Announcing: the all-new Ecocities Emerging

Link to webpage version of this newsletter http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs072/1100594   Greetings! How do we approach urban planning and resource management in ways that preserve health and the environment while meeting our basic needs? The Ecocity represents an urban ideal that simultaneously envisions and plans for co-benefits and synergies between its various …

Science for Environment Policy, Issue 385: A service from the European Commission

news alert Issue 385, 11 September 2014  Science for Environment Policy About this service Contact the Editor Subscribe to this News Alert Survey Please feed back on our service: SfEP survey to end in one week’s time We have been conducting a survey to assess how Science for Environment Policy …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Earthquakes: The next ‘Big One’ for the San Francisco Bay Area may be a cluster of major quakes

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Earthquakes: The next ‘Big One’ for the San Francisco Bay Area may be a cluster of major quakes Posted: 19 May 2014 03:45 PM PDT A cluster of closely timed earthquakes over 100 years in the 17th and 18th centuries released as much accumulated …

New Horizons for Eco-Labels and Sustainability

The inaugural Latin American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit drew to a successful close in São Paulo. About 140 senior executives from the food industry discussed sustainability issues over the 2-day summit. There were calls to develop local markets for sustainable foods in the region, as well as prevent the proliferation in …

Earth Policy Institute: Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet

  Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet Earth Policy Release March 27, 2014 The world fish catch is a measure of the productivity and health of the oceanic ecosystem that covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface. The extent to which world demand for seafood is outrunning the sustainable yield of …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Distinct sensory-motor reflexes in fruit flies: Use odor receptors, visual cues to find fruit

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Distinct sensory-motor reflexes in fruit flies: Use odor receptors, visual cues to find fruit Posted: 04 Feb 2014 03:55 PM PST That fruit fly appearing moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used a poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search and …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Clever chemistry improves new class of antibiotics

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Clever chemistry improves new class of antibiotics Posted: 17 Jan 2014 09:49 AM PST A new class of molecules called acyldepsipeptides — ADEPs — may provide a new way to attack bacteria that have developed resistance to antibiotics. Researchers have discovered a way to …

Earth Policy Release – Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth

  Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth  J. Matthew Roney http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update120 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update December 11, 2013 In May 1975, rising concerns about overfishing and deteriorating ocean health prompted scientists and officials from 33 countries to meet in Tokyo for the …

Following Tradition: Top Examples of Indigenous Knowledge Preserving Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services

    UN Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services      Following Tradition:  Top Examples of Indigenous Knowledge Preserving Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services   IPBES experts cite importance of ‘co-production’ of information with indigenous people With the planet losing species 100 to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, …

Other News: FACING UP TO INEQUALITY: NEW APPROACHES BEYOND ECONOMISM

FACING UP TO INEQUALITY: NEW APPROACHES BEYOND ECONOMISM Hazel Henderson* Grim recent studies reveal the shocking increase in inequality globally, both between and within countries. Anti-poverty economic policies since World War II have done little, except for their notable success in China. Worldwide, the share of nations’ productivity increases going …