Ecological Meltdown in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland: Two Centuries of Change in a Coastal Marine Ecosystem

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Ruth H. Thurstan and Callum M. Roberts (Environment Department, University of York) have published a good new article titled „Ecological Meltdown in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland: Two Centuries of Change in a Coastal Marine Ecosystem.“  The abstract to their article reads: The Firth of Clyde is a large inlet of the sea that … Continue reading

GMO risk assessment for human and animal health and the environment

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com]  The European Food Safety Authority has released an interesting in-depth 200 page assessment titled “EFSA and GMO risk assessment for human and animal health and the environment.”  It provides information that was covered in the last EFSA conference on genetically modified organisms as food sources.  The report itself includes all conference materials, including texts … Continue reading

News: EU authorises six GMO maize types for food / feed (Updated 29 July)

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] UPDATED:  With official texts of the decisions.  The European Commission adopted today five Decisions authorising GM maize 1507×59122, 59122x1507xNK603, MON88017xMON810, MON89034xNK603 and Bt11xGA21 and one Decision renewing the authorisation of Bt11 maize. These 6 decisions cover the authorisation for food and feed uses and import and processing but not for cultivation. The 6 GM … Continue reading

Analysis: Paradoxically increasing river flows in the Sahel despite long-term drought

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Okechukwu Amog , Luc Descroix (Grenoble Laboratoire d’étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement) and co-authors listed in the citation issued a paper addressing paradoxical increases in river flows in the West African Sahel, despite ongoing long-term drought.  The abstract to their good article is: Despite … Continue reading

Socio-Technical Aspects of Water Management: Emerging Trends at Grass Roots Level in Uzbekistan

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Iskandar Abdullaev and Peter P. Mollinga of the ZEF Center for Development Research, University of Bonn recently issued a paper titled „The Socio-Technical Aspects of Water Management: Emerging Trends at Grass Roots Level in Uzbekistan,“  the abstract of which is: In Soviet times, water management was … Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Adopting Water-Wise Approaches in the Lower Reaches of the Amu Darya: A Socio-Economic View

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Maksud Bekchanov (Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University), John P.A. Lamers (ZEF/UNESCO (Khorezm) Project, Urgench State University) and Christopher Martius (Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research) have published a paper titled “Pros and Cons of Adopting Water-Wise Approaches in the Lower Reaches of the Amu … Continue reading

Energy Resources in the Future

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Ken Tomabechi, Former Research Advisor, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industries, has published his viewpoint on the importance of sustainable and viable approaches to meeting the future energy needs of our ever growing population.  In abstract: Recent statistics indicate that in 2005 the world consumed about 0.5 ZJ (ZJ = 1021 Joules) of … Continue reading

A Multi-Agent Planning Support-System for Assessing Externalities of Urban Form Scenarios: Results of Case Studies

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Rachel Katoshevski-Cavari (Urban Planning, Israel), Theo Arentze and Harry Timmermans (Technical University Eindhoven) have published a new paper presenting an excellent analysis of four urban planning scenarios, based on case-studies.  The abstract: The relationship between various planning-ideas and sustainability is described, using a dedicated multi-agent model and demonstrated by a case study. The analysis … Continue reading

Out of the Rubble and Towards a Sustainable Future: The “Greening” of Greensburg, Kansas

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Stacey Swearingen White of the Urban Planning Department, University of Kansas has published a new article titled “Out of the Rubble and Towards a Sustainable Future: The “Greening” of Greensburg, Kansas” in which she focuses on the rebuilding of a storm devastated community using sustainable urban development principles.  The introduction to Stacey’s work reads: … Continue reading

News: EU approves €250 million funding for new environmental protection projects under LIFE+

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Brussels, 23 July 2010.  The European Commission has approved funding for 210 new projects under the third call for the LIFE+ programme (2007-2013), the European fund for the environment. The projects are from across the EU and cover actions in the fields of nature conservation, environmental policy, and information and communication. Overall, they represent … Continue reading

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