BRÉSIL • Les bulldozers arrivent au cœur de l’Amazonie Une centrale hydroélectrique sera bientôt construite à Belo Monte, sur le fleuve Xingu. Ce barrage, l’un des plus grands au monde, soulève la colère des populations indigènes et de nombreuses ONG. Enquête. Belo Monte. Situé dans le nord de l’Etat de Pará, au cœur de l’Amazonie, ce projet est aussi ambitieux que le canal de Panamá. Un raz de marée d’ouvriers C’est à Altamira que se concentrent la plupart des organisations qui s’opposent à la construction de Belo Monte. Pour l’instant, on ne perçoit qu’un léger accroissement démographique et une croissance plutôt désordonnée de l’économie locale. L’un des territoires indiens qui sera touché par Belo Monte est habité par l’ethnie juruna. D’autres dirigeants indiens d’Amazonie partagent l’opinion de Sheyla, et notamment Raoni, le populaire et médiatique chef du peuple indigène kayapo. L’une des autres grandes questions que pose le projet concerne un tronçon d’une centaine de kilomètres du Xingu, dans une région appelée la Volta Grande.
Geography Champions - Primary Geography Champions Network Earth Day 2012: History of Earth Day How the First Earth Day Came About By Senator Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day What was the purpose of Earth Day? How did it start? These are the questions I am most frequently asked. Actually, the idea for Earth Day evolved over a period of seven years starting in 1962. I continued to speak on environmental issues to a variety of audiences in some twenty-five states. After President Kennedy's tour, I still hoped for some idea that would thrust the environment into the political mainstream. I was satisfied that if we could tap into the environmental concerns of the general public and infuse the student anti-war energy into the environmental cause, we could generate a demonstration that would force this issue onto the political agenda. At a conference in Seattle in September 1969, I announced that in the spring of 1970 there would be a nationwide grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment and invited everyone to participate.
Geo-Primary Assessing Primary Geography Teacher assessment is a complex matter, but here are a few tools to help you with part of the process. Principles and purposes of assessment These are some special assessment tasks devised by teachers in Staffordshire and Derby. Recording pupils' progress These examples of recording grids are useful to help you devise your own. Working on your own moderating pupils' attainment can be very difficult.
Earth Day 2012 - the 42nd Anniversary More than one billion people in 192 countries took part in the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day. From Cairo to Beijing, Melbourne to Rome, Rio to St. Louis, communities everywhere stood united in their effort to Mobilize the Earth™. Together we reached A Billion Acts of Green® and demonstrated the breadth of support for strong, coordinated action to deal with our most pressing environmental challenges. Next up: the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Join the movement and add your voice to the campaign!
ProjectBritain.com - A resource of British Life and Culture in the UK by Woodlands Junior Earth Day 2012 UK Official name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Location: located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. It spans an archipelago including Great Britain, the northeastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands.Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK with a land border with another sovereign state, sharing it with the Republic of Ireland Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Sea, the North Sea, the English Channell, and the Irish Sea. The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and unitary state. It is a country consisting of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. It is governed by a parliamentary system with its seat of government in the capital city of London. Capital: LONDON Dependencies: The United Kingdom has sovereignty over seventeen territories which do not form part of the United Kingdom itself, 14 British Overseas Territories and three Crown Dependencies. Sources:
Earth Day 2010 Yesterday was Earth Day, since 1970 it's been a day set aside to remember and appreciate the Earth's environment, and all of our roles within it. As a way to help appreciate and observe our environment, I've collected 39 recent images here, each a glimpse into some aspect of the world around us, how it affects and sustains us, and how we affect it. Here's hoping everyone had a great Earth Day yesterday. (39 photos total) The most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth created to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer of our planet. Much of the information contained in this image came from a single remote-sensing device-NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS.
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