News Alert 537: Further phytoplankton decline in North Atlantic; cutting production impacts of REEs; groundwater protection

New insights into multi-century phytoplankton decline in North Atlantic predict further decline under climate change Phytoplankton are essential to marine food webs and fisheries. However, a new study indicates that their levels have declined in the North Atlantic since the beginning of the 19th century. This coincides with weakening ocean-circulation …

Watch 57,000 planned satellites swarm Earth within 9 years in a stunning new animation

“Ethical Markets is appalled at the irresponsibility of the companies launching all these satellites, for purely commercial profit while all this new clutter into Earth’s already compromised, junk-filled space orbits, (see my earlier warning, reiterated recently “Space Junk Prison?”) and “Steering Our Powers of Persuasion Toward Our Human Future” . …

Warmer, stormier and more extreme

The past ten years were terrible for humanity’s effort to slow global warming, a disaster of its own making. Bloomberg Opinion’s Faye Flam has a concise summary of the scientific research on climate change completed over the previous decade. As for the coming decade? It will be warmer, stormier and more …

ASBC: Clean Water is Good for Business Webinar: two online training for businesses to help elevate their voice on clean water issues:

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this webinar! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“ Businesses across all sectors support protecting clean water — whether as a direct component of their operations or simply to keep their communities and employees healthy. Across the country, wastewater, stormwater, flooding, and drinking water infrastructure is badly in need of …

The ocean as a solution to climate change

“Ethical Markets will follow this initiative and expects that our reports on the potential of saltwater agriculture and farming sea vegetables will expand our current global food supply which is perilously teetering on the planet’s 3% of freshwater.  Salt-loving food plants (halophytes) e.g. quinoa, China’s salt-tolerant rice, salicornia and other foods …

ENB Update – 17 December 2019 | UNFCCC COP 25 | GEF Council Meeting

Summary Reports Chile/Madrid Climate Change Conference The disconnects between the demands of people and science, and what the process could deliver, and between countries looking to the future and those focused on the past, ultimately undermined the ability of the Chile/Madrid Climate Change Conference to reach agreement on all items, …

The Evidence is Clear: Change is Needed Now to Address Nature Crisis’: New Article in Science by Authors of IPBES Global AssessmentT

Media Release Issued by the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) at 14:00 EST/20:00 CET on 12 December 2019 The Evidence is Clear: Transformative Change Needed Now to  Address Nature Crisis and Protect Human Quality of Life Key findings of IPBES Global Assessment Report …

Bad COP-Green Biz Joel Makower

“Thanks to Joel Makower for this succinct wrap-up of  COP25 in Madrid last week.  We were focused on Article 6 and how the whole emissions trading scheme was launched in Kyoto in 1997 by the economics profession, whose internal communication stated “We must capture this issue (of climate) for our …

Introduction Video of How to use the Global Future System

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this video tool from our colleagues at the Millennium Project, publishers of the fames STATE OF THE FUTURE REPORTS.  I am honored to serve on its Planning Committee.   ~Hazel Henderson,  Editor“   How to use the Global Future System * Section one: 15 Global Challenges How …

Ecotourism Footprint Calculator-Live/Op-ed on US exit from Paris Accord

The Ecotourism Footprint Calculator is live Tour operators and managers of protected areas in the Mediterranean region can now design high-quality low-Footprint tourism packages thanks to the Ecotourism Footprint Calculator. DestiMED Project partners unveiled this new tool late October in Rome. Using Global Footprint Network’s data and methodology, the Calculator …