November 2008 Archives

State of the World Population 2008

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  • State of the World Population 2008: Reaching common ground: culture, gender and human rights - < The source of the report is the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). It coincides with this year’s 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is available on the web or as a PDF (2.5 MB).

Source: [DocuTicker] Newsletter No.60

Global Change Education Program, Dept. of Energy

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) sponsors the Global Change Education Program (GCEP) to promote undergraduate and graduate education and training in support of the Department’s global change research activities. Global change research encompasses a number of technical areas, including atmospheric sciences, ecology, global carbon cycles, climate, and terrestrial processes. GCEP has two components:

· Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

· Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships (GREF).

SURE appointments are competitive, require U.S. Citizenship, and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (4.0 system). In addition, GREF requires applicants to have successfully completed at least one year of graduate school.

For further information:

· Visit the website,

· Contact Jeffrey Gaffney at, Nancy Marley at, or Milton J. Constantin at

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers the GCEP for the Department of Energy. ORISE is managed under contract by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

Milton J. Constantin

Program Manager

865/576-7009 (T)

865/241-9445 (F)

From an email from: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Al Gore on Climate, Energy & the Economy

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The Climate for Change , By AL GORE: “How we can save the economy and the earth at the same time.”

An OpEd piece from the Nov. 9th, New York Times.

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