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 …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Lessons from cockroaches could inform robotics

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Lessons from cockroaches could inform robotics Forecast is for more snow in polar regions, less for the rest of us The lifetime journeys of manure-based microbes Stash of stem cells found in a human parasite Has evolution given humans unique brain structures? Vibrant mix of marine …

Against The Grain

Farmland LP expects healthy dividends that are not correlated with oil by relying on the ultimate bio-fuel By Ellie Winninghoff While farmland is a hot alternative vehicle among institutional investors like Harvard University and TIAA-Cref, some wonder how alternative an investment it really is. “[The price of] farmland is traditionally …

US Drought Disaster Will Cause Global Food Insecurity

When National Climate Disasters Go Global: On Drought, Food, And Global Insecurity ThinkProgress.org/Climate : 18 Jul 2012 02:49 PM PDT by Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell, via The Center For Climate and Security The national Drought Monitor recently declared [abnormally dry conditions or] a drought for almost 80% of the …