Turns out the cost of fighting climate change will increase 40 percent for every decade of inaction.

  By Elaine Hsieh, Program Director & Senior Analyst – VERGE Turns out the cost of fighting climate change will increase 40 percent for every decade of inaction. That’s one of the eye-opening findings from a new White House report released yesterday, serving as an important reminder that action is …

PRESS RELEASE: As World Convenes for First United Nations Environment Assembly, UN and World’s Insurers Unite to Tackle Natural Disaster Risk

Press Release     As World Convenes for First United Nations Environment Assembly, UN and World’s Insurers Unite to Tackle Natural Disaster Risk     Disaster-Resilient Communities and Economies Integral to Sustainable Development London, 27 June 2014 – A ground-breaking alliance between the United Nations and insurance companies from across the globe today launched …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: One step to solar-cell efficiency: Chemical process may improve manufacturing

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News One step to solar-cell efficiency: Chemical process may improve manufacturing Posted: 19 Jun 2014 09:55 AM PDT Scientists have created a one-step process for producing highly efficient materials that let the maximum amount of sunlight reach a solar cell. Scientists found a simple way to etch …

Rising Seas Summit

    The inaugural Rising Seas Summit brought together more than 170 professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating and adapting to water related threats is critical to national …

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 …

Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutions already seeded on the ground.

############################################Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutionsalready seeded on the ground. Prof Roger LeakeyEditor’s NoteThis article describes one of many case studies and solutions to povertypresented recently in UNCTAD’s Trade and Environment Report [1] (see [2]Paradigm Shift Urgently Needed In Agriculture, SiS 60)Redefining problems without …

Saving the Oceans by Mining for Oil – From the Plastics!

  By Kelsey May, September 27, 2013 Photos by Ann Slothower   On September 24, 2013, at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. in Vancouver, the Upcycle the Gyres Society hosted the first public demonstration of its goal: convert land and ocean plastic waste into profit.   In four hours, the …

SB Business: The Emerging, Not-for-Profit Economy

                                SOCIAL ENTERPRISE The Emerging, Not-for-Profit Economy     Across numerous countries, the economic contribution of the not-for-profit sector has been on the rise since the late 1990s. In Canada, for example, not-for-profit institutions now …

Five dangers the internet poses to a sustainable world

We at Ethical Markets  agree !  Only when there is a full debate about both the good and bad aspects of the internet can  the world’s  people fully  benefit from its potentials –   Hazel Henderson, Editor Five dangers the internet poses to a sustainable world It’s time to slay …

Earth Policy Release – Eroding Soils Darkening Our Future

Chapter 5. Eroding Soils Darkening Our Future  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch5   Over the next several weeks, we will be releasing Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity by Lester R. Brown in installments. Look for a new chapter about every other week. Supporting data, videos, and …