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Courses on the sustainable development goals

By | September 21st, 2017|Blog|

The Human Rights Careers website has details of [massive on-line, open] courses in relation to each of the 17 sustainable development goals.  It says: The SDGs are 17 goals with a total of 169 targets among them, most of which are meant to be achieved by 2030.  These goals strive to work towards sustainable economic, social, [...]

Girls’ Education and Climate Change

By | September 19th, 2017|Blog|

One of the first girls to be supported by the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), Fiona Mashing is now a lawyer and was the founder of Camfed’s CAMA alumnae network.  Here is a blog she wrote for the Huffington Post about the importance of educating girls and how this will influence our impact on climate. This [...]

Pete Cooper Wildlife

By | September 15th, 2017|Blog|

Pete Cooper is a 23 year old naturalist who's been "obsessed with wildlife since childhood and now heading out into a career in wildlife conservation."  His key specialist areas and interests are in mammal and herptofauna ecology, captive breeding, reintroductions and ecological restoration, and the nature of conservation conflicts.  He's also a keen nature writer and blogger. His [...]

Natural History Wanderings

By | September 12th, 2017|Blog|

Natural History Wanderings is a US blog created by Sandy Steinman to share natural history explorations, especially wildflower travels and photos.   The main emphasis is to share experiences.  Recent posts include: California’s Forests Continue To Die After Years Of Drought  Interior Secretary Proposes Shrinking Four National Monuments  Mt. Rainier Wildflowers 8/24/17 Why Wildlife Corridors Are Important How To Talk [...]

Nature’s Web of Life

By | September 7th, 2017|Blog|

This is a link to the Nature's Web of Life blog.  There are posts on: CONSERVATION ISSUES – for example, What Is Our Excuse ??? Conservation Ethics - Guiding A Reluctant Human Race There Is No Reason To Kill Predators Ecological Literacy - The Path To Human Survival ENGAGING NATURE – for example, The Serene, The Pristine, [...]

Rain Theory and Fact

By | September 5th, 2017|Blog|

Recently, Houston's Cedar Bayou suburb had 52 inches of rain in less that a week, courtesy of Tropical Storm Harvey; a new record for the US mainland.  Meanwhile, a hemisphere away, and much less reported, more than 1,000 people died in this year’s monsoon with almost 700,000 homes destroyed in Bangladesh. As the Times reminded us  (and chemists everywhere [...]

Teaching for a better world

By | August 31st, 2017|Blog|

Here is a link to David Hick's blog – Teaching for a Better World: learning for sustainability, and this is the link to his latest posting on sustainable schools.  This begins: A sustainable future The notion of 'sustainability' emerged in the 1980s and has become the key concept for exploring the impact of human activity on [...]

Varied, Valuable but Vulnerable

By | August 29th, 2017|Blog|

For several years in newsletters and other publicity our local Cumbria association has used the strapline: Varied, valuable but vulnerable. So much change is underway both nationally and locally at the moment with many important decisions to be made that the implications for the many special areas of the UK risk being ignored.  Last Saturday I [...]

What Sir David said in Edinburgh

By | August 25th, 2017|Blog|

Here are a few of the remarks that Sir David Attenborough made at the Edinburgh International Television Festival yesterday. "I spend a lot of time wringing my hands and saying how dreadful it is that this forest has been obliterated and that sea has been polluted and whatever. But there are signs of hope." "I have [...]

Nothing exists in isolation

By | August 22nd, 2017|Blog|

A Web of Life blog on our interconnectivity by William Graham begins like this: Nothing exists solely on its own. From the most minuscule atomic particle to the grandest galaxies, the past, the present, and the future of every animate and inanimate being in our universe, including human beings, is defined by its interconnection to everything [...]