Monthly Archives: May 2014

What Development Projects Really Produce

Happened to run across this Table of Contents for the reports of an important (some would claim the MOST important) small island capital program in the Caribbean. The program has several parallel tracks in several locations. In duration, it is … Continue reading

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How the New Digital Age Will Affect Us in the Future: e.g., Farming

A good example from the Schumpeter Blog in the Economist, May 14th <>-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Schumpeter Digital disruption on the farm Managers in the most traditional of industries distrust a promising new technology May 24th 2014 | From the print edition INNOVATION … Continue reading

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NY Times: Buying Insurance Against Climate Change — Mentions Caribbean Models.

from the Sunday NY Times <; Buying Insurance Against Climate Change MAY 24, 2014 Photo The Alliance of Small Island States has been arguing for an international approach to dealing with losses from climate change. Here, Tarawa in Kiribati, an … Continue reading

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Aquaculture and Mariculture

The National Geographic Magazine for June, 2014, has an excellent article on aquaculture <;, an important resource management tool for small islands. Here’s a summary graphic:

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An NGO Making a Difference: South River Federation, Annapolis, MD

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College Grads Past 10 Years: Income Flat; Debts Up 35%

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Beavers versus Humans — A Case of Underfunded Infrastructure

The April 13th Bay Journal has a great OpEd by Tom Horton <; about Grace Brush’s research, and beavers, that spells it out: Chesapeake Born Core sediments reveal when a wetter Bay was wildly healthier By Tom Horton on April … Continue reading

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governance Big Data – Big Problem

The Big Caveats for Big Data, as summarized by Tom Simonite of the MIT Technology Review is at: Five Things Obama‚Äôs Big Data Experts Warned Him About The rise of big data techniques poses risks to society that call … Continue reading

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