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Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National Park

Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National Park | The Global Good | Scoop.it
In a century, the number of glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park, on the Canadian border, has dropped to about 25 from 150.

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Science in Greenland: It's a Girl Thing

The all-female cohort 3 of Dartmouth's IGERT for Polar Environmental Change graduate student program take to the tundra and ice in Greenland to show that sci...

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the science in this documentary proves it again.. women have no problem doing the science

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Ancient Wisdom | Defenders of Wildlife

Ancient Wisdom | Defenders of Wildlife | The Global Good | Scoop.it
Nearly a quarter century ago, L. David Mech made a pair of bold predictions about the challenges still awaiting wolves in the American West. As he and I stood on a bluff in Yellowstone National Park discussing what was then the highly unlikely prospect that the howls of Canis lupus would ever be common again in the Northern Rockies, my home region, the world’s foremost wolf biologist demonstrated foresight that now seems profoundly prophetic.

“Bringing back wolves will be difficult,” he said. “And if it happens, it would be momentous. But then the real test begins. Has society moved past its historical prejudices attached to these animals or is the hysteria destined to be repeated again? To me, that will be the true gauge of whether Americans have become smarter about our relationship with wolves.”

Then he added something else: Maybe the only group of citizens who fully understand the native importance of wolves on the landscape is native people.

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Can we move past ingrained prejudices to a position of 'living within nature' vs. trying to manage it?

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Why girls’ education can help eradicate poverty

Why girls’ education can help eradicate poverty | The Global Good | Scoop.it
Education is linked to the age at which women marry and have children. In sub-Saharan Africa and in South and West Asia, child marriage affects one in eight girls; one in seven gives birth by the age of 17.

 

Providing girls with a quality education also equips them with the confidence to confront people in power and challenge the inequalities that still exist for girls and women worldwide. Consider Mariam Khalique, a teacher in Pakistan who has used education to build her female students’ confidence and to encourage them to stand up for their rights.

 

One of her pupils was the young education activist Malala Yousafzai, whose global advocacy work is proof of the transformative power of quality schooling.

 


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One of the biggest moral imperatives of our times - ensure the education of every girl on the planet.. the rewards are boundless.

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Steph Bellrichard's comment, May 8, 2014 3:20 PM
I think it is important that women get an education. If there are all these benefits, the government should definitely try to get more women educations.
Karine Boyer-Kempf's comment, May 9, 2014 5:13 PM
#bringbackourgirls
Molly Petersen's comment, May 10, 2014 1:23 PM
I believe it is important for women to have just as good of an education as men because obviously we are half the population and it would greatly increase the standard of living.
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The Looming Threat of Water Scarcity | Worldwatch Institute

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[How to] Start a Non-Profit Organization, Mission, Vision, Goals and Purpose

In this six minute video you will gain tips on how to start a non-profit organization and what it takes to lead the non-profit. Be clear about your mission, ...
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