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Lessons from Climate Change: Past & PresentLast Updated on 2013-01-09 00:00:00
Join broadcaster, distinguished conservation biologist and author Dr Reese Halter as he discusses environmental wins from 2012. In order to fully appreciate the speed of climate change today Dr Reese will draw upon climate examples from the past. Colleges & Universities, Cities & Towns and Corporate America are helping to reduce our water and carbon footprints -- good news abounds !
The presentaton will include a review of the 12 Blue Community Strategies developed in collaboration with Walt Disney World for protecting our coastal habitat and marine environments. This will include showing some of the videos Dr Halter narrated in a collaborative production of the USF Patel Collebe of Global Sustainability, Walt Disney World® Animal, Science, & Environment team, and the International Ocean Institute Waves of Change Blue Community initiative.
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Global Healing receives URI Environmental GrantLast Updated on 2012-09-25 21:46:31
September 21, 2012, 1:19 PM
Environmental Satellite Cooperation Circle Announces 2012 Environmental Seed Grant Awards
In the spirit of "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Environment," the theme of this year's United Nations International Day of Peace, the Environmental Satellite Cooperation Circle announced the recipients of the 2012 Environmental Seed Grants on this year's Peace Day, Sept. 21.
The Environmental Satellite CC is one of the United Religions Initiative's 550 member Cooperation Circles located around the world. The Environmental Seed Grants, now in their second year, are made possible through a gift from a California philanthropist committed to environmental protection and... More »
UN to investigate plight of US Native Americans for first timeLast Updated on 2012-04-23 00:00:00
The UN human rights inquiry will focus on the living conditions of the 2.7 million Native Americans living in the US.
The UN is to conduct an investigation into the plight of US Native Americans, the first such mission in its history.
The human rights inquiry led by James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on indigenous peoples, is scheduled to begin on Monday.
Many of the country's estimated 2.7 million Native Americans live in federally recognised tribal areas which are plagued with unemployment, alcoholism, high suicide rates, incest and other social problems.
The UN mission is potentially contentious, with some US conservatives likely to object to international interference in domestic matters. Since being appointed as rapporteur in 2008, Anaya has focused on natives of Central and South America.
A UN statement said: "This will be the first mission... More »
The Autism Epidemic and Disappearing Bees: A Common Denominator?Last Updated on 2012-04-21 00:00:00
On a recent front page of The Salt Lake Tribune, a frightening, oversized headline read, "Highest rate in the nation, 1 in 32 Utah boys has autism." Less well publicized, another national story ran the same day: "New pesticides linked to bee population collapse." If you eat food and hope to do so a few years from now, this should be equally frightening. A common denominator may underlie both stories.
A recent Stanford University study, examining 192 pairs of twins, where one twin was autistic and one was not, found that genetics account for 38 percent of the risk of autism and environmental factors account for 62 percent.(1)
Suggesting an environmental and genetic tag team are other studies showing mothers of autistic children and autistic children themselves have a high rate of a genetic deficiency in the production of glutathione, an antioxidant and the... More »
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