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Environmental studies

Our tryst with environmental education is as old as our scriptures. The first major step to weave such a system of learning into the fabric of our educational curriculum was undertaken by Mahatma Gandhi through his seminal scheme of nai talim or 'new education' in 1937.


Related Topix: Mahatma Gandhi, Science

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Researchers working to improve tidal creek water quality with rain gardens

Years and years of development have affected some natural habitats in southeast North Carolina, including sacred watersheds.


Related Topix: Science, Wilmington, NC, Home Gardening, Home, New Hanover County, NC, North Carolina State University

Daily Kos

Don't be fooled by pause in global warming caused by 30 year cycle in ocean currents warn scientists

An apparent slowdown in global warming caused by a 30 year ocean cycle could lull people into a misperception that global warming has paused when it has not, reports Math McGrath of the BBC.


Related Topix: Science, University of Washington

Leinster Leader

Water quality issues for Kildare's sources

ALMOST three quarters of Kildare's water supplies are at good or high status but some need improvement the most up to date progess report on water management plans show.


Related Topix: Science

Dorset beach now passing water quality assessments

It comes after the EA issued a warning in May that water at Church Cliff beach in Lyme Regis was deemed 'severely at risk' of failing the standards.


Related Topix: Science, Devon County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Brandon Sun

B.C. mining boom, recent tailings pond bust prompt environmental fears in Alaska

Heather Hardcastle has spent her life fishing for salmon at the mouth of the Taku River, which starts in a remote corner of northwestern British Columbia before dumping into the ocean near her home in Juneau, Alaska.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Juneau, AK, Boat Disaster, Science

Nashoba Publishing Online

Healey touting casino opposition ahead of debate

Ahead of her next debate with Democratic attorney general candidate Warren Tolman, former state prosecutor Maura Healey plans to visit with anti-casino activists in West Springfield to highlight one of the key differences between the primary foes.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, West Springfield, MA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science

Cambridge Evening News

Fish sightings in Stour Brook two weeks after sewage pollution wipes out thousands

A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency has confirmed that the water quality returned to normal "fairly quickly" after a problem at the Anglian Water Recycling Centre in Haverhill around August 5. This led to sewage entering the brook.


Related Topix: Science

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Vail Daily News

Water in the West: Will Front Range growth trump river health?

Dominique Taylor/Dominique Taylor Photography John Collins from Denver gets a bite while fly fishing on the Eagle River in Edwards.


Related Topix: Colorado, Edwards, CO, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Southland Times

No more rules please, say farmers

They want Environment Southland to establish best-practice guidelines around hill and high country development instead of enforcing rules on them.

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Related Topix: Science

PCBs consumer products: Despite ban, dangerous chemicals still in items

Additional testing has revealed several more areas at Wethersfield High School with elevated PCBs, but no air or surface contamination.


Related Topix: Science, Ecology, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Centre Sets Three-Year Target to Rejuvenate Ganga

With the Narendra Modi Government according top priority to cleaning River Ganga, the Centre has set a target of three years to rejuvenate the polluted holy river.


Related Topix: Science

Declining Relative Humidity Is Defying Global Warming Models

I am senior fellow for environment policy at the Heartland Institute and managing editor of Environment & Climate News.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Science, Activism, Dartmouth College, Syracuse University

Science Daily

Neither too hot nor too cold: Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

The ancestors of today's crocodiles colonized the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity and the evolution of sea temperature over a period of more than 140 million years.


Related Topix: France, World News,

Judge dismisses pollution suit targeting Moorestown plant

A federal judge in Camden has dismissed a lawsuit in which two Moorestown couples alleged that their families were exposed to health risks and a loss of property value because of underground contamination caused by a toxic chemical spill at a plant now owned by Lockheed Martin.


Related Topix: Science, Moorestown, NJ, Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Water Online

Water Environment Federation Releases Three New Publications

The Water Environment Federation announces an important addition to its diverse resource library with the release of three new publications.


Related Topix: Science, Weather

Palm Beach Post

Catching heat on environmental record, Scott listens on global warming

Gov. Rick Scott sought Tuesday to cool some of the rising political heat he is drawing for downplaying the impact of climate change by meeting with a handful of Florida environmental scientists at his Capitol office.


Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Science, Eckerd College, Charlie Crist

The New Zealand Herald

Mega Aussie solar project falls on global warming doubts

Komekurayama Solar Power Plant is a 10-megawatt photovoltaic power station in Japan.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Science, Australia, Oceania, World News, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Baltimore Sun

UM study warns of health impacts from fracking

A University of Maryland study warns that without adequate safeguards, drilling for natural gas using hydraulic fracturing could harm the health of residents, workers and communities in Western Maryland.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, Maryland, Science, Garrett County, MD, Allegany County, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

Triple Pundit

China, The Nature Conservancy Work to Curb Pollution

China produces the most greenhouse gases in the world. But the country, in conjunction with the Nature Conservancy , is working to curb the causes and effects of climate change .


Related Topix: Science, Nature Conservancy, Charitable Organizations