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A Heavy Issue -- Beijing Review

A Heavy Issue -- Beijing Review | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

In the wake of explosive development, environmental degradation has morphed into a major problem

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Overfished over overpolluted and with 200 million-year-old species close to extinction - what next for one of Europe's great rivers?

Overfished over overpolluted and with 200 million-year-old species close to extinction - what next for one of Europe's great rivers? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Heavily polluted by communism's industries, and with an ancient fish species in critical danger due to extensive damming and illegal fishing, the River Danube is no stranger to a turbulent time.
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As Minnesota's climate changes, bad air and new disease risks follow

As Minnesota's climate changes, bad air and new disease risks follow | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In the last century, the state has generally grown warmer and wetter. Here's what that could mean for your health, county by county.
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‘Otters dying early because of poisoned seas’

‘Otters dying early because of poisoned seas’ | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scottish otters are only living a third of the lifespan of those on mainland Europe because of poisoned seas, a leading expert on the species has warned.
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Pop stars join the fray

Pop stars join the fray | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
He probably knows the tune AT CHINA'S ‘coming-out party’, the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the popular theme tune was a song called “Beijing Welcomes You”, with...
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The toll of a tragedy

The toll of a tragedy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
THE first reported case in the Ebola outbreak ravaging west Africa dates back to December 2013, in Guéckédou, a forested area of Guinea near the border with...
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Airpocalypse hits Beijing... and breaks devastating new record

Airpocalypse hits Beijing... and breaks devastating new record | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Usually it's only locals that have to suffer through Beijing's notorious air pollution. But as records in air quality are smashed, celebrities and sport stars in town this week are forced to power through as well. Mariah Carey, top cyclists and football star Lionel Messi will get a taste today of Airpocalypse – episodes of
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#Russia’s military presence in #Arctic not to cause region’s #pollution #EcologyCentre ...

#Russia’s military presence in #Arctic not to cause region’s #pollution #EcologyCentre ... | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Russia will also organise a regional ecology centre of the North Fleet in the Arctic, Deputy Defence Minister General Dmitry Bulgakov said

Via Marian Locksley
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Three Russian Ebola vaccines ready within six months: Moscow

Three Russian Ebola vaccines ready within six months: Moscow | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Russia expects to produce three Ebola vaccines within the next six months, Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on Saturday.
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Nations step up measures to stem worsening Ebola outbreak

Nations step up measures to stem worsening Ebola outbreak | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Countries across the world scrambled Saturday to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak that UN officials warn is getting worse as New York's main JFK airport prepared to screen travellers from epidemic-hit west Africa.
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Eastern China set for record-hot summers, study says

Eastern China set for record-hot summers, study says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
By 2024, more than half of summers in eastern China will be as hot as in 2013, when the region was hit by a record-busting heatwave and devastating drought, a study said Sunday.
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Campaign to put ecocide on a par with genocide in attempt to curb environmental destruction

Campaign to put ecocide on a par with genocide in attempt to curb environmental destruction | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A global campaign to make "ecocide" a crime under international law is to be launched tomorrow in an attempt to outlaw the worst kinds of environmental destruction.
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Mexican authorities pinpoint cause of mine spill

Mexican authorities pinpoint cause of mine spill | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Official with Mexican environmental agency explains why authorities couldn't stop spill and how they'll hold the company accountable.
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Depletion of Sea Cucumbers endangers marine eco system - The Economic Times

Depletion of Sea Cucumbers endangers marine eco system - The Economic Times | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sea Cucumber, or Holothurians, are marine animals with a leathery skin and an elongated body. They are found on the sea floor.
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Bats are hit by a hard one-two punch: Deadly windmills and white-nose disease

Bats are hit by a hard one-two punch: Deadly windmills and white-nose disease | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With fewer bats that eat crop-munching pests by the tons, farmers will need to invest in more bug spray
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The whale savers

The whale savers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A decades-long quest to save the north Atlantic right whale is helping revive a species that is a bellwether of the health of the oceans.
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Drugs flushed into the environment could be cause of wildlife decline

Drugs flushed into the environment could be cause of wildlife decline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New studies show antidepressants causing starlings to feed less and contraceptive drugs reducing fish populations in lakes
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Towards a Sustainability Mindset: How Boards Organise Oversight and Governance of Corporate Responsibility

Towards a Sustainability Mindset: How Boards Organise Oversight and Governance of Corporate Responsibility | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
individual boards need to assess whether they have a ‘Sustainability Mindset’ and, if not, identify how to create one

Via Agustina Michemberg
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World of clean energy is possible by 2050 say scientists

World of clean energy is possible by 2050 say scientists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NEWS: World could double electricity supply by 2050 while actually reducing air and water pollution, according to new research
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China pollution levels hit 20 times safe limit

China pollution levels hit 20 times safe limit | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Visibility dropped dramatically as small pollutant particles reached dangerous levels in northern China’s Hebei province
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21 Numbers That Explain Why The Time To Address Climate Change Is Right Now, Or Maybe Yesterday

21 Numbers That Explain Why The Time To Address Climate Change Is Right Now, Or Maybe Yesterday | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As this week's viral photo of 35,000 walruses crammed on an Alaskan shore reminds us, the climate crisis is still very much a thing. For those who missed it, a lack of Arctic ice evidently forced the poor creatures to huddle together on a narrow piec...
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First US Ebola infection sparks fears about safety protocols

First US Ebola infection sparks fears about safety protocols | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A Texas health care worker has become the first person to contract Ebola on American soil, authorities confirmed Sunday, sparking jitters that safety precautions taken by medical staff could be insufficient.
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Ebola toll passes 4,000 as fears grow worldwide

Ebola toll passes 4,000 as fears grow worldwide | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The death toll from Ebola has passed 4,000, the World Health Organization warned, as authorities worldwide tried to prevent panic over the deadly disease and a Spanish nurse fought for her life in hospital.
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Icebergs once drifted to Florida, new climate model suggests

Icebergs once drifted to Florida, new climate model suggests | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Using a first-of-its-kind, high-resolution numerical model to describe ocean circulation during the last ice age about 21,000 year ago, oceanographer Alan Condron of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has shown that icebergs and meltwater from the North American ice sheet would have regularly reached ...
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Environmental disasters lurk in energy pipelines

Environmental disasters lurk in energy pipelines | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Michigan's increasing role in petroleum products transport doesn't just pose potential risk; it's already causing problems.
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