Jeremey Wilder

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A Collection of Some of The Best Chromebook Apps for Teachers

August, 2015<br>One the occasion of the start of a new school year, <i>Educational Technology and Mobile Learning</i> is working on a series of posts aiming at …

New Cyanotoxins Surface in Polar Region

|July 24th, 2015<p><i>This year’s Climate and Society class is out in the field (or lab or office) completing a summer internship or thesis. They’ll be</i> …

Why the World's Biggest Hydroelectric Dam Is Still an Environmental Disaster

It's worth wondering if Three Gorges Dam can ever really be a net positive.<p>Its construction displaced 1.24 million people, flooded hundreds of ancient archeology sites, and could be filtering out sediment to the detriment of people downriver, but the Three Gorges Dam's upside is finally showing up: …

Tailings Ponds are the Biggest Environmental Disaster You've Never Heard Of | VICE News

<i>This article originally appeared on VICE.</i><p>The scale is hard to imagine: gray sludge, several feet deep, gushing with the force of a fire hose through streams and forest—coating everything in its path with ashy gunk. What happened on Monday might have been one of North America’s worst environmental …

The Future of Food Preservation

From the farm to the dinner plate, here's where food gets lost.<p><b>Every year,</b> the planet loses nearly a third of its food—a staggering 1.4 billion tons. That’s according to a 2011 United Nations study that assessed food networks in 152 countries. The researchers’ results reveal where in the …

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Leaked World Bank lending policies 'environmentally disastrous'

Radical plans by the World Bank to relax the conditions on which it lends up to $50bn (£29bn) a year to developing countries have been condemned as potentially disastrous for the environment and likely to weaken protection of indigenous peoples and the poor.<p>A leaked draft of the bank's proposed new …

DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this …

Aquaponics

A New Wind Turbine Generates Back The Energy It Takes To Build It In Just 6 Months

A new study finds that wind turbines have an energy payback of 6 months, which is comparable to the best solar photovoltaic systems. In other words, …

Tailings Ponds Are the Biggest Environmental Disaster You've Never Heard Of

Last Monday, a "tailings pond" dam holding waste from the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in British Columbia broke, spilling billions of gallons of toxic sludge out into pristine lakes and streams. Environmentalists say these dams are disasters in...<p><i>Toxic sludge spilling through a forest.</i> …

Pollution

New Research Reveals "Extreme" Levels of Monsanto's Roundup are in Food and Animal Feed

A new study, soon to be published in the June issue of <i>Food Technology</i> shows that extremely high levels of glyphosate—the active weed-killing chemical …

New Energy Frontier: Drilling Into Coal for Gas

Underground coal gasification proposals ignite debate, from Wales to Wyoming.<p><b>With their sights on stores of low-grade coal beneath the coasts of England, the ranches of Wyoming, and the fields of Inner Mongolia, entrepreneurs around the world are touting the promise of yet another "unconventional"</b> …

The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

Why hasn't fish farming taken off in the U.S.?<p>It's certainly not for lack of demand for the fish. Slowly but surely, seafood that's grown in aquaculture is taking over the seafood section at your supermarket, and the vast majority is imported.<p>The shrimp and tilapia typically come from warm-water …

Conservation news - Environmental science and conservation news

by Mongabay.com 15 June 2018<p>Among the top articles from our Spanish language service, Mongabay Latam, for the week of June 4 - 10 was one about a …

Five Examples of Successful Urban Agriculture Done Differently Around the World

<i>On Wednesday, the Landscapes Blog focused on the right to food in honor of World Food Day and Blog Action Day. While hunger, nutrition, and food</i> …

Air pollution causes cancer - WHO

<b>Pollutants in the air we breathe have been classed as a leading environmental cause of cancer by the World Health Organization.</b><p>It said the evidence was clear they cause lung cancer.<p>Sources of pollution include car exhausts, power stations, emissions from agriculture and industry - as well as …

April 2014

The New Spring, Brought To You By Climate Change, In Five Charts

How climate change has shifted spring’s emergence<p>As the planet warms, the temperatures that trigger spring arrive earlier. But not everything’s adjusting on the same schedule. Flowers open before their insect pollinators come out, and birds return from migration too late to find their usual bug …

In California, Demand for Groundwater Causing Huge Swaths of Land to Sink

As growers pump subterranean water, farmlands fall to new lows.<p>Extensive groundwater pumping is causing a huge swath of central California to sink, in some spots at an alarming rate, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.<p><b>With California in the throes of a major drought and demand for groundwater</b> …

Rare Alaska wolf may get Endangered Species Act protection

Federal authorities announced Friday that the geographically isolated Alexander Archipelago wolf of southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest may need protection under the Endangered Species Act to survive the impact of logging, hunting and trapping in its old-growth habitat.<p>Populations of the …

Watch DamNation Online

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the …