Posts Tagged ‘ climate change ’

School’s In By Julie Salzman

Oct 29th, 2013 | By
School’s In By Julie Salzman

Summer has passed and I hope every student enjoyed their well-deserved time off.   Back-to-school campaigns are on the TV and invaded many magazines and newspapers.  So whether you are the student who hasn’t emptied out their backpack from the prior year or you are the student who likes to do your school shopping early, please
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Youth from Garissa County gets honored as Tree Ambassador

Oct 1st, 2013 | By
Youth from Garissa County gets honored as Tree Ambassador

Meet Abdikadir Aden, also known as Mr.Environment from Garissa. The 25 year old youth is a great inspiration, especially to youth in this country and
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Teenagers Launch International Campaign to Save Antarctica by Leah Davidson

May 29th, 2013 | By
Teenagers Launch International Campaign to Save Antarctica by Leah Davidson

In December 2011, then 17-year-old Leah Davidson from Sherbrooke, Quebec received a Leacross Foundation scholarship to participate in an educational expedition with the award-winning nonprofit
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Animals, Plants, Animals by Brianna Moore

May 15th, 2013 | By
Animals, Plants, Animals by Brianna Moore

“There is no doubt that the tropical rainforests of the world are in danger. Every hour approximately six species of life in our tropical rainforests are destroyed. Experts agree that the number one cause of extinction in the tropical rainforest is due to the destruction of the tropical   environment.” – Jason Albright Every day, more and more
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Heavy Floods Displace Many in Garissa and Tana River Districts, Kenya by Abdikadir Aden

May 2nd, 2013 | By
Heavy Floods Displace Many in Garissa and Tana River Districts, Kenya by Abdikadir Aden

All over the news, from radios to the internet to mobile updates, climate change and its anticipated impacts are all you hear. Though much of the
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Global Warming by Brianna Moore

Apr 25th, 2013 | By
Global Warming by Brianna Moore

Global Warming is the increase in the average temperature of the atmosphere, oceans, and landmasses of Earth. The reasons for the increase in atmospheric temperature are the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas which release carbon dioxide and other substances known as “greenhouse gases” into the atmosphere. This release saturates
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Go Zero Waste This Summer! by Harnoor Gill

Apr 18th, 2013 | By
Go Zero Waste This Summer! by Harnoor Gill

Zero waste can be viewed as direct action against global climate change, habitat destruction and over consumption. Did you know that an average Ontarian in Canada produces approximately 385 kilograms (nearly 849 pounds) of waste per year? In this article, you will explore the depths of Zero Waste, the benefits of keeping stuff out of the
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Earth Day – April 22, 2013

Apr 16th, 2013 | By
Earth Day – April 22, 2013

Please visit: http://www.earthday.org/2013/about.html  to learn how you can contribute to Earth Day 2013!   Earth Day flyer made by Volunteer Youth Blogger Brianna Moore. 



Biodiversity by Pavan Gowda

Apr 4th, 2013 | By
Biodiversity by Pavan Gowda

Author Pavan Gowda (left) at INBIO, National Biodiversity Institute, in Costa Rica. (Photo credit: P. Gowda) Biodiversity is a variety of living things that make up an ecosystem. Biodiversity keeps everything in an ecosystem balanced, and helps make sure that no one species over populates the area. For example, if there is a huge decrease
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Canadian Tar Sands by Abbie Barnes

Mar 26th, 2013 | By
Canadian Tar Sands by Abbie Barnes

Oil plays a key role in supporting modern-day life. As examples, it is used in plastics, as a fuel, for heating, and as a fertilizer;
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Economics and Environmental Policies by Pavan Gowda

Dec 17th, 2012 | By
Economics and Environmental Policies by Pavan Gowda

Every day in the news, I hear how the environmental policies are hindering our economic growth.   I then became curious and wanted to understand how something so good, like taking care of the planet, can actually have a negative effect on us. So I studied about the economy over the summer, but I still could
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Climate Change (I’m back….)

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By
Climate Change (I’m back….)

After a brief period of technical difficulties, I am back in action! My last few blog posts were on the subject of biodiversity, but now I’m going to turn to something new and even more exciting…. climate change. I’ve been taking a class in the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology department at my university on climate models, and
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Corals in Peril

Nov 20th, 2010 | By
Corals in Peril

New research says acidification is bad news for corals.