Announcing Science in Society #61 – Spring 2014 Reclaiming Science for the Public Good

When scientists produced a report warning that the current level of climate change, the Bush administration did not simply ignore their findings. Instead, they changed the report to make it appear that the scientists’ carbon emissions ([1] Scientific Integrity in Washington, SiS 49, [2]). That was not just a bit of political spin; …

Climate regulations could cost fossil-fuel firms trillions. Should they be worried? By Brad Plumer, Published: October 25 at 1:17 pmE-mail the writer If the world ever got serious about addressing climate change, fossil-fuel companies could stand to lose billions of dollars — maybe trillions. These firms all have large reserves …

Good Summary of Climate Scientists’ IPCC 2013 Report

Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased. Each of …

inside climate news: Exclusively on InsideClimate News, This Year’s Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

Exclusively on InsideClimate News, This Year’s Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting   Most U.S. Companies Ignoring SEC Rule to Disclose Climate Risks Almost 75 percent of the nation’s publicly traded companies are ignoring a three-year-old Securities and Exchange Commission requirement that they inform investors of the risks …

EV ARC™ (patent pending) to be featured at Charge Across Town™ EV Week 2013 in the Bay Area, September 23-27

Disclaimer :  A principal of Ethical Markets is  an investor in Envision Solar EV ARC™ (patent pending) to be featured at Charge Across Town™ EV Week 2013 in the Bay Area, September 23-27  The excitement surrounding EV ARC™ continues to build as it heads to the West Coast for a three-city tour …

Electrifying Africa–But at What Cost to Africans?

Electrifying Africa–But at What Cost to Africans? Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs. By Elizabeth Bast, Emira Woods and Janet Redman, September 16, 2013. A liquefied natural gas carrier near Sea Point, South Africa. (Derek …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Earth’s wobble ‘fixes’ dinner for marine organisms

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Earth’s wobble ‘fixes’ dinner for marine organisms Posted: 13 Sep 2013 04:51 PM PDT The cyclic wobble of the Earth on its axis controls the production of a nutrient essential to the health of the ocean, according to a new study. The discovery of factors …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: El Nino unusually active in the late 20th century: Is it because of global warming?

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News El Nino unusually active in the late 20th century: Is it because of global warming? Different neuronal groups govern right-left alternation when walking Is that bacteria dead yet? Nano and laser technology packed into small device tests antibiotic treatment in minutes Genomic atlas of gene switches …

Meet ertex, a company specializing in building-integrated PVs When squeezing every inch of solar power out of your building is the target, the Austrian-based company ertex can help you go solar. This company specializes in building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and they’ve recently completed a new project at a Gulf zoo. Read …

Building Integrated PVs + Architecture for Muslims

  Meet ertex, a company specializing in building-integrated PVs When squeezing every inch of solar power out of your building is the target, the Austrian-based company ertex can help you go solar. This company specializes in building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and they’ve recently completed a new project at a Gulf zoo. …