he Indian city of Cochin is now home to the first international airport that is completely powered by solar energy. Local officials in the Indian state of Kerala marked the opening of a Cochin International Airport's massive solar plant Tuesday.
"Australia urged the UN's World Heritage Committee to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the 'in danger' list to protect their tourism industry. But that doesn't mean the ecological treasure is not in danger."
In its 2014 Annual Report, Goldman compares the potential of the renewables market to that of the Internet, “Mass market adoption of any new, disruptive industry often takes a path of early enthusiasm followed by market rejection, volatility and ultimately, acceptance. This was true of the Internet, and evidence suggests a similar course when it comes to clean technology and renewable energy.”
A large majority of Arizona residents believe the world’s temperature has been rising and that global warming will be a serious problem for the nation if nothing is done to curb it, according to a survey conducted by the University of Arizona’s Institute of the Environment and Stanford University. The survey also found that more than 70 percent of Arizonans support government action to reduce global warming, and a majority of state residents believe people are at least partly to blame for the planet’s warmer temperatures.
Linda Alexander's insight:
The percentage is much higher than anticipated, although it should actually be 100%....
As I shared in my previous post on 21st Century Facilities, the first consideration when creating a 21st century learning environment is the Physical Environment. This has two components - the facilities and the schoolyard.I would like to introduce the concept of the Living Schoolyard, a phrase coined by Sharon Danks, CEO of Green Schoolyards America. I have also been a long time fan of The Edible Schoolyard project, and Sharon's work has taken my knowledge and understanding of 21st century schoolyards to a whole new level.Not only do Living Schoolyards boost academic achievement, they
A new study shows that birds use two highly stereotyped postures to avoid obstacles in flight. The study could open the door to new ways to program drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles to avoid similar obstacles.
Linda Alexander's insight:
Biomimicry at its best...or worst (depending on how you feel about drones)
"On April 20, TIME for Kids (TFK) is hosting a unique opportunity for teachers and students from around the world to hear from famous primatologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall, through a live, interactive webinar presentation ..."
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