China’s Plan to Clean Up Air in Cities Will Doom the Climate, Scientists Say

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

Exclusively on InsideClimate News, This Year’s Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting   Harper Govt Makes Moves to Silence Canada’s Leading Environmental Groups In both the United States and Canada, pipelines and President Obama has encouraged tar sands policies. Read more.   China’s Plan to Clean Up Air …

ENB Vol. 32 No. 8 – Eighth Session of the Open Working Group of the UN General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals – Summary & Analysis

Jay Owen Sustainability News

A Reporting Service for Environment and Development Negotiations PDF format French version Back to IISD coverage Volume 32 Number 08 – Monday, 10 February 2014 SUMMARY OF THE EIGHTH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPEN WORKING GROUP ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 3-7 FEBRUARY 2014 The eighth session of the …

Plastics Industry Sponsors UpGyres

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News

UPGYRES News / January 7-15, 2014   UpGyres  –  short for Upcycle the Gyres Society –   Transforming Marine Plastic Pollution into Revenue Streams In this Issue: CANADIAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY sponsors UpGyres’ energy recovery study it could be used as a blueprint for remote coastal communities worldwide INTERVENE PLUNGE INTO …

Earth Policy Institute: Moving Up the Food Chain

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News, Trendspotting

  Moving Up the Food Chain  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch3 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 25, 2013 For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with …

Earth Policy Institute: Climate Change Driving Weather off the Charts

Jay Owen Trendspotting

Climate Change Driving Weather off the Charts  Janet Larsen http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update118 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update November 18, 2013 Meteorologists are calling the typhoon that slammed into the philippines with 195-mile-an-hour winds on November 8, 2013, the most powerful tropical storm to make landfall on record. Super Typhoon Haiyan had …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Two for one in solar power: New process could revolutionize solar energy harvesting

Jay Owen Greentech, Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Two for one in solar power: New process could revolutionize solar energy harvesting Posted: 17 Nov 2013 12:57 PM PST A process that could revolutionize solar energy harvesting has been efficiently demonstrated in solution for the first time. Near-future heat and precipitation extremes predicted …

Global Marshall Plan Initiative

Jay Owen Global Citizen

Global Marshall Plan Initiative www.globalmarshallplan.org Newsletter 10/2013 Local Groups in Action Global Marshall Plan Initiative Celebrates “Autofreien Tag” in Wörgl Millennium Development Goals: How Many Promises Were Broken? New IPCC Report: Human Actions Are Mainly to Blame for Climate Change New IPSO Report: The Health of Oceans is Rapidly Deteriorating …

BLUE Ocean All-Stars in Monaco

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

    Ocean all-stars make a splash in Monaco at BLUE Ocean Film Festival Monaco and Tampa Bay set the stage for ocean film and entertainment   Video Link: HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the BLUE Ocean Mini-Fest. (VIDEO)   (New York, NY) Oct 7  – If necessity is …

Saving the Oceans by Mining for Oil – From the Plastics!

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Resource Efficiency

  By Kelsey May, September 27, 2013 Photos by Ann Slothower   On September 24, 2013, at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. in Vancouver, the Upcycle the Gyres Society hosted the first public demonstration of its goal: convert land and ocean plastic waste into profit.   In four hours, the …

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 …