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Comic Tools & Resources - Symbaloo

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, October 4, 2015 9:17 AM

Great collection of resources for teaching with comics...or having students create their own comics.

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I've separated my "The Best..." lists here by topics. A number of the lists, though, can fit into multiple categories, so it still might be useful to scan all of them. The Websites Of The Year page...
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This is a goldmine of resources for teachers seeking online resources to support learning in many different subjects. 

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Teachers Professional Development Guide: Must Have Tools and Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Professional Development Guide: Must Have Tools and Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

In the midst of a growing storm of new technology-induced learning concepts such as flipped learning, blended learning, personalized learning (to mention but a few) , teachers are left with no other alternatives but to enhance and accommodate their professional development efforts to suit the changing educational paradigms. Edsurge called this "personalized professional development". This is the kind of life-long learning that involves the integration and leverage of digital media and technology (and offsite resources) for expanding one's field of expertise.

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always remember: what you can't readily understand from reading the text, YouTube videos are also a useful supplement. Somebody somewhere probably recorded a training video for the use of the tool, why it is used, and when it should be used. 

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Water in the Anthropocene - The Water Crisis

 

                                                      VIDEO

                           WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

- ▶ A 3-minute film charting the global impact of humans on the water cycle.... http://vimeo.com/66087863

Evidence is growing that our global footprint is now so significant we have driven Earth into a new geological epoch — the Anthropocene.

Human activities such as damming and agriculture are changing the global water cycle in significant ways.

The data visualisation was commissioned by the Global Water Systems Project for a major international conference (Water in the Anthropocene, Bonn, Germany, 21-24 May, 2013...

http://www.gwsp.org/fileadmin/documents_news/Bonn_Water_Declaration_final.pdf

 

Environmental Research Web, May 09, 2014
- ▶ BY 2050 MORE THAN HALF OF WORLD'S POPULATION WILL BE EXPERIENCING SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE WATER CYCLE http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/57175

 

 May 24, 2013 Yale Environment 360

- ▶  MAJORITY OF EARTH'S POPULATION FACE WATER SHORTAGES BY MID CENTURY http://e360.yale.edu/digest/majority_of_earths_population__faces_water_shortages_by_mid-century/3854/

 

 Raw Story, May 13, 2014
- ▶ A FUTURE OF THIRST: MASSIVE WORLDWIDE WATER CRISIS LIES ON THE HORIZON http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/13/a-future-of-thirst-massive-worldwide-water-crisis-lies-on-the-horizon/#.U3InFReBPo4.twitter

 

                                                      WATCH

                                    FastCoExist, May 06, 2014
- ▶ HOW FILMMAKERS USED DRONES TO TELL A STUNNING TALE OF HOW THE WORLD USES WATER.  The New Film "Watermark" Isn't a Typical Environmental Documentary http://www.fastcoexist.com/3029890/see-how-filmmakers-used-drones-to-tell-a-stunning-tale-of-how-the-world-uses-water

 

 July 6, 2013 The Guardian, John Vidal

- ▶  GLOBAL THREAT TO FOOD SUPPLY AS WATER WELLS DRY UP, WARNS TOP ENVIRONMENT EXPERT http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/food-supply-threat-water-wells-dry-up

 

  AlterNet, February 26, 2014
▶  HUMANITY HAS GOT TO COME TO GRIPS WITH THE WORLD'S FRESH WATER CRISIS http://www.alternet.org/saving-our-blue-future

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                                      Yale Environment 360
            WHEN THE WATER ENDS: AFRICA'S CLIMATE CONFLICTS

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/when_the_water_ends_africas_climate_conflicts/2331/

 

- ▶  GLOBAL WATER CRISIS:  UN's WATER AGENDA AT RISK OF BEING HIJACKED BY BIG BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4vQUin

 

The Guardian, October 30, 2013
- ▶  BLUE-GOLD INVESTING: COMMODIFICATION OF CRITICAL WATER MAY OUT-PRICE THE POOR http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/water-access-commodity-human-rights

 

May 22, 2013 Terra Daily

- ▶  SOURCE OF LIFE RUNNING OUT: WATER SCIENTISTS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Source_of_life_running_out_water_scientists_999.html

 

 July 6, 2013 Guardian
- ▶  THE REAL THREAT TO OUR FUTURE IS PEAK WATER http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/water-

 

 

                                                        WATCH:

                        "BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS (1:29:42)

                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKcf-RBHirw

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, April 1, 2014

- ▶ THE UNQUENCHABLE THIRST OF AN EXPANDING COAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/unquenchable-thirst-expanding-coal-industry

 

 Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
▶ FOSSIL FUEL GIANTS GUZZLING WORLD'S WATER AS POOR GO THIRSTY http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/21-2

 

                                  STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS

                                FastCo Exist, March 31, 2014
          HOW WE'RE USING AND ABUSING THE WORLD'S WATER http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027442/stunning-photographs-show-how-were-using-and-abusing-the-worlds-water

 

July 9, 2013 Earth Policy Institute
- ▶  PLAN B UPDATES: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE WELLS GO DRY? http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update115

 

 ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

Treehugger, January 13, 2014
▶ 52% OF EARTH'S 9.7 BILLION PEOPLE WILL LIVE IN WATER-STRESSED AREAS IN 2050 - MIT STUDY http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/52-earths-97-billion-people-will-live-water-stressed-areas-2050-mit-study-shows.html

 

December 27, 2011 EcoGreen4Us

- ▶  CAN WE LIVE WITHOUT WATER AND FORESTS? http://www.ecogreen4us.com/stories/environment-stories/live-without-water-forest/

 

August 5, 2013 Sustainable Blog

- ▶  WATER PROOF: THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF WATER CONSERVATION http://sustainablog.org/2013/08/water-proof-the-history-and-future-of-water-conservation/

 

Global Sherpa, November 30, 2013
▶ LIQUID ASSETS:  FROM WATER RISK TO STEWARDSHIP http://www.globalsherpa.org/cdp-water-business-risk-stewardship

 

Earth Policy Institute, Lester R. Brown
▶ PEAK WATER AND FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpepch6

 

Treehugger, March 22, 2014
▶  5 SHOCKING FACTS ABOUT WATER SCARCITY ON WORLD WATER DAY http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/its-world-water-day-5-shocking-facts-about-water-scarcity-will-make-you-cry-river.html

 

 

 Circle of Blue -  INFOGRAPHIC

- ▶  10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WATER http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2009/world/infographic-ten-things-you-should-know-about-water/

 

 Nature News, December 31, 2013

▶ WATER RISK AS WORLD WARMS - First comprehensive global-impact project shows that water scarcity is a major worry.... http://www.nature.com/news/water-risk-as-world-warms-1.14446

 

EcoNews, December 25, 2013
▶ CLIMATE CHANGE ROULETTE AND WATER SCARCITY http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/25/climate-change-roulette-water-scarcity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=climate-change-roulette-water-scarcity

 

May 20, 13 - Science Codex
 -▶ SHIFTS IN GLOBAL WATER SYSTEMS - MARKERS OF A NEW GEOLOGICAL EPOCH http://www.sciencecodex.com/shifts_in_global_water_systems_markers_of_a_new_geological_epoch_the_anthropocene-112444

 

Huffington Post Green, September 24, 2013

-▶ NEARLY ONE IN 10 U.S. WATERSHEDS IS "STRESSED;  DEMAND FOR WATER OUTPACING SUPPLY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/watersheds-stressed-study-supply-water_n_3983176.html

 

 May 22, 2013 Business Insider:
- ▶  AMERICA'S WATER PROBLEM IS WAY WORSE THAN EVERYBODY THINKS  http://www.businessinsider.com/us-drought-water-scarcity-2013-5

 

▶ RESTORING RIVERS: THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

 

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                                      WATER PRIVATIZATION

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Guardian, October 7, 2013

▶ THE WORLD BANK IS SUBSIDIZING PRIVATE PROFITEERING: 'GAMBLING ASSETS' BY INVESTING IN PRIVATE WATER FIRMS http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/oct/07/world-bank-private-water-firms

 

Thompson Reuter Foundation, October 3, 2013

- ▶  ACTIVISTS URGE WORLD BANK TO DISINVEST FROM PRIVATE WATER COMPANIES http://www.trust.org/item/20131003125451-xompv/?source=dpagehead

 

 August 3, 2013 Guardian

- ▶  THE WATER COMPANIES AND THE FOUL STENCH OF EXPLOITATION: The privatisation of water is a story of greed, incompetence and fleecing the public http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/03/water-industry-exploitation-pollution

 

  - ▶  WHO CONTROLS THE WORLD'S WATER?

http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/03/control-worlds-water/

 

June 9, 2013 InterPressService

Zimbabwe, Africa
▶ MAKING A BUSINESS OUT OF WATER RATIONING  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/making-a-business-out-of-water-rationing/

 

Ensia, October 21, 2013

- ▶  RETHINKING BIG WATER - Boosting supply through megaprojects is all too common. Time for a new approach http://ensia.com/features/rethinking-big-water/

 

June 7, 2013 GreenBiz

- ▶  WHY CORPORATE WATER MANAGEMENT NEEDS TO CHANGE http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/06/07/why-corporate-water-management-needs-change

 

June 15, 2013 NPR

- ▶  WATER WARS: WHO CONTROLS THE FLOW? http://www.npr.org/2013/06/15/192034094/rivers-run-through-controversies-over-who-owns-the-water?ft=1&f=1025

 

June 3, 2013 Forest News

- ▶  WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD'S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

 August 7, 2013 Project Syndicate, Brahma Chellaney

- ▶  THE BATTLE FOR WATER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-water-is-becoming-the-new-oil-by-brahma-chellaney

 

Sustainable Business, January 15, 2014

▶PRIVATIZATION OF WATER, FIRST ISSUE FOR EU CITIZENS INITIATIVE  http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25440

 

Water Justice
▶ THE GLOBAL WATER GRAB: A PRIMER http://www.tni.org/primer/global-water-grab-primer

 

▶ WHY BUSINESS NEEDS TO WAKE UP TO WATER WASTE  http://sco.lt/8YaAV7

 

 ▶ PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC SERVICES LIMITING ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION - WATER http://sco.lt/6WYGkT

 

 

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                                               USA WATER

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Boulder Weekly, May 01, 2014
- ▶ PROPOSED COLORADO RIVER WATER DIVERSION AND GROSS RESERVOIR EXPANSION MAY TRIGGER ALL-OUT WATER WAR http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12780-proposed-water-diversion-and-gross-reservoir-expansion-may-trigger-all-out-water-war.html

 

May 23, 2013 - Mens News Daily
- ▶  THE COLORADO RIVER, THE HIGH PLAINS AQUIFER AND THE ENTIRE WESTERN HALF OF THE U.S. ARE RAPIDLY DRYING UP    http://michaelsnyder.mensnewsdaily.com/2013/05/the-colorado-river-the-high-plains-aquifer-and-the-entire-western-half-of-the-u-s-are-rapidly-drying-up/

 

 Grist, March 05, 2014

▶ AMERICANS HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH WATER WE USE -- OR HOW TO CONSERVE IT http://grist.org/news/americans-have-no-idea-how-much-water-we-use-or-how-to-conserve-it/

 

 - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

 

                                   FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: 

                                 Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

                                               http://sco.lt/6E75Av


▶ HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving Chemical Cesspool http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

                                                     WATCH
                                "MERCURY RISING'  - Short Film :
                                 Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                        http://sco.lt/5ajRC5

 

 Other Words, February 26, 2014
▶ SAVING OUR BLUE FUTURE: THE HUMAN RACE AND OUR PLANET NEED A NEW WATER ETHIC http://otherwords.org/saving-blue-future-water-endagered/

 

January 22, 2013 The Cultureist

- ▶ HOW WATER MINING IS DROWNING SOLUTIONS TO A GLOBAL WATER CRISIS http://www.thecultureist.com/2013/01/22/water-mining-india-global-water-crisis/

 

May 23, 2013 Guardian Environment

- ▶  WORLD ON COURSE TO RUN OUT OF WATER, WARNS UN SEC. BAN KI-MOON http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/22/world-run-out-water-ban-ki-moon1

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                   Indian Country, April 06 2014
RECONNECTING WITH THE SACRED WATER OF MDE MAKA SKA, LAKE CALHOUN http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/04/06/video-reconnecting-sacred-water-mde-maka-ska-lake-calhoun-154336

 

  Ensia, August 19, 2013
- ▶  GROUND WATER WAKE-UP - GLOBAL GROUNDWATER IS IN BIG TROUBLE:  AN URGENT NEED TO REVERSE DELETION TRENDS  http://ensia.com/features/groundwater-wake-up/

 

Climate Central, September 21, 2013

- ▶  WORSENING WATER SCARCITY TO AFFECT 2 BILLION, GLOBALLY http://www.climatecentral.org/news/worsening-water-scarcity-to-impact-2-billion-globally-16500

 

  - ▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

 Courthouse News, February 18, 2014
▶  SUCKING UP THE GROUND WATER:  GIANT NEVADA WATER TRANSFER FOR LAS VEGAS UNDER FIRE -  "The biggest groundwater pumping project ever built in the United States."
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/02/18/65413.htm

 

 Greenfudge, February 5, 2014
▶  ONE SLICE OF PIZZA = 42 GALLONS OF WATER http://www.greenfudge.org/2014/02/05/one-slice-of-pizza-42-gallons-of-water/

 

                                                        FILM

                            - ▶  THE STORY - BOTTLED LIFE

                                             (Documentary)

                                          http://sco.lt/5pAmtl

 

 OnEarth, January 6, 2014

▶AQUIFER ALERT: Stretching across eight U,S states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines? ... Underlying almost 175,000 square miles in eight states, the aquifer sustains nearly one-fifth of all wheat, corn, cotton, and cattle production in the United States. But several years of drought and decades of intensive crop irrigation have left it seriously depleted http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/so-what-exactly-is-an-aquifer-we-explain

 

Guardian, December 30, 2013

▶ GLOBAL PUBLIC WATER ALLIANCE MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO EVAPORATE http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/dec/30/global-public-water-alliance-evaporate-gwopa

 

 GWSP, MAY 21, 2013

- ▶  WATER SECURITY THREATS: GLOBAL WATER SYSTEM PROJECT - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE http://www.gwsp.org/

 

- ▶  SOLUTIONS TO WORLD WATER CRISIS REQUIRES INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION http://sco.lt/7CpAwL

 

Convention on Biological Diversity, May 22, 2013

- ▶  UNITED NATIONS - INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY - WATER AND BIODIVERSITY 2013  http://www.cbd.int/idb/2013/

 

 Huffington Post Green, December 13, 2013
▶ THESE ARE THE MOST WATER-STRESSED COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD - MAPS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/13/water-stressed-countries_n_4434115.html?ir=Green&utm_campaign=121313&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Title

 

 

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                                               ----  GLOBAL ----

 

- ▶  FIRST GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF LAND AND WATER 'GRABBING' -  Jan 22, 2013 - Peak Water
http://peakwater.org/2013/01/first-global-assessment-of-land-and-water-%E2%80%98grabbing%E2%80%99/

 

August 1, 2013 Scientific American
-▶ GLOBAL WATER SHORTAGES GROW WORSE BUT NATIONS HAVE FEW ANSWERS http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2013/08/01/global-water-shortages/

 

- ▶  28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA http://sco.lt/7paeFV

 

                             DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

Ecosystems, Rivers, Forests, Environment and Indigenous Communities

                                          http://sco.lt/8qmfYn

 

                                                   LinkTV Asia
                WHY IS HALF OF CHINA'S POPULATION GOING THIRSTY? http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Why-Is-Half-of-China-s-Population-Going-Thirsty-.html?soid=1101639787533&aid=yh3IHW_Xbto

                                                        AND

http://www.linktv.org/video/9190/water-is-chinas-biggest-environmental-problem

 

The National UAE, September 16, 2013

- ▶  MIDDLE EAST:  WATER SCARCITY WILL BE AT 'ALARMING LEVELS' BY 2024, GCC WARNED

DUBAI // A grim scenario of water shortages, desertification and extreme soil salinity has been forecast for the Arabian Gulf, possibly within the next 12 years...   http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/20130916/water-scarcity-will-be-at-alarming-levels-by-2025-gcc-warned

 

 September 12, 2012 Reuters:
- ▶  WATER AS A WEAPON: LIBYA'S BELEAGURED GOVERNMENT FACES WATER THREAT FROM MILITANTS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Libyas_beleaguered_government_faces_water_threat_999.html

 

September 2, 2013 IPS News
- ▶  WATER SCARCITY COULD DRIVE CONFLICT OR COOPERATION - UN http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/09/water-scarcity-could-drive-conflict-or-cooperation/

 

National Geographic, September 27, 2013
- ▶  WATER WARS: EGYPTIANS CONDEMN ETHIOPIA'S NILE DAM PROJECT http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/09/130927-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-egypt-water-wars/

 

June 10, 2013
- ▶  EGYPT FOREIGN MINISTER TO ETHIOPIA FOR "LIFE OR DEATH" WATER TALKS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Egypt_FM_to_Ethiopia_for_life_or_death_water_talks_999.html

 

June 10, SF Gate
- ▶  EGYPT WARNS ALL OPTIONS OPEN FOR ETHIOPIA NILE DAM http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Egypt-warns-all-options-open-for-Ethiopia-Nile-dam-4590927.php

 

                                                  --- WATCH --

                                                      AWHAR

                  RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                           http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

June 9, 2013 Inter Press Service
- ▶  ZIMBABWE: MAKING A BUSINESS OUT OF WATER RATIONING - WATER CRISIS WORSENING ZIMBABWE http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/making-a-business-out-of-water-rationing/

 

September 11, 2013 New York Times

- ▶  HUGE UNDERGROUND AQUIFERS ARE DISCOVERED IN NORTH KENYA http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/world/africa/aquifers-discovered-in-drought-ridden-kenya.html?_r=0

 

Inter Press Service, November 29, 2013

▶ ARAB WORLD SINKS DEEPER INTO WATER CRISIS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/11/arab-world-faces-alarming-water-crisis-warns-undp/

 

 ▶  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Nov 30 2012 (IPS)

MAKE YOUR MONEY AND RUN :- FOREIGN MINING SAPS A THIRSTY GOBI DESERT - The Oyu Tolgoi largest copper-gold mine in the world operating in the southern Gobi desert in Mongolia has become a symbol of a looming crisis: a limited water supply that could be exhausted within a decade, seriously threatening the lives and livelihoods of the local population. Inter Press Service http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/mining-saps-a-thirsty-desert/

 

 January 30, 2013 World Resources Institute

- ▶  5 SOBERING REALITIES ABOUT GLOBAL WATER SECURITY http://insights.wri.org/aqueduct/2013/01/5-sobering-realities-about-global-water-security-0

 

                                                     WATCH:
                                     Acclaimed Documentary

                                         WATER PRESSURES

                                http://www.waterpressures.org/

Synopsis: Water Pressures helped create a game-changer in the global water crisis, building and documenting a collaboration between villagers in the water-distressed Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India and students at Northwestern University, in Evanston, IL,

 

                                            PHOTO ESSAY

                          Time Pictures, January 20, 2014

                                 "LIFE ON A DEATH RIVER"

      BANGLADESH'S TERRIBLY TOXIC BURINGANGA RIVER, DHAKA http://lightbox.time.com/2014/01/20/life-on-a-death-river-in-bangladesh/#4

 

 

August 1, 2013 Scientific American
- ▶  GLOBAL WATER SHORTAGES GROW WORSE BUT NATIONS HAVE FEW ANSWERS http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2013/08/01/global-water-shortages/

 

 

                           FOSTERING A WATER CULTURE

                          Harvesting Rainwater, July 13, 2013

▶  ON THE WATER CULTURE OF THE NAXI PEOPLE OF YUNNAN, CHINA http://rainwaterharvesting.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/on-the-naxi-water-culture/

 

                                                     VIDEO
                          BANGLADESH: EASY LIKE WATER.

In flood-prone Bangladesh, visionary architect Mohammed Rezwan seeks to turn the front lines of climate change into a community of learning. His innovative floating boat schools - outfitted with solar-powered Internet - bring education to children, especially girls, whose schools lie underwater for 3 to 4 months of the year

                                http://www.easylikewater.com/

 

 US EPA

- ▶  CLIMATE IMPACTS ON WATER RESOURCES - CLIMATE CHANGE http://epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/water.html

 

 - ▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/75KXLd

 

 Guardian, November 27, 2013

-▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital

 

August 26, 2013 Mint Press News

- ▶  TOXINS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER ACROSS THE U.S.: HOW BAD IS THE PROBLEM http://www.mintpressnews.com/toxins-found-in-drinking-water-across-the-u-s-how-bad-is-the-problem/167798/

 

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, MARCH 01, 2013
- ▶  NEW REPORT: GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATE LAND GRABBING  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201303/new-report-governments-must-protect-land-food-systems-as-trade-liberalization-accelerate

 

 

                                           -- PHOTO PROJECT --

                                September 10, 2013 Wired Magazine

- ▶  DIVE DEEP INTO THE LIFE AND HEAVY INDUSTRIES OF RIVERS http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/09/sprawling-and-gorgeous-photo-project-dives-deep-into-the-life-and-waste-of-rivers/

 

- ▶  BONN WATER DECLARATION - WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE:

The water community assembled in Bonn for the Global Water System Project Conference Water in the Anthropocene to make a set of core recommendations to institutions and individuals focused on science, governance, management and decision-making relevant to water resources on Earth. http://www.gwsp.org/fileadmin/documents_news/Bonn_Water_Declaration_final.pdf

 

 

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 September 13, 2013 Treehugger
- ▶  WHY KANSAS IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER. If you eat corn or wheat in the United States, there's a good chance it was grown with the help of paleowater left over from the last ice age when glaciers covered the Great Plains.And as neat and healthy as that sounds -- paleowater! -- this is not good news.
The Ogallal Aquifer is one of the largest aquifers in the world, running beneath parts of eight states in the central US. And it is this giant, ancient aquifer that is being sucked dry faster than rain can keep up. Put another way, we've nearly used up a million-year-old source of water in the 100 or so years we've been tapping into it for irrigation.
http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/why-kansas-running-out-water-ogallala-aquifer.html

 

                                                   WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶ 
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

 

- ▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE AS SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS SCALE OF WATER CONTAMINATION http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

Huffington Post Green, September 24, 2013

- ▶  NEARLY ONE IN 10 U.S. WATERSHEDS IS "STRESSED;  DEMAND FOR WATER OUTPACING SUPPLY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/watersheds-stressed-study-supply-water_n_3983176.html

 

 

May 23, 2013 Environment News Service
- ▶  U.S. GROUND WATER CONSUMPTION ACCELERATING http://ens-newswire.com/2013/05/23/u-s-groundwater-consumption-accelerating/

 

July 27, 2013 DW World

- ▶  CANADA'S TAR SANDS OIL LEAVING MASSIVE POLLUTION ON ENVIRONMENT AND WATER http://www.dw.de/canadas-tar-sands-oil-a-blight-on-keystone/a-16971880

 

 August 14, 2013 Circle of Blue
- ▶  FORTUNE TELLING: USA COLORADO RIVER TEETERS TOWARD FIRST-EVER SHORTAGE DECLARATION http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2013/world/fortune-telling-colorado-river-teeters-toward-first-ever-shortage-declaration/

 

August 12, 2014 Climate Progress
- ▶  HOW TWO RESERVOIRS HAVE BECOME BILLBOARDS FOR WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS DOING TO THE AMERICAN WEST http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/12/2439931/reservoir-billboards-southwest/

 

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                                            ELWHA RIVER DAM

                        FREEING A RIVER TO IT'S FORMER GLORY

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                       "THE LAST WALK FOR WATER" (11 min read)

                              http://www.charitywater.org/

Two weeks ago, charity: water founder Scott Harrison hiked nine hours into a remote village in northern Ethiopia. He spent five nights living with the community, hoping to learn more about a girl whose story he'd heard over a year ago.
   What follows isn't a typical charity: water story. There are no pictures of smiling children or clean water, and there's no happy ending yet. However, we believe it should be told as it illustrates the urgency of our work and the reality of the water crisis. https://medium.com/thoughts-from-the-third-sector/979160375b4a

 

The Guardian, March 17, 2014
▶ TOXIC TRAIL:  HOW A LANDMARK SUPERFUND CLEANUP PROGRAM LEAVES ITS OWN TOXIC LEGACY.

Below some of the world’s most expensive real estate, in the heart of Silicon Valley, pipes and pumps suck thousands of gallons of contaminated water every hour from vast underground toxic pools.

Giant industrial filters trap droplets of dangerous chemicals at the surface, all in the hope of making the water drinkable again and protecting the workers of tech giants such as Google and Symantec from toxic vapors. Often the original mess is almost untreatable. In Silicon Valley’s case, it would take 700 years of continuous treatment to make the groundwater drinkable. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/mar/-sp-toxic-waste-silicon-valley-trail

 

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                                          Newshour, March 05, 2014
The Associated Press:

▶ THE BIGGEST EVER FINES FOR A COAL COMPANY that violated its water pollution permits: Alpha Natural Resources, which is based in Virginia, and 66 of its subsidiaries. 6,000 violations, violations over 300 state-issued permits, hundreds of streams, tributaries and rivers, 79 active coal mines, 25 coal processing plants, where they put the coal and wash it before it’s shipped, over five Appalachian states. So it’s a pretty massive coverage area for the settlement. Twenty-seven-and-a-half million dollars in fines, $200 million for the cleanup, in the range of penalty, how does this rank? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/coal-producer-pay-hundreds-of-millions-water-pollution/

 

UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS:  OIL, COAL CHEMICAL & ASH SPILLS WRECKING OUR ENVIRONMENT & WATER http://sco.lt/81P9DF

 

March 20, 2008 Treehugger

- ▶  AN EXPLANATION OF THE WATER CYCLE (WITH PICTURES AND DIAGRAMS) http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/an-explanation-of-the-water-cycle-with-pictures-and-diagrams.html

 

March 32, 2012 Climate Central

- ▶  WATER, WATER, NOWHERE  http://www.climatecentral.org/blogs/image-of-the-day-water-water-nowhere

 

 

                                               VIDEO 55 Seconds
                                               'CATCH THE RAIN"
                                Every Drop Saved - Is A Life Saved
                   http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=4464

 

 

August 28, 2013 Sourceable, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

- ▶  10,000 RAIN GARDENS Melbourne’s local government, schools and homeowners have successfully implemented over 10,000 rain gardens across the region in an attempt to protect its waterways. - See more at: http://sourceable.net/over-10000-rain-gardens-benefit-melbournes-waterways/#sthash.Y14exc2g.dpuf

 

ReduceRunoff.org

- ▶  WHAT IS A RAIN GARDEN? "HOW TO" GUIDE http://nemo.uconn.edu/raingardens/index.htm

 

  - ▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

The Day, Connecticut, October 6, 2013
- ▶  UNREGULATED, POTENT, GERM-KILLING CHEMICAL 'TRICLOSAN', COMMONLY FOUND IN PRODUCTS AND COSMETICS, IS HARMING ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANS.
Every time you brush your teeth with Colgate Total, coat your underarms with Arm & Hammer Essentials deodorant, or wash your hands with Dial Complete liquid soap or your dishes with Dawn Ultra, you are polluting our water.
These and dozens of other cleaners and cosmetics, along with toothbrushes, socks, underwear, yoga mats, hockey helmets, cutting boards and other items carrying labels like "Biofresh," "Microban," and "antimicrobial," contain triclosan. This powerful chemical kills bacteria but also is the target of growing concern about its harmful effects on human health and the environment.
 http://www.theday.com/article/20131006/NWS01/310069936/1017

 

 - ▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

NPR, January 24, 2014
-▶ DRINKING WATER NOT TESTED FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHEMICALS http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/01/24/265520673/drinking-water-not-tested-for-tens-of-thousands-of-chemicals

 

Global Research, December 05, 2013

- ▶  FLUORIDE:  KILLING US SOFTLY http://www.globalresearch.ca/fluoride-killing-us-softly/5360397

 

 - ▶  PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTIC, CHEMICAL, PESTICIDE POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/6cpIbx

 

 

 

- ▶  THE FRESH WATER PROJECT - IMPORTANT FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/78onVh

 

 - ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

 

 

 


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The planet has plenty of water to go around (except in places with limited ground water).  Producing more clean water should be mostly the same as cleaning our dirty water.  And doing that mostly requires clean energy.  

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UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS:  OIL, COAL CHEMICAL & ASH SPILLS WRECKING OUR ENVIRONMENT & WATER http://sco.lt/81P9DF



 - ▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397


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                                                      Resources

                                            WATER POLITICS BLOG
Tracking geopolitical water issues before they boil over into political unrest or interstate competition http://www.waterpolitics.com/blog/

 

                                              THE WATER DAILY

                                              http://ow.ly/xgYM4

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ReduceRunoff.org

- ▶  WHAT IS A RAIN GARDEN? "HOW TO" GUIDE http://nemo.uconn.edu/raingardens/index.htm

 

                                               VIDEO 55 Seconds
                                               'CATCH THE RAIN"
                                Every Drop Saved - Is A Life Saved
                   http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=4464

 

August 28, 2013 Sourceable, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

- ▶  10,000 RAIN GARDENS Melbourne’s local government, schools and homeowners have successfully implemented over 10,000 rain gardens across the region in an attempt to protect its waterways. - See more at: http://sourceable.net/over-10000-rain-gardens-benefit-melbournes-waterways/#sthash.Y14exc2g.dpuf

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Close Reading Resources: The What, Why and How | MiddleWeb

Close Reading Resources: The What, Why and How | MiddleWeb | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Educators are responding to the close reading mandate with strategies that help students better understand complex texts. Our resource roundup has the links.

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Loads of resources here to share with teachers!

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20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"Below is a list I have been working on for awhile now. the list features some very useful Math websites specifically handpicked for teachers to use with their students. The initial list I compiled contained over 40 websites but as I reviewed it deeper I decided to take some out and keep the rest here. I invite you to have a loom and share with your colleagues. "


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This is a great place to start when you are trying to find interesting and engaging activities for your students. Some old favorites and new  resources can be found here!

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I need to take a look at these.

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20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
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5 Excellent iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Audio Notes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Audio Notes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"There are times when taking a note in a written format is not a practical option. You might for instance be attending a lecture or a conference or you might simply prefer to listen to your recorded notes instead of reading them, in these cases apps such as the ones below are what you will use for audio note taking. While keeping the basic note taking features, all of these apps are fantastic for recording notes and adding audio to your notes. I invite you to check out the selection I have below and share with us what you thin about it."


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Useful ideas

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Useful tools for those students who aren't big writers or need support with writing. 

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20 Programming Websites for K-8

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December 9-15, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code--a one hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it. It's a one-hour introduction to comput...

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Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling - MindShift

Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling - MindShift | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"The following is the first of a series of excerpts from Glickman’s book iPad in Education for Dummies.

 

The digital aspect of storytelling raises the art to a new level of experience. The emergence of technology and digital media has resulted in some significant departures from the traditional role of storytelling in education: Stories have become media-rich experiences. Billions of mobile devices are in the hands of people worldwide, and an ever-increasing percentage of those devices contain video cameras, still cameras, and microphones. Whenever anything of personal significance happens, it can be captured and chronicled in digital media that we edit, process, and publish. Within minutes, that moment is available to friends and family around the world. Media has become the language of today."

 


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The revolution will NOT be in Open Data | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

The revolution will NOT be in Open Data | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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This article poses powerful questions about transparency intiatives and access to information:  "What many open data initiatives do not consider is what happens after people are able to access and internalise open data and information. How do people act once they know something? As Vanessa Herringshaw from the Transparency and Accountability Initiative said in the “Raising the Bar for ambition and quality in OGP” session, “We know what transparency should look like but things are a lot less clear on the accountability end of things”. There are a lot of unanswered questions. Do citizens have the agency to take action? Who holds power? What kind of action is appropriate or desirable? Who is listening? And if they are listening, do they care? - See more at: http://blog.okfn.org/2013/10/21/the-revolution-will-not-be-in-open-data/#sthash.Ns2da3cC.dpuf";

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Less serious legal research – Slaw

Less serious legal research – Slaw | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Why is it that legal texts turn off many eager readers? Sometimes this is due to their inherent complexity. No one can reasonably expect to obtain a simple overview of the Canadian tax system. It is complex and so are the rules that enforce it. Sometimes, legal information is made unnecessarily complex. One could think that plain language is heresy amongst authors of primary legal information. Even though court cases stand closest to common everyday communication, a trend becomes apparent that court opinions are getting longer and more complex. Public access analysts say that it has become a challenge for judges and justices, public information officers, and members of the bar to make sure that the public understands what is expressed in a court opinion. Evidently, contracts are among the less legible documents. 

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Although this page basically reviews Canadian law, it offers an important rationale for learning critical thinking skills and explains the problems of overly complex legal language. "Public access analysts say that it has become a challenge for judges and justices, public information officers, and members of the bar to make sure that the public understands what is expressed in a court opinion." So, there is problem in understanding the law and its interpretation as well as the reasoning involved in judgments, among other decions made in the courtroom. 

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Possibly The Best Math Chart Ever Created - Edudemic

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Math is fun, right? And very applicable to the 'real world', despite what all of those people who say they never use algebra - ever- tell you. But we all know it deep down: math and physics rule our lives.

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Next time you’re thinking that the lesson that you need to present to your class doesn’t have a ton of real-life relevance, think again. Even cosines and inverse cosines show up when you’re not looking!

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50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners

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The Thanksgiving Story: The Pilgrims Revisited

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Explore resources for exploding myths about the Pilgrims, the Indians, the Mayflower and the First Thanksgiving.
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The Thanksgiving Story: The Pilgrims Revisited

The Internet is full of useful materials for exploding myths about the Pilgrims, the Indians, the Mayflower, and the First Thanksgiving. Whether you teach kindergarten or college, you'll find valuable information and teaching tools on the WWW. This week, Education World explores the best of those online resources.


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"perhaps the most comprehensive source of information about the Mayflower and its passengers can be found at Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web Pages. Visitors to this site get a fascinating glimpse of Pilgrim life that's sure to surprise, intrigue, and sometimes shock. Here, you can learn about the Mayflower's physical dimensions; see the ship's passenger and crew lists; find out about the lives of the girls and women aboard ship; read accounts of the Pilgrims' voyage, landing, and settlement of Plymouth; and learn the truth about their relationship with the local Indians. The site contains a first-person account of the First Thanksgiving celebration, a photograph of the Mayflower's original passenger list written by William Bradford, versions of the Pilgrim's Peace Treaty with Massasoit, copies of the Pilgrims' wills and estate inventories, and other documents that provide unique insights into the lives of the Pilgrims. Information about Pilgrim food, clothing, weapons, and games is also provided.


"Additional resources at the site include a Message to Teachers, a link to a page of myths about the Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving that have been taught in classrooms for generations, an area that allows students to email questions to the site's creator, some slightly scandalous accounts of the personal and criminal history of some Mayflower passengers -- and much, much more. In fact, exploring this site is almost as great an adventure as the one it describes."

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Game Building Resources

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The best FREE resources of game building for teachers and children: Building games for teaching Teach with Portal - Today, innovative educators are finding ways to incorporate Portal™ and Portal 2 ...
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