Today’s Top Stories from GFI – The Tale of ‘Bitcoin Jesus’

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:   Someone Gets Fired at BNP Paribas Why Swiss Banks Can’t Be as Secretive in 2014 as 1934 How Stopping Boko Haram Means Curtailing Illicit Finance   Event Recap: Why Illicit Financial Flows are Europe’s Common Enemy   …

New GMO Studies Demonstrate ‘Substantial Non-Equivalence’

========================================================gm maize and counterparts. This makes a mockery of the regulatory principle of ‘Substantial Equivalence’The concept of ‘Substantial Equivalence’ was first introduced in 1993 by theOrganisation for US Food and Drug Administration, theCanadian Food Inspection Agency and Japan’s Ministry of egypt showed substantial non-equivalence and toxicity for GM cornIn April …

Global CSR Summit and Awards April 3-4

Website: http://globalcsr.tpgi.org | Asia: [email protected] | Philippines: [email protected] | Asia/Indonesia:    [email protected] In recent years, asian and emerging economies have outperformed their western counterparts. This shift in the economic balance of power has created enormous wealth for millions of people in these countries. However, the flow of wealth has resulted in increased inequalities among peoples. Environmental and social issues …

[Climate Bonds] European Investment Bank’s climate financier Chris Knowles joins Climate Bonds Advisory panel

  Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘European Investment Bank’s climate financier Chris Knowles joins Climate Bonds Advisory panel‘ Christopher Knowles, Head of the Climate Change & Environment Division in the european investment bank (EIB)’s Operations Directorate since 2006, has today joined the Climate Bonds Advisory Panel. Chris leads …

Futurist Update: Designing Clothing for Space Travel

    In this issue: ·        Designing Clothing for Space Travel ·        Smartphone Ownership Passes 55% of U.S. Adults ·        A Big Data Approach to Detecting Viruses ·        With More Hunger Comes More Risk Taking ·        What’s Hot in THE FUTURIST Magazine   Advertisement  The Annual Conference of the World Future Society: July 19-21, 2013, at …

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience Bulletin

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience Bulletin The seventh meeting of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) for pilot countries and participating regions convened on 1-3 May in Washington, DC, and was hosted by the World Bank through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). Over 70 participants attended the meeting, which …

Schooling fish: Wild zebrafish assess risk through social learning

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News ——————————————————————————– Schooling fish: Wild zebrafish assess risk through social learning Oxygen ‘sensor’ may shut down DNA transcription Schooling fish: Wild zebrafish assess risk through social learning Posted: 19 Jun 2012 07:38 AM PDT Scientists have investigated whether zebrafish use social learning to assess risk. They found …

G20 Report: investing in Third World infrastructure could unlock wealth of rich nations and boost global economy

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/payoff+helping+poor+nations/5648913/story.html A big payoff in helping poor nations A report for the G20 summit says investing in Third World infrastructure could unlock the wealth of rich nations and boost the global economy, writes Paul Hoskins BY PAUL HOSKINS, REUTERS NOVEMBER 3, 2011 Simple reforms would eliminate much of the risk …