OTHER NEWS: Japan Remains Committed to ‘Advancing Vibrant Diplomacy’

Japan Remains Committed to ‘Advancing Vibrant Diplomacy’   By Isamu Ueda*   TOKYO, Jul  2014 (IPS) – In recent years, Japan has found itself it in a rapidly changing security environment. The global balance of power has shifted and various new threats have emerged within the region, including the development …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Borneo deforested 30 percent over past 40 years

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Borneo deforested 30 percent over past 40 years Posted: 16 Jul 2014 11:13 AM PDT Forest cover in Borneo may have declined by up to 30% over the past 40 years, according to a new study. he native forests of Borneo have been increasingly impacted …

Other News – Pope Francis lambasts the rich and reminds the world of what matters most (*)

   Pope Francis lambasts the rich and reminds the world of what matters most (*) Peter Popham – The Independent The head of the Church makes a simple point: Modern society is putty in the hands of the wealthy The applause of the pilgrims he can take for granted. But …

Ecocities Emerging – To support humanity’s transition to the Ecozoic Era – November 2013 Issue

A recently published article in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that at least 8.8 billion habitable Earth size planets exist in the Milky Way Galaxy alone. A super-computer simulation estimates that the number of galaxies in the universe may be 500 billion. Logical conclusion: there is life out there …

OTHER NEWS: Walking an Economic Tightrope with No Safety Net

     Walking an Economic Tightrope with No Safety Net   By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2013 (IPS) – With the richest one percent of the population now owning 40 percent of global assets, and the bottom half sharing just one percent, inequality is fast being recognised …

Money Morning Oct 10th

10 October, 2013 Should you buy some bitcoins? Why the price of silver could double soon The government is inflating a disastrous property bubble Yesterday’s close: FTSE 100 down 0.4% to 6,337… Gold down 1.02% to $1,305.80/oz… £/$ – 1.5954 From Dominic Frisby, in London   Dear Reader, It’s a …

The UN IPCC backs carbon budget approach

The UN IPCC backs carbon budget approach The potential for unburnable carbon and stranded fossil fuel assets has today been thrust into the limelight with the IPCC’s carbon budget analysis in its latest report. ‘The Carbon Tracker Initiative welcomes the IPCC’s dialogue on carbon budgets. Their findings are consistent with …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Stronger winds may explain puzzling growth of sea ice in Antarctica, model shows

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News       Stronger winds may explain puzzling growth of sea ice in Antarctica, model shows Posted: 17 Sep 2013 09:19 PM PDT Much attention is paid to melting sea ice in the Arctic. But less clear is the situation on the other side of …

Good News for Alternative Energy Investors

Have electric cars lost their spark? Has the sun set on solar? It’s not easy being green. By the look of so many hyperbolic and overused mainstream media headlines these days, you’d likely come to the conclusion that the days of alternative energy integration are over. Quite frankly, nothing could …

TheCrowdCafe Weekly: Own Your Neighborhood | Slate

TheCrowdCafe weekly • Issue #11 – June 10, 2013 • • Share on Twitter! •  Aloha! Hope you all had a fantastic week. Here’s our curated summary of this week’s happenings in the crowdfund investing ecosystem. Give me a shout at [email protected] if you have any questions or updates! Selected Articles Own Your Neighborhood | Slate I disagree …