Science for Environment Policy, Issue 385: A service from the European Commission

news alert Issue 385, 11 September 2014  Science for Environment Policy About this service Contact the Editor Subscribe to this News Alert Survey Please feed back on our service: SfEP survey to end in one week’s time We have been conducting a survey to assess how Science for Environment Policy …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: The weaker sex: Male honey bees more susceptible than females to widespread intestinal parasite

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News The weaker sex: Male honey bees more susceptible than females to widespread intestinal parasite Posted: 18 Jan 2014 09:25 AM PST A research team has found that male European honey bees, or drones, are much more susceptible than female European honey bees, known as workers, to …

Can sheep restore Patagonia’s grasslands? – Ellie Winninghoff

Can sheep restore Patagonia’s grasslands? Patagonia Inc is buying wool from ranches that aim to restore degraded land in Argentina with livestock, a controversial concept Ellie Winninghoff theguardian.com, Monday 23 December 2013 10.43 EST Gauchos herding sheep near Lake Argentino, in Patagonia. Photograph: Alamy “Sustainability is a joke in comparison to …

Earth Policy Institute: Moving Up the Food Chain

Moving Up the Food Chain  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch3 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 25, 2013 For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with geographic …

Earth Policy Institute: Moving Up the Food Chain

  Moving Up the Food Chain  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch3 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 25, 2013 For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with …

Ecocity World Summit 2013 is convening this September 25-27 in Nantes, France,

Ecocity World Summit 2013 is convening this September 25-27 in Nantes, France, and preparations are ramping up. We hope to see many of our members and network partners there. Nantes Metropole has generously extended the early bird rates to August 20. It is our hope that this edition of the conference …

Alternative Energy: Japan Offers Loans For Rooftop PV Generation

Alternative Energy Japan Offers Loans For Rooftop PV Generation US Tops In Renewable Energy Attractiveness As Sector Comes Of Age  Graphene Is The Strongest Material In The World Even When It Has Defects, Research Finds Top 50 Solar Energy Stories Of The Year (Part Four: #31-40)  Nissan Field Testing 100% …

NATURE’S FORTUNE TOUTED BY FORMER GOLDMAN DIRECTOR By Ellie Winninghoff

NATURE’S FORTUNE TOUTED BY FORMER GOLDMAN DIRECTOR By Ellie Winninghoff “We love nature, but we make it sound like a luxury.” That’s how Nature Conservancy president and CEO Mark Tercek, formerly a managing director at Goldman Sachs, opened his remarks earlier this month at a gathering at Town Hall in …

Earth Policy Release – Full Planet, Empty Plates Chapter Two

Chapter 2. The Ecology of Population Growth  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch2 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, Empty Plates May 9, 2013

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News :Catastrophic loss of Cambodia’s tropical flooded grasslands

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Catastrophic loss of Cambodia’s tropical flooded grasslands When it rains these days, does it pour? Has the weather become stormier as the climate warms? Ocean plankton sponge up nearly twice the carbon currently assumed Highly effective communities of bacteria in the world’s deepest oceanic trench Catastrophic …