The California Shale Bubble Just Burst

The California Shale Bubble Just Burst The great hype surrounding the advent of a shale gas bonanza in California may turn out to be just that: hype. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – the statistical arm of the Department of Energy – has downgraded its estimate of the total …

Earth Policy Institute: Can the World Feed China?

Can the World Feed China?  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2014/update121 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update February 25, 2014 Overnight, china had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ago, after I wrote an article entitled “Who Will Feed …

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 …

The Leveraged Buyout of America

The Leveraged Buyout of America Posted on August 26, 2013 by Ellen Brown Giant bank holding companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all sorts. They are systematically buying up or gaining control of the essential lifelines of the economy. …

Shifts in Global Water Systems – Markers of a New Geological Epoch: the Anthropocene

  A new geologic epoch, “The Anthropocene,” is characterized by humanity’s growing dominance of Earth’s environment and a planetary transformation as profound as the last epoch-defining event — the retreat of the glaciers 11,500 years ago.   By way of illustration: Humanity has cleared an area the size of South …

Women And The Growing Green Economy

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NAA Algae Farming Workshop – Call for Presentations – April 11-12

    Commercial Algae Farming Workshop  (including a tour of the NAA Test Center)    Homewood Suites by Hilton 29813 I-45 North 77381. The Woodlands Texas     April 11-12, 2013     CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS     The National Algae Association, a 501(c)6, is the first non-profit algae trade association in …

RIO+20: SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES DURING FORUM TO LOWER ENVIRONMENTAL

RIO+20: SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES DURING FORUM TO LOWER ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT New York, Jun 22 2012 6:05PM Reducing the use of paper, providing vehicles powered by biodiesel and electricity, and using recyclable materials are some of the practices that were pursued during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to minimize …