Category Archives: Biodiversity and Environmental Sustainability

Sustainable Infrastructure by Recycling Waste Glass to Enhance Road Safety and Reduce Emissions: Guest Post 22

Maintaining Sustainable Infrastructure by Recycling Waste Glass to Enhance Road Safety and Reduce Emissions: video report by a journalism student at the University of Mississippi. Featured on Planet Forward web site. Continue reading Sustainable Infrastructure by Recycling Waste Glass to Enhance Road Safety and Reduce Emissions: Guest Post 22

Anniversary Post: Geospatial Students’ Projects on Sustainability Practices

Anniversary Post: Geospatial Students’ Projects on Sustainability Practices, Infrastructure Asset Management, and Disasters Impacts. Continue reading Anniversary Post: Geospatial Students’ Projects on Sustainability Practices

Sustainable Infrastructure Project Evaluation Using Life Cycle Economic Analysis: Guest Post 21

Evaluating Sustainability Practices, Products, Materials : video report by a journalism student at the University of Mississippi. Also, featured on Planet Forward web site. Continue reading Sustainable Infrastructure Project Evaluation Using Life Cycle Economic Analysis: Guest Post 21

Sustainable Mass Transit in Cities: Reducing Congestion and Car Emissions in the World by Deploying Metros and Clean Buses

Sustainable Mass Transit in Cities: Reducing Congestion and Car Emissions in the World by Deploying Metros and Clean Buses and Improving Safety. Continue reading Sustainable Mass Transit in Cities: Reducing Congestion and Car Emissions in the World by Deploying Metros and Clean Buses

Heat-Island Effects on Energy, Vehicle Emission, and Sustainability Practices: Guest Post 20

Heat-Island Effects on Energy, Vehicle Emission, and Sustainability Practices in Urban and Rural Areas: video report by a journalism student at the University of Mississippi. Continue reading Heat-Island Effects on Energy, Vehicle Emission, and Sustainability Practices: Guest Post 20

Young People Tired of Old Economic Models

Young people press for approaches to pursuing progress that can fit on a finite planet.......environmental restraint must be limited and gradual, while social spending must be contained, otherwise the economy will not grow and we will all suffer. This kind of thinking is pervasive, dangerous, and outdated. Infinite growth in a finite world is impossible, growth based on speculative finance is unstable, and since the 1960’s, GDP growth and self-reported well-being have been completely uncorrelated phenomena. In this sense holistic, deep-reaching change of both thought, education and practice is needed....... This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at Dot EarthView original post. Andrew Revkin, April 17, 2012.

By 2050 or so, the human population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of people alive today. Those billions will be seeking food, water and other resources on a planet where, scientists say, humans are already shaping climate and the web of life. In Dot Earth, which recentlymoved from the news side of The Times to the Opinion section, Andrew C. Revkin examines efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits......from
The New York Times

First-of-its-kind study reveals surprising ecological effects of earthquake and tsunami

The reappearance of long-forgotten habitats and the resurgence of species unseen for years may not be among the expected effects of a natural disaster. Yet that's exactly what researchers have found on the sandy beaches of south central Chile, after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami in 2010. Their study also revealed a preview of the problems brought by sea level rise –– a major symptom of climate change. This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster NewsView original post. May 2, 2012.