A survey of teachers from the United States and Canada found that one out of four educators who used live animals as part of their science curriculum released the organisms into the wild after they were done using them in the classroom.
Yet only 10 percent of those teachers participated in a planned release program, increasing the likelihood that the well-intentioned practice of using live organisms as a teaching tool may be contributing to invasive species problems.
“We think the results of this research will take years off the cycle time needed to find the best growing shrub willow hybrids and with consistent increases in yield each cycle, we will rapidly advance commercialization of this emerging bioenergy crop,”
A new law in North Carolina will ban the state from basing coastal policies on the latest scientific predictions of how much the sea level will rise, prompting environmentalists to accuse the state of disrespecting climate science.
Just this month the White House brought together major sports players, leaders and enthusiasts to discuss and celebrate the sports industry’s success in going green and promoting sustainability.
Not only are these teams making smarter, more economical and sustainable decisions about their stadiums and arenas they are also promoting the environmental message to their fans before, after and during game time.
The challenge for business leaders is to justify their role in creating a living system of economy, society and nature to give us hope for the future (We need new leadership for sustainable business, society & the world | Guardian Sustainable ...
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Focusing on the huge market we usually refer to as "Corporate America," the folks who run nonprofit Global Reporting Initiative [GRI] in Amsterdam organized a concentrated effort to encourage more U.S. companies to adopt the GRI G3 framework for their sustainability reporting.
Focal Point USA officially opened for business in New York City early in 2011 with great fanfare -- including a hosted reception and bell-ringing exercise at the New York Stock Exchange. From 2010 to 2011, the number of U.S. sustainability reports including a GRI content index has grown almost 50 percent. In 2011 alone, 345 reports were published, of which 273 used the GRI framework, according to our research. And the number is growing as we continue to find more reports to add to the total.
Beyond the structural devastation and slower-than-hoped-for recovery, Hurricane Ike renewed a perennial debate on Galveston island: how to balance the needs of coastal dwelling Texans – a tough bunch who won’t give up their land to Mother Nature or development policy without a fight — with the threat of a rising ocean and the coastal destruction accompanying it.
This is one time it’s better that not everything is bigger in Texas.
Texas A&M University (TAMU) oceanographer Dr. Steven DiMarco and Oceanography doctoral student Ruth Mullins-Perry have documented periodic hypoxic zones — areas of water with very low levels of dissolved oxygen — off the Texas coast. These Texas zones are often not related to the more famous “Dead Zone” spreading from the mouth of the Mississippi River and, at their zenith, cover just one-fourth the area of their better-known cousin.
Healthy oceans are only possible with healthy ecosystems. Maintaining the robust fish populations upon which we depend for food and recreation requires protection of their food source. This means protecting the entire oceanic food web
Since the mid-1950s, easy-to-serve, portion-controlled fish sticks have regularly found their way onto U.S. dinner tables and into school lunches. The past decade, however, has given fishermen and scientists a preview of the challenges they may face in keeping fish sticks on the menu as the planet gets warmer.
Dana Cupkova and Kevin Pratt, professors of architecture at Cornell University and principals of the architectural research and design collaborative EPIPHYTE Lab, give a presentation at the 2012 Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable...
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