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War On the Unemployed: Paul Krugman Rips GOP's 'War On The Unemployed'

War On the Unemployed:  Paul Krugman Rips GOP's 'War On The Unemployed' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bad economy? Punish the victims!

Is life too easy for the unemployed? You may not think so, and I certainly don’t think so. But that, remarkably, is what many and perhaps most Republicans believe. And they’re acting on that belief: there’s a nationwide movement under way to punish the unemployed, based on the proposition that we can cure unemployment by making the jobless even more miserable.

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Desalination With Small Electrical Fields — Simple New Method May Revolutionize Seawater Desalination

Desalination With Small Electrical Fields — Simple New Method May Revolutionize Seawater Desalination | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Seawater desalination with nothing more than a small electrical field? A simple new method of creating freshwater from seawater — that uses far less energy than conventional methods do — has just been developed by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany. 
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Protecting China's good earth -- Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 -- English Window to China New

Protecting China's good earth -- Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 -- English Window to China New | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

THE "cadmium rice" scandal has raised awareness of the extent of heavy metal pollution in China, but the situation in Shanghai is considerably better. Zhang Qian talks to researchers mapping city pollution.

 

Cadmium discovered in rice from Hunan Province astonished Chinese residents once again, indicating a more pervasive food safety problem and focusing attention on the dangerous levels of heavy metal soil pollution.

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Butterfly decline signals trouble in environment

Butterfly decline signals trouble in environment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Loss of two butterfly species in Florida signals need for sharper focus on pollinators, scientists say.
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Fracking waste keeps rolling into Ohio from other states

Fracking waste keeps rolling into Ohio from other states | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The shale drilling boom that has helped create a huge supply of cheap natural gas continues to bring more and more fracking waste into Ohio.
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Coal's slipping grip: New England, virtually coal-free, leads the way — Environmental Health News

Coal's slipping grip: New England, virtually coal-free, leads the way — Environmental Health News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tiffany Mellers jogs behind her two daughters as they pedal their bikes along a ribbon of packed sand along Long Island Sound. “They are good girls,” Mellers said.
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Accounting for Impact: A Closer Look At Unilever's Value Chain

Accounting for Impact: A Closer Look At Unilever's Value Chain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

"We still face considerable challenges in scaling up health and hygiene behavior change and encouraging consumers to use less water and energy at home."


By Gail Klintworth, Chief Sustainability Officer, UnileverIn this blog post, I will try to answer some key questions that we received during our #SustLiving Twitter chat about our progress, roadblocks and opportunities of our value chains, including:

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An Unstoppable Climb in C.E.O. Pay

An Unstoppable Climb in C.E.O. Pay | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Among 200 top chief executives in 2012, the median compensation package jumped 16 percent. So much for the idea that shareholders are getting through to companies about reining in pay.
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Can the Sharing Economy Solve Global Hunger? It All Depends... - STWR - Share The World's Resources

Can the Sharing Economy Solve Global Hunger? It All Depends... - STWR - Share The World's Resources | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

An article published recently on the avant-garde website Co.Exist poses an important question that is worth repeating: can the sharing economy solve global hunger?

The question is important not only because of the seriousness of the subject of hunger, but also because – as the comment piece acknowledges – global issues are rarely the preserve of current ideas behind sharing, which are almost always limited to a local context.

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Japan disaster budget given to nuclear operator

Japan disaster budget given to nuclear operator | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tokyo (AFP) June 28, 2013 - Money set aside to help earthquake, tsunami and nuclear victims has been allocated to power companies, officials in Japan said Friday, a move that could fuel fury among people who lost their homes.
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Ethiopia insists on talks with Egypt to solve Nile row

Ethiopia insists on talks with Egypt to solve Nile row | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Algiers (AFP) June 30, 2013 - Ethiopia is hoping that talks with Egypt will ease a row over sharing the waters of the Nile, Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom said on Sunday during a trip to Algeria.
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Identifying Alzheimer's using space software

Identifying Alzheimer's using space software | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Paris (ESA) Jul 01, 2013 -
Software for processing satellite pictures taken from space is now helping medical researchers to establish a simple method for wide-scale screening for Alzheimer's disease.
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Scientists Discover Thriving Colonies of Microbes in Ocean 'Plastisphere'

Scientists Discover Thriving Colonies of Microbes in Ocean 'Plastisphere' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Jul 01, 2013 - Scientists have discovered a diverse multitude of microbes colonizing and thriving on flecks of plastic that have polluted the oceans-a vast new human-made flotilla of microbial communities that the...
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How hot is the heat wave? Very, very hot

How hot is the heat wave? Very, very hot | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The heat wave scorching the West is one of the worst in years with temperatures approaching record levels in some areas. So, just how hot is the heat wave? A look at five ways the heat is punishing the West.
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Sold Out! California Runs Out Of The Fiat 500e EV

Sold Out! California Runs Out Of The Fiat 500e EV | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Looking to purchase or lease a Fiat 500e EV? Well, you may be in for a long wait. The Fiat 500e EV is sold out at all the Fiat dealerships in California.
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Bovine TB in milk as well as beef - Telegraph

Bovine TB in milk as well as beef - Telegraph | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Milk from cattle with bovine tuberculosis (bTB) has been sold in the UK, the Daily Telegraph can reveal.
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Taylor Energy oil platform, destroyed in 2004 during Hurricane Ivan, is still leaking in Gulf

Taylor Energy oil platform, destroyed in 2004 during Hurricane Ivan, is still leaking in Gulf | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Every day, an airplane with contractors working for Taylor Energy Ltd. flies over a spot 12 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River looking for an oil sheen.That spot was the doomed location of Taylor Energy's Mississippi Canyon...
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19 firefighters killed in Prescott-area blaze

19 firefighters killed in Prescott-area blaze | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
YARNELL, Ariz. — An elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation’s fiercest wildfires was overtaken by an out-of-control blaze in Arizona, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields.
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Whose Responsibility is Social “Responsibility”? The Company Or The Consumer?

Whose Responsibility is Social “Responsibility”? The Company Or The Consumer? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

It’s easy to blame fast food, soft drink and snack food companies for obesity problems. After all, they make the products with ingredients that can lead to overeating and obesity.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which currency can get to the bottom fastest?

INFOGRAPHIC: Which currency can get to the bottom fastest? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Saxo Capital Markets looked at the major currencies and assessed who is riding to the bottom the fastest looking at the real effective exchange rates.


Japan came in first with a percentage change of -18.12%.

 

Devaluing currencies should help an economy become more competitive as the price for its exports fall, but the effect is muted.

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A Vision of Sharing in a Not-For-Profit World - STWR - Share The World's Resources

A Vision of Sharing in a Not-For-Profit World - STWR - Share The World's Resources | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new project by the Post Growth Institute is exploring the prospect of a mainstream shift toward not-for-profit enterprise as an alternative to the growth-based model of business and finance. Could this form a crucial plank in the vision for a new economy based on sharing and cooperation, rather than competition and endless consumption?
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Philippines vents anger at China over naval buildup

Philippines vents anger at China over naval buildup | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (AFP) June 30, 2013 - The Philippines accused China on Sunday of a massive military buildup in the disputed South China Sea, warning at a regional security forum that the Asian giant's tactics were a threat to peace.
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Exclusive: World Bank's Kim says no country immune from turmoil over inequality

Exclusive: World Bank's Kim says no country immune from turmoil over inequality | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2013 - No country in the world is immune from unrest arising from poverty and inequality, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told AFP in an exclusive interview.
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3,000 still missing in India's flood-hit north: official

3,000 still missing in India's flood-hit north: official | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dehradun, India (AFP) June 30, 2013 - Some 3,000 people remain missing in India's flood-ravaged north two weeks after the tragedy, but it is unclear how many of those have been killed, a top state official said Sunday.
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Researchers discover human activity threatens Sumatran tiger population

Researchers discover human activity threatens Sumatran tiger population | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Jul 01, 2013 -
Sumatran tigers, found exclusively on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, are on the brink of extinction. By optimistic estimates, perhaps 400 individuals survive.
SustainOurEarth's insight:

Human activities threaten the entire earth!

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