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These photos will show you just how big a Russian diamond mine can be

These photos will show you just how big a Russian diamond mine can be | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mirny's operations lasted 44 years.
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GE leads Caterpillar in locomotive race

GE leads Caterpillar in locomotive race | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Firms competing to offer engines that comply with tougher US emission rules.
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Best for bees to be stay-at-homes

Best for bees to be stay-at-homes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Honey bees with roots in the local environment manage much better in the struggle for survival than imported honey bees from foreign environments.
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How plants may be evolving to the lack of bees

How plants may be evolving to the lack of bees | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Plants which used to have two types of male reproductive organs – to increase their chances for fertilisation – are reverting back to one type. And in some cases, they are becoming self-fertilising.
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Video: Expert on threat of chikungunya virus

Video: Expert on threat of chikungunya virus | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With a handful of New Englanders having recently contracted the mosquito-borne disease called chikungunya, should Massachusetts residents be worried about catching it?
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Ebola crisis in West Africa deepens; 500+ dead

Ebola crisis in West Africa deepens; 500+ dead | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional funerals.
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New dementia app brings together siblings, crosses disciplines

New dementia app brings together siblings, crosses disciplines | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
McMaster graduates Alexis Liddell and Chris Benoit don't have a lot in common. She is a Humanities/Social Sciences graduate working in the long-term care field; he received his degree in Software Engineering and is working in mobile app development.
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About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says

About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
You may think you're better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you're probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person's ability to tackle one subject influence their aptitude at the other, accounting for about half of a person's ...
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Are digital currencies the future of money?

Are digital currencies the future of money? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We all know how to make money: get a job, make things and sell them, maybe play the stock markets. But what about creating a whole new kind of money?
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3D printed anatomy to mark a new era for medical training

3D printed anatomy to mark a new era for medical training | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The creators of a unique kit containing anatomical body parts produced by 3D printing say it will revolutionise medical education and training, especially in countries where cadaver use is problematical.
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Keeping our eyes on the ball is the only way to hit our climate target

Keeping our eyes on the ball is the only way to hit our climate target | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kicking goals is a whole lot easier when you're running hard, with a clear line of vision. But amid so much backpassing and confusion on climate policy in Australia, it could be easy to lose sight of what we're really shooting for. For those looking for some perspective on this week's events in Parliament, ...
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London heat boost underestimated

London heat boost underestimated | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
London's urban heat island effect, which keeps night-time temperatures in the capital warmer than in surrounding rural areas, may have been underestimated by up to 45 per cent.
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Painful Mosquito-Borne Disease Now Infecting More Than 350,000 People In The Americas

Painful Mosquito-Borne Disease Now Infecting More Than 350,000 People In The Americas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Marqui Ducarme is aided by his wife after contracting the Chikungunya virus at his home in Port-au-Prince, May 23, 2014. The painful mosquito-borne virus called Chikungunya is spreading quickly through the Caribbean, causing alarm in Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic.

 

The first report of chikungunya in the Americas surfaced in the Caribbean in December 2013. By March, there were 15,000 such reports. Now, according to the latest numbers from the regional office of the World Health Organization, there are 350,580 suspected cases of this incredibly painful viral infection.

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Slow growth spoiling China’s appetite for coal

Slow growth spoiling China’s appetite for coal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the first half of 2014, the country’s coal imports grew just 0.9%, compared with 13.3% a year earlier.
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Kenya poachers kill four rhinos in worst attack in 26 years

Kenya poachers kill four rhinos in worst attack in 26 years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Armed poachers have slaughtered four rhinos in a reserve in central Kenya, the worst single attack on the species in more than 20 years, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said Monday.
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Halve catches or lose Pacific bluefin tuna, WWF tells fishery managers

Halve catches or lose Pacific bluefin tuna,  WWF tells fishery managers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The long term sustainability of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna fishery can only be guaranteed by following the science and halving catch limits, WWF will tell the two Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) covering the Pacific.
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Ivorian refugees stopped from returning home over Ebola fears

Ivorian refugees stopped from returning home over Ebola fears | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Around 400 Ivorian refugees who fled to Liberia during their country's 2010-2011 post-election violence have been prevented from returning home due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus, a UN official said Monday.
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Sierra Leone samples: Ebola evidence in West Africa in 2006

Sierra Leone samples: Ebola evidence in West Africa in 2006 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Analysis of clinical samples from suspected Lassa fever cases in Sierra Leone showed that about two-thirds of the patients had been exposed to other emerging diseases, and nearly nine percent tested positive for Ebola virus. The study, published in this month's edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases, ...
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Researcher examines how neighborhood food environments impact diet-related illnesses

Researcher examines how neighborhood food environments impact diet-related illnesses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The seeds for Hanaa Hamdi's remarkable plans to change the food environment in Newark were planted during her own childhood.
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Study of noninvasive retinal imaging device presented at Alzheimer's conference

Study of noninvasive retinal imaging device presented at Alzheimer's conference | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A noninvasive optical imaging device developed at Cedars-Sinai can provide early detection of changes that later occur in the brain and are a classic sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to preliminary results from investigators conducting a clinical trial in Australia.
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Chinese officials will buy more electric cars

Chinese officials will buy more electric cars | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of 'new energy vehicles,' China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market.
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The right to be forgotten is fundamental in the digital age

The right to be forgotten is fundamental in the digital age | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The current debate over the right to be forgotten, spurred by a European Union ruling that allows people to stop certain web pages from appearing in search results, is proof – if further proof was required – of the distinct form of public life that is being created by the internet.
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Mary Robinson named UN special climate change envoy

Mary Robinson named UN special climate change envoy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday named former Irish president Mary Robinson as his special envoy for climate change, ahead of a summit set for September.
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ND pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring

ND pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to ensure such breaches are prevented or caught quickly.
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