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 …

Light Driven Reaction Converts Carbon Dioxide into fuel

Light-driven reaction converts carbon dioxide into fuel Illuminated rhodium nanoparticles catalyze key chemistry Summary: Researchers have developed tiny nanoparticles that help convert carbon dioxide into methane using only ultraviolet light as an energy source. Having found a catalyst that can do this important chemistry using ultraviolet light, the team now …

Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release   Gas hydrate (white, ice-like material) under authigenic carbonate rock that is encrusted with deep-sea chemosynthetic mussels and other organisms on the seafloor of the northern Gulf of Mexico at 966 m (~3170 ft) water depth. Although gas hydrate that …

Your CRC February Newsletter is Here!

  Coastal Risk Consulting’s February 2017 Newsletter Join Coastal Risk for a Key Biscayne Community Forum on Sea Level Rise and Flood Risk this Thursday, February 16th (see below for more more details). Meet CRC’s New Staff Members! Alec Bogdanoff, Ph.D.Dr. Alec Bogdanoff is a South Florida native and the …

Citizen Science in the City

Urban Citizen Science Do you live or work in a city? Well, have we got the projects for YOU! Below, we highlight research projects in need of your help in cities. Find more projects on SciStarter to do now or bookmark your favorites for later! Cheers! The SciStarter Team Snow Tweets It’s easy …