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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...

2008-09-03 03:00:00

By Leiserowitz, Anthony A Fernandez, Lisa O Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Conference, Aspen, CO, 11-14 October 2007 Our world, our only habitat, is a biotic system under such stress it threatens to fail in fundamental and irreversible ways. Major change is required to stabilize and restore its functional integrity. Examine any of the great environmental challenges confronting us-climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, resource depletion-and a similar pattern...

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By Dimopoulos, Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos, Stefanos; Pantis, John D ABSTRACT: The ability of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos (NMPZ) in Greece to protect an important sea turtle rookery will ultimately depend on the level of local support and involvement that it receives. Therefore, it is essential for environmental educators to generate among local inhabitants, starting at early ages, positive attitudes concerning the NMPZ. The authors designed a conservation educational module, with...

2008-08-27 15:00:43

HINCKLEY - Good Will Home Association has been awarded a $9,804 environmental education grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program will use the fund to teach children in kindergarten through the fifth grade and their families about Maine's natural habitats, wildlife diversity and environmental stewardship. The 12-week after school sessions and the Saturday family exploration sessions will address environmental issues created by road salt, rubbish, and invasive plants and...

2008-08-22 03:00:15

By Sheppard, Paul R Hallman, Christine L; Towner, Ronald H ABSTRACT Environmental History of the Southwest is a general science education course at the University of Arizona with an emphasis on human-environment interaction of the past and an objective of preparing non-science majors to understand and critically evaluate contemporary environmental issues. The American Southwest is well suited for such a course, as it is rich in many data sets of paleoenvironmental reconstruction techniques...

2008-08-19 03:00:24

By Coopwood, Ted Editor's note: As part of our effort to highlight innovative approaches to improving the environment and the health of communities, the Journal is featuring a bimonthly column from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (U.S. EPA's) new Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. Since the CARE program is designed to work with and support community-based efforts to understand and address local environmental health concerns, we think this column will be of...

2008-08-19 03:00:23

By Roof, Karen Sutherland, Susan Introduction In 2004, Delaware County, Ohio, was the fastest growing county in Ohio and the eleventh fastest growing county in the nation. Even with a 71.4% increase in business establishments, less than 40% of Delaware County residents both live and work in the county The population increased 30% from April 2000 to July 2004, when it reached 142,503. Delaware County, about 25 miles north of Columbus, has experienced challenges from rapid infrastructure...

2008-08-13 09:00:33

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Chuck Ardo of the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor, +1-717-783-1116, or Susan Rickens (DEP), +1-717-787-1323 Announces $478,000 to 78 Organizationsto Stimulate Life-Long Learning HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--With environmental issues gaining a greater share of the publics attention,Governor Edward G. Rendell today said the commonwealth is supporting educational efforts to ensure that present and future generations of Pennsylvanians...

2008-07-18 03:00:27

By Maro, Paul S Introduction The term 'environment' commands a very broad meaning. It refers to the physical and biological systems that provide our basic life support, and that contribute to our psychological well-being. It incorporates air, water, land, plant and animal life including human life, the social, economic, cultural, recreational and aesthetic conditions, buildings, technologies, and the direct and indirect impacts of human activities. Generally, 'policy' may be thought of as...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.