The Buckminster Fuller Institute have announced their 2014 Challenge Semi-Finalists.

Newsletter:Our friends at The Buckminster Fuller Institute have announced their 2014Challenge Semi-Finalists. Congratulations to the project teams answeringBucky’s call to “make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortestpossible time without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”Take a look here to see the outstanding projects in the …

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 — …

Sustainable Development Update – UN Secretary-General Outlines Tasks Ahead in 2014

    A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 17 December 2013 UN Secretary-General Outlines Tasks Ahead in 2014 16_December 2013: Addressing the UN press corps in an end-of-year news conference on 16 December 2013, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 will be “crucial for development,” and offered his vision for the Climate …

Earth Policy Release – Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth

  Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth  J. Matthew Roney http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update120 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update December 11, 2013 In May 1975, rising concerns about overfishing and deteriorating ocean health prompted scientists and officials from 33 countries to meet in Tokyo for the …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Expedition yields unexpected clues to ocean mysteries

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Expedition yields unexpected clues to ocean mysteries Posted: 03 Dec 2013 04:11 PM PST Geoscientists have revealed new discoveries about Earth’s development, following a major international expedition that recovered the first-ever drill core from the lower crust of the Pacific Ocean. Antarctic fjords are …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Computer simulations indicate calcium carbonate has a dense liquid phase

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Computer simulations indicate calcium carbonate has a dense liquid phase Posted: 22 Aug 2013 12:22 PM PDT Computer simulations could help scientists make sense of a recently observed and puzzling wrinkle in one of nature’s most important chemical processes. It turns out that calcium carbonate …

16 Favorite Things Climate Change is Ruining

16 Of Your Favorite Things That Climate Change Is Totally Screwing Up By Ryan Koronowski on August 9, 2013 at 9:00 am When people talk about “climate impacts,” the images that usually come to mind are broiling heat waves, drought-parched creek beds, dangerous storm surges, the slowly-but-surely rising sea. These things can …

PRICE DISCOVERY, MARKET COMPLETION AND OTHER FANTASIES OF ECONOMISTS

PRICE DISCOVERY, MARKET COMPLETION AND OTHER FANTASIES OF ECONOMISTS By Hazel Henderson © 2013, for IPS Syndication Service While debating a high frequency trader (HFT) recently, I encountered the familiar rationalizations that HFT contributes to liquidity and price discovery in markets.  Assertions about liquidity are hard to justify after the …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Scientists outline long-term sea-level rise in response to warming of planet

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News  Scientists outline long-term sea-level rise in response to warming of planet Fiji’s largest marine reserve swarming with sharks Nesting Gulf of Mexico loggerhead turtles face offshore risks Distorted GPS signals reveal hurricane wind speeds Share robotic frogs help turn a boring mating call into a serenade …