ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Do gut bacteria rule our minds? In an ecosystem within us, microbes evolved to sway food choices

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Do gut bacteria rule our minds? In an ecosystem within us, microbes evolved to sway food choices Posted: 15 Aug 2014 04:22 PM PDT It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us — which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold — …

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 …

The California Shale Bubble Just Burst

The California Shale Bubble Just Burst The great hype surrounding the advent of a shale gas bonanza in California may turn out to be just that: hype. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – the statistical arm of the Department of Energy – has downgraded its estimate of the total …

Green BUzz: Finance powerhouses Michael Bloomberg and Mary Schapiro to lead SASB

Reporting Spotlight Finance powerhouses Michael Bloomberg and Mary Schapiro to lead SASB By Elsa Wenzel The 108th New York City mayor and the 29th chair of the SEC are taking leadership roles with the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board. …Read More 5 top reporting frameworks: A crash course By Anne Shiraishi …

SUN DAY CAMPAIGN: EIA PROJECTS RENEWABLES TO BE 16-27% OF U.S. ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BY 2040

SUN DAY CAMPAIGN (a campaign for a sustainable energy future) 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite #340; Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-6477 x.11 [email protected]   News Advisory – Analysis   EIA PROJECTS RENEWABLES TO BE 16-27% OF U.S. ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BY 2040   LOW END DOES NOT PASS THE LAUGH TEST; UPPER …

Ohio Poised To Take a Big Step Backwards With SB 310

  NEWS RELEASE    For Immediate Release Media Contact: Patrick Kiker 202.507.4043, [email protected]      Ohio Poised To Take a Big Step Backwards With sb 310    The state of Ohio is poised to take a major step backwards if its legislature enacts sb 310. The bill would gut what has …

Oilprice article for Ethical Markets: New EPA Rule Requires Chemical Disclosure for Offshore Fracking

New EPA Rule Requires Chemical Disclosure for Offshore Fracking The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a rule on January 9, 2014 requiring oil and gas companies using hydraulic fracturing off the coast of California to disclose the chemicals they discharge into the ocean. Oil and gas companies have been fracking offshore California …

SJF Invests in TTL and Easy Metrics: SJF Ventures October 2013 Bulletin

      We are excited to share SJF’s October 2013 Bulletin.  SJF Ventures has invested in Think Through Learning and Easy Metrics.  The fund also achieved an exit with B.B. Hobbs.  In addition, the bulletin provides updates on portfolio companies, news on upcoming events, and a new regular feature …

BIOMIMICRY, Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

  Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Review by Alan F Kay  Biomimicry by Janine Benyus deals with the clear and fascinating, yet little understood and vast, reality of the processes of life and living beings. The book summarizes these ideas this way: Virtually all living creatures: plants, animals, microbes, etc., …

Other News: Edward Snowden and Financial Speculation Taxes

     Edward Snowden and Financial Speculation Taxes   Dean Baker* – The Huffington Post   In the last few weeks Edward Snowden has been holed in Moscow’s airport trying to negotiate terms of asylum with various countries around the world. Thus far it doesn’t seem that Snowden has been …