Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar

Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:48 By Chuck Collins, YES! Magazine | Report (Image: Wind energy via Shutterstock) This story is part of the Climate in Our Hands collaboration between Truthout and YES! Magazine. As the United Nations Climate …

Better Markets: Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks

Why do almost all companies finance themselves mostly with equity, but Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks finance themselves almost 100 percent with borrowed money (debt), making them very unstable and at high risk of failure even if they only have tiny losses?  Because those handful of gigantic banks (only 9 banks in the …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought: Enter through gills

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought: Enter through gills Posted: 18 Jul 2014 08:56 AM PDT The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, …

Other News – SEC Commissioner Kara Stein Declares War on SEC Chair Mary Jo White

SEC Commissioner Kara Stein Declares War on SEC Chair Mary Jo White   Naked Capitalism*   A relatively new SEC Commissioner, Kara Stein, has decided to depart from the usual polite behavior regulatory overseers and is making noise about SEC decisions and policies that she finds to be dubious. The …

Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) campaign: Simpol takes first electoral strides in Germany

Simpol International – News Update      Simultaneous Policy: using our votes for global co-operation    Dear Simpol Supporter! Please see below the latest news from the only campaign that allows you to use your official national vote to solve global problems:  Simpol takes first electoral strides in Germany Although only launched last year, Simpol …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Super-Typhoon Haiyan lashes the Philippines

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Super-Typhoon Haiyan lashes the Philippines Posted: 08 Nov 2013 06:18 AM PST Super-Typhoon Haiyan was lashing the central and southern philippines on Nov. 7 bringing maximum sustained winds of a Category 5 hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center website indicates that a Category 5 …

The Globalist: Carried Away by the Shale Gale

October 22, 2013 Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+     U.S. shale mirage Carried Away by the Shale Gale Prakash Loungani | Is the so-called shale boom in the United States just hype? U.S. Shale Gas: All It’s Cracked Up to Be? Stephan Richter | The shale boom in the United States …

Young’s China Business Blog – Oct 11th

                        YOUNG’S CHINA BUSINESS BLOG ?????????                                                         DAILY NEWSLETTER                                                      October 11, 2013       Shunfeng: China’s Emerging Solar Heavyweight?  ????? ??????????   China’s solar retrenchment has taken a big step forward with word that a bankruptcy court …

The Crown Cafe: On Friday, I reactively penned my thoughts on the Ubuntu Edge’s failure to reach its $31 million goal. I think much of the press missing the story.

  Don’t hesitate to get in touch! [email protected] TheCrowdCafe Weekly – August 25, 2013 Aug 25, 2013 10:44 am | Jonathan Sandlund |View Original Post|   Happy Sunday, all. Another busy week in the crowdinvesting industry, with an acquisition in the UK and a number of new platforms & services launched. Before …

Media Slammed For ‘Surprisingly Limited Analysis’ Of Major Report On Climate Change’s ‘New Normal’

Media Slammed For ‘Surprisingly Limited Analysis’ Of Major Report On Climate Change’s ‘New Normal’ By Joe Romm on August 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm The Columbia Journalism Review has criticized the NY Times and other major media outlets for inadequate coverage of NOAA’s annual State of the Climate report. In its critique, CJR points …