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Krugman on why China is going down: no more workers

Krugman on why China is going down: no more workers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Paul Krugman says China is hitting a wall, one that it should have anticipated and worked to avoid long ago, but it will now hit a crisis of its own making full on and the result will be "big trouble".

China has had an export-driven economy with domestic consumption rates that are half the US average. The country's currency was kept artificially low, and the country binged on cheap credit.

The Chinese government got away with it for so long because there were limitless number of workers that kept inflation low.

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WATCH: Images Of America's Storms Will Take Your Breath Away

WATCH: Images Of America's Storms Will Take Your Breath Away | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The underlying goal of my work is to help trigger an emotional connection, one that I hope will spark a relationship between the viewer and this planet.
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Huawei spies for China, says ex-CIA chief

Huawei spies for China, says ex-CIA chief | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The former head of the United States' Central Intelligence Agency Michael Hayden said on Friday it 'goes without saying' that Chinese telecoms giant Huawei spies for Beijing.
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Climate Change Health Risks Include Allergies, Nutritional Deficiencies And More

Climate Change Health Risks Include Allergies, Nutritional Deficiencies And More | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: Global warming often seems distant and abstract, especially things like shrinking sea ice.  But a turbulent climate also poses lots of relatable risks to human health, from allergies and asthma to algae blooms and animal-born diseases. And according to George Luber, chief of climate research at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these are the risks that need public attention — even if it means less publicity for polar bears.

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Global Corruption in Natural Resource Industry [VIDEO]

Global Corruption in Natural Resource Industry [VIDEO] | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Though there are many admirable people working in the oil and gas industry, the enterprise of extracting hydrocarbons has a history in which incredible sums of money are concentrated into the hands of unsavory people.
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New England electricity prices spike during heat wave | The Energy Collective

New England electricity prices spike during heat wave | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With a heatwave settling across the northeastern and Midwestern United States, electricity systems across some of the nation's most densely populated areas strained to meet peak demands today, sending power prices spiking.
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McDonald's Budget Omission: Corporate Welfare

McDonald's Budget Omission: Corporate Welfare | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The helpful guide that McDonald's just published offering practical tips on how its workers can subsist on poverty wages is full of ingenious ideas: Get a second job! Don't squander money on trifles like heat and health care!
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$12 Wage For Walmart Workers Would Cost The Average Shopper Just 46 Cents Per Trip

$12 Wage For Walmart Workers Would Cost The Average Shopper Just 46 Cents Per Trip | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Walmart last week decided not to build three stores in Washington D.C. after the passage of a D.C. Council bill, which demands big-box retailers pay their workers a "living wage" of $12.50.
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Wildfires Will Worsen, And Further Strain The Forest Service : NPR

Wildfires Will Worsen, And Further Strain The Forest Service : NPR | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, fires in the American West have grown in intensity and size. "We're on a growth trajectory that is very scary," says one fire tracker.
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Snow and Arctic sea ice extent plummet suddenly as globe bakes

Snow and Arctic sea ice extent plummet suddenly as globe bakes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While June was among the top 5 warmest on record globally, more remarkable was the incredible snow melt that preceded it and the sudden loss of Arctic ice that followed.
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Fla. Re-Refinery to Run Waste Oil Rather than Vacuum Gas Oil

Fla. Re-Refinery to Run Waste Oil Rather than Vacuum Gas Oil | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The oil will come in used. Dirty. Polluted. Drained from crankcases all over Florida.

 

When it leaves, it will be like new. Clean. Clear. Safe. The purest form of oil there is.

 

The process is called oil re-refining. It is environmentally sound. Practical. Profitable.

 

To Enzio D'Angelo, however, it will be even better than that: It will be "beautiful."

 

He first saw the process eight years ago in Europe. Ever since, the petroleum executive has been trying to bring that process to the Western Hemisphere and make a clean break from the world of dirty fuels.

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More Analysts Questioning End Of Auto Love Affair

More Analysts Questioning End Of Auto Love Affair | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Recently there have been several stories and analyses about how younger drivers are delaying securing driver’s licenses and how much less they are driving. These structural issues have been offered as an explanation for the decline in the total number of vehicles in America, although the slow pace of the economic recovery following the 2008 financial crisis may also play a significant role. These issues are important for the future of gasoline and diesel fuel markets here, the future health of the domestic automobile industry, and the trend in carbon emissions.

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L’égo, frein majeur à l’intelligence collaborative

L’égo, frein majeur à l’intelligence collaborative | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Une étude récente a montré que le travail de groupe « affaiblit la créativité et les capacités intellectuelles ». Ça n’est pas une surprise, car les conditions habituelles du travail collectif génèrent davantage de craintes que de confiance mutuelle, libérant au passage toutes les expressions lourdingues de l’égo, frein majeur au travail collaboratif.


Via Claire Boutin
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Thierry Curty's comment, September 8, 2013 6:32 AM
Avoir un égo sans trique est malheureux, mais ce qui compte c'est d'avoir un égo excentrique.

Regardez comment on peut faire pour associer tous les égos, c'est si facile et ça change le monde, il suffit d'adhérer et de nous donner un petit coup de main pour participer à l'aventure : http://www.soyons-ami.fr/forum/viewforum.php?f=21
Patricia Soumarmon's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:13 PM

Encourager l'Intelligence Collective : la médiation, des égos opposés au coeur collectif.

 

Nathalie Carpentier's curator insight, December 14, 2013 10:18 AM

Artcile intressant. qiuand l'ego empêche d'avancer et d'autres pistesà explorer

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Shocking Photos of Mutated Fruit and Vegetables from Fukushima

Shocking Photos of Mutated Fruit and Vegetables from Fukushima | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Japanese residents from the Fukushima Prefecture have posted photos of fruit, vegetables, and plants that have suffered severe mutations due to the radiation leaked during the 2011 diasaster
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Powder Turns Water Into Gel To Fight Droughts - PSFK

Powder Turns Water Into Gel To Fight Droughts - PSFK | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Agricultural wonder can expand to 500 times it's original size and store water for up to a year.
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Bill to Shift NOAA Resources to Weather Marches On | Climate Central

Bill to Shift NOAA Resources to Weather Marches On | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A House bill that would mandate NOAA shift its priorities away from more toward short-term weather forecasting has sped its way through the legislative process.
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Wretched week for a typical trio of climate contrarians

Wretched week for a typical trio of climate contrarians | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dana Nuccitelli: Last week was a rough one for climate contrarians Matt Ridley, Patrick Michaels, and Murry Salby
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Video interview with Ramez Naam author of the Infinite Resource: the Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet | The Energy Collective

Video interview with Ramez Naam author of the Infinite Resource: the Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In this installment of our #EnergyChat series, I talk with Ramez Naam, author of The Infinite Resource: the Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, which takes an unflinching look at how to feed and power a world of 9 to 10 billion people.
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SEC Files Charges Against Billionaire Hedge-Fund Manager

SEC Files Charges Against Billionaire Hedge-Fund Manager | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday filed civil charges against Steven A. Cohen that accused the billionaire hedge-fund manager of failing to prevent insider trading.
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It Takes Nearly $3 More Than Minimum Wage To Survive In America's Cheapest County

It Takes Nearly $3 More Than Minimum Wage To Survive In America's Cheapest County | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nowhere in America does a dollar go farther than in Hanson County, South Dakota. But even there, a worker still needs to earn nearly $3 more than the minimum wage to get by.
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Insurance Industry, Republicans Split on Climate Change

Insurance Industry, Republicans Split on Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The U.S. insurance industry told Senators that a surge in weather-related catastrophes has forced billions of dollars in payouts, offering an assessment at odds with Republicans who have expressed doubt about global warming.

The Reinsurance Association of America, which represents companies such as Swiss Re Ltd. (SREN) and Munich Re, today urged Congress to have federal agencies consider climate risk in project reviews, and offer tax incentives to help homeowners prepare for severe hurricanes, floods, droughts and fires.

“The industry is at great financial peril if it does not understand global and regional climate impacts, variability and developing scientific assessment of a changing climate,” Franklin Nutter, president of the association, said in testimony to the Senate Environment and Public Works committee. “We are committed to work with you to address the exposure of citizens and their property to extreme weather risk.”

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'Drunken' Weather Pattern Leads to Deadly Heat | Climate Central

'Drunken' Weather Pattern Leads to Deadly Heat | Climate Central | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Weather systems have been moving in the "wrong" direction for the first half of July, leading to a prolonged, deadly heat wave.
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From the Garbage Dump to the Fuel Pump

It's said that one person's trash is another's treasure. The growth in the number of renewable resource companies all over the world makes it clear there is buried treasure in municipal dumps and landfills. These businesses are banking on the prospect that the fuel we run our vehicles on will gradually come to us more by landfill and less by corn field and oil drill.

 

While the supply has always been there - wasting away - the demand for new sources of energy is now being fulfilled by leading-edge technology that enables us to extract valuable chemicals and fuels from the mountains of our trash.

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COMMENTARY: More Interest in Nuke Fuel Thorium: by Dr Ahmad Ibrahim New Straits Times (Malaysia)

Despite the safety issues related to nuclear power, many feel it is not wise to ignore it as an energy source. We should instead look for ways to mitigate the safety challenges.

One of the most powerful arguments in support of nuclear energy is its low greenhouse gas emissions.

As climate change continues to pose threats to global wellbeing, going nuclear is a viable energy option. Scientists are looking at how to improve the safety features of nuclear energy.

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Swift Approval Sought for Midwest Oil Pipeline

Swift Approval Sought for Midwest Oil Pipeline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

A Canadian company's plan to build an oil pipeline that will stretch for hundreds of miles through the Midwest, including through many sensitive waterways, is quietly on the fast-track to approval — just not the one you're thinking of.

 

As the Keystone XL pipeline remains mired in the national debate over environmental safety and climate change, another company, Enbridge Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, is hoping to begin construction early next month on a 600-mile-long pipeline that would carry tar sands from Flanagan, Ill., about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, to the company's terminal in Cushing, Okla

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