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American Psychosis | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters

American Psychosis | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

What happens to a society that cannot distinguish between reality and illusion?

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Latin America Internet use on the rise, but progress remains slow

Latin America Internet use on the rise, but progress remains slow | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Buenos Aires (UPI) Dec 3, 2013 -
Despite patchy starts, Internet use is growing in Latin American countries, thanks largely to the spread of Internet Exchange Points that make communication faster and cheaper, a new report said.
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Electric cars take 10% of new sales in Norway: official data

Electric cars take 10% of new sales in Norway: official data | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oslo (AFP) Dec 03, 2013 - Electric cars sales in Norway grabbed a market share of more than 10 percent for the first time in November thanks to generous incentives, according to official figures published on Tuesday.
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Romania villagers brave police and cold in fracking fight

Romania villagers brave police and cold in fracking fight | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pungesti, Romania (AFP) Dec 03, 2013 - On a frozen field braving police, Romanian villagers hold vigil in a makeshift camp set up to block US energy giant Chevron from exploring for shale gas.
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Greenpeace activists held after crashing energy conference

Greenpeace activists held after crashing energy conference | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Geneva (AFP) Dec 03, 2013 - Eight Greenpeace activists were taken into custody Tuesday after an elaborate protest at a Geneva energy conference, including polar bears wading in oil-soaked snow and oil-spill cocktails served to conference...
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Human trafficking a worry in post-typhoon Philippines: US

Human trafficking a worry in post-typhoon Philippines: US | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Dec 03, 2013 - Thousands of women and children in the Philippines risk falling prey to human traffickers in the aftermath of last month's catastrophic typhoon, lawmakers and the chief US aid agency warned Tuesday.
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Benefit of bees even bigger than thought: food study

Paris (AFP) Dec 04, 2013 - Bees have a much greater economic value than is widely known, according to a scientific probe into strawberry-growing published on Wednesday.
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African and Asian states vow to crack down on illegal ivory trade

African and Asian states vow to crack down on illegal ivory trade | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Gaborone, Botswana (AFP) Dec 03, 2013 - African and Asian nations on Tuesday agreed on urgent measures to tackle the illegal ivory trade, from the slaughter of elephants to the trafficking of their valuable tusks to the Far East.
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Late treatment for many Philippine typhoon victims: WHO

Late treatment for many Philippine typhoon victims: WHO | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Manila (AFP) Dec 03, 2013 - Many people who suffered serious injuries when a super typhoon devastated the central Philippines have had to wait nearly a month for treatment, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
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Innovate or perish—Deloitte to the mining industry

Innovate or perish—Deloitte to the mining industry | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In Tracking the trends 2014, Deloitte uncovers the pressing trends facing the mining industry in the year ahead and offers strategies that companies can employ to adapt to changing industry dynamics.
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BitCoinMap

BitCoinMap | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
 Data © by OpenStreetMap contributors.Click this short instructional video to see how to add a new place that accepts Bitcoins ...
... or go directly to OpenStreetMap editor and add payment:bitcoin=yes tag to your venue.
Donations are welcome at 1BnpG4jddgNXsQBQjsU8BS3F1Ubm9XgVah
Venue data are updated every hour. Currently there are 1450 places on the map. 
Official BitcoinTalk thread | Source code available from Github
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Startup rolls out earlybird offer for Copenhagen Wheel (w/ Video)

Startup rolls out earlybird offer for Copenhagen Wheel (w/ Video) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Superpedestrian, a Cambridge-based start-up, started making the Copenhagen Wheel available for preorders on Tuesday. According to the company, shipping begins spring 2014.
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Scientists create candy that's good for teeth

Scientists create candy that's good for teeth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Dentists warn us that too many sweets can cause cavities. In fact, it's not candy, but bacteria on the tooth surface that cause tooth decay. If you reduce the amount of cavity-causing bacteria, the number of cavities should decrease.
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How Finland is preparing for its future economy

How Finland is preparing for its future economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
One of Finland's foremost academics speaks to FP about how the country plans to use technology to work smarter so that it can overcome dramatic changes in its core industry and remain competitive with a shrinking workforce while taking care of its...
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US aims lucky 'Year of the Horse' greenbacks at Chinese

US aims lucky 'Year of the Horse' greenbacks at Chinese | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Dec 03, 2013 - The US Treasury is selling red hong bao envelopes with lucky dollars bearing auspicious serial numbers to mark the Chinese Year of the Horse next year.
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Actor Bardem's mother protests Canaries oil-drilling

Actor Bardem's mother protests Canaries oil-drilling | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Madrid (AFP) Dec 03, 2013 - A campaign against plans to drill for oil off Spain's Canary Islands has united politicians, environmentalists and personalities including the mother of Hollywood star Javier Bardem, a native of the archipelago.
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Rich Chinese snap up Portugal property for 'golden visa'

Rich Chinese snap up Portugal property for 'golden visa' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lisbon (AFP) Dec 03, 2013 - A dream home in Portugal is becoming a golden ticket for wealthy Chinese, where property assets can also yield a prized residence permit allowing them to travel and do business across Europe.
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China puts anti-corruption activists on trial: lawyers

China puts anti-corruption activists on trial: lawyers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Dec 03, 2013 - Three Chinese anti-corruption activists who unfurled banners calling for government officials to declare their assets stood trial Tuesday for illegal assembly, a lawyer said, despite an official campaign against graft.
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Australia at risk of severe consequences of climate change

Australia at risk of severe consequences of climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sydney (UPI) Dec 3, 2013 -
Australia is at risk of severe consequences as a result of climate change, a new book warns.
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China denies targeting Bloomberg after reporter blocked

China denies targeting Bloomberg after reporter blocked | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Dec 03, 2013 - Beijing denied Tuesday it had sought to target Bloomberg news agency by blocking one of its reporters from a joint event with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
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Hong Kong to quarantine 17 people over bird flu case

Hong Kong to quarantine 17 people over bird flu case | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hong Kong (AFP) Dec 03, 2013 - Hong Kong will quarantine 17 people after the city confirmed its first human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, officials said Tuesday.
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NASA iPad app highlights the face of a changing Earth

NASA iPad app highlights the face of a changing Earth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (UPI) Dec 3, 2013 -
NASA has announced an iPad app that shows the Earth changing before a user's eyes, with interactive before-and-after views of the planet's altered face.
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China flexes monetary muscle

China flexes monetary muscle | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China’s yuan has overtaken the euro to become the second-most used currency in trade finance.
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Ex-NASA expert issues call for climate solutions

Ex-NASA expert issues call for climate solutions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Longtime NASA expert James Hansen has issued a call for new approaches to stop global warming, saying solutions are needed and that currently accepted targets are too dangerous.
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Tech reliant on finite metal sources

Tech reliant on finite metal sources | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Many of the metals needed to feed the surging global demand for high-tech products, from smart phones to solar panels, cannot be replaced, leaving some markets vulnerable if resources become scarce, according to a new Yale study.
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