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Kazakhstan’s Bet on Rail

Kazakhstan’s Bet on Rail | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Central Asian nation began tapping its oil fields in September, using the sovereign wealth to finance its growing rail empire that serves the big Chinese and Russian markets.
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Toxic mafia dumps sow panic in Italy 'Triangle of Death'

Toxic mafia dumps sow panic in Italy 'Triangle of Death' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Caivano — Anger is boiling over near Naples after revelations about toxic mafia dumps blamed for rising cancer rates that have prompted accusations the state is ignoring a vast public health crisis.
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Adaptation: A tempest in academia over an optimist's plan to cope with climate change -- Wednesday, November 20, 2013 -- www.eenews.net

Adaptation: A tempest in academia over an optimist's plan to cope with climate change -- Wednesday, November 20, 2013 -- www.eenews.net | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Lawrence Cathles wants you to stop worrying.

 

The day-to-day discourse surrounding climate change may say differently. Whether it's stories on drought-stricken farmers or coastal communities retreating from rising seas, most climate news seems to focus on how doomed we are. The climate is warming, seas are rising and the planet's rapidly expanding population is living an unsustainable lifestyle.

 

But Cathles thinks we have reasons to be hopeful. In an essay published in September by the Geological Society of London, the Cornell University geologist writes...

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House panel advances plan to pare border-crossing pipeline reviews

House panel advances plan to pare border-crossing pipeline reviews | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A House subcommittee on Wednesday advanced legislation that aims to speed up the government's review of pipelines and power lines that cross U.S. borders into Mexico and Canada, over the objections...
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Greece resumes talks with European lenders amid anger over austerity

Greece resumes talks with European lenders amid anger over austerity | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greek relations with troika of lenders soured by mistrust, anger and thinly disguised panic
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Bleak outlook for graduates: Wages slump and debt soars

Bleak outlook for graduates: Wages slump and debt soars | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Britain's 'lost generation' of graduates are leaving university with around 60 per cent more debt than their pre-financial crash counterparts, a new study has found.
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SuperStorms have Flood Insurance Rates Skyrocketing

SuperStorms have Flood Insurance Rates Skyrocketing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate Change gets real for the Chamber of Commerce.  Tampa Bay Times: Many older homes in flood zones have long benefited from a big subsidy that kept flood insurance rates very low. Starting nex...
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Ancient giant sloth bones suggest humans were in Americas far earlier than thought

Ancient giant sloth bones suggest humans were in Americas far earlier than thought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A team of Uruguayan researchers working at the Arroyo del Vizcaíno site near Sauce, in Uruguay has found evidence in ancient sloth bones that suggests humans were in the area as far back as 30,000 years ago.
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Finding Occam's razor in an era of information overload

Finding Occam's razor in an era of information overload | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
How can the actions and reactions of proteins so small or stars so distant they are invisible to the human eye be accurately predicted? How can blurry images be brought into focus and reconstructed?
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Study: More spending on fire suppression may lead to bigger fires

The “firefighting trap” is a term often used by business managers to describe a shortsighted cycle of problem-solving: dealing with “fires,” or problems, as they arise, but failing to address the underlying cause, thereby increasing the chance that...
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Sleepwalking to Extinction : Capitalism and the Consumer Economy

Sleepwalking to Extinction : Capitalism and the Consumer Economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

November 14, 2013 Adbusters

 

Why are we marching toward disaster, “sleepwalking to extinction” as the Guardian’s George Monbiot once put it? Why can’t we slam on the brakes before we ride off the cliff to collapse? I’m going to argue here that the problem is rooted in the requirement of capitalist production. Large corporations can’t help themselves; they can’t change or change very much. So long as we live under this corporate capitalist system we have little choice but to go along in this destruction, to keep pouring on the gas instead of slamming on the brakes,...

 

From climate change to natural resource overconsumption to pollution, the engine that has powered three centuries of accelerating economic development, revolutionizing technology, science, culture and human life itself is, today, a roaring out-of-control locomotive mowing down continents of forests, sweeping oceans of life, clawing out mountains of minerals, pumping out lakes of fuels, devouring the planet’s last accessible natural resources to turn them into “product,”...

 

Corporations aren’t necessarily evil, though plenty are diabolically evil, but they can’t help themselves. They’re just doing what they’re supposed to do for the benefit of their shareholders. Shell Oil can’t help but loot Nigeria and the Arctic and cook the climate. That’s what shareholders demand. BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and other mining giants can’t resist mining Australia’s abundant coal and exporting it to China and India. Mining accounts for 19% of Australia’s GDP and substantial employment even as coal combustion is the single worst driver of global warming. IKEA can’t help but level the forests of Siberia and Malaysia to feed the Chinese mills building their flimsy disposable furniture (IKEA is the third largest consumer of lumber in the world). Apple can’t help it if the cost of extracting the “rare earths” it needs to make millions of new iThings each year is the destruction of the eastern Congo — violence, rape, slavery, forced induction of child soldiers, along with poisoning local waterways. Monsanto and DuPont and Syngenta and Bayer Crop Science have no choice but to wipe out bees, butterflies, birds, small farmers and extinguish crop diversity to secure their grip on the world’s food supply while drenching the planet in their Roundups and Atrazines and neonicotinoids.... https://www.adbusters.org/magazine/110/sleepwalking-extinction.html


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June 29, 2013

-▶  ****CORPORATIONS HAVE NO DUTY BEYOND PROFIT - LLOYD BLANKFEIN, CEO, GOLDMAN SACHS http://www.theatlantic.com/video/archive/2013/06/lloyd-blankfein-corporations-have-no-duty-beyond-profit/277381/

 

 

 

▶  THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH'  http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

-▶  THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE:  EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/7xGTJZ

 

-▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE  http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

-▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

-▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

▶  WILL AMERICANS ALLOW PUBLIC SERVICES TO BE PRIVATIZED? THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP http://sco.lt/7gEXVh

 

 

 

 ▶  CONSUMING OURSELVES OUT OF EXISTENCE: ECONOMIC REPORT INTO BIODIVERSITY CRISIS http://sco.lt/868xd3

 

 ▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF LIFE ALL IN THE NAME OF 'GROWTH' http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

 

 ▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLING TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar

 

▶  PHILIPPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROY INDIGENOUS LANDS, LIVELIHOODS AND FORESTS --- FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt/52jaaX

 

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

▶  PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER  http://sco.lt/7XBO1R

 

▶  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM WON'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE, PART 1 AND 2 http://sco.lt/4lhemf

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM -- DESTRUCTION OF LIFE -- ALL IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/6HLK77

 

 

 

 

▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

▶  MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist

 

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

 

 


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I take for granted that we have been raising this awareness (I assume everyone already knew about it) about the Taji Dolphin and whale Hunts every year...

I take for granted that we have been raising this awareness (I assume everyone already knew about it) about the Taji Dolphin and whale Hunts every year... | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I think everyone knows about the Taji Dolphin and whale hunt, but look...we made it into the Huffington Post big time! It is because we document their moves every day. Click here to follow along at...

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China targets the cheap use of resources that has let industry boom but choked the air

China targets the cheap use of resources that has let industry boom but choked the air | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China's leaders are taking aim at the cheap use of resources that has let its industries boom but has choked its air and tainted its soil, looking to markets to play a larger role in commodity prices as a way to fix pollution.
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NRC Staff Rejects Concerns About Nuclear Reactor Vulnerability to Terrorism

NRC Staff Rejects Concerns About Nuclear Reactor Vulnerability to Terrorism | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Nuclear Regulatory Commission staffers are rejecting the concerns of lawmakers, state officials and watchdog groups who say nuclear waste tightly packed in spent-fuel pools at U.S. power plants is vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
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Warsaw's widening climate chasm could lead to 4C warming

Warsaw's widening climate chasm could lead to 4C warming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Graham Readfearn: Scientists say countries attending United Nations climate talks are going backwards on policy and risking 4C of global warming
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House votes to block federal fracking rules

House votes to block federal fracking rules | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Members passed the bill 235-187 with the help of 12 Democrats; two Republicans voted against it.
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Will extreme weather like super typhoon Haiyan become the new norm?

Will extreme weather like super typhoon Haiyan become the new norm? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Typhoon Haiyan may have been the strongest storm ever recorded; a fact that has triggered an array of stories discussing its possible links to climate change.
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U.S.'s Lew says big budget deal unlikely without revenues

U.S.'s Lew says big budget deal unlikely without revenues | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Tuesday that budget negotiators in Congress would probably fail to strike a far-reaching deal unless Republicans agree to raise revenues and overhaul ...
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10 Ways to Reduce Your Heating Bill

10 Ways to Reduce Your Heating Bill | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
You know when  a sweatshirt, coat, mittens, hat, gloves, scarf, moon boots, etc. are no longer cutting it, that it's time to turn on the heat.  I hate the thought of having to pay for warm air--I get it, but I don't like it.
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More on the Net Zero House

More on the Net Zero House | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I posted on a new development of zero energy/net positive houses in Houston, which depended on a fuel cell concept for some of its energy production.  Obviously fuel cells are not the final answer,...
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Ancient Siberian genome reveals genetic origins of Native Americans

Ancient Siberian genome reveals genetic origins of Native Americans | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The genome sequence of a 24,000-year-old Siberian individual has provided a key piece of the puzzle in the quest for Native American origins.
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Hydrogen cars could be headed to showroom near you

Hydrogen cars could be headed to showroom near you | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cars that run on hydrogen and exhaust only water vapor are emerging to challenge electric vehicles as the world's transportation of the future.
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Connection found between nitrogen levels in water, toxic algae production

Connection found between nitrogen levels in water, toxic algae production | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists have long known that phosphorus fuels growth of algae in lakes and streams.
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UCLA project to study shifting L.A. to local resources

UCLA project to study shifting L.A. to local resources | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Could Los Angeles prosper without electricity from fossil fuels? Could the city shun water imported from the Sierra Nevada, even as a changing climate brings hotter days and a declining snowpack?

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