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Climate Change

Sea level rise: Coastal floods could inundate LA, Seattle and Vancouver by 2030

Rising sea levels means higher waves and tides, which adds up to much more frequent flooding.<p>The risk of coastal floods is set to double by …

Dams Significantly Impact Global Carbon Cycle, New Study Finds

There are an estimated 84,000 dams in the U.S., blocking more than 17 percent of rivers in the nation. Dams are interrupting wildlife habitats, …

Climate Change

Trump axed a rule that would help protect coastal properties like Mar-a-Lago from flooding

President Donald Trump has called climate change a “hoax” and a very expensive “tax” on American businesses that make the United States less competitive. In June, he announced that it was in the best interest of the country to withdraw from the Paris climate accord drawing on several bogus …

Sea level as a metronome of Earth's history

Sedimentary layers contain stratigraphic cycles and patterns that precisely reveal the succession of climatic and tectonic conditions that have …

Sea Level

Decoding Antarctica's response to a warming world

<b>A tangle of tubes, cables, and actuators - Mebo looks as though it could morph at any moment into one of those Transformer robots from the movies.</b><p>This was the seventh different ship from which MeBo has been deployed<p>The 10-tonne machine is in fact a seabed drilling system, and a very sophisticated …

Antarctica

Will Your Summer Be Uncomfortably Hot?

It’s hot. It’s been hot. It’s going to be hot.<p>The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration just released its 2017 summer temperature outlook for …

Climate Change

Rising sea levels could mean twice as much flood risk in Los Angeles and other coastal cities

The effects of rising oceans on coastal flooding may be even worse than we thought. Scientists have found that a mere 10 to 20 centimeters of sea-level rise — which is expected by 2050 — will more than double the frequency of serious flooding events in many parts of the globe, including along the …

Climate change may bring more extreme heat, ozone pollution days to the Southeast, researchers say

Global climate change may produce an environment in the southeastern United States that could foster dangerous extreme heat events, more high-ozone …

Climate Change

Health Officials Are Warning This Tick Season Could Be the Worst Yet

“This year, there are worse ticks than many of us have ever seen in our lives,” says Janet Foley, an epidemiologist at the University of California …

Disease

American Trees Have Started Migrating West, And No One Knows Why

Climate change alone can't explain this.<p>Over the past 30 years, three-quarters of eastern US tree species have been shifting to the west, and at an …

Ecology

Here's Where the Summer Heat Should Be the Worst This Year

Get your air conditioner ready.<p>It's going to be a scorcher: For most of the country, chances are the weather will be hotter than normal this summer. According to a forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the East Coast, much of the Gulf Coast, Hawaii, and parts of the …

American Trees are Shifting West

The United States has a long, fraught history of westward movement. But what happens when the movers are not people, but plants?<p>Now, reports Robinson …

Antarctica Is Turning Green, as Climate Change Pushes It Back in Geologic Time

This isn't good.<p>Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent's northern peninsula, providing …

Climate Change

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change<p>It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. …

Global Warming

Students as Teachers

Two of my recently graduated high school seniors, now college freshman, arrive at my classroom at 7:15 a.m. every Friday morning. As I unlock my …

Google Classroom is hoping the new year will be the best one yet for teachers and students

Your grade school teachers may have told you to put away your smartphones and stow your laptops in class, but in 2017? In 2017, the classroom is …

Education Technology
Education Technology

100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

If you experienced none of these scenarios, then you live in a world of possibility because you grew up with the many social media tools available to …

5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

What Research Says<p>This leads me to educational researcher John Hattie, who wrote <i>Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning</i>. Through …

Pedagogy

How Google Chromebooks conquered schools

The Google Chromebook, a type of stripped-down laptop, isn't a practical mobile device for many people — mostly because it basically turns into an expensive paperweight whenever it can't find a Wi-Fi connection.<p>Yet Chromebooks have defied expectations and made major inroads in an unexpected …

Education, Teaching & Tech on Flipboard

By Vicki Davis | Education, technology and teaching news for busy people who want to be in the know. Curated By @coolcatteacher<p>5 Ways to Bring …

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES on Flipboard

By Michael J. Fimian | Strategies abound! Next time you're thinking of what students should be able to do to demonstrate good performance -- and what …

Pedagogy

20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning | Emerging Education Technologies

Comic Strips and Cartooning can be a Fun Way for Students to Explore Learning Topics<p>There are so many good free tools for creating comics and …

A few tips to improve your mood during the winter months

If you’re feeling as though you might be less productive during the winter season, it may not be a coincidence.<p>According to one nutritionist, the …

How to Eat Right to Power Up Your Weight Loss Hormones

Eat properly and you can increase metabolism, energy, mood and your brain power.<p><i>Adapted from The Hormone Boost</i><p>Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it's about feeling great, having more energy, …

Nutrition

Memory slipping? You might be eating too much sugar

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What does sugar do to our brains?</i> <i>Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center.</i><p>We all know what sugar does to our waistlines. New studies show its impact on the brain—and it’s not good.<p>As it …

Diabetes

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A Harvard Study Reveals the Secret to Success in 2017

Looking to become your best self in 2017? The solution might be more obvious than you think. A recent Harvard study that examined 75 years worth of …