Friday, 12 March 2010

Ontario's Major Bee Losses Blamed on Mites

Staff - MB Co-Operator - 3/10/2010


Unexpectedly high overwintering...

SPECIAL INVITATION Join a Global Conversation

Dear Friend,


On March 25, State of the Planet 2010 will bring together the world's most influential and innovative thinkers and leaders in a wide range of fields—from many academic disciplines to media, government, policy and business spheres—to tackle critical issues facing the world. This year’s conference is the result of a partnership between the Earth Institute, The Economist and Ericsson.

State of the Planet 2010 will focus on four important challenges: climate change, poverty, economic recovery and international systems. Speakers will include President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa of Mexico; UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute; Matthew Bishop, American business editor and New York bureau chief at The Economist; and Hans Vestberg, president and CEO of Ericsson.

Around the world, people will be able to participate via webcast and interactive elements. And at event sites in Beijing, New Delhi, London and Nairobi, speakers and attendees will be directly linked to the international debate, moderated from New York.

As part of the Earth Institute community, we invite you to submit a question to be answered at State of the Planet. Just email it to sop@ei.columbia.edu. Selected questions will be addressed at the event.

To view the event program and list of speakers, register for the New York event, or watch the webcast on March 25, visit stateoftheplanet.org. And please don’t forget to forward this email and invite your friends.

Regards,
The Earth Institute

Tap Water Contaminant 'Castrates' Frogs

By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY - Mar 1 - 2010

Exposed: Chevron's Cover-up of Gross Environmental Abuses in Ecuador


AlterNet / By Cameron Scott - Mar 8 2010



Chevron claims it's not...

Melting Arctic Could Cost $2.4 Trillion by 2050 - Report

Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada - 02/05/2010

The Pew Environment Group today released a report that...

Primates on Brink of Extinction


National Geographic - A recent report, Primates in Peril: The World's 25 most Endangered Primates 2008-2010, shows staggering estimates that half of all primate species in the world are...