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Coal plant closure in China led to improvements in children's health, research shows

Coal plant closure in China led to improvements in children's health, research shows | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Decreased exposure to air pollution in utero is linked with improved childhood developmental scores and higher levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a key protein for brain development, according to a study looking at the closure of a coal-burning power plant in China led by researchers ...
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Terror grips Guinea as Ebola death toll rises

Terror grips Guinea as Ebola death toll rises | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Guinea battled Wednesday to contain an Ebola epidemic threatening neighbouring countries as fear and confusion gripped communities under siege from one of the deadliest viruses known to mankind.
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Sugary drinks weigh heavily on teenage obesity

Sugary drinks weigh heavily on teenage obesity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New research shows sugary drinks are the worst offenders in the fight against youth obesity and recommends that B.C. schools fully implement healthy eating guidelines to reduce their consumption.
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Seoul to limit plastic surgery ads

Seoul to limit plastic surgery ads | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The South Korean capital Seoul is to restrict the use of plastic surgery adverts on public transport, officials said Wednesday, after complaints that they were fuelling an unhealthy obsession with body image.
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Generator uses the human body as an electrode to power portable electronics

Generator uses the human body as an electrode to power portable electronics | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —It's well-known that the human body is a good conductor of electricity, and now researchers have taken advantage of this fact to create a small generator that uses the body as an electrode to power portable devices without the need for batteries. The 'body contact electrode' replaces a ...
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Save money and energy by replacing, adjusting home appliances

Save money and energy by replacing, adjusting home appliances | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Want to save some money and help the planet at the same time? Then take a look at some of the gadgets and appliances in your house. By turning off, adjusting or swapping out some of the devices in your house, you can potentially save hundreds of dollars a year while reducing your carbon footprint.
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New study shows major increase in West Antarctic glacial loss

New study shows major increase in West Antarctic glacial loss | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise, according to new research.
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Network news climate change stories rarely report both impact, action

Network news climate change stories rarely report both impact, action | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —When it involves climate change coverage, viewers don't always get the complete picture from U.S. network television, according to a University of Michigan study.
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The Male Infertility Time Bomb: Men's Sperm Count Falling - Chemicals/Pesticides in Food and Environment

The Male Infertility Time Bomb: Men's Sperm Count Falling -  Chemicals/Pesticides in Food and Environment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

New York Times, March 21, 2014

 ▶  A THREAT TO MALE FERTILITY - PHTHALATES http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/21/a-threat-to-male-fertility/

 

AlterNet:

 ▶   SCIENTISTS WARN OF SPERM COUNT CRISIS http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/scientists-warn-sperm-count-crisis?akid=9760.216352.O2wp2S&rd=1&src=newsletter755734&t=11&paging=off

 

 ▶   BBC, SPERM COUNT OF FRENCH MEN FALLING:

The sperm count of French men fell by a third between 1989 and 2005, a study suggests. The semen of more than 26,600 French men was tested in the study, reported in the journal Human Reproduction. Dr Joelle Le Moal, an environmental health epidemiologist, said: "This constitutes a serious public health warning." Something in our modern lifestyle, diet or environment like chemical exposure, is causing this.”.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20593467

 

 -▶ BOYS WITH BOOBS: HIDDEN CHEMICALS FED TO KIDS CAN IMPACT THEIR HEALTH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beth-greer/bpa-health_b_2808888.html?ir=Green

 

Institute of Science in Society, March 19, 2014
 ▶   GLYPHOSATE "ROUNDUP" & HUMAN MALE INFERTILITY http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_Roundup_and_Human_Male_Infertility.php

 

Institute of Science in Society, March 26, 2014
 ▶   GLYPHOSATE AND CANCER http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_and_Cancer.php

 

 ▶   HUMAN MALE INFERTILITY: US FRUIT GIANT DOLE SETTLES 38 PESTICIDE COMPLAINTS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2667141133/human-male-infertility-us-fruit-giant-dole-settles-38-pesticide-complaints

 

 

▶  HOW INDUSTRY AND THE FEDS SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE THAT PLASTICS WREAK HAVOC ON OUR HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/regulatory-capture-bpa-plastic-estrogen-endocrine-disruptor-feds

 

Living on Earth, March 14, 2014

 ▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4

 

Treehugger, March 21, 2014
"TOXIN TOXOUT" HOW DO I GET THIS STUFF OUT OF MY BODY? Countless toxins enter our bodies on a daily basis, whether it’s from driving in a brand new car for a few hours, using conventional cosmetics and skin care products, or eating certain foods. Even for those of us who carefully avoid pesticides, parabens, and phthalates whenever possible, we can’t help but come into contact with them because of their ubiquitous presence in the world. http://www.treehugger.com/health/toxin-toxout-must-read-how-detoxify-our-bodies-and-our-lives-book-review.html

 


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 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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These Snail Beauties Are On the Brink of Extinction

These Snail Beauties Are On the Brink of Extinction | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
They look like ethereal little beings from another planet, but they're actually newly discovered species of snails. And unfortunately, some of them are already going extinct.
    

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La pollution pourrait aussi avoir des effets neurologiques

La pollution pourrait aussi avoir des effets neurologiques | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Classée comme un cancérogène avéré pour l'homme, la pollution atmosphérique a de multiples effets sanitaires.

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Speed of Drought Confounds Water Planners - Santa Barbara Independent

Speed of Drought Confounds Water Planners - Santa Barbara Independent | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Speed of Drought Confounds Water Planners Santa Barbara Independent About two weeks ago, three South Coast water agencies — desperate to augment supplies in the face of a withering drought — combined forces to place a bid on surplus State Water...

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 26, 2014 7:55 AM

Water always matters and never more then when we realize a limit to clean fresh water for life.

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[Fiche-synthèse production décentralisée] – Le solaire - Energystream

[Fiche-synthèse production décentralisée] – Le solaire - Energystream | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
L’énergie solaire est l’énergie transmise par le Soleil sous la forme de lumière et de chaleur...

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Study finds secret to cutting sugary drink use by teens

Study finds secret to cutting sugary drink use by teens | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study shows that teenagers can be persuaded to cut back on sugary soft drinks – especially with a little help from their friends.
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Watermelon could lower blood pressure

Watermelon could lower blood pressure | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Be sure to pick up a watermelon—or two—at your neighborhood farmers' market. It could save your life.
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ATHENA desktop human 'body' could reduce need for animal drug tests

ATHENA desktop human 'body' could reduce need for animal drug tests | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Creating surrogate human organs, coupled with insights from highly sensitive mass spectrometry technologies, a new project is on the brink of revolutionizing the way we screen new drugs and toxic agents.
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Knowing true age of your heart key to curbing lifetime heart disease risk

Knowing true age of your heart key to curbing lifetime heart disease risk | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Understanding the true age of your heart is key to curbing the lifetime risk of developing—and dying from—heart disease, say new consensus recommendations on how best to stave off the worldwide epidemic of cardiovascular disease, published in the journal Heart.
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Facing the Windows XP apocalypse? Here are some options

Facing the Windows XP apocalypse? Here are some options | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Are you ready for the 'XP Apocalypse' on April 8? That's when Microsoft Corp. plans to stop issuing security updates for the aging, but still-popular XP version of its flagship Windows operating system, which by some estimates is still running on nearly one in three personal computers in homes and offices ...
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Russian officials dump iPads over spy fears

Russian officials dump iPads over spy fears | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Russian government officials have swapped their iPads for Samsung tablets to ensure tighter security, the telecoms minister told news agencies on Wednesday.
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Yellowstone supervolcano unlikely to erupt for 1 to 2 million years

Yellowstone supervolcano unlikely to erupt for 1 to 2 million years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —As with many things in nature, it helps to understand the past when trying to predict the future.
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Great Alaska Earthquake shook Alaska 50 years ago

Great Alaska Earthquake shook Alaska 50 years ago | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Electric clocks on walls in Anchorage shut down at 5:36 p.m. on March 27, 1964. Time stopped at the start of the '64 Great Alaska Earthquake, the second largest ever recorded at magnitude 9.2.
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Smart lighting: the ‘next big thing’ for greener, better cities

Smart lighting: the ‘next big thing’ for greener, better cities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Emerging lighting technologies are the next major frontier in helping cities reduce their energy consumption and create more enjoyable landscapes for their...

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Emerging lighting technologies are the next frontier in helping cities reduce their energy consumption and create more enjoyable landscapes for their residents, said Mieke De Schepper, general manager of Philips Lighting Singapore at a media sharing session entitled “How our lives in Asian cities will be impacted by lighting innovations” on Tuesday, in conjunction with the i Light Marina Bay 2014 festival.

De Schepper, along with professors Thomas Schroepfer and Suranga Nanayakkara from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), shared how lighting is a “low-hanging fruit” in terms of the energy that can be saved in buildings and urban infrastructure.

Philips, which has two exhibits at the festival, used hardware such as innovative LED lamps, and software solutions such as sensor-controlled, programmable lighting systems for these art installations. The lights of the interactive iSwarm exhibit, for example, are controlled by 34 sensors located along the surrounding railings, and these change colours depending on audience movements.

Philips offers these technologies as simultaneously sustainable and attractive. “We are committed to offering lighting solutions which improve people’s lives that are innovative and environmentally sound”, said De Schepper. 

“Innovations in LED lighting have opened a new frontier of possibilities in green design and ultimately how our cities look and feel. i Light Marina Bay provides an opportunity to bring these possibilities into the conversation,” added associate professor Schroepfer.

In commercial buildings, a study by the US-based New Buildings Instituteshows that lighting accounts for 20 per cent of the total energy usage, and 38 per cent of electricity consumption. According to the Association of the German Electrical Industry, this energy consumption can be reduced by up to 80 per cent using intelligent lighting systems, indicating the potential for improved energy efficiency and cost savings by examining lighting use in buildings.

At the event, De Schepper and associate professor Schroepfer also explained how the interactive technologies seen at the Philips’ i Light Marina Bay 2014 exhibits could be applied to commercial buildings. Doing so could result in lights being automatically dimmed in spaces with less traffic or activity; lighting brightness could be adjusted according to ambient light, and individuals would be able to optimise the hue and brightness of their workspaces for maximum productivity, said the two. By introducing real-time, smart sensing of occupants’ lighting needs of occupants, and changing multiple variables, these new lighting technologies help optimise energy usage and user experience, they added.

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Accor : la RSE comme arme de différenciation

Accor : la RSE comme arme de différenciation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

“ La RSE nouveau levier marketing ? Certains grands groupes l'ont compris. Aux PME de s'emparer aussi du sujet. Perçue...”


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Galveston #OilSpill #Wildlife Impacts ~ how could we, we're next!

Galveston Oil Spill Wildlife Impacts A look at the initial impacts to wildlife along the Texas coast in the days following the March 22, 2014 oil spill in th...

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The 'demand' for OIL is the destructive path and not just for Wildlife !
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Anvers inondée d'ici 2100?

Anvers inondée d'ici 2100? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Anvers inondée d'ici 2100? lalibre.be Alors que la planète est sur une dangereuse trajectoire conduisant à une hausse moyenne de quatre degrés à l'horizon 2100, par rapport à l'ère pré-industrielle, ces aspects seront détaillés dans ce deuxième...

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