This is a brutally honest account of my first Himalayan climb — an attempt on the 20,305' Imja Tse — more popularly known as Island Peak. While it's a baby by Himalayan standards only one other point on earth outside of Asia reach a higher altitude. Read more...
It is well known that the leaders of the two nations that collectively posses the vast majority of nuclear weapons on planet earth have an icy relationship at best. This was awkwardly apparent at this week's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in China. Here are some of the best pictures of this odd couple's interaction, or lack thereof, at the event. Read more...
"My name is Monica Lewinsky. Though I have often been advised to change it, or asked why on earth I haven't. But, there we are. I haven't." Monica Lewinsky spoke at the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Summit and spoke about the affair that almost brought down the Bill Clinton administration. Show More Summary
Only recently, the UN Climate Summit came together in New York to further address the necessary measures to protect the Earth from a dramatic climate change. It has long been recognised that an increase of the average temperature will cause rising oceans and thus flooded landscapes. Show More Summary
“Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution by more than any other nation on Earth.” –President Obama, remarks at U.N. Climate Change Summit, Sept. 23, 2014 A suspicious reader asked us about this statistic, which certainly sounds impressive. But is there more to the story? The Facts There […]
The short film above, "Last Hours," is the second episode in the Green World Rising series narrated by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and created by Tree Media. Ahead of next week's U.N. climate summit, DiCaprio was named this week a U.N. Messanger...Show More Summary
The June through August period was the warmest such period on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday. In addition, the month of August was the warmest such...Show More Summary
In a few weeks, world leaders will converge in New York City for the UN climate summit called by Ban Ki-Moon to prepare a foundation for the 2015 Paris climate accords. Civilization must be set on a sustainable path with the Earth. On...Show More Summary
Alexandria, Va. — Earth's largest active volcano, Mauna Loa on Hawaii's Big Island, is taking a nap. And after 30 years, no one is sure when the sleeping giant will awaken. Scientists say it's likely to erupt again within the next couple of decades and, when it does, it will be spectacular — and potentially dangerous. read more
Letter to the editor by Viv Forbes Twenty-two years ago a bunch of green activists calling themselves “The Earth Summit” met in Rio and invented a way to tour the world at tax-payers’ expense – never-ending conferences on environmental alarms. Like any good bureaucratic committee, they soon established sub-committees on sustainability, pollution, development, energy, forestry,…
Cory Richards, a NatGeo photographer and The North Face team climber, was the first American to summit an 8,000-meter peak in the winter. We asked about his life as a climber and adventure photographer. Read more...
Last week IMF managing director Christine Lagarde returned to CGD to make good on a pledge she made two years ago during the run-up to the Rio+20 gathering that marked the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit. At that time Lagarde...Show More Summary
After a peaceful nap three decades long, Mauna Loa seems to be stirring. "While there are no signs of impending eruption, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has recorded an increased level of seismic activity on the flanks and summit of Mauna Loa over the past 13 months," reports Big Island Now. Read the rest
By Hard Assets Investor: By Summit Roy A number of factors have helped remove the glut of oil from Cushing. Crude oil inventories at Cushing, Okla., fell below 29 million barrels last week, according to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration. Show More Summary
With so much changing so quickly in the world, why on earth are women still seems as "distractions" to some of the most important conversations of our time? The post If Women Can’t Serve Lunch at a UN Summit on Nuclear Security, What Does That Say About Men? appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Back in 2002 an Earth Summit (World Summit on Sustainable Development) nick-named “Rio + 10? was held in Johannesburg. As I recall there was a big push on to transfer the main carriage for environmental matters from the UN to […]
While the Earth is tilted at an angle of about 23 degrees, the moon's tilt is just over 1 degree. Because of this, the summits of some lunar crater rims are sunlit over very long periods.In some locations, there are "peaks of eternal...Show More Summary
As world leaders at the UN Climate Summit reached an agreement to tighten the shackles of oppressive global warming regulations late November, God laughed, and the moisture from his breath touched the earth, painting the place whereShow More Summary
It’s been more than 20 years since the UN’s Earth Summit, held in 1992, which created the impetus for the leading environmental standard. What good has it done? The post Has ISO 14001 Helped Change the World? appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
As world leaders at the UN Climate Summit reached an agreement to tighten the shackles of oppressive global warming regulations late November, God laughed, and the moisture from his breath touched the earth, painting the place where the Christmas story began, the Holy Land, white with snow December 13. Show More Summary