Beginning April 11, the Dutch Future Society and Delft's art cinema Filmhuis Lumen will sponsor a seven-day futures film festival, Cinema Futura.
There's plenty of water, at least from a green investor's point of view, according to Hazel Henderson, Rosalinda Sanquiche, and Timothy Jack Nash, authors of the latest Green Transition Scoreboard® Report.
This Saturday, March 1, futurists around the world will be engaging with each other and their communities in conversations and activities focused on finding ways to build a better tomorrow.
By Jacques G. Richardson
Bernard Cazes, aged 86 and one of Europe’s most experiened futurists, died November 21 by his own hand. Economist and philosopher, Cazes served for many years as director of long-range planning at the French General Planning Commissariat, the high-level think-tank established by General de Gaulle when he was the country’s president.
By Roger Kemp
UniTown Network Conference Promotes Town-Gown Best Practices in the European Union
The first-ever UniTown Network Conference was held October 2-4, 2013, at the University of Ferrara in the City of Ferrara, located in northeast Italy. It was designed for representatives of over a dozen universities and municipalities from throughout the European Union.
By Jay Herson
Robohand Project offers case study in collaboration, file sharing, and 3-D printing.
By Jay Gary
After a three-year absence, and with the encouragement of WFS President Tim Mack, I hosted a Religious Futurists gathering in Toronto that drew 39 conference participants. I opened the program with a 10-minute overview of the future of religion, from Toronto 1980 onward, and various milestones in publishing and meetings.
By Jay Herson
The city of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is expected to double its population over the next 20 years. Like many cities its size, Fayetteville has been growing by sprawl, which places strain on the land available to grow food for the local population.
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August 4, 2015 - Yesterday the President of the United States released the revised Clean Power Plan with a focus on fossil-fuel burning power plants. Why that focus? Because these power plants are the largest carbon dioxide (CO2) emitters in the U.S. contributing 31% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
August 2, 2015 - Tomorrow the United States will announce regulations to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power utilities nationwide.
August 1, 2015 - The Monsanto patent on Roundup Ready Soybeans has expired after 20 years. That means farmers can now legally collect the seeds from their plantings and use them to replant or even sell to other farmers.
U.S. Study Shows Oil Sands Produce 20% More Carbon Than Conventional Crude Heating Up Keystone XL Debate
July 31, 2015 - Today United States crude production includes 9% contribution from Canadian oil sands. By 2020 that number is expected to climb to 14%. This estimate is independent of whether the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline gets built or not. So the United States has much invested in Canadian oil sands production and as a result the U.S.
July 30, 2015 - One of my readers who follows my blog through LinkedIn admonished me a couple of weeks ago for being too critical of the fossil fuel industry.
July 28, 2015 - If you are a regular reader of this blog then you have read about the importance of our research into stem cells and their therapeutic value. I'm even contemplating having my stem cells harvested to inject into my osteoarthritic left knee to help restore the cartilage I have lost over the years.