ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Do gut bacteria rule our minds? In an ecosystem within us, microbes evolved to sway food choices

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Do gut bacteria rule our minds? In an ecosystem within us, microbes evolved to sway food choices Posted: 15 Aug 2014 04:22 PM PDT It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us — which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold — …

Marine industries at risk on both coasts as oceans acidify

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

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 …

Cry for Argentina: Fiscal Mismanagement or Pillage?

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

Argentina has now taken the US to The Hague for blocking the country’s 2005 settlement with the bulk of its creditors. The issue underscores the need for an international mechanism for nations to go bankrupt. Better yet would be a sustainable global monetary scheme that avoids the need for sovereign …

Legislators, Corporations Gather For Secret Meeting Against Clean Energy And You’re Not Invited

Jay Owen Trendspotting

AP/John Hanna Legislators, Corporations Gather For Secret Meeting Against Clean Energy And You’re Not Invited by Ari Phillips Posted on July 28, 2014 After maintaining a low profile for decades, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) received widespread exposure in recent years for backing Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, …

The Smart Manufacturing Revolution is Going to Transform U.S. Industry

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

ACEEE BLOG POST   Media Contact: Patrick Kiker p[email protected], (202) 507-4043     The Smart Manufacturing Revolution is Going to Transform U.S. Industry   By  Ethan A. Rogers, Senior Program Manager, Industry   Smart manufacturing, the integration of all facets of manufacturing through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), …

5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil The debate over the impact of peak oil has been raging for decades. Although few deny that the end of mass oil consumption is drawing nearer, educated estimates now range between 2020 and 2030. But more important than the timeframe of peak oil are its …

OTHER NEWS: Japan Remains Committed to ‘Advancing Vibrant Diplomacy’

Jay Owen Global Citizen

Japan Remains Committed to ‘Advancing Vibrant Diplomacy’   By Isamu Ueda*   TOKYO, Jul  2014 (IPS) – In recent years, Japan has found itself it in a rapidly changing security environment. The global balance of power has shifted and various new threats have emerged within the region, including the development …

Review Of ‘The Systems View Of Life: A Unifying Vision’ By Capra And Luisi

Jay Owen Books and Reviews, Articles by Hazel Henderson

by Hazel Henderson for SeekingAlpha.com   The Systems View Of Life: A Unifying Vision by Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi, Cambridge University Press, UK 2014   This hefty volume, The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision, is a tour de force and will be a perennial textbook for decades …

The Turning Point: New Hope for the Climate

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

This forecast agrees with my Mapping the Global Transition to  the Solar Age (2014) which is a freely-downloadable  56-page summary of forthcoming book,Hazel Henderson,Editor     In the struggle to solve the climate crisis, a powerful, largely unnoticed shift is taking place. The forward journey for human civilization will be …

‘Science Is Science’: Obama Embraces Price On Carbon, Leaving Fossil Fuels In The Ground

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Trendspotting

From the Showtime series “ YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY “  watch the final episode ,Hazel Henderson, Editor ‘Science Is Science’: Obama Embraces Price On Carbon, Leaving Fossil Fuels In The Ground By Joe Romm on www.thinkprogress.org/climate  June 8, 2014 “The baseline fact of climate change is not something we can …