Join James Hansen, Richard Alley, Gina McCarthy, Bill Richardson, Kathryn Sullivan, Rachel Kyte, and other leaders in January at the Building Climate Solutions conference.

Join James Hansen, Richard Alley, Gina McCarthy, Bill Richardson, Kathryn Sullivan, Rachel Kyte, and other leaders in January at the Building Climate Solutions conference. In two highlighted sessions, leaders from science, business, government and finance are interviewed by prominent journalists about climate change solutions in the built environment and in agriculture and natural resources. …

Jordan’s wind project neglects massive European bird migration

Jordan’s wind project neglects massive European bird migration Jordan’s Tafila wind power plant just got financed with almost $300 million. Great news for energy poor Jordan, but bad news for the birds. The problem is that no outside party really thought about the birds: the turbines are being constructed along one …

Earth Policy Institute: Moving Up the Food Chain

  Moving Up the Food Chain  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch3 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 25, 2013 For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with …

Green Futures: The Rise of Indoor Cropping

The Rise of Indoor Cropping   By Tess Riley  It’s commonly accepted that record food prices were one of the key triggers for the Arab Spring. This year in Zimbabwe, critical levels of crop failure put over two million people at risk of chronic malnutrition. Even a prosperous state like Singapore, …

Dr. Mae-Wan Ho joins Ethical Markets Advisory Board

Mae-Wan Ho, B. Sc. Hon. (First Class) and Ph. D. Hong Kong University, Director of Institute of Science in Society (website www.i-sis.org.uk archived by the British Library as part of national documentary heritage), Chief Editor and Art Director of its quarterly trend-setting magazine, Science in Society, is best known for pioneering work on …

BIOMIMICRY, Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

  Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Review by Alan F Kay  Biomimicry by Janine Benyus deals with the clear and fascinating, yet little understood and vast, reality of the processes of life and living beings. The book summarizes these ideas this way: Virtually all living creatures: plants, animals, microbes, etc., …

Ecocity World Summit 2013 is convening this September 25-27 in Nantes, France,

Ecocity World Summit 2013 is convening this September 25-27 in Nantes, France, and preparations are ramping up. We hope to see many of our members and network partners there. Nantes Metropole has generously extended the early bird rates to August 20. It is our hope that this edition of the conference …

Friends of the Earth: European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia

  European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia European funded palm oil expansion in Liberia linked to social and environmental damage Monday, 24 June 2013 Press Release European banks, pension funds and private equity funds have given financial assistance worth more than €450 million to Malaysian palm …

ENB Vol. 12 No. 580 – Bonn Climate Change Conference – June 2013 – Summary & Analysis

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Focus on the Global South Newsletter: World Trade Organization’s free trade jeopardized people’s rights

In this edition of Focus on the Global South Newsletter, we revisit the Asian Development Bank’s role in the ‘privatization’ of Asia and how the World Trade Organization’s free trade and investment policies have jeopardized people’s rights and the environment.  Through its growth strategy, ADB continues to promote privatization and create …