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Medical establishment also a casualty of Ebola crisis

Medical establishment also a casualty of Ebola crisis | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beyond the human tragedy of the Ebola epidemic unfolding in west Africa, the crisis is claiming a collateral victim: trust in the medical order.
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Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm

Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city.
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David Collet's curator insight, October 27, 2014 4:29 AM

It may already be here. Communication of problems is not strong and is also a cause for alarm.

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Two US states order tough Ebola quarantine rules

Two US states order tough Ebola quarantine rules | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered a mandatory quarantine for medics who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa, after the deadly virus spread to America's largest city.
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New study finds options for climate change policy are well characterized

New study finds options for climate change policy are well characterized | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Policy options for climate change risk management are straightforward and have well understood strengths and weaknesses, according to a new study by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program.
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Harper Named World's 'Worst Climate Villain' After Damning Report

Harper Named World's 'Worst Climate Villain' After Damning Report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Canada does well at many things.

 

Earlier this year, Canadian cities were listed among the world's top places to live. The country ranks high with the best when it comes to wealth and it's been praised foremerging from the financial crisis in decent shape.

 

But there's one category in which Canada ranks dead last among industrialized nations: its efforts to combat climate change.

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The Invisible and Fatal World of Oceanic Noise Pollution

The Invisible and Fatal World of Oceanic Noise Pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Noise pollution is threatening marine species, is there a better way we could be communicating?
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Has air pollution made Kathmandu unliveable?

Has air pollution made Kathmandu unliveable? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With smog nearly five times worse than what caused Paris to ban cars, the capital of the supposedly pristine mountain nation of Nepal is choking. Doctor Andrew Lodge reports
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16 Killed in Northwest China Coal Mine Collapse

16 Killed in Northwest China Coal Mine Collapse | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand. Another 11 miners were injured in the disaster, which struck just before midnight Friday in...
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On a Warmer Planet, Which Cities Will Be Safest?

On a Warmer Planet, Which Cities Will Be Safest? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists trying to predict the consequences of climate change see few havens from future storms, floods and droughts. But some regions will fare much better than others.
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Hottest 12 Months On Record: NOAA Data ‘Show No Pause In Warming’

Hottest 12 Months On Record: NOAA Data ‘Show No Pause In Warming’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NOAA reports, “The past 12 months (10-13 to 9-14) was the warmest 12-month period since records began in 1880.” While some, mainly non-scientists, have said the world hasn't warmed in 18 years “NOAA records show no pause in warming."
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U.S. Ebola fighters head to Africa, but will the military and civilian effort be enough?

U.S. Ebola fighters head to Africa, but will the military and civilian effort be enough? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Thousands of U.S. troops and civilians are headed to Liberia. But with the number of cases topping 10,000, the question now is whether this stronger response is too little, too late.
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Michigan's sewer overflows raise regional concerns

Michigan's sewer overflows raise regional concerns | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Flooding in August caused 10 billion gallons of sewer overflows in southeast Michigan.
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U.N. Climate Change Report Sees Risks Of Irreversible Damage

U.N. Climate Change Report Sees Risks Of Irreversible Damage | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Report says governments still have time to avert the worst impacts from climate change.
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Concerns mount over US Ebola quarantine

Concerns mount over US Ebola quarantine | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A controversial decision to impose Ebola quarantines in three US states sparked criticism Sunday, as the first American nurse isolated under the order blasted her treatment as 'inhumane.'
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WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 (Update)

WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.
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Dietary cocoa flavanols reverse age-related memory decline, study shows

Dietary cocoa flavanols reverse age-related memory decline, study shows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists. The study, published today in the advance online issue of Nature Neuroscience, provides ...
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David Collet's curator insight, October 27, 2014 4:33 AM

I knew it. Chocolate is good for your health. Every senior should consume as much chocolate as possible. (Joke).

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Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere, study finds

Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere.

 

But in a new study published in Science, a group of Rutgers researchers have found that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulating the earth's climate.

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NPR Guts Its Environment And Climate Reporting Team, Becomes ‘Part Of The Problem’

NPR Guts Its Environment And Climate Reporting Team, Becomes ‘Part Of The Problem’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NPR has gutted its staff dedicated to covering climate issues. Given the nation’s and world’s renewed focus on the threat posed by unrestricted carbon pollution, this baffling move is already receiving widespread criticism from scientists and media watchers.
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Would you believe these award-winning photographs were captured with an iPhone?

Breathtaking photo of a hiker traversing the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia takes 1st place in the 7th annual iPhone Photography Awards.
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Ebola, ISIS or nuclear weapons? Here’s what countries in the world fear most

Ebola, ISIS or nuclear weapons? Here’s what countries in the world fear most | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
EBOLA, the Islamic State, climate change and nuclear weapons — we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to fears to keep you up at night.
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10 Places Where Climate Change Is Being Felt the Fastest - weather.com

10 Places Where Climate Change Is Being Felt the Fastest - weather.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Where is global warming already having major impacts? From South Florida to the Arctic, here's where the effects of climate change are being felt already.
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Floridians Deliver 92,000-Signature Petition Urging Gov. Rick Scott To Cut State Emissions

Floridians Deliver 92,000-Signature Petition Urging Gov. Rick Scott To Cut State Emissions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"It’s time we put a clean power plan in place for Florida that cleans up dirty coal fired power plants."
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Biomuseo Showcases Panama’s Ecological Diversity

Biomuseo Showcases Panama’s Ecological Diversity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The new museum designed by Frank Gehry combines technology, science and art to promote discovery of nature in the country.
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Legal fight over PCB responsibility continues

Legal fight over PCB responsibility continues | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Company's knowledge of harm doesn't mean it's 100 percent liable, appellate court rules
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LOS BANOS: Drought, disease wait in Valley for migratory birds | FresnoBee.com

LOS BANOS: Drought, disease wait in Valley for migratory birds | FresnoBee.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One million migrating birds are expected to find shriveled habitat, avian cholera and botulism in the Valley this winter.
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