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The Horrifying Toxic Chemical Footprints of Everyday Items

The Horrifying Toxic Chemical Footprints of Everyday Items | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Consumers have a new guide for plastics safety, but the game is still rigged in the favor of industry.
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Political conflicts worsening Yemen food security - UN agency

Political conflicts worsening Yemen food security - UN agency | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One in four Yemenis is undernourished and more than half of Yemen's 25 million people are 'food insecure'
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What is the value of an ecosystem? Teacher’s Kit for Human Activity and the Environment 2013: Measuring ecosystem goods and services in Canada

The materials introduce and develop critical thinking about the topics of ecosystems, ecosystem goods and services, valuation of ecosystem goods and services and research methods associated with measuring ecosystems and ecosystem goods and services.

 

All lessons, case studies, assignment sheets and evaluation rubrics are provided in HTML and PDF formats. Three classroom-ready presentations are provided in PowerPoint, PDF and HTML formats.

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Cutting Carbon City By City Could Have A Huge Impact On Climate Change

Cutting Carbon City By City Could Have A Huge Impact On Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By taking aggressive action, city governments could avoid 140 billion tons of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 -- a substantial portion of the GHGs the world can still afford to emit.
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Infectious disease: Ebola’s lost ward

Infectious disease: Ebola’s lost ward | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A hospital in Sierra Leone has struggled to continue its research amid the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
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Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Joins The ‘I Don’t Know The Science’ Chorus On Climate Change

Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Joins The ‘I Don’t Know The Science’ Chorus On Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"I don’t know the science behind climate change," Ernst said, when pressed at a debate last night. "I can’t say one way or another what is the direct impact, whether it’s man-made or not."
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"Soft Costs" Squeeze US Solar

"Soft Costs" Squeeze US Solar | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
So it turns out those crazy socialists in Germany are doing a better job of beating bureaucratic red tape out of solar installations, while the US's "free market" has an obstacle in that area. Thos...
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How Melty was Arctic Sea Ice this Year? Pretty Darn Melty.

How Melty was Arctic Sea Ice this Year?  Pretty Darn Melty. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greg Laden's Blog:  The Arctic Sea is covered with ice during the winter, and some of it melts off every summer. Over recent years the amount of melt has been increasing. This is the time of year w...
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A Rare Arctic Land Sale Stokes Worry in Norway

A Rare Arctic Land Sale Stokes Worry in Norway | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A Chinese businessman with deep pockets is looking to buy land in Norway, creating a frenzy of speculation about moves by China to gain a permanent foothold in the Arctic.
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70: The Magic Number That Could End the Ebola Epidemic

70: The Magic Number That Could End the Ebola Epidemic | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
There are a lot of scary numbers floating over Ebola. Take 1.4 million patients: the worst case projected for January. But the most important number is 70. Here's why:
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Group: Wildlife populations down drastically

GENEVA (AP) — Populations of about 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have plummeted far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.

The study Tuesday from the Swiss-based WWF largely blamed human threats to nature for a 52-percent decline in wildlife populations between 1970 and 2010.

 

It says improved methods of measuring populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles explain the huge difference from the 28-percent decline between 1970 and 2008 that the group reported in 2012.

 

Most of the new losses were found in tropical regions, particularly Latin America.

 

WWF describes the study it has carried out every two years since 1998 as a barometer of the state of the planet.

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Few lessons taken from ash spills

Few lessons taken from ash spills | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With its creation last week of a $10million fund for Carolinas waterways, Duke Energy followed the pattern set by other utilities in atoning for high-profile coal ash spills.
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National Science Foundation: Record California Drought Directly Linked To Climate Change

National Science Foundation: Record California Drought Directly Linked To Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A Stanford study funded by the National Science Foundation confirms a growing body of research that finds "the atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought in California are very likely linked to human-caused climate change."
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Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators clean up and recycle after night of clashes with police

Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators clean up and recycle after night of clashes with police | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have been cleaning up after themselves after a night of battles with police who used tear gas and pepper spray in a crackdown condemned around the world.
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How global warming affected extreme weather events in 2013 – interactive

How global warming affected extreme weather events in 2013 – interactive | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A report by 92 scientists from 14 countries look at how climate change affected 16 of the biggest weather events of 2013
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How fossil fuels threaten our ability to have healthy children

How fossil fuels threaten our ability to have healthy children | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Naomi Klein on why oil spills, fracking, and climate change pose a special danger to the youngest members of all species.
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A $60 trillion global-warming gamble in a $75 trillion GDP world

A $60 trillion global-warming gamble in a $75 trillion GDP world | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Global warming is a $60 trillion bet in a world where the total GDP of all nations is only $75 trillion, where the climate mess is already a catastrophe. And yet we keep gambling, blindly addicted to capitalism’s promise of perpetual growth..
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Benedict on the climate summit and march

Benedict on the climate summit and march | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

In an Al Jazeera appearance, Bulletin executive director Kennette Benedict discusses the import of the UN Climate Summit and the People's Climate March in New York City

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Video: Massive Pro-Democracy Protests Rage On In Hong Kong

Video: Massive Pro-Democracy Protests Rage On In Hong Kong | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse thousands of pro-democracy protesters near the government complex, after a week of escalating tensions. Dozens of demonstrators were arrested, with hundreds remaining in the city centre late on Sunday.
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Plowing Bedroc How bad is soil erosion in US cropland?

Plowing Bedroc How bad is soil erosion in US cropland? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

A statement in JM Greer's blog last month challenged everything I thought I knew about soil management in American cropland. At today's rate of erosion, he wrote, the topsoil would be gone by 2075. Gone! The land might look likeProvidence Canyon , where poor soil management in the 1820’s triggered runaway erosion that is still going on .

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The Alberta Tar Sands

The Alberta Tar Sands | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Buried just beneath a layer of muskeg and forest in northern Alberta, Canada, lies a 50,000 square mile reservoir of heavy crude oil, possibly holding 2 trillion barrels of recoverable oil
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Chris Kresser: Functional Health

Chris Kresser: Functional Health | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Consumer Reports states that, person for person, health care in the US costs twice as much as it does in the rest of the developed world. And the kicker of their analysis: We don’t get much for our money. In a 2013 Commonwealth Fund study of 11 developed countries’ health care systems, the U.S. ranked fifth in quality and worst for infant mortality. America also did the worst job of preventing deaths from treatable conditions, such as strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain treatable cancers.

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Implementing smarter milk farming in Chesco

Implementing smarter milk farming in Chesco | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Walt Moore's 850 cows lounge on beds of soft sand. They are cooled by spritzes of water and breezes generated by fans. They eat a custom-blended diet of gourmet grains that a computer tells Moore...
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