The world has finally noticed that the ocean is a finite resource. The United Nations Ocean Conference marks the first time that oceans have been put at the forefront of global affairs.
It straddles the United Nations Oceans Day on 8 June, giving countries and their non-government partners a stage to present their perspectives on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The focus will be on Goal 14 – oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. This is a big moment. For the first time, under the banner of the “Blue Economy”, the global community is viewing the ocean not as a limitless resource for making money, but as a finite and vulnerable asset; one that needs careful management and stewardship to ensure it can continue to deliver wealth and benefits in the long term, not just short term profit. As Trump smacks the climate, world must do better to save planet. As Donald Trump’s America drops out of the Paris Agreement, it’s high time to ask whether conventional approaches to sustainable development are enough to deal with the multiple crises facing the world.
A shift to a “green economy” is essential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But more is needed to build truly sustainable economies, which not only curb emissions, but also drastically reduce all the negative impacts on nature and society. In my new book, Wellbeing Economy: Success in a World Without Growth, I argue that the climate crisis should be seen as an opportunity to redirect our development trajectory away from increasing consumerism. We need to shift towards a much more intelligent economy rather than continuous exploitation of humans and nature. A Plastic Planet - A Plastic Free Aisle. Bacteria Are Evolving To Eat The Plastic We Dump Into The Oceans. Around the world, environmental laws are under attack in all sorts of ways.
As President Donald Trump mulls over whether to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, it is hard to imagine that he’s listening to the experts.
US climate researchers are being so stifled, ignored or blackballed that France has now offered sanctuary to these misunderstood souls. One might prefer to think of Trump as an outlier in an otherwise environmentally sane world. But alarmingly, there’s just too much evidence to the contrary. A recent analysis, led by Guillaume Chapron of Sweden’s Agricultural University, reveals a rising tide of assaults on environmental safeguards worldwide. The small hands of Moroccan recycling. This article is based on a series about recycling documented in the 2017 book What to do with leftovers?
Re-employment in Accumulation Societies. Sponge sucks up oil spills - INSIDER. Sponge can soak up and release spilled oil hundreds of times. Noam Chomsky in Conversation with Amy Goodman on Climate Change, Nukes, Syria, WikiLeaks & More. This is a rush transcript.
Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: In this Democracy Now! Special, we spend the hour with the world-renowned linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky. In a public conversation we had in April, we talked about climate change, nuclear weapons, North Korea, Iran, the war in Syria and the Trump administration’s threat to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. We also talked about Noam Chomsky’s new book, Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power. The Earth Institute - Columbia University.
What is Microhydro Power? What is Microhydro Power?
Hydro-electricity is fundamentally the combination of water flow and vertical drop (commonly called “head”). Vertical drop creates pressure, and the continuous flow of water in a hydro system gives us an ongoing source of pressurized liquid energy. Peoples Climate Movement 2017. 10 Worst Examples of Packaging Waste. Packaging waste represents about one-third of all municipal trash – making this type of waste a significant contributor to the global waste crisis.
The Most Brazen Rip-Off Ever? How the Beverage Industry Brainwashed You to Fear Tap Water. The following is the latest in a new series of articles on AlterNet called Fear in America that launched this March.
Read the introduction to the series. The biggest con job perpetrated on the consumer is not some shady operation selling bogus cures through TV infomercials. America’s biggest snake-oil salesman is actually the beverage industry, or Big Bev, which resells the simplest and most vital product for thousands of times its value. That product is drinking water. Multinationals like PepsiCo, the Coca-Cola Company and Nestle rake in a combined $110 billion a year selling bottled water worldwide. Agricool. The Goldman Environmental : Goldman Environmental Foundation. Agroecology in Action – Agroecological Knowledge and Technologies into Practice. Agroecology Home. Rethinking Agriculture. Kesehatan dan Konservasi Alam. Whitley Fund for Nature - Wildlife Conservation Funding. Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other.
World Population Clock Live - Population of the World Today - The World Counts. International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN. Nurdles in Scottish seas. Friends of the Earth: find a group near you. Ecovative. Transition Network. Living Planet Report 2016. The future of the planet is in our hands.
WWF’s Living Planet Report 2016 shows the scale of the challenge – and what we can do about it. ©: Bjorn Holland / Getty WWF's Living Planet Report 2016 Global biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate, putting the survival of other species and our own future at risk. Case Study: The Nature House (Naturhuset) - Solardome Industries. Aspirational Norwegian couple create a ‘Grand Designs’ style geodesic dome home Inspired by the Nature House in Sweden, the Hjertefølgers wanted a large glass dome to cover an entire home and garden on their 7000m² remote island site near Bodo, in the Arctic Circle.
Original dome home design concept. Microbeads - Plastic Free Seas. Mandom Corporation release their Policy on Plastic Microbeads: At present, some facial scrub products made by Mandom contain Plastic Microbeads for the purpose of skin exfoliation. In recent years the issue of plastics released into the oceans and their impact on ecosystems as they move through the food chain has come under scrutiny. Planet B Ventures. Frack Free Bake Off. Climate Conviction - Home page. » Environmental News, Green Living and Sustainable Business. NowThis - This Company Develops Edible Eating Utensils.
Exposing Corruption & Environmental Abuse. The High Line. Les innovateurs. Global Thermostat. Sharing Sustainable Solutions. Becoming Self Sufficent. Self Sufficient UK. This man built a floating solar-powered fortress made out of 150,000 recycled water bottles. Protecting rainforests with real-time data. Landfill Mining. From pond to cup - UWE project resolves global clean water crisis. Issue date: 16 January 2014 flickr photo gallery Researchers at UWE Bristol have developed a portable and mobile water treatment system capable of delivering clean drinking water at source. The Isle of Eigg, the first of a thousand Green Isl... Exxon: The Road Not Travelled - Inside Cllimate News. In 1981, 12-year-old Laura Shaw won her seventh-grade science fair at the Solomon Schechter Day School in Cranford, N.J. with a project on the greenhouse effect. For her experiment, Laura used two souvenir miniatures of the Washington Monument, each with a thermometer attached to one side.
She placed them in glass bowls and covered one with plastic wrap – her model of how a blanket of carbon dioxide traps the reflected heat of the sun and warms the Earth. Racing Extinction. Design For a Better World! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet. Stop Plastic Pollution. Stanford researcher warns sixth mass extinction is here. HOME - Ecological Footprint - Ecological Sustainability. Tandem silicon-perovskite solar cells could provide solar power on the cheap. By combining silicon solar cells with their cheap and efficient perovskite-based counterparts, researchers at Stanford and MIT are creating a new type of "tandem cell" that could reach efficiencies up to 35 percent. Out of all the solar cell technologies discovered so far, perovskite certainly takes the cake as the fastest-growing and one of the most promising for the future.
Beyond Nuclear - Home. Altaeros Energies - Home. Garbage Patch - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and other pollution issues. The EcoTipping Points Project. Long famous for its cathedral, university, and cuckoo clocks, Freiburg is now also famous as a “Green City.” It excels in the areas of transportation, energy, waste management, and land conservation, and has created a green economy that perpetuates even more environmental progress.
Food & Water Watch. Kew Botanical Gardens - Grow Wild. Direct action - no leaders - confront, stop & reverse the destruction of the earth. Climate Change Journals and Magazines on environmental-expert.com. An Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth. Greenwashing Index.
Navdanya. Your source for green design & living news, commentary and advice. September 1, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 35. What is sustainable development · Sustainable Development Commission. Earthrise. Centre for Alternative Technology. Alternative Technology Centre. Innovative Urban Farm and Social Enterprise in West London.
GrowUp Urban Farms. Rethinking Agriculture. $50 and Up Underground House Book – Underground Housing and Shelter. The Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database. This database was prepared by Greenroofs.com from published public accounts and individual project stakeholders, and is offered "as is" for informational purposes only - it is not complete and is an ongoing open source, community based transparent, living research document.
Errors in a database of this magnitude are very likely, so please let us know of any discrepancies you may find at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Neither Greenroofs.com nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe upon privately owned rights.
Earthship Biotecture - Radically Sustainable Buildings. Energy Efficient Building & Eco Friendly Construction Resources - AdvancedBuildings.org - The cube projectThe Cube Project – University of Hertfordshire. Community Energy Initiatives. Information has been collected as consistently as possible for projects funded or supported by the following community-orientated Government Programmes and other community energy programmes or networks: Government community energy programmes: Clear Skies Community Renewables Initiative (CRI)* Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative (SCHRI) PV Grant Programme Community Energy EST Innovation Programme Other community energy programmes/networks:
Tidal power. Ocean Energy: Tidal and Wave Power. Freegan.org.uk. WWF Footprint Calculator. Environmentalism with teeth.
AECB Home Page - Nigel's Eco Store - Environmentally friendly products and eco friendly gifts for sustainable living. Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature. The UK’s 100% renewable electricity supplier. Ecosustainable Hub - Ecology Environment Sustainability. Friends of the Earth. Greenpeace UK. Chief Seattle's Speech of 1854 - Version 1.
Version 1 (below) appeared in the Seattle Sunday Star on Oct. 29, 1887, in a column by Dr. Henry A.