As Asia’s monsoon season begins, leading climate specialists and agricultural scientists warned today that rapid climate change and its potential to intensify droughts and floods could threaten Asia’s rice production and pose a significant threat to millions of people across the region.
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President Bill Clinton, actor and environmentalist Don Cheadle, and the Founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute Amory Lovins, are set to appear at the 2012 Sustainable Operations Summit, which is bringing the brightest minds in business and sustainability to NYC to exchange economical solutions to address energy and the environment.
Johns Manville today announced the publication of “We Build Environments,” its 2011 sustainability report. The publication can be viewed as a PDF file on the company’s website.
The 2012 US Biochar Conference is a practical exploration of biochar use in agriculture – in farms, vineyards, and orchards – plus scientific results on biochar production and use from a wide range of expert international presenters
With interest in alternative fuels increasing on a worldwide level, a conference about the biogas methanol – the Methanol Policy Forum 2012 – is scheduled Tuesday, March 27 in Washington, D.C.
The information that follows is critical to share. I received this report via Joe Romm’s Climate Progress, focusing on an important February 29 TED speech by James Hansen on the greenhouse effect as it impacts our planet, “Why I must speak out about climate change,” followed with a very smart “fee and dividend” solution. Hansen’s speech is then followed by what I feel is a “must-read” article from Dan Miller, founder of Climate Place.
Icing problems for surfaces in freezing temperatures may never again present trouble following news that scientists from GE Global Research that new nanotextured surfaces dramatically reduce ice adhesion. The team’s findings, which were presented at the American Physical Society (APS) Conference in Boston, might have an influential impact for the aviation and wind energy industries, among others.
I received this note from Rebecca Lyons about Youth Empowered Action Camp and the planned sessions for this summer in Oregon, California, and New Jersey. For young people wanting to get involved as activists for good causes, this appears to be a timely opportunity.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has announced that the next topic in its ongoing Thought Leaders Speaker Series will be: “Revitalizing the Clean Energy Economy.”
The New York Times will host a conference for leaders in energy to convene about the future of energy in the face of new global and economic demands. The invitation-only conference will take place on Wednesday, April 11, at The TimesCenter.
EXHIBITS: Center for Architecture Opens Two Exhibitions on Middle Eastern Architecture and Engineering
The Center for Architecture announces the opening of two concurrent exhibitions on architecture in the Middle East. City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952-1982, in its U.S. debut, presents built and unbuilt work by 11 architects, including Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown. The second show, CHANGE: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present surveys more than 120 contemporary works in 20 countries and territories.
Independent solar panel test lab, PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), will present its findings from recent PV characterization work at industry events scheduled in February and March 2012. Module manufacturers, solar investors and project developers utilize PVEL to assess solar panel reliability and durability.
It is nice to learn of green lighting solution – the ESL light – that operates without using any kind of mercury. This review was written by Philip Proefrock and posted for EcoGeek. Thanks for the insights into lumens, Philip.