Ann Taft

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Ecosystem Sues Over Fracking

By Melissa Troutman, www.publicherald.org<p>| Resist!<p>Pennsylvania Ecosystem Fights Corporation For Rights In Landmark Fracking Lawsuit<p><i>Grant Township</i> …

Activism

DIY Garden Walkway Projects Inspiration For This Spring

Spring is coming fast and all of our gardens need work done. Old plant must be cut and replaced, paths redone. But its a celebration of joy, sun and …

NASA Launches Revolutionary Earth Science Satellite Measuring Soil Moisture Cycle

NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory, on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, is seen after the mobile service tower was …

Our Favorite Photos of the Food We Eat, From Plow to Plate

From sugarcane farmers in Mozambique to fishermen on the Philippines's Sulu Sea, here's a collection of some of the best photographs from our Future of Food series.

Agriculture

Defining the future of agriculture

Achieving food and nutrition security today and for a world population that will number more than 9 billion and be 70% urbanised by 2050 is a key …

Agriculture

Unsupervised outdoor play is good for kids’ health, Canadian study says

A new Canadian study suggests there could be added health benefits for kids who play outdoors on their own or with their friends.<p>Researchers analyzed data from a survey of more than 1,000 parents of Grade 5 and 6 students at 16 public schools across Toronto.<p>Kids had to wear an activity measurement …

7 historical figures who wrestled with depression (and how they eased their suffering)

<b>Abraham Lincoln (AP/Alexander Gardner)</b><p>Abraham Lincoln liked to tell jokes and funny stories, while Franz Kafka relied on a rigorous exercise routine<p>Bruce Levine<p>January 21, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>What did Abraham Lincoln, Georgia O’Keeffe, William James, …

Building a Better School Day

A new report focuses on how schools are using federal incentives to add more learning time.<p>In a union vote Wednesday, Boston teachers approved the school district’s plan to add 40 minutes to each instructional day for kids in grades kindergarten through eight at more than 50 campuses. It's a move …

School Administration

Why so many teachers feel so bad so much of the time

It’s no secret that most teachers today feel demoralized — poll after survey tells us so, and it’s no wonder, given that they feel school reformers have put targets on their backs with teacher evaluation systems they feel are unfair and support for programs that they believe belittle their …

Teaching

Obama's crackdown on methane emissions is a really big deal

Yes, bisexuality is real

Bisexuals are more visible than ever, yet the harmful stereotypes persist. Heterosexism only tells half the story<p>In the new film <i>Appropriate Behavior</i>, bisexual protagonist Shirin—played by writer/director Desiree Akhavan—has a conversation with her brother about her romantic life that goes like this:<p>…

Camping Wind Turbine

Homemade Pontoon Boat<p>Homemade Roof Rack With Accessories<p>Hatchet Restoring (Viking-ish)<p>Rockets Class<p>does anyone know if the measurements given are for …

Micro Solar Power System

Introduction: Micro Solar Power System<p>First Prize in the<br>Green Tech Contest<p>View Contest<p>The best way to learn about renewable energy and solar power is …

Awesome Visual Featuring The 6 Types of Technology Integrators

January 18, 2015<br>Here is an interesting visual that has been making rounds online.The Pencil Metaphor outlines 6 types of how people react to …

6 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

January 17, 2015<br>Below is a collection of some useful educational web tools we have recently discovered through feeds in our social media network and …

Citizen Farmers: A Visit to Cape Town’s Oranjezicht City Farm

Table Mountain’s rocky northern face rears above the neat vegetable beds and cobbled paths of a young urban farm that lies on a rare flat among the …

Cape Town

White House Takes Aim at Methane Emissions: 3 Key Takeaways

World’s largest natural gas producer aims to cut emissions of potent greenhouse gas from oil and gas sites.<p>Tackling a huge climate issue, the Obama administration Wednesday announced long-awaited measures to slash U.S. emissions of methane—a potent greenhouse gas—from the oil and gas industry. …

Oil & Gas Industry

Banning Styrofoam, Managing Our Waste, and Promoting Sustainability

New York City, following the lead of San Francisco and Portland, has banned styrofoam containers in an effort to change the nature of its waste stream, as the type of styrofoam being banned cannot be recycled. The ban will result in the use of substitute forms of packaging--probably more expensive …

Mind-Blowing Science Fiction And Fantasy Books To Watch Out For In 2015

You'd better invest in a pocket dimension if you want to keep up with all the great reads that are coming your way in 2015. Including Alastair …

19 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes You Need In Your Life

You can cook just about anything in a Crock Pot. Slow cookers can whip up something appropriate for any type of meal: think meaty stews and savory sides, fiber-packed oatmeals and breakfasts that are prepared overnight and even chocolatey baked goods and thick Greek yogurt.<p>Yep, it's a pretty …

The Garden Bags

The garden in the bag is an idea to cultivate an orchard of over 30 plants in a small space and save water. You can find a place on the terrace of an …

Is depression a kind of allergic reaction?

<i>A growing number of scientists are suggesting that depression is a result of inflammation caused by the body’s immune system</i><p>Barely a week goes by …