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Human impact forms ‘striking new pattern’ in Earth’s global energy flow

The impact humans have made on Earth in terms of how we produce and consume resources has formed a ‘striking new pattern’ in the planet’s global energy flow, according to researchers from the University of Leicester. The research suggests that the Earth is now characterised by a geologically unprecedented pattern of global energy flow that is pervasively influenced by humans …

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Newly discovered bacteria can eat plastic bottles

A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles. The discovery, published Thursday in the journal Science, could lead to new methods to manage the more than 50 million tons of this particular type of plastic produced globally each year. The plastic found in water bottles …

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Energy Stew – Andrew Faas & bullying in the workplace – 10.02.15

Bullying in the workplace can be a disaster for companies. It’s kind of a survival of the fittest without realizing the damage that that type of competition can create. Andrew Faas has written “The Bully’s Trap” to show how difficult this problem is and what steps need to be taken for change.

Michael Bloomberg fought against bullying laws and argued that it would drive business away from New York. Many CEOs agree with him.

Listen to this important show to learn what can be done to improve the workplace and save many people from having their working lives and reputations ruined by abuse.

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CSIRO AUSTRALIA – Plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050

Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world’s seabirds, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, and found the majority of seabird species have plastic in their gut. The study, led by Dr Chris Wilcox with co-authors Dr Denise Hardesty and Dr Erik van Sebille and published today in the journal PNAS, …