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U.S. Steel: New spills add to legacy of steelmaking pollution

U.S. Steel: New spills add to legacy of steelmaking pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The worst pollution on the U.S. Steel property dates back decades — but more spills are recorded every year.
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Dukeville, NC: Don’t drink the water, locals and activists warn | Al Jazeera America

Dukeville, NC: Don’t drink the water, locals and activists warn | Al Jazeera America | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Locals say a nearby coal ash pond has polluted their drinking water, and a new cleanup schedule has left them behind
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#NatureIsSpeaking - Redwoods

#NatureIsSpeaking - Redwoods | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has committed to donating $1 to Conservation International for every unique use of the hashtag #NatureIsSpeaking, up to $1 million.
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Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union

Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The EU new plan changes how refiners label the carbon intensity of their fuel.

 

The move comes conveniently at a time when tensions between the EU and top oil supplier Russia are running high.

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A universal Ebola drug target

A universal Ebola drug target | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
University of Utah biochemists have reported a new drug discovery tool against the Ebola virus. According to a study published in this week's online edition of Protein Science, they have produced a molecule, known as a peptide mimic, that displays a functionally critical region of the virus that is ...
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Americans drink less when cigarettes cost more

In the U.S., higher cigarette taxes and strict smoke-free policies not only curb smoking but also lower alcohol consumption, a new study shows.
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Ebola: Simple methods of protection

Ebola: Simple methods of protection | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Preventing infection by the Ebola virus entails simple but rigorously-observed methods of barrier protection and monitoring for signs of ill-health, say experts.
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What 20 years of research on cannabis use has taught us: review

What 20 years of research on cannabis use has taught us: review | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the past 20 years recreational cannabis use has grown tremendously, becoming almost as common as tobacco use among adolescents and young adults, and so has the research evidence. A major new review in the scientific journal Addiction sets out the latest information on the effects of cannabis use ...
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E-car sharing comes of age

E-car sharing comes of age | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Giving up your own car and sharing one with other people instead – car sharing is the hot trend of the moment. But if it's going to succeed with electric vehicles, charging times need to be shorter and booking processes simpler. That means a straightforward process for finding the electric car that ...
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NASA eyes Super typhoon Vongfong

NASA eyes Super typhoon Vongfong | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Typhoon Vongfong strengthened into a Super typhoon on Tuesday, October 7 as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead.
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Public opinion should help sway marine policy according to study

Public opinion should help sway marine policy according to study | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Public opinion should inform policy decisions about the marine environment, according to a study published this week in the international journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever

The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A quixotic historian tries to hold oil and gas companies responsible for Louisiana’s disappearing coast.
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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, October 8, 2014 6:03 AM

La situación aqui en Mexico y en todo el Golfo de Mexico es ugual.

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Madrid Moves Toward a Car-Free Center City | Streetsblog USA

Madrid Moves Toward a Car-Free Center City | Streetsblog USA | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Beginning in January, Madrid will enact new policies to keep cars out of almost 500 acres in the core of the city, part of a long-term plan to entirely pedestrianize the center city.

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Pesticides linked to bee deaths pose 'massive' ecological threat, watchdog warns

Pesticides linked to bee deaths pose 'massive' ecological threat, watchdog warns | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The use of neonicotinoid pesticides by Ontario farmers, which has been linked to the deaths of bees, could have a 'massive impact' on our ecological system, the province's environment watchdog warned Tuesday.
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High in Yellowstone, a foundational tree falters — The Daily Climate

High in Yellowstone, a foundational tree falters — The Daily Climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Whitebark pine, denizen of the high country around Yellowstone National Park, faces an invading pest as its climate shifts. A Climate at Your Doorstep story.

The whitebark pine is both a foundation and a keystone species. The health of the whitebark pine is very closely related to the health of the entire ecosystem. 

- Jesse Logan, U.S. Forest Service
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Queensland wants coal waste to be dumped onshore, not near reef

Queensland wants coal waste to be dumped onshore, not near reef | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The state government submitted an application to the federal government for 3mn m⊃3; of dredging material to be disposed on land.
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Five things you should know about Ebola virus

Five things you should know about Ebola virus | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Last week, the first case of the Ebola virus was confirmed in the United States, a fact that has no doubt caused concern as the number of fatalities in West Africa continues to rise. In an effort to get a little more educated about the disease and its threat now that it's reached the U.S., DrexelNow ...
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Many adults support equal access to healthcare for undocumented immigrant children

Many adults support equal access to healthcare for undocumented immigrant children | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Access to health insurance is very limited for immigrants living in the U.S. – both undocumented immigrants and permanent residents. But a new survey has found that many U.S. adults who work on behalf of children think undocumented immigrant children should have access to healthcare equal to that ...
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Study links declining fitness, sleep complaints

Study links declining fitness, sleep complaints | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study from the University of Georgia finds a link between a person's fitness level—specifically cardiorespiratory fitness—and sleeping ability.
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Probiotics protect children and pregnant women against heavy metal poisoning

Probiotics protect children and pregnant women against heavy metal poisoning | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Yogurt containing probiotic bacteria successfully protected children and pregnant women against heavy metal exposure in a recent study. Working with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Canadian and Tanzanian researchers created and distributed a special yogurt containing Lactobacillus ...
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New genetic variants associated with coffee drinking

New genetic variants associated with coffee drinking | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new, large-scale study has identified six new genetic variants associated with habitual coffee drinking. The genome-wide meta-analysis, led by Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers, helps explain why a given amount of coffee or caffeine has different effects ...
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Toshiba develops lifelike communication android

Toshiba develops lifelike communication android | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed a lifelike communication android that can move its arms and hands smoothly and use Japanese sign language. The android is a prototype that the company will continue to develop towards achieving a service robot able to assist people in the fields ...
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Brazil's rainforests are releasing more carbon dioxide than previously thought

Brazil's rainforests are releasing more carbon dioxide than previously thought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Because of the deforestation of tropical rainforests in Brazil, significantly more carbon has been lost than was previously assumed. As scientists of the Hemholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) write in the scientific journal Nature Communications, the effect of the degradation has been underestimated ...
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The Sand Thieves: World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom - SPIEGEL ONLINE

The Sand Thieves: World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sand is becoming so scarce that stealing it has become an attractive business model. With residential towers rising ever higher and development continuing apace in Asia and Africa, demand for the finite resource is insatiable.
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The 10 Worst Energy-Related Disasters Of Modern Times

The 10 Worst Energy-Related Disasters Of Modern Times | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The energy industry has suffered some terrible disasters in the last century, with horrific, long-lasting environmental and humanitarian costs...
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