Companies should own every single bit of water on the planet, according to Nestle’s former CEO and now-Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe.
Why There Is a Widening Gap Between Socioeconomic Challenges and the Collective Response To Those Challenges_Featured_, Awake and Aware, Conscious Living, Environment, Human Rights, Videos Monday, June 3rd, 2013
In this TedX video, Tom Crompton explains why there is a widening gap between socioeconomic challenges and the collective response to those challenges. Crompton shares insightful studies regarding extrinsic and intrinsic motivation.
A rural New Mexico region has banned oil and gas extraction, including hydraulic fracturing for gas, or fracking. Mora County has also blocked energy companies from exploring for valuable resources within its boundaries in its attempt to protect its supply
Lying by omission is one of the most effective ways of hiding the truth. By simply not mentioning an issue, then, effectively, a lie is told that the issue is irrelevant. The total picture of the truth is manipulated in this way by our mainline media, making it unlikely for consumers of media to connect the dots about environmental issues, linking their long term fall out to developments in policy and disaster clean up.
Bees have declined by almost 50 percent! The mass die-off could set off a global food crisis. Last week, Europe decided to be the first continent to issue a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides – those deriving from chemicals closely related to nicotine and attack the nervous system of pests (and bees and birds). Looks like this ban, hailed as a “victory for bees” will last for two years. Alternative pesticides will have to go through rigorous testing in light of the recent, dire situation.
Throughout centuries of farming, animal grazing and deforestation, the earth’s natural resources are being exhausted. Deserts are encroaching into previous lush areas and water is becoming alarmingly scarce. Can this be reversed?
When drought hits, trees can suffer—a process that makes sounds. Now, scientists may have found the key to understanding these cries for help. In the lab, a team of French scientists has captured the ultrasonic noise made by bubbles forming inside water-stressed trees.
Toxic chemicals are accumulating in the ecosystems of the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau, researchers warn in the first comprehensive study to assess levels of certain organic pollutants in that part of the world.
DEBATE about the reality of a two-decade pause in global warming and what it means has made its way from the sceptical fringe to the mainstream.
The largest-ever recorded quake in Oklahoma was caused by the injection of wastewater, a byproduct of oil extraction, into the ground, new research confirms…
The Thrive Solutions Hub: An Evolutionary Tool for Resolving Critical World Issues By Enabling Activists to Pool Their Resources and Talents_Featured_, Awake and Aware, Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Environment, Human Rights, Peace Monday, March 4th, 2013
The Thrive Solutions Hub provides an organizational structure built upon the idea of enabling people around the globe to work together in creating solutions to the complex-but-solvable problems facing our species – so that every person on the planet has the opportunity to Thrive. That idea encompasses both Einstein’s circle of compassion and Lipton’s vision for the evolution of humanity.
At the station operated by Taiwan’s largest charity group Tzu Chi Foundation, hundreds of volunteers help sort and recycle plastic waste along with used glass bottles and electronic appliances…
We know fracking isn’t exactly the safest of practices. We’ve heard of its propensity to pollute our air and drinking water and thereby raise human health concerns. The media, however, isn’t talking about the massive sinkholes pockmarking the nation, the radiation leaks, and other lesser known but no less earth-shattering effects of fracking…
The problem is, these petroleum-based plastics are designed to last forever. So you have products for short-term consumption packaged in materials that survive for centuries.
“I am no longer so worried about a catastrophic die-back due to CO2-induced climate change,” Professor Peter Cox of the University of Exeter in England told Reuters of the study he led in the journal Nature. “In that sense it’s good news.”