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    Technological Unfixes – Fruit juicers and hair brushes are now part of the Internet of (useless) Things

    Author: David Glance Director of UWA Centre for Software Practice, University of Western Australia If ever proof were needed that not everything is improved by connecting a device to the Internet, the Juicero, a fruit and vegetable juicing machine, is it. At US $400, the Juicero produces a glass of...
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    Is Consumerism Driving us to the Brink of Collapse?

    “In order to gain and to hold the esteem of men it is not sufficient merely to possess wealth or power. The wealth or power must be put in evidence, for esteem is awarded only on evidence.” Thorsten Veblen A successful lawyer parked his brand new Porsche Carrera GT in...
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    Another Climate Milestone Reached 410ppm

    The world just passed another round-numbered climate milestone. Scientists predicted it would happen this year and lo and behold, it has. On Tuesday, the Mauna Loa Observatory recorded its first-ever carbon dioxide reading in excess of 410 parts per million (it was 410.28 ppm in case you want the...
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    Climate change hastened ancient civilisations’ collapse…

    We republished this article a few years back and thought it might be worth revisiting for those that missed it as it is still relevant. Well worth the read… Article by: Sunanda Creagh from the Conversation Climate change sparked the political and economic turmoil that hastened the collapse of...
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    East Antarctica is Melting From Above and Below

    Published: December 16th, 2016, by Climate Central By Brian Kahn East Antarctica is remote even by Antarctic standards. Harsh winds and ocean currents have largely cut off the region from the rest of the world. That’s left its massive stores of ice largely intact, especially compared to West Antarctica...
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    Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than first thought: study

    Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than first thought: study Author Pauline Ernesto Editor The Conversation Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than is commonly reported, a new study by Murdoch University and Cranfield University in the UK has found. Soil locks in greenhouse...
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    Peak phosphorus will be a shortage we can’t stomach

    Peak phosphorus will be a shortage we can’t stomach Article By James Dyke, University of Southampton The IPCC has recently reported, we can’t afford the costs of what liberating all that carbon into the Earth’s atmosphere would do to the climate. So we will have to leave it in the...
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    Can You Dig This – Ron Finley, The Gangsta Gardener

    “When you put beauty in a place that has none, that’s a game changer.” — Ron Finley, the “Gangster Gardener” Ron Finley caught the public’s imagination when he delivered a highly entertaining and inspirational TED talk in 2013. Finley a self proclaimed ‘Guerilla Gardener’ plants vegetable gardens in South...
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    Eating Organic Food Significantly Lowers Pesticide Exposure: Study

    Article by – Dinny Navaratnam Editor at The Conversation Eating an organic diet for a week can cause pesticide levels to drop by almost 90% in adults, research from RMIT University has found. The study, led by Dr Liza Oates found particpants’ urinary dialkylphosphates (DAPs) measurements were 89% lower when...