Water management planning approach deals with deep uncertainties

News Alert Issue 409, 26 March 2015  Science for Environment Policy About this service Contact the Editor Subscribe to this News Alert  In this issue Water management planning approach deals with deep uncertainties More adaptive approaches to planning could help policymakers deal with deep uncertainties about the future of our …

Do you know how many ‘planets’ worth of resources we consume?

Discover WWF’s report on the state of the planet! View this email in your browser Do you know how many ‘planets’ worth of resources we consume? Today we launched the tenth edition of our flagship publication, The Living Planet Report 2014. With the theme Species and Spaces, People and Places, the report summarizes …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Fossil of ancient multicellular life sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Fossil of ancient multicellular life sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years Posted: 24 Sep 2014 06:18 PM PDT Geobiologists shed new light on multicellular fossils from a time 60 million years before a vast growth spurt of life known as the Cambrian Explosion occurred on …

Future of Cities – Surge in Emerging Markets

We at Ethical Markets are wary of too much reliance on algorithms , unless frequently monitored and updated by  humans !  For example, the takeover of Wall Street by algorithms and high-frequency trading led to  the recent “ flash crashes” . Such  future events are  predicted by me and others …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems Posted: 25 Jul 2014 01:35 PM PDT In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, scientists have calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory …

SRI Pioneer Amy Domini Takes Impact Investing to the Public Markets

By Ellie Winninghoff SRI pioneer Amy Domini last week celebrated the launch of Nia Global Solutions (Nia), a new type of portfolio that takes impact investing into public stock markets. Co-founded with Oakland-based Kristin Hull, a seasoned entrepreneurial philanthropist and impact investor, Nia consists of narrowly focused firms whose sole …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Distinct sensory-motor reflexes in fruit flies: Use odor receptors, visual cues to find fruit

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Distinct sensory-motor reflexes in fruit flies: Use odor receptors, visual cues to find fruit Posted: 04 Feb 2014 03:55 PM PST That fruit fly appearing moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used a poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search and …

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 …

India’s dangerous ‘food bubble’

  India’s dangerous ‘food bubble’  Lester R. Brown http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update119 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update December 4, 2013 india is now the world’s third-largest grain producer after china and the united states. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Super-Typhoon Haiyan lashes the Philippines

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Super-Typhoon Haiyan lashes the Philippines Posted: 08 Nov 2013 06:18 AM PST Super-Typhoon Haiyan was lashing the central and southern philippines on Nov. 7 bringing maximum sustained winds of a Category 5 hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center website indicates that a Category 5 …