Hawaii’s Big Island Leads the Way in Banning GMOs

Jay Owen Sustainability News

Big Island ban GMO testing and cultivation while other counties step up their campaigns to regulate GM testing and farming, but agritech giants are already gearing up for a fight Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji Please circulate widely and repost, but you must give the URL of the original and preserve all the …

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

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Beyond GDP

    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, …

Sustainable Development Update – 26 November 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

Jay Owen Sustainability News

A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 26 November 2013 UN-NGLS Publishes Policy Briefs for OWG 5 23_November 2013: Based on three consultations with civil society, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) has produced two papers to inform the fifth session of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable …

Howard Buffett is promoting a brown revolution to improve soil productivity and help feed the world’s billions

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News

Carpe Diem Howard Buffett is promoting a brown revolution to improve soil productivity and help feed the world’s billions By Ellie Winninghoff When it comes to feeding the world’s hungry people, the game-changer is no-till conservation agriculture. “Soil is any farmer’s most valuable working capital,” says Warren Buffett’s son Howard …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Super-Typhoon Haiyan lashes the Philippines

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Super-Typhoon Haiyan lashes the Philippines Posted: 08 Nov 2013 06:18 AM PST Super-Typhoon Haiyan was lashing the central and southern philippines on Nov. 7 bringing maximum sustained winds of a Category 5 hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center website indicates that a Category 5 …

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. …

Plants Warn One Another of Pest Attack through Mycorrhizal Fungal Network

Jay Owen Nature/Biomimicry

======================================================== ISIS Report 28/10/13 Plants Warn One Another of Pest Attack through Mycorrhizal Fungal Network ######################################################################### Exquisite inter-species relationships between plants and fungi threatened by industrial farming. Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji Underground intercom between plants A network of the soil microorganism – arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi – act as an underground intercommunications …

Green Futures: The Rise of Indoor Cropping

Jay Owen Greentech

The Rise of Indoor Cropping   By Tess Riley  It’s commonly accepted that record food prices were one of the key triggers for the Arab Spring. This year in Zimbabwe, critical levels of crop failure put over two million people at risk of chronic malnutrition. Even a prosperous state like Singapore, …

BIOMIMICRY, Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

Ethical Markets - R Books and Reviews, Nature/Biomimicry

  Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Review by Alan F Kay  Biomimicry by Janine Benyus deals with the clear and fascinating, yet little understood and vast, reality of the processes of life and living beings. The book summarizes these ideas this way: Virtually all living creatures: plants, animals, microbes, etc., …

NewEnergyNews Daily Headlines: THE HUGE OPPORTUNITY IN OFFSHORE WIND O&M

Jay Owen Greentech

NewEnergyNews      Daily Headlines                                         http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/   TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, July 29: * TODAY’S STUDY: THE HUGE OPPORTUNITY IN OFFSHORE WIND O&M * QUICK NEWS, July 29: REAGAN’S SEC-STATE TALKS ENERGY AND CLIMATE; SUN TO HIT …