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The threat from superbugs

The threat from superbugs | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As government and health officials voice growing alarm over the spread of drug-resistant bacteria around the world, a panel of experts on Wednesday recommended steps to address the problem in hospitals, in communities, and across businesses.
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Zuckerberg tops US donations with $1 bn

Zuckerberg tops US donations with $1 bn | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was America's most generous donor in 2013, giving nearly $1 billion of his fortune to charity, according to a magazine report on Monday.
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Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird (Update)

Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Vietnamese developer behind the smash-hit free game Flappy Bird has pulled his creation from online stores after announcing that its runaway success had ruined his 'simple life'.
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China opens fourth Antarctic research station

China opens fourth Antarctic research station | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China's fourth Antarctic research station—the flying saucer-shaped Taishan—has officially opened, in another step for the country's exploration ambitions in both earth and space.
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Is global warming hiding underwater?

Is global warming hiding underwater? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Satellite observations of global sea-surface temperature show that a 30-year upward trend has slowed down within the last 15 years. Climate scientists say this is not the end of global warming, but the result of a rearrangement in the energy flow of the climate system and, in particular, how the ocean ...
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US, French presidents call for 'ambitious' climate change deal

US, French presidents call for 'ambitious' climate change deal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The presidents of France and the United States issued a joint call Monday for other nations to join them in seeking an 'ambitious' agreement to curb climate change.
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Capitalism: A Ghost Story | Arundhati Roy

Capitalism: A Ghost Story | Arundhati Roy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rockefeller to Mandela, Vedanta to Anna Hazare.... How long can the cardinals of corporate gospel buy up our protests?

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Solar Ambitions: 6 Projects Powered By The Sun

Solar Ambitions: 6 Projects Powered By The Sun | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The city of London has covered the roof of its Blackfriar's Bridge (part of the Blackfriar's Railway Station) with 4,400 photovoltaic solar panels. The new solar array will have the capacity to convert enough solar energy to make 80,000 cups of tea a day. Since the energy created is entirely carbon free, the photovoltaic cells will reduce the station's carbon footprint by 511 tons, or an average of 89,000 car trips per year.

Solar arrays usually appear on the rooftops of buildings, or as part of large solar farms outside of cities–which makes the Blackfriar's Bridge all the more impressive. The project marks an ambitious effort to convert rail infrastructure—which itself consumes a sizable about of energy each year—to help solve the complex climate puzzle.


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Arianna Smith's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:40 PM

Solar energy being used to dazzle the people. Not only does it look awesome but it's heading the world in the right direction. It's carbon free, which means it helps the environment. I'm  not entirely sure if it can generate a lot of energy, but it's defiantly a path I'm willing to follow. The buildings they created look like something out of a science fiction film! It's crazy. Not everyone nor every country has solar energy accessible to them(whether it's climate or price). But the people that can, should use it. I think this is a great way to showcase Solar Energy to the world.

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Energy Department Announces New Investments to Drive Cost-Competitive Next Generation Efficient Lighting

Energy Department Announces New Investments to Drive Cost-Competitive Next Generation Efficient Lighting | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

 Building on his strong focus on energy efficiency in his first few days in office, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced today five manufacturing research and development projects to support energy efficient lighting products. The projects will focus on reducing manufacturing costs, while continuing to improve the quality and performance of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Today’s LED lighting is six or seven times more efficient than conventional lighting and can last up to 25 times longer. The Energy Department’s $10 million investment is matched dollar for dollar by private sector funding.


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Ácaros de animales silvestres: riesgo para la salud

Ácaros de animales silvestres: riesgo para la salud | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hay casi 50.000 especies descritas de ácaros y se estima que existen entre 100.000 y 500.000 que aún no han sido hallados.

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Des métaux en voie de disparition - Futuribles

Des métaux en voie de disparition - Futuribles | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Alors qu’il y a 50 ans, l’industrie mondiale n’utilisait qu’une dizaine de matériaux différents, aujourd’hui, une puce informatique peut contenir à elle seule plus de 60 composants différents, tous non renouvelables. La complexification croissante des produits de consommation courante, qui comportent de plus en plus de matériaux différents mais dans des quantités de plus en plus infimes, a permis d’accroître leurs fonctionnalités. Mais elle se traduit aussi par une pression accrue sur les réserves de ressources non renouvelables, notamment de métaux, accentuée par l’explosion de la consommation mondiale.

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/conference-environnementale/p/4015636420/2014/02/09/des-metaux-en-voie-de-disparition-futuribles


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éco-Tom's curator insight, February 9, 2014 1:02 PM

Les taux de recyclage des métaux pourraient théoriquement être augmentés, mais cela supposerait d’améliorer les modes de production pour faciliter la récupération des métaux en fin de vie (éco-conception) ainsi que les filières de récupération et de recyclage.

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California Drought: Database shows big difference between water guzzlers and sippers

California Drought: Database shows big difference between water guzzlers and sippers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Which California cities are water sippers and which are guzzlers? Obscure state database has the answers

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use less water's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:51 AM

Interesting data and discussion.

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3D-printed hip implant lets teenager walk again

3D-printed hip implant lets teenager walk again | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Mobelife, a Belgium-based implant design company, has 3D printed a custom hip implant and given a once wheelchair-consigned teenager the ability to walk on her own.

 

The 15-year old Swedish girl suffered from a congenital disease which saw a neurofibroma, a benign tumor which grows on the peripheral nervous system, cause extensive damage to her pelvis.

 

 


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Envisioning Swansea energy plant powered by tides in lagoon

Envisioning Swansea energy plant powered by tides in lagoon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —What about building five 'tidal energy' plants in the UK, as a source of clean and reliable energy? Can such a resource be harnessed in a way that makes economic, environmental and social sense? That is the vision of a UK company, Tidal Lagoon Power, promoting such tidal plant installations ...
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World's richest man would still pick up a $100 bill

World's richest man would still pick up a $100 bill | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world's wealthiest man Bill Gates would still pick up a $100 bill on the street, but he has no tips about how to get by on less than $100,000 a year.
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Study reveals the give and take of urban temperature mitigating technologies

Study reveals the give and take of urban temperature mitigating technologies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Life in a warming world is going to require human ingenuity to adapt to the new realities of Earth. Greenhouse-gas induced warming and megapolitan expansion are both significant drivers of our warming planet. Researchers are now assessing adaptation technologies that could help us acclimate to these ...
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California drought: NASA video

California drought: NASA video | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
California is supposed to be the Golden State. Make that golden brown. The entire west coast of the United States is changing color as the deepest drought in more than a century unfolds. According to the US Dept. of Agriculture and NOAA, dry conditions have become extreme across more than 62% of California's ...
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Protecting river basins in the Mediterranean

Protecting river basins in the Mediterranean | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We as European citizens may not be directly exposed to all of its consequences yet, but global warming is progressively driving lifestyles across the world into a corner. Some of its most devastating - and probably most documented - effects are related to water. Taking a look at broadcast news reveals ...
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Cáscaras de huevo para absorber metales pesados que contaminan ríos

Las cáscaras de huevo, disponibles en grandes cantidades en Colombia, son utilizadas por científicos antioqueños para la absorción de metales pesados como el mercurio, cadmio, zinc, plomo, agentes contaminantes de ríos y quebradas. “Las cáscaras de huevos absorben estos metales en la superficie l... http://mundoagropecuario.com/cascaras-de-huevo-para-adsorber-metales-pesados-que-contaminan-rios/


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Les Eco Iris fleurissent à Bruxelles

Les Eco Iris fleurissent à Bruxelles | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Les Eco Iris de la Région s’échangent contre des gestes pour l’environnement. Cinq communes vont bientôt participer à l’opération.

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Institut Palmas Europe's curator insight, February 8, 2014 11:43 AM

Des nouvelles de l'aventure de l'Eco-Iris dans la Région de Bruxelles Capitale, une monnaie qui récompense les gestes éco-citoyens au sein de la communauté et qui intègre également les commerces.

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Masdar, Abu Dhabi and the future of our global energy system - EnergyPost.eu

Masdar, Abu Dhabi and the future of our global energy system - EnergyPost.eu | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

“Countries and companies are pursuing an energy transformation which at the same time they are kicking down the road, writes Karel Beckman.”


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Portable Solar-Powered Kit To Prevent Infant Mortality

Portable Solar-Powered Kit To Prevent Infant Mortality | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on Ecopreneurist.


Here in the developed world, we take modern healthcare and all of the technology that supports it for granted, including the most basic of services, such as power and light.

But in the developing world, mothers and newborns can die during childbirth for lack of those simple services, even with the most skilled

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Digital Sustainability's curator insight, February 10, 2014 6:10 AM

Here in the developed world, we take modern healthcare and all of the technology that supports it for granted, including the most basic of services, such as power and light.

But in the developing world, mothers and newborns can die during childbirth for lack of those simple services, even with the most skilled midwives or doctors attending them. In some areas, midwives have to resort to using candles, kerosene lanterns, or even the light from their cellphones, in order to illuminate the birthing room or medical clinic, which is far from optimal when dealing with issues of life and death.

Thanks to the work of Dr. Laura Stachel and her husband Hal Aronson, there’s a simple and effective solution to reducing maternal and infant mortality in childbirth, and it all fits inside a suitcase that can go wherever it’s needed.

“Dr. Laura Stachel went to Northern Nigeria in 2008 to study ways to lower maternal mortality in state hositals. She witnessed deplorable conditions in state facilities including sporadic electricity that impaired maternity and surgical care. Without a reliable source of electricity, nighttime deliveries were attended in near darkness, cesarean sections were cancelled or conducted by flashlight, and critically ill patients waited hours or days for life-saving procedures. The outcomes were often tragic.” – WE CARE Solar

Stachel and Aronson co-founded a nonprofit, WE CARE Solar, in order to improve maternal and infant health outcomes in areas of the world without access to reliable electricity, and took on the challenge of developing a viable solution.


Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2014/02/10/portable-solar-powered-kit-prevent-infant-mortality/#d5v8TLsE4QP7g9Os.99

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Floating Wind Turbines Coming to Oregon Coast

Floating Wind Turbines Coming to Oregon Coast | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A demonstration project received approval from the federal government, though Europe is still likely to see the technology first

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UtilityTree's curator insight, February 10, 2014 12:24 PM

Principle Power is planning a 30-megawatt offshore wind farm, called the WindFloat Pacific Project, that would consist of five units tethered 16 nautical miles from Coos Bay, bobbing approximately 1,400 feet above the ocean floor.

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Telling the Scientific Method Story

Telling the Scientific Method Story | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The science gap is huge. One of the biggest misconceptions hindering the advancement of scientific literacy in society is also one of the most crucial – the scientific method. And no wonder. Most people would look back at primary and secondary school and cringe when thinking about all the facts and concepts they had to memorize in science classes. I cringe when I think of the public concluding science is static and just the sum of all data gathered through the centuries.


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Eli Levine's curator insight, February 10, 2014 2:08 PM

Indeed, there is no actual way of getting around hard facts, other than to deny them completely and rationalize it accordingly.  This is just a psychological maneuver, rather than anything that does anything to change the nature of our universe.  And it's shocking to me that so many people (including myself) can be guilty of this kind of ignorance.  The only difference between myself and, for example, a Young Earth Creatisionist, is that I acknowledge my potential to do this and, therefore, work to humble myself before the vast extension of knowledge and awareness that I cannot ever have.  They think they got all the answers, all lined up neat in a row.

 

And that's the difference.

 

Think about it.

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#FukushimaRadiation Frequently Asked #Questions

#FukushimaRadiation Frequently Asked #Questions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the worlds oceans, waves and beaches

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