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How Much Arsenic Is in Your Rice - Consumer Reports

How Much Arsenic Is in Your Rice - Consumer Reports | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Consumer Reports will tell you how much arsenic is in your rice. New data and guidelines are important for everyone but especially for gluten avoiders.
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Toxic carcinogen spreading at defense plant, tests show

Toxic carcinogen spreading at defense plant, tests show | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — A decades-long toxic cleanup around the former aerospace plant that helped land a man on the moon is getting renewed scrutiny after groundwater tests showed a potential carcinogen spreading deeper and toward nearby Long Is
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Study: Wisconsin groundwater contaminated by coal ash | Midwest Energy News

Study: Wisconsin groundwater contaminated by coal ash | Midwest Energy News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The "beneficial reuse" of coal ash is potentially causing serious contamination of drinking water in southeast Wisconsin and possibly across the state,
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Blood diamonds still at Central African mining sector’s heart

Blood diamonds still at Central African mining sector’s heart | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A year after an export ban on raw gems in the country, reports show its diamonds are being sold to traders from Sudan to Belgium.
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Ancient DNA sheds light on the origin of Europeans

Ancient DNA sheds light on the origin of Europeans | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Much of the evidence of where the first Europeans came from was originally derived from comparisons of skulls but our work looking at ancient DNA is revealing new insight, with results published this month in Science.
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Chronic alcohol intake can damage white matter pathways across the entire brain

Chronic alcohol intake can damage white matter pathways across the entire brain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chronic misuse of alcohol results in measurable damage to the brain. Chronic drinking may be particularly damaging to the integrity of frontal white matter tracts, which can interfere with cognitive and inhibitory control that, in turn, is important to achieve and maintain abstinence. A new study has ...
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WHO braces for bird flu spread in European poultry

WHO braces for bird flu spread in European poultry | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization cautioned Tuesday that a new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms would spread among birds, after Britain confirmed its outbreak was of the same strain as in the Netherlands and Germany.
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'Being poor is not the same everywhere'

'Being poor is not the same everywhere' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Young people growing up in impoverished neighborhoods who perceive their poor communities in a positive light report better health and well-being than those with worse perceptions of where they live, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.
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Trans fat consumption is linked to diminished memory in working-aged adults

Trans fat consumption is linked to diminished memory in working-aged adults | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
High trans fat consumption is linked to worse memory among working-age men, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014.
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Could wine, chocolate help shield your heart from smog?

Could wine, chocolate help shield your heart from smog? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—A diet rich in chocolate, wine, fruits and vegetables may help protect people from heart disease caused by air pollution, new research suggests.
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Bedbugs could be potential new source of tropical disease in US

Bedbugs could be potential new source of tropical disease in US | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Until recently, insect-transmitted Chagas disease was found mainly in Latin America and South America, but it has made its way to the United States over the past few years.
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Lessons on censorship from Syria's internet filter machines

Lessons on censorship from Syria's internet filter machines | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Norwegian writer Mette Newth once wrote that: 'censorship has followed the free expressions of men and women like a shadow throughout history.' As we develop new means to gather and create information, new means to control, erase and censor that information evolve alongside it. Today that means access ...
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Greenpeace accuses Canada pipeline firm of 'dirty tricks'

Greenpeace accuses Canada pipeline firm of 'dirty tricks' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Environmental pressure group Greenpeace accused pipeline firm TransCanada of 'dirty tricks' Tuesday, publishing leaked documents it said showed it plans to smear opponents of one of its projects.
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At Factory Waste Ponds, Fumes Choke Fantasies -

At Factory Waste Ponds, Fumes Choke Fantasies - | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Northwest China factories with wastewater evaporation ponds pledged zero-emissions and then failed miserably
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Government and Boeing fought to curtail Duwamish River cleanup

Government and Boeing fought to curtail Duwamish River cleanup | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It will take hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up the Duwamish River. But how clean is clean? And who decides?
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Dozens treated after California waste plant fire

Dozens treated after California waste plant fire | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — A mysterious chemical mixture burst into flames at a Ventura County waste facility on Tuesday, sending dozens to hospitals for decontamination and emptying homes and businesses for a mile around the plant before the danger eased, authorities said.
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The Insatiable God | George Monbiot

The Insatiable God | George Monbiot | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The blind pursuit of economic growth stokes a cycle of financial crisis, and wrecks our world.

 

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th November 2014

 

Another crash is coming. We all know it, now even David Cameron acknowledges it(1). The only questions are what the immediate catalyst will be, and when it begins.

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Shift in gut bacteria observed in fiber supplement study may offer good news for weight loss

Shift in gut bacteria observed in fiber supplement study may offer good news for weight loss | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Most Americans don't get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet, though research has shown that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk of colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases. A new study from the University of Illinois shows ...
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British bird flu outbreak confirmed as H5N8 strain

British bird flu outbreak confirmed as H5N8 strain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The strain of bird flu discovered at a duck farm in northern England is H5N8, the same as confirmed in outbreaks in Germany and the Netherlands, the environment ministry said Tuesday.
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Herbs and spices enhance heart health as well as flavor

Herbs and spices enhance heart health as well as flavor | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Spices and herbs are rich in antioxidants, which may help improve triglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to Penn State nutritionists.
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New measurement of HDL cholesterol function provides information about cardiovascular risk

New measurement of HDL cholesterol function provides information about cardiovascular risk | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Groundbreaking research from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows that cholesterol efflux capacity (cholesterol efflux), which measures HDL cholesterol function, appears to be a superior indicator of cardiovascular risk and a better target for therapeutic treatments than standard measurements of HDL. ...
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Turmeric could improve the memory of people at risk of cognitive impairment

Turmeric could improve the memory of people at risk of cognitive impairment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Adding just one gram of turmeric to breakfast could help improve the memory of people who are in the very early stages of diabetes and at risk of cognitive impairment.
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Head trauma in abused babies, toddlers can have lifelong impact

Head trauma in abused babies, toddlers can have lifelong impact | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Half of children who experience a severe abusive head trauma before the age of 5 will die before they turn 21, according to a new study.
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New school meal requirements: More harm than good?

New school meal requirements: More harm than good? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New federal regulations requiring school meals to contain more whole grains, less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables, while perhaps improving some aspects of the food being served at schools across the United States, may also be perpetuating eating habits linked to obesity, diabetes and other ...
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Amnesty feels 'chill' from China Internet meeting

Amnesty feels 'chill' from China Internet meeting | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rights group Amnesty International on Tuesday described a major Chinese-organised Internet conference as chilling, calling it an attempt to have a greater say in the rules that govern the web.
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