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Alaska’s Volcano Cools Down, While a Chilean One Heats Up

Author: Erik Klemetti. Erik Klemetti Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.29.16.<p>Time of Publication: 1:21 pm. 1:21 pm<p>The eruption that started Sunday at …

12 eerie images of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, developed waterfronts, skyscrapers, and even public art. Everything, that is, except one major factor: people.<p>These mysterious — and almost completely …

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016

<b>Listen to the podcast:</b><p><b>About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech.</b> Over the last month, I have been updating it for …

Education Technology

Google Cardboard – Google VR

Get the Google Cardboard app<p>Start your VR journey with the official Cardboard app.<br>Available for Android and iOS.<p>Get it<p>Google Cardboard<p>Experience …

3tags.org

‘Yucky pollution,’ says my daughter, as Delhi chokes

It is a very ordinary weekday morning. I am taking my children to school, a 10-minute journey if the traffic is good, double that if it is not. A very normal checklist: sports kit, spare jumper and, of course, face mask.<p>It is eight o’clock, the worst time of the day for pollution. Through the …

Pollution

Chikungunya is on the move

A crippling virus has slipped its bonds in Africa and Asia and is invading whole new continents faster than people can learn to pronounce its name. …

India introduces car ban to battle Delhi smog

Indian capital kicks off sweeping plan to reduce its record-high air pollution by limiting the numbers of cars on the streets for two weeks<p>More than a million private cars were banned from the streets of India’s capital New Delhi on Friday, as part of a drastic plan to reduce smog in the world’s …

20 More iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography & Earth Science

This is a follow up post to one I wrote almost two years ago titled 48 iPad Apps For Teaching & Learning Geography and Earth Science. All of the apps …

iPad Apps

Carbon Clock shows 'real-time' increase in atmospheric CO2

Those who want to raise awareness about the federal government's debt in the U.S. have long used the concept of a "debt clock", showing a …

Climate Change

Where will the climate refugees go? | Poverty & Development

<b>New York, US -</b> No one can be sure just how many people will be displaced by climate change by the middle of this century. In fact, the estimates vary widely, with some putting the number at 25 million and others suggesting it could hit the one billion mark.<p>What is clear, however, is that cementing …

Climate Change

El Niño Impacts: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly | California Academy of Sciences

Chinese buy up bottles of fresh air from Canada

Canadian company which started out bottling Rocky Mountains air as a joke has seen its product fly off the shelves in pollution-hit China, with first shipment selling out in four days<p>A Canadian start-up company bottling fresh air from the Rocky Mountains has seen sales to China soar because of …

How El Niño Made the Pacific a Hurricane Hotbed in 2015

A record-breaking number of furious storms rocked the Pacific Ocean during the 2015 hurricane season, while the Atlantic Ocean stayed relatively …

Massive El Niño sweeping globe is now the biggest ever recorded

The current extreme El Niño is now the strongest ever recorded, smashing the previous record from 1997-8. Already wreaking havoc on weather around …

The Bizarre Reason Earth's Rotation Will Slow Down This Century

If you’ve had your fill of depressing predictions for the future, here’s one that is both fascinating and as innocuous as they come: as ice caps …

What Recruitment Crisis?

Is there really a recruitment crisis? Are the government aware of the real picture on the ground? The DfE collect

Recruitment

An Apple for teacher: how tablets are changing education

"If you're writing poetry, write it. Don't type it in just because you can."<p>The classroom is changing, as new technologies dramatically alter the …

Teacher's honest resignation letter is blowing up Facebook

If you haven't seen this teacher's resignation letter then hang on, because things go from zero to 60 <i>real</i> fast. Wendy Bradshaw was a teacher with the …

Education: A powerful response to climate change

<i>By Colin Bangay, the senior education adviser for the UK government’s Department for International Development in India; the views expressed do not</i> …

Climate

The Paris Climate Talks are doomed to failure

The basic reason is that the unequal distribution of carbon emissions is not even on its agenda. The historical responsibility of the West is not on the table, nor is a method of national carbon accounting that looks at how the emissions a country consumes rather than produces.<p>Instead, what is on …

What to Know About the Paris Climate Change Conference

More than 100 heads of government and 40,000 other attendees are meeting on Nov. 30 for the launch of the two-week United Nations conference on …

What needs fixing isn’t teacher education programs – it’s poverty

Alarmist concerns about public schooling have been expressed for over a century. While not entirely new, we are witnessing now the bull’s-eye of …

19 impossibly detailed views of Earth from space at night

Nothing makes me feel more connected to the rest of the human race than seeing the Earth from space at night.<p>National borders vanish, and rivers of light unite our towns and cities into a single glowing tapestry.<p>Just look at this incredible view of Europe, sparkling with artificial light:<p>Er, wait a …

How we should be funding public schools in the 21st century

Funding for public schools is based on a wholly inequitable, unfair, last-century system that rewards wealthy communities and punishes schools in …

Geography just keeps getting more popular – so what's the subject's secret?

As geography teachers return to school they will see their subject continuing to expand at all stages of education. For the fifth year running, GCSE …

Geography

British government proposes major higher education reform package

The British government signalled its intention last week to undertake a major shake-up of higher education starting in 2016. An official consultation …

Higher Education

How we could reform assessment and certification

[Originally published on stuckwithphysics.co.uk on 5th November 2015] In my recent post ‘Why we need to reform assessment‘, I outlined a number of …

Higher Education