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Jun 14 2013

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network

The Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) offers a fine range of educational materials for educators hoping to build their students’ “understanding of the core ideas in climate and energy science.” Visitors can look over the What’s New area to learn about updated lesson plans, classroom activities, and featured resources like “Soil Microbes and Global Warming.” Users shouldn’t miss the Browse the Reviewed Educational Resources area. Here they can learn about scientifically and pedagogically reviewed digital resources for teaching about climate science, organized by resource type and grade level. Some of these activities include “What is the fate of CO2 produced by fossil fuel combustion?” and “Paleoclimates and Pollen.” Additionally, visitors can sign up to join the CLEAN community and access more webinars and workshops, become a CLEAN reviewer, or learn about new resources as they are released.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 21, May 24, 2013]


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Sep 14 2011

Sustainable Development Headlines From Global Issues

  1. Development: ‘Boomerang Aid Enriches Donors’
  2. Bolivia: Rainforest Road Will Have Environmental and Cultural Impacts
  3. Climate Change: Nepali Women Sow a Secure Future
  4. U.S., Eu Sign Pact To Combat Fishing ‘piracy’ On High Seas
  5. Mexico: Traditional Maize Can Cope with Climate Change
  6. Developing Countries’ Designs For The Green Climate Fund
  7. Environment: Shrimp Farm Certification: Mere Greenwashing?
  8. Cote D’Ivoire: Suspended Exports Dent Scrap Metal Dealers’ Prospects
  9. Q&A: Africa Keen to Ensure Kyoto Protocol Survives
  10. Citizen Actions Turn Up The Heat For A Warming Planet


[Source: Global Issues News Headlines, 6th-13th September, 2011]


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Apr 23 2009

Photo Essay: 10 Environmental Challenges We’ve Got to Solve

How climate change affects both nature and human worldwide? Climate change and a rapidly growing middle class are putting enormous pressure on the Earth. Unless we innovate ourselves out this dire situation, the planet is in peril…

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Mar 27 2009

Farmers Face Growing Climate Change Dilemma: Scientist

Source: Reuters – Farmers of the future will have to use cattle and sheep that belch less methane, crops that emit far less planet-warming nitrous oxide and become experts in reporting their greenhouse gas emissions to the government.

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