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High-dose resveratrol shows heart health for overweight and obese people: Human data

High-dose resveratrol shows heart health for overweight and obese people: Human data | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Daily supplements containing resveratrol may reduce the production of compounds responsible for the build-up of cholesterol in the body of overweight and obese people, says a new study.

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:35 PM

Not just for overweight and obese people.And the best way to ingest is... to drink 2 cups of well aged red wine. 

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:07 PM

At a daily dose of 1 gram in the first week and and 2 grams in the second week, this is not a cheap proposition.

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Censo de Amazonia: hay 390.000 millones de árboles de 16.000 especies distintas

Censo de Amazonia: hay 390.000 millones de árboles de 16.000 especies distintas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
La reserva forestal más grande del planeta fue finalmente censada por un centenar de expertos de 88 instituciones del todo el mundo, que demoraron diez años para completar el relevamiento: quedan 390.000 millones de árboles, de 16.000 especies...

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5 steps to disaster-ready, climate-resilient communities ("this is now a matter of survival")

5 steps to disaster-ready, climate-resilient communities ("this is now a matter of survival") | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Here are ways PH communities can better prepare for the next storm and adapt to possibly even more catastrophic climate change impacts

What does it take to be a climate-resilient and disaster-ready community?

1. Know about climate change and its impact

2. Assess vulnerabilities to reduce risks

3. Integrated approach to adaptation

- The more intact and balanced an ecosystem is, the more likely it can survive disasters. 

- Agriculture must be made climate-responsive.

- Water management entails being able to control the amount of water in a community. 

- The community's energy should not be completely reliant on fossil fuel and the national power grid. 

- Infrastructure of houses, public buildings, government offices, bridges and roads should be built to outlast storms and storm surges. 

- Food security can be achieved by stocking up on essential food like rice to be stored in time for a disaster.

4. Provide funding and equipment

5. Train the people

 


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André Michel's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:48 AM

This is of GRAT interest simply because applicable to any Country on

the planet? (but there will be a cost which might be taken by some Governments or Nonprofits Organizations

Nick Lesley's comment, May 17, 6:54 AM
This is a very good and helpful article, I feel like if I were ever put in this situation I would be able to do alot to the community.
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Antibacterial Power of Black Silicon

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"Earlier this year, we reported about a finding which revealed that physical structure of Psaltoda claripenniscicada wings can shred certain types of rod-shaped bacteria. After analyzing the surface, researchers at the Swinburne University of Technology used biomimicry to create a surface with similar properties. This nanosurface could lead to development of a new generation of nanostructured antibacterial materials. 

“Based on this discovery, we investigated other insects that may possess similar surface architectures that might kill more bacteria, in particular the deadly strains of the Staphylococcus aureus or golden staph bacterium”, said Elena Ivanova, microbiology professor at the Swinburne University of Technology. Their search led them to the wings of the Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher dragonfly), whose spike-like nanostructure destroys both rod-shaped and spherical bacteria."

 


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The single most important principle for sustainability

The single most important principle for sustainability | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The non-natural needs to prove its benefits, not the natural. This principle is the clearest expression of the precautionary principle I've ever seen, and it is even more stringent.

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China’s Green Economy Faces Significant Challenges

China’s Green Economy Faces Significant Challenges | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

China has a strong policy framework in place to transition to a green economy, but significant challenges stand in the way including its pollution problems and the technology gap between Chinese firms and their international competitors, according to a study sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection.


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Europe's prophets of austerity brought suffering, not growth

Europe's prophets of austerity brought suffering, not growth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
William Keegan: The EU's leaders abhorred stimulus. Now the eurozone is so weak they fear the very idea that the US might stop spending

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Terres rares : la Chine passera dans un proche avenir de pur exportateur à importateur

Terres rares : la Chine passera dans un proche avenir de pur exportateur à importateur | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Terres rares : Le retournement imprévu du verrouillage géopolitique ,la Chine passera dans un proche avenir de pur exportateur à importateur. Mutation de poids. La dépendance des fabricants de tech...

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Flo @ddline2020 's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:06 PM

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Going gluten-free? Things to consider, part 1: Folate | Food Matters, Scientific American Blog Network

Going gluten-free? Things to consider, part 1: Folate | Food Matters, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Last spring, I wrote a blog post for Scientific American’s guest blog about gluten sensitivity, a condition in which patients without celiac disease exhibit symptoms, such ...
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What 11 Billion People Mean for Disease Outbreaks: Scientific American

What 11 Billion People Mean for Disease Outbreaks: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The explosive growth of the human population—from 2.5 billion to 6 billion since the second half of the 20th century—may have already started changing how infectious diseases emerge
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Box 1 : Fungi on the March : Scientific American

Box 1 : Fungi on the March : Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the world's premier magazine of scientific discovery and technological innovation for the general public.
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Starting then Stopping Geoengineering Could Dangerously Accelerate Climate Change: Scientific American

Starting then Stopping Geoengineering Could Dangerously Accelerate Climate Change: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study shows how starting and stopping efforts to reverse climate change could speed up global warming
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Solar Picnic Tables Power Phones and Laptops at Colleges Across the Country

Solar Picnic Tables Power Phones and Laptops at Colleges Across the Country | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Colleges in California, Florida and Texas are among those who have installed the tables on their campuses
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SeaOrbiter? Oui, c'est une station océanique mobile de 58 mètres ...

SeaOrbiter? Oui, c'est une station océanique mobile de 58 mètres ... | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Terre — Exploration : SeaOrbiter est le seul vaisseau au monde qui permet l'exploration du grand large et des abysses par une équipe d'une vingtaine.

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Company Makes CO2 Into Liquid Fuel, with Help from a Volcano | MIT Technology Review

Company Makes CO2 Into Liquid Fuel, with Help from a Volcano | MIT Technology Review | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An Icelandic company figures out how to make methanol from waste CO2, but the economics may not work without a nearby volcano.

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L'Antarctique grandit malgré le réchauffement climatique : nous vous expliquons pourquoi

L'Antarctique grandit malgré le réchauffement climatique : nous vous expliquons pourquoi | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

"Le 13 novembre dernier, l’Organisation Météorologique Mondiale, une agence spécialisée de l’ONU, publiait ses chiffres provisoires concernant le changement climatique pour l’année bientôt écoulée. 2013 sera l’année des records en ce qui concerne l’élévation du niveau des mers (3,2 mm pour l’année) et l’apparition de phénomènes climatiques paroxysmaux. Malgré tout, on souligne que la hausse des températures marque un palier depuis une quinzaine d’années et que, alors que la banquise arctique fond de façon dramatique, la banquise antarctique, non seulement croît, mais atteint des niveaux records. À première vue, on ne peut que se réjouir : la banquise antarctique semble plus robuste que jamais, mieux armée pour affronter les changements globaux du climat. La réalité est-elle aussi simple et réjouissante que ce qu’un bilan comptable de la surface de la banquise peut laisser paraître ?"


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Infographic: Everything You Need To Know About GMO Laws [or the lack there of]

Infographic: Everything You Need To Know About GMO Laws [or the lack there of] | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Are genetically modified foods, better known as GMOs, safe to eat? Although there is no definitive answer to this question yet, American consumers eat genetically engineered foods all the time. However, the maze of labeling laws makes choosing whether or not they want to eat them a totally different story...


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:34 PM

The Huffington Post and visual.ly tell it like it is with GMOs.

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I mattoncini Lego pensano green

I mattoncini Lego pensano green | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Il colosso dei mattoncini Lego ha stretto con il WWF l'accordo che porterà alla riduzione dell'impatto ambientale dell'intera produzione entro il 2016


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OPINIONS :: CONTRECHAMP :: Fin des métaux, fin de l'ère industrielle?

OPINIONS :: CONTRECHAMP :: Fin des métaux, fin de l'ère industrielle? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

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Zéro plastique en décharge en 2020? - Journal de l'environnement

Zéro plastique en décharge en 2020? - Journal de l'environnement | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Alors que Bruxelles prépare la révision de la directive-cadre en 2014, les producteurs de polymères réclament le zéro plastique en décharge à l’horizon 2020. Un objectif qui ne peut être atteint qu’en réduisant cette consommation et en recyclant les autres matières que les emballages. En particulier en France.


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Going gluten-free? Things to consider, part 2: Fiber | Food Matters, Scientific American Blog Network

Going gluten-free? Things to consider, part 2: Fiber | Food Matters, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, I started a series of posts about what people should consider when they embark on a gluten-free diet for reasons other than celiac ...
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Urban Farm Versus the Apocalypse | Symbiartic, Scientific American Blog Network

Urban Farm Versus the Apocalypse | Symbiartic, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Urban Farm on a Rainy Day © Jon Ellis (aka jonorobo). Click each image to see enlarged version on DeviantArt.
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Box 2 : Fungi on the March : Scientific American

Box 2 : Fungi on the March : Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the world's premier magazine of scientific discovery and technological innovation for the general public.
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Strange Fungi Now Stalk Healthy People: Scientific American

Strange Fungi Now Stalk Healthy People: Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A strange fungal disease in Canada and the U.S. heralds a new threat to human health
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7 Ways to Reduce Toxic Soil Substances in Urban Gardens

7 Ways to Reduce Toxic Soil Substances in Urban Gardens | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Urban soils are often heavily contaminated with metals and other contaminants, prompting questions about the health consequences of urban gardening—and some new solutions
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