Global warming caused by CFCs, not carbon dioxide, study

 Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are to blame for global warming not carbon dioxide –  University of Waterloo  GLOBE-Net, May 30, 2013 – Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are to blame for global warming since the 1970s and not carbon dioxide, according to new research from the...
Posted On 30 May 2013

Indigenous Peoples and Mining – New Principles Established

International mining companies commit to uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures, customs and values. GLOBE-Net, May 27, 2013 – Earlier this month, the International Council on Mining and Minerals (ICMM) Council of CEOs approved an Indigenous Peoples and Mining...
Posted On 27 May 2013

US Water Sector on the Verge of Transformation

 Failure to act now could lead to major problems of water supply for both industrial, agricultural and consumer use.  GLOBE-Net, May 23, 2013 – A new White Paper by Ernst & Young says the US must act quickly to address a number of critical water challenges, including...
Posted On 23 May 2013

Measuring the Wealth of Nations – Using a New Gauge

  GLOBE-Net, May 11, 2013 – Last month a team of researchers led by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E Porter designed index to guide national policies and investments, and shows social progress is about much more than economic growth.    Sweden is the most...
Posted On 11 May 2013

New Research May Solve the Problem of Plastic Wastes

New forms of bio-plastic that are naturally biodegradable or even carbon positive may be the beginning of a possible solution for the problem of plastic waste.
Posted On 08 May 2013

Food Safety – Consumers Demanding Changes – Producers Are Listening

  GLOBE-Net, April 29, 2013 – Health conscious consumers are demanding safer and healthier foods at affordable prices and more transparency in the food production process and food producers are listening. Changes are being in food production processes, in product...
Posted On 29 Apr 2013

An On-going Crisis: Rising Global Food Prices

GLOBE-Net, April 18, 2013 – Food prices are rising, and will rise even further. So says the Worldwatch’s latest Vital Signs Online Trend Report. Rising food prices are due to a complex set of factors: climate change resulting in poor harvests; increasing biofuel...
Posted On 18 Apr 2013

Asia-Pacific Nations Facing Critical Water Security Threats

  GLOBE-Net, April 10, 2013 – More than 75% of the countries in Asia and the Pacific are experiencing a serious lack of water security, with many facing an imminent water crisis, says a new study prepared jointly by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asia-Pacific...
Posted On 10 Apr 2013