Mapping Human Vulnerability to Climate Change (via GIS and Science)

First global map suggests climate change will have greatest impact 
on the populations least responsible for causing the problem Researchers already study how various species of plants and animals migrate in response to climate change. Now, Jason Samson, a PhD candidate in McGill University’s Department of Natural Resource Sciences, has taken the innovative step of […]

Juvenile Justice Military Style (via Chrisy58’s Weblog)

Published on Sunday, August 22, 2010 by CommonDreams.org Juvenile Justice Military Style by Christopher Brauchli O neglectful nature, wherefore art thou thus partial, becoming to some of thy children a tender and benignant mother, to others a most cruel and ruthless stepmother? — Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks It’s a valuable lesson we’re being taught […]

Activity-permissive classrooms: Letting students stand, fidget, and just be

KW: I have always resisted our culture’s desire to have people “sit down and shut up.” As a high school student, I wrote a poem about a school girl’s foot, making circles under her desk. As a new teacher, I seethed when I was told that the first rule in my first grade classroom must […]

The Associated Press: Climate warming gases rising faster than expected

The Associated Press: Climate warming gases rising faster than expected Posted using ShareThis Despite widespread concern over global warming, humans are adding carbon to the atmosphere even faster than in the 1990s, researchers warned Saturday… The largest factor in this increase is the widespread adoption of coal as an energy source, Field said, “and without […]

Plum Island: Moving it good or bad and will it happen?

KW: Plum Island, a small island off the coast of Long Island, is an animal research center that the federal government operates. It is difficult to decide if closing it, cleaning it up, and moving it to Kansas would be good or bad. And, that means: Would it be good or bad for Long Island […]

New study: Men overspend to attract mates

(excerpt from) Live Science Ooga Ooga! Men Overspend to Attract Mates By Jeanna Bryner, Senior Writer /  10 December 2008 Men are hardwired after eons of evolution to overspend, a new study suggests. Their maxed-out credit cards and mega-purchases have been tied to their desire to attract mates. The biggest male spenders in the survey […]

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