21 April 2009

More PR

These things may be interesting to you. I am not endorsing any of them:
  • "The Handbook on Integrated Water Resources Management in Basins provides useful advice to improve governance of fresh water resources in the basins, using practical examples of projects already undertaken in various countries." Download the PDF for free here.

  • "As part of an annual Earth Day sale, RFF Press is offering the opportunity to purchase books at a 40% discount. Our publications represent some of the leading scholarship on natural resources and the environment. This year’s sale covers all published books, including works on land and water resource management, forestry, environmental economics, international development, human ecology, and environmental law. We invite you to explore our catalog here. Happy Earth Day!”

  • "Using trained cows to manage weeds is an efficient and inexpensive alternative to herbicides or to renting and hauling in goats or sheep. Because many weeds are the nutritional equivalent of alfalfa, trainees gain weight at expected rates and calve normally. They train their herd mates, making it possible to have a whole herd of weed warriors in one grazing season. Best of all, producers have a new forage source to help them through drought."

  • "Green21 is a media project to bring a narrative to the environmental, sustainable and social justice movement. Green21 started out as an idea for a public television series... [and developed into] a multi-platform media initiative which bridges broadcast television and Web 2.0... we welcome your suggestions and comments regarding the project or content proposed in the series. Currently we’re in the fundraising stage and hope to start filming in the Summer of 2009."

  • The free online magazine Water Efficiency has articles on desalination, outdoor irrigation and infrastructure repairs.

  • "A new report by the Sustainable Development Commission argues that the pursuit of economic growth is one of the root causes of the current financial crisis, as well contributing to a growing environmental crisis and undermining well-being in developed countries... The pursuit of growth has also had disastrous environmental consequences. In the last quarter of a century, while the global economy has doubled, the increase in resource consumption has degraded an estimated 60% of the world's ecosystems and led to the threat of catastrophic climate change. The global economy is already almost 5 times larger than it was 50 years ago. If it were to continue to grow at the same rate, it would be 80 times larger by the end of this century. While modernising production and redesigning goods and services have led to greater resource and energy efficiency in recent decades, the report finds that aspirations for 'decoupling' environmental impacts from economic growth are unrealistic."

1 comment:

  1. As small point, or maybe a big one, without economic development there would be

    100,000,000 humans on the planet

    instead of

    6,750,000,000

    and the average human would live 25 years and die of an infectious disease or being eaten.

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