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The Stock Market's Shaky Foundation

The Stock Market's Shaky Foundation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
According to the stock markets in the US and in Europe, the world’s economy is not just in good shape, but is in the best shape it’s ever been.
The S&P 500 hit an intraday new re
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We need to pull together to save oceans: Kerry

We need to pull together to save oceans: Kerry | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Half Moon Bay, United States (AFP) Feb 26, 2014 - US Secretary of State John Kerry warned royalty, corporate kings and environmental warriors Tuesday that governments won't save the seas without significant impetus from every sphere of society.
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Volcanoes, including Mount Hood in the US, can quickly become active

Volcanoes, including Mount Hood in the US, can quickly become active | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 27, 2014 -
New research results suggest that magma sitting 4-5 kilometers beneath the surface of Oregon's Mount Hood has been stored in near-solid conditions for thousands of years. The time it takes to liquef
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Climate change won't reduce deaths in winter

Climate change won't reduce deaths in winter | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Exeter UK (SPX) Feb 27, 2014 -
New research has found that climate change is unlikely to reduce the UK's excess winter death rate as previously thought. The study is published in the journal Nature Climate Change and debunks the
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China's smog suffocating agriculture?

China's smog suffocating agriculture? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (UPI) Feb 26, 2013 -
China's air pollution is putting the country's agriculture sector at risk, experts say.
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Rainforest Alliance - Support Conservation -- Donate to the Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance - Support Conservation -- Donate to the Rainforest Alliance | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Conserve Rainforests in Brazil and Throughout the World!

When Brazil hosts the 2014 World Cup, its natural resources—including the Amazon Rainforest—will be imperiled by unprecedented waves of tourism. By contributing to the Rainforest Alliance’s efforts, you help us collaborate with communities on the front lines of conservation to protect the natural resources on which we all depend. 

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American senators bash Keystone in Washington

American senators bash Keystone in Washington | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Say 'the health impacts of tar sands oil are being ignored.'
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Syria: Vision of Mankind's Future?

Syria: Vision of Mankind's Future? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Guardian: It is a vision of unimaginable desolation: a crowd of men, women and children stretching as far as the eye can see into the war-devastated landscape of Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus. A...
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Storms 'slaughter' kills over 21,000 birds on French coast

Storms 'slaughter' kills over 21,000 birds on French coast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 21,000 sea birds have died since the end of January on France's Atlantic coast due to storms in the worst 'slaughter' in a century, the national Bird Protection League (LPO) said Wednesday.
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Noisy oceans potentially driving whales away from prime habitat

Noisy oceans potentially driving whales away from prime habitat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new report from WWF details the problems increasingly noisy oceans are creating for whales. Those problems include finding mates, finding food, and potentially driving whales away from prime habitat.
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Study shows why breastfed babies are so smart

Study shows why breastfed babies are so smart | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Loads of studies over the years have shown that children who were breastfed score higher on IQ tests and perform better in school, but the reason why remained unclear.
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Don't throw out old, sprouting garlic—it has heart-healthy antioxidants

Don't throw out old, sprouting garlic—it has heart-healthy antioxidants | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
old garlic bulbs with bright green shoots emerging from the cloves—is considered to be past its prime and usually ends up in the garbage can. But scientists are reporting in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that this type of garlic has even more heart-healthy antioxidant activity than ...
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Study links nurses' workload and education to patients' survival after surgery

Study links nurses' workload and education to patients' survival after surgery | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Patients are more likely to die after common surgical procedures when they are cared for in hospitals with heavier nurse workloads and fewer nurses with bachelor's degrees, concludes the largest investigation of nursing and hospital outcomes in Europe to date, published in The Lancet.
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China smog drives masks out of stock

China smog drives masks out of stock | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Feb 26, 2014 - China's biggest online face-mask sellers were running out of stock Wednesday as consumers rushed to protect themselves from smog that has shrouded large swathes of northern China for a week.
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Seed-filled buoys may help restore diverse sea meadows in San Francisco Bay

Seed-filled buoys may help restore diverse sea meadows in San Francisco Bay | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
San Francisco CA (SPX) Feb 27, 2014 -
A pearl net filled with seedpods, tethered by a rope anchored in the coastal mud but swaying with the tide, could be an especially effective way to restore disappearing marine meadows of eelgrass, a
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Haze heavier around Beijing

Haze heavier around Beijing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (XNA) Feb 27, 2014 -
Thick smog shrouding Beijing and its surrounding areas becomes heavier as the capital has raised its four-tiered alert system to orange.

The smog covered about 1.4 million square km of centr
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Managed honeybees linked to new diseases in wild bees

Managed honeybees linked to new diseases in wild bees | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Feb 27, 2014 -
Diseases that are common in managed honeybee colonies are now widespread in the UK's wild bumblebees, according to research published in Nature. The study suggests that some diseases are being drive
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Daewoo: help end Uzbek cotton slavery - Walk Free

Daewoo: help end Uzbek cotton slavery - Walk Free | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Daewoo publicly acknowledges that the Uzbek government uses forced labour to produce the cotton it buys and processes. DEMAND that Daewoo to pledges its opposition to the government's forced labour system and stops its operations in Uzbekistan.
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Email - New coal in California? What century is this? - Sierra Club

Email - New coal in California? What century is this? - Sierra Club | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

California has made great strides to wean itself off dirty coal.

Last year, Los Angeles announced it would be coal free. Other utilities are going coal free, too, and California is on pace to eliminate coal entirely over the next ten years. The efforts to ditch coal have ramifications for the country: as California goes, so goes the nation.

Now, all that progress to move California beyond coal is at risk, as the California Energy Commission considers building a new coal power plant outside Bakersfield, a region with some of the dirtiest air in the country.

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Climate change causes high, but predictable, extinction risks

Climate change causes high, but predictable, extinction risks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Judging the effects of climate change on extinction may be easier than previously thought, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.
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Whales, ships more common through Bering Strait

Whales, ships more common through Bering Strait | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Arctic is home to a growing number of whales and ships, and to populations of sub-Arctic whales that are expanding their territory into newly ice-free Arctic waters.
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Keeping the world safe for miso soup and Brazilian beans, arctic seed vault welcomes new treasures

Keeping the world safe for miso soup and Brazilian beans, arctic seed vault welcomes new treasures | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Over 20,000 crops originating from over 100 countries will arrive this week at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV), in time for the vault's sixth birthday. The samples include a university collection of barley from earthquake-rattled Japan, crucial to everything from beer and whiskey to miso soup ...
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More evidence that vision test on sidelines may help diagnose concussion

More evidence that vision test on sidelines may help diagnose concussion | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A simple vision test performed on the sidelines may help determine whether athletes have suffered a concussion, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.
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LDL cholesterol indicates an amino acid deficiency, researcher says

LDL cholesterol indicates an amino acid deficiency, researcher says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the 'bad cholesterol' that doctors consider a sign of potential heart disease, is merely a marker of a diet lacking all of the essential amino acids, says University of Illinois comparative biosciences professor Fred Kummerow, 99, a longtime opponent of the medical establishment's ...
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