SDG Update – 16 May 2017 – IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub

GUEST ARTICLES Promoting Public Participation to Make the Paris Agreement Work Harro van Asselt, University of Eastern Finland and Stockholm Environment Institute; and Sébastien Duyck, Center for International Environmental Law and Arctic Centre, University of Lapland The adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 marked a significant shift in the …

Satellites track Antarctic ice loss over decades

Satellites track Antarctic ice loss over decades 02-05-2017 10:30 AM CEST   Over two decades of observations by five radar satellites show the acceleration of ice loss of 30 glaciers in Antarctica’s Western Palmer Land in the southwest Antarctic Peninsula.   You are subscribed to Observing the Earth for European …

Earth as a planet

“Ethical Markets finds no better way to celebrate Earth Day than this beautiful video of our planet from our friends at the European Space Agency (ESA ).  Thanks and to all who care for our common future and make every day Earth Day!  ~Hazel Henderson, Editor” Earth as a planet European Space Agency …

NCSE Stands Up for Science on Earth Day April 22, 2017

      NCSE Stands Up for Science on Earth Day April 22, 2017 April 21, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) joins leading science societies, research institutes, and universities along with scientists, educators, teachers, and many others, in a show of solidarity and strength …

The SDGs webinar series: register now to join the discussion

The SDGs — officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – are 17 aspirational Global Goals. They have generated unprecedented interest from investors, companies and policy-makers and could be a pivotal moment for responsible investment. Responsible Investor is proud to present a series of webinars …

Half-Earth Inspires at Biodiversity Days

E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation Newsletter March 2017 Edition Keep in mind: Climate change we can reverse if we work hard enough   and get the right leadership. But extinction is really, really forever. – E.O. Wilson   Biodiversity is essential for the resilience and the sustainability of human life as we know …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News

Organic is only one ingredient in recipe for sustainable food future Carbon-based approaches for saving rainforests should include biodiversity studies NASA’s aerial survey of polar ice expands its Arctic reach Energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gases Floods and hurricanes predicted with social media The new …

WRI Digest: Water Stress and National Security

WRI Digest What Does Water Have to Do with National Security? Water security drives state stability and safety in many regions of the world. Betsy Otto and Charles Iceland reveal how this connection is already playing out in conflict-torn places like Syria and Chad. Learn more. In a new paper, …

The Economist-“The Future of Forever” on global diamond mining

“This article is a good overview of the global diamond mining industry, now challenged by the new disruptive science of diamonds and other gems made in laboratories worldwide. The global cartel is no longer controlled by DeBeers and its advertising, which has convinced generations of young males to spend at least 2 month’s …