Ecomodernism

By Andrea Müller | Shaping a positive anthropocene - Pragmatische Umweltnutzung

107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter asks Greenpeace to cease its efforts to block introduction of a genetically engineered strain of rice that supporters say could …

Agriculture

The Misleading War on GMOs: The Food Is Safe. The Rhetoric Is Dangerous.

Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products …

Agriculture

Food Evolution Is Scientifically Accurate. Too Bad It Won’t Convince Anyone.  

Several years ago, a county government in Hawaii debated a measure to ban genetically modified crops on the island. The hearings highlighted the …

Agriculture

Glyphosate weedkiller, previously linked to cancer, judged safe by EU watchdog

Chemical used in the best-selling Roundup herbicide is cleared for public use following an EU licensing battle due to potential health risks<p>A controversial chemical used in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller has been judged safe for public use by the European Chemical Agency (Echa).<p>Glyphosate has been …

Environment

WHO agency edited out glyphosate’s ‘non-carcinogenic’ findings

LONDON (Reuters) — The World Health Organization’s cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the herbicide glyphosate …

Research

Herbizid: Der dramatische Kampf um die Deutungshoheit von Glyphosat

Vor wenigen Wochen wurde bekannt: Monsanto schrieb vermeintlich unabhängige Studien selbst. Jetzt gerät auch die Gegenseite in Bedrängnis. Es geht um …

Mineral resources: exhaustion is just a myth

<i>Comparison of changing estimates for copper reserves, resources and theoretical estimate of ultimate resource to depth of 3.3 km. These estimates are</i> …

Reducing the environmental impact of global diets

•<p>We discuss land use and GHG emission impacts from different dietary protein sources.<p>•<p>Lower-meat diets can reduce environmental impacts but face …

Is feedlot beef better for the environment?

If everyone in the world went vegan, it would solve both the greenhouse gas and biodiversity problems almost overnight. Evidence shows that if people …

The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

Research

Clean meat: Scientists serve up 100% real meat without cruelty, limited resources

The argument that “meat is murder” could become a thing of the past, thanks to groundbreaking technology that produces real meat from animal …

Impossible Environmentalism: Green groups promote utopian fantasies

You would be hard pressed to find a better example of the ways in which contemporary environmental thought and advocacy are simply bad for the environment than the recent effort by Friends of the Earth to sideline the Impossible Burger, the first meat substitute that has succeeded in roughly …

Sustainability

Reducing the Environmental Impact of Global Diets -- New Paper Points to Intensification of Meat Production

Accounting for nearly one-third of global land use and 14 percent of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, meat production weighs heavily on the …

Why Clean Energy is in Crisis

Clean Energy

Greenpeace’s Dirty War on Clean Energy, Part I: South Korean Version

Clean Energy

The case for 100 percent renewables rested on a lie. Here's what it teaches us about energy and the environment

Energy

The Real Climate Consensus: Nuclear Power

The scientific debate between warmists and skeptics makes for good media headlines, but policymakers and the American public should be told more about an important consensus between the two camps: the desirability of nuclear power.<p>A large number of prominent scientists warning about a climate …

Climate

It's a Mistake to Focus Just on Animal Extinctions

Population declines tell a much scarier story.<p>Imagine if every animal and plant on the planet collapsed into a single population each, says ecologist Gerardo Ceballos. If lions disappeared except from one small corner of Kenya, the prey they keep in check would run amok everywhere else. If sparrows …

Extinction

Gentechnik: Sind Sie auch … gegen Genfood?

In einem Treibhaus in Freiburg wächst eine Pflanze von beeindruckender Prominenz. Bill Clinton hat sie auf einer Pressekonferenz erwähnt: Sie könne …

Wind and solar a waste of money for UK, Prof Sir David MacKay said in final interview

Wind turbines and solar panels are a waste of money if Britain wants reliable low carbon electricity supplies through the winter, the late Professor Sir David MacKay said in his final interview.<p>Prof MacKay, who served as chief scientific advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change for …

Energy

The Appalling Delusion of 100 Percent Renewables, Exposed

The National Academy of Science refutes Mark Jacobson’s dream that our economy can run exclusively on ‘green’ energy..<p>The idea that the U.S. economy …

Renewable power critic is chosen to head energy price review

Government’s preferred choice of Oxford economist Dieter Helm is controversial owing to criticism of wind and solar power<p>An academic who is a vocal critic of the price of renewable power is the government’s preferred choice to head a review of the financial cost of energy in the UK.<p>Dieter Helm, an …

Renewable Energy

Biofuels needed but some more polluting than fossil fuels, report warns

Royal Academy of Engineering report backs increased use of biofuels but says more should come from waste rather than food crops<p>Biofuel use needs to increase to help fight climate change as liquid fuels will be needed by aircraft and ships for many decades to come, finds a new report requested by …

Environment

US shale is ready to break out of its slump — and traders are cashing in

U.S. shale oil is in the spotlight once again, this time not as a deterrent to a price improvement, but as the future of the global oil industry. It’s just like the early days of the shale revolution, when enthusiasm was high and everyone rushed to drill in the shale patch. Now, the world’s top …

Oil

Fear of radiation is more dangerous than radiation itself

The fear of ionising (nuclear) radiation is deeply ingrained in the public psyche. For reasons partly historical and partly psychological, we simply …

Fukushima

Fossil Fuels Will Remain World’s Dominant Fuels Through 2040

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its International Energy Outlook 2016 yesterday indicating that fossil fuels will supply over 75 …

Energy

Asia’s Future Farms

Asia is already the world’s largest food market, and its population is expected to increase to five billion by 2050. To ensure adequate food …

Asia

Energy Access or Energy for Development?

<i>By Emma Brush and Alex Trembath</i>Obviously, universal energy access is a worthy goal.But the problem with “energy access” is that, as a problem …

Renewable Energy

Trudeau says the Canadian oil sands needs to be 'phased out'

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