How a bacterium may help solve the plastic pollution crisis

Source: Nara Institute of Science and Technology   Plastic pollution is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. The accumulation of petroleum-based plastics is having devastating effects on our environment, wildlife and human health. In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers from Nara Institute of Science …

Nobel prize is a lagging indicator of climate change

“Ethical Markets is happy to see these physicists finally recognized for the work identifying causes of climate change . We have also urged the Nobel Committee for many years, together with Nobel’s descendent, lawyer Peter Nobel, that they should clearly de-link the Riksbank Prize in Economic Science (sic) in Memory …

Coral microbiome is key to surviving climate change

Date: September 30, 2021 Source: Penn State   The microbiomes of corals — which comprise bacteria, fungi and viruses — play an important role in the ability of corals to tolerate rising ocean temperatures, according to new research led by Penn State. The team also identified several genes within certain …

Earth is dimming due to climate change

Date: September 30, 2021 Source: American Geophysical Union   Warming ocean waters have caused a drop in the brightness of the Earth, according to a new study. Researchers used decades of measurements of earthshine — the light reflected from Earth that illuminates the surface of the Moon — as well …

Critical groundwater supplies may never recover from drought

Date: September 30, 2021 Source: University of California – Riverside   Along with hurricanes and wildfires, there’s another important, but seldom-discussed effect of climate change — toxic water and sinking land made worse by groundwater drought. Water from snow and rain seeps deep into the ground between layers of soil …

The mysterious ocean floor

  Heather Clancy September 29, 2021   I’ve been fascinated with the ocean since I became an avid scuba diver two decades ago, a love I share with geographer and oceanographer Dawn Wright, the chief scientist of geographic information systems software company Esri. Something she shared with me during one …

The “Methane Accelerator”

“Ethical Markets is grateful to our esteemed Advisory Board member Rinaldo Brutoco, author, energy expert and President of our partner World Business Academy, for keeping global focus on this “Methane Accelerator” and the global threat it poses for our climate! Must read! Rinaldo  also works with us on the next stage of human technology: the …

Waste carbon management

“Ethical Markets recommends another deeper dive by expert Akshat Rathi into decarbonization issues and metrics coming up at COP26 in Scotland, November. We keep urging more attention to the missed opportunities for carbon capture by also de-risking our global food system from its perilous reliance on the planet’s dwindling freshwater, by expanding saltwater …

STAR – New Metric Allows Businesses to Quantify Positive Biodiversity Impacts

            STAR – New Metric Allows Businesses to Quantify Positive Biodiversity Impacts The Species Threat Abatement and Restoration Metric (STAR) will, for the first time, allow businesses to estimate the potential contributions of specific nature-positive actions in specific places towards global biodiversity targets. STAR is based on …