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    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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Arctic climate change case studies using indigenous knowledge Last Updated on 2015-07-09 00:12:54 This is Section 3.4 of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Lead Authors: Henry Huntington, Shari Fox; Contributing Authors: Fikret Berkes, Igor Krupnik; Case Study Authors are identified on specific case studies; Consulting Authors: Anne Henshaw,Terry Fenge, Scot Nickels, Simon Wilson Indigenous perspectives on the changing Arctic vary widely over time and space, as may be expected given the differences between the histories, cultures, ways of life, social and economic situations, geographical locations, and other characteristics of the many peoples of the region. These perspectives cannot be illustrated by generalizations nor, in the space allotted and with the materials currently available, comprehensively for the entire Arctic. The case studies used in the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment were chosen as illustrations of indigenous perspectives on climate change, and were drawn... More »
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Speed Science Fact Sheet: No -Tillage Impacts on Soil Carbon, Nitrogen and Water - CSCAP Last Updated on 2015-06-08 14:52:46 This Speed Science Fact Sheet and presentation videos are approved for use in educational, research and extension settings. The fact sheets were developed and presented as "Speed Science" by the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems CAP (CSCAP). The CSCAP is a transdisciplinary partnership among 11 institutions creating new science and educational opportunities. It seeks to increase resilience and adaptability of Midwest agriculture to more volatile weather patterns by identifying farmer practices and policies that increase sustainability while meeting crop demand. View or Print Full Size Fact Sheet pdf >> No -Tillage Impacts on Soil Carbon, Nitrogen and Water View >> Speed Science Video : No - Tillage Impacts on Soil Carbon, Nitrogen and Water See More >> CSCAP Collection - Speed Science Factsheets Printable flyer >> About CSCAP... More »
Video: TED Talks series - Greg Stone: Saving the Ocean One Island at a Time Last Updated on 2015-05-27 16:57:45 17:16 minutes TED Talks series, FILMED APR 2010 • POSTED NOV 2010 • Mission Blue Voyage Aboard Mission Blue, scientist Greg Stone tells the story of how he helped the Republic of Kiribati create an enormous protected area in the middle of the Pacific -- protecting fish, sealife and the island nation itself. Stone wants to explain to the audience his experience of working to protect islands and their surrounding marine life from sea level rise. Sea levels are rising, and Kiribati, along with 42 other nations in the world, will be under water within 50 to 100 years. Some of the islands have already gone under water... What do we do with displaced fellow earthlings that no longer have a home on the planet?" (Greg Stone) Watch >> TED Talks: Greg Stone: Saving the Ocean One Island at a Time Listen >> TED... More »