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Obama Opens First Gender-Neutral Bathrooms at White House. The White House has opened its first gender-neutral restroom in what is seen as a symbolic step by President Barack Obama to protect the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the workplace.
White House spokesman Jeff Tiller said the "all-gender restroom" is in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building where many employees have meetings and offices and is next door to the West Wing which houses the president's offices. The initiative is the latest in a series of actions by Obama to support the LGBT community. On Wednesday, the president issued an executive order barring companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against LGBT staff. Obama Opens First Gender-Neutral Bathrooms at White House.
Alex Lin Helps Reduce E-Waste⎢TakePart TV. Study: Transgender youth aren’t confused about their gender identity. Brennan Linsley, AP (File)In this 2013 file photo, Coy Mathis (left), a 6-year-old transgender girl, plays with her sister, Auri, 2, center, at their home in Fountain, Colo.
A new study of transgender youth indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity or pretense. The study with 32 transgender children, ages 5 to 12, was led by psychological scientist Kristina Olson of the University of Washington, and is one of the first to explore gender identity in transgender children using implicit measures that operate outside conscious awareness. The paper’s findings, published in the February edition of the journal Psychological Science, counter the belief that transgender children are too young to understand what gender means. Growing Need Prompts Maine Med to Open Gender Clinic. Patty Wight reports on Maine Medical Center's new Gender Clinic at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.
PORTLAND, Maine - As of this year, the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center officially has a gender clinic. Though the hospital has treated transgender youth for several years, the number of patients is growing, from just four patients in 2010 to now more than 50. Transgender teen's acceptance an act of love for family. DETROIT — Roz Keith's first inkling that her youngest child, the one who never liked frilly dresses or girly things, might be different came about eight years ago.
The little girl she and her husband named Olivia was playing in the bathtub, and declared: "I'm a boy! " "I said, 'OK. Do you want to be a boy? '" Call Him Hunter. We are a group of moms who have come together because we have a transgender child.
We live all across the United States. For Youth — Trans Youth Equality Foundation. High-Tech Trash. June is the wet season in Ghana, but here in Accra, the capital, the morning rain has ceased.
As the sun heats the humid air, pillars of black smoke begin to rise above the vast Agbogbloshie Market. Living on Earth: E-waste Youth Activist. Air Date: Week of January 4, 2008 stream/download this segment as an MP3 file.
Scratch Projects. Global Warming and the American Pika. The tiny pika, a cousin of the rabbit that lives on mountain peaks in the western United States, is running out of options.
In fact, they have already disappeared from over one-third of their previously known habitat in Oregon and Nevada. Now, the situation is so dire that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering the pika for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Because these small mammals have adapted to cold alpine conditions, pikas are intolerant of high temperatures and can die from overheating when exposed for just a few hours. Support National Wildlife Federation's work to protect pikas and other wildlife struggling to survive climate change, habitat loss and other threats >> Adapted to Cold Weather.
Piles of thrown-out TVs, laptops and phones pose an environmental risk. Christmas gifts from past years meet a sad end at Absolute Green Electronics Recycling in California.
Computers are dismantled. Their parts get sorted into cardboard bins. One bin holds nothing but hard drives. Another holds AC adapters. Bins stretch in rows across a huge warehouse. India's Environment Problem: Disposing Electronic Waste. The high-pitched, nasal call of the neighborhood scrap collector is a familiar weekend sound in most Indian neighborhoods.
In Noida, a quiet satellite city of New Delhi, Ashu Kumar has been collecting old newspapers, phones, computers, digital recorders and refrigerators for the past five years. Climate change. Teen activists- climate. Climate Change Threatens Penguins (ActionBioscience) ActionBioscience.org is a resource of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. September 2009. Global Warming Effects Map - Effects of Global Warming. Drive. One Teenager’s Female-To-Male Story: Going Through Puberty Twice. Dr. Annie Brewster Guest Contributor Zachary went through puberty twice, first as a girl, then as a boy, after he started taking hormones. Alex Lin - Turning E-Waste Into E-Treasure.
Alex Lin was a boy who was just reading the newspaper one day. Alex Lin, Teenage Activist. He's overseen the recycling of 300,000 pounds of e-waste. He's successfully lobbied the Rhode Island state legislature to ban the dumping of electronics. He's used refurbished computers to create media centers in developing countries like Cameroon and Sri Lanka to foster computer literacy. Teen Activists and Issues. Nicole Maines. Transgender%20policy.pdf.
Effects. Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. Effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves. Taken as a whole, the range of published evidence indicates that the net damage costs of climate change are likely to be significant and to increase over time. Scientists have high confidence that global temperatures will continue to rise for decades to come, largely due to greenhouse gases produced by human activities.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which includes more than 1,300 scientists from the United States and other countries, forecasts a temperature rise of 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century. Future effects Temperatures will continue to rise. The 14-Year-Old Voice of the Climate Change Generation. Transgender Teen Awarded $75,000 in School Restroom Lawsuit.
Climate Change Research. Penguins suffering from climate change, scientists say. Climate change. :≤ Penguins. Global Warming and the American Pika. Global Warming and the American Pika. Pika. Amazing Facts About Adelie Penguins. Animals- choices for research. Climate change is doing "widespread and consequential" harm to animals and plants, which are struggling to adapt to new conditions, according to a major report released Monday. A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change. Amazing Facts About Adelie Penguins. Climate change: the effects on ocean animals. The “poster child” for global warming is the polar bear. But many other animals are already feeling the effects of global climate change on the oceans. Climate Change Impacts & Threats. Polar Bears. Island Institute.
A Climate of Change Workshop | Ocean Acidification Island and coastal communities are on the front line of environmental changes associated with climate change and ocean acidification. A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change. Impacts & Adaptation. ARKive - Discover the world's most endangered species.