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Speed Installation of System to Monitor Vital Signs of Global Ocean, Scientists Urge

Sunday 31 October, 2010 As oceans grow saltier, hotter, more acidic and less diverse biologically, world governments urgently need to help complete a full global ocean observing system, the value of which to society would dwarf the investment required, according to scientists with the Partnership for Observation of Global Oceans (POGO), a [...]

Nagoya Conference: Valuing Natural Capital is a Central Challenge

PRESS RELEASE London and Brussels, 20 October 2010 Valuing Natural Capital is a Central Challenge for the Nagoya Conference, Major Report Says It is essential to value “natural capital” if we are to avert a crisis in biodiversity, warns Patrick ten Brink of the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) , co-author of the TEEB [...]

Climate Finance 2010, London, 9 & 10 November

The Cancun climate talks in December are likely to develop the framework by which billions of dollars of “fast-start” funding for climate change mitigation will be deployed over the next few years. Looking forward, these tens of billions are set to be scaled up to hundreds of billions each year by 2020, as forecasted by Ethical Markets' Green [...]

China’s Creative Accounting: How It Buried Its Debt and Forged Ahead with Stimulus

Ellen Brown October 28, 2010 www.webofdebt.com/articles China may be as heavily in debt as we are.  It just has a different way of keeping its books -- which makes a high-profile political ad sponsored by Citizens Against Government Waste, a fiscally conservative think tank, particularly ironic.  Set in a lecture hall in China in 2030, the [...]

The Energy Sector with “More Potential Upside”

By Nick Hodge | Thursday, October 28th, 2010 After a rocky start, the cleantech space is quickly becoming Wall Street's darling. TheStreet.com — backed by Cramer himself — recently found 63% of investors now consider solar stocks a core holding. And CNBC just reported, “The green category has burst beyond alternative energy sources, [...]

Azure Power raises $40m to develop PV plant in Gujurat

DEALS NEWS Azure Power raises $40m to develop PV plant in Gujurat SunRun raises additional US Bancorp financing NRG Solar becomes lead investor in BrightSource’s Ivanpah solar thermal project Clean Power Technologies awarded grant for waste recovery technology US agencies award $5m for ocean renewable energy research Click here [...]

SAM founder and former CEO, Reto Ringger, outlines plans for new sustainability bank

RI News Alert: › SAM founder and former CEO, Reto Ringger, outlines plans for new sustainability bank Click here to read the newsletter.

Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Earth Negotiations Bulletin · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · A Reporting Service for Environment and Development Negotiations Volume 09 Number 542 - Thursday, 28 October 2010 CBD COP 10 HIGHLIGHTS Wednesday, 27 October 2010 The high-level [...]

Poor Richard’s Trilogy

Poor Richard’s Trilogy (Part 2) Disenclosure of the commons Much has been written about the “enclosure of the commons.” “Enclosure (inclosure) is the process which was used to end some traditional rights, such as mowing meadows for hay, or grazing livestock on land which is owned by another person, or a group of people. In England [...]

How to calculate the efficiency of your data centre

A free to download white paper on the problems and solutions of measuring data centre efficiency Before data centre infrastructure efficiency can be benchmarked using PUE or other metrics, there must be agreement on exactly which power consumptions constitute IT loads, which consumptions constitute physical infrastructure, and which loads [...]

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