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Beau Beljean

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Beau Beljean

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Real Time Energy Scheduling Supervisor with ZGlobal Inc

Beau Beljean, Real Time Energy Scheduling Supervisor with ZGlobal Inc in El Centro, CA heads a team of real time power marketers managing a portfolio of more than 1,500 MW of renewable energy, including scheduling for the City of Anaheim .  His engineering background, interning GENI in 2012 as part of Master’s degree of Science in Renewable Energy has also allowed him to cross functionally coordinate all phases of development and construction of close to 250MW of utility scale solar PV resources located in California’s Imperial Valley. ... Read more about Beau Beljean

'The real threat to our future is peak water'

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Lester Brown
Kansas's Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in 2012, during the worst drought in the United States in more than 50 years. Photograph: Jim Reed/Corbis
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Peak oil has generated headlines in recent years, but the real threat to our future is peak water. There are substitutes for oil, but not for water. We can produce food without oil, but not without water.

We drink on average four litres of water per day, in one form or another, but the food we eat each day requires 2,000 litres of water to produce, or 500 times as much. Getting enough water to drink is relatively easy, but finding enough to produce the ever-growing quantities of grain the world consumes is another matter. ... Read more about 'The real threat to our future is peak water'

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Michael Russell

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Michael Russell

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Jack Crittenden

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Jack Crittenden

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Founder - Our City San Diego

Founded Cypress Magazines in 1991, with the launch of National Jurist, a magazine for law students. We launched a new magazine - Our City San Diego in September 2012.   Jack is responsible for all aspects of the publication:  editorial planning and strategy, editing and reporting. ... Read more about Jack Crittenden

Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert

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Mark Tran, The Guardian
A soybean farmer in Mato Grosso, Brazil. The country's 'family farmers' are encouraged to feed urban populations. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
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UN special rapporteur on the right to food champions agroecology as sustainable alternative to existing framework

The existing food system has failed and needs urgent reform, according to a UN expert who argues there should be a greater emphasis on local food production and an overhaul of trade policies that have led to overproduction in rich countries while obliging poor countries – which are often dependent on agriculture – to import food. ... Read more about Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert

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Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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SustainableBusiness.com News
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There's nowhere to hide now that Global Forest Watch has launched - citizens around the world now have all the information they need to monitor the state of the world's forests. 

Global Forest Watch combines the latest satellite technology, open data and social media crowdsourcing to produce "near-real time, reliable, and actionable data" about what's happening to forests worldwide. ... Read more about Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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In Mackerel's Plunder, Hints of Epic Fish Collapse

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MORT ROSENBLUM and MAR CABRA
In Mackerel's Plunder, Hints of Epic Fish Collapse
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TALCAHUANO, Chile — Eric Pineda, a dock agent in this old port south of Santiago, peered deep into the Achernar’s hold at a measly 10 tons of jack mackerel — the catch after four days in waters once so rich they filled the 17-meter fishing boat in a few hours.

Mr. Pineda, like everyone here, grew up with the bony, bronze-hued fish they call jurel, which roams in schools in the southern Pacific. ... Read more about In Mackerel's Plunder, Hints of Epic Fish Collapse

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The future of food

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