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2012-06-20 10:13:28

Twenty years ago, world leaders met at the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and agreed that rising income inequality, environmental destruction, and unchecked human population growth called for a radical shift in how nations approach economic development. And now world leaders meet in Rio de Janeiro again, at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, on 20-22 June 2012, to re-examine their commitments to sustainable development. Coinciding with Rio+20, the open-access...

2012-04-09 14:23:13

Over the last 50 years, the world´s middle and upper classes have more than doubled their consumption levels, and an additional 1 to 2 billion people globally aspire to join the consumer class. The planet cannot maintain such increases in resource demand without serious consequences for both people and ecosystems, concludes the Worldwatch Institute in State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity. The book, the 29th in a series that Worldwatch began in 1984, stresses that...

2012-03-19 11:56:42

32 leading experts from around the world argue for immediate ambitious reforms Some 32 social scientists and researchers from around the world, including a Senior Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University, have concluded that fundamental reforms of global environmental governance are needed to avoid dangerous changes in the Earth system. The scientists argued in the March 16 edition of the journal Science that the time is now for a "constitutional moment" in world politics....

2011-11-23 14:24:22

Needed to avert environmental disaster, reform of international organizations at scale rivaling post-WW II era Reducing the risk of potential global environmental disaster requires a "constitutional moment" comparable in scale and importance to the reform of international governance that followed World War II, say experts preparing the largest scientific conference leading up to next June's Rio+20 Earth Summit. Stark increases in natural disasters, food and water security problems and...

2011-06-26 00:02:05

Technologies systematize the capture of primary data and cradle-to-gate data on energy, carbon, water and waste from procurement records San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2011 Summit Energy and Climate Earth announced today that the companies have formed a partnership to offer automated collection of environmental data from primary operational sources and cradle-to-gate supply chain sources. The partnership offers organizations a straightforward path to understanding the direct and...

2010-11-01 17:08:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 1st, 2010 online pioneer Anaheim University appointed Triple Bottom Line expert Professor David Bainbridge as Vice-President for Sustainability, marking what the University hopes will be a new direction for U.S. higher education. According to Anaheim University President Dr. William Hartley, who earned his MBA at UC Berkeley, and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, and spent his academic career on traditional...

2010-06-08 16:08:00

MONTEREY, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Brands 2010 (SB '10) serves as a communications platform for both global brands and local start-ups to showcase the latest in green business trends, products and company-wide sustainability initiatives. From rethinking the marketing of reusable bags to exploring the psychological drivers of a sustainable purchase, the conference builds an environment of collaboration, discovery and transformation. The following company launches and...

2010-05-24 15:57:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) won the FY 2009 Secretary of the Army award for industrial sustainability on an installation. As the center of industrial and technical excellence for air defense and tactical missile systems, LEAD's primary mission is to provide the U.S. Army and other services with worldwide, reliable, responsive and cost-effective depot-level maintenance. Additionally, LEAD provides field support, systems integration...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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