WRI Digest: State of the Union, Davos, and more

                   WRI Digest: State of the Union, Davos, and more STATEMENT: WRI Response to the 2014 State of the Union Address.In his State of the Union address, President Obama asserted, “The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact,” and called for greater urgency to tackle climate change. WRI’s President Dr. Andrew …

Following Tradition: Top Examples of Indigenous Knowledge Preserving Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services

    UN Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services      Following Tradition:  Top Examples of Indigenous Knowledge Preserving Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services   IPBES experts cite importance of ‘co-production’ of information with indigenous people With the planet losing species 100 to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, …

Downsizing Finance: The Mother of All Bubbles

Downsizing Finance: The Mother of All Bubbles By Hazel Henderson In this column, Hazel Henderson, a futurist and economic iconoclast who is the president of Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) and creator of the Green Transition Scoreboard, writes that economism must be defrocked as obsolete and a failed ideology. ST. …

Climate Change’s Silver Bullet? Our Interview With One Of The World’s Top Geoengineering Scholars

Climate Change’s Silver Bullet? Our Interview With One Of The World’s Top Geoengineering Scholars By Ari Phillips on ClimateProgress blog September 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm MELBOURNE, Australia — Since coming to Australia almost two months ago I’ve heard about Clive Hamilton in the process of reporting just about every …

NASA Email Updates: Accreditation Open for Launches, Hurricane Study Media Day at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

Accreditation Open for Launches, Hurricane Study Media Day at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility 07/30/2013 You are subscribed to Earth News for NASA. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Accreditation Open for Launches, Hurricane Study Media Day at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility 07/30/2013 12:00 PM EDT Media …

ScienceDaily: Evolution too slow to keep up with climate change

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Evolution too slow to keep up with climate change Wildfires may contribute more to global warming than previously predicted  Scientists image vast subglacial water system underpinning West Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier How nature maintains diversity: Temporal niches are important, study finds  Evolution too slow to keep up …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Lost in translocation? How bird song could help save species

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Lost in translocation? How bird song could help save species Study reveals how fishing gear can cause slow death of whales Minus environment, patterns still emerge: Computational study tracks E. coli cells’ regulatory mechanisms Bird’s playlist could signal mental strengths and weaknesses Bacterial spare parts filter …

NOAA assumes full operational responsibilities of environmental satellite

NOAA assumes full operational responsibilities of environmental satellite Contact John Leslie, [email protected], 301-713-0214 March 4, 2013 A recent major milestone to develop the next-generation of polar-orbiting satellites was reached when operational control of America’s newest environmental satellite was transitioned to NOAA. These satellites are critical to providing advanced warning for severe …

Is this a ‘tipping point’ for climate change and our planet?

NASA scientists today were stunned when following the hottest July in the northern hemisphere since records began, “Greenland’s surface ice cover experienced melting over 97% of its surface” based on satellite observations. NASA’s press release states “such pronounced melting at summit and across the ice sheet has not occurred since …