ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems Posted: 25 Jul 2014 01:35 PM PDT In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, scientists have calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory …

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 …

Press Release – Launch of the Renewables 2013 Global Status Report

Media Contact: Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, REN21 Tel: +33 1 44 37 50 90 [email protected] | www.ren21.net/gsr Media Contact: Miriam Wolf, Press Officer, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Tel: +49 69 154 008 290 [email protected] PRESS RELEASE   Renewable Energy: World Invests $244 billion in 2012, Geographic Shift to Developing Countries The sister …

Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference

Call for AbstractsNexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference March 4–7, 2014 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC USA The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference on March 3-7, …

Earth Policy Release – China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture

China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2013/highlights34 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight January 8, 2013 Global demand for soybeans has soared in recent decades, with China leading the race. Nearly 60 percent of all soybeans entering international trade today go to China, making it far and …

Grid-scale Energy Storage: Lux Predicts $113.5 Billion in Global Demand by 2017

——————————————————————————– Grid-scale Energy Storage: Lux Predicts $113.5 Billion in Global Demand by 2017 Posted: 04 Apr 2012 03:50 AM PDT John Petersen Last month Lux Research released a bottom-up evaluation of the cost effectiveness of eight energy storage technologies in six grid-scale applications throughout 44 countries, including all 50 U.S. …

At UN, India Calls For Global Cooperation to Overcome Economic Woes

New York, Sep 24 2011  2:05PM India today cautioned against protectionism in the face of the global economic slowdown, calling at the United Nations for effective ways to promote the coordination of microeconomic policies in the world’s biggest economies. Declining global demand and availability of capital, increasing barriers to free …