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Ancient wisdom, modern technology team up to fight disease

Ancient wisdom, modern technology team up to fight disease | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The high tech facilities where Jairam Vanamala probes the links between food and health are a long way from the rural village in southern India where he grew up, but to him the two are closely connected.
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China chokes as tobacco profits a tough habit to quit

China chokes as tobacco profits a tough habit to quit | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the tobacco-producing heartland of China—the world's largest cigarette market—smoking is commonplace at work, in taxis and even in hospitals.
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Self-driving cars will need people, too

Self-driving cars will need people, too | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Self-driving cars are expected to revolutionize the automobile industry. Rapid advances have led to working prototypes faster than most people expected. The anticipated benefits of this emerging technology include safer, faster and more eco-friendly transportation.
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Things to know about California's plan to cut emissions

Things to know about California's plan to cut emissions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Here are some things to know about California Gov. Jerry Brown's new target for reducing carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.
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Can China sustain annual pollution reductions?

Can China sustain annual pollution reductions? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China's government and other sources say that the country's carbon-dioxide emissions flattened out between 2013 and 2014. The leveling-off was a remarkable feat that could set the country on a course to beating its own goals for lowering emissions. But this optimistic outcome hinges on China overcoming ...
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Shell, Greenpeace spar over Arctic drilling safety zones

Shell, Greenpeace spar over Arctic drilling safety zones | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Attorneys for Royal Dutch Shell PLC presented testimony to a federal court judge Tuesday that the company needs safety zones around its Arctic drill fleet to prevent Greenpeace USA activists from endangering company workers and themselves.
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Lack of oxygen in the groundwater

Lack of oxygen in the groundwater | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Spring has arrived in Europe with mild temperatures and sunshine. Where just a few weeks ago the ground was frozen and partly covered in snow and ice, it is now thawing. This doesn't only have an impact on the flora and fauna. Thawing results in soil and the groundwater at airports being impacted by ...
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Landslides, mudslides likely to remain a significant threat in Nepal for months

Landslides, mudslides likely to remain a significant threat in Nepal for months | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high across much of Nepal's high country, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, according to a University of Michigan researcher.
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North–south climate divide: Researchers find 200-year lag between climate events in Greenland, Antarctica

North–south climate divide: Researchers find 200-year lag between climate events in Greenland, Antarctica | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study using evidence from a highly detailed ice core from West Antarctica shows a consistent link between abrupt temperature changes on Greenland and Antarctica during the last ice age, giving scientists a clearer picture of the link between climate in the northern and southern hemispheres.
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A Hole in the System | George Monbiot

A Hole in the System | George Monbiot | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The outrageous, untold story of how big business dumps its costs on us.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29th April 2015

 

Wrapped up in this story is everything that’s wrong with the way our economy works. Corporations ream the land with giant holes, extract a stack of money, then clear out, leaving other people with the costs. There’s a briefer description: legalised theft.

 

This is an account, scarcely mentioned in the national media, of the massive unfunded liabilities emerging from coalfields throughout Britain, that opencast mining companies have been allowed to walk away from.

 

It’s comparable in terms of irresponsibility to the failure by the nuclear industry to fund its decommissioning costs. And it offers a solid argument, even to those who continue to reject climate science, for keeping fossil fuels in the ground.

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The Pope: Not a Scientist, But Listening to Science

The Pope: Not a Scientist, But Listening to Science | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The editorial excerpted below from the Louisville Courier Journal is a perfect illustration of why climate deniers are freaking out about the Pope's imminent Encyclical on Climate Change. Some of t...
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Luxury Park Model

Luxury Park Model | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This wonderful Park Model is fully furnished and is a great way to get all the luxuries of home while vacationing.
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Cupertino cement quarry to pay $7.5 million to settle water pollution violations

Cupertino cement quarry to pay $7.5 million to settle water pollution violations | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Under the settlement, scheduled to be announced at a news conference Wednesday, the facility, owned by Hanson Permanente Cement and operated by Lehigh Southwest Cement, will be required to spend $5 million to install an advanced wastewater treatment plant. The company also will pay $2.55 million in civil penalties to the government.
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Organic and long-life milk 'risk to children's IQ', new study

Organic and long-life milk 'risk to children's IQ', new study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pregnant or breastfeeding women could be putting the health of their babies at risk by switching to organic or long-life UHT milk, new research suggests.
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Urine profiles provide clues to how obesity causes disease

Urine profiles provide clues to how obesity causes disease | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified chemical markers in urine associated with body mass, providing insights into how obesity causes disease.
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Better batteries to break dependence on fossil fuels

Better batteries to break dependence on fossil fuels | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By 2050 world population is projected to reach 10 billion people, and energy needs will double from what we require today. 'We are nowhere near ready,' said Héctor D. Abruña at a Charter Day Weekend lecture, 'Cornell and the Energy Landscape in the Age of Sustainability' April 26.
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California ramps up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions

California ramps up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Building on California's ambitious effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called on the state to further slash its carbon footprint over the next 15 years.
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No quick fixes for developing world's solid waste management crisis

No quick fixes for developing world's solid waste management crisis | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the world population, economy and consumption grows, a complex and multi-dimensional approach is needed to manage a rising tide of solid waste, researchers say in a study published in the journal Waste Management.
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How earthquake safety measures could have saved thousands of lives in Nepal

How earthquake safety measures could have saved thousands of lives in Nepal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Earthquake engineers often say earthquakes don't kill people, collapsing buildings do. The tragic loss of life that followed the huge earthquake in Nepal on April 25 occurred despite the fact that the country is among the world's leaders in community-based efforts to reduce disaster risk. But poverty, ...
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Perspectives on the Nepal earthquake

Perspectives on the Nepal earthquake | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the death toll continues to rise in Nepal, Senior Lecturer Dr Ian Willis, and PhD student Evan Miles, from the Scott Polar Research Institute contemplate the fate of people in a remote part of the country, where they have been doing research for the past two years.
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Closing the Case on an Ancient Archeological Mystery

Closing the Case on an Ancient Archeological Mystery | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate change may be responsible for the abrupt collapse of civilization on the fringes of the Tibetan Plateau around 2000 B.C.
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Climate change advocates will fail to cut coal consumption: Glencore | MINING.com

Climate change advocates will fail to cut coal consumption: Glencore | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chief executive Ivan Glasenberg said growing demand for cheap energy will secure demand for coal.
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California's greenhouse gas emission targets are getting tougher

California's greenhouse gas emission targets are getting tougher | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Gov. Jerry Brown ramped up his efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, issuing an executive order Wednesday morning with more ambitious targets for California.
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Our Finite World: Gail in China: In Her Own Words and Pictures

Our Finite World:  Gail in China: In Her Own Words and Pictures | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Exploring how oil limits affect the economy
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California Bill Would Bar Insurers from Withdrawing Injured Workers’ Care

California Bill Would Bar Insurers from Withdrawing Injured Workers’ Care | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A bill that passed a state Senate committee today would address a problem highlighted in a ProPublica and NPR investigation of problems with new workers' compensation laws.
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