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Using satellite images, young students learn about human impact on environment

Using satellite images, young students learn about human impact on environment | Geography news | Scoop.it

With the help of satellite images fifth and sixth grade students at Mr. Tim Blum’s geography class at the University of Wyoming Lab School got a birds-eye view of how humans have impacted or modified their environments. Images acquired by satellites decades apart showed cleared forests, irrigated crop fields in the middle of the deserts, altered landscapes (new roads and water bodies), and urban growth.

 

SD: Geospatial technologies can sound daunting for teachers that don't feel that they are specialists. Yet there are simple ways to make sophisticated technologies very relevant to just about any grade level as this article demonstrates. 


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joachim jake layes's curator insight, February 10, 2014 9:44 AM

great to see 5th & 6th graders learning about environmental impact

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Water pollution causing major health hazards in Punjab but not on ...

Water pollution causing major health hazards in Punjab but not on ... | Geography news | Scoop.it
Ludhiana, Punjab (April 16, 2014): Environmental issues have largely been ignored in the Lok Sabha election campaign in Punjab at a time when the adverse impact of water pollution on people's health manifests in the ...
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Explore More: Water Quality

http://iptv.org/exploremore/water The water we drink, the places we swim, and the plants and animals within our environment are increasingly threatened by on...
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Environmental Issues

Our environment today is getting really bad because of the pollution this video will explain to you how to help and what is going on around you and who is th...
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Infographic: United States of the Environment

Infographic: United States of the Environment | Geography news | Scoop.it
Every U.S. state is No. 1 in some environmental category ... and No. 50 in another.

 

A fun map that can be used to discuss environmental issues at both the national and local level for American teachers. 


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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, September 22, 2014 3:11 PM

Rhode Island excels at having the lowest CO2 emissions. This makes a lot of sense when you consider the characteristics the State as it relates to pollution. Manufacturing is not a large part of Rhode Island's production, therefore CO2 emissions from factories is less than many other states. Furthermore CO2 from automobiles is low because of the small size of the state. Commutes for people working and living in Rhode Island are no longer than an hour each way. The minimal drive time for each person also cuts down possible emissions. 

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, November 1, 2014 8:41 PM

This fun and interactive map shows where each state excel and where they falter. Its interesting to see that in a state a small as Rhode Island, it has the highest rate of breast cancer in the nation. And the state of Colorado has the most avalanche deaths, which when you think of the state of Colorado, you wouldn't think of Colorado as a state with a lot of avalanches. What really surprised me  was Alaska as having the most airports per capita. One wouldn't think this of Alaska since it is a state covered mostly with snow. And it raises the question as to how many people travel in and out of the state. With all of the states surprises, one thing that shocked me a bit was how much organic food is grown in this land. That's one thing that is surprising. I once viewed this land as a of imports of just about everything, but looking at these two maps have changed my outlook of this land.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, January 24, 2015 10:12 PM

Scary to look at the New England region as five of the six states are highest in a form of cancer.Is there a causal connection that should be investigated? Probably doesn't help we live next door to NY and NJ, highest in air pollution and most Superfund sites respectively. As a parent with a son who has autism, I feel for the folks in Ohio. Both California and Florida get the "duh" award for leading in smog and boating wrecks.

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Saving The Environment

Help save the environment! About 700 paper chunks were used in this video. Shot with a Canon Legria HF R27. Video edited in After Effects CS5. On a Mac ;) Th...
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Controlling water quality in the age of pollution and natural disasters

Controlling water quality in the age of pollution and natural disasters | Geography news | Scoop.it
Today, water quality tests are mainly performed in labs, a time-consuming process, and water pollution is sometimes detected too late. Moreover, public concern with the quality of running water and the resulting regulations ...
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Stop Water Pollution! Save Our Mother Earth!

This is a video about water pollution that i made for a presentation in school. Stop Water Pollution!! Save our mother earth from now before it's too late :O...
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Human Impact On The Environment

Video about the influence that humans have and are having on our planet.
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Saving Planet Earth : Documentary on the Science behind Saving the Earth's Environment

Saving Planet Earth : Documentary on the Science behind Saving the Earth's Environment. 2014 The documentary you will see here along with the other documenta...
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China's disregard for the environment shows no sign of improving

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The discharge of 20 tons of the carcinogenic metal cadmium into the Longjiang River in southern China's Guangxi Province is an environmental tragedy that has become depressingly familiar.

 

Are China's environmental and labor policies connected to their economic success?  Is this economic growth sustainable?  


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Tanya Townsend's curator insight, November 16, 2015 9:53 PM

China's pollution problem is astronomical. Im not sure many people really understand how bad it is. China has actually began placing billboards of murals for travelers to take pictures in front of because the smog is so bad you cant see more then 20 feet. They're water ways are also so toxic that whole ecosystems are failing. Much of this is do to China's economy  depending heavily on the massive export industry, and while many of the manufactures are violating environmental protection laws government is afraid to do anything about it because the need these manufactures to run for economic purposes