WRI Digest: State of the Union, Davos, and more

                   WRI Digest: State of the Union, Davos, and more STATEMENT: WRI Response to the 2014 State of the Union Address.In his State of the Union address, President Obama asserted, “The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact,” and called for greater urgency to tackle climate change. WRI’s President Dr. Andrew …

Exciting News for both You and Jean Houston

This November is truly a time for celebration.   Meridian University has offered, and Jean has accepted, the honor of serving as Chancellor of Meridian University. Jean will bring to this position her extensive background with the United Nations, UNICEF, and her work with U.S. Presidents, governments, and individuals, nationally …

India’s dangerous ‘food bubble’

  India’s dangerous ‘food bubble’  Lester R. Brown http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update119 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update December 4, 2013 india is now the world’s third-largest grain producer after china and the united states. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of …

ECOLOGIC NEWSLETTER NO 134 – Ecologic Institute at the International Climate Summit COP19 in Warsaw – News

ECOLOGIC NEWSLETTER NO 134 – NOVEMBER 2013   Contents: 1.      Ecologic Institute at the International Climate Summit COP19 in Warsaw – News 2.      Improving Drought Governance in European Regions – News 3.      Cutting-Edge Research Project RADOST Presents Results – News 4.      Arctic Marine Governance: Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation – Publication 5.      Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship …

Plants Warn One Another of Pest Attack through Mycorrhizal Fungal Network

======================================================== ISIS Report 28/10/13 Plants Warn One Another of Pest Attack through Mycorrhizal Fungal Network ######################################################################### Exquisite inter-species relationships between plants and fungi threatened by industrial farming. Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji Underground intercom between plants A network of the soil microorganism – arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi – act as an underground intercommunications …

Science Daily – October 11th

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Complex relationship between phosphorus levels, nitrogen removal in lakes New antiviral response discovered in mammals Innate virus-killing power discovered in mammals How red crabs on Christmas Island speak for the tropics How microbes survive in freezing conditions As sea level rises, Everglades’ freshwater plants …

16 Favorite Things Climate Change is Ruining

16 Of Your Favorite Things That Climate Change Is Totally Screwing Up By Ryan Koronowski on August 9, 2013 at 9:00 am When people talk about “climate impacts,” the images that usually come to mind are broiling heat waves, drought-parched creek beds, dangerous storm surges, the slowly-but-surely rising sea. These things can …

E – The Environmental Magazine – Joining Hands for Beaches

May 19, 2013 WHAT WE’RE FOLLOWING Joining Hands for Beaches This past Saturday, Hands Across the Sand participants joined hands at beaches across the world to protest offshore drilling, deepwater drilling and offshore seismic testing. Hands Across the Sand’s mission is to ensure “the protection of our coastal economies, oceans,… Continue Reading …

Our infrastructure isn’t ready for climate change

  Commentary: We need to spend $3.6 trillion to upgrade, modernize By Ed Maurer and Eugene Cordero, April 29, 2013, 11:11 a.m. EDT SANTA CLARA, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Recently, the American Society of Civil Engineers released its latest Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, a measure of the condition, capacity, and maintenance …

FAULTY OR INCOMPLETE ANALYSIS SKEWS NUMBERS AND CONCLUSIONS

FAULTY OR INCOMPLETE ANALYSIS SKEWS NUMBERS AND CONCLUSIONS   By Scott Sklar, for REW   Analyst Matthew Strep’s analysis of an NREL Renewables study appeared here and in The Washington Post on April 5th . His commentary on the potential for renewable energy to meet climate change reductions was limited to …