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Rio+20 - Pictures of the World

Rio+20 - Pictures of the World | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it

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"Rio+20 presents world leaders the opportunity to create a new paradigm of sustainable lifestyles - for the rich and poor alike, as well as for everyone in between. Ensuring that our future needs can be met, and balancing our consumption with the environmental limits of the planet, is a collective effort that will impact all levels of society."


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A History of Global Warming, In Just 35 Seconds

A History of Global Warming, In Just 35 Seconds | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Move over, temperature spiral. A new animation shows what global warming looks like in more than 100 countries.
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Cool the Planet? Geoengineering Is Easier Said Than Done

Cool the Planet? Geoengineering Is Easier Said Than Done | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
With the world facing increased warming, melting ice caps, rising sea levels, intense weather events and other global disasters, scientists are exploring ways to re-engineer the planet to counter the effects of global warming.
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Grow your own lamp out of mushrooms and hemp

Grow your own lamp out of mushrooms and hemp | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Mushrooms are disgusting, but growing a lamp out of fungi is both weird and cool. That’s the idea behind New York-based biomaterials company Ecovative design, which sells mushroom an
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Sea Level Rise Accelerates As Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet Intensifies

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Global warming could shift rainfall patterns

Global warming could shift rainfall patterns | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Dry areas could become drier while the wet areas get wetter.
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Climate Change and Energy Curricula - Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy

Climate Change and Energy Curricula - Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Climate Generation offers a suite of Grades 3-12 curriculum resources in the form of curriculum guides, as well as online modules that can be downloaded fo

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Researchers develop recycling for carbon fiber composites

Researchers develop recycling for carbon fiber composites | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
A WSU research team for the first time has developed a promising way to recycle the popular carbon fiber plastics that are used in everything from modern airplanes and sporting goods to the wind energy industry.
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Pupil power: how students are turning schools green

Pupil power: how students are turning schools green | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
A scheme encouraging young people to take the lead on environmental projects is changing habits, growing leaders – and saving schools money
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There Are So Many Amazing Ways to Fight Food Waste -- This Documentary Is Here to Show You How

There Are So Many Amazing Ways to Fight Food Waste -- This Documentary Is Here to Show You How | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
It's massive: a new film by Anthony Bourdain takes on America’s gargantuan food waste problem.
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Ong Yee Jing's comment, August 15, 5:17 AM
I feel that food waste is a very big problem in Singapore as Singaporeans waste a lot of food every day. It can be seen everywhere from our homes to hawker centres where there is often leftover food in the bowls and plates. Also, in supermarkets, we often pick fruits and vegetables that are in the best condition despite knowing the rest are still edible. We throw away food that have already expired even though they can still be consumed for a certain period of time after the expiry date. On the personal level, some solutions to food waste include only taking and buying what we can consume. We are often tempted by the deals and promotions at supermarkets and restaurants and would end up with more food than we can consume to make our money more worth it. We can also request to take away our leftover food at restaurants so that it would not go to waste. In addition, we can donate canned food that are nearing their expiry dates to food bank for it to be redistributed to people in need. As restaurants or bakeries, they should not overestimate the amount of ingredient they need in order to cut down waste at the end of the day. They can also donate their leftover food such as bread and dishes to food bank. Supermarkets should encourage shoppers to not be over picky about the appearance of their fruits and vegetables as a lot of food is wasted when the fruits and vegetables that do not meet the requirement of the supermarket in terms of looks. This is encouraged when shoppers only pick the best-looking fruits and vegetables even though the ones with some slight defects can still be eaten.
Siah Bing Ze's comment, August 15, 10:10 AM
food waste is also a prevalent problem in singapore. however, this article talks only about how individuals waste food and methods to solve these despite the fact that most amounts of food waste come from the many other areas such as when before the food reaches consumers, distributors throw alot of them out and even farmers sieve out lots food which looks abit different from the rest. theres also another area in which food is wasted, which is at buffets. all these wastage is not done on purpose by these companies but instead the fact that they want profit. they are forced to waste so much food in order to maximise profit. therefore, more measures should be targetted at these other areas instead of just the consumers such as implementing a tax for the amount of food wasted, giving a disincentive for companies to throw away food that may look a bit different just for profit. there can also be easier process for redistribution of unwanted food to reduce the amount of food waste wasted that can be sustained through the money funded by the taxes gained from the previous measure. these are small little measures that target the area where majority of food is wasted and will go a long way.
Jonathan Ngoh's comment, August 15, 11:33 AM
Food waste, in my opinion, can be regarded as one of the most foolish things that Man has brought upon this world. While at times food waste under a small scale, it inevitable situations can be understandable, food wastage is often the result of greed, laziness, and convenience. One example would be the large scale wasting of food produce by agricultural companies, simply because the products do not meet basic marketing standards. These products however could be perfectly safe and taste just as pleasant as products that are deemed “acceptable”. Firms aren’t the only ones responsible for food wastage. People in our society are also contributing to the large amounts of food wastage yearly; buying excess food so they don’t have to go grocery shopping that often, or taking more than they can finish at buffets. There exists a lack of simple graciousness among people today, and it infuriates me to when I come to know of this. Hopefully people will actually realise the number of people that are literally starving due to a lack of food in their countries, and actually grow a heart and not waste food. In my opinion, wasting food is equivalent to taking good edible food and slapping a starving person’s face with it, before throwing it on the floor before him and crushing it to smithereens. Essentially, we are insulting these poor starving people, and this has to stop.
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3 modern Instructional Designer Skills for creating a cohesive learning experience

3 modern Instructional Designer Skills for creating a cohesive learning experience | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Instructional Designers are trained in the latest cutting edge technologies and are adept at using creative techniques to build custom training solutions. They are known for their passion for learning, along with their writing, researching, and communication skills. They must also be effective project managers and flexible problem solvers. These Instructional Designer skills are necessary but will be insufficient unless they are applied with a “learner first” philosophy, which places the needs of the learner ahead of the presentation of the content in the eLearning course. Here are 3 modern Instructional Designer skills the experts use to focus on the needs of their learner:

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This Startup Is Building A Fitness Tracker For The Planet

This Startup Is Building A Fitness Tracker For The Planet | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
It seems like everything is tracked and measured these days. Order a pizza, and you get a notification when it’s put in the oven. Curious about how many times an NBA player (any player) dribbles per possession? That information is neatly presented on the league’s official site. Even dreams are being produced, collected, and analyzed as part of our “quantified self” data.

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California Sun Produces So Much Power That Electricity Prices Turn Negative - Good News Network

California Sun Produces So Much Power That Electricity Prices Turn Negative - Good News Network | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
That beautiful California sun has been shining so strongly, that – for the first time ever – electricity prices have gone into the negative.

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Scientists Just Made Food From Electricity

Scientists Just Made Food From Electricity | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it




A batch of single-cell protein has been produced by using electricity and carbon dioxide in a joint study by the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Protein produced in this way can be further developed for use as food and animal feed. The method releases food production from restrictions related to the environment. The protein can be produced anywhere renewable energy, such as solar energy, is available."In practice, all the raw materials are available from the air. In the future, the technology can be transported to, for instance, deserts and other areas facing famine. One possible alternative is a home reactor, a type of domestic appliance that the consumer can use to produce the needed protein," explains Juha-Pekka Pitkänen, principal scientist at VTT.Along with food, the researchers are developing the protein to be used as animal feed. The protein created with electricity can be used as a fodder replacement, thus releasing land areas for other purposes, such as forestry. It allows food to be produced where it is needed.$$!ad_code_content_spilt_video_ad!$$"Compared to traditional agriculture, the production method currently under development does not require a location with the conditions for agriculture, such as the right temperature, humidity or a certain soil type. This allows us to use a completely automatised process to produce the animal feed required in a shipping container facility built on the farm. The method requires no pest-control substances. Only the required amount of fertiliser-like nutrients is used in the closed process. This allows us to avoid any environmental impacts, such as runoffs into water systems or the formation of powerful greenhouse gases," says Professor Jero Ahola of LUT.Tenfold energy efficiencyAccording to estimates by the researchers, the process of creating food from electricity can be nearly 10 times as energy-efficient as common photosynthesis, which is used for cultivation of soy and other products. For the product to be competitive, the production process must become even more efficient. 

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Carbon dioxide must be removed from the atmosphere to avoid extreme climate change, say scientists

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Former NASA Climate Chief Warns That Earth Could Become “Practically Ungovernable”

Former NASA Climate Chief Warns That Earth Could Become “Practically Ungovernable” | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Expert believes sea levels will be a bigger problem than temperatures in the future.
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What Trump's Decision to Withdraw From the Climate Accord Means for Teachers

What Trump's Decision to Withdraw From the Climate Accord Means for Teachers | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Teachers are grappling with how to present the recent overhaul in the federal government's stance on environmental issues.
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To Help Save the Planet, This Entrepreneur Builds Sustainable Farms in Urban Cities

To Help Save the Planet, This Entrepreneur Builds Sustainable Farms in Urban Cities | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
This CEO and co-founder is focusing his efforts on sustainable farming -- one city at a time.

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The Arctic Is Rapidly Turning Green, and It's a Serious Problem

The Arctic Is Rapidly Turning Green, and It's a Serious Problem | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Researchers have determined that thinning Artic sea ice has caused a massive bloom of phytoplankton that is growing under it.
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Engineering Nature: How Improved Photosynthesis Could Feed the World

Engineering Nature: How Improved Photosynthesis Could Feed the World | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
In terms of plants, the concept of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) often refers to the insertion of genetic information from one species of plant to another so that the recipient plant gains a desirable trait. This process has been used extensively to improve crop yields. For example, one type of rice has been made waterproof so that yields aren’t affected by heavy floods from typhoons.

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The Arctic Is a Profoundly Different Place Now

The Arctic Is a Profoundly Different Place Now | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
The changes in the region are so significant they will have implications across the globe
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Wong Jun Hao's comment, August 10, 8:46 AM
The article has worried me because it has shown me once again the devastating effects Climate Change can have on humans and the environment. Indeed, it is shocking to see the remotely cold places of our earth starting to rain and even the presence of microorganism that has been unprecedented in history. It is thus a stark reminder to us once again that it is paramount for us to take immediate action to reduce our carbon emissions that would contribute to global warming. This task however huge it may be, is possible for individuals to make an impact as well even through personal action, such as using public transport instead of driving our cars, alternative means to using air conditions that use a lot of energy on warm days, or just planting more trees near our house and many more. All this however trivial and unnecessary they may seem, prove to make a huge difference to the climate of our planet when we accumulate these actions every day
Tan Wei Ling's comment, August 12, 1:01 AM
It is disheartening to once again be reminded of the harsh realities that climate change is bringing about to our world. I feel that the loss of habitats for many Arctic creatures is an alarming sight. Because ice melts at a faster rate now, animals such as polar bears and penguins may lose their homes or their source of food. Also, the rise in sea levels may cause floods in neighbouring countries that can be deadly. The rise in temperatures in the Arctic also ruins habitats and living conditions for some animals that may cause deaths. Indeed, the effects of climate change are not only observed in the Arctic, but also other parts of the world. Rapidly changing climates and extreme weather conditions, as well as the increased prevalence in natural disasters, are other instances of the harm climate change brings about. As individuals living in today's world, we can each play a part in reducing climate change. We can start from our homes, by switching off appliances when not in use and saving electricity in general. We can also use public transport instead of private vehicles to reduce carbon emissions. These actions may seem insignificant, but with combined cooperation and effort, I am certain that we will be able to make an impact on climate change and reduce it.
Siah Bing Ze's comment, August 15, 10:43 AM
it is disheartening to know that the climate change has had so many negative implications on our world. some of the impacts includes temperatures rising twice as fast in the Arctic , rising sea levels, loss of habitat, unpredictable weather. its hard to imagine that all of these has been caused by us humans and we really should make a conscious effort to change it. in order to slow global warming, we should limit carbon dioxide emissions. reducing carbon dioxide emissions might also allow the sea ice cover to recover. therefore we should all play our part in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and these measures will go a long way.
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How Google is disrupting the education system

How Google is disrupting the education system | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Google has unveiled plans to use its Squared Online course to disrupt the education system, as it says it is “successfully” merging classroom and online learning styles, something it claims rival tech firms have failed to do.

“Squared Online bridges the gap between the classic classroom experience, where you can’t get scale, and e-learning that can sometimes be a bit dry. It offers a more experiential learning experience,” says Shuvo Saha, director of the Google Digital Academy.

The course focuses on digital marketing and is split into five modules which look at disruption, how tech is changing businesses, the rise of social and mobile, data analytics and insights.

Squared Online originally began as a face-to-face class, but the tech giant soon realised it needed more scale and so decided to create an online interactive classroom. To do this it collaborated with Avado, a professional coaching company.

This allowed it to move from 30 people attending classes three to four times a year to working with up to 400 people at a time, in a much more collaborative way.

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Could be good. Depends on what is being "taught."

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Earth Day 2017 - 4K Earth Views From Space

Our planet is beautiful. In honor of Earth Day 2017, enjoy Ultra High Definition views of our home planet captured from 250 miles up on the Internationa
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Check Out “The Global Jukebox” For Folk Music From Around The World

Check Out “The Global Jukebox” For Folk Music From Around The World | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
The Global Jukebox is an amazing repository of folks songs from all over the world. They’re organized in a couple of ways, including geographically. Here’s how they describe themselves:…

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Play | Reach for the Sun | Games for Change

Play | Reach for the Sun | Games for Change | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Manage your plant to make as many seeds as possible before winter comes in this educational resource management simulation.

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In the past years in the U.S. many people have stopped skateboarding. Even though it has dropped in the U.S. skateboarding has become more popular in many countries around the world. Professional skateboarding has also became more common around the world. In the U.S. in 2006 10.13 million people participated in skateboarding, but in a 2015 only 6.44 million americans participated in skateboarding.  The cause of the numbers declining may be because of the number of injuries included in the sport. Also, police have started cracking down on skateboarding in towns and in some towns skateboarding is banned from the public. Even though the number of skateboarding participants has dropped there are still many skateboarders in the U.S.