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Why the World Bank shies away from energy efficiency projects

Why the World Bank shies away from energy efficiency projects | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Energy efficiency brings higher development returns, but costs more to manage and is less visible than power plants
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Zapped malaria parasite raises vaccine hopes

Zapped malaria parasite raises vaccine hopes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Maverick malaria vaccine achieves 100% protection using parasites from irradiated mosquitoes.
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GM rice delivers antibodies against deadly rotavirus
 

GM rice delivers antibodies against deadly rotavirus<br/>  | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

A strain of rice genetically engineered to protect against diarrhoeal disease could offer a cost-effective way to protect children in developing countries, according a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation yesterday (8 August).

Researchers engineered the rice, called MucoRice-ARP1, by adding an antibody to fight rotavirus originally found in llamas in the rice genome.

Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea in young children and infants, killing more than 520,000 people each year, according to the WHO. More than 85 per cent of those deaths occur in impoverished countries in Africa and Asia.

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3 Key Initiatives from Australia’s Climate Change Policy | WRI Insights

3 Key Initiatives from Australia’s Climate Change Policy | WRI Insights | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Australia is a major nation to watch when it comes to curbing climate change. The country made an international commitment to reduce its GHG emissions by 5 to 25 percent from 2000 levels by 2020. How Australia achieves these reductions can provide lessons on how other countries around the world can pursue their own climate change mitigation plans.

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16 Of Your Favorite Things That Climate Change Is Totally Screwing Up

16 Of Your Favorite Things That Climate Change Is Totally Screwing Up | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
What do chili peppers, the Tour de France, coffee, and apple pie have in common?
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Chernobyl's legacy recorded in trees

Chernobyl's legacy recorded in trees | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Exposure to radiation from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident suppressed tree growth and appears to have a lasting negative legacy, a study suggests.
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Carbon cycle gets more extreme as climate changes | McClatchy

Carbon cycle gets more extreme as climate changes | McClatchy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Forests in Earth's northern latitudes have been thickened by migrating plant species and younger growth, driving a stronger gyration in the amount of carbon that cycles between land and the atmosphere each year, a new study suggests.
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Rail Agency Probes Possible Safety Flaws in Crude Transit

The Federal Railroad Administration said it is investigating the safety of transporting crude oil by rail, including whether chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing are corroding tank cars.
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Charged With the Crime of Filming a Slaughterhouse | The Nation

Charged With the Crime of Filming a Slaughterhouse | The Nation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
On February 8, a 25-year-old animal rescue worker named Amy Meyer and a colleague pulled into a parking lot across the street from the Dale T. Smith and Sons Meat Packing Company in Draper, Utah, a suburb south of Salt Lake City.
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Killings of Brazil's indigenous Indians highlight tensions of land disputes

Killings of Brazil's indigenous Indians highlight tensions of land disputes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brazilian government accused of pandering to agro-business lobby rather than reallocating areas to indigenous peoples
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China's Urban Sludge Dilemma: Sinking in Stink -

China's Urban Sludge Dilemma: Sinking in Stink - | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Trucks are dumping sludge on melon fields near Beijing, highlighting a nationwide struggle with waste
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In North Asia, a growing crisis of confidence in nuclear power

In North Asia, a growing crisis of confidence in nuclear power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
TAIPEI/TOKYO (Reuters) - A nuclear power plant in Taiwan may have been leaking radioactive water for three years, the government has said, adding to a growing crisis of confidence in North Asia about nuclear...
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The Health Gap: Is inequality making us sick?

The Health Gap: Is inequality making us sick? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

In urban areas across the country, many people are getting sick and dying earlier than they should.

These causes can be avoided, but right now not everyone has an equal opportunity to be healthy.

Take Oakland for example. In this city, just shy of 400,000 residents, people in low-income areas like East and West Oakland are dying more than a decade earlier than people a few miles away in wealthier neighborhoods. Wealth—and, it turns out, good health—are concentrated in certain parts of the city.

Can inequality somehow make us sick? Watch the video below to visit East and West Oakland and learn more.

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VIDEO: Congressman From State Battered By Extreme Weather Denies Existence Of Climate Change

VIDEO: Congressman From State Battered By Extreme Weather Denies Existence Of Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Though his state has been devastated by extreme weather, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) still denies the existence of manmade climate change.
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Pollution – What Are We Doing To Ourselves? » Katarina Nolte

At this point in human evolution environmental pollution from cars, trucks, plains, ships, factories, and processing plants, is the major cause for genetic and immune system damage in humans, animals and plants.
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Pipeline dreams: Why fossil-fuel divestment is easier said than done

Pipeline dreams: Why fossil-fuel divestment is easier said than done | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Despite calls for divestment at 308 college campuses, only six (mostly small) schools have listened. What's stopping the rest?
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How Much Should You Worry About an Arctic Methane Bomb?

How Much Should You Worry About an Arctic Methane Bomb? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Recent warnings that this greenhouse gas could cost us $60 trillion have received widespread publicity. But many scientists are skeptical.
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Habitat for Humanity Increasingly Using Solar Power

Habitat for Humanity Increasingly Using Solar Power | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Habitat for Humanity has been turning increasingly to the sun for energy solutions that will save homeowners money on utility bills. A donated solar installation in Newark, Del. will help a family with two disabled sons save on electricity expenses.
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Five dangers the internet poses to a sustainable world

Five dangers the internet poses to a sustainable world | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It's time to slay the sacred cow that the internet is a force only for good, says North Face founder and environmental activist Doug Tompkins
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Infectious Disease Could Become More Common in a Warmer World — Especially for Plants and Animals | TIME.com

Infectious Disease Could Become More Common in a Warmer World — Especially for Plants and Animals | TIME.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate change will make it easier for many infectious diseases to spread. Human beings will be able to adapt — or at least the richer ones will.
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Camels become prime suspects in deadly Saudi virus outbreak

LONDON (Reuters) - People infected with a deadly virus that emerged in Saudi Arabia last year may have caught it from one-humped camels used in the region for meat, milk, transport and racing.In a study...
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Recycling’s ‘Final Frontier’: The Composting of Food Waste by Dave Levitan: Yale Environment 360

Recycling’s ‘Final Frontier’: The Composting of Food Waste by Dave Levitan: Yale Environment 360 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A move by New York City to begin collecting food scraps and other organic waste is just the latest example of expanding efforts by municipalities worldwide to recycle large quantities of unused food and slash the amount of material sent to landfills.
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The East is grey

The East is grey | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

ALL industrial nations one day hit an environmental turning-point, an event that dramatises to the population the ecological consequences of growth. In 

America that event occurred in 1969 when the Cuyahoga river in Ohio, thick with pollutants and bereft of fish, caught fire. America’s Environmental Protection Agency was founded the next year. Strict environmental laws passed by Japan in the 1970s followed the realisation that poisonous mercury spilled from a plastics factory was claiming thousands of lives around the bay of Minamata.

 

The fetid smog that settled on Beijing in January 2013 could join the ranks of these game-changing environmental disruptions.

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China battles breast-feeding rates among the world's lowest amid tainted formula scares

China battles breast-feeding rates among the world's lowest amid tainted formula scares | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
BEIJING, China - With her 1-day-old son propped against her in a hospital bed nursing, Qi Wenjuan says she has no desire to feed her child with infant formula.

Qi, however, is in the minority in China, where most newborns are fed — sometimes exclusively — with infant formula within the first six months of their lives.

China's rates of breast-feeding are among the world's lowest. But health workers and the government are trying to revive the practice, and a drumbeat of safety scares over commercially produced milk is giving them new leverage. Visitors to Internet forums for new parents are posting comments about the benefits of breast-feeding and the potential hazards with formula.

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Dolphin Deaths Off East Coast Worry Federal Wildlife Officials

Dolphin Deaths Off East Coast Worry Federal Wildlife Officials | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Federal wildlife officials raised a formal alarm on Thursday over the deaths of bottlenose dolphins off the east coast, saying that a fast-spreading infection could be attacking them.
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