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‘Earth Systems Science’

New research and scientific studies on the state of our planet, climate change, oceans, forests, land-use restoration of ecosystems damaged by human activities.

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ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 08:57 AM PDT Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques are among many strategies identified in North America as key to [...]

SAMOA: URGING SUSTAINABLE ACTION, UN OFFICIALS OPEN CONFERENCE BY LINKING SMALL ISLANDS TO GLOBAL ISSUES

SAMOA: URGING SUSTAINABLE ACTION, UN OFFICIALS OPEN CONFERENCE BY LINKING SMALL ISLANDS TO GLOBAL ISSUES

New York Aug 31 2014 9:00PM     UN News Centre with breaking news from the UN News Service  Nukunonu Atoll seaside is one of the regions of the world vulnerable to the impact of the climate change. UN Photo/Ariane Rummery (file photo)   SAMOA: URGING [...]

SUMMARY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND CLIMATE

SUMMARY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND CLIMATE

The World Health Organization (WHO) Conference on Health and Climate took place at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 27-29 August 2014. It was attended by 360 participants, including health and environment ministers of WHO member states, senior civil servants, technical experts, UN agencies, NGOs, chief executives from health [...]

Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows

NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.  Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as a fire-extinguishing agent, was regulated in 1987 under the Montreal [...]

NASA to Investigate Climate Impacts of Arctic Sea Ice Loss

NASA to Investigate Climate Impacts of Arctic Sea Ice Loss

NASA to Investigate Climate Impacts of Arctic Sea Ice Loss 08/14/2014 You are subscribed to Earth News for NASA. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. NASA to Investigate Climate Impacts of Arctic Sea Ice Loss 08/14/2014 12:00 PM EDT   A new NASA field campaign will begin [...]

Marine industries at risk on both coasts as oceans acidify

Marine industries at risk on both coasts as oceans acidify

Subject: Wishful Thinking - Methane plumes & Ocean Acidification   More precursors/signals:   1.  Methane plumes from the arctic.  This precursor event has a high probability of rapidly accelerating the timeframes for climate change impacts and increasing them to much more devastating [...]

Desert-Greening: The Next Big Thing for Green Investors

By Hazel Henderson © 2014 for GreenMoney Journal Asset managers and investors are supposed to be rational actors, cranking in all available information leading to efficient markets and optimal resource-allocation. As market failures continue to proliferate and hidden externalities come home to roost, we find that successful investing requires [...]

Saving the Arctic: The Urgent Need to Cut Black Carbon Emissions and Slow Climate Change

Saving the Arctic: The Urgent Need to Cut Black Carbon Emissions and Slow Climate Change

  August 7, 2014      Saving the Arctic     The Urgent Need to Cut Black Carbon Emissions and Slow Climate Change By Rebecca Lefton and Cathleen Kelly Combating climate change requires immediate and long-term cuts in heat-trapping carbon pollution, or CO2, [...]

Sylvia Earle and Sam Low win Cronkite Award as Mission Blue film debuts on Martha’s Vineyard

Sylvia Earle and Sam Low win Cronkite Award as Mission Blue film debuts on Martha’s Vineyard

Sylvia Earle and Sam Low win Cronkite Award as Mission Blue film debuts onMartha’s Vineyardby Martha ShawEdgartown, MA (August 7) - What do Walter Cronkite, Sylvia Earle and Sam Lowall have in common? They have mastered the might of media on behalf of thesea.The 2014 Walter Cronkite Award was bestowed on ocean all-stars Dr. SylviaEarle and Dr. [...]

GreenMoney August14_The Resilient Investor

GreenMoney August14_The Resilient Investor

Editor's Note     by Cliff Feigenbaum, Founder, GreenMoney  It is good to be back. Justin Conway of Calvert Foundation served as Guest Editor of July's special edition of GreenMoney Journal, which featured "The Millennials Perspective" on impact investing, sustainable business and more. The collection of insightful [...]

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