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Australia losing 75,000 mining jobs in next two years

Australia losing 75,000 mining jobs in next two years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cuts will occur because the sector is switching from the job-heavy construction stage to the operational phase, which requires fewer workers.
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Brisk walking may improve symptoms of Parkinson's

Brisk walking may improve symptoms of Parkinson's | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
People with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease who regularly walk for exercise may improve their motor function, mood, tiredness, fitness and some aspects of thinking abilities, according to a study published in the July 2, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy ...
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Mental health wins when teens play school sports

Mental health wins when teens play school sports | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Adolescents who play team sports in grades 8 through 12 have less stress and better mental health as young adults, finds new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
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Infectious diseases cause significant burden in the US

Infectious diseases cause significant burden in the US | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Infectious diseases remain major public health challenges in the United States, according to a new report published in The Lancet as part of a new Series, The health of Americans.
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SDSC assists researchers in novel wildlife tracking project

SDSC assists researchers in novel wildlife tracking project | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A team including researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation Research has developed a novel methodology that for the first time combines 3D and advanced range estimator technologies to provide highly detailed data on the range and movements of ...
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Deforestation remedies can have unintended consequences, researchers say

Deforestation remedies can have unintended consequences, researchers say | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When it comes to fixing deforestation and forest degradation, good intentions can lead to bad outcomes.
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Putting a price tag on the 2 deg climate target

Putting a price tag on the 2 deg climate target | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Addressing climate change will require substantial new investment in low-carbon energy and energy efficiency – but no more than what is currently spent on today's fossil-dominated energy system, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and partners.
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Fabien Cousteau ends mission at undersea lab (Update)

Fabien Cousteau ends mission at undersea lab (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
After 31 days undersea, Cousteau stepped off a boat wearing flip-flops and a beach towel wrapped around his waist, saying he was torn about leaving his underwater home, but he missed his family and friends.
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EPI Releases - Climate Change Fact Sheet

EPI Releases - Climate Change Fact Sheet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Stabilizing the earth’s climate depends on cutting carbon emissions fast.


Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2)—the principal climate-altering greenhouse gas—come largely from burning coal, oil, and natural gas.

 

Coal, mainly used for electricity generation, accounts for 44 percent of global fossil-fuel-related CO2 emissions.

 

Oil, used primarily for transportation, accounts for 36 percent of CO2 emissions.

 

Natural gas, used for electricity and heating, accounts for the remaining 20 percent of CO2emissions.

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Las Vegas Is "Screwed"; The Water Situation "Is As Bad As You Can Imagine" | Zero Hedge

Las Vegas Is "Screwed"; The Water Situation "Is As Bad As You Can Imagine" | Zero Hedge | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
"It's just going to be screwed. And relatively quickly," warns Tim Barnett, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, telling The Telegraph, the situation in Las Vegas is "as bad as you can imagine". After a devastating, 14-year drought drained the reservoir that supplies 90% of the city’s water, the apparently endless supply of water is an illusion as Las Vegas population has soared. As Barnett ominously concludes, "unless it can find a way to get more water from somewhere, Las Vegas is out of business. Yet they’re still building, which is stupid."
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Transcending Collapse | Eric Garza

Transcending Collapse | Eric Garza | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Imagine, if you will, what it would be like to live in a society that had no word for ‘love’. How do you think the inability to express this crucial idea with a single, simple word would impact your relationships, your life? What effect do you think it would have on your view of the world, on the trajectory of human social development?

 

Words are powerful. They shape the way we view reality, even how we construct it. They shape our capacity to feel, to experience. As someone who’s distinctly aware of words’ power, I often reflect on how my own language patterns influence my life and my relationships. As someone who’s intimately aware of the many social, economic and environmental changes making themselves felt around the world, I’ve also considered how my language influences my capacity to contribute positively to my community and to adapt to changing life circumstances. As of late I’ve particularly considered the importance and impacts of the word ‘collapse’.

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A Grieving Father Pulls a Thread That Unravels BNP's Illegal Deals

A Grieving Father Pulls a Thread That Unravels BNP's Illegal Deals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A long investigation into some of the world’s top banks, which started with a father from New Jersey, reached a peak with a guilty plea from BNP Paribas.
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Inside Monsanto, America's Third-Most-Hated Company

Inside Monsanto, America's Third-Most-Hated Company | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
What's the genetically modified seed factory up to? Making high-tech plans to feed a growing world
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Effects of Supreme Court's Tsilhqot'in First Nation ruling

Effects of Supreme Court's Tsilhqot'in First Nation ruling | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
First Nation has right to exclusive land use.
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UCLA addresses 'lost in translation' issues in Chinese medicine

UCLA addresses 'lost in translation' issues in Chinese medicine | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Millions of people in the West today utilize traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbs, massage and nutritional therapies. Yet only a few U.S. schools that teach Chinese medicine require Chinese-language training and only a handful of Chinese medical texts have so far been translated ...
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UN seeks to calm Ebola fears in W.Africa (Update)

UN seeks to calm Ebola fears in W.Africa (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The United Nations reassured west Africa on Wednesday that the world's deadliest-ever Ebola epidemic could be stopped in its tracks, telling the region's health ministers: 'We can handle this.'
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Research could lead to dramatic energy savings at data farms

Research could lead to dramatic energy savings at data farms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington State University has developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 percent.
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The volcano of a hundred thousand mouths

The volcano of a hundred thousand mouths | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When the 1893 World's Fair opened in Chicago, fairgoers aboard the world's first Ferris wheel soared high enough to compare two cities: the White City—gleaming whitewashed architecture built for the massive fair—and its dark twin, the blackened, soot-stained buildings of the Loop just a few miles ...
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'Green buildings' have potential to improve health of low-income housing residents

'Green buildings' have potential to improve health of low-income housing residents | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The 'green building' trend is often associated with helping the environment by using eco-friendly materials and energy-saving techniques, but these practices are designed to improve people's health, too. Now scientists are reporting evidence that they can indeed help people feel better, including those ...
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Study: Carib reefs need parrotfish, sea urchins (Update)

Study: Carib reefs need parrotfish, sea urchins (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Colorful parrotfish and spindly sea urchins are the key to saving the Caribbean's coral reefs, which may disappear in two decades if no action is taken, a report by several international organizations said Wednesday.
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From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed

From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for Conservation ...
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How Obama Can Save the Whales in the World’s Largest Marine Reserve

How Obama Can Save the Whales in the World’s Largest Marine Reserve | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Keep Navy sonar exercises out of the world’s largest ocean reserve.

In June, President Obama signed an executive order that vastly expands the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. It will create the world’s largest marine reserve, placing 782,000 square miles of ocean off-limits to commercial fishing and oil and gas exploration. But perhaps not off-limits to U.S. Navy sonar exercises....

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The race to stop Las Vegas from running dry - Telegraph

The race to stop Las Vegas from running dry - Telegraph | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Amid a brutal drought the reservoir that supplies 90 per cent of Las Vegas’s water is fast disappearing and desperate attempts to save Sin City are under way
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More Oil Means More Environmental Concerns, With Good Reason

More Oil Means More Environmental Concerns, With Good Reason | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he wants to vastly expand the oil pipeline capacity in his state. With oil production churning along at 1 million barrels per day, the boom may spark concerns about pipeline spills.

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