Press Release: Sustainable Foods Summit Hones in on Ecological Impacts

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Earth Systems Science

We are pleased to announce that ecology is the focal theme of the 4th North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit (www.sustainablefoodssummit.com). For the first time, a summit will discuss ways of promoting ecology in the food industry by focusing on sustainability metrics, ethical sourcing & biodiversity, and sustainable …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Carbon storage recovers faster than plant biodiversity in re-growing tropical forests

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Carbon storage recovers faster than plant biodiversity in re-growing tropical forests Posted: 05 Nov 2013 04:46 PM PST A new study of re-growing tropical forests has concluded that plant biodiversity takes longer to recover than carbon storage following major disturbances such as clearance for farming. …

Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutions already seeded on the ground.

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Earth Systems Science

############################################Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutionsalready seeded on the ground. Prof Roger LeakeyEditor’s NoteThis article describes one of many case studies and solutions to povertypresented recently in UNCTAD’s Trade and Environment Report [1] (see [2]Paradigm Shift Urgently Needed In Agriculture, SiS 60)Redefining problems without …

Science Daily – October 11th

Jay Owen Nature/Biomimicry

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Complex relationship between phosphorus levels, nitrogen removal in lakes New antiviral response discovered in mammals Innate virus-killing power discovered in mammals How red crabs on Christmas Island speak for the tropics How microbes survive in freezing conditions As sea level rises, Everglades’ freshwater plants …

Science Daily: Top Environment News – October 10th

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

Urgent new time frame for climate change revealed by massive analysis Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species Water and lava, but curiously, no explosion Historic trends predict future global reforestation unlikely Secret of cattle ticks’ resistance to pesticide Urgent new time frame for climate change …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: What evolved first, a dexterous hand or an agile foot?

Jay Owen Nature/Biomimicry

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   What evolved first, a dexterous hand or an agile foot? Posted: 06 Oct 2013 05:41 PM PDT Resolving a long-standing mystery in human evolution, new research indicates that early hominids developed finger dexterity and tool use ability before the development of bipedal locomotion. Salt-tolerant bacteria …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Three new species of tiny frogs from the remarkable region of Papua New Guinea

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Three new species of tiny frogs from the remarkable region of Papua New Guinea Posted: 20 Sep 2013 08:14 AM PDT Following the description of the world’s smallest frogs, biologists now offer three more species of tiny amphibians from the region of Papua New Guinea. …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Stronger winds may explain puzzling growth of sea ice in Antarctica, model shows

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News       Stronger winds may explain puzzling growth of sea ice in Antarctica, model shows Posted: 17 Sep 2013 09:19 PM PDT Much attention is paid to melting sea ice in the Arctic. But less clear is the situation on the other side of …

ScienceDaily: Evolution too slow to keep up with climate change

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

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 …

Triple Pundit: Creating Conditions Conducive To Life: The First Biomimicry 3.8 Global Conference

Jay Owen Nature/Biomimicry

Creating Conditions Conducive To Life: The First Biomimicry 3.8 Global Conference By Tamsin Woolley-Barker, Ph.D – http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/07/creating-conditions-conducive-life-first-biomimicry-38-global-conference/ July 4th, 2013 This past weekend, I had the great pleasure of being a part of the 7th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit, and the first ever Biomimicry 3.8 Global Conference, hosted together by the University of …