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Why You Should Eat Bugs

Why You Should Eat Bugs | sc.environnement | Scoop.it
We tried them

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MÉDICAMENT: Un « ordinateur chimique » qui prévoit la biologie moléculaire

MÉDICAMENT: Un « ordinateur chimique » qui prévoit la biologie moléculaire | sc.environnement | Scoop.it
C'est un langage de programmation des processus de biologie moléculaire qui va prévoir comment les molécules d'ADN vont interagir entre elles aussi bien dans un tube à essai, dans le cas d'un mélange chimique, ou au niveau cellulaire, comme dans...
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Philippines floods: the aftermath

Philippines floods: the aftermath | sc.environnement | Scoop.it
The torrential rains that caused widespread flooding in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, have left the city reeling...

 

This is a grim, but captivating photo gallery showing how people adapt to environmental disasters.  Human settlements are vulnerable to disasters based on their environmental situations but people still display an amazingly capacity to be resilient in the face of danger.  "The torrential rains that caused widespread flooding in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, have left the city reeling. Thousands of people remain in evacuation shelters, and those who stayed in their homes during the deluge face a major clean-up operation." 


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Josue Maroquin's comment, August 12, 2013 9:57 PM
its sad to see how the harsh climate in the Philippines affecting the people living there
Marissa Roy's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:19 AM

Pictures truly are worth a thousand words. Seeing the disaster occur in someone home, or seeing how a locasl business has lost so much due to the disaster is powerful. It is one thing to read an article and it is another to see precious photos ruined by the disaster.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:57 PM

Flooding causes serious damage both emotionally and physically. People lose everything when floods happen. Their homes, cars and lives literally get lost in the water. Tragedy like this happens more often than we think. Being prepared for when something like this strikes is the key.

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Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming?

Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming? | sc.environnement | Scoop.it
In Minnesota, ‘industrial’ operation shows effort to balance economic, environmental sustainability.

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Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:33 AM

The large-scale agricultural practices of modern America tend to lend to the bad image of commercial farming. However, the practices are actually helping feed more people in the US, but they also use genetically modified crops and other highly debated techniques.

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 20, 2014 11:45 AM

Yes it does because in all large scale endeavors, regardless of what for, the quality is always sacrificed for the quantity because it becomes cheaper to produce and profits are greater.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 3:56 PM

In the long run, a successful farmer needs to find a balance between economic and environmental sustainability.  Some big farms are working towards that so the 'big-equals-bad' narrative about agriculture may be easy, but it doesn't tell the whole story about modern agriculture. 

 

Tags: GMOssustainability, agriculture, agribusiness

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The Geography and Literacy Connection

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"What do you think of when you hear the word literacy? Depending on what you teach, chances are geography is not the first thought that comes to mind. But believe it or not, geography and literacy naturally share many similarities. And you can deepen students’ learning in both geography and literacy when they are integrated in the curriculum."


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Ana Melo's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:41 AM

Geography provides a lot of fundamental knowledge and gives you also a sense of place, which I find very relevant in times of globalization where you belong everywhere and nowhere simultaneously.

Chris Cividino's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:06 AM

Understanding key terminology in geography is paramount to demonstrating deep knowledge of geographical concepts.

Max Minard's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:45 PM

In this report, a researcher describes the relationship between geography and literacy on educational terms. When combined, these two very similar topics would provide major benefits to a child curriculum in school giving them a better insight on geography through literary concepts. These certain concepts help kids better recognize relationships within graphs and charts that give valuable geographic information. This article helps prove geography as a field of inquiry based on its relations with other subjects that help enhance the knowledge among the children in any school curriculum. 

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How Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather Patterns

How Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather Patterns | sc.environnement | Scoop.it
Why are temperature records constantly broken by several degrees if the global average temperature has only increased by one degree in 100 years? a look at the factors.
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Les cendres volcaniques ralentissent le réchauffement climatique - 20minutes.fr

Les cendres volcaniques ralentissent le réchauffement climatique - 20minutes.fr | sc.environnement | Scoop.it
20minutes.frLes cendres volcaniques ralentissent le réchauffement climatique20minutes.frDans une étude parue dans la revue Science le 21 juillet, une équipe de scientifiques décrit ces aérosols comme un parapluie qui pourrait avoir réduit le...
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Les glaciers de l'Himalaya menacés de disparition prochaine

Les glaciers de l'Himalaya menacés de disparition prochaine | sc.environnement | Scoop.it
Plusieurs glaciers de l'Himalaya connaissent une fonte rapide du fait du réchauffement climatique, cette fonte étant particulièrement accélérée ces dix dernières années, laissant craindre une disparition prochaine.
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Une élan plus fort avec des sols en santé ! Démonstration à Batavia

Une élan plus fort avec des sols en santé ! Démonstration à Batavia | sc.environnement | Scoop.it

Une élan plus fort avec des sols en santé !

 

Photo : La stagiaire du district AmeriCorps, Molly Stetz, a créé des démonstrations de modèles magnifiques, dont un simulateur de pluie, un test de stabilité des mottes, et une démonstration d'infiltration . L’agent NRCS du district Heath Eisele était l'animateur et il a fait un excellent travail pour susciter des discussions au cours d’une table ronde.

 

Le premier atelier sur la santé des sols a été accueilli par le district de conservation de l'eau et du sol du comté de Genesee en collaboration avec le Service de conservation des ressources naturelles NRCS, le 10 Décembre 2013 à Batavia, Illinois, États-Unis .

 

Le thème des ateliers était « Une germination plus forte avec des sols en santé: Qui , Quoi, Quand , où et pourquoi vous avez besoin de savoir ... »

Cette rencontre a été un grand succès avec plus de 65 participants . Le ministère de la Protection de l'environnement a permis des crédits de re-certification pour des applicateurs de pesticides, ce qui a été un grand match pour les agriculteurs. Les séminaires incluaient les fonctions du sol ...

Qu'est-ce que tout ce bruit autour du sol ? , Comment savoir si votre sol est en santé, dérangez moins votre sol ... Quelle est la récompense pour vous? Suivi d’une discussion en public ... Qu’est-ce qui fonctionne pour vous?

La pédologue Bianca Moebius-Clune de l'Université Cornell, et le conseiller agricole de l'Ouest de New York accrédité  pour la conduite des cultures Eric Nixon, l’agriculteur de grandes cultures du comté de Genesee, Donn Branton, ont fait des présentations riche en informations .

 

Les nombreux agriculteurs qui ont assisté à l'événement , beaucoup de questions ont été posées, et plus de mesures de conservation seront mises en place en raison de cette réunion, en particulier pour les cultures de couverture ! La seconde partie de la série d’atelier sols « santé du sol » aura lieu à la fin de l'été, et nous espérons être hébergé dans une ferme pour proposer des profils de sol et souligner que moins de travail du sol est un plus.

 

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CDEA News (The Newsletter of the New York State  ‘Conservation District Employees Association’) - Janvier 2014  page 8 « Sprouting Stronger with Healthy Soils » by Jodi Chamberlain, District Clerk/Treasurer, Genesee Co. Soil & Water Conservation District

 

http://www.nyscdea.com/media/pdf/januarycdea2014.pdf


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A Portrait of Global Winds

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"This visualization shows global winds from a GEOS-5 simulation using 10-kilometer resolution. Surface winds (0 to 40 meters/second) are shown in white and trace features including Atlantic and Pacific cyclones. Upper-level winds (250 hectopascals) are colored by speed (0 to 175 meters/second), with red indicating faster."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 23, 2013 6:54 PM

This global map of wind speeds is a great companion to this United States map. This interactive map is a 'nearly live' dynamic display of United States winds patterns (speed, direction and broad spatial context). 

M. R. RAO's curator insight, November 24, 2013 9:29 AM

What a sight? Till I saw this picture I could not even imagine this graphic presentation could be captivated

Nature has it's own splendor

May be it got ready for the snap like the human beings gear up for a beautiful picture before being shot (camera)

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Here is a .kml of images http://geteach.com/share/windspeeds.kml
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How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines

How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines | sc.environnement | Scoop.it
Volunteers across the world are building the digital infrastructure for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 12, 2013 2:28 PM

Want to see geographic knowledge and geospatial skills in action?  Crowd-sourced mapping is increasingly an important resource during an emergency.  Poorer places are often not as well mapped out by the commercial cartographic organizations and these are oftentimes the places that are hardest hit by natural disasters.  Relief agencies depend on mapping platforms to handle the logistics of administering aid and assessing the extent of the damage and rely on these crowd-sourced data sets.  Can you join in and help?


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Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 13, 2013 3:32 PM

online maps are being used to help locate the best way possible to help transport food and resources to those most in need. They van locate bridges and the world is pulling together with tehcnolgy and accurate maps to help the  American red Cross maximize in time and manpower. It seems that after Hurricane Katrina and the Earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, We have been improving our strategies for how to best help people around the globe come together put our time energy and resources together to best help people whose lives have been devasted and crushed by the forces of mother nature.

 

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 7:14 PM

Having a map of the current landscape, after the typhoon will speed up relief and rescue efforts by showing areas to land and set up help stations. The digital world is immediate now and this will change how organizations such as the Red Cross provide relief to suffering people.

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NatGeo Feature: Megacities

NatGeo Feature: Megacities | sc.environnement | Scoop.it

"By 2030, two out of three people will live in an urban world, with most of the explosive growth occurring in developing countries. For a preview of the future, the last in the Challenges for Humanity series explores São Paulo, Brazil; Lagos, Nigeria; Bangkok, Thailand; and Hyderabad, India."


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Elle Reagan's curator insight, May 26, 2015 9:38 PM

I thought this article was good as it gave information on how the world as we know it is growing and cities are popping up everywhere. Developing countries are seeing a large increase in growth and with that comes the growth of cities. With this, more megacities will be born and hopefully the quality of life increases with life in cities.

L.Long's curator insight, August 28, 2015 6:08 AM

mega cities

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mega cities

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Rising Seas: If All The Ice Melted

Rising Seas: If All The Ice Melted | sc.environnement | Scoop.it
Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.

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Brian Hammerstix's curator insight, November 23, 2013 7:29 PM

#stopburningfossilfuels or #goodbyeflorida

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:15 PM

Aside from the mass devastation i think it would be pretty cool of all the ice melted. As the interactive map shows there would be in inland sea in australia which i can turn into the AUs great lakes. Also imagine the possiblility of being able to take a vacation to antartica and not having to dress for absurdly negative tempatures, all the undiscovered land and preservated fossils. It would be a interestling link to the past that only in the future we could experience.

Mrs. Karnowski's curator insight, August 27, 2014 7:20 AM

Would Belgium be covered in water if all the ice melted?

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Canicule aux Etats-Unis : 40°C à New-York

Canicule aux Etats-Unis : 40°C à New-York | sc.environnement | Scoop.it
De fortes chaleurs durables

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En Arctique, la fonte des glaces relâche des pesticides - Futura Sciences

En Arctique, la fonte des glaces relâche des pesticides - Futura Sciences | sc.environnement | Scoop.it
Futura SciencesEn Arctique, la fonte des glaces relâche des pesticidesFutura SciencesQuand elles fondent, à cause du réchauffement climatique, ces molécules reviennent dans l'atmosphère.
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Le réchauffement climatique ferait perdre leurs branches aux arbres

Le réchauffement climatique ferait perdre leurs branches aux arbres | sc.environnement | Scoop.it
Une étude vient de démontrer que le réchauffement climatique conduirait les arbres à porter moins de branches, d'où une plus grande vulnérabilité aux parasites et un cycle de reproduction perturbé.
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