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High-intensity strength training shows benefit for Parkinson's patients

High-intensity strength training shows benefit for Parkinson's patients | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say that high-intensity strength training produced significant improvements in quality of life, mood and motor function in older patients with Parkinson's disease.
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Hong Kong to cull 20,000 chickens after H7N9 found

Hong Kong to cull 20,000 chickens after H7N9 found | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hong Kong will cull approximately 20,000 chickens after discovering the H7N9 avian influenza virus in a batch of poultry imported from mainland China, authorities said Monday.
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South Korea orders bird flu lockdown

South Korea orders bird flu lockdown | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
South Korea imposed Monday a 12-hour lockdown on poultry farms in three provinces to curb a spreading bird flu outbreak, banning the movement of animals, people and vehicles.
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Asian ozone pollution in Hawaii is tied to climate variability

Asian ozone pollution in Hawaii is tied to climate variability | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Air pollution from Asia has been rising for several decades but Hawaii had seemed to escape the ozone pollution that drifts east with the springtime winds.
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Predicting warming effect of human-induced greenhouse gases

Predicting warming effect of human-induced greenhouse gases | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The warming effect of human-induced greenhouse gases is a given, but to what extent can we predict its future influence?
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China applies for new Antarctic base

China applies for new Antarctic base | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chinese researchers have sought environmental approval for a new climate change research station in Antarctica.
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Beijing's mayor urges all-out effort to curb air pollution

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing's mayor pledged on Thursday to cut coal use by 2.6 million tonnes and set aside 15 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) to improve air quality this year as part of the city's all-out...
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Transport of Alberta oilsands products risky, U.S. study warns

Transport of Alberta oilsands products risky, U.S. study warns | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
U.S. scientists are warning there are environmental risks, regulatory holes and serious unknowns regarding the shipment of Alberta oilsands products by pipeline, rail and tanker.
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Global Analysis - Annual 2013 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

Global Analysis - Annual 2013 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
a summary of global temperatures and precipitation, placing the data into a historical perspective
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Iraq's environment, water supply in severe decline - report

Iraq's environment, water supply in severe decline - report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, Iraq’s two major sources of surface water, could dry up by 2040, a report warns
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Food in the sky? Highrise farming idea gains ground

Food in the sky? Highrise farming idea gains ground | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris — Imagine stepping out of your highrise apartment into a sunny, plant-lined corridor, biting into an apple grown in the orchard on the fourth floor as you bid "good morning" to the farmer off to milk his cows on the fifth.
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Like-minded people:"The goal is to bring agriculture and nature back into the urban core" 

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Smog-hit China's switch to high-grade raw materials to boost big miners

Smog-hit China's switch to high-grade raw materials to boost big miners | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
SHANGHAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Chinese steelmakers and powerplants are being forced to shop around for higher-quality rawmaterials to meet tougher air pollution standards, a move thatwill be a boon for
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Exporting the Colorado River to Asia, Through Hay

Exporting the Colorado River to Asia, Through Hay | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As the West suffers long-term drought, experts look for ways to save water while still supporting local farmers.
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Some secrets of longevity: Trim the weight, expand your education, and enjoy your job

Some secrets of longevity: Trim the weight, expand your education, and enjoy your job | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The average life expectancy in the United States has fallen behind that of other industrialized nations as the American income gap has widened.
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Older people in debt are more likely to suffer mental health problems

Older people in debt are more likely to suffer mental health problems | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New research has shown that people who are struggling to manage their finances in old age are eight times more likely to have reduced levels of mental wellbeing than their wealthy peers.
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Rejuvenating aging power cables

Rejuvenating aging power cables | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A special restoration service from Siemens extends the service life of power cables. After this treatment, older cables can remain in service for several more decades.
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Is there an ocean beneath our feet?

Is there an ocean beneath our feet? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that deep sea fault zones could transport much larger amounts of water from the Earth's oceans to the upper mantle than previously thought.
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Whalefest Monterey explores ins and outs of whales

Whalefest Monterey explores ins and outs of whales | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It is convincingly disguised as a weekend of fun and frivolity, but Whalefest Monterey, in its fourth year, is really a tricky way to convince the rest of us to care a little bit more about our planet.
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Ship owners to benefit from reduced harbour dues in Canadian ports, based on their ships' energy efficiency

Canada’s two largest west coast ports are now both offering financial incentives to ship owners based on the ‘A to G’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) rating, which benchmarks the energy efficiency of the international shipping fleet.

Port Metro Vancouver’s ‘Eco-Action’ Program and Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA)’s ‘Green Wave’ Program will reward the most efficient vessels that enter the ports. PRPA’s Green Wave Program has already received 19 vessel entries during its first two weeks, with 11 of these vessels using the A-G rating.

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MIT Researchers Enhancing Solar Power

MIT Researchers Enhancing Solar Power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
MIT researchers have developed a new approach to harvesting solar energy. The technique uses sunlight to heat high-temperature materials whose infrared radiation would be collected by a conventiona...
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Google Buys Power From Four Swedish Windfarms In Bid To Be Fueled By 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Google Buys Power From Four Swedish Windfarms In Bid To Be Fueled By 100 Percent Renewable Energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The announcement is just one of several recent investments the search giant has made into clean energy.
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Sailors offer solutions to ocean pollution

Sailors offer solutions to ocean pollution | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NEWCASTLE: Onlookers flocked to the SV Moana to see cutting-edge technology that converts plastic waste to oil.
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Wealth gap: A guide to what it is, why it matters

Wealth gap: A guide to what it is, why it matters | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — From the White House to the Vatican to the business elite in Davos, Switzerland, one issue keeps seizing the agenda: the growing gap between the very wealthy and everyone else.
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Record 829 Manatee Deaths in 2013 Puzzle Scientists

Record 829 Manatee Deaths in 2013 Puzzle Scientists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Last year's death toll of endangered manatees was the highest on record, but scientists still don't entirely understand the causes.
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Budget cuts slow chemical leak probe  - News - The Charleston Gazette

 The state and federal agencies that have been responding to the Elk River chemical leak all have one thing in common: They have had their budgets cut in the last few years.

 

And people connected with those agencies say, perhaps not surprisingly, that the cuts have hurt their ability to prevent and respond to situations like the water crisis in West Virginia.

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