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  • Role Playing - NYC Case Study Featured Case Study Role Playing - NYC Case Study Role Playing - NYC Case Study

    SUMMARY Students will apply a role-playing activity to explore the challenges facing climate change planning in New York City.  Radley Horton, lead climate scientist... More »

  • Unit: Geoengineering Featured Teaching Unit Unit: Geoengineering Unit: Geoengineering

    SUMMARY There is much unknown about the ramifications of large-scale deployment of geoengineering technologies.  Are they merely short-term fixes?  What are the... More »

  • HOW SUCCESS WORKS: Marine Sanctuary -... Featured Case Study HOW SUCCESS WORKS: Marine Sanctuary -... HOW SUCCESS WORKS: Marine Sanctuary -...

    SUMMARY The lesson plan provides a full menu for use from primary school to high school. Depending on the grade level and the unit of study that provides the context for a... More »

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SEES Interactions of Food Systems with Water and Energy Systems Webinar Last Updated on 2015-03-16 15:21:58 Please find the video recording of the recently held webinar for Dear Colleague Letter: SEES: Interactions of Food Systems with Water and Energy Systems, hosted by the NSF FEW Working Group on February 25, 2015. The recording has been converted into QuickTime for compatibility purposes, so please feel free to share this video with any colleagues you think might be interested. More »
Teaching about Complex Systems: The Nexus of Energy, Water, and Climate Last Updated on 2015-02-20 14:32:41   Title Teaching about Complex Systems: The Nexus of Energy, Water, and Climate Summary We have created an extensive resource library of articles and reports suitable for the high school to introductory college level on issues that surround the nexus of energy, water, and climate. The topic lends itself to rich discussions on complex systems about a critical issue facing society. There are three sections of the resource library: Focus on the Nexus includes resources that describe the interconnectivity of energy, water, and climate and resulting issues; The Big Picture contains reports that provide a broad overview on options to address society’s energy needs, water resources supply and demand, and drivers of climate change; and The Nexus Today contains readings on key manifestations of the nexus. The resources have been chosen carefully to paint a full picture of... More »
Climate Change and Agriculture: Sustainable Corn - CSCAP Last Updated on 2015-02-20 13:09:34   Jerry Hatfield, Laboratory Director for the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Ames, Iowa, and Director of the Midwest Climate Hub, gives a Keynote speech on climate change and agriculture. This presentation was made at the 2014 Resilient Agriculture National Conference, hosted by Iowa State University - Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems CAP (CSCAP). and the 25' x 25 Project Presentation Slides More »
Cover Crops and Climate Adaptation:Sustainable Corn - CSCAP Last Updated on 2015-02-20 12:32:22 Published on Feb 19, 2015 A brief overview of Andrea Basche's research with the Sustainable Corn Project. Basche is a PhD graduate student in agronomy at Iowa State University. Her research seeks to answer questions about the short-term and long-term impacts and benefits of planting cover crops, and if this practice helps to make corn and soybeans more resilient to variable weather. More »
Designs show how Boston could adapt as sea levels rise Last Updated on 2015-02-20 10:50:39 In 100 years, when rising sea levels are expected to spill over onto flood-prone Morrissey Boulevard, commuters may be able to ditch their cars in favor of an MBTA water taxi. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE More »