Marine industries at risk on both coasts as oceans acidify

Subject: Wishful Thinking – Methane plumes & Ocean Acidification   More precursors/signals:   1.  Methane plumes from the arctic.  This precursor event has a high probability of rapidly accelerating the timeframes for climate change impacts and increasing them to much more devastating levels. 2.  Oysters shells dissolving on both coasts …

Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil

  Friday, August 8, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil      Illicit Finance Journalism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project      Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies    Why Wildlife Trafficking and Anonymous Companies …

FUTURIST UPDATE: Air Pollution Is Deadlier Than We Thought

April 2014 • Volume 15, No. 4 In this issue: Air Pollution Is Deadlier Than We Thought Planet-Hunting Astronomers Get Help from a Robot A “Green” Solution to High Drug Prices WorldFuture 2014 Speakers Bookshelf What’s Hot in The Futurist magazine Air Pollution Is Deadlier Than We Thought Air pollution …

Going With the Flow Battery

New flow batteries provide just the right energy storage for intermittent renewables such as solar and wind to guarantee constant supply throughout the grid Prof Peter Saunders A fully referenced and illustrated version of this article is posted on ISIS members website and is otherwise available for download here Please circulate widely and repost, …

FUTURIST UPDATE: Unemployed Teens May Have Better Things to Do Than Work

March 2014 • Volume 15, No. 3 In this issue: Sharks and Stingrays Are in Hot Water Unemployed Teens May Have Better Things to Do Than Work Harnessing the Power of Humidity WorldFuture 2014 Speakers Bookshelf What’s Hot in The Futurist magazine Sharks and Stingrays Are in Hot Water Rare …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Superstorm Sandy shook the U. S., literally

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Superstorm Sandy shook the U. S., literally New understanding of rare white shark movement around Hawai’i ‘First step’ in addressing effects of climate change Weeding out ineffective biocontrol agents Remote-sensing study quantifies permafrost degradation in Arctic Alaskan wetlands New solar-cell coating could enable a major …

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Has Colleges Weighing The Stakes

“It’s wrong to profit from wrecking the planet.” That’s what thousands of young people are saying across the U.S. who are demanding their colleges and universities strip fossil fuel investments from their endowment portfolios. They are arguing with passion — and a considerable amount of organizing savvy — that the …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News:When hungry, Gulf of Mexico algae go toxic

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News When hungry, Gulf of Mexico algae go toxic European invader outcompetes Canadian plants even outside its usual temperature range Canadian Arctic glacier melt accelerating, irreversible, projections suggest Four dinosaur egg species identified in Lleida, Spain Sri Lankan snake study reveals new species, rich biodiversity in island …

Where Has All the Ice Gone?

Eco-Economy Indicators Ice Melting MARCH 07, 2013 Where Has All the Ice Gone? Emily E. Adams As the earth warms, glaciers and ice sheets are melting and seas are rising. Over the last century, the global average sea level rose by 17 centimeters (7 inches). This century, as waters warm …