ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 08:57 AM PDT Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques are among many strategies identified in North America as key to successfully reducing global water …

GEMS Water: Global water quality data to inform SDGs

Jay Owen Trendspotting, Earth Systems Science

  ENB on the Side Coverage of Selected Side Events at the First UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Issue No. 2 – Wednesday, 25 June 2014 Events convened on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 GEMS Water: Global water quality data to inform SDGs Presented by UNEP/DEWA …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Helping growers mitigate costly droughts

Jay Owen Desert Greening

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Helping growers mitigate costly droughts Posted: 18 Jun 2014 09:20 AM PDT The Agricultural Reference Index for Drought, or ARID, used more than 100 years of climate data to reasonably predict drought levels in crops on several farms in Florida and Georgia. Scientists say …

Shifts in Global Water Systems – Markers of a New Geological Epoch: the Anthropocene

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

  A new geologic epoch, “The Anthropocene,” is characterized by humanity’s growing dominance of Earth’s environment and a planetary transformation as profound as the last epoch-defining event — the retreat of the glaciers 11,500 years ago.   By way of illustration: Humanity has cleared an area the size of South …

Verge: The value, interconnection, and opportunities of water

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

    By Elaine Hsieh, Program Director & Senior Analyst – VERGE We don’t typically talk about water here at VERGE, but that’s about to change. While there may still be a disconnect between the cost and value of water, global drought has squeezed our energy and food systems to the point that the …

Tamera Newsletter April 2013

Jay Owen Global Citizen

Tamera Newsletter (click here to read online)                                                        April 2013 Dear friends of Tamera, with most warmhearted greetings from Tamera we want to inform you about two initiatives and invite you to take part: 1. The TERRA NOVA SCHOOL will …

WRI Digest: Water Risk Maps | Reducing U.S. Emissions | Transportation & Road Safety

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

To view this email as a web page, go here. WRI Digest: February 2013                  Water Risk Maps | Reducing U.S. Emissions | Transportation & Road Safety New Aqueduct Mapping Tool Provides Unprecedented Ability to Assess Water Risk. Water is very complicated. It’s affected by large-scale issues like climate change and globalization. …

Apple moves towards greener Chinese supply chain, report says

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

In the News Apple moves towards greener Chinese supply chain, report says By Linda Greer Though environmental issues still need serious attention, there’s progress in the IT sector, according to a local NGO. …Read More What McDonalds and P&G are doing to keep water risk at bay By Aaron Tilley …

EU Subsidies for polluting and unsustainable practices

kristy Green Prosperity, Greentech

Ecologic Newsletter No 102 – June 2011 Contents: 1. Second CLICO Policy Brief – Publication 2. EU Subsidies for polluting and unsustainable practices – Publication 3. First LEDDRA Plenary Meeting in Yichang, China – Event 4. Industries of the Future – Event 5. Ecuadorian initiative to protect climate and biodiversity …

Update from Climate Change Summit in Cancun, Mexico

Ethical Markets - R Sustainability News

By Jerome C. Glenn,  Director of the Millennium Project, Dec. 7, 2010 The UN Climate Change Conference (COP-16) is an information feeding frenzy!  Environmentalists from around the world shared information, contacts, strategies, not waiting for governments to make agreements – although hoping for a US-China agreement. As you know, the …