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2012-06-18 13:44:50

Broad consensus around human-induced global challenges means little unless science takes more active role in sustainability debates Ensuring a sustainable future in the face of inter-connected, human-induced challenges facing the Earth system urgently requires new knowledge and a new relationship between science and society, according to leading scientists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development. "Scientific evidence...

2012-04-02 11:10:12

International scientific community issues first “State of the Planet Declaration” Scientists issued the first "State of the Planet" declaration at a major gathering of experts on global environmental and social issues in advance of the major UN Summit Rio+20 in June. The declaration opens: "Research now demonstrates that the continued functioning of the Earth system as it has supported the well-being of human civilization in recent centuries is at risk." It states that...

2012-02-16 14:42:48

Resolving the world´s major challenges whether climate change, environmental pollution, urbanisation, our ageing population or resource scarcity requires a sweeping shift in our approach to sustainability research and education, a group of leading scientists told European policy makers today during the launch of their report “Responses to Environmental and Societal Challenges for our Unstable Earth” (RESCUE). A joint initiative by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and...

2011-11-22 10:34:02

Published researchers doubling every eight years; research centers globally dispersed, not centralized Sustainability has not only become a science in the past 25 years, but it is one that continues to be fast-growing with widespread international collaboration, broad disciplinary composition and wide geographic distribution, according to new research from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Indiana University. The findings, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2010-12-21 14:21:49

A researcher known widely for his groundbreaking work on the design, manufacture and use of minimally toxic, environmentally friendly chemicals will speak to sustainability practitioners on Jan. 12. Dr. Paul Anastas, science advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD), is speaking at the International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering, ICOSSE '11, in Tucson, Ariz. This is only the...

2010-11-12 01:39:16

The international scientific community has identified five Grand Challenges that, if addressed in the next decade, will deliver knowledge to enable sustainable development, poverty eradication, and environmental protection in the face of global change. The Grand Challenges for Earth system science, published today, are the result of broad consultation as part of a visioning process spearheaded by the International Council for Science (ICSU) in cooperation with the International Social Science...

2010-09-10 20:49:00

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona State University (ASU) has launched a new minor in sustainability that can complement a student's major in another academic discipline. This unique 18 credit hour program enables undergraduate students to explore the challenges of sustainability and learn what determines the sustainability of human institutions, organizations, cultures, and technologies in different environments at the local, national, and international levels. The minor...

2010-04-21 10:05:00

MONTCLAIR, N.J., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Students joined academic, business and government leaders in Montclair today to celebrate the launch of the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University. Funded by a $400,000 grant from the PSEG Foundation, the Institute will play a transformative role in multidisciplinary sustainability-related research and education, and spur new partnerships between academia, industry and community. PSEG's funding will allow...

2010-03-11 14:45:00

TEMPE, Ariz., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As graduate students in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, Maren Mahoney and Zach Hughes had seen plenty of academic journals related to sustainability. But nowhere could they find a publication that made the complex concept of sustainability accessible to the everyday reader. So they started one. "We wanted to help shape the discussion about sustainability in the public arena - it is a concept that is hard to understand for...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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