India is developing fast and rising salaries bring more consumption, and much more trash. In south India, a village chosen as the site of a trash disposal facility has rebelled.
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Thailand Resort Beach Blackened by Oil Spill

Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea despite continuous attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline, officials said Monday.
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Merkel’s Green Shift Backfires as German Pollution Jumps

Merkel’s Green Shift Backfires as German Pollution Jumps | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Germany’s air pollution is set to
worsen for a second year, the first back-to-back increase since
at least the 1980s, after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to
shut nuclear plants led utilities to burn more coal.
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Some say industry arrogance fueled fracking anger

Some say industry arrogance fueled fracking anger | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
[...] some experts say arrogance, a lack of transparency and poor communication on the part of the drilling industry have helped fuel public anger over the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
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Frac sand mining splits Wisconsin communities

Frac sand mining splits Wisconsin communities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dotting much of western Wisconsin’s rural landscape are new man-made tears in the hills where frac sand mining has exploded as a job creator and source of community tension.
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The war on malaria: Mosquitoes gain ground as search for new weapons intensifies — Environmental Health News

The war on malaria: Mosquitoes gain ground as search for new weapons intensifies — Environmental Health News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A decade of blanketing Africa with pyrethroids has fueled resistance to this front-line chemical weapon in the war against malaria. Now immune mosquitoes are spreading quickly throughout the continent.
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Hey, Guess What Thing Banks Are Taking Over Now

Hey, Guess What Thing Banks Are Taking Over Now | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Here's yet another thing banks are taking over: the stock market. 

 

This is great news for the financial sector, which includes banks and insurance companies. But it is not necessarily great news for the rest of humanity. The financialization of everything in the past 30 years has fostered income inequalityand financial crises. Finance was the biggest industry in the stock market for most of the second half of the 2000s, with more than 20 percent of the S&P 500, just before it created that giant black hole that sucked the global economy into oblivion. Remember that?

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Disgraced Hedge Fund CEO Throws A Party Despite Indictment

Disgraced Hedge Fund CEO Throws A Party  Despite Indictment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hedge fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen did not let the filing of criminal charges against his $14 billion SAC Capital Advisors get in the way of a party this weekend at his vacation estate in tony East Hampton, New York.

The Saturday night party at Cohen's 10-bedroom home on Further Lane took place two days after federal prosecutors in New York announced a five-count criminal indictment against SAC Capital that portrayed the 21-year-old Stamford, Conn.-based fund as a breeding ground for unlawful insider trading.
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Congress’s climate skeptics could snarl GOP’s strategy - Andrew Restuccia

Congress’s climate skeptics could snarl GOP’s strategy - Andrew Restuccia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Republican strategists have laid out an aggressive game plan for seizing the high ground on energy during the August recess: talk about gas prices and jobs, jobs, jobs.
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NFU claims extreme weather poses biggest threat to British farming

NFU claims extreme weather poses biggest threat to British farming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Erratic swings from floods to heatwaves and drought caused by climate change is devastating harvests, says NFU president
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Partial Meltdowns Led to Hydrogen Explosions at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant: Scientific American

Partial Meltdowns Led to Hydrogen Explosions at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hydrogen and steam explosions pose ongoing risks at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, where three such events have already occurred in the past five days
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Massive Solar Plant A Stepping Stone For Future Projects : NPR

Massive Solar Plant A Stepping Stone For Future Projects : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California's Mojave Desert will power about 140,000 homes and be a boon to the state's renewable energy goals. But it was no slam dunk.
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Conservationists Call For Quiet: The Ocean Is Too Loud! : NPR

Conservationists Call For Quiet: The Ocean Is Too Loud! : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Man-made noises are making it difficult for creatures to hear each other in the ocean. Michael Jasny, in charge of marine mammal protection the Natural Resource Defense Council, says we have to quiet down.
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Expansion of drilling prompts deep fears

Expansion of drilling prompts deep fears | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new environmental fight looms over a huge natural gas harvesting project opponents claim will industrialize northern Lower Peninsula forests and drain billions of gallons of water from aquifers that feed treasured trout streams.
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Scientists Collect Water Near Site of Blown Well

Scientists Collect Water Near Site of Blown Well | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists from several universities are working to learn whether a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico.
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Lac-Megantic train explosion: a regulatory failure? | Toronto Star

Lac-Megantic train explosion: a regulatory failure? | Toronto Star | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
How Canada enforces railway safety is the focus of new questions in the wake of the Quebec tragedy.
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Billions of gallons of sewage flow into NY waters

Billions of gallons of sewage flow into NY waters | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rich Lyons, executive director at one of Albany County's two large sewage treatment plants, said operators already call environmental and health officials right away if they have a major sewage discharge, which he said happens seldom at his facility.
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Does Lake Michigan's record-low water level mark beginning of new era for Great Lakes? - JSOnline

Does Lake Michigan's record-low water level mark beginning of new era for Great Lakes? - JSOnline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lake Michigan is no longer just a Great Lake; it is a great unknown. More ominous than the all-time low the lake touched this winter is the fact that it came after languishing for 14 years below its long-term average.
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