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News and Information for Planet Earth

News and Information for Planet Earth
Welcome to the new Ecology Global Network Apr 19 EARTH is Number 1! While economic losses from natural disasters are higher in developed nations, more than 95% of human losses occur in developing countries. How Public Spaces Make Cities Work SKYSCAPES and CLOUDSCAPES

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Center for Health and the Global Environment Here are some simple ways you can work to protect biodiversity -- and human health! Making small changes in your food, your transportation, and your home can have significant impacts. Here's how: Eat Sustainable Food Environmental & Social Awareness Games The following is a list of environmental & social issue games. Most of these green games are suited for people of all ages, but some games contain themes geared toward adult issues. Bacteria Salad - Food safety game where you have to grow tomatoes or spinach without making people sick from e. coli or salmonella. Food Import Folly – Become the FDA and prevent contaminated food goods from entering the USA. Free online flash game about the import security of food goods.

How the Moon Affects the Date of Easter Friday (April 6) brings us the first full moon of the new spring season. The official moment that the moon turns full is 19:19 UT, or 3:19 p.m. EDT. Traditionally, the April full moon is known as "the Pink Moon," supposedly as a tribute to the grass pink or wild ground phlox, considered one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other monikers include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and, among coastal Native American tribes, the Full Fish Moon, for when the shad came upstream to spawn.

Live Green - Top 5 Reasons Why Cast Iron Is The Greenest Choice For Non-Stick Cooking - StumbleUpon Dependable, that’s what cast iron is. It will last for centuries if properly cared for, and it has a natural non-stick surface that’s eco-friendly. Dependable, that’s what cast iron is. Ten Recent Advances in Evolution By Carl Zimmer Posted 10.26.09 NOVA To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Origin of Species, here's a list—by no means exhaustive—of some of the biggest advances in evolutionary biology over the past decade. These advances include not just a better understanding of how this or that group of species first evolved, but insights into the evolutionary process itself. In some cases those insights would have given Darwin himself a pleasant jolt of surprise.

www.pbs.org/teachers/sciencetech/inventory/ecology-912-interactiveonlineactivity.html Source: NPR: Climate Connections Investigate the roots and hazards of climate change while exploring this interactive world map by topic or by region. Learn about the causes and effects of global warming, the search for solutions and what humans can do to remedy the problem. Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Subjects: Science & Tech Science Writer - Help with Lab Reports Welcome to CAST Science Writer, the tool that supports students in writing lab and class reports. This tool is geared toward middle school and high school students. Check out the supports and help available in Science Writer described below. Or click the "Take a Tour" button above to see how Science Writer works. A Report Structure

Recycling Around the World - Alan Taylor - In Focus November 15 is America Recycles Day, an annual event launched in 1997 by the National Recycling Coalition. The need to reuse and recycle raw materials has never been as urgent as it is today. The human race has reached a worldwide population of 7 billion, and America is responsible for consuming a disproportionate share of the planet's resources.

s Green Spring Cleaning Guide Spring cleaning can seem daunting, and adding eco-consciousness to the mix only increases the stress. Sure, you want to spruce your home up for the season, but it can be tough to know where to start. Don’t worry. Ecology - Amazing Science Online! Ecology is the study of organisms and their interaction with the environment. Ecosystems are important to the humans and all life because they maintain the natural balance and environment that all life (including humans) depends on to survive. This page contain resources on ecosystems, food chains, food webs, relationships, conservation, biodiversity and the impact of humans on the environment.

The Thinking Classroom: Ways of Thinking Effective thinking-centered instruction aims to achieve two educational objectives: To cultivate the active use of knowledge, and To help students become self-regulated learners. Toward that end, this section of The Thinking Classroom highlights four thinking-centered approaches for infusing high-level thinking instruction into your regular curriculum. The Ways of Teaching Thinking region features a preview and description of each of the approaches. Why These Four Approaches? The four approaches to teaching thinking represent some of the research and products of the Harvard's Cognitive Skills Group.

Bhutan To Be First Country to Go 100% Organic If there was ever a nation that could see the purpose behind organic, sustainable farming, it would be a nation that is composed mostly of farmers. Such a place does exist, and it soon may be the first nation to go 100% organic, paving the way for others to do the same on a global scale. The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is known for a high level of citizen happiness, but it is doing something even more noteworthy in the near future. With Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley making a major announcement regarding the organic farming project at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development which took place last month, the move has made national headlines. It’s called the National Organic Policy, and it is fueled by the simple concept that working ‘in harmony with nature’ will yield the most powerful results — all without sacrificing human health or the environment. “By working in harmony with nature, they can help sustain the flow of nature’s bounties.”

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