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2008-10-09 15:00:19

Puget Sound Energy's Powerful Choices for the Environment (Powerful Choices), a cooperative in-classroom educational program that teaches Washington state middle school students how their actions impact the environment, recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary at an event at PSE's Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility near Ellensburg, Wash. "It's gratifying to know and note that Powerful Choices has been in existence long enough now to see the same middle school students reach adulthood and...

2008-10-02 03:00:25

By Meek, Jack W ABSTRACT This article reflects on the growing recognition of local interdependencies and the inadequacies of the current administrative state in responding to cross-jurisdictional issues such as environmental management. The article reviews three kinds of locally derived approaches and the use of intermediate structures in their potential for both expanding participation in solution making and providing system-wide benefits or global advantages. While locally focused, these...

2008-10-01 03:00:08

By Moseley, Christine Utley, Juliana ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the environmental teaching efficacy and outcome-expectancy beliefs of elementary preservice teachers. The study also evaluated the importance of ethnicity as a construct in influencing teachers' beliefs toward environmental education. Among groups, participants involved in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) curriculum (2005; experimental group) significantly...

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2008-09-30 10:35:00

Hands-on experiences encourage future environmentalists A new generation has come of age since the first celebration of Earth Day in 1970. For this and future generations, environmental awareness is an important and burgeoning point of reference. Today's urban children live in environments that offer little chance for direct contact with natural ecosystems, and often have to depend on sources such as television and educators for information about ecology and nature. Many children grow up...

2008-09-24 09:00:26

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned artist Wyland has been on a 27-year mission to paint and install 100 life-sized marine-life murals globally to inspire greater awareness about preserving the planet's oceans and ecosystems. This epic quest, known as the "Whaling Wall" project, is the largest environmentally-themed public art endeavor in history. It culminates with the monumental work "Hands Across The Ocean," a 7 block-long piece being honored with an installation on...

2008-09-15 18:00:18

By ANN S KIM For David Swardlick, there was no question that environmental practices would be key in choosing the location of a conference he is helping to organize. He insisted on maximizing the use of locally produced foods and minimizing waste that would go into landfills. "It was a requirement for us as the convenors and the promoters of the conference - just important to us as organizations and individuals," said Swardlick, president of the Portland-based Swardlick Marketing Group....

2008-09-12 09:00:24

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2008) - The Government of Alberta and Earth Day Canada (EDC) have established a new collaboration to help Albertans take environmental action in their homes. EDC's EcoAction Teams (EAT) and Alberta Environment's One Simple Act (OSA) programs are working together to build environmental awareness and conservation in every Alberta home. The initiative is designed to further sustainable behaviour in communities across Alberta and establish a conservation...

2008-09-09 15:00:20

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS The Council for a Beautiful Israel and the Union of Local Authorities in Israel (ULAI) on Sunday evening issued a five-point manifesto on environmental protection they hope all those campaigning for local office will sign now and uphold once elected. Local elections across the country are scheduled for November 11. The announcement at the council's Tel Aviv headquarters was sparsely attended by people vying for public office. Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit...

2008-09-03 15:00:22

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS The Environmental Protection Ministry and the Education Ministry are slated to declare the new school year a green one at a ceremony next week in front of the principals of all the elementary schools in Israel. While many of the ministries' environmental education programs will be continuing from last year, the Environmental Protection Ministry said Monday that it had increased its budgeting for old and new programs by nearly NIS 1 million to a total NIS 5.5m....

2008-09-03 03:00:11

By Venkataraman, Bhawani By the time Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962,1 alerting the world to the impacts pesticides had on the natural environment, the seeds of the modern environmental movement had been sown. The Donora, Pennsylvania, smog in 1948 and the London smog of 1952 had heightened concern for a public already worried about nuclear war and the effects of fallout radiation. With all this in the backdrop, two large oil spills, one off the coast of England in 1967 and...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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