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 …

Desert-Greening: The Next Big Thing for Green Investors

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science, Articles by Hazel Henderson

By Hazel Henderson © 2014 for GreenMoney Journal Asset managers and investors are supposed to be rational actors, cranking in all available information leading to efficient markets and optimal resource-allocation. As market failures continue to proliferate and hidden externalities come home to roost, we find that successful investing requires going …

EarthKeeper News: The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable

Jay Owen Sustainability News

                                        Keep the Earth. Keep it Wild!     August Newsletter   “The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy”    – …

OTHER NEWS: At the Crucial Nexus of Water and Energy

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

While it is, of course, vital to finally link water and energy use, this report still overlooks the opportunities for saline agriculture and aquaculture to provide all of our growing human family’s needs for food, fiber and fuel from our most abundant global resources: the Earth’s 97% seawater; daily free …

Atmospheric and Soil Carbon and Halophytes

Jay Owen Desert Greening

Robert C. Hendricks, NASA, Glenn Research Center Dennis M. Bushnell, NASA, Langley Research Center   Abstract World population is anticipated to grow 40% within 40–50 years (2008 baseline) with unprecedented demands for energy, food, freshwater, and clean environments. At 43% of the total landmass, exploiting the Earth’s arid and semi-arid …

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World

Ethical Markets - R Advisors' Forum, Desert Greening

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World Shortage of fresh water poses a much bigger threat to world food supply than the shortage of fossil fuels; cultivating salt-tolerant crops could solve both problems Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins Fresh water in short supply and salinization widespread People …

Desert plants to be put to the test for aviation biofuel production

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Earth Systems Science, Nature/Biomimicry

Desert plants to be put to the test for aviation biofuel production The Salicornia is one species of halophyte that is a promising feedstock for biofuel production (Photo: SBRC) Image Gallery (2 images) Whenever the topic of plant-derived biofuels is raised, the issue of turning valuable arable land over to the task of …

Analysis of Marcellus flowback finds high levels of ancient brines

Ethical Markets Earth Systems Science

Analysis of Marcellus flowback finds high levels of ancient brines Posted: 18 Dec 2012 05:35 PM PST Brine water that flows back from gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region after hydraulic fracturing is many times more salty than seawater, with high contents of various elements, including radium and barium. …