Ceres Newsletter: Fracking on the Rise in Water Stressed Regions

Ceres Newsletter – February 2014 Press and Media Press Release: New Hydraulic Fracturing Report Finds Texas and Colorado Face Biggest Water Sourcing Risks News Story: Report: Water Availability a Risk for Oil, Gas Drillers (Texas Tribune) Blog: Energy efficiency, cities, and the Clean Trillion(Environmental Finance) Press Release: Inadequate Action by Securities & Exchange Commission on …

Maximpact e-News | Issue 09: Biomimicry

Bringing Biomimicry to Market: Impact Investing Inspired by Nature by Marta Maretich Biomimicry has captured the world’s imagination. From the momentJanine Benyus’ seminal book on biomimicry appeared in 2002, hopes have been high for this new approach to design and engineering. Twelve years on, where are biomimicry and bio-inspired design today? …

Mapping the global transition to the solar age

Press Release Global Futurist Solar Age”   February 11, 2014, St. Augustine, FL — On Tuesday, February11, 2014, ICAEW and Tomorrow’s Company launched Hazel Henderson’s publication ‘Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age: From “Economism” to Earth Systems Science‘, at the Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, challenges which are …

New Report: 2’778 billion in 2013: The cost of not having a renewable energy infrastructure

New Report 2’778 billion in 2013: The cost of not having a renewable energy infrastructure   Perceptions stick: a majority of people today seem to believe (or worse: accept) that we cannot afford renewable energy technologies. This notions suggests that the alternative – maintaining the existing fossil energy infrastructure – …

Government by big business goes supranational

  http://mondediplo.com/2013/12/02tafta Le Monde diplomatique, English edition, December 2013 Government by big business goes supranational The corporation invasion A new treaty being negotiated in secret between the US and the EU has been specifically engineered to give companies what they want – the dismantling of all social, consumer and environmental …

NEW REPORT FROM POSITIVE MONEY: SOVEREIGN MONEY – Paving the way for a sustainable recovery

    NEW REPORT FROM POSITIVE MONEY:  SOVEREIGN MONEY – Paving the way for a sustainable recovery   Buy a hard copy for £6 plus shipping (60 pages – only 100 copies available) or Download PDF   By fuelling our economy through ever-rising levels of household debt, we are repeating the mistakes that led …

How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt

How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt by Naomi Klein Waste land: large-scale irrigation strips nutrients from the soil, scars the landscape and could alter climactic conditions beyond repair. Image: Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/ Flowers, London, Pivot Irrigation #11 High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA (2011) In December 2012, …

Book Review: Parent Power

Parent Power: The Key to America’s Prosperity: Why do we permit babies to have one, two or three strikes against them at birth and endanger our nation’s future? By Jack C. Westman, M.D., CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2013   “Dr. Weston’s well-research, bold proposal  focusing  on  how to give our children …

Other News: GDP: Gauging Dematerialised Progress!

   GDP: Gauging Dematerialised Progress!   By Hazel Henderson*   ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Aug 2013 (IPS) -As of Aug. 1, 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) finally stepped into our new 21st century. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will now include much of the intangible production and services which …

New GDP Accounting Makes a Difference Locally

The narrow ”economism” shown by critics of the Picasso Exhibit running its last week in St. Augustine, Florida, is a hangover from obsolete economic textbooks still unable to record “intangibles,” those valuable services which today make up some 70% of advanced economies and services sector companies’ balance sheets.  These old …