Browsing Posts tagged environment

Here’s what’s going on at the NASA Earth Observatory, brought to you by Fred Beyer at EarthSciTeach. World of Change: Yellow River Delta Once free to wander up and down the coast of the North China Plain, the Yellow River Delta has been shaped by levees, canals, and jetties in recent decades. Water Watchers In […]

BY DAVID BARGER As Mark Twain famously remarked, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” In today’s world of war and unrest, it is not hard to see that we all could use a little less of these things in our lives. Given the current economic climate, though, overseas travel is probably not making […]

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Ever since Charles Darwin published On the Origins of Species 150 years ago, the Galapagos Islands have always been of particular interests to scientist and environmentalist alike. Back then the diversity of species as they evolved in relative isolation formed some of the basis of Darwin’s ground-breaking and controversial scientific hypothesis. […]

BY DAVID BARGER If you live anywhere near me, you have probably heard the following during the last few weeks, “Yikes, is it cold out!”  A month or so earlier, you probably heard “Yikes, is it wet out!”  Preceded by “Yikes, is it  hot and dry…” Okay, you get the picture. Weather and climate conditions […]

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE In light of the recent earthquake in Haiti, it seems appropriate to offer up tools for teaching about the possibilities of natural disasters and preparations that can be done locally in our schools which may better prepare students for coping with the situation should it occur. To that end, the Red […]

BY BILL FERRIS The $1000 Planet Connect Environmental Grant deadline has been extended until November 15. If you read our post about last year’s grant, you know it’s awarded to the best solutions proposed by students to solve environmental problems.

BY BILL FERRIS America runs on electricity. And coal, and wind power, and hydroelectric, and Dunkin Donuts. Powering a Nation, a multimedia project from the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication, looks at the cost of our current energy situation, the possible alternatives, as well as the consequences of making the […]

BY REBECCAH HAINES With the Health Care Reform debate in the forefront of national news, other major legislation, such as the Climate Change Bill, has been pushed aside.  However, I have no doubt that the climate change issue will rise to the top again.  As a teacher, I feel it is my responsibility to make […]

BY BILL FERRIS Win a trip to Antarctica. Yes, that’s supposed to be an incentive. PolarTREC will send 36 teachers to the Arctic or Antarctic to work with polar research teams. They’ll take a mittens-on approach to learning about atmospheric chemistry, biology, history and culture in the coldest places on earth.

BY NICK YINGLING If Friday’s post didn’t instill in you a healthy fear and respect for hurricanes, I don’t know what will. Okay, so maybe I’m inflating my writing skills, but I hope it was useful. I promise that this posting is going to be interesting and useful. I’m a huge fan of the social […]