Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World Shortage of fresh water poses a much bigger threat to world food supply than the shortage of fossil fuels; cultivating salt-tolerant crops could solve both problems Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins Fresh water in short supply and salinization widespread People …

Bretton Woods Bulletin February 2014 :

  February 2014       Please find below the highlights of the Bretton Woods Bulletin February 2014, including: A Comment piece on the World Bank’s mechanisms by Andrea Rodriguez Osuna and Astrid Puentes; An At Issue briefing on the new brics bank by Sameer Dossani; A Guest Analysis piece on the IFC’s much-criticised investment in Tata’s Assam …

Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System

“We at ethical markets are excited to help promote this important initiative from UNEP-FI.”  ~ Hazel Henderson, Editor Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System Policy Innovations for a Green Economy   The Inquiry will catalyze actions to enable the financial system to support the transition towards an …

World First E-Waste Map Reveals National Volumes, International Flows

For release: 07:00 GMT Sunday December 15, 2013 The first “E-Waste World Map” has been created by UN organizations, industry, governments, non-government and science organizations through their “Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP)” initiative. By 2017, world volumes of end-of-life e-products is expected to be 33% higher than 2012 and weigh the …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Carbon storage recovers faster than plant biodiversity in re-growing tropical forests

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Carbon storage recovers faster than plant biodiversity in re-growing tropical forests Posted: 05 Nov 2013 04:46 PM PST A new study of re-growing tropical forests has concluded that plant biodiversity takes longer to recover than carbon storage following major disturbances such as clearance for farming. …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Local communities produce high-quality forest monitoring data, rivals that of professional foresters

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Local communities produce high-quality forest monitoring data, rivals that of professional foresters Posted: 28 Oct 2013 05:54 PM PDT A recent study by researchers at the Nairobi-based World Agroforestry Centre and European and Southeast Asian institutions finds that local communities — using simple tools …

Climate Change, the Sharing Economy & Collaborating for a Brave New World

Symbiotic relationships in nature could show business the key to collaboration. Submitted by:Danielle Lanyard Posted:Oct 11, 2013 – 09:30 AM EST Tags:climate change, sharing economy, business, sea levels, economy,ecology, sustainability, eco, symbiosis, whole systems approach, collaboration, thoughting By Danielle Lanyard One of the most recent and startling headlines on climate change is the expected repercussions from the potential release of 50 …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Three new species of tiny frogs from the remarkable region of Papua New Guinea

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Three new species of tiny frogs from the remarkable region of Papua New Guinea Posted: 20 Sep 2013 08:14 AM PDT Following the description of the world’s smallest frogs, biologists now offer three more species of tiny amphibians from the region of Papua New …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Broad-scale genome tinkering with help of an RNA guide: Biotechnology tool borrowed from pathogenic bacteria

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Broad-scale genome tinkering with help of an RNA guide: Biotechnology tool borrowed from pathogenic bacteria Mechanism behind squids’ and octopuses’ ability to change color revealed Microbial who-done-it for biofuels Computer can infer rules of the forest Secret of plant geometry revealed: How plants set the angles …

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 …