Saving our Seas – Tapping into the Wisdom of OceanElders

by Martha Shaw (New York, NY) – For 10,000 years, the ocean has been the life support system that has generously supplied us with air, food, and shelter in the embrace of a livable climate. In a perfect world, human beings might have fit nicely into the Earth’s ecosystem, in …

3 Reasons to Study With OHIO

HydroWorld |View online| September 2, 2014|Send this message to a friend 3 Reasons to Study With OHIO As a student in Ohio University’s online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program, you’ll stay current as a civil engineer by learning how to address forces such as globalization, sustainability requirements and …

Obama Opens Eastern Seaboard to Oil Exploration

Breaking from Newsmax.com The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. The move, which stands to create thousands of jobs to support a new energy infrastructure, dismayed environmentalists …

When Nature Gets a Price Tag

http://truth-out.org/news/item/24355-when-nature-gets-a-price-tag When Nature Gets a Price Tag Bachalpsee in the morning, Swiss Alps, a generally mountainous areas less affected by human activity. (Photo: Zach T. / CC; Edited: EL / TO) United Nations – How much does a forest cost? What’s the true economic value of an ocean? Can you …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Earthquakes: The next ‘Big One’ for the San Francisco Bay Area may be a cluster of major quakes

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Earthquakes: The next ‘Big One’ for the San Francisco Bay Area may be a cluster of major quakes Posted: 19 May 2014 03:45 PM PDT A cluster of closely timed earthquakes over 100 years in the 17th and 18th centuries released as much accumulated …

Why TNC and JPMorgan Chase are investing $1 billion in nature

Why TNC and JPMorgan Chase are investing $1 billion in nature By Elsa Wenzel Published April 29, 2014 The Nature Conservancy and JPMorgan Chase have a bold goal: Raise $1 billion over the next three years toward projects that protect agriculture, fisheries, water and land. These power brokers in conservation …

Sustainable Development Update – 16 April 2014 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

      A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 16 April 2014 IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings Emphasize Climate Change, Sustainable Development 13_April_2014: The Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) brought together officials, …

Earth Policy Institute: Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet

  Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet Earth Policy Release March 27, 2014 The world fish catch is a measure of the productivity and health of the oceanic ecosystem that covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface. The extent to which world demand for seafood is outrunning the sustainable yield of …

Why a Melting Arctic Could Sink the Global Economy

  Why a Melting Arctic Could Sink the Global Economy SOURCE: AP/Brennan Linsley An Inuit hunter and fisherman steers his boat past a melting iceberg and along a fjord leading away from the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. By Cathleen Kelly | Center for American Progress,  March 19, 2014 Download the …

Earth Policy Release – Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth

  Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth  J. Matthew Roney http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update120 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update December 11, 2013 In May 1975, rising concerns about overfishing and deteriorating ocean health prompted scientists and officials from 33 countries to meet in Tokyo for the …