Firms to Invest in Food Production for World’s Poor Barry Malone/Reuters New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition seeks provide aid to farmers like these in Ethiopia. President Obama and the leaders of four African countries will introduce the group of 45 companies, the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, on Friday at a symposium on food security and agriculture that will begin the summit meeting of the industrialized nations this weekend at Camp David in Maryland. “We are never going to end hunger in Africa without private investment,” said Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development. “There are things that only companies can do, like building silos for storage and developing seeds and fertilizers.” The alliance includes well-known multinational giants like Monsanto, Diageo and Swiss Re as well as little-known businesses like Mullege, an Ethiopian coffee exporter. Almost all of the $22 billion has now been “budgeted and appropriated,” and 58 percent of it has been disbursed, Mr. Mr.
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Benjamin Franklin's Many "Hats" "Franklin, elder statesman of the Revolution and oldest signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, sat on the committee that drafted the Declaration, attended the Constitutional Convention, and distinguished himself as a diplomat. But he was a self-made man and self-educated intellectual colossus whose interests far transcended politics. He won international renown as a printer, publisher, author, philosopher, scientist, inventor, and philanthropist. On both sides of the Atlantic, he mingled with the social elite, whom he impressed with his sagacity, wit, and zest for life." These EDSITEment Lesson Plans relate to Benjamin Franklin's role as a founding father of the United States: Thinkfinity and EDSITEment have a wealth of resources about Franklin in his many different "hats" or roles. Sculptor — Hiram Powers (1805-1873) Neoclassical Art style Hiram Powers' Benjamin Franklin These EDSITEment lesson plans also deal with portraits that reveal character:
The Environmental Literacy Council - Urbanization Cities are where human civilization began; where the world's great universities, libraries, cathedrals, and museums are found. They have been the center of scientific discovery and technological innovation, of commerce and literacy. However, even in ancient times, cities were also congested ? metropolitan Rome and Carthage each had nearly one million inhabitants. There has been a major shift of the population over the previous century. At the beginning of the 20th century, most of the world's population lived in rural areas; now more than half live in urban areas. There are now 23 "megacities" which each have populations over 10 million. There is also a wide array of environmental benefits to growing cities. Urbanization of the World This brief page gives an overview of urbanization, from the origin of cities to the urbanization of developing countries. U.S. Urban Ecosystems Series This is a series of five Science NetLinks lessons written by Dr.
Energy Flow Through Ecosystems Summary:The objective of this lesson plan is to give students a basic understanding of how energy flows through an ecosystem by introducing them to the concepts of food chains and energy pyramids. Included in this lesson are two small group activities and a power point presentation. The power point presentation provides the students with fundamental knowledge about one way that organisms in an ecosystem interact and depend on one another. By using the power point lecture, the students are able to visualize food chains and energy pyramids. Main Curriculum Tie: Science - BiologyStandard 1 Objective 1Summarize how energy flows through an ecosystem. Materials: LCD projector and classroom computer 1 computer for every 2 students Graph paper Microsoft PowerPoint Internet Access on each computer Attachments Ecological_Food_Chains.ppt Teacher PowerPoint Presentation Student Prior Knowledge: Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of ecosystems and organism interactions. Extensions:
Grit Curriculum Lesson: The Perseverance Walk Student: During your life so far, what has been one of the biggest goals you've set and you were able to achieve? Man: Well, when I was high school age, I thought that it would be-- Amy: You're going to need to pick somebody, could be a relative, could be somebody in school. It could be a neighbor who has shown grit and your job is to interview that person. Student: Yeah. Amy: He got to set his goal. The City Solution At the time of Jack the Ripper, a hard time for London, there lived in that city a mild-mannered stenographer named Ebenezer Howard. He's worth mentioning because he had a large and lingering impact on how we think about cities. Howard was bald, with a bushy, mouth-cloaking mustache, wire-rim spectacles, and the distracted air of a seeker. His job transcribing speeches did not fulfill him. He dabbled in spiritualism; mastered Esperanto, the recently invented language; invented a shorthand typewriter himself. London in the 1880s, you see, was booming, but it was also bursting with people far more desperate than Howard. Urban planning in the 20th century sprang from that horrified perception of 19th-century cities. The tide of urbanization must be stopped, Howard argued, by drawing people away from the cancerous metropolises into new, self-contained "garden cities." And here's one more change since then: Urbanization is now good news. Spillover works best face-to-face.
The Nitrogen Cycle Game | UCAR Center for Science Education The Nitrogen Cycle Nitrogen is an element that is found in living things like plants and animals, dead things like fallen leaves and dear animals, and non-living things like air and water. The nitrogen cycle is one of the biogeochemical cycles and is very important for ecosystems. Nitrogen cycles slowly, stored in reservoirs such as the atmosphere, living organisms, soils, and oceans along its way. Most of the nitrogen on Earth is in the atmosphere. Approximately 80% of the molecules in Earth’s atmosphere are made of two nitrogen atoms bonded together. Certain actions of humans are causing changes to the nitrogen cycle and the amount of nitrogen that is stored in reservoirs.
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