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Saving 70 Percent or More of Energy Use in Your Home

Saving 70 Percent or More of Energy Use in Your Home | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 19, 2013 -
Cutting your home's energy use by more than two-thirds of what it presently uses is increasingly a topic of discussion, and a goal, in the home energy performance industry.
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Walker's World: The best news yet

Walker's World: The best news yet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (UPI) Mar 18, 2013 -
It isn't often that one gets to report undiluted good news but we now know that the world has achieved the main target of the Millennium Development Goals.
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Four countries bring air pollution under EU limit

Four countries bring air pollution under EU limit | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Copenhagen (AFP) March 18, 2013 - Eight European Union countries exceeded the bloc's air pollution limits in 2011, down from 12 the previous year, the European Environment Agency said in a report published on Monday.
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New research paper says we are still at risk of the plague

New research paper says we are still at risk of the plague | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Mar 19, 2013 - Historical review provides lessons for the control of the plague Today archaeologists unearthed a 'Black Death' grave in London, containing more than a dozen skeletons of people suspected to h...
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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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Life found in world's deepest ocean spot

Life found in world's deepest ocean spot | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oban, Scotland (UPI) Mar 18, 2013 -
Life exists in the Marianas Trench, the deepest point in the world's oceans and once considered too hostile an environment for life to survive, scientists say.
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Dead pigs in China river exceed 13,000

Dead pigs in China river exceed 13,000 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Shanghai March 18, 2013 - The number of dead pigs found in a river running through China's commercial hub Shanghai had reached more than 13,000, the government and state media said Monday, as mystery deepened over the hogs' precise origin.
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Discards ban could impact seabirds population

Discards ban could impact seabirds population | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Plymouth UK (SPX) Mar 19, 2013 - The European Parliament recently voted to scrap the controversial discards policy, which has seen fishermen throwing thousands of edible fish and fish waste back into the sea because they have excee...
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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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