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Firefighters battle blazes in scorching Australia

Firefighters battle blazes in scorching Australia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sydney (AFP) Jan 15, 2014 - Lightning strikes ignited more than 250 fires across southeast Australia overnight, officials said Wednesday, as firefighters battled to put out the flames and the country sweltered under a heatwave.
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Italy's govt agrees to send in army against mafia dumps

Italy's govt agrees to send in army against mafia dumps | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rome (AFP) Jan 14, 2014 - The Italian government agreed Tuesday to send in the army to fight the mafia which it blames for illegally dumping tonnes of toxic garbage around Naples, in an area dubbed the Triangle of Death.
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Indonesian volcano spews fresh lava

Indonesian volcano spews fresh lava | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Karo, Indonesia (AFP) Jan 14, 2014 - Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted more than 30 times Tuesday spewing lava and ash clouds over a wide area, officials said, with more than 26,000 people now forced to flee their homes.
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Primrose oil sands summertime leak not yet over

Primrose oil sands summertime leak not yet over | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Environmental regulator and company don't agree on what's causing the leaks.
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Stories to Watch 2014 | World Resources Institute

Stories to Watch 2014 | World Resources Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
What stories will impact people and the planet in 2014?

On January 8, Dr. Andrew Steer, WRI’s President & CEO, offered his perspectives on the major global developments in economics, business, natural resources and sustainability in the coming year.
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Cities Unprepared for Climate Shocks and Weather Whiplash

Cities Unprepared for Climate Shocks and Weather Whiplash | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It's a truism that Washington politicians are much more prone to preening and grandstanding than state and local pols, as Washington can be a bit removed from common concerns of working people who ...
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Fish derived serum omega-3 fatty acids help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Fish derived serum omega-3 fatty acids help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
High concentrations of serum long-chain omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a University of Eastern Finland study published recently in Diabetes Care. The sources of these fatty acids are fish and fish oils.
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How fiber prevents diabetes and obesity

How fiber prevents diabetes and obesity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists have known for the past twenty years that a fiber-rich diet protects the body against obesity and diabetes but the mechanisms involved have so far eluded them.
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New H7N9 bird flu deaths reported in China

New H7N9 bird flu deaths reported in China | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China has reported two new deaths from the H7N9 bird flu virus, state media said, as the disease returns following an outbreak last year.
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Dutch recall 11 tonnes of French horsemeat

Dutch recall 11 tonnes of French horsemeat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dutch authorities said Tuesday they have recalled 11 tonnes of horsemeat that was trafficked from France last year.
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New report looks at how states' restrictions on ACA implementation are affecting access

New report looks at how states' restrictions on ACA implementation are affecting access | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The first study to gauge the impact of state restrictions on the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) indicates that community health centers across the country are engaged in an intensive effort to find and enroll eligible and uninsured...
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US court strikes down 'Net Neutrality' rule (Update)

US court strikes down 'Net Neutrality' rule (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A US appeals court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional a 'Net Neutrality' rule that bars broadband Internet providers from blocking or playing favorites for online services.
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Poison-breathing bacteria may be boon to industry, environment

Poison-breathing bacteria may be boon to industry, environment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Buried deep in the mud along the banks of a remote salt lake near Yosemite National Park are colonies of bacteria with an unusual property: they breathe a toxic metal to survive.
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Australia braces for fire danger as heatwave hits

Australia braces for fire danger as heatwave hits | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Sydney (AFP) Jan 14, 2014 - Australian authorities warned Tuesday of some of the worst fire danger since a 2009 inferno which killed 173 people, with most of the continent's southeast sweltering through a major heatwave.
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Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods up to 22

Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods up to 22 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Manila (AFP) Jan 14, 2014 - Twenty-two people have been killed and nearly 200,000 others evacuated as floods and landslides hit a southern Philippine region still recovering from a deadly 2012 typhoon, the government said Tuesday.
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New EPA rule requires chemical disclosure for offshore fracking

New EPA rule requires chemical disclosure for offshore fracking | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The latest EPA rule would merely require companies to report the chemicals that they are discharging into the ocean. The rule is a weak one because relies upon companies to self-report their activities.
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Neil Young puts oil sands debate front and centre

Neil Young puts oil sands debate front and centre | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Canadian musician is doing a benefit tour across the country to support First Nations communities in their fight against oil sands development.
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California Drought: "Unprecedented"

California Drought: "Unprecedented" | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Emerging story. Remember how the climate deniers went after Stephen Chu, Obama's first Energy Secretary, when Chu described Climate Change's threat to California agriculture? Given the importance o...
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Drought, extreme temperatures may do damage to wheat in High Plains

Drought, extreme temperatures may do damage to wheat in High Plains | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Timely rains across much of the state have the wheat crop looking much better than last year at this time, but for some areas, drought and cold temperatures may have combined to do some damage, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service...
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Mindfulness helps undergraduates stay on track, study shows

Mindfulness helps undergraduates stay on track, study shows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Few situations present as much distraction and time pressure as the college experience. In this environment, attention can be elusive and difficult to sustain even when it is attained.
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The most important disease you've never heard of

The most important disease you've never heard of | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This sounds like the plot line of a horror/sci-fi movie: A freshwater parasite slips through the skin and into the bloodstream.
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Swine flu kills two men in Spain (Update)

Swine flu kills two men in Spain (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Two men have died of swine flu in northern Spain, where an outbreak of the H1N1 virus has left over 40 people in hospital, officials said Tuesday.
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Fresh contamination scare for New Zealand dairy giant

Fresh contamination scare for New Zealand dairy giant | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra faced a new contamination scare Tuesday with the forced recall of nearly 9,000 bottles of cream which had been tainted with E.coli bacteria.
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Report: NSA data swoop has had minimal counterterrorism role

Report: NSA data swoop has had minimal counterterrorism role | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A report from the New America Foundation National Security Program finds that the NSA's bulk data collection's contribution to prevent terrorism has been minimal and that traditional investigation paths have been more helpful.
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How Earth's devastating super-volcanoes might erupt

How Earth's devastating super-volcanoes might erupt | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Devastating supervolcanoes can erupt simply due to changes that happen in their giant magma chambers as they slowly cool, according to a new study.
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