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Nexus in the Media // Archive 2012

Results 101 - 120 / 257
Economist Richard Duncan: Civilization May Not Survive "Death Spiral"
Media  |   8 Aug 2012

Money Morning // Economist Richard Duncan: Civilization May Not Survive "Death Spiral"

Richard Duncan, formerly of the World Bank and chief economist at Blackhorse Asset Mgmt., says America's $16 trillion federal debt has escalated into a "death spiral," as he told CNBC. "We found an identical pattern in our debt,...› more

Corn for Food, Not Fuel
Media  |   8 Aug 2012

New York Times // Corn for Food, Not Fuel

The price of corn is a critical variable in the world food equation, and food markets are on edge because American corn supplies are plummeting. The combination of the drought and American ethanol policy will lead in many parts...› more

Drought and the Food, Water and Energy Nexus
Media  |   7 Aug 2012

ecoCENTRIC // Drought and the Food, Water and Energy Nexus

What a difference a year makes. Last spring, farmers along the Mississippi River watched in horror as the Army Corps of Engineers blew up levees to let floodwaters run into their fields in order to protect downriver cities (check...› more

Blue is the new green
Media  |  12 Jul 2012

GrowingBlue // Blue is the new green

A survey of leaders at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos revealed that, for the first time, water-related risks are among the top 5 concerns when considering the likelihood and impact of all major global risks. Only the...› more

Live blog from Oxford University: food, water and energy for all
Media  |  12 Jul 2012

The Guardian // Live blog from Oxford University: food, water and energy for all

Jo Confino blogs live from the high level Resource sustainability conference at Oxford University's Smith School, which is looking at new ways to manage resources and mitigate the risks of scarcity.› more

Water flows through heart of sustainability challenges
Media  |   4 Jul 2012

Business Day (South Africa) // Water flows through heart of sustainability challenges

It is in the interests of big business to work with government to ensure the best use of water in an increasingly water-stressed country.› more

The Vital Link between Energy and Water
Media  |   3 Jul 2012

EarthSky // The Vital Link between Energy and Water

The energy-water nexus — the vital link between energy and water — is shaping up to be one of the most important issues of the 21st century. EarthSky spoke with Dr. Michael Webber, associate director of the Center for...› more

Advanced biofuels: Separating the wheat from the chaff
Media  |   2 Jul 2012

EurActiv // Advanced biofuels: Separating the wheat from the chaff

Biofuels will be the biggest contributor to the EU's target of providing 10% of transport fuel from renewable energy by 2020, but consumers at the petrol pump could be forgiven for feeling confused about their environmental...› more

The Earth in 2050: What Is the Stress Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water?
Media  |   2 Jul 2012

Aspen Ideas Festival (AIF) // Video // The Earth in 2050: What Is the Stress Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water?

By the year 2050, Earth will be home to more than nine billion people – an increase of more than two billion over today's current population. Concerns are escalating about the planet's finite resources and the increasing...› more

SEI Calls for Integrating the Water-Land-Energy Nexus in the SDGs
Media  |  27 Jun 2012

iisd // SEI Calls for Integrating the Water-Land-Energy Nexus in the SDGs

Researchers from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) have published an article, titled "Managing the Water-Land-Energy Nexus for Sustainable Development," arguing that systemic thinking and integrated solutions are needed...› more

Sustainable agriculture needs integrated solutions
Media  |  27 Jun 2012

AlertNet // Sustainable agriculture needs integrated solutions

In its RIO+20 Call-to-action, CGIAR called for "adopting cross-sectoral approaches which facilitate broader partnerships, coordinated regulatory frameworks and appropriate economic incentives. We need the vision and courage to...› more

Managing the Water-Land-Energy Nexus for Sustainable Development
Media  |  26 Jun 2012

UN Chronicle // Managing the Water-Land-Energy Nexus for Sustainable Development

We live in the Anthropocene in which humans have become a major force shaping the environment. Rising incomes and reduced poverty have coincided with the growing demand for goods and services, such as food and energy, which in...› more

Circle of Blue Founder J. Carl Ganter Receives Rockefeller Foundation Centennial Innovation Award
Media  |  26 Jun 2012

CSR Wire // Circle of Blue Founder J. Carl Ganter Receives Rockefeller Foundation Centennial Innovation Award

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today that J. Carl Ganter, director and co-founder of Circle of Blue, a team of leading journalists and researchers that reports on water and resource issues globally, will receive the...› more

Should Countries With No Water Be Pushing for Growth?
Media  |  23 Jun 2012

Forbes // Should Countries With No Water Be Pushing for Growth?

The water-energy nexus has been coming into focus over the last couple of years. The idea is that water and energy are inextricably linked: it takes water to make energy and energy to clean and move water. In the last year or so,...› more

Rio+20: Big businesses club together to demand water is given fair value
Media  |  23 Jun 2012

The Guardian // Rio+20: Big businesses club together to demand water is given fair value

Forty five influential CEOs commit to lobbying for political change to stave off water crisis <<-->> It's not often that you get 45 of the world's most powerful CEOs calling on governments to push up the price of a key resource....› more

Bangladesh wary of "green economy" agenda at Rio+20
Media  |  20 Jun 2012

AlertNet // Bangladesh wary of "green economy" agenda at Rio+20

Bangladesh will advocate for a "green economy" approach that does not constrain poorer nations' potential to grow at the U.N. conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro this week. "We are concerned the green economy...› more

The Role of Business in the Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Canadian Water Summit Comes to Calgary
Media  |  18 Jun 2012

Just Means // The Role of Business in the Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Canadian Water Summit Comes to Calgary

The interconnectedness of energy, water and food has been the prime focus of international discussions this year. In March, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) organized the 10th annual World Water Day, with the...› more

There is an urgent need for policy cohesion on water and energy that does not exist today
Media  |  18 Jun 2012

Europe's World // There is an urgent need for policy cohesion on water and energy that does not exist today

If Europe is serious about reducing its dependence on imported fossil fuels and reaching its target for renewable energy (20% of supplies by 2020), policymakers must understand that water is a central component of tomorrow's...› more

Improving energy use key challenge for world's food systems <<-->> FAO
Media  |  18 Jun 2012

Guyana Times // Improving energy use key challenge for world's food systems <<-->> FAO

Agriculture's heavy dependence on fossil fuels is undermining the sector's ability to feed the world, perpetuating poverty and undermining efforts to build a more sustainable world economy, the Food and Agriculture Organisation...› more

Water: managing the world's most precious resource
Media  |  18 Jun 2012

World Economic Forum // Water: managing the world's most precious resource

The world's demand for fresh water is growing so fast that, by 2030, agriculture, industry and expanding cities will face such scarce supplies that the confrontation could disrupt economic development and threaten political...› more

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