Strong US Majority Prefers Iran Deal says “Citizen Cabinet” Survey

Strong US Majority Prefers Iran Deal says “Citizen Cabinet” Survey   by Jim Lobe –  Via LobeLog, IPS Blogosphere*   Sixty-one percent of the American public prefers a deal permitting Iran to continue limited uranium enrichment and imposing intrusive inspections on its nuclear facilities in exchange for some sanctions relief, …

Beirut’s bike messengers + electric bike bomber getaway

Hot Beirut bikers start messenger service, first in Arab world We love bike messengers, especially ones that agree to deliver groceries. We cover the first bike messenger service in the Arab world – in Beirut, Lebanon. Click here to read about Beirut’s bike messengers.    Morocco’s Berbers take on a …

PGGM vs Israel, Swiss VC fund, United Utilities, PensionDanmark, PKA, IPE-Quest, Rabobank

Monday 13 January 2014 TODAY’S TOP STORIES Israel decries PGGM decision to divest from banks involved in settlements Newspaper accuses fund, which does not exclude Chinese banks investing in Tibet, of double standards Swiss MPs seek pension fund support to seed venture capital scheme United Utilities to shift asset allocation …

Snow shocks Cairo for first time in 100 years

Snow shocks Cairo for first time in 100 years Cruel snow and ice storms battered the middle east over the last week. Cairo saw snow for the first time in 100 years!  Read all about Cairo’s surprise snow HERE  The Copenhagen Wheel makes electric bikes rock and roll!!! With more …

Jordan’s wind project neglects massive European bird migration

Jordan’s wind project neglects massive European bird migration Jordan’s Tafila wind power plant just got financed with almost $300 million. Great news for energy poor Jordan, but bad news for the birds. The problem is that no outside party really thought about the birds: the turbines are being constructed along one …

Other News: United Nations Still Popular in Most Countries

   United Nations Still Popular in Most Countries   By Jim Lobe*   WASHINGTON, Sep 18 2013 (IPS) – On the eve of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, a newly released survey of 39 countries shows that the world body remains relatively popular around the globe. …

Green Prophet: Israeli Car Drivers Take Over Better Place EV Company

Israeli Car Drivers Take Over Better Place EV Company A world first? A failed electric company from Israel called Better Place has just been bought by electric car owners, with the help of Captain Sunshine, and a Canadian investor. The new promise: after linking with 5000 electric cars, Better Place …

NewNet Daily Newsletter: Veolia buys remaining stake in Proactiva Medio Ambiente from FCC

  Essential industry insights: cleantech, renewables, sustainability   NewNet Daily Newsletter 11 June 2013 Green investment surges onwards – get the lowdown on the biggest cleantech deals with aNew Energy World Network subscription Deal News Samsung, Seajacks to build world’s largest offshore wind installation vessel Soitec connects CPV demonstration plant in …

TheCrowdCafe Weekly: Own Your Neighborhood | Slate

TheCrowdCafe weekly • Issue #11 – June 10, 2013 • • Share on Twitter! •  Aloha! Hope you all had a fantastic week. Here’s our curated summary of this week’s happenings in the crowdfund investing ecosystem. Give me a shout at [email protected] if you have any questions or updates! Selected Articles Own Your Neighborhood | Slate I disagree …

Green Prophet: Israeli Couple Convert Long Bus Into Ungreen Luxury Home

Israeli Couple Convert Long Bus Into Ungreen Luxury Home Converting unused objects and vehicles into livable housing is a sustainable way of making use of  discarded materials. The green movement is all for bus to home conversions, but not exactly when a conversion costs $300,000 and uses unsustainable materials like cement. …