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  • U.S. must commit to sustainability to overcome mounting economic and ecological strains

    Entire sets of assumptions, beliefs, and practices will need to be overturned if the United States is to build a sustainable economy in the decades ahead, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute, Creating Sustainable Prosperity in the United States: The Need for Innovation and Leadership. The report assesses the country’s environmental record and calls for a broad range of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Ecological economics on the agenda as scientists from six continents gather in Nairobi

    More than two hundred scientists from six continents converge in Nairobi today to discuss ways to apply economics to social and environmental sustainability. Kenya's Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga, will officially open the 10th Biennial International Society for Ecological Economics conference (ISEE 2008) at 6:30pm on 8th August 2008 at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ...

  • Changli Longzhou Ecological & Economic Development Project in the People`s Republic of China

    The Beijing Provident Limited Company, who’s registered Chinese name is Beijing Tian Shun Xin Sheng, has now signed an exclusive partnership agreement with the Changli Longzhou Ecological Economic Development Limited Liability Company to develop an extensive agricultural area. This $20 Billion investment in Changli in the province of Herbei in mainland China is one of the largest projects in ...


  • Environment: It`s the Ecology, Stupid

    Europe's largest environment conference – Green Week – will wade into the economic debate this year. Under the banner “Circular economy – saving resources, creating jobs” the 3000 participants will discuss how Europe must move from its current linear economic model towards a more circular one. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: "Europe's ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Managing Ecological Investment Risk

    PORTLAND, Oregon, August 13, 2007 (ENS) - There is one complex term to describe our future: limited biocapacity. The Earth's limited biocapacity is the greatest challenge we face as investors and as humans. We are already facing it, but the severity of its effects depends on where you live and how much money you have. The planet provides some amazing ecosystem services for our ...

  • East Asia and Pacific regional launch of World Bank `Eco2 cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities`

    Urbanization in developing countries is a defining feature of the 21st century. Some 90 percent of global urban growth now takes place in developing countries - and between the years 2000 and 2030, developing countries are projected to triple their entire built-up urban areas. This unprecedented urban expansion poses cities, nations and the international development community with a historic ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Ecology Action Receives Prestigious Governor´s Environmental & Economic Leadership Award (GEELA)

     Ecology Action, a leading provider of innovative marketing and engagement programs that overcome barriers to reducing energy use and achieving environmental sustainability, announced it will receive today California's prestigious Governor's Environmental & Economic Leadership Award at a ceremony in Sacramento. Ecology Action is the first two-time winner of the GEELA award. Ecology ...

  • Report: Re-engineer Mississippi River Delta to Protect Nation`s Economic, Ecological Assets

    Building a series of engineered structures called diversions along the lower Mississippi River will yield tens of billions of dollars in net annual benefits to the nation and hedge against future disasters, according to a new report co-authored by 22 prominent scientists and engineers. The report, ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • RCM: urban and ecological micro sweeping

    The way to mantain a high quality level of cleaning in old town centres, neighborhood and tourist centers. Using lines like the old tricycles, equipping them with ecological and Hi-Tech technologies (electric bicycle, powered by solar panels) to transport a mechanical and aspirating RCM sweeper, with great performances, replacing brooms, shovels and dust bins. This is how RCM, with "BRAVA ...


    By RCM S.p.A

  • Ecological Catastrophe Overwhelms the Strait of Kerch

    A 'colossal' ecological catastrophe is growing even larger in the Strait of Kerch where at least 10 oil tankers and cargo ships loaded with sulfur were wrecked in a fierce storm on November 11. At least six sailors died in the wreckage. Now the storm in the Strait of Kerch is getting stronger, so it is not possible to stop the flow of oil into the sea and organize its collection and removal. ...

  • World is facing an ecological ‘credit crunch’

    The world is heading for an ecological credit crunch as human demands on the world's natural resources reach nearly a third more than earth can sustain. That is the stark warning contained in the latest edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report, the leading statement of the planet’s health. It shows that species and wildlife continue to decline, and around 50 countries are slipping into a state of ...


    By WWF UK

  • Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Ecological Change

    In the past decade, approximately 200–300 million people have been seriously affected by natural disasters or technological accidents each year—a staggering figure that is bound to only increase in the coming decades. It is becoming clear that a failure to make political systems pay attention to climate challenges might lead to massive population displacements. In State of the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Polluting China for the sake of economic growth

    China’s economic growth will continue to be energy-intensive and highly polluting for the foreseeable future with emissions and efficiency far below capital growth on the agenda, according to a study published in the International Journal of Global Energy Issues. Economist Yanqing Xia of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics and the Northeast Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global Economic Leaders Gather in Montreal

    The 21st edition of the Conference of Montreal starts today. This year’s theme is Building a Balanced Economy. Close to 200 speakers are invited, including a number of economic leaders who will share their thoughts on the main issues affecting global economic growth. Amongst the topics to be discussed are the future of the energy sector, climate change, infrastructure financing, the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Economic impact of protected areas in Europe

    In Europe, many different tools are used for protecting biodiversity and natural areas, including the Natura 2000 network, the Habitats Directive and the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas. To the European business sector, however, the potential economic value of Natural and National parks is little known. More and more companies are looking for ways to contribute to ...

  • EPA Sharpens Focus on Ecological Benefits of Regulations

    (Washington, D.C.) What benefits do people actually derive from clean air, water and land? EPA has taken a major step towards answering this question with the release today of its Ecological Benefits Assessment Strategic Plan (EBASP). EPA has traditionally been able to quantify human health benefits more easily than total ecological benefits when making regulatory decisions. The EBASP will help ...

  • UBC `ecological footprint` creators honoured at Rio+20

    Two pioneering UBC researchers who developed the "ecological footprint" concept have won the prestigious Blue Planet Award for Sustainability, valued at nearly $645,000 CDN, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil. The award, one of the world's premier environmental prizes, recognizes William Rees, a professor emeritus at the UBC School of Community and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mobile GIS for coastal ecology and Wetland investigation

    SuperGeo Technologies develops a mobile GIS application for investigating the ecological environment in Hsiang-Shan Wetland, Taiwan. Using the collected data, analysts can effectively predict the impacts on the environment from economical development and meanwhile monitor the carrying capacity of development. Hsiang-Shan Wetland is ...

  • WIKI tool promotes ecological river restoration in Europe

    Policy makers, river restoration practitioners and other stakeholders now have a new online tool at their disposal, providing them with hundreds of river restoration case studies. Created by Wetlands International and partners for the promotion of ecological river restoration in Europe, this River WIKI database holds over 300 river restoration case ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Global Ecology Announces Development of Fertilizer Production Facilities

    Global Ecology Corporation (GEC), (OTCQB: GLEC) (PINKSHEETS: GLEC), announced today the signing of letters of intent with three towns in southern Alabama; Castleberry, Fort Deposit and White Hall, to develop waste remediation facilities for the production of natural fertilizer and soil additives. As an added benefit, the deployment of GEC's organic waste remediation technology will greatly reduce ...

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