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 …

Green Futures: The Rise of Indoor Cropping

The Rise of Indoor Cropping   By Tess Riley  It’s commonly accepted that record food prices were one of the key triggers for the Arab Spring. This year in Zimbabwe, critical levels of crop failure put over two million people at risk of chronic malnutrition. Even a prosperous state like Singapore, …

Research: Calculating the Hidden Risks of Environmental Damage

                Research: Calculating the Hidden Risks of Environmental Damage     A new analysis reveals that some business activities do not generate sufficient profit to cover their natural resource use and pollution costs, creating large, hidden risks that affect some industries operating in …

The Sustainable Value of “Brand Disney”: Strategic Implications of Its Withdrawal from Bangladesh

  What I Learned About Sustainability at REI, Part 1: Abundance Over Scarcity After seven years of working on sustainable business at REI, I am taking some time to reflect and share some of the things I learned. My first lesson was that no one was inspired by an “I …

Guest Editor’s Column: Public Banking as an Answer to Artificial Scarcity

Artificial Scarcity and Public Banking PBI Newsletter, April 2013 Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Guest Editor’s Column:  Public Banking as an Answer to Artificial Scarcity We are often told, and we tend to internalize, the idea that scarcity is a natural condition of humankind, and the …

Circle of Blue and Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies Announce Choke Point: Index

Circle of Blue, a team of award-winning journalists and researchers reporting on water and other worldwide resource issues, and the Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a pioneer in bringing scientific solutions to critical global problems, have partnered to create Choke Point: Index, the first …

Hazel Henderson: There is 21st Century Abundance Hiding in 19th Century Scarcity Politics

Terry Waghorn, Contributor I cover the intersection of innovation and sustainability. Follow (10) LEADERSHIP | 3/11/2013 @ 4:12PM |103 views Hazel Henderson: There is 21st Century Abundance Hiding in 19th Century Scarcity Politics Comment Now Follow Comments “We live in a world of abundance,” says Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, president of Ethical …

U.N.’s Water Agenda at Risk of Being Hijacked by Big Business

  U.N.’s Water Agenda at Risk of Being Hijacked by Big Business   By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 2013 (IPS) – Amidst growing new threats of potential conflicts over fast-dwindling water resources in the world’s arid regions, the United Nations will commemorate 2013 as the International Year of …

Catastrophism: environmentalism and ‘apocalyptic’ politics

http://www.ecoequity.org/2013/01/book-review-catastrophism-the-apocalyptic-politics-of-collapse-and-rebirth/   Book Review: by Tom Athanasiou, Jan 31, 2013 ********************** Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth, by Sasha Lilley, David McNally, Eddie Yuen, James Davis, with a foreword by Doug Henwood. PM Press 2012 by Tom Athanasiou There are four essays in this slim volume, one on …

Alternative Energy : Renewables Readiness Assessments For Mozambique, Senegal, Kiribati and Granada

  Alternative Energy Renewables Readiness Assessments For Mozambique, Senegal, Kiribati and Granada NREL And DOE Team Up To Improve EV Battery Management EPA Proposes 84% Emissions Cut For Coal-Firing Navajo Generating Station CEO Of Masdar: “Water Is More Important Than Oil” Marginal lands are prime fuel source for alternative energy …